The Benefits of Living in The Hunter Valley

Located a few short hours drive North of Sydney and stretching inland from the coastal city of Newcastle, The Hunter Valley Region covers an area of 22,676 square kilometres, comprising multiple towns and communities scattered across 11 local government areas with the region being home to 263,416 people according to the 2016 Census (excluding Newcastle).

The Hunter Valley offers so much, it’s hard to know where to begin; the stunning scenery, friendly locals, a strong sense of community, abundance of day to day activities to keep one entertained for an entire lifetime, and of course the wineries. The area is becoming much more sought after as a place to live, with both young and old, making the move from Sydney to the Hunter Region as a primary residence or weekend retreats.

With so many wonderful reasons to make the move to The Hunter Valley, least of which is the abundance of beautiful rural properties for sale in The Hunter Valley and variety of Hunter Valley real estate to suit everyone’s taste, let us explore some of the best reasons why making the move and buying land in The Hunter Valley could be the best decision you can make.


Being located away from the hustle and bustle of the big city and with so much beautiful coastal and inland scenery around, the Hunter region caters to a much more laid back and relaxing lifestyle. With so many beautiful small country towns and communities, and small regional centres, life travels at a slower, more relaxed pace than in big city counterparts. Whether you are looking to make the move to a small country town, a larger regional centre or take a more secluded and remote approach on a larger scale rural property, the fresh air, beautiful scenery and relaxed environment will do wonders for your health and lifestyle.

Affordable Housing

With new housing estates popping up all over the region and taking advantage of the area’s natural beauty, open spaces and vibrant economy, The Hunter Valley is a relatively affordable housing option compared to more urban areas. WIth a median house price of $645,000 and unit price of $485,000 as of Q3 2021, this becomes a much more affordable option than that of bigger cities. Not only is there a cost saving on overall property prices, however there is the possibility of buying a much larger area of land for the same price of a Sydney unit.

This housing affordability is not only perfect for young and growing families who want larger spaces without the cost, it is also perfect for retirees and those looking to move away from major centres and downsize with the added benefit of more money in the bank.


The Hunter region has no shortage of work opportunities with the area being so diverse with such a large range of industries with this to increase further with a projected growth in employment of 19% by 2036 in the region. With the city of Newcastle being located on the Hunter coast, there are a host of employment opportunities within the second largest city in New South Wales. There are also a host of other more rural based opportunities across the region especially within the primary industries such as cattle and livestock, agriculture and mining, while the defence force maintains a significant presence in the Hunter Region with military bases and training areas in WilliamTown and Singleton providing a large number of employment opportunities.

With a recent boost in infrastructure spending in the region on major works such as national roads upgrades projects and other infrastructure, there has been an increase in employment opportunities in construction and engineering and many of their associated industries.


The Hunter Region is one of the most popular getaways in all of Australia, especially popular for weekend trips among Sydney-siders, so why not make the move to where all the fun is being had and enjoy it all the time? With such a diverse range of activities that can be undertaken in the picturesque Hunter Region you will never be bored. With plenty of great places for day trips and short adventures, over 150 beautiful wineries in the region, dawn hot air balloon rides with some of the best views on the planet, and the stunning water playground that is Port Stephens only a short trip away, there is something for everyone with the possibilities for fun being endless.


We have already mentioned that The Hunter Region is home to over 150 wineries, however we thought we would mention this again. With arguably one of the best wine regions in the world  on your doorstep there is always a decent drop close by. What better way to spend an afternoon than with a tour of some of the wineries, sitting back and enjoying the scenery, and sampling fresh local produce to match.

Real Estate in The Hunter Valley

With the Hunter Region having so much to offer visitors and residents alike, the same can be said for property in the Hunter Valley with property types and styles to suit almost any style of living. Whether you’re in the market for property for sale in The Hunter Valley with a smaller block of land in one of the many towns, rural properties for sale in The Hunter Valley with some acreage and land to perhaps even try your hand at agriculture of livestock, or even a Hunter Valley rental while you figure out your longer term preference, there is a Hunter Valley property for everyone.
With over 124 years experience in Hunter Valley real estate, at Bailey we’re here to heIp you make your first or next move to the Hunter region, whether you’re looking for rural properties for sale in the Hunter Valley, property for sale in the Hunter Valley or Hunter Valley rentals, contact us today and our experienced team will be would love to help you achieve the dream of living in one of the most beautiful areas in Australia.

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