If you are not quite ready to leave the hustle and bustle completely behind, the charming regional hub of Wangaratta offers all the city sophistication you need without the traffic or the hefty price tag! With an abundance of charming cafes, shops and restaurants to keep you entertained, you’ll also enjoy a commute to work without traffic!
Things to do
In Wangaratta, you’ll have some of the best of regional Victoria at your very fingertips, with some of Victoria’s most natural attractions just a short drive away including Victoria’s High Country, the Alpine National Park and the King Valley. Beautiful bush walking, wineries, cycling, secret swimming holes, camping spots, pristine golf courses, skiing and hidden waterfalls are on your doorstep
But you don’t need to leave Wangaratta to find something to do. The CBD has local walking and cycling paths; retail and speciality shopping and an established café and restaurant culture. The Northern beaches also offer secluded and sandy beaches which are perfect for a hot summer's day.
Wangaratta is home to a number of private and public schools. For the littles ones, there are six public and private primary schools to choose from, along with one P-12 school – Cathedral College. For high school, students can attend Wangaratta High School or one of two private schools – Galen Catholic College or Cathedral College.
For the little ones, there are multiple childcare and kindergarten options.
Wangaratta is blessed with a wide range of facilities to suit the active and engaged community. The Wangaratta Sports & Events Precinct has an array of grounds and facilities catering for football, netball, soccer, cricket and even frisbee golf. It has an AFL-standard football field and is home to the Sports & Aquatic Centre which has six swimming pools and gym facilities.
Parks and reserves, which include BBQ and playground facilities, are located around town along with a skate park, bespoke Children’s Garden and a newly developed Pump Track.
The CBD itself has all the additional facilities of a major city including major supermarkets and retail centres, petrol stations and a train line with direct trains running to Melbourne and Sydney on a daily basis.
Offering peaceful, wide-open countryside backed by a progressive regional city, Wangaratta’s housing affordability is perhaps the greatest perk, with the average 3 bedroom house price hovering around $325,000*.
Whether you’re looking for a brand new family home on the outskirts of town or a generous backyard in the centre of the city, enjoy the luxuries that few in the city can afford including a backyard for the dogs, a veggie patch for the kids and a comfortable and spacious home office.
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*Prices correct as of October 2020. Based upon realestate.com.au data.