Regional housing markets that are likely to be the best suited for family living

Thursday, 6 March 2014 The Aussie/RPData Top 100 list provides a statistical view on the suburbs across Australia’s metropolitan housing markets and regional housing markets that are likely to be the best suited for family living.

The results show a great deal of variability from region to region, however it is those suburbs that show a blend of housing affordability, large block sizes and amenity that rise to the top of the list.

rural community developmentWhile many families may aspire to live close to the city or coastline, the reality is that across the capital cities, it is generally those suburbs located in the middle to outer ring housing markets where the large proportion of results fall. These markets tend to offer more affordable housing options that are located on larger blocks of land compared with suburbs closer to the CBD. The level of amenity and proximity to essential services such as schools and health care also play a large role in the analysis.

Top 10 regional suburbs for family living

The list is the rank of suburb, council and median house prices 

1 ORANGE NSW, Orange Central West $333,500 851 3.4
2 WALLAN VIC, Mitchell Goulburn $322,500 806 3.4
3 BACCHUS MARSH VIC, Moorabool Central Highlands $332,000 841 3.4
4 DUBBO NSW, Dubbo North Western $280,000 857 3.4
5 WARRAGUL VIC, Baw Baw Gippsland $306,000 878 3.3
6 MUSWELLBROOK NSW, Muswellbrook Hunter $334,000 876 3.4
7 ROMA QLD, Maranoa South West $330,000 1,124 3.2
8 GOULBURN NSW, Goulburn Mulwaree South Eastern $295,000 827 3.2
9 SCONE NSW, Upper Hunter Shire Hunter $350,000 1,532 3.4
10 LEONGATHA VIC, South Gippsland Gippsland $300,000 901 3.2

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