Why buy in Kyneton?

Years ago, if you asked anyone who didn’t live on the Calder line where Kyneton was you would probably get a blank expression.

These days, Kyneton has become an emerging hotspot for creative and professional tree-changers as well as well as those seeking a quieter lifestyle.

One of the biggest draw cards is Kyneton’s proximity to the Melbourne CBD as well as the airport. With access to Melbourne and the inner north only an hour away by road and rail, savvy commuters have found it a bonus instead of spending equal time travelling from suburban areas.

The housing marketing remains steady in Kyneton, with a combination of character filled period homes as well as newer stock keeping both buyers and sellers happy. With owner occupiers as well as investors finding it increasingly difficult to enter the Melbourne market,

Real Estate Institute of Victoria data also supports homebuyers choosing places like Kyneton with median house prices increasing approxametly 39% over the last five years.

One of my tree-changing buyers recently said “It is the 5 minute lifestyle that did it for us.” And she is right! With fast trains, sophisticated hospital and healthcare facilities, progressive schools and access to childcare as well as Kyneton’s renown epicurean scene and natural attractions, I do not foresee the interest in Kyneton as home buying hotspot slowing down any time soon.

For more on why buyers can’t seem to resist Kyneton, head on over to jenniferpearce.com.au and I’ll share my insights.

Why people love to live in Kyneton

It’s true! Kyneton has become the epicenter of cool in regional Victoria.

A once booming piece of the supply chain for the Central Goldfields is now the hotspot for savvy property investors. In 2016, Money magazine named Kyneton as one of their top 50 places to be.

So what exactly is it about Kyneton that attracts buyers?

Proximity to the city and the airport

With a fast train and a great run on the Calder Hwy, Kyneton is smack bang in between Bendigo and Melbourne, making this an excellent choice for the professional commuter.

Better still, the airport is only 35 minutes away which is about the same time it would take someone from Brunswick to travel to the airport.

Epicurean Spoils

Piper Street has become a renown food hub for those seeking local produce made with attention and care. With a concentration of quality operators who value seasonality and good old fashioned hospitality, the spoils of Piper Street are just another reason people want to stay.

Arts and Culture

 With the influx of urban tree-changers came a wave of creative and dynamic professionals enhancing the cultural identify of the town. With an annual calendar bursting with events to suit everyone, the arts and culture scene in Kyneton is one of envy for other communities. The Lost Trade’s Fair, the Kyneton Music Festival, classes at the Stockroom amongst others is a considerable draw card for those wanting to immerse in a cultural life.

Facilities and amenities

When a town has a hospital, people stay. When a town has excellent schools, libraries, thriving retailers and service, more people will come. Kyneton has become a town that people do not have to leave if they need a service or facility. And with a population of older people as well as younger families, this appeal should not be discounted.


Its beautiful!

Let us not forget what makes Kyneton truly wonderful. It is beautiful. Historic streets with bluestone beneath your feet. Giant oaks that rain colour upon you every autumn and the mighty Campaspe River flowing as the main artery of the town. Kyneton remains a country town at heart and its community is proud of all that it is.