Sometimes a place can be too special and that seems to be the case with Minmi.
If you’ve wondered why there aren’t a surfeit of homes for sale here, it could be because young families moving to Minmi when they fall in love with the country village feel and the fact that they can afford a practical, spacious four-bedroom house on a big block and they stay.
“It’s not unusual to see homes here that have belonged to the same family for anything from 50 to 100 years. That’s a lot of memories to leave behind,” says real estate agent Natasha McElwaine who appreciates she’s not just selling bricks and mortar here – it’s a whole family lifestyle.
As a mum herself, Natasha knows exactly why professional families with children contact her wanting too live in Minmi.
Around 85 per cent of residents here are owner-occupiers so it’s a stable and active community. In addition, parents love the fact there’s lots to keep children entertained. Blue Gums Regional Park with its lovely picnic areas, walking tracks and mountain biking trails is nearby. There’s also Treetops eco adventure park and Pambalong Nature Reserve.
Meanwhile parents have an easy commute to employment hubs such as
John Hunter Hospital and Newcastle University.and are only minutes away from the M1 into Sydney and the Newcastle Link Road.
The suburb also has a courthouse, school and shopping centre as well as a sportsground and tennis facilities. In keeping with its country town feel there’s also a quaint country pub, the Minmi Hotel.
Minmi Real Estate
Minmi is a high demand market with 1286 visits per property according to real estate.com.au. With a median sale price of 623K, those properties enjoyed a 6.87 per cent increase over the past year, about 50 per cent more than the national average.
“It’s a very idyllic and sought after area,” says Natasha. “It’s said to be the last remaining mining village in Newcastle, a place where people used to come to make a living from its underground riches. Now, residents are finding an even more satisfying bounty of riches in a lovely place to buy or sell a home.”
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