The Illawarra is one of the most desirable places to live in Australia.
Less than 2 hours south of Sydney, the region has seen a boom in property development with Sydneysiders looking for more affordable homes to build and buy. Carlos has been building custom homes in the Illawarra for over 17 years and he has seen these suburbs become the best places to build in the Wollongong area.
Corrimal has seen compound growth of 5.8% for houses. The area is known for large blocks which are perfect for building a family home that still allows for backyard space. Situated 1 & 1/2 hours from Sydney with an easy commute via the train line that runs right into the Sydney CBD. There are plenty of blocks with ocean views in Corrimal and the local beach is ideal for surfing or just lazing about in summer soaking in the sun. There are plenty of dining and café options in Corrimal, along with shopping with Corrimal mall and specialty retail stores along the Princes Highway.
• Large blocks
• Good facilities for shopping, dining out and schools
• Easy commute to Sydney
This new development in Shellharbour has scenic views of Jamberoo Valley and is situated between Shell Cove and Shellharbour Links Golf Course. The suburb has decent sized blocks to build your custom home. It’s close to Stockland Shellharbour with over 100 speciality stores, eateries and entertainment. The area is great for first home owners and young families looking for a more suburban location without sacrificing distance to amenities. This is a rapidly growing area and will only increase in value so now is the time to buy and build.
• New suburb in a popular, sought out area
• Close to Stockland Shellharbour
• Sound investment with value in the area increasing.
Kiama is a popular holiday destination under an hours drive from Wollongong. The area features beautiful parks, headlands, beaches and the 22km coastal track. Kiama is known for its boutique shopping and dining all close to coastline and ocean views. This friendly, safe community and village vibe is what attracts people to buy in this area. Kiama is perfect for a sea change or to raise a young family and is great for an investment property with holiday rental possibilities.
• Idyllic south coast location
• Village vibe with boutique shopping
• Great for investment
Port Kembla is one of Australia’s most natural and diverse suburbs. The area has been actively progressing from an industrialised suburb to a prospective boutique shopping and arts hub of the Illawarra. The area has seen growth of 13% making it one of the most sort out areas to live in New South Wales. Port Kembla has some of the nicest beaches in Wollongong and is less than 10 minutes from the Wollongong CBD. Its rich history and potential future makes this area perfect for investment with its growing rental demand.
• Popular area to move into
• In the midst of transformation from industrial to creative
• Excellent area for investment
Neighbouring suburbs Lake Illawarra and Warilla are seeing a boom in real estate with moderately priced homes perfect for couples and young families. Centrally located with beaches, water views, shopping and dining, the area has a relaxed and active lifestyle. Lots of scenic areas for running and walking. Good fishing spots and other water activities along with plenty of recreation options. Warilla is ranked the 5th best suburb to live in Illawarra and is perfect for investment with rental growth increasing by 4.9% over the last few years.
• Moderately priced
• Perfect for active lifestyles
• Good rental returns on investments.