With median house prices in Sydney’s CBD climbing further and further out of reach, many buyers are turning towards a more attainable goal – a new home in one of the thriving outer suburbs.
Both Sydney’s north and south west have undergone significant transformation in the past decade, with the New South Wales Government showing an ongoing investment into infrastructure and amenities.
These areas are now peppered with highly sought-after communities for families of all sizes.
The rise of quality communities in these areas have a few things in common — affordable housing, plenty of open, green spaces and tranquillity.
If you’re looking for wide open spaces with easy access to the city and the opportunity to lead an active, outdoor lifestyle, Elara may be for you. Another key drawcard for families is Elara's proximity to education hubs.
The community offers everything your family needs to work, learn and play, with St Luke’s Catholic College (Years K-12) in operation and designs under way for the new Marsden Park Public School.
Elara features a brand new sports field, a pocket park and the recently opened $3.2 million water-themed, inclusive playground Livvi’s Place. In December 2018, the popular Schofields cafe, Limestone, opened a second venue inside a converted shipping container and it's perfect for family outings.
Construction has begun on a 24-hectare parkland, and there are also plans for a gym, childcare and medical centres.
At the nearby Altrove community, located directly opposite the Schofields train station, residents have everything they need at their doorstep.
Make the most of your days by experiencing one of many activities in and around the community, including a hilltop park, cycling and fitness tracks, nearby schools and a shopping centre on its way.
Take time out from all the activity by setting anchor on the grass and enjoying a picnic with your loved one, or find a sunny spot and sit back in a community that ticks all the right boxes.
Residents of both Elara and Altrove enjoy easy and fast access to the CBD with driverless metro trains between Sydney’s north west and Chatswood, offering a convenient connection to major employment hubs including Macquarie Park.
South west of Sydney
Developers have also set their sights on the south west, benefiting from the area’s potential for building communities, while striving to meet growing demand from buyers looking for affordable housing in Sydney’s outer areas.
Willowdale, a 6 star Green Star community featuring approximately 40 hectares of parks and open space, has become a parkland destination for western Sydney within a five-minute drive of Leppington train station. And given the recent upgrade, you won’t need a timetable here – you’ll just turn up and go.
Hang out in this community where you can recharge in the many barbecue and picnic shelters surrounded by playgrounds, bike and scooter tracks and a small amphitheatre. Join in on the free daily fitness classes, including boxing and yoga, held at Willowdale Park.
If you have a furry friend, the community has five local parks — including the popular Dogwood Park.
The shopping centre features a wide range of local amenities including a dental surgery, pharmacy and medical centre . You’re also a quick drive away from a few of the best local hospitals — meaning nothing is too far away.
The Department of Education has confirmed a project is underway to deliver a new primary school for the Leppington area in Willowdale.
There’s also a new sports precinct planned for the estate, so stayed tuned!
This article was originally published on realestate.com.au as Sydney’s north and south west continue to attract new home buyers