Suburb Profiles

Where is Taylors Lakes?

Taylors Lakes offers the best of a famlily lifestyle, just 25 minutes from the centre of Melbourne city. An easy drive north west of the CBD via the Calder Freeway, the suburb was first developed almost 30 years ago. It’s established enough to feel ‘lived in’ but still enjoys the conveniences of good infrastructure, local facilities and amenities. A day trip to the city is easily manageable as is a tour of local regional towns such as Kyneton or Daylesford, both less than an hour away.    


Living in Taylors Lakes

The local population is around 15,500 and tends towards younger families and people in their 40s and 50s. There is a good supply of local employment in retail and trade professions as well as commuters who are living in Taylors Lakes but travel between home and the city for work.
Taylors Lakes is well serviced with public transport both locally and connecting to Melbourne, with Watergardens train station in the centre of town, on the Sunbury line. There are also bus services connecting the local suburbs to shopping facilities and amenities in Taylors Lakes.  
There are plenty of early learning facilities and public and private schools at primary, junior and senior levels in the area so families can be reassured of a stable education experience throughout their children’s school years.
Local recreational facilities range from sporting grounds to parks, cinemas to bowling alleys and locals can find almost anything they need at Watergardens and Taylors Lakes Shopping Centres.

Things to See and Do in Taylors Lakes

Taylors Lakes has created a good balance of recreational facilities by catering for indoor as well as outdoor interests. Sporting clubs include football, cricket, basketball, tennis and more. For the less active times there’s a cinema and a bowling alley and of course throughout the year there are numerous events just ‘next door’ at the Calder Park Thunderdome or pehaps a round of golf at the Keilor Public Golf course. If locals run out of things to see and do in Taylors Lakes they can easily jump on the train and be in the heart of the action in Melbourne in 45 minutes!    

Taylors Lakes Accommodation

There are a small percentage of residents renting houses in Taylors Lakes, however the majority of residents are owner occupiers. The most commonly sold houses in Taylors Lakes are large single storey 4-bedroom family homes that fill the block but retain a small garden area in the front or back or both.
The area has developed steadily over its lifetime but has experienced considerable growth in recent years. As development spreads from the city outwards, more established suburbs like Taylors Lakes become much more in demand.
If you are interested in learning more about how to buy a property in Taylors Lakes, why not check in with your local agent? First National real estate agents in Taylors Lakes can help, by talking to you about what’s currently on the rental market and what houses Taylors Lakes currently has on offer for sale, as well as running you through some recently sold houses. For all of your Taylors Lakes real estate needs, contact the friendly team at First National Real Estate Taylors Lakes.