Echuca's warm climate and its location along the Murray River, lined with parks and native forests, makes it a fantastic place to call home, with swimming, water skiing and fishing being popular activities. The Port Of Echuca tourist attraction including working paddle steamers and wharf area, creates a vibrant and energetic living environment that will have you feeling like you’re always on holidays. Partnering outstanding restaurants, cafes, shops and hotels with great weather year round, makes Echuca the perfect place to call home.
Most sought-after properties:
As Echuca is a town with great community spirit, making it an ideal location to raise a family. For this reason the most sort after properties are family homes. Those wishing to spend higher amounts are looking for family homes with modern fixtures and fittings, as well as sizeable yards. Home buyers looking at the lower price bracket are searching for family homes with renovation potential.
Most common properties:
Common properties in Echuca vary depending on the location you are looking in. If you are looking in the central, south or east of Echuca you will commonly find both brick veneer and weatherboard family homes featuring 3 to 4 bedrooms. It is also common to find 2 to 3 bedroom units, ideal for people wanting to enter the property market, purchase an investment property or downsize. Moving to the outer regions of Echuca you will find the newer estates consisting of modern family homes with sizeable yards.
Echuca has many well regarded public and private schools, providing high quality education for your children. With the high number of tourists visiting the town each year, Echuca has many shops, cafes, hotels and supermarkets that can service all your needs. If keeping active is your thing, Echuca has many sporting facilities, parks and walking tracks that can be taken advantage of. Step back in time as you enter the Port Of Echuca, complete with historic buildings, traditional shops and cafes, working paddle steamers and the opportunity to take a ride on a horse drawn carriage.
Local industry and business:
Residents of Echuca either work within the local community or commute to other towns within the region. Local traders include shop owners and staff, ranging from cafes, shops and banks, as well as many hospitality employees catering for the tourist market. With the growth of the town in recent years, this has provided ample work opportunities for tradesman as well. Surrounded by a large farming region and being part of the ‘food bowl’ provides a great opportunity for members of the community to work in the farming industry. Fonterra, Heinz and Kagome factories in town provide great employment opportunities for the community.
The Echuca hospital is receiving a $65.6 million redevelopment that will provide members of Echuca community and their families with brand new surgical, paediatric and maternity wards, new Emergency Department and Radiology Department together with a range of both new and expanded services.
The Port Of Echuca is experiencing a multimillion dollar revitalisation project, designed to increase tourism by an additional 22,000 visitors per year, as well as securing jobs for members of the community.
The best areas to buy are in central Echuca and the North of Echuca, known as the Port Precinct. These are the most sought after locations because of their close proximity to the Echuca CBD, the tourist centre, sporting facilities and the Murray River. Hot streets within these areas include Watson, Dickson, Crofton, Connelly, Henry, Landsborough, Yarra, Murray, Francis and Hopwood.
Echuca has a 3 regular bus services that travel throughout the town and surrounding area. Commencing at the bus terminal in Hare Street, Echuca, buses travel to the east, south, west and central areas of Echuca, as well as across the Murray River to the township of Moama. With regular services and easy to read timetables, public transport in Echuca is highly beneficial for those living in the town.
Echuca’s main central business district is situated along Hare Street and spreads out into Pakenham Street and other side streets. It consists of a mix of commercial shops, cafes, hotels, supermarkets, banks, churches and historic buildings such as the former post office with its distinctive clock tower built in 1870.
If you’re looking for the tourist hub of Echuca, drive along High Street, both North and South of Heygarth Street. Southbound along High Street you will find motels, churches, cinema and supermarket. Heading North you’ll enter the historic port precinct complete with historic buildings housing a range of hotels, eateries and speciality shops.