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Welcome to Horsham Rural City
Horsham Rural City offers a modest cost of living, a Mediterranean climate, excellent schools, short commute times and an abundance of housing options all within a caring community. In fact, Horsham residents report satisfaction of quality of life at 98%.
The combination of Horsham's natural, built, social and economic environment provides a unique and compelling package for businesses and residents.
Horsham Rural City's parks system includes more than 40 parks and natural areas and more than 50 kilometres of trails for walking, running, and cycling. It's lifestyle advantages like these that make Horsham Rural City the choice for many.
A Strategically Positioned City
Horsham is a comfortable 3 ½ hour drive from Melbourne and 4 ½ hours from Adelaide on the Western Highway, at the hub of a State and National Highway system, leading to Mildura, Portland, Mount Gambier and Bendigo. The Wimmera is the transport hub of south-east Australia with its strong road and rail network. Residents are well provided with several daily services to Adelaide, Melbourne and other regional centres. Rail connects to the sea ports of Geelong and Portland.
Horsham is centrally located just 30 minutes from the Grampians National Park, Little Desert National Park and Mt Arapiles State Park making it the ideal base to explore these natural wonders.