22 North St, West EndHOMES in West End are selling faster than any other suburb in Townsville – with buyers attracted to the city fringe location, affordability and heritage houses.The latest CoreLogic figures show properties in West End take an average of 22 days to sell compared to the Townsville-wide average of 62 days. Ray White agent Julie Mahoney recently sold 22 North St in West End for $315,000 after it was on the market for less than a week. She said West End had become popular with first home buyers and young professionals, resulting in properties selling quickly.“It’s that specific demographic and they are probably more aware of trends and they like the proximity to the city,” Ms Mahoney said.“West End has also been upgraded with heaps of walking tracks on that side of Castle Hill and I think buyers there are anticipating the development of the new stadium.“It’s become a hip suburb and it’s also really affordable, so it’s attracting young, dynamic couples.”West End is an affordable option for people wanting to live in a city fringe suburb, being only 2.5km from the CBD, with a median house price of $350,000. In comparison, North Ward, at 2km from the CBD, has a median house price of $552,500.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020West End is also one of Townsville’s oldest suburbs and features historic building from the 1800s including the West End Cemetery, the West End Hotel on Ingham Rd and Townsville Showgrounds.Beautifully restored Queenslanders mixed with modern builds have given the suburb an eclectic feel, while the Hub on Echlin has brought new, trendy shops such as Stripes Coffee and Monique Abel Professional Makeup Studio. M Property Townsville agents Tracey Stack and Emma Nancarrow recently sold 7/23-25 Echlin St to a young professional couple after the unit was only on the market for three weeks.7/23-25 Echlin St, West End sold after less than three weeks on the market.They said thanks to some careful renovations which had transformed many of the suburb’s homes, West End had grown in popularity.“There are all these little pockets where renovations have been done on properties which has given West End a new lease of life,” they said.“That precinct on Echlin St (The Hub) has changed the fabric of the suburb as well and there is a lot of passionate retailers.”
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