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There are 93 real estate agents servicing Blackheath and surrounds. In 2016 they sold 125 properties. We have analysed all these Blackheath agents and on request within 24 hours we will send you a free, up-to-date report on their performance, sales track record and what fees you should pay. View report contents

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Real Estate Agents Blackheath – 2016/17 Performance

Blackheath Real Estate Agents sold 125 houses over the last 12 months. On average these 125 Blackheath houses took 91 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -8% from their initial listing price.

The best Blackheath Real Estate Agents sell properties considerably better than these average figures. We detail who these Blackheath agents are in our free report.

Importantly it is the performance of the individual real estate agent rather than the agency used that matters. With over 93 agents operating in the Blue Mountains council area servicing the Blackheath market and 35 agencies, vendors should only use those Blackheath agents who routinely deliver superior results for their clients. This is crucial to maximise their chances of securing the best possible price for their Blackheath property.

With total house price growth of 3% over the last five years Blackheath agents have had a reasonably difficult market to contend with. Selling properties well in a slow market is much more difficult. Growth in Blackheath houses over the last year has been above the five year annual growth rate, coming in at 2% (5yr average 1%).

Request your free report for the individual performance details of real estate agents in Blackheath and the properties they have sold over the last couple of years.

With Blackheath property transactions only occurring on average every 7 years, securing the best Blackheath real estate agent to manage this infrequent transaction is crucial.

At the end of the day choosing the best Blackheath real estate agent to sell your property can make years of difference to your personal financial situation.

Suburb Overview

Blackheath is a town located near the top of the Blue Mountains in New South Wales, Australia, 120 kilometres west north-west of Sydney, 11 kilometres north-west of Katoomba and 30 kilometres south-east of Lithgow. In 2006, Blackheath had a population of 4,177 people.

Prior to European settlement of Australia the region of Blackheath and surrounding areas were thought to be a summer corroberee meeting place for several Aboriginal nations, these being Darug , Gundungurra and Wiradjuri . Due to the harsher climatic winter conditions, habitation would not have been feasible . Some descendants of these people still reside in the modern township of 4104 persons and the surrounding areas .

Blackheath was named in 1815 by Governor Lachlan Macquarie after the colour of the native shrubbery in the area. Macquarie recorded in his journal: "This place having a black wild appearance I have this day named it Black-Heath." The name is also sometimes taken as reference to the occurrence of bleak weather and the locals have also coined the phrases, "Bleak-Heath" and "Lack-Heat". Whilst true to some extent, these names are somewhat of a misnomer as Blackheath enjoys a sunny, temperate climate. The area was originally named "Hounslow" by Governor Macquarie on his original trip through the area to Bathurst. He renamed it on his return journey.

The first building in Blackheath, the "Scotch Thistle Inn", was erected by Andrew Gardner in 1831. The inn was visited by Charles Darwin in 1836. The extent of the original grant of land to Gardner can be seen today as the area bound by the Great Western Highway, Govetts Leap Road and Gardiners Crescent.

Blackheath developed into a town after the railway line was built in 1869, the current station location being built in 1883. A large dam built to supply water for railway steam engines became the public baths well before steam operations ceased upon electrification. The baths opened for public swimming in 1931 and since then the extensive swimming pools, children's pay facilities and surrounding park lands have been a major draw card for the region. Blackheath's original post office opened in 1910 and has now been converted into a gift shop and cafe.

Blackheath's sporting claim to fame is that Don Bradman hit a century off three overs for the Blackheath team in November 1931 at Blackheath Oval in a social match against Lithgow. He went on to make 256.

A short drive from Blackheath takes visitors to Govetts Leap, a lookout with spectacular views of the Grose Valley and nearby waterfalls. According to folklore, a bushranger named Govett rode off the cliff rather than be captured. This story is not verified by historical sources - the name draws on the definition of leap: "The sudden fall of a river to a lower level" and is named after William Romaine Govett, an assistant to the Surveyor General of NSW at the time, who first came upon that spot in June 1831. Evans Lookout provides an alternate vantage point for views into the same canyon system. Pulpit Rock, Perrys Lookdown and Anvil Rock are other lookouts close to the town, off Hat Hill Rd. There are several walking tracks starting from the lookouts, including short walks to enjoy different views, longer half and whole day walks, and walks involving camping overnight or several days walk. Canyoners and rockclimbers also base themselves at Blackheath for activities in the surrounding National Park. The Blue Gum Forest may be accessed from Perrys Lookdown.

The area is known today for its colourful blooms in Spring and golden Autumn foliage as the weather begins to cool. In September, daffodils bloom and on the first weekend of November, Blackheath hosts an annual Rhododendron Festival.

The Campbell Rhododendron Gardens at the northern end of the town in Bachante St have 45 acres of Rhododendrons and Azaleas planted underneath a native Australian Bush canopy. They are tended by the volunteers of The Blue Mountains Rhododendron Society of NSW, many of whom live in the town. The Gardens are a spectacular sight in the spring months of September through to November.

The ornamental cherry trees that line the streets are out in full bloom in the first week of October - they are one of the spectacles of the Blue Mountains.

Mount Boyce lookout is located just out of town towards Lithgow. The Megalong Valley, about 18 km away, can be accessed from Blackheath.

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