Ballarat provides a living environment noted for its beauty and green spaces. As one of Australia’s largest inland cities, home to over 88,000, Ballarat offers a combination of location, services and lifestyle. Furthermore, the city boasts an impressive range of educational institutions, medical services, places of worship, clubs & entertainment venues, shopping centres, world class sporting facilities and celebrated tourist attractions.
An important asset to Ballarat is Lake Wendouree, a man-made lake covering 200 hectares just minutes from the town centre surrounded by beautiful property. The lake hosted rowing events during the 1956 Olympics games. The track around the lake provides an interesting 6km challenge to walking, cycling and running enthusiasts who complete the circuit in their thousands each week, irrespective of the weather.
The Botanical Gardens, situated near the western side of the lake, feature a floral conservatory, fernery, lawns and an avenue of bronze busts of all the Australian Prime Ministers.
The streetscapes are more than attractive, offering splendid examples of Victorian architecture. The gold boom of the 1850’s left a legacy of wide roads that make getting around a breeze and the city retains much of its rich gold heritage in the form of opulent buildings, fountains and tourist attractions that celebrate the city’s history. Notable buildings include Ballarat Town Hall, Her Majesty’s Theatre and Craig’s Royal Hotel.
If your into café culture, Ballarat is host to a clutch of café’s that is comparable to any of its big city cousins. Enjoy alfresco dining in street-side café’s along Sturt Street or besides Lake Wendouree. Select from a variety of fine dining, contemporary coffee shops, casual sandwich bars or venues that cater for the whole family.
The City of Ballarat has many residential areas that are highly desirable, with proximity to shopping, community & recreational facilities. Many of these areas are historically significant with period as well as contemporary properties set in beautifully tree-lined streetscapes. Ballarat also offers plenty of new development opportunities and is expanding in every direction.