The best suburbs in the Adelaide Hills: Showcasing, Mount Barker

Great wineries, natural beauty and enviable house sizes, life’s pretty fantastic in the Adelaide Hills. With one of the state’s most-loved stretches of coastline in one direction and the city the other way, the Hills ticks so many ‘lifestyle boxes.’

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31-Oct-2019

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Amanda Smith

The best suburbs in the Adelaide Hills: Showcasing, Mount Barker

Great wineries, natural beauty and enviable house sizes, life’s pretty fantastic in the Adelaide Hills. With one of the state’s most-loved stretches of coastline in one direction and the city the other way, the Hills ticks so many ‘lifestyle boxes.’

We can’t talk about the Adelaide Hills without first exploring Mount Barker – the ‘CBD’ of the region.

The lifestyle…

Mount Barker offers charm and convenience, wrapped in a country-cosmopolitan vibe. It’s peppered with businesses, schools, and sporting clubs. The largest percentage of people living in Mount Barker are families (19.9%). Being the largest town in the Adelaide Hills, you’ll enjoy the convenience of the cluster of shops, eateries, and facilities.

Mount Barker has matured from its farm town origins, without losing its country heart. It’s a great suburb to live in if you want easy access to Adelaide or other towns in the Hills. With new housing developments in the works and future plans to upgrade the South Eastern Freeway, the region is set to become even more of a cosmopolitan corridor to the country that’s closer to town.

The real estate…

Now, from a property perspective, house prices in Mount Barker currently sit at $461,250 for a three-bedroom house. For people thinking about real estate investing, that same house commands approximately $360 per week in rent.

Whether you’re considering an investment property or re-locating to Mount Barker, it’s a town that will continue to grow and increase in popularity. Let’s compare Mount Barker to its leafy neighbour down the highway, Stirling. It’s just a short 15-minute drive away, with nearly double the real estate price tag (a $712,500 average sold property price for a three-bedroom house).

The attractions… 

Mount Barker is where old meets new. Take the kids down to the historical SteamRanger Heritage Railway, marvel at the circa 1800’s Auchendarroch House, and break a sweat walking the Mount Barker Summit.

The Hills aren’t known simply for its wine (anymore). Mount Barker’s nationally awarded Prancing Pony Brewery has propelled the craft beer movement in the region, alongside artisan spirit distilleries. That said, cellars doors like Ngeringa keep wine ingrained in Mount Barker’s identity.

But no one could argue that the best part of living in Mount Barker is that it’s a launchpad to all the other wonderful Hills’ towns… and world-class attractions like Bird in Hand Winery, Mount Lofty, Beerenberg Farm, and the Heysen Trail.

If you’d like to find out more about Mount Barker properties and the lifestyle you can expect, visit First National Nitschke or call us on 8391 5004. Can you guess where we live?

Mount Barker.