The suburb is a popular choice for families looking for affordable homes with excellent lifestyle amenities, including schools and access to transport. It is also a good investment area with high rental yields.
A large portion of the point cook homestead is dedicated to parkland, with a golf course and lake in the centre. Most of the homes are new and single or double-story, with some older homes in the vicinity of the RAAF Base Laverton.
A Glimpse into the Past: Discovering the Charm of Point Cook Homestead
During both World Wars the Point Cook area was an important training base for landplanes and sea planes. It housed squadrons of aircraft from Australia and the allied countries. In the early days, hangars and wooden accommodation buildings were built to replace tents and temporary structures. Famous aviators associated with the base include Marshal of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), Sir Charles Williams, and many others.
Residents have easy access to a number of shopping centres. The Sanctuary Lakes Shopping Centre recently underwent a major revamp and now features a Kmart, along with a cinema, food court and more. The Centre also hosts a number of events and festivals throughout the year.
Point Cook residents have access to a range of Internet services, with selected areas participating in Telstra’s FTTP broadband network. This delivers Internet, digital free-to-air TV and Foxtel from Telstra all on a single cable to the home. This eliminates the need for rooftop antennas and dishes. Other Internet options in the Point Cook area are ADSL 2+, wireless technologies and mobile phone networks.