Selling points: Newly developed area about 20kms from Melbourne’s CBD with affordable housing; direct CBD access via the Princes Freeway and Westgate Bridge (no tolls); and a range of government, private and Catholic schools.
Point Cook offers an abundance of open space areas, including the renowned Bayview Park at Alamanda Estate, which offers 360 degree views including the bay and city and the picturesque Point Cook Coastal Park, with historical significance and the Homestead café.
For golfers, there is an 18-hole Greg Norman designed golf course at prestigious Sanctuary Lakes resort within Point Cook.
Excellent local shopping facilities include Point Cook Town Centre, Sanctuary Lakes Shopping Centre, Boardwalk Central Shopping Centre and neighbourhood convenience stores. The suburb is in high demand for renters due to excellent CBD access and family friendly feel.
Most sought after properties: Four-bed, two-bath, two-car garage homes close to the Point Cook Town Centre and Princes Freeway usually get the most demand. The higher priced properties are taking a lot more time to sell.
Most common properties: Medium-sized family detached homes, largely built within the last 13 years.
Top amenities: Point Cook Town Centre is the main business/community hub in central Point Cook, which includes retail, cafes and restaurants. Notable amenities include Sanctuary Lakes Shopping Centre; Boardwalk Central Shopping Centre; cafés and restaurants catering for a variety of tastes including Chinese, Indian, Italian, Mexican, Thai; a range of government, private and Catholic schools; and a brand new sports facility on Point Cook Road, which includes full-sized football ovals and a soccer ground.
Local industry and business: Many residents commute to the city, but industries in the area include retail, education and industrial.
Recent changes: Point Cook is still a relatively new suburb and has been growing for about 13 years now and is still continuing to grow and develop each day. Major changes include new schools in the area with two new schools opening within the next two years, new shopping centre facilities with award winning Point Cook Town Centre opening in 2008 and local train station to be completed late 2012 early 2013.
Best streets: Buys close to either the Point Cook Town Centre, schools (central Point Cook), or closer to the freeway (older Point Cook) are the more desired areas.
Public transport: Local train station to be completed late 2012 early 2013.
Main arteries: Palmers Road, Boardwalk Boulevard and Point Cook Road are the three main roads that lead out of Point Cook to the Princes Freeway (CBD & Geelong) and surrounding suburbs.