Most people would be aware of this area based on their holiday experiences – Easters at Bright, summers along the Murray, skiing at Falls. What’s incredible is that this lifestyle is made more possible now because of the huge increases in the Melbourne real estate market. It is now possible for so many people to escape the Rat Race and enjoy a slower pace up here.

We were attracted to this region, firstly because of the incredible value for money we saw when browsing real estate online. Then we realized that the climate would be amazing – and it has been since moving here in 2011. Crisp winters and hot summers – so much more reliable barbecue weather and way more sunny skies than Melbourne! Beautiful architecture, treed streets, cafes, art galleries, wineries, fishing, water skiing, snow skiing, shopping, pubs, sporting facilities, licensed clubs, country drives – all on the doorstep.

If you need to work, there are major employers locally – Riverlea, Uncle Tobys and Federation Shire. It is about a half hour commute to Wangaratta or Yarrawonga, and less than an hour to Wodonga and Albury where industry and retail is booming. Opportunities to start businesses abound. Corowa has a hospital and two medical clinics to choose from. Rutherglen is just ten minutes’ drive from Corowa – a different, trendy style there that will satisfy those pining the streets of Fitzroy.

This region is a must-see if you are ready to escape – we’ll never go back!

Call us if you’d like to chat about what you need to find in this area if you move here – we will help you.

Federation Council

Indigo Shire