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Shellharbour NSW 2529 – a seaside escape
You’ll discover Shellharbour on the picturesque South Coast of New South Wales, conveniently located just over an hour’s easy drive south of Sydney and within a two and a half hour drive from Canberra.
Whether you’re seeking a seaside escape, an adventure or a great family holiday, you’ll be delighted with Shellharbour’s range of choices. Throw in a laid back lifestyle, a beautiful, calming countryside, pristine clean beaches, high quality shopping, delicious wining and dining, accommodation for all tastes and great family friendly attractions and activities, and you’ve got the perfect destination.
Banner image: Norman Patrick Trickey Blake
What are my options for building in Shellharbour?
When it comes to building your new dream home in Wollongong, you have two choices: you can knock down and rebuild, or you can purchase an empty block of land and build from scratch.
Where to build in Shellharbour – Land releases
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Population: In the 2016 Census, there were 3,561 people in Shellharbour (State Suburbs). Of these 49.8% were male and 50.2% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.8% of the population. [Source: ABS]
Median house price: Houses in Shellharbour have a median house price of $840,000. Units in Shellharbour have a median price of $550,000. [Source: Property Value]
Demographics: Shellharbour is an increasingly popular location for young families. The median age of Shellharbour residents is 26, with little of the population (15.0%) aged over 65. [Source: RealEstateView.com.au]
Lifestyle: Shellharbour Village with its oceanfront cafe strip is fast becoming the talking point of the region with its great mix of outdoor cafes, award winning restaurants and famous fish and chips. The village has an eclectic range of specialty shops, which are great for browsing or finding that special gift. Whilst here, explore the beautiful boat harbour with its foreshore recreational area, or take a dip in the ocean pool.
Council: Shellharbour City Council
Distance from Sydney: 1 hours 39 minutes (104 km) via Princes Highway/A1 and M1 [Source: Google Maps]
Distance from Canberra: 2 hours 44 minutes (216 km) via Federal Hwy, Hume HWY/M31 and Illawarra Hwy/A48 [Source: Google Maps]
- Shellharbour Public School
- Stella Maris Catholic Primary School
- Amity College, Illawarra Campus
- Shellharbour Anglican College
- Flinders Primary School
- Nazareth Catholic Primary School
- Warilla High School
Helpful hints for new residents
Local Shellharbour Attractions
2016 Census Shellharbour Stats
Average people per household: 2.6
Median monthly mortgage repayments: $1,733
Median weekly rent: $350
Shellharbour – Households (Enumerated) 2016
- Fully owned 38.3% 38.3%
- Mortgage 26.5% 26.5%
- Renting 32.6% 32.6%
- Other tenure type 0.6% 0.6%
- Not stated 2.0% 2.0%
Nearby home and land packages inspiration
Looking for house and land packages near Shellharbour? Wollongong is only a 25 minute drive from Shellharbour and features the Illawarra’s largest display home village at Calderwood Valley as well as a display home opening later this year in Starling Street, Wongawilli. Any of Mincove Homes’ home designs would be ideal for the Wollongong area.
View our home designs online or book an appointment to discuss home and land packages near Shellharbour.