Junction Village is a cosy pocket situated between the Royal Botanic Gardens, and the suburbs of Botanic Ridge and Cranbourne East.
With a population of approximately 1,017 (2016 census) it’s a tight-knit community offering lifestyle and leisure, catering to growing families and elder retirees. The median age is placed at 55 in Junction Village vs 32 for Cranbourne with its population of 97,040.
Not short of local charm, the Octave Sales Team says, “Locals love this location and new visitors to the area quickly learn why. The Botanical Gardens adjoining the Octave development are a truly spectacular drawcard with kilometres of walking trails, BBQ areas and a range of wildlife which families just love!
“Being a very small suburb, Junction Village is an interesting place as it’s a meeting point between urban and country living yet with easy access to transport, shops, education and medical facilities. It is already an established community, but nicely tucked away from all the hustling and bustling of the surrounding area in Cranbourne. For most people it really is uncompromised living.”
Bordered by larger neighbouring suburbs — Cranbourne East to the north, and Botanic Ridge to the west — the small community in Junction Village currently benefits from convenient car access to Cranbourne Shopping Centre and Cranbourne Railway Station. In December of 2017 the Andrews Government set aside $3 million to purchase land for a future railway station, extending the train line with two new stations in Cranbourne East and Clyde, with hopes to provide better access to public transport and ease dependency on South Gippsland Highway and the Monash Freeway.
In terms of the real estate market, Realestate.com.au reports median purchase price at $505,000 for established residential property in Junction Village, while neighbouring suburbs Cranbourne East and Botanic Ridge are positioned $520,000 and $640,400 respectively (as of July 2019). With the introduction of 300+ lots to the suburb by new estate Octave, Junction Village is set to experience a material level of growth and change in both in housing capacity and population for the coming years. A hidden gem, Junction Village’s position bordered by the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne to its west makes for a unique and secluded area to live attracting residents who value lifestyle and accessibility of nature.