Vendor Jan Rose pose outside her home, which is for sale at 28 Norway Ave, Hillbank. She says the area offers exceptional value for money. PICTURE: Keryn Stevens)
HILLBANK offers affordable housing in a well-established area close to Elizabeth’s main thoroughfare, public transport routes, shops and numerous reserves.
Jan Rose eyed all this up in 2014 when she and her family bought the four-bedroom house on a 626sqm block she is now selling in Norway Ave.
“We thought it was a large family home in a nice area that was still affordable,” Jan says. “We had built a home in Golden Grove a few years before but had tossed up between it and Hillbank at the time.
“It’s been a fantastic location, but I am now downsizing and also looking to reduce my mortgage.”
“Most homes here were built in the 1990s, so they’re quite modern and well kept,” Jan says. “It’s generally a very quiet area and the neighbours are friendly.
“My adult daughter and I often go for walks around the streets here, including down to the Jo Gapper Park and playground along Blackburn Rd. It’s got a great walking trail, a playground and a big oval for children to kick a ball around. People seem pretty easygoing and friendly here,” she says.
“It’s absolutely good value buying in Hillbank because if I wanted to buy the same size house and block in Golden Grove for the same money, I’d probably only get two thirds of it,” Jan says.
Her shopping is usually done at the Elizabeth City Centre, just five minutes away, which includes supermarkets and department stores like Target.
ON THE MARKET: 24 Jenolan Cres, Hillbank is a three-bedroom home on the market for 4399,000 to $419,000 with LJ Hooker Craigmore/Elizabeth.
The median house price has increased a sturdy 10 per cent in the last three years, CoreLogic data shows.
Sales agent Matt Sergeant of Harcourts Sergeant Salisbury says Hillbank offers value housing with views.
“Where else in Adelaide can you get a large home with beautiful, elevated views under $500,000, just 30 minutes or so from the city,” he says. “Lots of families are moving into the area because of its affordability and the fact they get a lot of house for their money.
“The investment that’s going into neighbouring Elizabeth is also helping make Hillbank even more desirable.”
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