Hurstville NSW 2220 is a junction connecting suburb bustling in multiculturalism. It’s 360 degree views and access in and out of Sydney CBD. It is situated some 15 minutes by public transport from the Sydney CBD and 10 minutes from Sydney’s International airport.
So Why Would You Want to Live Here In Hurstville?
Before you decide to take a day trip to check and visit Hurstville, first take a look at the people, their lifestyle, and homes in the suburb.
Employment in Hurstville sure does play a major role in moving here. Should you transfer your employment or just having obtaining a new job in this bustling city, be rest assured living here is affordable. There is an abundance of shops and eateries that can cater for any budget. For instance, if you like the Vietnamese pork roll or fresh spring rolls, it is insanely well priced. Should your job be minutes away, driving your car into Hurstville has many routes. Also there is plenty of secured parking lots typically offering 3 hour free parking.
Crime and safety in Hurstville is well managed. For a bustling city with many ethnic groups, Hurstville socio-environment is harmonious!
White collar workers and professionals who live in Hurstville enjoy their less than half-an-hour commute to the city while some locals are lucky enough to work in one of the many offices in Hurstville itself.
Last recorded (2015/2016) by National economic indicator series (economic-indicators.id.com.au), in Hurstville there are some 26,000 local employment, nearly 9000 local businesses trading, and it’s population just over 87,000.
With plenty of shopping, and businesses in the two major shopping centres, there’s plenty to explore in Hurstville. Enjoy the closeness to Menai, Sutherland Shire, National parks, and beaches.
If you like double brick, you’ll love Hurstville. Old brick houses mixed with new brick houses, single-storey, double-storey and brick apartment blocks. There are opportunities for developers/builders too. A mix for everyone!
Buying, renting or investing in property? Knowing that Hurstville and it’s demographics is right for you is just as important. Hurstville’s property supply and demand, median property prices, and demographic information to help you make a more informed decision and to better understand the Hurstville lifestyle.
As of 14 July 2017:
Average median property price $1,540,000
Rent $590 week
Average median property price $730,000
Rent $500 week
283 visit/property in Hurstville (realestate.com.au)
829 visit/property in NSW
Lifestyle and People of Hurstville Snapshot
As can be seen from the people of Hurstville chart, at least a third are ‘independent youth’ (college and university students), the other third are ‘mature/older and established couples and families’.
House and Unit Price Trend Annually
Here you can see that over a 5 year period, house and unit prices are steadily increasing.
With plenty of shopping, entertainment, business and activities to occupy visitors and locals, Hurstville strikes a balance between city amenities and family-friendly living. Families enjoy the huge Hurstville Westfield and having shops/businesses to supply their needs. Hurstville has always been popular with immigrants, and currently has a large Chinese community.
Hurstville Westfield shopping centre stretches across three city blocks, enjoying hours of shopping entertainment and a cinema, together with all your day-to-day essentials. The smaller Hurstville Central sits on top of its train station. At best Hurstville is a hub for public transport. The train line is part of the Illawarra line and both standard and express trains stop at the station. A major bus station is located on Forest Road. However, it would be prudent not to drive through the central city streets like Forest road, Woniora road, Ormonde parade and Railway parade during peak hours and during school times.
Plenty of schools service Hurstville, including religious, boys, girls and co-educational schools. Sydney Technical High School is a selective school for boys.
Families with young growing children should be happy to know that Hurstville is surrounded with top public and religious schools. There are also many private tutoring schools/academies available should your children require extra education.
Truth be known that Hurstville City Library houses a museum and gallery. There is also Hurstville oval and Bexley golf course for the sports enthusiasts.
Half of the homes in Hurstville are apartments and more are to be developed, so buying off the plan is becoming popular. There are plenty of fixer-uppers, but if you’re after something new and modern, some architect-designed masterpieces are available.
A substantial number of stand-alone houses remain on large blocks, but these are becoming hot property for developers, so don’t expect to see them any longer.
So The Question Is, Why Would I Want To Live Here?
As for myself, with a young family of four, first of all Hurstville is an affordable suburb. If you like a mix of budget eats, fair priced groceries, convenience of public transport in all directions to and from wider Sydney, top education, and close vicinity to the Sydney CBD and Sydney’s beaches and rivers; then Hurstville is for you to stop by and visit or simply move here permanently.
Here are some of the listings ‘FOR SALE‘ in Hurstville:
- 28 Hillcrest Avenue, Hurstville (4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car)
- 1/136 Gloucester Road, Hurstville (3 bed-duplex, 1 bath, 1 car)
- 34 Millett Street, Hurstville (1, 2, 3 bed ‘off plan’ units)
- 301/145 Woniora Road, South Hurstville (2 bed, 1 bath, 1 car)
- 4/34 Connells point Road, South Hurstville (2 bed, 1 bath, 1 car)