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Sarah Russo2 years ago

Tired of city life? Make a tree change to the beautiful Southern Highlands.

City life has its perks, but when you tire of the traffic and want a little sanity, the Southern Highlands is just 90 minutes from South Sydney. Full of quaint country towns, vast expanses of greenery and friendly little cafes and restaurants, whichever town you choose in the Southern Highland, you’re sure to feel pure bliss. Explore the popular towns with our guide to living in the Southern Highlands.

Pros & Cons Of Moving To The Southern Highlands

Winery


Pros

  • Fresh air & environmental care
  • Friendly locals
  • Affordable & luxury housing
  • Great schools
  • Different career options

The list goes on!


Cons

  • 1-3 hours commute time to Sydney CBD

Moving to Mittagong

Mittagong

Known as the gateway to the Southern Highlands, Mittagong is the quiet and beautiful town you have been looking for. Steeped in local history, Mittagong is surrounded by lush gardens, walking tracks and serene landscapes.


Schools: Mittagong has a superb mix of both public and private schools.


Renting: Rental houses start at around $300 per week for a 2-bedroom unit, and modern 5-bedroom housing around $900 per week.

Cottage Bedroom


Buying: A simple 3-bedroom house is normally around $340,000 – $450,000. If you’re after the cream of the crop with plenty of land, luxury homes can be found upwards of $1million.


Attractions: Whether you enjoy wineries, National Park walks, or exploring historical sites, Mittagong has it all. Key locations include Marist Brothers Wines, Nattai Gorge Lookout and the Berrima District Historical and Family History Society.


Moving to Moss Vale

Moss Vale

Located in the heart of the Southern Highlands, Moss Vale is easily recognised by its pretty, tree lined streets. If you’re after a laid-back town, where afternoon tea at a friendly café is a must and trailing through wine country is customary, then Moss Vale is definitely worth consideration.


Schools: Moss Vale has your school needs covered with both public and private schools in the area.


Renting: You can find a 2-bedroom rental property from about $200 per week and beautiful 4-5 bedroom cottages from $500 per week.

Rental 1


Buying: Land and homes are available to suit a range of budgets in Moss Vale. From $270,000, to upwards of $1million for luxury properties, you can find something to suit your needs.


Attractions: Explore nature reserves, antique shops and luscious gardens and grounds for a traditional country experience. Top attractions include Cecil Hoskins Nature Reserve, Sally Beresford Antiques, and Moss Vale Golf Club.


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If a tree change is exactly what you need, you’ll need a Southern Highlands real estate agent and a removalist who knows the area well. Check out these companies for all your Southern Highlands moving needs.


Belle Property Bowral 

The agents at Belle Property Bowral are community minded professionals, who pride themselves on knowing the local area inside and out. Their services include:

  • Residential property sales
  • Rural property sales
  • List & sell real estate

From luxury Southern Highlands properties, to quaint little cottages, Belle Property Bowral can help you find the home of your dreams. You can find them on LocalSearch.


Southern Removals & Storage

Take the hassle out of moving house with the packing, moving and storage services at Southern Removals & Storage. Their services include:

  • Storage solutions
  • Furniture removal services
  • Packaging materials available

Southern Removals & Storage is a family owned and operated business, proud to move any and all items. You can find them on LocalSearch.


Figures for Southern Highlands properties were found on Realestate.com.au.

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