What’s it like to be the inaugural residents of our Mahala estate in Forrestdale? The answer is…exciting.
Tafadzwa and Caroline along with their two young children were the first people to move into their new home in Mahala, Forrestdale’s newest estate.
Tafadzwa, an accountant, said it was special but slightly strange to be the first family to set down roots in Mahala.
“It was exciting and now more people are building and moving in, it’s even better. It is great to be part of a new and growing community, Tafadzwa said.
That’s a fitting description as Mahala takes its name from a term used in many cultures meaning ‘neighbourhood’ or ‘to settle’.
The family took time to find the block they wanted to build on. “We looked at many places, but when we did find what we were looking for, the sales consultant Thanh did a great job. He explained everything to us, and we still see and speak to him.”
“Mahala was very attractive because of its accessibility to key freeways and roads, and it is very close to Cockburn. There are also a number of schools close by and having young children that is very important for us” Tafadzwa said.
Mahala is located within the catchment area for Forrestdale Primary School Harrisdale Senior High School, with a future primary school planned for the estate.
Although still very young, he was happy to see their children settling into life in Mahala.
“We have a park right near us and they love to go there, plus we go on strolls through the bushland and estate to see how things are moving along.”
Mahala’s first park is now open and in future years, will have a feature playground and dog park for residents to enjoy.
“We are looking forward to being part of Mahala and seeing it grow,” Tafadzwa said.