New suburb pioneers love location

JORDAN Springs was the perfect opportunity for the Manning family to buy their own house and live in an area that they can call home.

When Grant Manning first visited the site last year, the only thing he saw was dirt and a few display homes.

‘‘We were looking around Seven Hills and [to] renovate when a friend took me to Jordan Springs,’’ Mr Manning said.

‘‘There were only blocks of dirt and the exhibition homes were still being built.’’

The Mannings, from Kellyville Ridge, saw Jordan Springs as a chance to buy their own house.

‘‘We had been renting for the past six years, so it was either renovating an old house or buying a brand new one.’’

‘‘The houses were very affordable, and we bought there knowing there were facilities nearby.’’

They moved there in March, among the first residents to have settled in Jordan Springs.

Mr Manning said he liked the area because it was suitable to raise his children and he liked the nearby facilities.

‘‘We still have the convenience of

Penrith shops, but we’re still far away,’’ he said.

‘‘A key factor in making our decision was location.

‘‘My wife travels to the city for work so we needed to be close to public transport.’’

Mr Manning said he looked forward to seeing more neighbours and the area growing.

‘‘We have settled in well, but it will be nice to have some neighbours — it will be more of a community then,’’ he said. ‘‘The more people who move in, the more community feel it will have.’’

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