Busselton

photos_medium_14Western Australia’s town of Busselton is approximately 220 km from Perth and 50 km from Bunbury. The Busselton Shire, an area of 1,454 km2, has grown tremendously over the past few years with its population now over 26,000. As well as being a very popular tourist attraction, it is a flourishing agricultural area. This includes dairy cattle farms and grape vineyards with wine making as a secondary industry.

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The suburb’s name is derived from the Bussell family, who established the area in 1834. After being allotted some land, John Bussell discovered that the area had great farming potential. Real estate in Busselton offers the same facilities as that of any major town. Busselton provides its residents with an ideal lifestyle. They are able to live in a rural setting yet they can enjoy the atmosphere of city vibes.

On three separate occasions, Busselton was voted the top tourist area in Western Australia, the last time being in 2005. Nevertheless, this booming suburb is still one of the top holiday destinations in the country. Several outstanding experiences for visitors are situated in and around the area. The recently refurbished Busselton Jetty is a ‘must visit’ for all the family. It is the Southern Hemisphere’s longest timber-piled jetty. Who can resist a ride in the jetty train that carries its passengers to the impressive underwater observatory? Many other features have been developed to delight both the young and the young at heart.

Families with school children are well-catered to in Busselton. They can choose from more than six public or private schools and two high schools. There is also a TAFE campus close by. Pre-schools are also available for working mothers.

The latest average house prices are $500,000 with units averaging $250,000. However, these prices fluctuate, depending on what each property offers. Many homes are rented in the Busselton area, which is convenient for young families who want to wait before committing themselves to an investment. A high percentage of residents are currently renting their homes and apartments.

Shopping is a pleasure, with the Busselton Boulevard Shopping Centre close at hand. Property management in Busselton is booming because of multiple supermarkets, sports stores, boutiques and speciality stores that provide a great experience for residents and holiday makers.

Ample caravan and camping parks are available for casual holiday visitors whilst outdoor enthusiasts are spoilt for choice at the beach, the jetty and many sporting facilities in this very popular area.
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