The Great Tree Change…

Tree Change One Agency Orange

Why Orange is the perfect location!

For many years Orange has been hot on the tree change agenda. Those who have made the journey over the mountains in recent years are well aware of the lifestyle benefits on offer.

For those thinking of making a life-changing move to our beautiful region, we thought we should pin down some of the key attributes that make Orange the perfect location for your great tree change adventure.

It’s all in the stats…

The statistics in recent years have made it official with our region rising outstandingly in the ranks of several key industry studies as the preferred tree change location.

According to statistics compiled by, regional and seaside hubs blitzed the list of Australia’s top selling suburbs for 2020 with Orange recording the highest number of house sales in the nation. The figures have Orange in the top three for 2020 ranked third against the long booming seaside magnets of Surfers Paradise and Port Macquarie.

The coronavirus pandemic and its associated impacts have played a role in recent decentralisation and trends towards those seeking to make a tree change into the Orange region. There is no doubt the wave was already in motion prior to 2020 though with cohorts of tree changers already on the ground living their best lives in our stunning city and satellite villages.

A unique combination of alluring attributes…

What are the key drawcards enticing our nation to take up residence or invest in real estate in the Orange region? Is it the central location, the employment and business opportunities, the education and health facilities? Is it the beautiful landscapes, parks and streetscapes? Is it the food, wine and regional events? Is it the convenience and cost of living?

According to the Think Orange Region website, the Orange region is a unique appealing blend of a vibrant regional city, historic villages, and energetic towns. The region’s mineral resources, productive agriculture and industry, rich history, abundant natural resources, scenic landscapes and established infrastructure represent distinct career and lifestyle opportunities.

What are the top 10 reasons to choose the Orange region?

The Think Orange Region initiative is a collaboration between the Orange, Cabonne and Blayney Shire Councils. They site a list of the top ten attributes of the region which include…

  1. Pure water, climate, soil and air.
  2. Unique mineral resources.
  3. Established agriculture infrastructure and services.
  4. Reliable Orange regional airport.
  5. Reputable education infrastructure.
  6. Ideal location, accessibility and lifestyle.
  7. Natural environments.
  8. Rich heritage and history.
  9. Dependable healthcare infrastructure.
  10. Vibrant local institutions, strong leadership and a ready workforce.

Check out the full list here for more information!

What the One Agency Orange experts had to say…

We’ve asked our own set of experts on the ground - the One Agency Orange real estate specialists - to weigh in on the debate. Read on to hear why they think Orange is the perfect location for the great tree change…

“My husband and I made the tree change two years ago to get out of the hustle and bustle of Sydney. We now enjoy a shorter commute time to work. Even if it was the same commute time say from Orange to Bathurst - it's a far more enjoyable country drive than sitting in peak hour. It's far enough out of Sydney to be in the country, but close enough that if you needed to go back you could do so in a long day trip. We will be building our first home soon - something we never thought possible whilst living in Sydney.”

Michelle Girle-Bennett, Senior Support Specialist, One Agency Orange.


“The reason I love Orange, in all seriousness, is that my love of coffee is evident. I can walk into several coffee shops in Orange and they all know my order before I get to the counter. It's the country vibe in a small city location. Orange is a place of calm where there is plenty of green to find a spot to sit. A little bit of country life is good for the soul.”

Jodie Kind, Personal Assistant to Ash Brown, One Agency Orange.


"Orange is the perfect location for a tree change as you have all the major services available to you, yet you can drive five minutes out of town in any direction and be in the beautiful countryside."

Susan Farrell, Office Manager, One Agency Orange.


Need some more information or expert advice?

Check out our website for some more tree change inspiration that we have compiled on the Orange community and the surrounding towns and villages.

Drop in or give us a call at One Agency Orange today for some expert advice on making the great tree change or investing in real estate in Orange. Contact our office on 02 6362 9560 to arrange a time.

Remember, this article does not constitute financial or legal advice. Please consult your professional financial and legal advisors before making any decisions for yourself.



Cox, N. (2020, December 28) Sea and tree change suburbs are Australia’s top sellers for 2020., REA Group Ltd.

Giannopoulos, D. (2020, December 20) Sea and tree-change suburbs top list of most property sales in 2020., Domain.

Think Orange Region (2019) Top 10 Reasons to Think Orange Region., Orange, Cabonne, Blayney Shire Councils.