Archeological evidence suggests that Keilor was one of the first areas in Australia to be inhabited, over 40,000 years ago by the Wurundjeri Aborigines. Fast forward to today and the town is still just as unique and interesting – with signs of its long history scattered throughout.
In fact, in recent times Melburnians have started flocking here to take advantage of the enviable country town lifestyle on offer. With that in mind, what's life really like in Keilor?
A country town, just out of town
Craig Teal, the director of the Brad Teal office in the area, recently described Keilor as a country town that's just 18km away from the centre of Melbourne city. It's got all the charm of a far flung rural village, without the long commutes.
When asked about the lifestyle in Keilor locals always mention the safe streets, the community feel and the walkability of the place. Families with kids can stroll or cycle into town any time of day without a worry in the world, and once there, they often find more than expected.
A quaint selection of shops clusters around the main street, and is always bustling with locals. The Village Pizzeria is world-famous in Keilor, while Sweet Lulu's down the road serves a top-notch flat-white.
All the charm of a far flung rural village, without the hours-long commute.
The thriving property market in Keilor
Besides its great schools, safe streets and friendly locals – Keilor also has a fast-growing and exciting property market to offer. Stand alone houses are relatively affordable by Melbourne Standards, going for $851,000 on average, according to Residex data.
What's more, the average property price in Keilor has skyrocketed by 14 per cent over the last 12 months, indicating a home here could be a great investment for the future. Those looking for more space will love the fact that units and apartments are rare finds here – 82 per cent of homes are fully stand alone, and a further 7 per cent are semi-detached townhouses.
If you're looking to improve your lifestyle without moving into the middle of nowhere – Keilor could be the answer. Get in touch with a real estate agent at Brad Teal Keilor to find out more about the area, and start searching for properties.