The Changing Face of the Shire

The Shire is undergoing constant transformation and development, with increasing numbers of out-of-area buyers looking to call our region home. Bringing enhanced cultural diversity, these purchasers are often attracted to the value for money they enjoy here. Compare local purchasing power to that of the Inner West for example, where a two-bedroom house on 212sqm recently sold for $1.18m versus a three-bedroom Kirrawee house on 557sqm with a pool that recently sold for $1.192m.

Shire buyers can expect attractive lifestyle benefits such as larger blocks, leafy streets and proximity to our wonderful beaches, waterways and national parkland. Urban foodie culture is also alive and thriving here, with fashionable new cafés and restaurants being opened locally by the operators of successful establishments in the culinary hotspots of the Inner West and Eastern Suburbs. These new ventures are catering to an influx of purchasers relocating from these areas who desire healthy, convenient eateries and a lively dining scene.

Local retail is also changing as the buying demographic changes. We’ve got a world-class shopping centre experience in Westfield Miranda and there are plenty of new and interesting boutique retailers and design stores springing up in and around the Shire’s major centres and villages.

Our top-performing local schools continue to be a major drawcard, with families seeking out the area and staying local to take advantage of quality education. This trend only serves to make the Shire more and more child friendly. And, of course, our excellent connectivity via train and bus transport to the city, airport and South Coast ensures the Shire remains popular with commuters – just another benefit of our increasingly sought-after lifestyle address. 

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