FROM THE EXPERT: Steve Attkins is the Principal from LJHooker Forster.
Why should people live in Forster? Surrounded by one of the most pristine environments with rivers, lakes and ocean beaches, complemented by the areas year round temperate climate.
The prices remain affordable with an average sale price around the $470,000 mark. As an original seaside tourist town, sometimes known as the twin towns of the mid north coast, Forster and Tuncurry have started to evolve into a more cosmopolitan area with cafes and eateries popping up as part of the changing times from humble fishing town beginnings.
Growth is primarily coming from a desire for better lifestyle and living options - an hour from Newcastle, 3 hours drive to Sydney with highway upgrades allows for greater flexibility in work options.
What does this suburb offer an investor? This area represents greater returns whilst not requiring the large upfront financial outlay as you would require in the markets of Sydney or Newcastle. Solid returns as well as capital growth potential are making the area far more attractive with the added bonus of a chance to add value later on with many properties offering scope for improvement. The area offers an unsurpassed lifestyle with natural beauty rivers, lakes and unspoiled coastal beaches as well as the closeness to major centres.
Forster is a relaxed town offering a laidback lifestyle, stunning beaches, little traffic and great local markets with nearly endless waterways to explore beginning with Wallis Lake, if you own a boat.
It is the ultimate seaside destination complete with blue water teeming with dolphins and vast ocean views.
The most popular beaches are Forster Main Beach and One Mile Beach which are patrolled at certain times of the year and Pebbly Beach is a favourite of local surfers. There are some great cafes and independent shops in and around Wharf Street.
Swim with the dolphins. There is something enchanting about dolphins and the beautiful waters around the Forster.Dive Forster offers dolphin cruises from mid October to mid May with daily cruises during school holidays.
Where: Fisherman’s Wharf, Forster. Cost: $80 for adult swimmers, $50 for adult non-swimmers, $30 for children under 15 years.
Phone: 6554 7478 or diveforster.com.au.
Ride a horse on the beach. Enjoy the magnificent beauty of Nine Mile beach on horseback. Horse About Tours offer horse riding for all ages. Where: Nine Mile Beach, Tuncurry. Cost: $120 pp.
Sponsored by: forster.ljhooker.com.au