Nestled in the Southern Highlands’ Wingecarribee Shire, Moss Vale is an idyllic town where the city meets the county, located about two hour’s south of Sydney and connected to Wollongong via the Illawarra Highway. The growing demand for property in Moss Vale is driven by its charming country nature, vineyards, gardens and parks, and new developments in the works.
The relaxing and idyllic escape of Moss Value is located only a stone’s throw from major cities and appeals to a range of buyers, including established and young families with children and investors, as well as elderly couples, retirees and downsizers. As a mid-way point between Sydney and Canberra, Moss Vale provides an easily accessible retreat to the country, without compromising on access to city culture, shopping and professional services that are only found in the capital cities.
At the centre of town along Argyle Street, sits Moss Vale’s commercial district, council chambers, Leighton Gardens and Moss Vale Golf Club. A thriving hub for independent and creative businesses, heritage buildings line the street buzzing with activity from local restaurants, cafes and stores.
The Moss Vale lifestyle
Moss Vale’s current population sits at more than 9,200, growing steadily since the 2016 census population recording of 8,579. The median age of residents in Moss Vale is 43 years old with the most prominent demographic and the majority of households in the area being families without children (43.5%), followed closely by families with young children (38.5%).
Most residents work in trade, labour or professional occupations and make an average monthly mortgage repayment of about $1,700 or pay an average weekly rent payment of $320. Surrounded by nature reserves and with a train that connects the town to Sydney’s Central Station in just over two hours, Moss Vale is one of the most accessible towns in the Southern Highlands. The town is bordered by the commercial heart of the Southern Highlands, Bowral, Sutton Forest and Berrima and is a gateway to Kangaroo Valley to the east and Goulburn to the south.
Students in Moss Vale attend either Moss Vale Public School, St Paul’s Catholic Primary School, Moss Vale High School, St Paul’s International College or Tudor House School.
Living in Moss Vale
Moss Vale’s tranquil setting continues to attract more tree changers. The town is home to a mix of dwellings from large estates and houses to apartments and units. Median house prices in Moss Vale are $679,000 and the average size of houses are three bedrooms. Median unit or apartment prices in Moss Vale are considerably cheaper at $492,000 for a two-bedroom dwelling.
While median house prices in Moss Vale are lower than New South Wales’ median of $680,000, median house rental prices per week are on par with median rental prices of New South Wales, making it profitable for investors. A recent boom in developments in the area also makes Moss Vale an attractive location for those who want a dose of the city lifestyle with their relaxing rural atmosphere.