In this week’s Sunday Suburb Spotlight, we catch up with Sales Consultant Gavin Hoo to get the low-down on Heathmont, a quiet enclave close to all amenities.
What makes Heathmont a great place to raise a family?
It’s great if you’re looking to start a family because of the facilities. There are lots of schools and Heathmont Village is a fantastic little community-minded shopping strip with restaurants and cafés. Jubilee Park and Aquanation are popular recreational spots and where I spend most Sundays with my four kids. It’s quite a nice area and very leafy.
How would a new home buyer benefit in this suburb?
Heathmont is a tightly-held area, people tend to buy and stay for 20 – 30 years. You’ll find more owner-occupiers here rather than say Ringwood where people to tend to buy for investment purposes. Both suburbs are very similar in terms of house prices, but Heathmont is favoured because it’s quieter and safer.
Has there been any development or refurbishment that has made a difference to the area?
Heathmont’s main intersections have had a bit of an update after a couple of nasty car accidents. The roads are now a lot safer for both drivers and pedestrians, particularly on Canterbury Road. In terms of development, the construction of at least two large childcare centres in the near future will cater to families.
What do you believe is Heathmont’s main attraction?
The biggest thing I hear from buyers is the convenience. There’s great public transport with both trains and bus services, and EastLink is also nearby. It’s a very central suburb and is convenient for people whether they work in the city or surrounding suburbs.
What impact has the redevelopment of Eastland had on Heathmont?
Ringwood and surrounding suburbs like Heathmont have become very popular since the redevelopment. It’s very convenient having an excellent food court and all the major retail stores including David Jones and Myer nearby. It’s drawn a lot of people to the area for both work and leisure.
List four words that best describe this suburb.
Safe, leafy, convenient and central.