These Properties Near CBDs Cost Less Than $500,000

Although home prices across Australia have eased from record-high levels over the past several months, finding a house under $500,000 near a central business district can still be tricky.

Home prices

“Most capital cities have seen a significant decline in suburbs with a median value below $500,000 over  recent years meaning that to access more affordable housing buyers have to move further away from the city centre,” according to CoreLogic Property Pulse Analyst Cameron Kusher.

Nevertheless, Kusher has made it easier for buyers as he recently published a list (the full list can be below) of suburbs closest to central business districts, with median house values within the $500,000 range.

At the end of March this year the national median value of a house was recorded at $570,249 and the median unit value was $515,180, a gap of 10.7% based on CoreLogic’s figures.

Housing market conditions in Sydney and Melbourne – especially among more expensive properties – have eased, according to the Reserve Banks of Australia’s latest Statement on Monetary Policy.

The report cited declining house prices in Sydney, while those in Melbourne have been relatively flat or falling over recent months. The number of properties sold through auction in both cities has increased over 2018, and the central bank also observed a rise in the number of auctions and a decline in clearance rates to 62% and 63% in Melbourne – a little below their decade averages. Meanwhile, it saw little change in housing prices in most other capital cities – but those in Hobart continued to grow strongly.

Suburb  Median Value
Adelaide Hindmarsh $436,500 3.5
Cowandilla $499,371 4.0
Renown Park $480,558 4.3
West Richmond $458,262 4.7
Devon Park $481,375 4.7
Suburb Median Value Distance from

CBD (km)

Canberra Charnwood $452,226 12.2
Belconnen $506,961 6.1
Oaks Estate $539,746 11.4
Ngunnawal $515,295 12.3
Macgregor $522,150 13.1
Suburb Median Value Distance from

CBD (km)

Hobart Montagu Bay $438,110 3.0
Lindisfarne $462,049 4.6
Lutana $352,192 5.0
Warrane $278,597 5.0
Moonah $374,045 5.3
Suburb Median Value Distance from

CBD (km)

Perth Glendalough $422,718 5.1
Rivervale $495,499 5.5
Tuart Hill $485,834 6.5
Osborne Park $445,040 6.7
Belmont $453,694 7.3
Suburb Median Value Distance from

CBD (km)

Brisbane Rocklea $419,922 8.8
Hemmant $499,780 10.3
Archerfield $378,757 10.4
Pinkenba $452,767 11.4
Zillmere $468,729 12.1
Suburb Median Value Distance from

CBD (km)

Darwin Millner $489,351 8.1
Wagaman $498,836 10.2
Karama $471,228 10.5
Driver $457,795 14.7
Moulden $384,209 15.2
Suburb Median Value Distance from

CBD (km)

Melbourne Dallas $447,221 16.1
Coolaroo $475,440 17.2
Rockbank $431,876 27.9
Werribee $488,668 28.6
Mickleham $490,335 29.0
Suburb Median Value Distance from

CBD (km)

Sydney Bar Point $379,776 39.5
Spencer $391,163 45.8
Gunderman $407,727 51.8
Charmhaven $484,316 75.7
Budgewol $489,592 76.6


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