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Guide to life in Yarrah Estate in Yass

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Yarrah Estate is a master planned community, located close to the historic tourist town of Yass, attracting both families and investors. 

As ABM Homes has House and Land Packages in Yarrah, we created this short introduction to the lifestyle on offer at Yarrah.

Yarrah Estate Master plan

Yarrah Estate Master plan

The initial plan and development was done by WMD Holdings. The plots are divided between residential lots and senior citizen dwellingsA sizeable proportion is also reserved for the local activity center. Acres of space has been reserved for walkways, parks and bush country. Since is Yarrah is intimately linked with Yass, let’s take a closer look at its history.

History of Yass

History of Yass

The name Yass comes from the aboriginal term “Yhar” which means running waterIt was known traditionally for the sheep grazing industry and high-quality merino wool. Yass developed into a wine country and an organic produce hotspot in the last 30 years. 

There are lots of nice vineyards and farms all over the countryside. There are lots of riverside parks and historic buildings all over. 

Location of Yass


Yarrah Estate is located very close to Yass town. Yass used to be a part of the Hume Highway, but was bypassed in 1994. It is still, however, very close to prominent locations

Yass is 1 hour (60 km) away from Canberra and three hours (285 km) from Sydney.This means you can choose to live in lush greenery while also working in the big city.

Barton Highway Extension is also under construction, which means connectivity is set to increase even more.

Reasons to live in Yarrah Estate

Reasons to live in Yarrah Estate _ A natural life

Life here is convenient and exciting. It is both close to urban centers like Canberra while retaining lots of Yass’s natural character. Here’s a look at why more families buy into Yarrah with each passing day.

  1. A natural life: Family weekends are fun and healthy. Yarrah is located in old bush country, has treks and walking trails all over. Burrinjuck Dam also offers opportunities for water sports and camping out. There is also the riverside parks like Banjo Petersen Park and Riverbank Park.
  2. High class dining experiences: As it is close to a historic town, date nights are extra fun. Yass is home to some amazing wineries and farms. That means eating out is a ton of fun. You can sample award-winning wines while sampling the cured meats of the phenomenal Smokehouse restaurant and other organic bounty on offer. 
  3. Historic Places: Too many to number here, our top three picks would be Liberty Theatre (oldest running amateur theater in Australia), Cooma Cottage (historic farm more than 190 years old) and Yass & District Museum.
  4. Modern amenities: Most of the lots in the Community have already been sold. Dues to this and the resultant influx of residents, supporting infrastructure is coming up fast. 

Schools for all years are in the works. Shops and stores are popping up fast. In the coming years, Yarrah Estate is set to be a thriving community, with families of all sizes and stages of life.

ABM Homes offers you a chance to own a part of this amazing growth story.

House and Land Packages in Yarrah Estate, Yass

We have secured big-size lots in Yarrah, so you can live an easy life. We offer turnkey projects, Dual Occupancy, and Hamptons Style Homes.

As land prices also continue to rise, this is also an amazing opportunity for real estate investment.

ABM Homes have years of experience in matching our customer’s expectations and creating building dream homes.

We are custom home builders in Canberra and NSW, and we also have House and Land Packages across both states.

Our expert consultants love to curate custom packages for you and your family. So reach out to us todayto get started!

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