Warragul is a town in Victoria that is located over one hundred kilometres from the capital city of Melbourne. With a population of just under thirteen thousand residents, Warragul is said to represent a rather typical residential atmosphere. One interesting fact regarding the name of the town is that "Warragul" is said to have been derived from an Aboriginal term that can be roughly translated as "wild dog". Due to the rather remote location of this suburb in relation to other that are closer to Melbourne or the coast, it was not until the Traralgon Railway was constructed in 1877 that Warragul first became officially incorporated as a town.
Presently, Warragul is heavily involved in dairy farming and serves as the centre of distribution of many such products throughout the Shire of Baw Baw and the West Gippsland areas. Also, this suburb is quite well-known for the manufacture of various gourmet foods; many of these are thereafter shipped to various regions throughout Victoria and indeed the entirety of Australia.
Another aspect that has made Waragul known is the fact that it hosts a wide variety of sports teams and venues. Naturally, Australian Rules football tends to dominate the local sports but harness racing, horse breeding, golf and even greyhound racing are all popular activities that draw a significant number of visitors to this suburb.
When viewed from a real estate perspective, Warragul is seen to offer a moderate level of growth. However, its distance from Melbourne precludes the notion of growth affected by urban sprawl (as is seen in towns closer to the city). Both the retail sectors and residential markets are considered to be quite lucrative and due to the fact that Warragul is well-connected to outside locations via rail and highway networks, it can be expected that the population will continue to grow into the future (and thus, the needs for additional housing).