Kyneton: Looking back over the last decade

It’s no secret, Kyneton is a magical place but what did the township look like ten years ago?

In 2011, Kyneton had a population of just under 4,500 and since then has doubled in size with over 9,000 people… and growing!

The popularity of Kyneton has increased, with its close proximity to Melbourne and serving as an accessible town for city commuters as well as a sublime community that is very appealing to tree-changers. It’s easy to see why Kyneton is now a thriving regional destination.

Over the past decade, Piper Street has reclaimed its position as the town’s shopping precinct, back from when it was the original commercial centre of Kyneton during the goldrush. The historical streetscape is a gastronomic destination, with many opportunities to dine and shop in the glorious bluestone buildings and storefronts that have been carefully preserved over the last ten years to make this part of Kyneton a memorable experience.

With hot restaurants, friendly cafes, and beautifully tasteful retail stores at the town’s fingertips, Kyneton has also seen growth with young families moving to the area which is complemented by the wonderful array of schools in the town.

As we near the end of 2020, the median house price in Kyneton is $665,000. Back in 2011 it was $375,000 (REIV). Over the last ten years we have seen an increase of the median house price by $290,000. With the average house price across regional Victoria in 2020 as $443,000 – a 5.1% increase in property prices across the country regions – Kyneton certainly has a bright future for growth.

Summer is a wonderful time to explore Kyneton and its surrounds; from its sensational historic bluestone buildings to the miner’s cottages and quirky shopfronts. While you are out exploring, try one of the amazing eateries in town and support local. Adventure seekers beware – you may want to become a local after just one visit to this beautiful town!