The most popular VIC suburbs for first home buyers in April on Urban

Check out what suburbs first home buyers have been keeping an eye on in April

The most popular VIC suburbs for first home buyers in April on Urban
The most popular VIC suburbs for first home buyers in April on Urban

The ongoing surge in home financing and purchasing took a hit in April as one of the key drivers, the HomeBuilder Grant, came to an end in March. 

Many developers however are sighting that the completion of the HomeBuilder Grant has failed to deter first home buyers (FHB).

Check out which suburbs have been drawing the attention of first home buyers in April.

Here are Urban’s most popular suburbs among FHB's:

1. Footscray

Live City
Address: 124-188 Ballarat Road, Footscray VIC 3011
Two-bedroom apartments from $460,000

Footscray has once again topped the list of most popular suburbs among first home buyers as it did in Q1, with strong interest shown in Live City.

Part of a new master planned community, Live City comprises 208 residences spread across 14 floors, delivered by developer R&F Property Australia.

Set to deliver over 1,400 apartments across eight buildings, the Footscray project brings together a fully-integrated, mixed-use community that’s thriving with character and history.

Designed by Elenberg Fraser, each residence features floor-to-ceiling windows, contemporary interiors and an abundance of natural light.

It is the second most affordable development included on this list with a one bedroom abode available from $350,000.

2. Southbank

Melbourne Square
93-119 Kavanagh Street, Southbank VIC 3006
Two-bedroom apartments from $642,000

Closing in on Footscray in popularity this month is Southbank, and for good reason, with Southbank's Melbourne Square being the third most popular development among FHB's this month.

OSK Property are the group behind the boutique collection of homes at Melbourne Square.

Featuring four distinct themes, it has been architecturally designed by COX Architecture, with interiors by designer Sue Carr, creating flawless spaces which make the most of the spectacular city views on offer.

Each bedroom boasts a stunning view via floor-to-ceiling glazing, plus the master suites offer a unique panoramic city vista.

Set for completion in mid 2021, amenities include a full-line Woolworths and other shops as well as resort-style facilities including pools, sauna, spa, gymnasium and a yoga room.

3. Reservoir

The Plenty Residences
Address: 830 Plenty Road, Reservoir VIC 3073

Enter Reservoir’s largest residential project in the suburb’s history, The Plenty Residences. Consisting of 328 apartments, 17 townhouses, and 11 commercial suites across four buildings of varying heights up to 12 storeys, The Plenty is overseen by developer JLF Property Group.

Architeria Architects have created a central area of vibrant greens destined to be The Plenty’s focal point, offering a welcoming place where residents can take refuge after a busy day or entertain friends and family.

Enjoying panoramic views of the city and mountains, the residences offer a mix of one, two, and three-bedroom apartments and townhouses.

You can take advantage of the communal areas, set to include a swimming pool, barbecue, and children’s play areas. With 231 bike spaces and 394 car spaces, The Plenty Residences will have plenty of room for people of all ages.

4. Keysborough

Haven Townhomes
Address: 42 Homeleigh Road, Keysborough VIC 3173
Three-bedroom townhouses from $675,000

For those First Home Buyers with a family, or seeking something larger Haven Townhomes has been very eye-catching with affordable and stylish three and four bedroom townhomes on offer

Brought to you by Aultun Group, the development was designed by Cera Stribley Architects.

The Haven estate encompasses a variety of two storey floor plans with the option of choosing a house and land package, or an off-the-plan purchase.

Situated surrounded by thriving wetlands and meandering walking trails, each of the 59 Haven Townhomes are in a prime position for stunning views, access to nature and world-class amenities.

It is set for completion in December 2021.

5. Geelong

Ryrie Home
44 Ryrie Street, Geelong VIC 3220
Two-bedroom apartments from $699,000

Ryrie Homes was Urban's most popular investor project for Q1 2021, however this month's results show its appeal to first home buyers, with Geelong's strong performance as one of the nation's most sought-after regional areas doing excellent work for this development.

Delivered by Franzé, each Ryrie Home apartment has been cleverly designed by Architectus to deliver great amenity, comfort and abundant storage, with timber flooring, beautiful finishes and quality fixtures.

Each apartment enjoys panoramic bay views and alfresco dining for year-round holiday living.

With the foreshore, 500m north and the CBD, 500m east—as well as parks, theatres, galleries, cafés and restaurants all within walking distance—Ryrie Home offers a level of culture and connection unmatched in Geelong.

Plus for first home buyers looking for something on the more affordable side, one-bedroom apartments start at $375,000.

Jordan Fidler

Jordan Fidler

Jordan is a journalist at His focus is shining a spotlight on some of Australia's best apartment developments and their features

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