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"Sawtell the next hot spot"

Sawtell is one of the most underrated surfside towns on the east coast of Australia. The heritage
listed village centre is a gem and the beaches are superb and unspoilt.
Its real‐estate is cheap and represents the best value buying on the NSW North Coast, with excellent growth prospects.
It has good stock of underdeveloped traditional fifties homes, ripe for knock downs or renovation,
located within walking distance to the shops and to the beaches.
There are even some easy Dual Occupancy opportunities close to the beach.
There are only a limited number of homes that located within next to the beach, so you have to be
quick for a bargain!
There are a fair few mainly older style home units (almost no new ones) and they are incredibly
cheap in comparison to other places on the east coast.
Sawtell is ripe for development.
It has a train Station on the East coast rail line, with Sydney to the South and Brisbane to the North.
Coffs Harbour airport which is a major regional airport with access to major cities across the country, is only 10 minutes from Sawtell.
It has a patrolled surf beach for the families and the beach break is renowned to be as good as it can get on the east coast with numerous other different facing surf breaks dependent on swell and wind make it excellent for surfing and families.
The Sawtell Village centre offers the best dining experience in the region with its excellent
restaurants, cafes and shops. It is remarkably similar to Byron Bay as it used to be.
With the hinterland being surrounded by hills and rivers, again similarities to Byron Bay, with
Bellingen just down the road and Nana Glen to the west.
Coffs Harbour, a major regional city, is 15mins to the north with all the facilities and services that are to be needed.
Until now its distance from Sydney and Melbourne has been its defence from crazy prices and mass numbers.
As retires increase in unprecedented numbers, the natural growth of Coffs Harbour, the influx of
lifestyle sea changers and the ability of people to work away from cities due to technology, Sawtell
is ripe to move ahead in leaps and bounds.
With all these prime features it won’t take long for people to catch on and for Sawtell to become a
hot spot for real ‐estate.
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  • Families with kids
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