9 reasons why Elara is the perfect place to call home in 2023

06 December 2022

From an abundance of green open space, quality education facilities and convenient retail stores, Elara is the perfect place to call home in 2023. 

1. 40-hectares of open green space
It’s easy to enjoy an active and healthy lifestyle at Elara, with access to over 40 hectares of public green space, ideal for playing soccer with the kids, exercising, taking the dog for a leisurely stroll or simply relaxing with a good book. Elara’s own 24ha Riparian Parklands is home to a 3-hectare lake, 7km of continuous paths, exercise hubs, picnic shelters, BBQ facilities and a 200sqm playground.

Green space at Elara

2. Parks, barks, and more parks…

Elara’s new off-leash dog park on Watkin Crescent is set to open early 2023 and will have bench seating and plenty of pup-friendly obstacles, making it the perfect spot for dogs to make new furry friends. Plans for Elara’s second sporting fields, the Northern Playing Fields^, are currently awaiting council approval and will provide another destination hub for the community, and for regional visitors.

3. Convenient Shopping
Centrally located in the heart of Marsden Park, Elara Village Shopping Centre has all your needs catered for with a Coles supermarket, pharmacy, childcare centre and 16 speciality retailers including cafes, gym, medical centre, dentist, beauty and barber shop. Just a short drive from Elara is the Sydney Business Park with Costco, Aldi and Bunnings, while nearby Westpoint Blacktown features 250 specialty shops, where you can catch up with friends for lunch or a movie, and shop till you drop.

4. Connected to Transport
Elara’s transport options make commuting easy. Schofields Train Station is a short 11 minute~ drive from Elara providing easy connections to Parramatta, Blacktown and Sydney’s CBD. The M7 motorway linking to the M2 and M4 are also nearby making it simple to get to and from Elara.

5. Quality Education
You don’t have to travel far to access quality education at Elara. St. Luke’s Catholic College is located within the community itself and offers grades K-12, while Elara’s local public school, Northbourne Primary School, is also now open.

6. Elara Eats
Residents are embracing Elara’s own mini food festival held on the last Saturday of each month (excluding December) between 5pm – 8pm. This new community initiative features a range of food trucks and gives residents a chance to catch up with friends and neighbours over some seriously delicious eats.

7. Livvi’s Place Playground Elara

Livvi’s Park has been listed in the top 50 best playgrounds in Sydney. This large, fenced, inclusive playground for kids of all abilities includes a water play zone, a flying fox, slides, swings, climbing nets, a carousel, fun glider, trampoline loop and even a basketball half-court!

Children playing at Livvi's Place Playground

8. Community Events
Elara has a dedicated Community Development Manager working with various partners to activate regular activities, programs and forums. There is a schedule of events planned for residents including the monthly Elara Eats event, movie nights and key festivals such as Diwali, Halloween, Christmas and Lunar New Year. It’s no wonder that 83%* of residents surveyed in the last Livability Index Survey say they get a sense of belonging in the community.

9. We’re an award winner!
Elara was named Master planned Community of the Year at the 2022 Urban Taskforce Development Excellence Awards. Elara has become a diverse neighbourhood comprising liveable, innovative, and affordable homes with world class precinct amenities: schools, shops, parks, services and 40 hectares of public green space.

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 ^Any future infrastructure referenced is proposed for Stockland Elara as at 12/08/2022. The delivery and location of proposed infrastructure, facilities, amenities, services and destinations is indicative only and may change due to future circumstances.

*Percentage calculated from results obtained in the Stockland Liveability Index Survey conducted between 21/02/2022 and 18/03/2022. The Stockland Liveability Index Survey contains views and opinions expressed by customers of Stockland. The views, opinions and commentary of such individuals may not represent the views, opinions and commentary of all customers of Stockland. Stockland does not accept any liability for loss or damage arising as a result of any reliance on the views, opinions and commentary of such individuals.

~All distance and travel timeframe references are estimates only, refer to distance by car or driving time (unless specified otherwise), and are based on information obtained from Google Maps at the time of publication.