An up-and-coming suburb that offers affordable living with a relaxed, friendly vibe

There’s a lot to love about South Morang. And we should know. We’ve been building homes here for over 10 years. But for many people, South Morang continues to remain one of Melbourne’s hidden gems.

We believe finding the right suburb is just as important as finding the right home. So we’ve done some research and number crunching on South Morang to help you understand more about living here.

South Morang by the numbers

Median house price: $610,000, Average rent: $390pw
Median unit price: $415,000, Average rent: $350pw
Annual growth: 8.3%
Population: 24,060


Just 23km from the city

South Morang, situated in Melbourne’s north, has experienced plenty of growth over the last two decades. Originally known as Morang South, the area was mostly used for farming and pastoral land from the late 1870s through to the 1980s. With the expansion of Melbourne’s suburbs in the 1990s, development grew in South Morang and the suburb became home to many families looking for affordable living a commutable distance to the CBD.

The South Morang train line gives access to the city with connections to the Hurstbridge line. Wide roads and bike paths make travelling within and to neighbouring suburbs easy. For jet-setters, it takes around 30 minutes to get to Tullamarine airport via the freeway. But why would you want to leave?

A family atmosphere

With a vibrant mix of cultures and backgrounds, South Morang is a fantastic place to live. Here, you’ll find many of the residents are Australian-born but with an association with Italian, Greek, Croatian, Macedonian and other ethnic groups. Sharing a border with other culturally diverse suburbs like Mill Park and Epping has only added to this wonderful blend and makes South Morang such an interesting place to live.

The suburb has proved particularly popular with families, both young and more mature, with well over 60% of the population made of up families. There are a number of primary and high schools, along with childcare. For those with older children, RMIT, La Trobe University and Deakin’s Bundoora campus are only a short drive away.

If you love to get outdoors on the weekends, you’ll certainly have plenty of things to do in South Morang. For nature lovers, there are lots of outdoor space to explore for the whole family. The nearby Plenty Gorge parklands offer walking trails and picnic areas, alongside a range of natural and cultural experiences. Or spend time by the water at Henderson Creek Wetlands, which provide a sanctuary for many wild birds.

Access to plenty of lifestyle amenities

There’s plenty to do with the recent completion of the Westfield Plenty Valley dining and entertainment precinct. This new area offers restaurants and cafes, a new Village Cinemas, along with places to relax and play on the beautifully landscaped central lawn.

Our latest development, The One, is located at 1 Riverside Drive, close to Gorge Rd shops, Westfield Plenty Valley Shopping Centre, the train station, buses, cafes, restaurants and the area’s best amenities.

The One in South Morang will offer a mix of two- and three- bedroom townhouses suited to couples and families. Our architecturally-designed homes offer generous living areas in a stylish surround. At View Bank Homes, we build homes for modern lifestyles that are ready to move into. What you see is what you get, with no hidden fees.

The One in South Morang is worth exploring if you’re after somewhere to live that offers a convenient lifestyle, alongside parklands in a family-centric area. With easy access to public transport and the Ring Road, it’s easy to get to, and with more exciting developments planned for the suburb, you’re sure to enjoy living here for years to come.

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