Located in Wollert, 27km north of the Melbourne CBD, Riverhills is a development built on undulating land that until now has been tenanted by sheep rather than humans, partly due to the complexities of the terrain. That hasn’t discouraged this plucky set of developers, however, and the fruits of their labour are gorgeous. Combining big city convenience with levels of nature that you’d expect from a national park, Riverhills is a unique proposition.
150 Bindts Road, Wollert VIC 3750, Australia
Why buy in Riverhills
A natural oasis nestled in Melbourne’s north, Riverhills is far from just a name, it’s a promise that’s delivered. This community has been meticulously planned around Darebin Creek and the rocky outcrops that jut up and out from its edge. Wollert has initially been a prosperous sheep-grazing area, and Riverhills has somehow managed to capture the essence of those earlier times, combining modern, luxury living with untouched nature.
Riverhills Suburb Profile
Wedged between Craigieburn to the west, Epping to the south and Mernda to the east, Wollert is a suburb that has managed to largely hold back the tide of progress over the years. The rugged terrain of the area has helped – the name Wollert is a Woiwurrung word meaning ‘where possums abound’, and many of the historic red gums that have dotted the area for millennia continue to stand strong. This connection to nature is retained by developments like Riverhills estate, who have worked around the greenery instead of bulldozing over it. This grants residents a uniquely tranquil life this close to the city – the Melbourne CBD is just 23km due south, a drive that takes as little as 40 minutes. The location will only become more desirable as Melbourne’s north continues to develop, particularly the tens of thousands of jobs set to be offered in the coming years in nearby Mickleham.