Million Dollar sales on Governor Phillip Place, West Pennant Hills
To most Sydneysiders, any reference to “The Hills [District]” would conjure up images of mega churches, mega houses, and mega-new developments. Most of these images hold some truth; and, even though The Hills region was in fact one of the first to be settled in Sydney, the vast majority of infill development that populated the likes of West Pennant Hills occurred during the Hawke government of the 1980s. Among the last precincts to be developed was a ridge top high above the now-completed M2 motorway on the western edge of the suburb. Subdivided around 1990 and sold off as parcels of land to accommodate estate homes, Governor Phillip Place quickly became home to the Hills District’s most expensive homes.
Now, the Radical Terrace often makes mention of the *relative* drop in prestige of the Upper North Shore in the last decade. Does this hold true for the Hills, as well? The Hills, after all, typically attracts families priced out of the Upper North Shore. And if so, can we find any examples of a “prestige slip”?