Rem­i­nis­cent of Mel­bourne

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The Advertiser - Real Estate - - Wilpena Tce, Kilkenny - TOM DOUGHERTY

THE age and char­ac­ter of homes in Kilkenny makes it feel like down­town Mel­bourne, John Ko­mazec says. ‘‘It’s a very, very old area, it was the main shop­ping town back in the 1900s when this house was built, it is a very in­ter­est­ing street, not much dif­fer­ent from what you would find if you drove around in down­town Mel­bourne,’’ he says.

‘‘You can see all the his­tory and you can’t help but won­der ‘wow, how many people have lived there, what were they like in their day’?’’

Mr Ko­mazec, who is sell­ing his home of 30 years on Wilpena Tce, an old shop con­verted into a house, says it is a good lo­ca­tion be­cause it is close to both the city and the beach.

‘‘There’s been no con­cern liv­ing here, it’s a great area, a safe area, be­cause of our age I just felt like it was time for a change,’’ he says.

‘‘I have liked the pub­lic trans­port, the shop­ping is very close, you have a main road with Port Rd that can take you any­where, and the beach is just down the road as well.’’

He says there are a large num­ber of shops in the area that are con­ve­nient, in­clud­ing Bun­nings and Har­vey Nor­man, and the hospi­tal as well.

In­for­ma­tion from RP Data and the Aus­tralian Bureau of Sta­tis­tics shows that Kilkenny is about one sq km, and has one park. The me­dian sale price for houses in De­cem­ber was $540,500, which is more than the $486,500 for the Charles Sturt coun­cil area.

The me­dian price for units was $301,500, which is less than the $338,500 for the coun­cil area.

Har­ris Real Es­tate sales con­sul­tant Michael Duff, who is sell­ing Mr Ko­mazec’s home, says Kilkenny is an at­trac­tive area to buy be­cause of its lo­ca­tion.

‘‘The ma­jor ben­e­fits are that it is half­way be­tween the city and the sea, it’s close to the train line, and there are ameni­ties along Port Rd,’’ he says.

‘‘Right now you get re­ally good value for your money, but it is an area I see get­ting some ma­jor cap­i­tal growth over the next few years.’’

Pic­ture: NICK CLAY­TON

CHAR­AC­TER: John Ko­mazec and Bar­bara in front of their Wilpena Tce home at Kilkenny.

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