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Sydney Property Value Trends Over the Past Decade

Sydney’s property market has seen significant growth and fluctuation over the past 10 years. While some areas have skyrocketed in value, others have remained relatively stable or even declined. Understanding Sydney property value trends by area can help buyers and investors make informed decisions. We’ve enlisted help from certified Sydney property valuers to gather the most up-to-date information.

Inner City Suburbs See Strong Growth

Suburbs within 5-10km of the CBD like Surry Hills, Redfern, and Waterloo have seen enormous growth in property values over the past decade.

Redfern’s median house price has risen from $750,000 in 2012 to over $1.5 million in 2022 – a 100% increase. Terrace houses that sold for $900,000 in 2013 are now fetching over $1.8 million. This rapid growth has been fuelled by Redfern’s transformation into a trendy inner-city hub, attractivity for young professionals, and its proximity to the Sydney CBD.

Surry Hills has seen similarly dramatic growth, with its median unit price rising from $562,000 in 2012 to $980,000 in 2022. ten tears ago, buyers could still find apartments in Surry Hills for under $400,000. Today most sell for $800,000+.

Overall, most inner city suburbs within 5km of the Sydney CBD have doubled or even tripled in value over the past 10 years. Their popularity among young professionals and ease of commute has driven huge demand.

Middle Ring Suburbs More Stable

Middle ring suburbs 10-20km from the Sydney CBD like Hornsby, Chatswood, and Parramatta have seen steadier, more sustainable growth over the past decade.

Hornsby’s median house price has risen 65% from $740,000 in 2012 to $1.22 million in 2022. Chatswood units have gone from a median of $470,000 in 2013 to $740,000 in 2022 – a 55% increase over a decade.

These middle ring suburbs remain popular with young families looking for more space and access to amenities like schools, parks and transport. However their growth has been more modest compared to inner city postcodes.

Western Sydney Still Affordable

Sydney’s Greater Western suburbs like Blacktown, Mt Druitt and Penrith remain relatively affordable compared to the Inner West and North Shore.

Blacktown’s median house price is currently $900,000 – up 50% from $600,000 in 2012. Units in Mt Druitt can still be purchased for under $400,000. Penrith has seen steady growth from a 2012 median house price of $387,000 to $630,000 in 2022.

While values have risen, these Western Sydney suburbs continue to offer homeowners and investors relative affordability compared to middle and inner city areas. Their transport links and growing amenities make them increasingly attractive.

Key Takeaways

– Inner city suburbs within 10km of the CBD have seen enormous property value growth, some doubling or tripling over the past decade.

– Middle ring suburbs 10-20km out have experienced steadier, more modest growth of 50-65% over 10 years.

– Western Sydney remains the most affordable region, though values have risen 50% in the past decade.

Examining Sydney’s property value trends by area provides insight into past growth and future potential. While inner city areas have skyrocketed, middle and outer rings still offer opportunities for buyers and investors.