House hunters migrate from north west to south west
Billions of dollars invested and thousands of jobs created in both regions
“It is a debate that is starting to play out amongst house hunters – the north west versus the south west,” said Craig Barnes, Sekisui House Customer Relations Manager. The battle between Sydney’s north west (Penrith, Hawkesbury, The Hills, Blacktown and Parramatta) and south west (Liverpool, Camden and Campbelltown – Macarthur) is growing more intense as new infrastructure projects, hundreds of new homes and thousands of jobs are being created in both regions.
While development in the north west has been progressing over the past 15 to 20 years, the growth in the south west is somewhat new. Within the last 5 to 10 years, the investment activities in the south west have increased with new suburbs emerging like Gregory Hills, Gledswood Hills, Edmondson Park, Oran Park and Leppington. “Last year, we started to witness a spike in enquiries from prospective purchasers residing in the north west, planning to relocate to the south west,” said Mr. Barnes. The price, lifestyle opportunities and the future growth of the south west with developments like the airport at Badgerys Creek make the south west attractive compared to the north west. With both public and private sector investments, the battle between the north west and south west continues.