PROP­ERTY

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With its idyl­lic sur­rounds, café scene and close-knit lo­cal com­mu­nity, Milton’s “got ev­ery­thing”, says Ben Pryde, prin­ci­pal and di­rec­tor of the lo­cal Raine and Horne. He adds that about 65 per cent of buy­ers in the area hail from Syd­ney. A tightly held mar­ket, Milton of­fers a mix of char­ac­ter homes and new es­tates — ex­pect to pay be­tween $600,000 to $1.3 mil­lion for a three-bed­room home on a sub­ur­ban block in town — as well as pre­mium acreage sur­round­ing the vil­lage for be­tween $1.3 mil­lion to $2.5 mil­lion. “There are also places on acreage fur­ther out, more in the bush, for those look­ing for soli­tude or es­capism,” says Ben.

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