4 Reasons Why Lara is the Perfect Location for your New Home

4 Reasons Why Lara is the Perfect Location for your New Home

Austin Lara has been a popular choice for many families looking to put down roots since its launch and there’s no sign of slowing down, with each new stage release selling out in just a matter of weeks or sometimes even days!

So, what is it about Lara that makes it the perfect spot to create your dream home?


1. The abundance of existing lifestyle amenity in Geelong and Lara

One of the things you and your family will love about Lara is the lifestyle it offers, with amenity right at your fingertips. 

Walk down to Lara Village, where you can enjoy a leisurely coffee at Millar’s Café or Little Teapot Café & Play. A short drive or train trip takes you into Geelong, where you can browse the boutique shopping of Pakington Street, shop the big brands at Westfield, and enjoy a delicious dining experience at Wah Wah Gee or one of the many other restaurants and bars along the Geelong waterfront.

Along with shopping and dining, you’ll also have access to a range of sporting amenities, allowing you and your family to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.

Austin Park has playground equipment including a skate park; Lara Reserve has facilities for cricket, tennis and baseball.

Take the kids to the heated pool, explore the wetlands at Lara Lake Reserve, or relax with a picnic and see the wonderful array of wildlife at Serendip Sanctuary.


2. There are an array of top schools to choose from

Living in Lara is more convenient than ever for families, being close by to a host of top childcare facilities as well as primary and secondary schools, including Lara Primary School, Lara Lake Primary School, St Anthony’s Primary School and Lara Secondary College.

There are also a number of schools in the Geelong region, including Geelong Grammar which is just a 13 minute drive from Austin.


3. Easy access to two major cities: Melbourne and Geelong

Perfectly positioned north of Geelong, Lara is close enough to access the conveniences of this urban centre, while still retaining the ambience of a quieter green suburb.

Transport links including buses, trains and roads make commuting easy, whether it’s a short train trip into Geelong, or a drive/train ride into the Melbourne CBD, all are easily achievable from Lara. 


4. Growing employment opportunities

As a designated growth region, Lara will see an increase in community infrastructure and sporting grounds over the coming years, bringing with it an increase in job opportunities. 

The Lara West Precinct Structure Plan (PSP) will guide new urban development in the Greater Geelong area, where you will find Austin Lara. The PSP aims to deliver 300 new jobs in an employment precinct together with 185 ongoing jobs in the large neighbourhood activity hub. Find out more about the Lara West PSP here.

If you’re considering calling the vibrant community of Austin Lara home, don’t delay any further. Register your interest now to be among the first to hear about upcoming releases at Austin Lara.

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