Werribee Suburb Profile
Where is Werribee?
Werribee is in the City of Wyndham, around 32 kilometres south-west of the Melbourne CBD on the M1 Princes Highway. It is the largest city between Melbourne and Geelong and is the base for the Wyndham Shire, which it is a part of. Werribee is on the metropolitan train system and commuters can access the city in about 45 minutes from Werribee train station, on the Werribee line. There is also a great local bus network connecting Werribee with the region. Werribee is somewhat of a hub for neighbouring suburbs including Wyndham Vale, Tarneit, Hoppers Crossing and Point Cook.
Living in Werribee
Werribee is a popular place to live with some of Victoria’s most beloved tourist attractions at its doorstep. The local population is around 41,000 and at least half of the population are in young families. Werribee’s Watton Street is a lively central shopping precinct in the centre of town, with major supermarkets and retailers and there are also a number of shopping centres local to Werribee, including Werribee Village Shopping Centre and Pacific Werribee.
There are excellent health care facilities with the Werribee Mercy, the Royal Children’s Hospital and St Vincent’s Private servicing many towns in the Wyndham Shire. The Wyndham Private Medical Centre is home to a number of general, allied and mental health services as well as specialists and a pathology unit.
Werribee offers a great range of educational options for growing families with more than a dozen primary schools, including St Andrew’s Catholic School, Manorvale Primary School and Thomas Chirnside Primary School. Child care and early learning facilities such as Little Blossoms Child Care and Good Start Early Learning offer support to working families for pre-school aged children. There are about 5 secondary schools in Werribee, including Wyndham Central College and MacKillop Catholic College and a number of tertiary institutions have campuses in the satellite city, including Victoria University and the University of Melbourne.
Werribee has become known for its solid investment potential in recent years and though house prices are slightly higher than in neighbouring suburbs, the Werribee real estate scene still offers some good opportunities for first home buyers and young families, with many established family homes turning over regularly in the market. For those more interested in renting houses in Werribee, the rental market is also good with a solid and diverse offering of interesting properties to suit anyone in the suburb’s demographic – from retirees to students, families to young professionals.
Things to See and Do in Werribee
Much of the local lifestyle is focused on the natural environment with the Werribee River running through the centre of the town. Locals love to head to the Riverbend Historical Park for a BBQ, a picnic or some canoeing and there are numerous walks in the area for locals to keep fit. About 10 kilometres from the CBD, the mouth of the river meets Port Phillip Bay creating a small beach for locals with good fishing, swimming and boating options.
Of course, Werribee is home to one of Victoria’s most famous tourist precincts that includes the Werribee Park Mansion and its gardens, the Victoria State Rose Garden, the Werribee Open Range Zoo and Shadowfax Winery. Enthusiasts can also enjoy the Werribee Park Golf Club and the National Equestrian Centre.
There is plenty of great dining on offer in Watton Street and locals would probably take you to Silver Chopsticks, Crown of India, Baffetti Risorante, or Raffaels.
If you are interested in learning more about the Werribee property scene, First National Westwood can help. Their local agents can talk to you about what’s currently on the rental market, the types of houses Werribee has for sale and even brief you on some recently sold houses. First National Westwood are a team of well-established real estate agents in Werribee that can support you in whatever you need – whether you want to buy property in Werribee or just explore the local area.
For all of your Werribee real estate needs, contact the friendly team at First National Westwood.