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Beach, bush and city: 5 great places to live in WA if you're looking for your first home.

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Welcome to the roaring ’20s. Not only is it a new year to celebrate, but it’s also a new decade.

For many, it’s a time of setting goals and contemplating the future. If you’re anything like me, you’re probably dreaming of a home to call your own.

With the Australian Government’s recent introduction of the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme and the $10,000 First Home Owner Grant (FHOG) available, as well as the extension of the increased income limits for Keystart Low Deposit Home Loans, it’s a great time for first-home buyers to get into the market sooner.

Australian property developer Stockland has five WA residential communities that are worth investigating, especially if you’re interested in building the lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of.

Before you take the leap, let’s have a look at some of the newest communities springing up around WA that should be on your radar.

When the beach is calling.

The Amberton
The Amberton Beach Bar and Kitchen gives you close-up Indian Ocean views. Image: Supplied.

If you’re living in Western Australia, chances are you’re a bit of a beach lover. So if you want to soak up everything the coast has to offer, Amberton Beach in Perth's north could be the community for you. With pristine stretches of silky soft sand that wander on for miles, why would you want to live anywhere else?

Offering a family-friendly vibe,there is lots to love about Amberton beach, including the Amberton Beach Bar and Kitchen overlooking the Indian Ocean. It’s the perfect place to hang out and sip on a cold glass of bubbly as the sun drops below the horizon casting dreamy hues across the dunes, while the kids play happily in an adventure playground by the sea.

There’s more good news with a proposed rail line and freeway extension in the works, making commuting to Perth’s CBD a breeze. The amenities of Joondalup and other surrounding hubs are close enough for anything else you could possibly need.

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For modern digs close to the city.

Terraces at Calleya
The Terraces at Calleya are a great urban option. Image: Supplied.

If your dream is sophisticated living close to the city centre, Calleya has great choices whether it's house and land packagea terrace home or a high-quality over-55s villages.

Just 25 kilometres and four train stops from the Perth CBD, this rapidly expanding development in the suburb of Treeby offers cosmopolitan living while still remaining totally family-friendly.

With tree-lined streets and four parks and playgrounds, there's much to enjoy. The junior BMX track is a hit with youngsters, while the close proximity to shops, cafes, recreation centres, schools, public transport and the opportunity to become involved in community activities like movie nights and fitness classes makes living easy and fun.

For a peaceful retreat.

The lush bush around Sienna Wood provides a great space to immerse yourself in nature. Image: Supplied.
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Sienna Wood is a tranquil area situated at the foot of the Darling Range. It’s 34 kilometres from the Perth CBD, yet still well-connected thanks to the nearby Armadale train station.

Those with families are in for a treat with plenty of exciting playgrounds in the community for little ones to burn off energy, like the nautical-themed Shipwreck Park, while there’s also an impressive array of childcare services, and primary and high schools.

Armadale Road, Tonkin Highway and Kwinana Freeway are all easy to access, and it’s just a few minutes to shopping centres in Armadale and Haynes, with all the essentials you need from medical to banks and more. If you love a spot of golf, the Armadale Golf Course is minutes away and there’s also an aquatic centre, gym and recreation arena.

A trendy wine region escape.

Relax and have a drink in the Swan Valley. Image: Supplied.

Nestled alongside the picturesque Swan Valley, just 26 kilometres to Perth City, Vale in Aveley is an award-winning community boasting gorgeous natural surroundings and stunning lakes and parklands combined with trendy shops and cafes to enjoy at your leisure.

Vale offers access to two flourishing town centres and has plenty of schools and amenities that enhance the lifestyle, including a waterfront amphitheatre. It’s perfect for those with a focus on a healthy lifestyle, or those who like the finer things in life.

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You can take advantage of many fitness zones, including a yoga platform, bocce court, boardwalks and more.

The added bonus, of course, is that with the Swan Valley centre so close, you’ll have wineries and galleries at your doorstep to make the most of the weekends.

With nature and city close by.

Let the kids run wild at the local Jungle Park. Image: Supplied.

Another great place to live that’s close to the heart of Swan Valley is Whiteman Edge.

This bustling and friendly community is surrounded by bushland and completely immersed in nature yet not lacking on convenience and amenities. This lovely area has tree-lined streets, access to education hubs, shopping, dining, recreation and employment opportunities. For the kids, the incredible Jungle Park has earned its world-class reputation, and there’s nine other parks and a network of walkways and cycleways to keep you exploring.

Still want to be close to the city? No problem, the Perth CBD is just 20km away and easily accessible thanks to the Northlink WA road network's recent $1 billion upgrade. Residents will also benefit from the Metronet rail line, including a station at Whiteman Park, which will mean less time commuting and more time to do what you want.

If you’re ready to start the decade off on the right foot, it might be time to take advantage of the special offers and bonuses available to you now that will help you get into your own home sooner.

Find out more about these beautiful WA developments here.

Feature image: Children and their dog at Mooba Cafe, Sienna Wood. Image/Supplied.

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