Pros & Cons Of Moving To The Southern Highlands



  • Fresh air & environmental care
  • Friendly locals
  • Affordable & luxury housing
  • Great schools
  • Different career options

The list goes on!


  • 1-3 hours commute time to Sydney CBD

Moving to Mittagong

Known as the gateway to the Southern Highlands, Mittagong is the quiet and beautiful town you have been looking for. Steeped in local history, Mittagong is surrounded by lush gardens, walking tracks and serene landscapes.

Schools: Mittagong has a superb mix of both public and private schools.

Renting: Rental houses start at around $300 per week for a 2-bedroom unit, and modern 5-bedroom housing around $900 per week.
Cottage Bedroom

Buying: A simple 3-bedroom house is normally around $340,000 – $450,000. If you’re after the cream of the crop with plenty of land, luxury homes can be found upwards of $1million.

Attractions: Whether you enjoy wineries, National Park walks, or exploring historical sites, Mittagong has it all. Key locations include Marist Brothers Wines, Nattai Gorge Lookout and the Berrima District Historical and Family History Society.

Moving to Moss Vale

Moss Vale
Located in the heart of the Southern Highlands, Moss Vale is easily recognised by its pretty, tree lined streets. If you’re after a laid-back town, where afternoon tea at a friendly café is a must and trailing through wine country is customary, then Moss Vale is definitely worth consideration.

Schools: Moss Vale has your school needs covered with both public and private schools in the area.

Renting: You can find a 2-bedroom rental property from about $200 per week and beautiful 4-5 bedroom cottages from $500 per week.
Rental 1

Buying: Land and homes are available to suit a range of budgets in Moss Vale. From $270,000, to upwards of $1million for luxury properties, you can find something to suit your needs.

Attractions: Explore nature reserves, antique shops and luscious gardens and grounds for a traditional country experience. Top attractions include Cecil Hoskins Nature Reserve, Sally Beresford Antiques, and Moss Vale Golf Club.

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If a tree change is exactly what you need, you’ll need a Southern Highlands real estate agent and a removalist who knows the area well.

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