The dream of living in a sleepy seaside village surrounded by nature and within proximity to city infrastructure has seen the NSW Tweed Coast emerge as a post pandemic hotspot.
Migration to regional Australia last year surged to its highest point since records began two decades ago as locked down residents reassessed their location through a lifestyle lens.
Recent Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data reveals 223,100 Aussies traded capital city living for regional areas last year, while only 190,200 drifted the opposite way.
Regions with lifestyle appeal were the biggest beneficiaries, with the most significant growth recorded in the the Richmond-Tweed market where the population swelled by 20.7%.
Most of the movement to the regions came from Sydney — with a net outflow of more than 31,000 — while a net 26,000 also shifted out of Melbourne, the ABS data shows.
Housing values have jumped accordingly, with CoreLogic data recording a 13% lift across the combined regional housing market in the 12 months to April compared with 6.4% across capital cities.
Kollosche’s Tweed Coast agents Brian and Denise Dangerfield agree that the northern NSW coastal strip is no longer a well-kept secret and for good reason.
“The secret is definitely out – people want to raise a family here; they want to retire here,” says Denise, who is based in Casuarina with husband Brian and their four active boys.
“Tweed Coast residents enjoy a lifestyle many have been dreaming of. We have the sun, the surf and crystal clear Cudgen Creek.
“It’s the walk-about-town life where you stroll to the local cafe to grab a coffee or ride your bike to the shops. Families, couples and retirees all enjoy the laid back lifestyle going on here.”
Brian and Denise, who service homeowners from Fingal Head to Pottsville, say exorbitant price growth in the Byron region has shifted the focus north where luxury beachside real estate presents better value for money.
“The Byron market has drawn a lot of attention to the surrounding communities such as Kingscliff,” says Brian.
“Kingscliff has long been a hidden gem as people generally believe it’s further away than it actually is but the word is definitely spreading.
Just thirty minutes north of Byron Bay and 15 minutes south of the Gold Coast Airport, Salt Village offers award-winning restaurants, retail, beauty and shopping as well as high end accommodation at Peppers Bale, Resort and Spa.
The Dangerfields have recently launched 16 Point Break Circuit, Kingscliff – which sits within Salt Village – which will go to auction on Sunday 20 June at 10am.
The two-level residence occupies a generous corner block with a heated lap pool, space to entertain outdoors year-round and a private top floor master suite – all opposite Cudgen Creek.
“Direct creek access from the street means you can walk your kayak or paddleboard down to the water without having to get it in and out of the car,” says Denise.
“The beach is 500m away and you can stroll to Salt Village with its eateries and fashion.”
“Those who are new to the region find that Kingscliff is the perfect escape yet close enough to keep those essentials like work, planes and services handy.”
Contact Brian and Denise Dangerfield on 0418 962 548 to start a conversation around your Tweed Coast real estate goals.