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The Sydney hot spot for active families who love the water

Sydney Hot Spot for Active Families who Love the Water

There is a Sydney suburb ideal for families who love being on and in the water and it has just become more affordable with a lot of houses to choose from.

Bayview on the northern beaches is home to many large family houses on big blocks and it has a strong emphasis on healthy outdoor living.

The quiet suburb is about 45 minutes north of the Sydney CBD. There is a large waterside park, an active tennis club, a couple of boat ramps to get your boat onto Pittwater, a dinghy storage rack for locals to park their small craft.

And now the Northern Beaches Council is looking to upgrade the Bayview swimming baths beside the Bayview Wharf and marina.Starting your hunt for a dream home

Last year, the council carried out water testing with the view of refurbishing the Pittwater baths.

The independent school, St Luke’s Grammar, has a junior school campus in Bayview and the suburb is also known for its large golf club.

According to CoreLogic there are 20 houses for sale in Bayview at the moment and the median price has dipped more than 11 per cent over the last 12 months to a level below $2 million.

Based on the last 53 house sales in Bayview the new median price is $1,952,500 which is excellent buying for the northern beaches which has a median house price of $1.75 million.

Having said that, over the past five years this prestige suburb has seen its median house price grow by more than 60 per cent.

Sydney Hot Spot for Active Families who Love the Water

Many Bayview homes have great views, like this one, from 14 Sunnyridge Pl.

Sydney Hot Spot for Active Families who Love the Water

The pool at 14 Sunnyridge Pl, Bayview.

An example of the excellent value on offer at the moment is 14 Sunnyridge Pl, which sold the day before its scheduled auction.

It had been on the market with an auction guide of $2.75 million.

Sasha de Bilde, of Stone Real Estate, said there was plenty of interest in the five-bedroom house, which had a commanding position, magical views and a heated pool.

“It embodies the ultimate in northern beaches living,” he said.

He said he could not reveal the sale price, but confirmed it had sold for “around the guide”.

Sydney Hot Spot for Active Families who Love the Water

Street appeal — 14 Sunnyridge Pl, Bayview.

Sydney Hot Spot for Active Families who Love the Water

Open plan living.

Almost 50 groups inspected the property during the campaign, with prospective buyers coming from all over the greater Sydney area, Mr de Bilde said.

“There is definitely value in the market and buyers are recognising that,” he said.

The architect-designed property has open-plan living with several areas for entertaining, a gourmet kitchen with island benchtop and a guest suite with stylish bathroom, private balcony and separate access.

Sydney Hot Spot for Active Families who Love the Water

The kitchen.

Sydney hot spot for Active Families who Love the Water

Sweet dreams.

Extras include reverse-cycle airconditioning, solar heating, an irrigation system and integrated sound.

Other houses for sale in Bayview include 14 Kookaburra Cl, a five-bedroom house with a price guide of $1.49 million to $1.52 million, a four-bedroom house at 87 Annam Rd with an asking price of $1,525,000 to $1,585,000, a four-bedroom house at 70A Cabbage Tree Rd, with a guide of $1,750,000 to $1,900,000, and a three-bedroom house at 1851 Pittwater Rd with the price tag of $1.55 million.

These properties offer some good opportunities in a suburb that had a median house price of $2.2 million two years ago.

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