Why Aussies are opting for apartment living

Twenty years ago it was in most people’s opinion essential to have a traditional bricks and mortar home, complete with big backyard.

A place where washing spun on the hills hoist, countless innings of family cricket matches were played, and every man had his shed, stocked with tools to keep the great Australian dream alive.

Busy working parents spent Saturday morning whipper-snipping and mowing, tending to their hard-earned patch of grass. If you were lucky enough to have a pool, cleaning, maintenance and safety requirements all chewed into that valuable time, too. The big backyard with all the trimmings, whilst nice to have, required a lot of work.

Fast forward to 2019 and many Aussie families have recognised how non-essential a big backyard really is, with apartment living becoming increasingly preferred. In fact, according to the 2016 Census of Population and Housing, 48% of all people residing in Australian apartments are doing so with family*.

“Apartment buildings have come a long way in the past decade and are so much more than just a roof over your head”, said Mark Stevens, founder and managing director of Kokoda Property Group.

“Kokoda, like all good developers, is thinking about how we can create spaces that have everything the big family home once did and deliver a resort standard of living, with lots of open green space for kids to run around, entertainment facilities, fitness areas and more – and all with zero upkeep”.

On the corner of Dandenong and Glenferrie Roads in Melbourne’s heritage suburb of Malvern, Kokoda’s forthcoming Malvern Collective mixed-used residential development ticks all the boxes for family apartment living, boasting large open plan living, communal indoor and outdoor entertaining areas, a state-of-the-art gymnasium, rooftop pool, cinema and so much more.

With a number of top-performing schools in the area and great local amenity, with Malvern Central just down the road, Kokoda’s Mark Stevens says the mixed-use development will only bolster what is a thriving, family-oriented suburb.

“Malvern Collective is the ultimate place for the new-age Melbourne family to call home, and has been tailored to promote a true sense of community.

“With lots of top-performing schools in the area, all the best shopping retailers and an abundance of open space both within the development and throughout the suburb, families will have everything they need right at their fingertips”, said Mark.

With building management all taken care of, families can enjoy quality time together in the heritage suburb of Malvern, without all the traditional home maintenance and backyard upkeep.

“Malvern Collective is a true resort-style lifestyle where everything is taken care of. The building even has a 24/7 concierge, helping relieve some of the life admin that working families can certainly do without”.

Set to include a broader precinct redevelopment and make the southern end of Glenferrie Rd more functional, Kokoda’s plans also include a full restoration of the endearing local institution, the Angel Tavern.

“Nothing says resort-style living like being able to pop downstairs for a beautiful restaurant quality feed”.

Malvern Collective is currently on sale. To find out how you can call this exciting new development home, register your interest by clicking here.

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