Cronulla is a beachside suburb of Sydney. Boasting numerous surf beaches and swimming spots, the suburb attracts both tourists and Greater Sydney residents. Cronulla is located 26km south of the Sydney Central Business District, in the local government area of the Sutherland Shire.
There is a wide mix of housing styles with new Architectural homes & town homes dotted through the suburb along with a variety of older & newer apartments & townhouses providing a wide mix of housing types for all age groups. 19% are Houses, 5% semi-detached, 63% units & townhouses, other/commercial 13%
Age mix for the suburb is 0 to 29yo is 35%, 30 to 49yo is 28%, 50 & above is 37% so it’s a very attractive suburb for all age groups.
Cronulla was established in 1908 and attracted people due to its extensive coastlines. Sydney's locals and tourists flock to Cronulla's beaches and harbours to enjoy hot summer days. But the beaches aren't the only attractions, as there are plenty of beautiful and well-maintained parks to explore.
According to Residex, Cronulla experienced market growth of around 23 percent from September 2016 to September 2018. While dropping back in 2019 by 2.8% it is predicted to have an annual growth rate of 5% to 8% over the next 8 years.
Cronulla one of few beach suburbs in New South Wales which is easily accessible by train from the CBD, and many residents commute to work. The majority of Cronulla locals work in offices during the day, which is probably why they enjoy coming home to life by the beach.
Cronulla has been the setting of many popular books and television shows including, Puberty Blues and The Shire. Sylvania Waters was filmed nearby. Whilst these exaggerate many facets of Cronulla’s culture – it’s broadly accepted that they contain at least a seed of truth. Cronulla is serviced by more than nine public, religious and private schools.
The train from Cronulla station reaches the city in an hour. There is also a ferry, which travels from Cronulla to serene Bundeena and the Royal National Park. A good drive to the city will get you there in 30-40 minutes.
40% of properties in Cronulla are rented so owner occupied dominated, hence good rental properties tend to lease quickly.
Cronulla may be known for its idyllic beachside location, but the Sydney suburb’s food game has quickly become the area’s biggest drawcard, Located just a short drive from the CBD, Cronulla is a hub full of places to eat and shops stocked with the latest fashion and design; all of which sit a stone’s throw away from some of Sydney’s best beaches. You will find everything from oceanside cafes service up casual fare to some of the most innovative dining Sydney has to offer.
Cronulla’s rejuvenated food precinct is full of delectable options.
Cronulla RSL is located on the sandy shoreline of Cronulla beach with panoramic ocean views.
Cronulla Beach is located just fives minutes’ walk from the train station. The sand backs onto Cronulla Park. The strong surfing culture means this stretch of water is on of the few in Sydney that’s patrolled all year-round. The beach is also accessible for people who use wheelchairs.
Shelly Beach has a large park and is located near ocean baths, this is the perfect beach for swimming with the whole family and it has a rocky shoreline. The park includes a kiosk, restaurant, playground and walkways.
Cronulla Public School is located on Burraneer Bay Road, Cronlla South Public School located on Ewos Parade, St Aloysius Catholic Primary School is located on Giddings Avenue and Del La Salle Catholic College Cronulla located on Cross Road. Cronulla High School is located on the cnr Elouera Road and Captain Cook Drive.
House prices showed slightly less resilience in Cronulla during the slowdown in Sydney. Largely due to oversupply of units. Residex notes Only 0.53% of properties in the suburb are currently on the market with an average time of 42 x days on the market and Growth has been consistently healthy for houses averaging at 5.8% p.a for the last 10 x years.
Residex notes the median house price now sits at around $2.16m, although sales prices do vary dramatically depending on features and land/property size. Around $1.8m to $1.9m will buy you a 3 - 4-bedroom home, often renovated on btw 400m2 to 700m2. For example, a three-bedroom, 1 x bathroom freestanding home with garage for a car on over 537sqm recently sold for $1.68m but the suburb also has many excellent value for money homes & a 2 bed unrenovated weatherboard home on 575m2 recently sold for $1,370,000 with a pool and space for 2 car parks.
Growth has also been consistently healthy showing 5.9% p.a for the last 10 x years for units and median unit price now sits at around $790,500 & some recent sales have ranged from $325,000 for an old 2 bed unit without parking to around $800,000 for 2 new bedroom units with a carpark.
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