Being able to build a strong network of friends in the local community has been one of the best features of living in Willowdale for Ayesa and husband Ajharul.
Being able to build a strong network of friends in the local community has been one of the best features of living in Willowdale for Ayesa Kabir and husband Ajharul Huq.
In fact, life is so good at the award-winning community of Willowdale that a number of their friends have been inspired to make the move to the masterplanned community as well.
“We have really good neighbours. People are nice, everyone knows each other and we get together regularly.’’ Mrs Kabir said.
Family outings to one of the many local parks nearby with their two-year-old, Aariz, to play and meet others are treasured.
Mrs Kabir said that during her maternity leave, she had met many other mums when she attended the activities on offer for young children. Play dates are a regular occurrence at the Kabir-Huq household.
Mrs Kabir said the free community events at Willowdale also brought local residents together in a fun atmosphere. In her own neighbourhood, residents gather in the street every year at midnight to ring in the New Year together.
The couple were attracted to Willowdale initially because they saw the community as being very progressive.
“We used to live in Sutherland Shire and we were looking for somewhere close to a train station and the airport. I saw the new station planned for the area when we were buying,’’ Mrs Kabir said.
The community is ideally located 15 kilometres from Liverpool and around 37 kilometres from Parramatta and Sydney Airport, with convenient access to the M5 and M7 motorways, and the new Leppington Train Station.
Mrs Kabir said that while the proximity of their home to public transport was a key factor in choosing Willowdale, the community was also well connected to shops and parks.
“Everything is so handy. Our home in within walking distance to parks, which we use every day, and Coles and Costco are nearby,’’ she said.