photos_medium_16Capel, a town in Capel Shire, lies between Bunbury and Busselton. It is approximately 210 km from Perth. In the past Capel, which is situated on the Capel River, was mainly a farming region, but currently, the farming community has expanded to other agricultural pursuits that includes blue gum trees, aquatic plants and numerous hobby farms that are not necessarily sources of income for the owners. Mineral sands are also mined in the area. The Bussell family, whose name was given to Busselton, gave Capel its name as a tribute to a cousin named Capel Carter.

Many families are descendants of original settlers who arrived in Capel in the 1830s. However, career opportunities are enticing new residents to consider real estate in Capel with its many attractions. House prices vary, but depending on buyers’ needs, they are in the region of $250,000 and $500,000.

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The sweeping coastline with its warm beaches, appeals to residents and visitors. Peppermint Grove Beach, with its friendly holiday home owners, is a well-known vacation resort in the area. In addition, although residents enjoy shopping facilities in Capel, they can also drive to Bunbury and Busselton where entertainment, restaurants and shopping malls are abundant. Capel has its own primary and middle school, and high schools are easily accessed in the surrounding areas.

Lovers of the great outdoors can take refuge in the Tuart Forest National Park. The park is named after the tuart tree that is only found in the limestone coastal areas, 200km on each side of Perth. This forest of tuart trees is the largest remaining natural tuart area in the world.

As more and more visitors are discovering this beautiful area, property management in Capel is expanding due to an increased interest in commercial outlets, private homes and units.

Families, who already live in Capel, enjoy the rural atmosphere and their friendliness is a welcoming sign to new visitors who are intending to also live in this safe environment.
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