Traralgon's Green Acres Village offers a home with all services covered from $130,000 to $165,000

October 01, 2008
Traralgon's Green Acres Village offers a home with all services covered from $130,000 to $165,000

Green Acres Relocatable Home Village Traralgon offers a home from $130,000 to $165,00 for over 55's.

It is aimed squarely at providing practical answers to a proven prime directive for living for older Australians - don't leave it too late to live!

For people with Recreational Vehicles and boats a Green Acres home c an include secure carport or garage protection and storage for big Recreational Vehciles is available. For those who want to travel for extended periods throughout the year a secure home base is in place.

For buyers here are key points in relation to Green Acres:

100 percent ownership of your BRAND NEW home.

No stamp duty.

Purchase a display home or choose your site and build.

If building you choose floor plan, colors, design etc.

1 bedroom display home for sale - $130,000.

2 bedroom display home for sale - $165,000.

Choose your site pay $100 refundable deposit - refundable for 6 months to give purchaser opportunity to complete the sale of existing property.

Weekly site fee - 1 person $111.00, 2 people $130.00 (less government rent.

Assistance when eligible) this is approx. 1/3 of the cost, therefore usually the $130 drops to $90-95 per week.

The site fee is INCLUSIVE of reasonable usage of all electricity water - no council rates to pay.

Safe secure environment with remote control entry gate.

On site management at all times.

Ruth and Allan Hillier know how they want to live. They want a secure life in the country and they love Traralgon. It is pretty, well laid out and the shops and people are friendly, Allan says.

Ruth says she feels Traralgon is home ground for the family.

Now she and Allan have their own home at Green Acres Village their grandchildren Holly, 7, Stephen, 12 and Ben, 9, are regular visitors.

Green Acres owner benefits extend to full use of the extensive child friendly facilities of the adjacent Park Lane Top Tourist Park.

That includes a massive kid magnet, the Jumping Pillow. There is also a swimming pool, indoor heated spa, pedal Go-carts, playground, and basketball court and games room.

So GoSee met seven-year-old Holly, but Stephen and Ben were too busy enjoying themselves in the secure neighboring play area.

Pets are welcome at Green Acres too and Park Lane Top Tourist Park has a friendly pet policy.

Green Acres is about village, social inter-reaction. That means people talk to each other and that will be helped along by a gym, library and community room with planned social events such as barbecues.

The people first practical approach at Green Acres means there are no bills for services like power and water. That is all inclusive.

Kids  keep themselves happy when there are things to do
Kids keep themselves happy when there are things to do

The price of a Green Acres home varies with the additions which individuals request but generally a two bedroom Green Acres Village residence will cost between $130,000 and $165,000.

Green Acres residents own their own homes in a safe secure environment with security gate entry and also on-site management.

There is variety in colour and design throughout the Green Acres village and all facilities and landscaped gardens are fully maintained.

V/line services run to Melbourne on the hour throughout the week and there are limited rail services at weekends.

Allan Hillier says he and Ruth ride the rails to Melbourne which is an hour and half away. As pensioners it only costs us $14 return, he said.

Not that the big city lights are essential to cultural survival. Ruth says she and Allan attend a lot of live shows and ballet at the local performing arts centre.

Green Gippsland has much close to Green Acres that is unique by any standards.

A big, modern hospital is about 500m left of the sliding security gate.

Golf is a good way to improve a healthy walk.

There is a popular local Australian Italian Club.

Ocean beaches are an hour away, Gippsland's fresh and saltwater fishing is close and world class.

Green Acres offers interchangeable colour and design options
Green Acres offers interchangeable colour and design options

The wonders of the High Country are an hour and half on good roads and bowls, craft clubs, croquet, footy clubs, the RSL and hands-on attractions like Powerworks are handy home-grown lifestyle options.

Then there are real country benefits. There is space for visitors and enough room to store caravans, trailers and boats.

Sailing is also a local fun thing to do and Hazelwood Pondage is venue to the quirky Sauna Sail which spreads its wings in winter on the warmer waters of the power station pondage.

Green Acres Village takes care of the property too so residents heading off to do good stuff know that things left behind are watched within the village environment by people who know what belongs. It is people taking care that works to put living into lifestyle.

Green Acres Relocatable Home Village is at 5353 Princes Highway Traralgon, Victoria. www.greenacresrelocatablehomevillage.com.au

Phone 03 5176 0231 or email Helen Marshall helenmarshall@live.com.au

Editor's Note: These GoSee Information Articles relate to the Green Acres, Park Lane and Traralgon, Gippsland experience.

Park Lane indoor heated spa is  linked to Green Acres
Park Lane indoor heated spa is linked to Green Acres
Vline runs on the hour Monday to Friday
Vline runs on the hour Monday to Friday
Microwave backs up the cook at  Green Acres Village.
Microwave backs up the cook at Green Acres Village.
Another stove style with utility shelf and rangehood.
Another stove style with utility shelf and rangehood.
Bathroom space Green Acres
Bathroom space Green Acres
Bedroom bay windows bring in the light.
Bedroom bay windows bring in the light.
Discreet dishwasher Green Acres Village
Discreet dishwasher Green Acres Village
Park Lane Jumping Pillow is a kid magnet
Park Lane Jumping Pillow is a kid magnet
Gloss finish Green Acres kitchen and cupboards
Gloss finish Green Acres kitchen and cupboards
Green Acres lounge comes with space to plan furnishings
Green Acres lounge comes with space to plan furnishings
Green Acres bay windows offer  light and  variety in style
Green Acres bay windows offer light and variety in style
Holly 7 enjoys time with grandparents  Ruth and Allan Hillier
Holly 7 enjoys time with grandparents Ruth and Allan Hillier
Hot plates and oven with space and storage Green Acres
Hot plates and oven with space and storage Green Acres
Original thought in entrance design Green Acres Village
Original thought in entrance design Green Acres Village
Park Lane swimming  pool is open to Green Acres residents
Park Lane swimming pool is open to Green Acres residents
Quality split system climate control Green Acres homes
Quality split system climate control Green Acres homes
Separate toilet and hand basin Green Acres
Separate toilet and hand basin Green Acres
Park Lane pedal power Go Carts are Green Acres family friendly
Park Lane pedal power Go Carts are Green Acres family friendly
Sunny kitchen Green Acres
Sunny kitchen Green Acres
Swing seat adds an individual touch
Swing seat adds an individual touch
Warm wood works well in the Green Acres designs
Warm wood works well in the Green Acres designs
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