Koalas abound in quiet street

The Advertiser - Real Estate - - Adamson Ave, Belair - TOM DOUGHERTY

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.’’

Pic­ture: ROGER WY­MAN

PARK LIFE: Igor Truskewycz out­side his home at Belair.

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