The Macedon Ranges as a whole is a great area to bring up kids. All schools are very supportive and active in music and sport. The sporting community is great with all aspects of sport covered. Each area has its own positives it really depends on what you are looking for.
Please feel free to call me on 0419 388 778, to discuss.
Licensed Estate Agent/Auctioneer
Raine & Horne
Steve a home that may be of interest to you is 22 Rubiton Court Gisborne. The home is open for inspection tomorrow between 12:00 - 12:30pm. Please feel free to call me on 0419 388 778.
Think you answered your own question - everything looks pretty good.
With you wanting three acres and quality homes - pretty much all three acre or more lots have quality homes - it be up to you to judge the distance.
I am not aware of any "bad" spots which have blocks that size.