We are considering buying a block of land in one of the new developments in Rouse Hill or North Kellyville to build our PPOR. We started to consider these suburbs after being unsuccessful at a few auctions in Castle Hill and Baulkham Hills. The properties we were after sold for far higher than recent comparable sales. With the market picking up steam, we only see our chances go down further in the future. Pros for Rouse Hill / North Kellyville 1. Affordable for a $1.2 mil budget. These are probably the only suburbs where we can afford a decent free-standing house in our budget if we don't want to go West or Southwest. 2. Easy commute to the city because of the Metro. We understand that we will still need to take a bus or drive a bit to the station. 3. A nice town centre at Rouse Hill. 4. Decent schools 5. Being in 'The Hills' although we don't know how much these suburbs are similar to the other established suburbs in the hills. Cons against Rouse Hill / North Kellyville 1. No tree cover. We doubt this will improve as the land sizes are too small for occupants to plant trees in the front yard or the backyard. 2. There may be an oversupply issue. 3. There may be traffic congestion during peak hours after all the new houses are built. Can someone familiar with these suburbs comment on how true or not true our list of pros and cons are? Are there any parts within these suburbs that we should avoid?