The Australian Ranch: A Unique Lifestyle and a Smart InvestmentAmerican country music band the Dixie Chicks said it best in “Wide Open Spaces,” a 1998 song which made them famous not only in the U.S., but on the other side of the world in Australia. They tapped into a sentiment that many busy people can relate to: a craving for time in the countryside.
With a similar landmass to the U.S. but a population around 93% smaller, Australia has a lot of open spaces from which to choose. They include enormous cattle ranches; verdant dairy farms; olive groves and vineyards; tropical tea, coffee and fruit plantations; or simply homes built amid vast stretches of wilderness.
Known as “acreages”—a long-standing colloquial holdout against the country’s conversion to the metric measurement system—they typically come with resident families of kangaroos, wombats and myriad other marsupials and birds.
And at the expensive end, these properties offer more than just serenity and a space to think. They woo friends and business associates from far and wide with comfortable guesthouses, helipads or runways for fast access, and second-to-none party facilities. A Unique Lifestyle and a Smart Investment Read More