How to find a new community where you will live well

Three considerations when researching a new community

Sometimes it’s about location, often price is a factor, but what about the feeling you get?

When researching a new community to build your dream home in, consider if it’s a place where you and your family can truly live well, now and into the future.

One of the important steps when searching for your new home, is to take a drive through different communities and get a feel for what you like, and dislike, about certain locations.

Driving through a new development can be daunting, especially if the community is in its early stages, and there’s not much yet to see. But you can still get an understanding of how neighbourhoods are being planned and how you might live there one day.

Regional Sales Manager at Lendlease, Nimit Acharya, shared his tips for homebuyers looking to build a new home.

First on his list was, “Location, location, location!”

“A new master-planned community that is carefully thought out with future infrastructure and existing amenity such as schools, shops and parks, allows you to live in the here and now whilst planning for future capital growth,” said Nimit.

When you are thinking about building your dream home, make sure you spend some time looking for the right location that has what you need now, and is allowing for growth in the future.

At Alkimos Vista, Picasso Park is already established at the heart of the community, featuring 2.5ha of open space, mature trees, sporting facilities and Cancer Council WA’s first Sun Smart endorsed playground. Close by, The Gateway Shopping Precinct has a broad offering including an IGA and a range of retail, dining, tavern, gym, medical and services.

Providing rapidly growing amenity and public infrastructure, DevelopmentWA’s future Alkimos city centre, Alkimos Central, is located right next to Alkimos Vista. When completed, Alkimos Central will provide residents with key services, employment, shopping, dining, recreation, and major transport links, such as Alkimos Train Station, connecting directly into Joondalup and Perth’s CBD.

The second consideration is community spirit.

“You will be surprised by the feeling you get when you drive through a new community,” said Nimit.

Take some time to walk along the streets, sit in green spaces or visit the local café to get a sense of the place that you’ll call home.

Development partners Lendlease and DevelopmentWA have purposefully implemented several community-building initiatives to ensure Alkimos Vista is a socially sustainable community from day one. From Thursday to Sunday, you’ll find Alkimos Vista locals at Sprout Hub, a social enterprise cafe making great coffee, supporting local artisans and growing community with spaces to connect for social groups and events. Our parks and playgrounds are lively places where our community connects, and there are already many local groups and clubs to join.

Home design is also an important factor.

“It’s important to figure out what you like and what you dislike with a house,” said Nimit.

“Take your time to walk through display homes and make sure you do some research before you jump in to such a big decision.”

Visit our Home Building Academy to find many great resources to help navigate buying land and building your new home. Whether you’re a first home buyer or a seasoned homeowner, you’ll find a range of checklists and tips to help you stay on track.

So, next time you’re driving through Perth’s coastal north, pop in and speak to Nimit or one of our experienced sales team members to find out about land for sale or house and land packages, and get ready to build your new home at Alkimos Vista.