Schofields Real Estate
The suburb of Schofields lies 45 kilometres west of the Sydney CBD, in the local government area of Blacktown. Schofields is a fast-growing housing market, and has proven very popular with families and independent buyers who want to live away from the city, but still access it easily when needed.
Schofields is named for John Schofield, an English convict who, through good behaviour, earned his ticket of leave that allowed him to marry and own property. Despite the struggling economy of the time, Schofield managed to purchase and maintain 240 hectares of land, which the Blacktown to Windsor railway line would later pass through.
John Schofield set up a sawmill by the train line to supply timber to local housing developments. A small train platform was built on the property, named Schofield’s Siding, and eventually the entire area came to be known as Schofields.
Things to do in Schofields
Schofields is an excellent location for families of all ages and sizes, being conveniently located close to parks, shopping, schools and transport. Local parks include Grange Avenue Reserve and Schofields Park, with Peel Reserve, The Hills Centenary Park, The Ponds Parklands and Rouse Hill Regional Park nearby as well. Nirimba Educational Precinct is just south of Schofields, and offers two high schools, the University of Western Sydney and a TAFE College.
For those who love to shop, Schofields sits between several major retail areas. Stanhope Gardens, Stanhope Village Shopping Centre and Rouse Hill Regional Centre have everything you need for a great day of shopping. Buses, trains and major arterial roads make getting to neighbouring suburbs or Sydney’s CBD a breeze.
Real Estate in Schofields
Because of its rustic atmosphere and easygoing lifestyle, Schofields is very popular among maturing and established families and couples, who together make up almost 60% of the
suburb’s population. Independent renters and homeowners are also drawn to the area, constituting nearly a quarter of the people in Schofields.
Schofields real estate is a less competitive housing market than other suburbs, with fewer visits per property than the NSW average. As a result, land and houses for sale in Schofields are significantly more affordable, with a median house price of $770,000 and median weekly rent of $550.
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