PROP­ERTY

Country Style - - ON THE MOVE NEW NORFOLK TASMA NIA -

In the past year de­mand for prop­er­ties in and around New Nor­folk has grown by about 50 per cent. “I can’t hold onto prop­er­ties at the mo­ment — it’s so ex­pen­sive in the city and you can buy a house for a rea­son­able price here and there’s a good bus ser­vice to the city,” says lo­cal agent Faye Wind­sor of Der­went Real Es­tate. Farms are get­ting harder to come by as land is snapped up for cherry or­chards and the dairy in­dus­try. Ge­or­gian cot­tages are also pop­u­lar with main­lan­ders for their char­ac­ter. “Peo­ple from in­ter­state are seek­ing a life­style change here,” says Faye. “Back in the 1950s and ’60s the pa­per mill put money into the town for em­ploy­ees and we’ve re­tained all the sport­ing fa­cil­i­ties like the row­ing club and ten­nis club. The river is a real draw­card and tourism this sum­mer was the big­gest ever.”

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