The se­cret of serene Woodgate is out now

Isis Town and Country - - Opinion -

“WITH a 16km stretch of some of the best beach in Aus­tralia, there is a lot that con­tin­ues to at­tract peo­ple to Woodgate,” said Woodgate Beach Pa­cific Realty’s Gra­ham White.

Raised in Woodgate him­self, Gra­ham has a def­i­nite love of the area that he be­lieves more and more peo­ple are dis­cov­er­ing based on the im­prov­ing sales for the area at the mo­ment.

“Oc­to­ber and Novem­ber are gen­er­ally our fairly busy times as peo­ple come for hol­i­days and want to stay based on the peace and seren­ity and that they have plenty of ar­eas that are not crowded,” he said.

“Add to that we have beaches and swimming that is very safe for fam­i­lies be­cause we are pro­tected by Fraser Is­land.

“We have a re­ally in­ter­est­ing mix of cheaper homes as well as strik­ing Es­planade land and houses with a 350 me­tre walk to the beach – there are not many other places in Queens­land that can say that.”

Ray White Woodgate Beach co-owner and sales man­ager Daniel Hunt agreed, and said sales had been very pos­i­tive dur­ing the past three months.

“There has been an up­surge in buyer ac­tiv­ity which sug­gests that the mar­ket is as strong as it has been for years,” Mr White said.

“There are plenty of vis­i­tors look­ing to buy, how­ever there are also lots of lo­cals that are pre­pared to jump onto a good buy.

“Hol­i­day home in­vestors are the largest de­mo­graphic in in­vestor mar­ket as the op­por­tu­nity to buy, hol­i­day let and use them­selves is a strong fac­tor in the mar­ket at present.

“There are also plenty of peo­ple look­ing to re­tire in sev­eral years that seek a suit­able home to buy now then rent un­til they re­tire so they may pur­chase while the mar­ket is of­fer­ing plenty of value for money.”

Asked what he felt stood out about Woodgate as a place to live and run a business, Mr Hunt said it was that it of­fered a real coastal life­style that was full of friendly, laid-back lo­cals.

“Add to that it has some of Queens­land’s best fish­ing both off­shore and es­tu­ar­ies and lots of lo­cal fish­er­men are cur­rently filling their boots with a va­ri­ety of fish rang­ing from el­bow slap­ping sum­mer whit­ing to mack­erel just off­shore,” he said.

“Wildlife is also abun­dant with reg­u­lar sight­ings of emus and kan­ga­roos.

“Woodgate Beach is truly one of Queens­land’s best kept se­crets and is a fan­tas­tic place to run a business.”

PHOTO: MUR­RAY WAITE & AS­SOC

PER­FECT PLACE TO LIVE: A cou­ple take a stroll along the Es­planade Walk­way of Woodgate Beach.

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