Raising kids in Huntlee
Choosing where to live has a direct impact on your child’s well-being and happiness. As the old adage goes, it takes a village to raise a child. Huntlee is designed to grow as a vibrant neighbourhood with all the amenities of modern living whilst maintaining the importance of traditional family values. From beautiful tree-lined streets, top-notch education to a township built for accessibility and job opportunities, read on to see why Huntlee has all the right prospects for you and your growing family.
Great local schools and childcare centres
There are many factors to consider when choosing where to live, more so if you have school-aged children. Public schools are assigned based on where you live, so unless you are opting for private schools, researching schools in the local catchment area is vital before arriving at a decision.
There’s a range of early childhood, primary and secondary schools to choose from in Huntlee - from Branxton Public School to Huntlee Early Learning Centre. There are also plans for more schools in surrounding areas in the near future to ensure there’s no shortage of top-quality education for families here, which you can read more about here.
A neighbourhood school does more than just provide good education. Firstly, quality public education plays a huge role in powering prosperous communities; serving as anchor institutions in their communities. Secondly, increased enrolment in schools equals increased population which translates to boosting of the local economy. Thirdly, schools can bring families closer together through various events, which helps to build stronger connections and trust within families and ultimately, the community.
Accessibility & convenience
In terms of proximity to transport, Huntlee is just minutes away from the M15 Hunter Expressway to Newcastle/M1 Sydney, five minutes from Branxton Train Station and 45 minutes from Newcastle Airport. There are also a number of bus stops in the North Rothbury, Branxton and Greta areas.
Nestled within the wine region, Huntlee neighbours an incredible line-up of hatted restaurants, cafes and award-winning cellar doors - with lots of places that are family-friendly. Cafe Enzo, Amanda’s On The Edge, Redsalt and The Deck Cafe Lovedale are prime examples that offer kid-friendly menus and are always happy to welcome the little ones.
To ensure convenience is second to none, Huntlee is designed and built with everything important within reach. Located in the town centre, the Huntlee Shopping Centre is an up-and-coming retail hub with 11 speciality retailers that include Huntlee Coles, Liquorland, a coffee shop, a medical centre, dental practice, an optometrist, a chemist, a tavern, a gym, hardware store and a KFC slated to open this year. Should your shopping needs extend beyond what the local shopping centre can provide, we are confident you’re able to get what you need at Stockland Green Hills, a shopping haven with over 230 retailers that spans 74,000 square metres, located within an easy 25-minute drive from Huntlee.
Vibrant, outdoor lifestyle
Providing children with exciting experiences that involve fresh air, motor movement skills and the opportunity to explore nature is so important as they grow up. Playing outdoors encourages children to try new activities, foster better connections with other kids and make them more resilient in stressful situations.
Huntlee and its surrounding areas are blessed with an abundance of parks and playgrounds where kids can run, jump and swing to their heart's content. Boasting 160 hectares of beautiful parklands, there is no shortage of space for your family to enjoy the crisp fresh air and freedom in the valley. Within Huntlee, the District Park is a wonderful spot for families, where kids get to mingle and adults get to come together and bond as a community. The park is built to be all-inclusive with proper seating areas, a BBQ pit, manicured picnic grounds and even a multi-purpose community hub. Check out our extensive list of parks and playgrounds near the Huntlee estate here.
During weekends, walks and hikes make for a great family activity. The Hunter Valley has an array of hiking tracks with spectacular views ready to be discovered. Dress appropriately for the weather, pack a picnic lunch and get going for a day trip. Watagans National Park at Olney is a 45-minute drive with tons of family-friendly activities. The Boarding House Dam picnic area is a popular spot with lots of paddling and hiking activities in the summer. If you enjoy hiking, the walking track features beautiful views of the rainforest.
Built to last
Huntlee is a master-planned township poised to thrive across generations. This residential district in North Rothbury will be home to 20,000 residents that will benefit from the modern infrastructure, lifestyle facilities and other components of modern living - art, culture, entertainment, education and recreation weaved into one vibrant community.
This new town perfectly exemplifies the melding of two worlds, where modern convenience meets country charm, all nestled within nature. Huntlee offers a variety of affordably-priced land, house & land packages and some established homes catered for your growing family. Huntlee’s Urban Series features innovative one and two-storey townhouses that are cleverly designed to maximise space. Its location in the town centre only adds to the value and convenience of living here.
A place to call home
Moving to a new place can be daunting and requires a big commitment. However, choosing the right place for you and your family is not only rewarding but life-changing. After all, children learn from the world around them. A safe neighbourhood with good connectivity, plenty of outdoor space, education options and a nice mix of retail that services the growing requirements of the local community, Huntlee truly has all the makings of an estate designed for all stages of your child’s life.