The connected life awaits at Ballymanus, in the blossoming west of one of Australia’s most historic and vibrant cities, Ballarat. Despite being just a ten-minute drive from the very centre of town, the grounds of the community feel so much more natural and tranquil than that, thanks largely to the presence of four hectares of parklands, three hectares of wetlands, and wide, tree-lined streets. An education hub and community centre are also planned for the site, which will eventually be home to hundreds of families.
180 Eleanor Dr, Lucas VIC 3350, Australia
Why buy in Ballymanus
Ballymanus has been designed for families. The convenient location, the wealth of playgrounds and green spaces, the on-site school; this is a place where families can grow together safely and happily. As a regional development, you can also expect to find that your money goes further here than it does closer to Melbourne; generous blocks and architecturally designed homes can be snapped up for the price of a pokey inner-city apartment, only adding to the family-friendliness of the estate.
Ballymanus Suburb Profile
In 2011, when Ballarat realised it needed room to expand, it had to look no further than the prime land available in its untouched west. Beyond Alfredton there sat an expanse of farmland just a ten-minute drive from the city centre, and large enough that it could play host to no fewer than 14,000 families. Thus Lucas was born. In the subsequent decade the new suburb has gone from strength to strength, its growth driven by the likes of Ballymanus estate. Thousands of families have settled here, enjoying features like the $2.6 million district park, $5 million community centre, and 6500m2 of retail space. Clever masterplanning make this a walkable, communal and incredibly safe place, and all within a short drive of Ballarat Central. With amenity only set to increase into the future, a property purchase in Lucas also looks set to become a blue chip investment for those wise enough to take the plunge.