Point Cook and Sanctuary Lakes continue to be increasingly popular with families looking for the luxury of a large modern home with outdoor space, alongside plenty of sport and recreational options nearby for the weekend.

History of Point Cook, VIC

The area’s population took off in the late 1990s with the establishment of Sanctuary Lakes, a ground-breaking resort-style housing development with a stunning golf course backed by Greg Norman. The estate was quickly embraced by its residents, who loved the tranquillity, security and many possibilities for enjoying the great outdoors. This led to more housing developments going up simultaneously throughout Point Cook and Wyndham City, and businesses and shopping destinations soon followed.

These days, Point Cook and Sanctuary Lakes are more popular than ever, offering proximity to Melbourne without the stress of inner-city living. Read on to find out who our buyers are and why they love living here.

Who chooses to live in Point Cook?

In 2012 to 2013 Point Cook was one of the top 20 growth suburbs in Australia according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics with a population growth rate above the national average of 1.8% and at least $100 million of new dwelling approvals. The market has performed well ever since.

The majority of our homebuyers are families who want to be close to everything Melbourne has to offer – either for work, pleasure, or both – but don’t want the crowds, space limitations and expense of living in the inner city.

Around half of the Point Cook residents are Australian-born, while others have come here from India, China, New Zealand, the Philippines and the UK. All are looking for a relaxed suburb with good schools, shopping and public transport to raise a family.

Point Cook is also popular with more established families who appreciate the quiet lifestyle close to the coast and close proximity to good educational institutions. We also see older couples move to the area after their children have left home because they also love the semi-rural lifestyle and community.

Here in Point Cook, you can find homes that are large enough to spread out in, yet easy to maintain. Our Wyndham City region also boasts a broad range of shopping precincts with all the popular retail brands, a marina and plenty of coastal parklands.

What are home buyers looking for?

Property buyers like the modern, spacious houses on generous blocks, and will often upsize in the area rather than move on if their families grow.

1. Modern homes

There’s also plenty of new off-the-plan properties and estates being developed, so there’s also an opportunity to build your dream home.

2. Great educational institutions

Schools are a key factor for most families, and there is an excellent range of public and private schools, including Seabrook Primary School, Featherbrook College, Saltwater College, Werribee College and Emmanuel College, among many others.

3. Green spaces and recreation

This really is the drawcard – the area’s coastal parklands, stretching from Truganina Park all the way through to the Point Cook Marine Sanctuary, are a welcome space for families to unwind, walk the dog and get some sea air on weekends.

There are also a plethora of playgrounds through the region’s estates and residential areas, including Saltwater Reserve with its tennis courts and soccer club. Not to mention swimming pools, libraries, basketball courts and even a crocodile park, but don’t worry the crocodiles are not real, they are just for play!

4. Shopping facilities

With the fantastic array of retail outlets and family-friendly restaurants at Sanctuary Lakes Shopping Centre and Point Cook Town Centre you have everything a family needs, a stone’s throw away from home, including supermarkets, doctors, dentists and so forth.

5. Movie theatres

There’s a popular Pop-up Park with an outdoor cinema that has returned to Stocklands Point Cook shopping centre for three years in a row. Nearby in Werribee, you’ll find Village Cinemas or head to Altona North’s Millers Junction for a Reading Cinemas movie experience.

6. Special experiences

If you’re looking for something wonderful to do with friends or family when they come to visit then just south of Point Cook, in the open parklands of Werribee South are two out of this world experiences; Shadowfax Winery and Restaurant, where you can taste some great Australian food and wine, and Werribee Open Range Zoo where you can get up close with all sorts of wildlife. Better still combine the two!

Talk to us

When it comes to knowing Melbourne’s west, our 25 years of experience and local knowledge at Established Property make us the area’s real estate experts.

We have a solid understanding of who wants to live here and what they are looking for, and many of our home sellers are repeat customers or people looking to move to a larger property but stay within the same area.

Creating the right first impression and selling the virtues of the area as much as the home is essential to getting a home sale over the line. We are fortunate to have a large contact database with many interested home buyers ready to reach when we market any property.

Contact us for local property market insights or help and support putting your home on the market for sale.