Connected, convenient and community-focused, just south east of Melbourne, close to M1 Freeway. Easy access to transport, schools and the town centre of Garfield.
Education Open or Close
Garfield Primary is the local government school & there are a selection of 4 alternate choices of primary schools in surrounding towns within an 8.5km radius of Barker Rd.
Barker Rd being just 18 minutes from Pakenham & 30 minutes to Berwick with emerging Officer in between by either road or rail opens up a host of secondary school education choices - Government, private, specialist and grammar schools, catering to every educational need and preference.
For higher education, the highly regarded Chisholm Institute of TAFE college delivers practical courses in the arts, hospitality, information technology, trades and business, and of course that easy train access will get you to many of Victoria’s Quality universities including Monash & Melbourne.
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Community Open or Close
Garfield has a strong community base. From the local footy, netball & cricket clubs, public swimming pool & golf club, as part of a well-established community, Garfield residents can feel part of village life from day one, with social groups, sports clubs and facilities in place and ready to welcome you into their fold.
Shopping Open or Close
For local shopping the main street features a butcher, milk bar, bakery, garage/mechanic, gift shops, chemist (with doctor 3 days per week), and more, nearby there is the town of Bunyip with a supermarket & take away food options.
Barker Rd is conveniently located 20 minutes either way between the larger towns of Pakenham & Warragul, both providing for the everyday necessities and life’s moments of luxury. Supermarkets, specialty stores, homewares, boutiques and nurseries are all available there and just 10 minutes more puts you in the heart of Westfield Fountain Gate, Bunnings and all the Homemaker Center’s varied retailers.
Entertainment Open or Close
Entertainment options are plentiful and varied, as well as The Garfield Hotel, which has a warm country atmosphere and serves a great meal, being located on the Gippsland door step there are an abundance of Wineries and cellar doors, breweries, farmers markets, cafes & Golf courses, Bush & trail walks & Gumbuya World Water Park and for the snow skiers, in winter your less than a 2hr drive to the snowfields of Mt Baw Baw.