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Illawarra’s Top Suburbs To Buy In (2022)

Looking to buy in the Illawarra but not too sure where to start looking?

The beginning of the year is a time where buyers tend to begin their search, or modify their criteria for what they are looking for. If you are in either of these groups it’s a good idea to speak with an agent on what areas you should focus on based on your search criteria and your budget. Alternatively read on below to find out our agents top suburbs to buy in for 2022 in the Illawarra.

Top Suburbs In The Illawarra To Buy In

A good place to start is our list of top suburbs to buy in the Illawarra, as recommended by our sales agents.

Danny Peterson

West Wollongong and Keiraville for me would be my top picks for buyers seeking convenience to the city but also for ease of access, you can be in the northern suburbs, or down south in around 10 minutes respectively with the proximity to the distributor.

Beaches are only a short 5 minute drive, but you can also experience more “suburban living” with the suburbs being in a great pocket, minutes to Figtree Grove & more often than not this location captures the beautiful Mount Keira.

If you are seeking that village and community connection then proximity to Keiraville is a must, the village precinct on Gipps Street offers popular cafes, butcher, newsagent, drive-thru bottle shop, post office and more all with friendly staff and you feel like a local in no time . Everything you need is in one convenient location yet without the congestion as the region experiences significant population growth.”

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Tony Dribbus

“I feel Figtree in 2022 is a suburb where value for money is being offered for good family homes. The medium price is $1.038m for houses and $620,000 for units.

Buyers are searching hard and budgets will this year play an important factor. Figtree’s location is convenient to Wollongong’s CBD and within just minutes you can get onto the M6 be in Sydney in 89 minutes.”

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Troy McNeice

Woonona has been experiencing significant changes over the last few years and this is not only in relation to the price growth. The desire of the suburb for families moving into the area has increased with buyers seeking lifestyle, community and slightly better value for money compared to the adjoining suburbs Bulli and Thirroul.

We are also noticing many families wanting to enter the Woonona Public School and High School catchment areas more than ever. There are many new builds and renovations, along with stylish medium density developments happening and a new generation appreciating this beautiful suburb as a place to call home!”

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Matt Stipcevic

“With buyers looking to secure an affordable family home as close to the Northern Suburbs as possible, Corrimal represents a key suburb which has only just begun to build a price tag comparable to the Northern Illawarra.

Affordability is still very realistic in Corrimal, but only temporarily as 2022 has already shown considerable buyer demand – particularly for 3-4 bedroom properties. The suburb is definitely on the cusp of an upwards adjustment.”

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Trever Molenaar

Oak flats and Windang, anything on the water around the lake for me represents great affordability and long term capital growth.

Bulli is always on the list for top suburbs mainly for its access to pristine beaches, good schools and community along with Coledale”

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David Hyslop

“As upward pressure mounts on the northern end of town the below two suburbs are my picks to buy in 2022

Corrimal – Beautiful pockets being discovered by buyers close and far away. Super convenient to travel both north Sydney and south to Wollongong CBD

Russell Vale – Super central with loads of infrastructure being built, Russell Vale is a beautiful leafy suburb in the heart of the northern Illawarra.”

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Andrew McLeod

“My tips for any buyers wanting to purchase in the Illawarra is to set up alerts for properties in Gwynneville, Keiraville and Bulli.

Gwynneville is a hidden gem that is often overlooked. It offers convenience with the local village, playgrounds and is closer to Wollongong CBD and the beaches that many realise.

Keiraville is beautifully placed next to the botanical gardens, offering views out over the Illawarra and access to the motorway making it fantastic for those wanting to get up to Sydney or down south. It also provides investors with a steady source of rental income being situated next to the University of Wollongong

It’s no surprise that Bulli makes the list of suburbs to invest in for 2022. The northern suburbs of the Illawarra are highly desirable for those wanting to move down from Sydney, and Bulli is one suburbs that provides potential buyers with a lot more opportunity due to its size and location.”

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