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24. June 2015 19:39  /  swanvalleyrealtyblog Comments (1)


The following article is taken from LWP Ellenbrook’s Facebook page.

Did you know that each of our eight villages in Ellenbrook, as well as the name Ellenbrook itself, has a story behind it?

Ellenbrook, for example, is named after Lady Ellen Stirling, the wife of Perth’s Lieutenant Governor, Sir James Stirling.

Ellen was apparently known for her playfulness, youthfulness, a passion for learning, modern thinking, vibrancy, tolerance and acceptance. It is these qualities that were the inspiration behind the design and planning of the Ellenbrook community.

If you look closely, you will notice that throughout the town centre, Ellen’s personality is reflected in the public artwork and landscaping.

One of the key roads in the town centre is named for her (Ellen Stirling Parade) and a major distributor road (Drumpellier Drive) after the Scottish ancestral seat of the Stirling family.

 

17. April 2015 00:33  /  swanvalleyrealtyblog Comments (0)


Its great to see that The Arts and Theatre are alive and well in this great suburb. Ellenbrook Arts – situated on The Main Street and in Charlottes Vineyard state as their mission;

Our aim is to assist with the development of an arts based culture and help sustain a healthy and cohesive community by delivering quality, engaging arts experiences across a range of art forms to the local Ellenbrook community, the Swan Valley region and the greater cultural sector within Western Australia.

Ellenbrook Arts, formerly the Ellenbrook Cultural Foundation, was established in 2002, as a community based, not for profit association with tax deductible status. We are managed by the Ellenbrook Arts Board; we employ two staff members, occasional art project staff and work with a group of dedicated volunteers.

We operate two facilities to assist us in our vision: The Gallery – 34 Main Street in Ellenbrook town centre; and the Grapevine Community Arts Space in Charlotte’s Vineyard, Ellenbrook.

At present Ellenbrook Arts are assisting Toy Soldier Children’s Theatre to present thier performance of “The Happy Prince”. See below for details of this play.

A cheeky, lively Swallow on her way to Egypt meets the statue of a Prince. The Prince is decorated in gold and jewels, but tears are falling from his sapphire eyes – he can see all the misery in his city and can do nothing to help. Based on Oscar Wilde’s much loved children’s tale this performance will keep you captivated up until the last minute. 

Wanting to experience some magic? Forget Harry Potter, think instead ‘The Happy Prince’.

Suitable for children 4-9yrs and anyone who wishes they could fly.

Venue

The Grapevine
1 Arrowsmith Ave
Ellenbrook
Perth, WA 6069

Contact Details:

Courtney Turner

0420803858

courtneyturner13@hotmail.com

 

8. December 2014 22:54  /  swanvalleyrealtyblog Comments (0)


The following statistics give an indication of the health of the property market in Ellenbrook over the last year. I have also provided days on market information for the last 4 months.

Annual Growth in Ellenbrook – 4.5%
Growth of nearby suburb Aveley – 7%
Growth of nearby suburb Henley Brook – 10.7% 

Upper Quartile sales – $500,000
Median Sales – $439,000
Lower Quartile -$402,375

The above information is based on settled sales as at 21 November 2014. From 1st Oct 2013 – 30th September 2014. All information obtained from the Real Estate Industry Of Western Austrlaia (REIWA)

Average days on market for last 4 months.
August – 49 days on market
September – 49 days on market
October – 43 days on market
November – 68 days on market

Thus average time for a house to remain on the market prior to selling for the last 4 months in Ellenbrook is 52 days.