Top 6 reasons to move to Wallan
More and more people are making the move to Wallan, attracted by the relaxed lifestyle, the vibrant community and the exceptional value. We asked members of our Newbridge community to tell us what drew them to Wallan, and here are their top six reasons:
Location, location, location
It takes only 40 minutes to get from Melbourne CBD to Wallan – that’s quicker than going to Point Cook (and probably faster than a slow crawl up Punt Road, too). If you need to commute to work in the city, visit friends and relatives or just stroll by the Yarra, Melbourne is easily accessible by train from Wallan Station or by car via the Hume Freeway. How good is that!
Wallan offers every amenity you could possibly want. Schools, supermarkets, restaurants and major retailers – there’s everything you’d expect to find in an established, thriving town. And there’s more to come, with Wallan town centre currently undergoing a major revitalisation. When you live in Wallan, everything you’ll ever need is right at your doorstep.
Wallan is jam packed with cafés that could have been plucked straight out of Brunswick. You can meet friends for cake and coffee at Pretty Sally Bakehouse, or any one of the numerous local cafés. And if it’s foodie culture you’re after, there’s heaps of popular restaurants to choose from and a wide range of grocery stores, delis and supermarkets. There’s even an old-time country market for those who like to get creative in the kitchen.
A genuine community
Newbridge is no ordinary estate – it’s part of the buzzing Wallan community, where country folk rub shoulders with city slickers. Wallan has the kind of community feeling only the country can offer, with genuine warmth and care. Residents from young families to retirees will find a thriving community and a warm welcome at Wallan. It’s a place to put down roots, raise children, make friends and be a part of local life.
Newbridge – a community within a community
While Wallan has a lot to offer, let’s not forget the fabulous facilities to be built at Newbridge, which will appeal to young and old alike. The Our Lady of the Way Catholic Primary School is of great interest to local families (opening 2019), who’ll be able to walk their kids to school. Then there’s the sporting precinct with its playing fields, and the wetlands and walking trails. And, of course, Newbridge will have its own community centre, where people can come together. Now imagine all this in a place surrounded by gently rolling hills and natural beauty and you’ll know that Newbridge is something special.
The future is brighter still
It’s hard to imagine now, but back in 1861 Wallan had a population of just 122. Today people are flocking to Wallan, and according to forecasts, 2026 will see a whopping 23,000 residents. Mitchell Shire Council is responding to Wallan’s changing needs with increased amenities (such as building new playgrounds and enlarging the station car park) and a $4.1 million project which aims to transform the entire town centre into a vibrant community hub. Buyers are seizing the opportunity to enter the market at this exciting time.
So, there are six great reasons to make the move to Wallan and our amazing community, Newbridge. But why not come see for yourself what Wallan has to offer? We’re sure you’ll find many more reasons to make Newbridge at Wallan your new home.
Call 1300 972 493 to find out more. Alternatively, visit our Sales & Information Centre located at Newbridge Boulevard, Wallan. Open Saturday to Wednesday from 11am to 5pm or by appointment.