Newcastle’s Most Exciting Residential Property
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted Australians in many ways and while the nation hopefully emerges on the other side of this crisis, one common outcome is a reassessment of what is most important to each of us.
During this challenging time, people have made value-based decisions such as to support their local retailers, do more to help others even if they are strangers, and to consider how they can make their own lives better long-term.
This can include spending more time with family, perhaps improving their work life balance, and prioritising the activities they enjoy most.
A rising trend is a shift away from the stress and demands of capital city living. While COVID has intensified interest in regional and rural homes, the advantages like shorter commutes, less traffic, and housing affordability were already driving people to explore options outside of capital cities.
The report, ‘Big Movers: Population Mobility in Australia’ found that between 2011 and 2016, more regionally based millennials stayed in the country or moved to other regional areas rather than relocate to a capital city.
“Millennials are aged between 20 and 35 years and this is usually the period where most Australians buy their first home,” Colliers International Director of Newcastle Residential Projects, Chris Chapman said. “In our experience, we are seeing young Novocastrians looking to purchase their first home in and around Newcastle as they plan to build a life here and people settling in our region to take advantage of all it offers, such as the amazing beaches, employment opportunities and proximity to Sydney.”
“New developments like The Crossing allow people have all the modern luxuries and cosmopolitan lifestyle you would expect in a capital city, but without the hectic pace and pressure.
“Homes in developments like The Crossing are exceptionally low maintenance and easy to lock and leave, giving residents more time to do the things they love – even if it is just relaxing at home.”
The Crossing is located on the doorstep of Newcastle’s rejuvenated Honeysuckle waterfront and the CBD. Apartments and the communal rooftop terrace are designed to maximise views of the harbour and city beyond. Much thought has gone into shared spaces with unit entries arranged off a generous open breezeway of filtered sunlight, lush planting and cooling breezes all providing the experience of a leafy neighbourhood street.
From street level the generous veranda onto Merewether Street offers easy access to light rail, the Honeysuckle restaurant precinct and the newly announced university campus. The Crossing is where an active urban lifestyle meets the relaxed Newcastle attitude.
To learn more about The Crossing, contact 1800 875 903