Liveability is a term we have all heard before, but what does it mean? Well, it means different things to different people, but at its core it includes a desire to work and play in close proximity to where you live.
We are seeing strong interest at The Cape from people looking to escape the city to a place where they can enjoy walking and cycling, coastlines and nature, and to live in a beautiful, comfortable, sustainable home. We now have only 10 home sites left for sale in stages 2 and 3, with stage 1 completely sold out. Here are five reasons why people are moving away from the city in droves for a better life in regional Victoria:
Cost of living – House, rent, food and entertainment prices are all generally more expensive in the larger cities. In regional areas a larger parcel of land is more affordable, and a passive design Cape-style home can reduce energy bills to as low as $500 per year or less, which compares favourably to the state average of around $2500 per year. Capital growth in regional areas has also been three times that of the Melbourne in recent times, and experts expect that trend to continue.
Quality of life – For many years people have sacrificed lifestyle to be closer to their workplace. The beach, for example, has always been a holiday destination, rather than a daily pleasure. Large cities in Australia are now seeing the largest population loss while population growth in many regional areas is causing a boom. The coronavirus pandemic has demonstrated that remote work is not only possible, but in many cases is preferable for employers and employees. All homes at The Cape have NBN directly connected for ultra-fast internet, so Zoom meetings are a breeze.
Nature – Numerous studies have shown that living closer to nature helps people to live longer, happier lives. Living near green spaces and large bodies of water helps to reduce stress, improve mental health and encourage more physical activity. Regional areas are blessed with an abundance of green areas and The Cape features more than 50% open space and is actively restoring important habitats to help nature thrive on our land. We are also located directly next to some of the most pristine surf beaches in Victoria.
Community – Many of us have heard that “country folk” are super friendly, and lots have even witnessed it first hand. Living in towns and small cities there is a stronger sense of community. At The Cape, the community is strong and growing stronger. The Cape retains a village feel with regional towns of Wonthaggi and Inverloch 10 minutes away with all services. Everyday more people and families are making the move to regional Australia and never looking back.
Sustainability – With less commuting and lower cost of living, there’s more time to swim, surf, connect with your family and friends, walk, run, read books, grow your own veggies, learn a new hobby and much more. When you’re not driving as much, you have more free time to grow your own food and when your house is an energy efficient all-electric passive designed home like the ones at The Cape, chances are your carbon footprint is much smaller than your friend’s in the city. The Cape’s passive designed homes are also comfortable all year round, even in the middle of winter or the middle of summer, with minimal mechanical heating or cooling required.
The Cape Sales Office, located at 4 Periwinkle Place, Cape Paterson is open on Thursdays to Sundays 12 noon to 4pm.
The Cape team are observing all COVID-19 health and safety restrictions so please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (03)7022 9790 to make an appointment. We look forward to showing you through all The Cape has to offer.