Surrounded by picturesque mountains, open spaces, fresh air and grazing country, Ararat is the thriving centrepiece in a region of tranquil natural attractions, including the Grampians National Park, Mount Langi Ghiran, Mount Cole, and Mount Buangor.
The township is one of the largest in the region, and boasts all the lifestyle necessities required for comfortable country living.
There are over 100 sporting clubs in the Ararat municipality, ranging from AFL & golf to Highland Dancing & Archery, and so much more. Clubs are always looking for members, be they participants, supporters or volunteers.
The region also has four swimming pools, one located in the Ararat Fitness Centre. The well equipped Centre itself features a spa and sauna, group fitness classes, swimming lessons and various sporting activities.
Ararat is also a convenient base for exploring the natural beauty of the Grampians region due to its close proximity to a number of natural attractions, parklands, trails, hikes and lakes. Each spot is defined by lush eucalypt forests, bark-laden tracks, waterfalls, and rugged granite formations perfect for walking, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking or simply admiring the views. And who can forget the world class wineries?
MEDIAN HOUSE PRICE
With a median house price of $220,000, you really can have your home and live in it too. Purchasing property is not only affordable for singles, couples and families, but also provides an excellent opportunity for a well-deserved Tree Change, or just releasing the equity in your city home.
Ararat is home to eleven primary and four secondary schools across the public and Catholic sectors. The major high schools include Ararat College, Marian College and Lake Bolac P-12 College with each school catering to the educational needs and desires of their families.
With access to schools, healthcare, local food and wine, and a thriving community, Ararat’s is a relaxed lifestyle of copious rewards. The city only has two traffic lights, meaning tedious commutes to-and-from work are non-existent. Walking is an everyday occurrence, leading to a literally enriched way of life and more time to spend with loved ones.