As our lives get busier and busier, the way we live and work has evolved. In the day-to-day, many of us are looking to live closer to work and are seeking the added convenience of having major services and retailers close by, so we have more downtime.
Deloitte Access Economics has conducted a report which measures this — it’s called the 30-Minute City Index. It measures the accessibility of jobs, shops, hospital, and schools across metropolitan Sydney. It turns out Sydney’s growing south-west meets these requirements, and areas such as Edmondson Park, in particular, are part of a ‘30-minute city’.
One sure-fire sign of a region experiencing growth is Government spending. The NSW Government has established the Western Sydney Employment Area initiative to provide local jobs for the community, as well as service the planned new airport at Badgerys Creek. There’s much happening in the south-west, and the area is growing at a rapid pace.
Frasers Property Australia’s mixed-use Ed.Square community, in the heart of Edmondson Park, is responding to this demand and is set to bring even more convenience to this booming area.
With construction underway, the Ed.Square Town Centre is anticipated to open in the second half of 2020 and will be an urban neighbourhood full of restaurants, cafés, playgrounds and parks, a fresh food market place and Eat Street, adjacent to the Edmondson Park train station. And all this will be within walking distance of each home at Ed.Square.
The developer has just announced the new release of The Emerson apartments, located in the heart of Ed.Square’s entertainment precinct and adjacent to Ed’s Central Park. Live above it all at The Emerson — an offering of one, two and three bedroom designer apartments from under $500,000, with many featuring stunning park and district views.
Residents can move in and live above it all and have direct access to everyday conveniences on their doorstep. Downstairs, a full-line Coles supermarket, the community’s own Eat Street, a neighbourhood Event Cinema, and a retail shopping centre featuring specialty stores and services are all within easy reach. Kids can splash around in the custom-designed water-play area, while neighbours connect in the outdoor seating areas and local Ed.Square Town Centre tavern. With all these amenities, and the potential for more to come, Ed.Square residents enjoy the epitome of convenience in this 30-minute city.
An array of paths connect the different sections, so residents can either jump on a bike and cycle or walk to get to where they need to with ease. These trails are broken up by pocket parks and reserves — ideal places to stop for a rest and refuel or an afternoon picnic.
Adding to the idea that Ed.Square lies in a 30-minute city, outstanding educational opportunities exist only a short walk, bus, or train ride away, with the Edmondson Park train station only 150 metres from The Emerson building’s doorstep. Bardia Public School is conveniently located adjacent to Ed.Square and some of Sydney’s leading schools, universities and TAFE institutes — from Western Sydney University to the University of Wollongong — are within close proximity and within easy reach from Ed.Square.
Here, potential buyers can access an inner-city lifestyle. From under $500,000, The Emerson offers the perfect opportunity for first home buyers and city professionals. Meanwhile, downsizers will find the security within The Emerson apartments highly attractive — when the time comes to go on much-deserved holidays, they can just lock-up and leave.
With all these amenities, as well as dental and medical centres and hospitals, nearby, Ed.Square offers all the convenience of a Surry Hills lifestyle for the price tag of the south-west.