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Why everyone is moving to the Mornington Peninsula

Located only an hour south-east of Melbourne city, the Mornington Peninsula is becoming a popular destination to live.

While it used to be filled with retirees, ‘The Pen’ is now attracting a younger crowd with many from the X and Y Generations flocking to its greener pastures. It’s now the location-of-choice for many first home buyers pushed out of the Melbourne market.

This is because –

  • The properties cheaper than their Melbourne counterparts
  • The streets are also quieter
  • There’s plenty to see and do
  • Job opportunities are becoming more readily available due to its population growth.

But the Mornington Peninsula offers so much more.

Key reasons to buy a home in the Mornington Peninsula

Quality lifestyle

If you’re overwhelmed by the busyness of Melbourne, then you’ll appreciate the calmness of the Mornington Peninsula. There are beautiful beachside suburbs overlooking Port Phillip Bay such as Portsea, Sorrento, Rye, and Rosebud. These areas offer the perfect opportunity for an early morning dip and charming chillout zones on the weekends.

The majority of beaches in Port Phillip Bay are great for families with the relatively shallow waters and clean sands. The beaches also face west, meaning you can expect glorious sunsets in the evening. If you’re a surfer, you can find excellent surf breaks along the coastlines of Bass Strait and Westernport at Gunnamatta, Sorrento Back Beach, Rye Ocean Beach, and Point Leo.

There are also nearly 100 walking tracks, both coastal and in-land, lots to see and do, and a strong art and culture vibe.

If you enjoy a drop of wine from time to time, there’s a long line up of wineries to discover. Many are open every day and feature restaurants and cafes for delightful dining experiences.

For the dedicated golfer, your friends will be green with envy from the Mornington Peninsula’s selection of golf courses. These include Moonah Links Golf Resort, Flinders Golf Club, and The Dunes Golf Links.

Amazing food

The food in the Mornington Peninsula is absolutely to die for!

The Jackalope Hotel is a must-see. Gourmet Traveller named the venue as the Boutique Hotel of the Year 2018. It was also awarded the Best Club Sandwich 2018!

We also recommend dining at the RACV Resort at Cape Schank. Executive Chef, Josh Pelham, and his staff treat their guests with one of the finest culinary experiences on the Mornington Peninsula.

Pt. Leo Estate is another key restaurant to try. With a long string of awards, including Hottest Regional Restaurant 2018, New Restaurant of the Year 2018, and Best Regional Restaurant 2018, you are sure to have a memorable meal.

And that’s only the beginning! There are also fantastic schools, shopping centres, and more.

If you’re thinking of moving to the Mornington Peninsula, ask a local real estate agent for more information and get in touch with us at Listing Loop to find beautiful off-market properties today!

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