Definitely Point Cook
We have been truley blessed with some wonderful areas to bring a family, my favorties are Santuary Lkaes, Point Cook, seabrook, William Landing. There is a range of homes that should suit all budgets - good luck
Depending on your budget both Point Cook and Seabrook are excellent areas for a growing family. The demographics show that over 50% of residents are couples with children aged between 0-14. This will help your children growing by up in a friendly neighbourhood where they could easily make friends.
As for schools there are many to choose from. Seabrook Primary (Public) is a very well renowned school and the only way for your children to attend this school is by living in the zoned area which includes all of Seabrook, a small portion of Point Cook and also a small section of Sanctuary Lakes.
As for prices for land/houses Seabrook is the cheapest as the area is much more established and Sanctuary Lakes is the most expensive with such facilities as 24-7 security monitoring and access to the local amenities.
In saying that vacant land in Seabrook is difficult to find. But there are still some sections of land available.
Many sections of Werribee and surrounds offer new homes for very affordable prices....guess it depends on how close to the city your preference is?
If you want to have the suburb lifestyle but still be close to the City, I'd suggest you consider Maribyrnong. I understand it may not be in your radar at the moment but you will be pleasantly surprised. Let me know how you go...all the best.
Point Cook has a lot to offer, including schools, parks, medical facilities & lifestyle.
Point Cook would be a suburb to look into. Great Estate, cafes, swimming pools, shopping strips, golf course and close to the CBD.
I would definately look at Werribee, possibly Harpley Estate. Very quite, friendly, has everything you need.
Hope this helps
Taylor Morrison Homes
I strongly believe you need to review the city plan from different councils.
But most reckon Point Cook will be the best choice without a doubt.
Clear future planning, strong communities, low employment rate (lower than majorities of eastern suburbs), high average family income.
Concentrate your search in POINT COOK (in particular, the Innisfail Estate to the left side of Tom Roberts Parade, coming from the Princes Freeway). Very close to The Point Cook Town Centre, the local cafes, restaurants, IGA, Chemist Warehouse, Asian Grocery, the Gym, etc., and not to mention, easy walking distance to two primary schools and the Point Cook Secondary College. Zip around the corner and catch the bus on Boardwalk Boulevard. Sanctuary Lakes and Alamanda, etc., command ridiculously HIGH Body Corporate Fees and unnecessary annual expense. Buy an established home versus land and building ... Guaranteed your building budget will explode beyond affordability. Keep in mind the futuristic property increases when the Werribee East CBD complex is fully operational ... Point Cook, ONLY 20 kilomtres from the City of Melbourne and being coastal ... neighbouring Altona (where entry level pricing is $1 million ALREADY) will be a sure-fire, unaffordable suburb to purchase in ... rule of real estate investment thumb ... ANYTHING COASTAL will be UNAFFORDABLE in a few years' time. Do your research ... You cannot fail in Point Cook. Rental costs are virtually skyrocketting ... Point Cook is an investor's paradise. Buy in early before hindsight is a regret.
As far as Point Cook goes I would agree that Sanctuary Lakes is a good choice. However, I would also look at Wyndham Harbour. It is only a 30 minute drive from Melbourne's CBD and as it is between Point Cook and Werribee, it provides easy access to Melbourne via Werribee station and it is a picturesque location. It also has all the ammenities that you would need and plenty of open space and natural beauty.
Vermont or Vermont Sth is a nice leafy suburb close to the city.
The schools are fabulous there and the housing prices are still quite affordable.