Living in Indigo

It couldn’t be a better mix — a great place to live with an excellent climate, community facilities, great retail centres, and close proximity to major cities. Indigo Shire and the wider North East Region provide first class health services, primary and secondary schools and tertiary educational facilities all in close proximity.

Climate

Indigo Shire has a Mediterranean-style climate with long, hot summers and relatively short, cold winters. The eastern section of the Shire, at the head of the Kiewa and Ovens valley, has relatively high elevation with Beechworth at 580 metres above sea level whereas to the west, Rutherglen is at 169 metres above sea level. The main urban areas are Beechworth, Rutherglen, Yackandandah and Chiltern with smaller communities in Wahgunyah, Tangambalanga, Stanley and Barnawartha.

Average Climate

Beechworth

Rutherglen

Melbourne

Temperature: Summer (Ave Daily max ˚C)

27.3˚C

32.4˚C

21.8˚C

Temperature: Winter (Ave Daily max ˚C)

9.6˚C

13.2˚C

12.5˚C

Mean Sunshine Hours (Per Annum)

2,555

2,724

2,200

Average Annual Rainfall (mm)

948mm

591mm

448mm

Property

Indigo Shire is serviced by several real estate agents, which you can find on www.realestate.com.au and domain.com.au.

Beechworth Real Estate
(03) 5728 1999
www.realestatebeechworth.com.au

LJ Hooker Beechworth
(03) 5728 1076
www.ljhooker.com.au/beechworth

Gillman Real Estate
(02) 6032 8977
www.gillmanrealestate.com

Rutherglen Real Estate
(02) 6032 8881

 

Town Median House Price (2010)

  • Barnawartha $228,000
  • Beechworth $305,000
  • Chiltern $225,000
  • Rutherglen $212,500
  • Yackandandah $280,000

Source: Fisher Murphy Valuers "Property Trends 2010’"


Public Transport

All towns of the Indigo Shire are well serviced by public transport. As well as the local commuter services running between the towns and the main centres, there are easy links to Melbourne and Sydney.

The Shire straddles the Hume Freeway, the main highway between Melbourne and Sydney, and also the main trunk railway between these two great Australian destinations. Regular rail and coach services run between the shire and the cities as well as commuter links to Albury where the regional airport is serviced by three major airlines.

 

Last updated: 10 December 2013