Business is thriving at the Hunter’s latest town, Huntlee.
And, that prosperity shows no signs of slowing down either, following the opening of a new shopping centre and tavern in the past month.
Located at the start of the Hunter Expressway, and close to Cessnock and Branxton, Huntlee is the first settlement to be built in the Hunter Valley in more than five decades.
On completion, it will comprise four neighbourhood villages surrounding a vibrant 200-hectare town centre, boasting approximately 7500 dwellings.
Now, the newest Display Home Village has opened its doors.
Although its timetables were altered and adjusted this year, due to coronavirus (COVID-19), it is currently full steam ahead.
The village possesses the freshest designs from 11 of the state’s leading builders, with 15 show-stopping homes already open – with another three nearing completion.
Huntlee sales director Robert Crane said he was delighted with the response.
“We’ve handpicked our builder partners to ensure there is something to suit the lifestyle, life stage and budget of all of our buyers,” he explained.
“Huntlee is the first new town to be built in the Hunter in well over 50 years and, as a fully master-planned community, it’s attracting people of all ages and stages in life.
“In the new display village, we have designs suited to first homebuyers, upsizers, empty nesters and everything in between.
“The Huntlee land sales offering includes lot sizes ranging from our smaller cottage lots right up to acreages, and the homes on display complement this.
“Our builder partners have carefully selected display homes idyllically suited to the Huntlee market and can work with you to customise your dream home.”
In the new year, Mr Crane and his sales team will relocate from the current Huntlee Land Sales Centre at No. 1 Triton Boulevard to a custom-built home of their own at the entrance to the new display village.
“It just makes sense for us to be in the middle of the action,” he said.
“Prospective homebuyers can walk through the 18 fabulous homes, chat to the onsite builder reps about their wants, needs and aspirations and then, once they have their perfect home design pinned down, come and talk to us and we can ensure they choose a site which is sized and orientated to suit their design.
“Huntlee is unique in its capability of constantly bringing new lots onto the market to match buyer demand.
“It’ll be home to about 20,000 residents, comparable in size to a town like Singleton.
“Despite the global pandemic, or perhaps because of it, 2020 is delivering record sales for our team.
“We are being inundated with enquires, many from people who’ve been living in Sydney and, thanks to the changes brought about this year, have realised they want more out of life.
“They’ve opened their eyes to alternative living options and realise they can escape to an idyllic location such as Huntlee, smack bang at the entrance to Hunter Valley Wine Country.
“Recent government incentives have no doubt fuelled interest in Huntlee, too.
“Once prospective buyers come to visit the village, they cannot help but notice the brilliant Huntlee Shopping Centre on Wine Country Drive, which opened last month.
“Boasting a full-range Coles supermarket, Liquorland and 11 speciality stores, the centre is already proving a major drawcard for residents in Huntlee and surrounding locations.
“The Huntlee Tavern is another great addition.
“Hopefully, the new year will see a hive of activity in the town centre to match the ever-growing rate of home construction in Huntlee.”