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South Morang has been Australia’s fastest growing suburb over the past decade; this is partially due to its close proximity to Melbourne’s CBD being only 23 km north east of Melbourne. It has been estimated by the City of Whittlesea, the council which presides over this booming suburb, the population will exceed 295,000 by 2031. This will be a remarkable growth as indicated by the 2011 census report which recorded only 20,873 persons living in South Morang. As of 2014 the current population exceeds 170,000.
A large range of quality New Home Builders and Land Estate Developers are working together to produce a range of house and land packages in South Morang to sustain this phenomenal growth. The range of new home designs caters for all individual needs, with an incredible range of home designs for the empty nesters as well as larger families who want to live with extended family members. Within and around area there is currently a number of New Land Estates with Land for Sale in South Morang, offering varying block sizes to cater to budget conscious and people looking for larger blocks, plus Display Homes from leading builders.
The median house price in South Morang which caters to the first home buyers market is currently $419,000 year to date as of June 2014.
The surrounding suburbs such as Epping, Thomastown and Lalor, are also experiencing a similar expansion in population and development. According to the council website the City of Whittlesea is one of the most multicultural municipalities in Victoria, with over half of its residents identifying with non-English speaking backgrounds.
Public Transport and Road Access
The South Morang railway station opened in April 2012, which now enables an easy commute to Melbourne CBD within 50 minutes this is a popular option for city workers. Access by road can be made using the Metropolitan Ring Road and the Plenty River Road. The City of Whittlesea says major road construction and extensions to public transport are planned for South Morang in the coming years to accommodate the increase in traffic volume.
The first primary school in South Morang was built in 1877. Today the suburb is serviced by The Lakes South Morang (prep-year 9), Marymede Catholic College and Morang South Primary School service South Morang.
Marymede Catholic College is located in South Morang, however Secondary Colleges near South Morang include Epping, Greensborough and Mill Park.
According to the Come See Whittlesea website the Whittlesea and Plenty Valley region offers some of the state’s most outstanding attractions, such as: -
Funfields in Whittlesea which offers outdoor fun for everyone such as go karts, toboggans, waterslides, electric bumper boats, mini golf and more.
You can drive in the fast lane at The Ultimate Karting Experience (TUKE) in South Morang offers fast-paced fun for people of all ages.
The Tramway Museum in Bylands has over 30 electric trams from Melbourne, Ballarat, Bendigo and Geelong, and a number of cable and horse trams
Several festivals and events are also enjoyed by the local residences, such as:
City of Whittlesea Community Festival, City of Whittlesea Cultural Heritage Program, Whittlesea Country Music Festival and the Whittlesea Agricultural Show.
South Morang residents also have a myriad of parks in which to enjoy a leisurely stroll.
Plenty Valley Shopping Centre in Mill Park service’s the local community with leading retailers. In addition Epping Plaza, Greensborough Plaza and Bundoora Square are also popular retail destinations for shoppers from South Morang.
Health and Community Services
An integral health service for South Morang residents is the Northern hospital (located in Epping). Important health and community services also exist at Bundoora, Lalor and Thomastown.
South Morang is an emerging suburb of Melbourne, and the exponential growth is a testament as to why this popular suburb may be just the place for you find your new home.
(NB. All effort has been made to provide accurate information, however please undertake own research to ensure information remains accurate and seek professional advice when necessary.)