Kogarah is 14km south of the Sydney CBD and just 6km to Sydney international airport.
Kogarah consists mostly of units. Residex reports 59% of all housing is units, only 5% is semi-detached and 29% are houses. 7% is commercial/other. Age mix for the area is 0 to 29 yo 40%, 30 to 49 yo is 32%, 50 & above is 28%.
According to Residex, Kogarah experienced market growth of around 13.1% from February 2015 to January 2020. Home buyers are attracted to its abundance of amenities and access to water views. Investors are attracted to its potential growth.
Kogarah is considered to be the centre of the St George area and is a primary station on the Illawarra line. St George Private Hospital is located in the centre of Kogarah and a major employer of health workers in the area.
Kogarah town centre is the main area of activity for the local area with two supermarkets and a multitude of specialty stores. It is also only 5 minutes from Hurstville which has one of the largest Westfield’s in Sydney.
Kogarah has two hospitals and is close to Brighton Le Sands Beach if you want a nice long walk. If you’re looking for a gym try the local Snap Fitness on Railway Parade or try CrossFit Volume and swing those ropes. Scarborough Park North is also popular for people with furry friends.
Kogarah has its own public and high school along with a TAFE and St Patrick's Catholic Primary School.
Price growth in Kogarah for units has been 15.2% in the five years to now and 7.4% for houses. Residex notes Only 0.39% of properties in the suburb are currently on the market with an average time of 26 days on the market.
Residex notes the median house price now sits at around $1,192,000. Median unit price is $614,000 in Kogarah.
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