Lara, 3212 Suburb Profile

About Lara

Lara is a suburb in Victoria, 54km South-West of Melbourne CBD. It is home to 16355 residents, who tend to be 36-45 year old machinery operators & drivers, with a cert iii or iv in the field of Engineering. They are home owners with kids, 2 cars and prefer driving as their primary transport method. There are 5664 properties in Lara, with 4 Bed house a typical type of dwelling in the area.

Lifestyle At a Glance

  • Transport: Okay
  • Cafes: Subpar
  • Parks: Good
  • Beaches: Subpar
  • Schools: Average
  • Retail: Subpar
  • Safety: 91

Public Transport

OK for public transport: Serviced by Lara train station (V/Line). Around 74 to 108 minutes to City Centre.

Proppy scores Lara 3 out of 5 for public transport.

Cafes & Restaurants

Below Average for cafes/restaurants although there are a few on Patullos Road, more than a few on McClelland Avenue & a few on The Centreway.

Proppy scores Lara 1 out of 5 for cafes and restaurants.

Parks

Good for parks, notable parks: Lara Lake Reserve, Flinders Reserve South & Chirnside Park.

Proppy scores Lara 4 out of 5 for parks.

Beaches

Not that close to beaches, with the closest beach 8KM away..

Proppy scores Lara 1 out of 5 for beaches.

Schools

Average for public education; Lara Lake Primary School (average performing), Lara Primary School (below avearge performing), Lara Secondary College (below avearge performing).

Proppy scores Lara 2 out of 5 for public schools.

Retail

Below average for retail with access to Lara Village Shopping Centre, Corio Village & Geelong Gate Homemaker Centre.

Proppy scores Lara 1 out of 5 for retail.

Safety

Is Lara a safe suburb? Crime rate is well below VIC average, with stealing from a motor vehicle & serious assaults both significantly lower than state average.

Proppy scores Lara 91 out of 100 for safety.

Lara Sales History

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Some quarters may not show any data if there were too few sales for a meaningful trend.

Some quarters may not show any data if there were too few sales for a meaningful trend.

Location and FAQs

Where is Lara?

Lara is a suburb in Victoria, 54km South-West of Melbourne CBD.

What is Lara's postcode?

The postcode in Lara is 3212.

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