09.04.2017 Suburb Spotlight

Spotlight On Bellevue Hill: A Beautiful View

Spotlight On Bellevue Hill: A Beautiful View

Bellevue Hill deserves its name—belle vue – meaning “beautiful view”.

Some of Australia’s most historic and stunning houses are here, along the harbour and rising up the hill. Not only is it a beautiful place to live, but it also has some of the best schools and is close to everything you could need.

Population snapshot: Who lives in Bellevue Hill?

Many people are attracted to Bellevue Hill. The views and the proximity to the city are an unbeatable combination.

The range of apartments, both new and classic Art Deco, make this a popular suburb for both young professionals and empty nesters.

Families enjoy Bellevue Hill for its large, substantial houses, from heritage listed mansions, to Californian bungalows, Federation and Mediterranean style homes, to the newest designs. The excellent schools are also a big drawcard for families.

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The relaxed, low key atmosphere makes it a place for locals to enjoy on weekends. The cafes on Bellevue Road mean that people do not have to stray far for their caffeine fix and a good meal. There are also some quiet, peaceful places to unwind, like Cooper Park, a large bushland reserve with walking tracks, and a cleared area with a cricket pitch and practice nets, tennis courts, playground and picnic area.

Sales price snapshot: Property prices rising

According to RP Data, the median house price in February 2017 was $4.84 million, up from $4.70 million in August 2016. This is a steady growth of 2.9 percent in just six months. Units rose strongly by 5.5 percent, the median price was $981,000 in February 2017, up from $930,000 in August 2016. Streets to watch include Victoria Road and Ginahgulla Road.

The benefits: Five key reasons Bellevue Hill is so desirable

  1. Views: for unbeatable, expansive views of Sydney, you will not do better than Bellevue Hill. Some places have the best of both—the Harbour and the ocean.
  2. Private and tranquil: if you want a suburb that is quiet, leafy, and peaceful, where you can really relax, then Bellevue Hill is for you. It does not have the busy buzz of other neighbouring suburbs—but these are within easy reach.
  3. Accessibility: Bellevue Hill is one of the best situated suburbs in the East, with Double Bay and Woollahra on one side, Rose Bay on the other, and Bondi just behind. The Sydney CBD is only five kilometres away. The shopping mecca of Westfield Bondi Junction is close by and so is the Royal Sydney Golf Club.
  4. Mix of housing options: there are some stunning Art Deco apartment blocks in Bellevue Hill, reflecting the old and established nature of this suburb. There are also new blocks capturing the best of those incredible views. Many young professionals are attracted to the apartments on offer in this area, so too are empty nesters and investors. Families have long bought the established homes here.
  5. Sought-after schools: some of the most popular and highly regarded schools are close by, such as Cranbrook School and The Scots College. Ascham is close by in Edgecliff, as are Kambala and Kincoppal in Rose Bay. The local primary school, Bellevue Hill Public School, is also very popular.

If Bellevue Hill is on your watch list, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team today.