More seeking a rural retreat
demand for people to live outside the city.
‘‘We see a desire by a number of people to live in the northern areas – Freeling, Roseworthy, Gawler and beyond – because of where they work and the nature of lifestyle they want,’’ he says.
‘‘Country living generally has appeal. There are a large number of people who have got second homes and so a number of people have used country homes as weekenders. We are seeing large numbers of people who see that they would like to live there permanently. Many want to have a country home retreat.’’
Bushbank SA’s Blanchetown Bushland Estate is a patch of remnant mallee woodland near the River Murray that has been divided into 11 allotments.
Each allotment is between 900ha and 964ha, including a 1ha parcel for the owner to build a getaway home.
Jen St Jack, of Bushbank SA, says the estate is an innovative approach to conservation.
‘‘If you have ever wanted to do something really important to help the environment, here is your chance,’’ she says.
Prices range from $91,000 to $138,000 for the 10 allotments remaining.
At Marion Bay on Yorke Peninsula, Marion Bay Rise offers a suitable location for buyers seeking a sea change.
Stage one of the development comprises 33 5000sq m residential allotments with panoramic rural coastal views. Eight allotments remain.
Hobby farms also provide an ideal rural retreat for those looking to slow down or who are wanting a weekender.
Michelle Rapkin of Hills Realty is selling Kurara at Wistow. The 12.85ha property has been developed for horses and has council approval for 10 of them.
Ms Rapkin says it is the perfect lifestyle property.
‘‘The property consists of near-level acreage that is easy to maintain and is an outstanding horse property located near the Kidman Riding Trail,’’ she says.