Distance from Sydney 98.9km Population 12,146 Median house price $675,000 Median Apartment price $499,000 This leafy seaside town on the Central Coast is renowned for its underdeveloped beauty and family friendly atmosphere, with a popular primary school and blossoming cafe culture.
First-home buyers priced out of the Sydney market are flocking to the tree-lined suburb, which has a similar feel to Wahroonga, but with a much lower price tag.
Young go-getters who are happy to get the tools out can find old houses on large, flat blocks that are perfect for renovating.
Bateau Bay residents are particularly interested in renovation projects, with plenty of inspiration coming from local celebrity renovators Kyal and Kara Demmrich who starred on The Block. The pair have completed several projects in the area and are currently working on their latest knockdown rebuild near the Blue Lagoon beach resort.
‘I LOVE THAT THIS SUBURB IS A FLAT WALK EVERYWHERE. PEOPLE CAN WATCH THEIR KIDS WALK TO SCHOOL AND GRAB A COFFEE AFTERWARDS’
Brian White man, The Agency Central Coast