While the Great Australian Dream of owning your own home is out of reach for many of us living in major cities and towns on the east coast, new house and land packages are going for a song in north Adelaide’s newest community, Blakes Crossing.
Located just 30 minutes from the Barossa Valley and with direct access to the Adelaide CBD by train or by car on the Northern Expressway, Blakes Crossing offers new home buyers all the conveniences of living near a capital city, in a tranquil country setting. But the most attractive feature of the area has to be the price. You can purchase brand new 3 bedroom house and land packages in Adelaide for around $300,000 making it an attractive option for first home buyers and single income families.
A Planned Community
Blakes Crossing is a well planned community with landscaped streets, native trees, walking trails, open spaces and parks. A lake spanning approximately 100m across the new 1.4 Hectare park is surrounded by lush green lawns, kids playground and barbeque facilities. There are also plans to construct a community oval.
Blakes Crossing was designed to be a walkable community with a network of walking and cycle paths to reduce the use of cars. For example, all homes are located within walking distance of the town centre which has a Woolworths, Fasta Pasta, Monica’s Pizza, United Discount Chemists, Angkor Bakery, BWS, Blakes Crossing Newsagency, Hollywood Nails, The Chicken Home, and more stores opening in the not-too-distant future.
Schools and Childcare
The Blakes Crossing Christian College is currently accepting enrolments for Reception to Year 5 and is aiming to eventually cater for around 700 students up to year 12.
The newly opened Blakeview Childcare Centre caters for 121 children and is owned and operated by Stepping Stone (SA) Childcare & Early Development Centres.
The TAFE Elizabeth and TAFE Gawler campuses are both located close to Blakes Crossing.
Affordable House & Land Packages
As previously mentioned, the Great Australian Dream of owning your own home is now just a pipe dream for so many of us who reside on the east coast. After watching Sydney house prices skyrocket over the past five years or so, I was completely bowled over when I was told about Blakes Crossing. Ranging in price from around $270,000 up to a maximum of about $350,000 on the developer’s website, these 3 and 4 bedroom homes in Blakes Crossing are going for a song when compared to Sydney housing prices.
Promoting a Healthier & Active Lifestyle
The planned community of Blakes Crossing provides plenty of open spaces and sports and recreation facilities for both kids and adults. There is a neighbourhood Oval and Adventure Playground under construction and there’s even a place to exercise your four-legged friends. As you can imagine, Pooch Park has been a howling success with dogs and their owners since it opened.
A Lend Lease planned community, Blakes Crossing will have 1,500 homes accommodating about 4,000 residents upon completion in 2019.
For more information about Blakes Crossing, including house and land packages, visit the website http://communities.lendlease.com/blakes-crossing/