There is no shortage of space at this suburb on Sydney’s north-west fringes
MAROOTA is one of a small group of Sydney suburbs without enough annual sales to allow analysts to calculate an median house price.
According to CoreLogic RP Data, just six properties sold within the tightly held semirural community in the 12 months ending in June.
The only other Hills suburbs to record fewer sales were Nelson and Sackville North.
Maroota and South Maroota, however, are growing in popularity as those who have sold land to developers in Box Hill, Marsden Park and Schofields begin to look for new acreage opportunities.
Darren Kramer at his Maroota property
The area offers large rural estates of 10ha or larger just a half-hour drive to Rouse Hill or Windsor.
It was this sense of space that attracted Darren and Paula Kramer to build their own home there when they married 18 years ago.
Having grown up in nearby Maraylya and Oakville, the couple were hopeful their future children would enjoy a similar upbringing. As it turned out, the property has been the perfect environment for their two boys Chad, 11 and Joel, nine.
“It’s just a great spot — I always tell people that it lets kids just be kids,’’ Mr Kramer said.
“We are not really into technology or anything like that — the boys will get out in the bush or ride their bikes.’’
Plenty of space to run and play at Maroota
The family are set to auction their single level four bedroom homestead at 105 Blakers Rd later this month. The 10ha property includes cleared paddocks, bushland views and a resort style swimming pool and spa. It has a large shed with mezzanine level and a wide road frontage, with potential for a cluster subdivision subject to Council approval.
Mr Kramer, who is an electrician, said they won’t be moving too far, with the couple keen to buy another acreage in the suburb and build again.
“The only drawback is there is that little bit of extra travelling to major spots but a lot of what we do is on the property,’’ Mr Kramer said.
“We ride bikes, the neighbours have horses and there are about 15 kids living on our dead end road — so it is pretty social.’’
Agent Adrian Rovere from Cutcliffe Dural, who has listed the home for sale, said Maroota is fast becoming the suburb of choice for buyers looking for value for money.
The interior of the homestead
“It is also a closer alternative then areas such as Kurrajong, Wilberforce and North Richmond,’’ he said.
“This particular property offers buyers many options.
“One could say with genuine subdivision potential, its real estate’s version of `having your cake and eating it too’.”
The property has cleared 2ha with the capacity to open up another 2ha.