9 June 2021

Real Estate
Suburb Spotlight: More than meets the eye in Dinsdale

It’s known as the gateway to Raglan, is but-a short drive to the CBD and boasts some of Hamilton's most swoon-worthy views due to the geographic nature of its location. Yes, you guessed it, we are talking about Dinsdale. 

Similar to Maeroa, Dinsdale is an up-and-coming family-friendly suburb based on the outskirts of the mighty ‘Tron. It boasts ‘must-do’ activities, such as Hamilton Zoo and Taitua Arboretum, with nearby iconic destinations Hamilton Lake, Minogue Park and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints all bustling at the edges. Dinsdale itself is home to a number of sought-after fixtures, which may explain why it’s become the ‘must add’ to anyone on the hunt for property.

To discover more of Dinsdale’s delights, we’ve enlisted the help of Lisa Sigley, Residential Sales Consultant at Lugtons’ Dinsdale office, to take you on a tour of this under-rated location. 

Location is key

It’s no secret, Dinsdale is the ‘go-to’ place for first-home buyers, young families, and new investors.

“Because of the huge catchment area of the suburb, Dinsdale is home to a number of good primary schools, fuelling the growth of young families in the area,” explains Lisa. “What’s more, it’s only a 10-minute drive to the CBD, and you don’t have to cross a bridge to get where you are going - that doesn’t happen often in Hamilton! Dinsdale also offers easy access to all parts of town; The Base, Raglan and the expressway to Auckland. So, when we talk about location and Dinsdale, there is a reason.”

Renovate to add value

Many buyers begin their search looking to add value to an existing property. This is where Dinsdale really stands on its own; it can work with all budgets. On one end you can purchase a two-bedroom house on Karen Crescent from as low as $500,000, or a family home in Newcastle Road for as high as $900,000. 

“Dinsdale is filled with large, well-built homes from the forgotten decades,” Lisa says. “These solid 1970s/1980s houses don’t get the attention they deserve for their great bones, when compared to the highly sought-after character homes of Hamilton East. Here in Dinsdale, many homes have large sections as well – another perk for families!”

“We often have buyers who are looking in Glenview or Deanwell extend their search to Dinsdale, which means homes sell quickly and most are under multi-offer scenarios,” adds Lisa.

Walk to the local amenities

Dinsdale is known for many things; its wide selection of shops, services, activities, takeaways and the busker who plays his guitar on the footpath outside of Countdown (who doesn’t love a free concert). It’s these popular amenities that house a lot of the convenience this suburb has to offer. 

“Across the last 15 years the community in Dinsdale has absolutely transformed!” says Lisa. “Increasingly, people have embraced the suburb’s walkability to the local amenities or to the services that help you get to them.” 

There’s something to be said about a location that offers access to doctors, dentists and, chiropractors as well as a destination for great coffee and all day breakfasts at Lola! There’s connection to The Base, Waikato Hospital and Waikato University thanks to the Orbiter bus route and, let’s not forget the Hamilton to Auckland train, a mere five minute drive from Dinsdale!

Dinsdale’s attraction

With many people struggling to find a home within budget, up-and-coming neighbourhoods, like Dinsdale, can help them take their first step towards home ownership. 

If you would like to find out about Dinsdale and why this family-friendly community is one to add to the ‘watch list’, contact one of Lugtons’ talented Salespeople today. We’re here to help you make the best decision with your property purchase. 

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