Lochinvar, named after a Scottish Loch, is an older suburb of the lower hunter region. Known for the historic Windemere property and locally famous Airds of Lochinvar. It is located on a main road just 15 minutes from the M1 freeways to Sydney. It has more recently become popular amongst builders with new land release such as Lochinvar Downs
In the center of the suburb is the historic St Josephs College, a coeducational college catering for high school students.
Residents are well catered for with a local sporting complex, medical center and plenty of green space around. Locals move to Lochinvar for the space and quiet afforded by being outside major city centers while not giving up the convenient amenities found in neighboring Maitland.
One of the main draw cards of the region is the many hunter wineries. Just a 20-25 minute drive away, Lochinvar locals have access to the incredibly popular local wineries. Scenic drives and sampling wine tours are a boon amongst locals and tourists alike.
Tree Changers don’t have to miss out on the coast however, with the trendy bars and beaches of Newcastle an easy 35 minutes away.
Lochinvar Property Market
The property market in Lochinvar has experienced recent growth. A largely undiscovered gem, the suburb has started to grow with the arrival of new development and land releases. Composed mostly of houses on larger lots, properties here are beginning to command a higher price.
The average house price is currently $912,500, increasing by a massive 88% over the last 12 months on the back of record demand for property.
Compared to neighbouring suburbs demand is still relatively low, receiving fewer online viewers than the average for the area. Buyers wanting to buy in Lochinvar should subscribe for property alerts to be able to snap up a bargain. Houses are selling quick to switched on locals who know to look here for their dream home.
Selling in Lochinvar may take more finesse and patience as an agent can generate strong competition out of local buyers. City movers often shake up the local market affording a shrewd seller the chance to come out ahead. Speak to an agent at McElwaine’s to make sure you don’t miss out on the new influx of Sydney and Newcastle buyers keen for the space on offer.
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