21 May 2021

As more young couples are deciding to raise their kids in apartments, we ask the age old question of whether having a quarter acre block house is really necessary to raise children.


It’s the mindset that’s the most important element, believes Phillipa Dobbin, director of the apartment owners peak body, the Owners Corporation Network.

“Being closer to amenities and transport hubs, having shared facilities and a ready-made community is usually what makes it worth sacrificing the old Aussie dream of the quarter-acre block for,” she says. “But, really, you can make yourself happy wherever you are!”

Sue Williams