Elwood is one of the farther flung of Melbourne’s suburbs and one of the larger, with more than 14,000 residents. Because of its proximity to the water, Elwood has an abundance of water and outdoor activities, and is quickly becoming one of the best beach destinations not just in Melbourne, but in all of Australia. This area is known for its Edwardian architecture and the tree-lined streets. Like most of the suburbs around Melbourne, this area started out as a swamp, but was drained using a canal, in order to make the land buildable and livable.
Elwood is also one of the oldest suburbs of Melbourne, having been established in the early 1900s. Over the last decade or so, projects have emerged to help beautify and revitalize the area, and also to maintain the exotic London Plane trees that are housed here.
This area started out as a quarantine zone, and was one of the very first quarantines in all of Victoria, housing fever victims. During the ensuing century, it developed a hearty middle-class population, though in recent years has become gentrified as many upper class families began seeking out homes by the ocean. The oceanfront has made this one of the most popular suburbs in Melbourne.
Along with the Edwardian architecture that is prominent here, Elwood is home to some of the city’s most eclectic and unique architecture. The cabaret movement created a slew of beautiful, quirky buildings in the 1970s, which are now mixed in with the older architecture. Elwood is also famous for the coloured lorikeets who flock here, and can been seen roosting in the trees that are now highly prized by the suburb’s residents.
All of the beauty and business that makes up Elwood’s culture can make it easy to forget that life does come to an end. Forgetting or trying to push this reality aside leads many people to put off important things like making a will in Elwood. Under today’s laws, passing away without a will means that the government will distribute your estate, leaving you no say in how your legacy will be received by those you leave behind.
Many people put off making a will in Elwood simply because death is difficult to think about and there are far better things to be doing. The truth is that nothing is more important than making sure your family and other loved ones will be provided for in the event of your death. Our service makes it easy to make a will in Elwood. We come to your home, office, or other location and discuss with you your needs and the needs of your estate. Then, we create a document that protects your legacy and provides for your loved ones after you are gone.