Somerfield residents finished off a great year of community events with the last in the calendar – a Christmas party at Pirate Park on a warm Sunday afternoon on 11th December.
Families in the neighbourhood were able to meet Santa in his inflatable grotto, alongside a jumping castle. Faces were painted with festive cheer and a colouring-in station kept the youngest family members busy. Gingerbread reindeer were given out, as well as stickers and plenty of great prizes for the dress-up and dancing competitions, including a special prize for parents.
“The Somerfield Christmas event is always a great way to finish the year. This year, we’re also celebrating the community we have built in Keysborough over the past eight years as the last blocks and townhomes go up for sale,” says Intrapac Property’s Chief Operating Officer, Maxwell Shifman. “It’s the last chance to buy into the development and a great Christmas present for those purchasers.”
Volunteer Somerfield Social Club members were wearing their new t-shirts so everyone knew who they were. They are the residents who work hard behind-the-scenes all year, with support from Intrapac Property, to put on great events. Others throughout the year included Halloween, Diwali, Chinese New Year, Talk Like a Pirate Day and Easter.
All at Intrapac Property and the Somerfield Social Club wish you a happy holiday season.
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Intrapac Property is proud to announce the final release of land in Somerfield, the ground-breaking development that has transformed Keysborough and created a thriving community, with a mix of premium homes and beautifully landscaped surroundings.
“The time has come to release the final selection of land at Somerfield, and we’re going out on a high,” says Intrapac Property’s Chief Operating Officer Maxwell Shifman. “The growth and development of the neighbourhood has been extremely rewarding, and the popularity of the estate has exceeded our expectations, with strong demand for both land and our townhomes.”
There’s a great selection of lot sizes within the final release, including a limited number of parkfront lots. Purchasers buy into a thriving community with a social club and active resident’s committee running community events throughout the year, including: a Christmas Party, Chinese New Year Celebration, Easter Egg Hunt & Petting Zoo, Talk Like a Pirate Day, Halloween, Dwali Festival of Light, and group activities for kids & parents alike!
“Surrounding amenity, as well as parks, open spaces, playgrounds and the high quality of the estate have made this release hot property!” says Harvey Carretero from Red 23, Somerfield’s sales agency.
The final opportunity to be part of the prestigious Somerfield development includes an 8 lot release, as well as the Parkview Platinum release of 3 lots ranging from 392m2 to 518m2, with frontages directly facing a key park. House packages are available from Melbourne’s leading builders and the display village is open 7 days a week.
Residents at Somerfield have access to great shopping at Chadstone (17 minutes’ by car) or Southland, as well as Parkmore shopping centre and a soon to be built supermarket. They can take a walk along Mordialloc beach (around eight minutes’ drive) or have a game of golf at one of the courses located nearby.
For those who would rather stay home, Somerfield homes are set amongst beautiful surrounds, which include award-winning landscape designs, boardwalks along the wetlands and secluded tree-lined streets. Each home is within 400m of parkland or wetland and has access to high-speed fibre Internet.
Somerfield is nestled among established suburbs with all essential amenities close by, including top primary and secondary schools, such as Haileybury College. Monash University also has two campuses less than 15 minutes’ drive away. Healthcare facilities and hospitals can also be accessed within minutes.
“With all the surrounding area offers, as well as the quality that sets Somerfield apart, these irreplaceable and unrepeatable lots won’t last long” says Shifman.
Purchasers can register their interest by visiting www.somerfield.com.au or calling the sales team on 1300 570 460.
Somerfield Social Club is holding an Easter event for its youngest residents on Sunday 13 March from 10am – 12pm at the Pirate Adventure Playground on Westwood Boulevard. It will feature an animal petting farm, face-painter, balloonist and a visit from the Easter bunny with a festive Easter egg hunt.
“Easter is meant to herald spring and new life, but in Australia it’s also a precursor to colder days to come,” says Max Shifman, Chief Operating Officer for Intrapac Property, the company behind the project. “Our Easter event is therefore both a chance to celebrate Easter and a chance to catch up with friends (old and new) before the winter months keep us all indoors more.”
At Somerfield, Easter means Easter egg hunts around the Pirate Adventure Playground, a balloonist twisting and turning a simple balloon into a work of art, face painters transforming toddlers into adorable Easter bunnies, a petting zoo to educate and entertain the youngest in the development, and plenty of smiles.
“Somerfield is proud of its diverse community and we look forward to seeing how all the cultures in our development celebrate this special time, especially the kids,” says Shifman. “We encourage children to dress up in their Easter outfits, but also in their own cultural outfits to showcase all the colourful character we have in the neighbourhood.”
Somerfield Social Club is run by a team of volunteers, together with the help of Intrapac Property. Come down and support the work they do to bring events such as this one to the Somerfield community.
Despite fierce competition for Lunar New Year events in the region, Somerfield residents – young and old – turned out in the hundreds to celebrate the Year of the Monkey with their neighbours and to watch a magical lion dance and firecracker display in the estate.
“It’s important for us to celebrate all the cultures within our diverse community at Somerfield,” says Maxwell Shifman, Chief Operating Officer for Intrapac Property, the company behind the popular estate. “So, we are pleased to see the event growing in numbers. This was the third year Lunar New Year was celebrated at Somerfield and it was our best turn-out yet.”
One of the youngest at the event was three-month-old Riley Soo, dressed up in traditional Chinese New Year costume alongside his brothers Hayden (5) and Tyler (3). Their grandparents Dennis and Soo Ngeeann wore matching Chinese slogan t-shirts translated as “Everything is Successful”. They brought gifts for their grandchildren, including almond tarts and love letter biscuits, a nod to Valentine’s Day also being celebrated on the day.
One of the first couples to buy a home in Somerfield, Patrick and Noëlla Gueit, said they go to as many events as they can in Somerfield: “It’s so good to be able to connect with people who live nearby, because the world is so impersonal these days. Many people don’t even know people down their own street, so it’s a great opportunity for us to make new friends.”
Hien-Ly Phom met her teenage neighbours Isabelle and Skye at a similar Somerfield event and now they walk together to attend all the events with Hien-Ly and her three-year-old daughter Delta.
“It’s amazing, you forget there’s so many people in your neighbourhood,” says Isabelle. “It’s nice to connect with them.”
Lucky oranges symbolising wealth were thrown out to the crowds, as well as free fortune cookies for the kids. Firecrackers were also set off to ward off evil spirits and the colourful lions were a hit with the crowds, scrambling for photos with them after the show.
Somerfield is now over 90% sold, but new packages of land are soon to be released onto the market, as well as new 2 & 3 bedroom apartments starting at $395,000.