The Sutherland Shire, known affectionately as ‘Gods Country’ by those who grew up here, has gone through a major transformation over the last decade. For residents, the Shire is the ideal place to raise a family and there are lots of reasons why you might decide to settle here. Here are our top 5.
- Captain Cook Landed here:
In 1770, Captain James Cook landed at Botany Bay’s Inscription point which is located near Silver Beach on the Kurnell Peninsula headland. He and his Endeavour crew stayed in the area for 8 days and had a dramatic impact on Australian history. An extremely important historical site, this area is now heritage-listed and interprets the story of the meeting of European and Aboriginal Cultures. Shire residents are very proud to be living on the door step of the ‘birthplace of our nation’.
- Close to the CBD:
It’s just 21 kilometres to the heart of Sydney’s CBD from the Shire, and an easy drive to the beautiful South Coast or Southern Highlands for those weekends away. The planned F6 motorway due to commence in 2022, will reduce travel time to the city to just 15 minutes making the Shire even more accessible to the city centre. The region is becoming recognised as an affordable haven for families to live which has resulted in an increase in relocations from other parts of Sydney such as the Inner West, Eastern Suburbs and North Shore. The F6 extension will have an upward effect on property values, and combined with an increase in demand for a more relaxed lifestyle, makes purchasing property in the Shire sooner rather than later a smart option.
- Beautiful Beaches:
The beaches are beautiful and the lifestyle available to residents is second to none. South Cronulla beach is great for enjoying a sunbake and swim between the flags followed by a latte or lunch at Zimzala. Elouera & Wanda beaches are perfect for surfing, paddle boarding or a game of soccer on the beach. Then you have the stretch of beach that for locals becomes a haven for dog lovers, plus the 4WD beach where you can hang out all day, enjoy a bbq lunch, followed by a surf or a swim. There really is no other place in Sydney where you have access to all of this within a 25 minute drive from the furthest point.
- You can park your car on the same level as your boat:
Sylvania Waters became famous back in the 90’s thanks to the TV series of the same name. But today it’s best known for it’s prime waterfront location and luxury prestige properties. It’s Sydney’s only privately owned waterway and the only place in Sydney where your car can literally be on the same level as your boat. This is because every waterfront in Sylvania Waters is perfectly flat from street to water. Ideal for boating enthusiasts, most homes here have elaborate pontoon and floating jetty facilities over deepwater, and all are only a few minutes cruising to the birthplace of our nation, Botany Bay. If you’ve ever dreamt of owning a water front, you’ll find some very affordable options in Sylvania Waters.
- Ideal lifestyle:
Apart from the glistening beaches and pristine waterways, Sutherland Shire residents also enjoy an abundance of cafes, restaurants and nightlife activities. If you prefer the outdoors, the Botany Bay and Royal National Parks offer some great bushwalks. And if you’re more of the adventurous type, you can hang glide off the picturesque cliffs of Stanwell Tops. Horseriding, kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing, boating and scuba diving are just some of the other activities available to you within the Shire.
If you’re considering re-locating to the Shire and lifestyle plus affordability are important to you, you really can’t go wrong. Now is the perfect time to establish yourself within this emerging region and take advantage of the major infrastructure upgrades and developments due to take place in just a few short years.
If you’d like help finding the ideal property, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team at djw property by calling 9544 9688.