The good life is still affordable.

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Yes, there’s been a boom in real estate in Castlemaine but the good news is, it hasn’t reached its peak just yet.

Recent Real Estate Institute of Victoria statistics show Castlemaine coming in tenth of the towns with the biggest jump in median house prices since 2006.

So even though it seems everyone is flocking to ‘the Northcote of the north’ there’s still time to find your piece of paradise. Like many well established country towns, Castlemaine has its highly desirable and tightly held pockets of real estate. Sometimes these are for historical reasons but mostly its obvious – walking distance to everything worth the journey for example, or great views.

The classic reasons for moving to country are all encompassed in Castlemaine. Fresh air, a genuine community, surrounding bushland, star filled skies – a pleasant and easier way of life. To this you can add a regular train service to the city, opening up possibilities for a daily commute.

The vibrant creative scene is also a highly regarded attraction culminating in the bi-annual Castlemaine State Festival. In common with many Victorian regions Castlemaine also offers the food and wine lover many local advantages.

So, although there is a boom, it isn’t over. Which means the time to move might be sooner than later. The State Government’s plan to enhance regional areas through its $1billion regional growth fund will only continue to make this area more desirable for those who are seeking the good life.

Posted on October 4, 2013 .