EMBRACE A NATURAL CHANGE OF PACE
The NSW Tweed Coast covers the stunning stretch of coastline from Fingal Head near the NSW-Queensland border south to Pottsville. What was once a string of sleepy seaside towns is fast becoming a lifestyle location of choice for those seeking the best of nature within proximity to city conveniences.
The coast is lined with pristine uncrowded beaches and cracking surf breaks while rivers and creeks are popular with young families for paddling and fishing. Tweed Coast residents also enjoy easy access to World Heritage-listed Wollumbin National Park. Towns and villages each have their own distinct identity and a strong sense of community.
Coastal towns and villages
Located just one kilometre south of the NSW-Queensland border, Fingal Head encompasses a narrow strip of land flanked by Tweed River and the Pacific Ocean. This holiday village is a popular getaway for fishing, surfing, golfing, swimming and boating. Cook Island, around 600m off Fingal Head, is famed for its green sea turtle colony. Families flock to the foreshore, including Fingal Beach Park and Fingal Boat Harbour Park for picnics and play.
The median sales price of houses in the area is $1,370,000 (2020-2021).
In total there are 230 houses in Fingal Head and 58 units.
In 2011, 65.4% of the homes in Fingal Head were owner-occupied compared with 61.2% in 2016.
Fingal Head is approximately 6.1km2.
The population of Fingal Head in 2011 was 543 people. By 2016 the population was 589 showing a population growth of 8.5% in the area during that time.
The predominant age group in Fingal Head is 50-59 years.
In general, people in Fingal Head work in a professional occupation.
Set along the banks of the Tweed River, this serene village offers an idyllic escape – swap the stresses of city life for boating, fishing and swimming. The town has an art gallery, antique shop, cafes and a hotel by the river. Head to nearby Fingal Head or Kingscliff to catch a wave or feel the sand between your toes. Tweed City Shopping Centre is less than 5km away, Gold Coast Airport is 10 minutes by car, Byron Bay in 30 minutes and 40 minutes to Surfers Paradise.
The median sales price of houses in Chinderah is $690,000 (2020-2021).
In total there are 349 houses in Chinderah and 27 units.
In 2011, 74.1% of the homes in Chinderah were owner-occupied compared with 76.6% in 2016.
The size of Chinderah is approximately 14.3km2.
The population of Chinderah in 2011 was 1,480 people. By 2016 the population was 1,547 showing a population growth of 4.5% in the area during that time.
The predominant age group in Chinderah is 60-69 years.
In general, people in Chinderah work in a labourer occupation.
The pace of life drops back a gear when you enter the beachside village of Kingscliff, known for its sunny beaches, holiday vibe and vibrant town centre. Kingscliff punches above its weight on the culinary scene with a decent choice of cafes and restaurants as well as boutique shopping. Proximity to the Gold Coast and Brisbane makes Kingscliff a popular weekend getaway while Gold Coast Airport is less than 20 minutes away by car for interstate travellers.
– The median sales price of houses in the area is $1,218,500 and $670,000 for units (2020-2021).
– The total housing pool sits at 1962 houses and 1990 units.
– If you are looking for an investment property, consider houses in Kingscliff rent out for $715 PW with an annual rental yield of 3.0% and units rent for $510 PW with a rental yield of 4.0%.
– Based on five years of sales, Kingscliff has seen a compound growth rate of 9.9% for houses and 9.6% for units.
– In 2011, 60.1% of the homes in Kingscliff were owner-occupied compared with 64.6% in 2016.
– The size of Kingscliff is approximately 6.5 square kilometres.
– The population of Kingscliff in 2011 was 6,392 people. By 2016 the population was 7,480 showing a population growth of 17.0% in the area during that time.
– The predominant age group in Kingscliff is 50-59 years.
– In general, people in Kingscliff work in a professional occupation.
*Source: CoreLogic / realestate.com.au
The thriving coastal town of Casuarina is a magnet for young families seeking a relaxed beach lifestyle within easy reach of conveniences. Park the car on weekends and walk to the beach, cycle along the foreshore or head to Cudgen Creek for calm water swimming. Casuarina Square is the place to grab groceries and other necessities while Salt Village has a good choice of restaurants, cafes and a tavern. The streets are lined with designer homes all within walking to the beach with a selection of prestige property along the beachfront.
The median sales price of houses in the area is $1,297,500 (2020-2021).
In total there are 658 houses in Casuarina and 617 units.
Based on five years of sales, Casuarina has seen a compound growth rate of 11.5% for houses and 11.2% for units.
If you are looking for an investment property, consider houses in Casuarina rent out for $775 PW with an annual rental yield of 2.7% and units rent for $493 PW with a rental yield of 4.0%.
In 2011, 52.4% of the homes in Casuarina were owner-occupied compared with 66.8% in 2016.
The size of Casuarina is approximately 2.7km2.
The population of Casuarina in 2011 was 1,661 people. By 2016 the population was 2,683 showing a population growth of 61.5% in the area during that time.
The predominant age group in Casuarina is 0-9 years.
Households in Casuarina are primarily couples with children.
In general, people in Casuarina work in a professional occupation.
15 minutes to Gold Coast Airport; 30 minutes to Byron Bay.
*Source: CoreLogic / realestate.com.au
Relaxed beachside vibes, drop-dead beautiful beaches and a growing breed of boutique restaurants, cafes and shops have seen Cabarita Beach dubbed “the new Byron Bay”, minus the crowds. Cabarita Beach was named Australia’s Best Beach for 2020 for its pristine sand and surf. Top-notch beachside holiday accommodation has raised the area’s profile, including glamping retreat The Hideaway Cabarita Beach and five-star Halcyon House. Cabarita is described as one of the most unique boutique real estate markets in Australia. Demand for new housing was evident with the release of Freedom Caba – a 21-lot creek-front estate 700m from the beach – which sold out in one day 24 hours prior to launch.
Cabarita Beach covers approximately 1.5km2 while back from the beachfront, Cabarita is around 0.5km2.
Median property prices across Cabarita range from $2,625,000 for houses to $1,815,000 for units (2020-2021).
Along Cabarita Beach there are 39 houses and 69 units; in Cabarita there are 467 houses and 450 units.
In 2011, 58.6% of the homes in Cabarita Beach were owner-occupied compared with 25% in 2016. In 2011, 79.3% of the homes in Cabarita were owner-occupied compared with 80.7% in 2016.
The predominant age group in Cabarita Beach is 10-19 years.
In general, people in Cabarita and Cabarita Beach work in trades or professional roles.
Pottsville is a popular beachside town famed for its beaches, surfing, fishing, reserves and parks. Families make the most of the creeks and estuaries around Pottsville for calm water swimming, paddling and fishing. Pick up local produce and artisan goods at the Pottsville Beach Markets while the main shopping centre offers supermarkets, restaurants, takeaway and a hotel. Gold Coast Airport is 30 minutes to the north and Ballina Airport is 45 minutes south.
– The median sales price of houses in Pottsville ranges from $880,000 for houses to $634,750 for units (2020-2021).
– There are 1,960 houses in Pottsville and 607 units.
– If you are looking for an investment property, consider houses in Pottsville rent out for $600pw with an annual rental yield of 3.5% and units rent for $455pw with a rental yield of 3.7%.
– Based on five years of sales, Pottsville has seen a compound growth rate of 10.9% for houses and 10.0% for units.
– In 2011, 67.8% of the homes in Pottsville were owner-occupied compared with 70.6% in 2016.
– The size of Pottsville is approximately 12.8km2.
– The population of Pottsville in 2011 was 5,734 people. By 2016 the population was 6,713 showing a population growth of 17.1% in the area during that time.
– The predominant age group in Pottsville is 0-9 years.
– Households in Pottsville are primarily couples with children.
– In general, people in Pottsville work in a professional occupation.
– Byron Bay is 20 minutes south, Surfers Paradise is 45 minutes north and it’s 85 minutes to Brisbane.
*Source: CoreLogic / realestate.com.au
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