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Why South Gippsland is now the place to live

Despite the global pandemic of 2020 (which is a year we’d all like to forget, no doubt) there have been some positives to come out of last year. For one, COVID-19 changed the way we live and work, by normalising working remotely and even encouraging homeowners or renters to avoid high-density areas. Coupled with a more relaxed lifestyle and the ability to balance a career and family life for the first time in many peoples’ lives, locations like South Gippsland are looking even more inviting.

This little-known coastal region has a huge heart, and many are flocking to buy a piece of land to build their dream home on. It really has never been a better time than now to invest in a house and land package in regional Victoria.

The location

About a two-hour drive from Melbourne, South Gippsland is still considered an ideal weekend getaway hotspot due to its sweeping views, fauna and paddock-to-plate produce. But it’s also for these reasons that it’s a great place to live as work becomes even more flexible with living arrangements. You really can get all the pleasures of country living while still being able to enjoy the hustle and bustle of city living (should you miss it.)

The sights and activities

There’s no doubt about it: spectacular scenery by way of temperate rainforests and rolling hills that become hundreds of miles of stunning coastline is sure to impress anyone – there really is nothing like it in regional Victoria. The world-famous Wilsons Promontory National Park as well as local Farmers’ Markets and festivals will keep you busy and entertained every other weekend.

The price

It’s no secret that buying a home away from metropolitan Melbourne is going to be a more affordable option than living in the city’s suburbs. If the thought of living in a high-rise apartment the size of a shoebox isn’t your idea of fun, then you’ll love the sprawling land that South Gippsland has to offer.

Rental demand

With interest rates at an all-time low and the Australian Government placing a heavy emphasis on new home construction in the federal budget, South Gippsland is looking to be the opportunity of a lifetime for investors and owner-occupiers.

If you’re thinking of moving to South Gippsland, chances are others have the same idea as you. Want to make some extra income while living here? A dual occupancy, duplex or  house and land package might be exactly what you’re looking for.


The institutions have certainly improved in South Gippsland. No longer considered a “one-pub town”, this region now boasts strong universities, hospitals, farming and manufacturing as well as healthcare and other public health services – for employment opportunities and retirees, students, and families looking to grow.

Talk to Hotondo Homes today

Whether you’re looking for an investment property or simply want to live in a like minded community, don’t look past South Gippsland. Hotondo Homes has been operating and building forever homes in this regional location for over a decade, and our team is ready to help guide you through your purchase or investment decision.

So, what are you waiting for? Contact Hotondo Homes today on 1800 677 156 for more information.

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