Koalas abound in quiet street
BELAIR is full of vegetation and wildlife and the national park is a real highlight, Igor Truskewycz says. ‘‘You have wildlife, the proximity to the city is only about 15 minutes,’’ he says.
‘‘The Belair National Park is just up the road, that is a real feature, we love going through there, Belair is just a lovely spot, we have had koalas in our trees and everything.’’
Mr Truskewycz, who is selling his two-storey four-bedroom Adamson Ave home that features a pool, says he has always enjoyed the peaceful street.
‘‘It is just a wonderful place to live, it’s quiet, and Adamson Ave is one of the nicest streets in Belair and it is cityfacing.’’ After living in the suburb for 15 years, Mr Truskewycz says Belair has changed a bit in the last few years.
‘‘It’s changing rapidly now, there are a lot of new houses going up and renovations around,’’ he says.
‘‘It is really starting to buzz and people are starting to realise how close it is to the city.’’
Information from RP Data and the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows that Belair measures 13sq km and has seven parks, covering nearly 67 per cent of its area.
The median sale price for houses in April was $520,500, which is less than the $560,000 for the Mitcham council area.
The median price for units is $362,000, which is less than the $437,000 for the council area.
Smallacombe Real Estate Mitcham sales consultant Garry Emeny, who is selling Mr Truskewycz’s property, says Belair is popular with families and has great public transport options.
‘‘It’s a lovely area that is only 12km to the city and a short drive to the Mitcham area,’’ he says.
‘‘It’s got a wonderful lifestyle, the closeness to everything is a real benefit.
‘‘It’s a quiet part of the world with more of a village atmosphere, it has a range of shopping and amenities nearby in the Blackwood area.’’
He says the amount of vegetation in Belair is a real attraction for many.
‘‘The allotments are a good size, there is lovely views and there is nature everywhere around,’’ he says.
‘‘This part of Belair, where this property is, is tightly held.’’
PARK LIFE: Igor Truskewycz outside his home at Belair.