Armstrong Creek is a suburb 15 minutes south of Geelong that has an exciting period of growth ahead, set to provide abundant open spaces, future residential areas, and a brand new retail town centre for up to 60,000 residents by 2036 (VIF 2019).
With several future communities to choose from, here are five things to be excited about when considering whether the Armstrong Creek growth area is a great choice for you:
Benefit from future growth in Armstrong Creek
Unlike the well-established adjoining city of Geelong, Armstrong Creek is still growing— with the City of Greater Geelong estimating that the future Armstrong Creek growth area will provide dwellings for 55,000 to 65,000 people.
Stage 1 of the $1B Armstrong Creek Major Retail Town Centre just opened and with construction continuing on future stages, it will provide Armstrong Creek residents with restaurants, shops and cafes, a library, a medical centre, a health and wellbeing precinct, and a Town Square. The Town Square connects residential, retail and entertainment hubs surrounding the Armstrong Creek Town Centre, and become a destination for the local community to meet.
There are also plans for a Fast Rail project from Melbourne to Geelong, improving future transport links for all residents in the area. The Fast Rail project will see residents able to access Melbourne CBD from Geelong in just 30 minutes!
First home buyers benefit from government incentives
If you are a first home buyer, you would be familiar with the First Home Owner Grant in Victoria, which gives you a financial boost to help you get on the property ladder. Better yet, as Armstrong Creek is considered a regional area, the regional First Home Owner Grant amounts to $20,000* in addition to stamp duty savings for eligible First Home Buyers, making a house and land package a great choice. To learn more, check out the State Revenue Office’s FAQ page about the First Home Owner Grant.
If you would like to talk to an experienced property professional about the regional FHOG, simply book an appointment with our Estate Manager for a no-obligation chat about your options.
Best-in-class amenities when it comes to family, leisure and education
Geelong is home to Deakin University and Epworth Hospital, with easy access to metropolitan Melbourne by train. Armstrong Creek benefits from being a 15 min drive to Geelong, but is also host to several of its own amenities such as The Village Warralily Shopping Centre, complete with its own Woolworths, Aldi, fitness facilities, restaurants and cafes, and much more.
The Armstrong Creek education precinct ensures kids are well-placed from prep to Year 12. Future regional open space and sporting fields are to come right next to Harriott at Armstrong Creek, as well as the future Sparrovale Wetlands connected to Baron Heads River, which will provide residents with a link to nature and unique landscapes close to home.
Convenience without the hustle and bustle of a city
Armstrong Creek is sure to be the perfect spot for families looking for convenience without the city noise. Future residents of Harriott will be just across the road from The Village Warralily Shopping Centre, where grabbing groceries or getting a gym session in will be just a short walk away. Geelong CBD is nearby with all the benefits of being in the city, but living in Armstrong Creek removes you from the hustle and bustle that comes with that, such as high traffic, city noise and less access to natural Australian environments. On the weekend, you can also take advantage of being a short 15 min from Torquay’s best beaches.
Spoilt for choice when building your new home
Armstrong Creek is host to several up-and-coming new land developments, such as Harriott at Armstrong Creek, giving prospective purchasers abundant choice when it comes to house and land packages, or individual blocks. Notable builders such as Metricon, Burbank, Porter Davis and Homebuyers Centre are familiar with building in the area, and will be at hand with suitable recommendations for your unique requirements. Check out the house and land packages available at Harriott to get a sense of what’s possible.
If you are a local to Geelong, or a Melbournian seeking a sea-change, Armstrong Creek should definitely be on your radar. Not convinced? We’re always here to help if you have any questions about what’s what when it comes to house and land in Armstrong Creek — give us a call today!
*Please do your own due diligence, eligibility requirements apply