The Hills District attracts both buyers and renters, drawn to the peaceful family lifestyle and access to good schools. Recent real estate research reports reveal that the Hill Shire region as a whole continues to grow in popularity. With the best investment suburbs being Castle Hill, Kellyville and Baulkham Hills. So, if you are wondering where to invest in property, read on.
So-called suburban royalty, this suburb is steeped in history and perennially popular with families thanks to its laidback lifestyle and spacious, solidly built family homes. For buyers, it’s the most popular suburb in the Hills Shire.
In Castle Hill you have the best of both worlds – access to the CBD, yet far enough away for the city hustle to feel like a distant memory once you arrive home. Peaceful vistas, surrounding bushland and a safe suburban feel make it easy to recharge on weekends.
The vast Castle Towers shopping centre and the suburb’s well-rated schools, parks, many bike paths and quiet streets boost its appeal. Added to this is the promise of the new Sydney Metro opening in 2019. With trains every four minutes and a 35-minute commute into the city, this exciting new public transport project will help increase the area’s desirability for working families.
While this is the most popular suburb in the Hills for buyers, many families with school-age kids who aren’t yet in a position to buy will also rent here in order to gain access to the Hill Shire region’s many excellent public and private schools – making this one of the best suburbs to invest in, too.
Pretty Kellyville is the second most popular suburb for homebuyers – mostly couples and families – after Castle Hill. Once orchards and paddocks, it’s now popular with growing families thanks to its large blocks of land and peaceful, rural feel, with the bush right on your doorstep.
The area’s many newly built homes on residential estates are great for families, with low-maintenance living and a built-in community.
New homes aren’t just for families, either. The inclusion of terrace-style homes and palatial apartments and units ensure that downsizers and first-time buyers are covered, too.
Still only a 35-minute commute to the city centre, Kellyville offers a relaxed weekend lifestyle, with an organic farmers’ market in Rouse Hill on Saturdays, just a ten-minute drive away, plus all the shops at Kellyville Plaza and The Village on Windsor Road.
Recreation is well-covered thanks to the suburb’s beautiful parklands, along with the Bernie Mullane sporting complex for team sports.
The North-West Rail link, which will include a station at Kellyville, has also improved the suburb’s desirability for both home-buyers and investors.
Baulkham Hills is the most popular suburb in the Hills Shire for tenants, making it a sound investment suburb. Tenants are drawn to the relaxed lifestyle, with family-friendly eateries, big homes and quiet streets – all this and a commute to Sydney city or Parramatta is still feasible.
The schools here are a huge drawcard, including the sought-after, academically selective Baulkham Hills High, Matthew Pearce Primary School, plus lots of private schools within easy reach. This means that a family home here may offer a great rental return for investors.
Local facilities include shopping at Stocklands Baulkham Hill, with Castle Hill Towers and Parramatta just a short drive away. For sport, there’s the excellent Waves Fitness and Aquatic Centre, plus lots of native surrounding bushland to get some green-time.
Safe suburbs, safe buying
So, with the fundamentals in place – beautiful surroundings, large family homes, safe streets, excellent schools and upgraded public transport on its way, the Hills Shire region will always be a great choice for home-buyers and investors.
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