Masterplanned communities such as Aurora, Rathdowne, Cloverton, Olivine, Highlands and Botanical can provide the perfect lifestyle where everything you need is right at your front door. With the wide range of amenities for both daily living and weekend rest and play, your family will love everything Craigieburn, Donnybrook and Wollert have to offer.
Wide Open Spaces
More than ever, Melburnians are realising the great value in living somewhere that has space. No more concrete jungles or tiny playgrounds – in Melbourne’s northern suburbs there are plenty of ways to get outdoors and enjoy a sense of freedom. From Yan Yean Reservoir to the Merri Creek grasslands and walking trails as well as the Mt Ridley Nature Conservation Reserve along Malcolm Creek, there are a multitude of areas where you can put on your sneakers to walk the dog, go for a jog or take the kids out on their bikes.
Communities such as Aurora, Olivine and Cloverton also boast large adventure playgrounds where you can meet your neighbours and their kids and really get to know those who live around you.
There are plenty of ways to embrace a healthy and active lifestyle if you choose to build your dream home in the northern suburbs. All around Whittlesea and Craigieburn there are large sports facilities including basketball and netball stadiums and football ovals. Both Donnybrook and Craigieburn boast well reputed golf courses where you can practice your swing. And for kids both big and small, there is the recently re-opened Funfields theme park in Whittlesea.
As summer approaches, the water becomes more enticing. Within a short walk of Highlands is the Splash Aqua Park & Leisure Centre with toddler waterplay zone, two massive waterslides, hot and cold water pools and a fitness centre. And don’t forget about URBNSURF, Melbourne’s first ever surf park, just minutes down the road in Tullamarine.
Perhaps the best part of Melbourne’s north is that moving out of the city doesn’t have to mean sacrificing any of your urban lifestyle. Shopping precincts such as Craigieburn Central, Pacific Epping, Northland and the DFO are all centralised hubs for shopping, dining and culture including cinemas. They all include large supermarket franchises and retail stores as well as specialist food providers that offer a range of international cuisines and ingredients.
In fact, leaving the city has the additional benefit of locating you closer to relaxing weekend escapes such as Marnong Estate winery with its brand new cellar door, fine dining restaurant, cafe, farmshop and deli, weekend markets and gorgeous grounds and homestead accommodation. Forget fighting the traffic to get out of town for a day of good food and wine among the vineyards – if you live in Melbourne’s North, this can all be a part of your neighbourhood.
Finally, the most important amenity of all – coffee! There is great coffee to be found in Melbourne’s North. If caffeine is a key part of your morning routine, you’re sure to become a regular at the Shared Cup Café in Olivine (which is conveniently next to Gumnut Park for those with kids) and the Dwyer Street Cafe.
If you’re looking for a lifestyle away from the cramped and crowded that still offers everything you need to spoil yourself, check out Carlisle’s fifteen display homes in the northern suburbs. There is something there for everyone. Visit one of our display homes today.