Here at Harcourts Dapto our professional team specialise in sales and property management, with expert advice and quality service in the local and surrounding suburbs of Dapto. We use all the modern marketing techniques, streamlined process, a holistic team approach as well as our expert product knowledge. If you are considering selling or looking for a professional ‘local’ agency to manage your property investment, be sure to call us for all your property service needs.
Situated between the beautiful Illawarra Escarpment and the pristine Lake Illawarra, Avondale is a suburb of Wollongong and positioned West between Wollongong and Shellharbour only a short 96 kilometre journey to Sydney, with a combination of rural and residential properties, it has much appeal to families, retirees and those who enjoy a community feel lifestyle, is also a popular choice of location for workers who commute to Sydney and property investors.
Avondale is home to 764 residents (as at 2014 -2015 ABS Census) Only 16 kilometres south of the major CBD and some of the best beaches that the South Coast offers, Avondale residents enjoy larger size blocks out to small to large acreages as you make your picturesque journey toward Huntley Hill.
You are spoilt for choice when it comes to selecting a great place for childcare, primary and secondary schools around Dapto. There are two public High Schools located North and East of Dapto and multiple Primary schools located conveniently in each suburb of Dapto with Dapto Primary, Hayes Park Primary School, Lakelands Public School, Mount Brown Primary School and Koonawarra Public School. Local childcare facilities include Little Peoples Horsley, Avondale Childcare Centre, Goodstart Early Learning Centre, Big Fat Smile, Grandma Rosie’s and Dapto Cuddles Child Care, with many family day care centres there is no lack of childcare facilities available for working family’s needs. There is also plenty of direct bus routes to higher education schools both North and South of Avondale.
With Dapto Mall we have a large selection of speciality stores and is also home to Big W, Woolworths and Coles, it provides plenty of undercover parking to enjoy a pleasant shopping experience. Along the Princes highway resides Aldi’s, great Cafe’s, bars and restaurants to suit local residents who enjoy eating out or a night of take away convenience. If you would like a true Australian quick bite to eat, Dapto Pie Shop is located at the top of Avondale road, highly recommended, especially by tradies in the early hours of the workday.
Enjoy a spot of dancing, dining and good laughs at Dapto Leagues which regularly hosts many local, national and international talent on a regular basis, a spot of bowls of Dapto bowling club and Dapto Citizens Club, or a night out at the Dapto Old pub or Dandaloo Hotel, which all cater for functions and sporting events. On a Thursday night, Dapto showground is the place to be for the famous “Dapto Dogs” and is also the location for events such as the annual monster trucks tour, Dapto Agricultural show and many more yearly calendar events. Avondale is home for leisure activities, if you enjoy hiking, cycling, or attending the annual Huntley Hill Climb.
Bus routes are accessible all around Avondale, whether the commute is North, East or South, having 2 major bus stops along Avondale Road and Huntley Road, and multiple pick up or drop off stops along the way, along Penrose Drive. Freeway access is an easy few minutes’ drive wherever you may location within the suburb of Horsley, making it an easy commute to work via car, or leave your car at home or at the station car park and catch the train to Sydney, which is roughly an hour and a half train trip, or plan a day out with the kids down to beautiful Kiama, Berry or Bomaderry, which takes on average the same amount of time to drive as it does to catch the train.
For students who study at the local TAFE or renown Wollongong University, it is a quick 15 trip up the M1 freeway from Avondale.
As a fast growing suburb, not just in population but the increase in housing construction, improved infrastructure and medical facilities, it has been a popular choice for property investors with the great return on investment and steady capital growth the area has seen over the past 10 years. The affordability and the family friendly community, we also over great over 55’s lifestyle villages, for those looking to slow down and enjoy the convenience
of grounds maintenance being taken care of, to enjoy the better lifestyle opportunities the area has to offer. Avondale has a rich rural feel, especially if you are lucky enough to own a property in the exclusively gated Cedars Estate. With vast green paddocks surrounding the area still running cattle or livestock, historical buildings from back in the days the mine was booming, the suburb has plenty of county charm. With further development planned, there is evidence of continued growth in the area for future homeowners or investors.