A modest street in Parramatta is a popular choice for home seekers.
Wentworthville’s Mildred St has topped a list of the region’s streets seeing the most views per online property listing on realestate.com.au.
Based on 13 homes for sale, the quiet cul-de-sac attracted an average of 3762 clicks for each — more than local roads with waterfront properties and those in newer areas.
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Agent Rafi Younes from Century 21 The Hills District said families and first home buyers were flocking to Mildred St as it was undergoing a transformation thanks to rezoning.
“The street is an older one with lots of outdated houses, but developers have started buying the properties — and there are now 18 townhouses on the street with more to come,” Mr Younes said.
He said Cumberland Council was in the process of using subsequent development contributions to create a laneway connecting the no-through road to Garfield St, which would improve general access.
“Instead of having to drive on the Cumberland Highway to get to shops and Wentworthville train station, residents will now be able to walk there.”
In February 2017, a developer bought the properties at No. 8 and 9 for a combined $2.69 million, according to CoreLogic records. Townhouses have since been built and one sold in September for $865,000.
In March, the three-bedder on 594 sqm at 14 Mildred St sold for $975,000.
Varna Ravindran is renting a property in the street with her husband, Santosh, and seven-year-old daughter, Kiara.
The family left their Westmead apartment late last year to move into a townhouse with more space.
They have just bought a larger, off-the-plan townhouse next door, which they will call home once it is built.
“We love living here because it is so close to everything in Wentworthville but it is still secluded,” Ms Ravindran said.
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“Being a closed off street, you don’t get much traffic so all of our children come outside and can play safely together — it is great,” she said.
The family also likes being close to public transport, local shops and Wenty Leagues.