The best suburbs in the Adelaide Hills… featuring Nairne!

One of the oldest townships in the Adelaide Hills, Nairne is going through a renaissance of sorts. It’s not a forgotten, drive-through town between Littlehampton, Woodside, and Mount Barker. Only seven kilometres from the ‘CBD’ of the Hills, it’s become a destination in its own right.

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02-Jan-2020

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Amanda Smith

The best suburbs in the Adelaide Hills… featuring Nairne!

One of the oldest townships in the Adelaide Hills, Nairne is going through a renaissance of sorts. It’s not a forgotten, drive-through town between Littlehampton, Woodside, and Mount Barker. Only seven kilometres from the ‘CBD’ of the Hills, it’s become a destination in its own right.

With a population just shy of 5,000, a main street and a school, Nairne’s always been a family friendly destination. But in recent years, two venues have marked a more youthful, entrepreneurial identity shift for Nairne: Howard’s Vineyard and Lot 100.

The lifestyle… 

With Mount Barker only five minutes away, living in Nairne is extremely convenient. Having the central hub of the hills and the Mount Barker Summit on the opposite side of the South Eastern Freeway, Nairne residents are close to everything (but on the comfortable, quiet outskirts).

Nairne’s main street is home to three coffee shops: Green Valley Strawberries, Jambo Sana, and Pallet Café. Coffee goers can start to experience Nairne’s growing farm-to-table food scene and locally celebrated produce. Green Valley Strawberries is a farm-turned café, with fruit for sale during the summer. 

The emerging, experimental wine scene is alive in Nairne. The now-famous Howard Vineyard is a must-visit wine and culinary experience. Sidewood Estate Winery and CATLIN Vineyard are just up the road. For a more hybrid, wine-beer-spirits attraction, Adelaide Hills Distillery and Lot 100 are not to be missed.

Challenging the Adelaide Hills’ wine reputation, Lot 100 offers an immersive, forward-thinking food and craft beverage experience – with draping gum trees, fresh country air, and a ‘paddock-to-plate ethos.’

Yep, like we said, this is Nairne in 2019.

The real estate…

Current house prices in Nairne are affordable, especially in comparison to other suburbs. A standard house sells for approximately $386,000, so it’s great to live in or as an investment property.

Nairne has an annual rental yield of 4.7%, with a standard house commanding $350 per week. The suburb has recorded a compound growth rate of 3.2% (for houses). According to the 2016 Census, the median age in Nairne is 35, with 1,423 families residing there. 

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Can you picture yourself living in Nairne? Visit First National Nitschke in Mount Barker, have a chat with our real estate agents, then take a short drive to Nairne and any of these attractions. Get a feel for the town and it’s evolving spirit seeped in history.

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