9.4 out of 10

Lakewood

-31.6325638026823 152.764310863913
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
May 28, 2017

"Best Kept Secret On The Mid North Coast NSW!"

Lakewood is a little known, somewhat idyllic suburb of the Camden Haven Region of the Mid North Coast of NSW. Its neighbouring suburb of Laurieton is better known, with Lakewood's position about half way between Port Macquarie and Taree giving you a better feel for its geographic location.
The scenic splendour of this location is unparalleled in its beauty, with the sparkling waters of Queens Lake on one side and the majestic North Brother Mountain on the other. Wildlife ranging from Black Swans on the Lake to endangered Black Cockatoos on the Mountain make it a very special place to live.
The residents are largely respected retirees and successful professionals or trades people and their families. A real community spirit can be felt from the friendly residents of this area.
At present (2017) the suburb is booming with the scarce available residential land being snapped up by those lucky enough to discover the suburb's many benefits.
Effectively, those living in Lakewood are enjoying all of the life style that makes the Camden Haven (Laurieton) a very popular holiday destination but without actually being impacted by the seasonal influx of tourists.
There is a good range of schools and child care available for families with close proximity to Lakewood.
Check it out - its 5 minutes drive off the Pacific Highway at the Kew (NSW) turnoff.
Pros
  • Freindly welcoming people live here.
  • Active lifestyle mecca with bush and lakeside walks, water sports, fishing, top class golf and bowling clubs.
  • Great health service providers and easy access to regional hospitals and specialists.
Cons
  • Sorry no night clubs here but an entertaining show can be found at the North Haven or Laurieton Services clubs.!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers