Create your dream lifestyle; 5 reasons to build in the Yarra Valley

ns why families and couples are flocking to the Yarra Valley. While many associate the region with the numerous incredible wineries and as the perfect spot for weekend getaways, it is so much more than that.

With an abundance of natural surrounds, a tight-knit community and an array of great schools, restaurants and outdoor activities, the Yarra Valley is the perfect place to raise a family or settle down. At only an hour from Melbourne’s CBD, it is an ideal location if you’re looking to build a luxurious country lifestyle with all the benefits of a bustling city nearby.

The Community

Sick of the anonymity that comes with living in a big city? Then the Yarra Valley may be the place for you. Whilst the area is vast, the community is close. In a recent article on Domain about the rise in Melbourne residents moving to the region, small business owner Camilla Airs said she was drawn to the area largely because of its strong community.

 “Everyone gets to know their neighbour here and when you grow up in the bayside area that’s not always the case,” she said. This makes it the perfect environment for young families, young professionals and older couples.

 This supportive community spirit extends to the team at Cobalt Constructions. We have a friendly relationship with each of our clients, we take the time to get to know you and we’ll treat your home project like it’s our own home. We work with the best tradespeople and sub-contractors in the area, we’ll keep you regularly updated on the progress of your build and stay in touch well after the project is complete. 

 The Land

When you live in the city, it can be difficult to find parcels of land that are large enough to build a spacious family home, that are affordable. The opposite is true when you build in the Yarra Valley. There are acres of incredible land available and at more affordable prices than you’ll find elsewhere. This means you’ll be able to build your dream home with no compromises on space and without worrying about the cost.

 While many areas in the Yarra Valley are bushfire prone and require new home builds to adhere to BAL-regulations, our team at Cobalt Constructions are specialists in this area and can guide you through the process of making your home as safe as can be. To learn more, download our ultimate guide to BAL-rated building, 5 things to consider when building in a BAL-29 area.

 The Environment

If you’re looking to breathe in fresh country air and spend time going for wonderful walks with incredible views, then you can’t go past the Yarra Valley. The area is full of splendid hiking trails, rivers, forests and plenty of scenic places to explore.

 If you’re an adventurous spirit who likes spending time outdoors, then the Yarra Valley is the place for you. It’s also the perfect spot to raise children, with many places for fun outdoor activities like bike riding, ziplining, hiking and horse riding.

 Great Food and Wine

We’d be remiss if we didn’t highlight the exceptional food and wine culture found in the Yarra Valley. It’s world-class, where many Australian and international tourists come to enjoy the very best in fine dining, partake in ‘slow food’ festivals, and try some of the best wine in the country.

 Not only does the region boast over 100 wineries, but the farmland produces fresh, organic fruit and vegetables, dairy products and preserves. Imagine cooking up a storm with this local produce and being the envy of your friends when they come to visit your beautiful home.

 The Opportunities

 While the Yarra Valley may be 25kms from the city, it offers high quality schooling, public transport and numerous local amenities.

 There are a number of great primary and high schools to choose from, whatever your preference: private, public or a Steiner institution. Frequent trains and bus services run throughout the region. There is also an array of wonderful food, craft and night markets running each week.

With remote working on the rise, now is the perfect time to make the move and enjoy the relaxing, luxurious lifestyle of the Yarra Valley.



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