Following the recent opening of Huntlee’s Parramatta satellite office, Nine News Sydney paid a visit to Huntlee in May to see why so many Sydney-siders are making the move to the Hunter.
Describing Huntlee as “the first new town in the Hunter in more than 80 years”, the feature report by Mike Dalton talks about why so many Sydney-siders are being drawn to Huntlee for the town, the lifestyle and the price-tag.
Among those leaving Sydney’s rat race for Huntlee are first home buyers Luke Galea and his fiancé Kristi Peek.
At Huntlee, Luke and Kristi can afford everything they want.
The couple paid just under $500,000 for a four-bedroom home with two bathrooms and two garages on a generous 600sqm block that allows for a backyard.
“We’d barely get a two bedroom flat in Penrith with the same money,” Luke said.
With Newcastle CBD, as well as Cessnock, Maitland and Singleton close by, employment prospects in the region are good, and Luke and Kirsti are confident they will be able to work close to home.
To close the deal, Luke’s mother Michelle has also decided to buy in Huntlee.
“People think there’s no life outside Sydney, yet here it is at Huntlee,” she said.
Watch the story on Nine News at https://www.9news.com.au/videos/cjhiw9nz7005j0ioywxnsp081/first-new-town-in-hunter-in-more-than-80-years