Lara is situated in the Greater Geelong Region, 40 minutes west of Melbourne’s CBD and 18km north-east of Geelong.
The area offers a relaxed lifestyle buzzing with suburban convenience. It is a suburb that truly has that feeling of being halfway between the city and the country – close enough to all the action, but still far enough to boast that laid-back charm.
With Geelong’s CBD located just 15 minutes from your doorstep, residents can enjoy effortless access to a number of bustling shopping hubs, busy restaurant precincts, and funky waterfront bars trickling along the Geelong foreshore.
They will also be living at the gateway of Victoria’s famous surf coast and the Great Ocean Road, meaning that world-class surfing breaks, koala-filed tree canopies, hiking tracks with unrivalled oceanic views, and calm seaside towns are just a stone’s throw away from your doorstep.
Even though the Great Ocean Road is practically your neighbour, the Westgate Freeway is only 30 minutes away, making Lara an ideal place to live for Melbourne commuters who are also nature lovers.
Both Lara Village and Lara Train Station sit in the heart of Lara, making everyday life convenient and effortless.
Lara Village hosts an array of trendy cafes and retailers, including a Coles and Woolworths supermarket, pharmacy, travel agent, post office, Bendigo Bank, hair salon, doctor’s surgery, news agency and a range of other specialty stores.
Lara Train Station sits on the Port Fairy line, and will get you to Geelong in 13 minutes, and Southern Cross Station in 45 minutes, making commuting to either city straight forward and leisurely.
In terms of schools, the likes of Lara Secondary College, Lara Primary School, Lara Lake Primary and St Anthony’s Primary will ensure your children fit right into their new surroundings.
Austin puts your right in the heart of all that makes Lara a great place to live.