Where is Milton?
One of the many delights of the Shoalhaven region is its historic towns and Milton is certainly one of the most delightful. The town centre straddles the Princes Highway (A1) and is easily accessed with a 2.5 hour drive from Canberra or a 3 hour drive from Sydney.
Just 5 minutes inland from the gorgeous beaches of Mollymook and Ulladulla, Milton’s almost 1700 locals also enjoy the lush natural bushlands surrounding its creeks – Croobyar and Narrawallee Creeks on its northern border and Stony creek, connecting into Burrill Lake to the south.
Milton is a small community, offering the best of village life, with all the modern conveniences less than 10 minutes away in Ulladulla. A city escape is easily arranged with trains from Bomaderry less than an hour to the north and Milton has a terminus for public bus services.
Living in Milton
Milton’s history is on full display in its picturesque town centre with its many heritage buildings from the 1870s including the Star Hotel, the Town Hall, the Courthouse and the St Peter and St Paul Anglican Church. The whole town in fact has been classified by the National Trust thanks to these treasures.
Milton’s main economy is tourism due to its history, architecture and idyllic location between the creeks, the natural bushlands and the sea. There are good schooling facilities in Milton including the private St Mary’s Star of the Sea primary school and the Milton public primary school, which is one of the longest running schools in the region (est 1878). Kindergarten facilities are also available and there are other schooling options in Ulladulla, less than 10 minutes away.
Milton’s town centre still retains its village charm with a range of useful locally owned retail stores and an IGA. Further shopping and business can be managed in Ulladulla.
Things to See and Do in Milton
One thing there is certainly no lack of in Milton is things to do
. Stroll through history, pick up some treasures, enjoy the galleries and of course the wonderful food and wine.
The heritage buildings in Milton are a kind of open-air gallery in themselves but there are also a number of local galleries and unique stores to enjoy, including Milton’s oldest antique store, Turnbull Bros. The Millhouse Gallery has regular exhibitions from local artists and the Milton Theatre hosts regular productions as well as the renowned annual Kidgeeridge Music festival each April.
The Shoalhaven region has an abundance of wonderful produce and most Milton restaurants use locally grown ingredients. The award-winning St Isidor restaurant offers a scenic dining experience with rolling green farmlands surrounding it. Locals enjoy a hearty country brunch at the Milk Haus or artisanal pies and breads from Flour Water Salt bake house. A highlight on the first Saturday of each month is the Milton Village craft and produce market.
Milton is a coveted destination for bushwalkers with the Morton National park and the stunning Pigeon House Mountain right on its doorstep. There are also of course all the classic Australian beach activities of swimming, surfing, fishing and snorkelling just minutes way at the local beaches.
Milton real estate offers a little something for everyone. From low budget relocatable cottages for the first home buyer or the downsizer, in the Milton Valley Holiday Park, to high end contemporary family sized properties on acreage. The beautiful natural surroundings mean that almost all of the houses in Milton for sale or for rent, have local bushland in site, great views of the surrounding countryside or both!
The real estate Milton
has to offer ranges from quaint weatherboard cottages to classic Californian bungalows, to solid brick homes and bushland family retreats. Milton rentals
are also often reasonably priced considering the spaciousness and location of most properties on offer.
If you are interested in learning more about how to buy property in Milton
, or want to know more about houses for rent in Milton
, why not check in with your local agent? First National real estate agents in Ulladulla
can talk you through the current properties on the market, as well as provide insights into recently sold houses
in the area.
So, when looking for real estate agents in Milton, look no further than the friendly team at First National Real Estate Ulladulla