Ararat is situated between the Picturesque Grampians and Pyrenees Ranges, 200 klm’s North West of Melbourne on the Western Highway to Adelaide. Ararat is famous for its scenic surrounding hills, rich farmland, Gold Mining history, Viticulture, many wineries and popular Tourist attractions. A strong Industrial & Commercial center, Arts & Cultural attractions, vibrant retail sector with Trendy cafés & restaurants plus numerous Parks, Gardens, Lakes & water sports are worth visiting and enjoying. Excellent schools from Kindergarten to Tertiary education, First class health services, Hostel Aged care, Retirement Village, Sports complexes and Transport services add to the major facilities on offer to its citizens. The local architecture ranges from the early Victorian Miners Cottage to modern styles and prices are reasonable with a median price of around $175,000 and considerable growth in recent times.