Seeking to build a stylish new home on acreage in Ararat? Looking for a builder that specialises in Ararat acreage homes? For quality Ararat acreage homes, you can’t go past Australia's number 1 rated national home builder, G.J. Gardner Homes. For over 35 years, G.J. Gardner Homes has set the standard for quality, value and choice.

Ashley and Sally Heard – your local specialists in Ararat acreage homes – are the proud owner-operators of the G.J. Gardner Homes franchise for Ararat and surrounding areas. Ashley is an accomplished builder with over 30-years of construction experience. Ashley, Sally and the professional team at G.J. Gardner Homes are renowned for building stylish Ararat acreage homes. If you’re looking for an affordable new home with space and privacy, you can’t beat G.J. Gardner Homes for Ararat acreage homes. With 150+ customisable designs to choose from, you’re sure to find your perfect acreage home. In addition to Ararat acreage homes, Ashley, Sally and the team specialise in house and land packages, custom homes, knockdown-rebuilds and new investment properties.

Ararat – situated 200-kilometres west of Melbourne – is a vibrant rural city renowned for its wines, wool, beef and renewable energy (wind farms). The city is home to a number of heritage tourist attractions – namely the Aradale Asylum, the Langi Morgala Museum, J Ward and the Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre. The Ararat Regional Art Gallery has an important national collection of textile fibre art. In terms of facilities, Ararat has a public library, a cinema (Astor Cinema), two swimming pools, a golf course (Chalambar Golf Club) and a major hospital (Ararat & District Hospital). Not surprisingly, more people are embracing the semi-rural lifestyle and building Ararat acreage homes.


Ararat can be reached from Melbourne by car (Western Highway) or train (Ararat line / Ballarat line). A public bus service – provided by the Ararat Rural City Council – services Ararat.


Major retailers are well-represented in Ararat: Woolworths, Aldi, IGA, The Reject Shop and Target all have stores.


There are four primary schools (Ararat Primary School, St Mary's Primary School, Ararat West Primary School, Ararat North Primary School) and two secondary schools (Ararat College, Marian College) in Ararat.

Interesting Facts about Ararat

  • Ararat’s population is 8,297 (2016 census figure).
  • Based on information from real estate agents, the median house price for Ararat is approximately $205,000.

Ashley, Sally and the team at G.J. Gardner Homes not only build Ararat acreage homes, but service the following towns and estates as well:

  • Ararat
  • Armstrong
  • Buangor
  • Crowlands
  • Dunkeld
  • Dunneworthy
  • Elmhurst
  • Evans Park
  • Glenthompson
  • Great Western
  • Greenhill Lake
  • Hamilton
  • Horsham
  • Jenkinson Estate
  • Lake Bolac
  • Lakes Edge Estate
  • Mafeking
  • Maroona
  • Mininera
  • Moyston
  • Norval
  • Pomonal
  • Rossbridge
  • Southbank Estate
  • Stawell
  • Streatham
  • Sunny Brae Estate
  • Tatyoon
  • Westmere
  • Wickliffe
  • Willaura
  • Woorndoo

If you’re in the market for Ararat acreage homes, please call the friendly team at G.J. Gardner Homes on 03 5352 3298.

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