5 Reasons to Build on the Mornington Peninsula

The Mornington Peninsula is one of Victoria’s regional gems, with a welcoming local community, beautiful beaches, thriving food scene and outstanding natural landscapes. Just an hour from Melbourne, it is within reach of the cosmopolitan city, while offering all the benefits of a relaxed coastal area. Home to some of the state’s best wineries and restaurants, as well as plenty of family-friendly activities, it the perfect place to consider building a new home. 

As specialist custom home builders on the Mornington Peninsula, we understand the specifics of building in the area, as well as the benefits that living in this region can bring. Here are five of our favourite reasons to build on the Mornington Peninsula. 


As Melbourne continues to rise in popularity for many Australians, the cost of buying a large block or home in a convenient location also goes up! This is especially true in central Melbourne, where many are priced out of the market of large family homes. 

It isn’t the case for the Mornington Peninsula, where underdevelopment means large blocks of land are available for a much more reasonable price point. This additional square meterage means you can work with your home builder in Mornington Peninsula to design a home that incorporates all the luxurious touches that perhaps wouldn’t have worked on a smaller block. You could even look to include a pool, tennis court or large outdoor entertaining area to truly take advantage of your natural surroundings. 

Health and Wellbeing

With some of the state’s best beaches, as well as beautiful national parks, it’s easy to feel your best on the Mornington Peninsula. Start your morning with a walk along the sand and a swim, or spend your weekends exploring the Two Bays Trail or Point Nepean National Park – there’s plenty to see and do. 

The Peninsula Hot Springs are also on your doorstep, an award-winning natural hot springs and day spa destination. Relax with a soak in one of the geothermal pools, or explore the Bath House, where over 50 bathing experiences await, including a Turkish hammam and reflexology walk. The Spa Dreaming Centre also includes spa treatments and other relaxing experiences – everything you could need to feel your best every day.  

As home builders based on the Mornington Peninsula, we’ve even been known to pay a visit to the Springs – there’s no better way to resolve those labouring aches and pains. 

Food and Wine

Pt Leo, Paringa Estate, Montalto…the list of outstanding wineries on the Mornington Peninsula goes on! With 170 vineyards and over 50 cellar doors, there’s always something new to taste and take home. The region is known for its cool-climate pinot noir and chardonnay but is also developing a reputation for producing traditionally European varieties, including arneis, sangiovese and gewurtztraminer. 

It’s not just wineries that make this region special; its restaurants are just as impressive. From small neighbourhood gems to cellar door restaurants perfect for a special occasion, you’ll never go hungry. Farm shops and independent food stores complete the gourmet offering, with locally grown produce taking centre stage. 

Award-Winning Builders

In addition to its plethora of natural wonder, the Mornington Peninsula is also home to a number of award-winning builders, including Glenco Building Group. Our team are multi-award-winning builders, most recently having won 2019 HIA Eastern Victoria Townhouse / Villa of the Year and 2019 HIA Eastern Victorian Townhouse / Villa Development of the Year.

Working with an award-winning builder means you can rest assured your custom home will be brought to life with care, expert craftsmanship and finesse. 


As custom home builders on the Mornington Peninsula, we’re lucky enough to experience the amazing lifestyle that this area offers every day. From the proximity to the beach and natural landscapes, to the welcoming local community who are always willing to lend a hand, the Mornington Peninsula lifestyle is truly relaxed! 

There are multiple excellent schools and kindergartens dotted through the region and when school’s out, there’s plenty to entertain the whole family. From water-based sports to wildlife parks, every weekend will bring something new. 


As award-winning builders on the Mornington Peninsula, we’re perfectly placed to help bring your vision to life. Get in touch with the team at Glenco Building Group to see how we can help!

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