Location Profile: Craigieburn

Many new home buyers say it’s the convenience of Craigieburn that attracts them to the area, plus all the existing and proposed facilities and an affordable price entry point. What’s the winning factor for you when considering a suburb to build in?

Craigieburn is located 26 kilometres north of the Melbourne CBD and it’s become a real estate hotspot as first and new home buyers enjoy all the established and proposed amenities in the local area.

A local highlight in Craigieburn is Mount Ridley, which offers uninterrupted views of Melbourne, while the area also boasts beautiful grasslands, schools, shops and transport.

The local community ins and outs:

  • The majority age group in Craigieburn is between 5 – 39, meaning most households are young families

  • Nearly 60% of home owners in the area are married

  • Nearly 30% of homes are fully owned, while an additional 60% of homes are owner occupied

  • The population in Craigieburn is more than 25,000 people

What’s what in Craigieburn:

  • Craigieburn has all the usual community amenities and services including a train station, fire and police station, leisure centre and library, plus it has an 18 hole Golf Course, a youth centre and  Highgate Sporting Reserve which boasts a Pavillion and  MCG sized Oval, which is the alternative training ground of the Richmond Tigers! There is also a $16.7M Library and Learning Centre currently under construction, to be opened in early 2012 and an 18 hole Golf Course.

  • If you have school age children, there are 14 local schools and colleges in the region including Craigieburn primary and secondary schools, Craigieburn South primary school, Aitken Creek primary school, Willmott Park primary school, Our Lady’s Catholic primary school, Mother Teresa Catholic primary school, Mount Ridley College and Hume Anglican Grammar School - just to name a few!

  • If you’re a keen cyclist, Craigieburn is at the start line of the Galada Tamboore Cycle Path, which extends over 14.7km south following the Hume Freeway to meet the Western Ring Road Trail at Thomastown.

  • The Stockland Highlands Shopping centre is due to open in late 2011 and  has all your conveniences rolled into one. Adjacent to the shopping centre is the new Highlands Hotel entertainment venue currently under construction.

  • Approval was granted for the future $400million Craigieburn Town Centre in July 2010 and the first $300M stage will include retail, commercial, entertainment and sporting facilities.

  • Highlands is a master-planned community in the area providing affordable new home solutions to the growing population and has become Australia’s fastest selling residential community. It has access to public transport, 3 primary schools and a secondary school a new $6.3M Craigieburn Child and Family Centre and the new Craigieburn Library,  plus all new homes have access to recycled water. There is over 150 hectares of open space, with a park within walking distance to every single home and that’s not to mention the Malcolm Creek Reserve, the lake, walking tracks and Waterside cafe!

There are a lot of new home buyers making their move to Highlands in Craigieburn so if you’re looking for an affordable new home solution, make sure you check out our available Neighbourhood House and Land packages.

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