What $550K will get you in a commuter suburb right now

Written by realestateview.com.au in Buying on July 13, 2015

Ever- increasing median house prices mean more Australians are adopting the commuter lifestyle and sacrificing CBD proximity for housing affordability and value for money. So if half a mill is to be scoffed at when perusing inner city suburbs, what can it get you right now in Australia’s commuter suburbs?

1. Werribee
Median house price:
Train commute time: 40 minutes (55 minutes via train)
Where is Werribee? Werribee is a suburb of Melbourne, 32 km south-west of Melbourne’s Central Business District. Its local government area is the City of Wyndham


Located in the sought after “Orchard Park” estate, this Werribee property is within close proximity to the local train station and shopping district

A house to view: This $530,000+  four bedroom property is located in one of Werribee’s most desired locations, and is described as oozing “unparalleled charm and character”.

2. Penrith
Median house price:
CBD commute time: 57 minutes (1 hour 20 minutes by train)
Where is Penrith?: Penrith is a suburb and major centre in the metropolitan area of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It is located in Greater Western Sydney 50 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district on the banks of the Nepean River.


This generous 4 bedroom property in Penrith is expected to fetch a price of $549, 000+

A house to view: This 4 bedroom home in Cudgee road, Penrith has the space for living an entertaining that an inner-city dweller would dream of.

3. Blacktown
Median house price: $526,000
Drive commute time to CBD: 40 minutes
Where is Blacktown? Blacktown is located 34 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district


Space and proximity to local train station- two big ticks for Sydney commuters

4. Rockingham
Median house price:
$444, 500
Drive commute time to CBD: 
45 minutes
Where is Rockingham?
Rockingham is a city and primary centre in Western Australia south-west of the Perth city centre and south of Fremantle.


An easy to maintain Rockingham property that is ideal for first home buyers

A house to view: This two bedroom property is located in Rockingham, WA- a growth suburb touted to be one of Perth’s most desired locations for commuters.

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