IT HAS sought-after schools and a thriving shopping centre, but not all househunters looking at the northwest are familiar with what is on offer at Beaumont Hills.
The area is hugged by Rouse Hill and Kellyville and even shares the same postcode, but became a suburb in its own right in 2002.
Agent Steven Cole from The Avenue said despite its popularity with young families and downsizers, not everyone knew of its existence.
“It is strange that some people just don’t even know where Beaumont Hills is,” he said.
“It is a similar price to Kellyville but it has a younger demographic with a lot of primary school aged children and it has given families an opportunity to upsize from nearby suburbs such as Glenwood, Kings Langley and Quakers Hill because it offers good value for money.”
Latest figures from CoreLogic RP Data show the median house price at Beaumont Hill is $1.2225 million.
In comparison, it is more affordable than Castle Hill ($1.56 million), on par with Kellyville ($1.219 million) and slightly more expensive than Rouse Hill ($1.16 million).
While the suburb has enjoyed growth of 30 per cent over the past year, prices have remained stable in the 12 months ending in May.
There were 119 house sales recorded in this period with a 3 per cent change in the median price. Figures have remained stable in the latest quarter.
Agent Michael Roberts from Louis Carr Real Estate said Beaumont Hills doesn’t have the extremes of the market like other suburbs — there are fewer high end properties and no apartments.
“They are all around the median price and that is why it is probably more consistent than other suburbs which are being pulled back by the top end and dragged down by the bottom end,” he said.
“It is a boutique suburb, it is a small suburb and it has a great shopping centre which is within walking distance to most homes.”
There are about 2300 dwellings at Beaumont Hills and most are about 10 years old. There is a mix of single and double-storey houses as well as townhouses. Block sizes vary from 450sq m to about 700sq m or even larger.
The most expensive house in the suburb is 9 Glasshouse Rd — it has five bedrooms and is on 1022sq m. It sold for $1.65 million in May 2017.
Mr Roberts has just listed 39 Tamborine Drive which has a price guide of $1.45 million. The four-bedroom property, with triple garage, is on a 758sq m block and has a built-in spa. It also has a large gym or private studio.
“Most of the homes in the suburb have aged well,” Mr Roberts said. “There are not many pockets of Beaumont Hills that you wouldn’t be proud of — most streets are well groomed and maintained.”