Australia’s lifestyle preferences and work culture have evolved over the last two years, and COVID-19 influences where and how people want to live.
By 2022, Australians are still looking for homes near nature and by the sea.
Following long-term blockades in some states and the shift to telecommuting for many, demand for real estate in the immediate vicinity of the city has declined.
In search of fresh air, environmental changes, and space to accommodate larger home offices and living environments, Australians have shown a keen interest in the suburbs that bring about changes in the ocean and trees.
And this is where they are looking now.
Australians are still keenly interested in the seaside and the seaside suburbs.Photo: Getty
To identify the most sought after suburbs, we looked at the suburbs with the highest number of very enthusiastic real estate job seekers.
These are the people we believe to show the typical behavior of motivated buyers.
Of the 10 most demanding suburbs, most are in Melbourne.
The properties in Warrandyte, Park Orchards and Elsam North were one of the most popular properties among future buyers.
Located on the south bank of the Yarra River, these suburbs are home to nature reserves, parks, gardens and boast countless recreational outdoor activities. These attributes are highly desirable for Australians seeking environmental change.
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With similar draw cards, Bridgewater near Adelaide Hills and Flagstaff Hill south of Adelaide are also popular with those looking to buy.
Bridgewater near Adelaide Hills, South Australia is in high demand.Photo: Getty
Sea-looking Australians are increasing their demand for beachside lifestyle suburbs such as Albert Park and Hampton, just south of Melbourne.
Over the last two years, Melbourne has had less housing demand than other regions.
Entering “new” normal conditions in 2022, demand for Australia’s second-largest capital is expected to recover, especially at the gateway to nature.