Suburb Profiles

Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour is located approximately halfway between Sydney and Brisbane, and it prides itself on its many attractions, natural beauty and quality of services.

With a population of approximately 68,000 in the Local Government Area, Coffs Harbour is also a major regional centre feeding a catchment population of over 200,000 people. This provides our city with all the benefits of 'big city' infrastructure whilst still retaining the convenience and atmosphere of a 'country town'.

Popular with people wanting to relocate to the coast and a better lifestyle, Coffs Harbour continues to grow at an exceptional rate, with a population projection of 80,000 by the year 2016.

The weather at Coffs Harbour is superb and has been assessed by Australia's peak scientific body, the CSIRO, as the best climate in Australia. In 2002 Coffs Harbour was awarded the Nations in Bloom Award as the Most Liveable City in the World for its size.

For detailed information about Coffs Harbour's superb infrastructure, professional services, pristine environment and other natural attractions we recommend you contact Coffs Harbour City Council.

Coffs Harbour City

City Square sits in the centre of Coffs Harbour's CBD and features bustling outdoor eating areas, specialty shops and The Palms Shopping Centre.

The streets immediately surrounding City Square offer a huge range of professional services, medical facilities, supermarkets, banks, pubs, clubs and government services.

Real estate in the city centre generally consists of apartments and older style houses, which offer the advantage of being within easy walking distance to the CBD.

The area is popular for investors due to the strong rental demand, as well as appealing to owner occupiers looking for city convenience.

The Jetty

The Coffs Harbour Jetty area offers some of the best real estate in Coffs Harbour.

Higher ground provides excellent northerly views out to the ocean, and a range of eateries along the Jetty strip provide everything from a casual Sunday brunch to fine dining in the evening.

The Jetty Beach is patrolled in summer and is protected by break-walls to provide safe swimming. Extensive parks along the foreshore offer sheltered playgrounds & BBQ facilities immediately adjacent to the beach, and the nearby marina is home to a large number of recreational, commercial and tourism vessels.

The foreshore area is currently the focus of major redevelopment plans that aim to further enhance its reputation as the jewel of the Coffs Coast. The Jetty area provides some of the best living for those who want everything Coffs Harbour can offer.

Park Beach

The next beach north of Jetty Beach is Park Beach, with the land bounded by the beach and the Pacific Highway to the west being known as Park Beach (the suburb).

As a suburb, Park Beach has a lot to offer due to its close proximity to the beach, restaurants, clubs and Park Beach Plaza, which is the largest shopping centre between Newcastle and the Gold Coast.

Real estate consists primarily of holiday and cheaper rental accommodation; however recognition of the enormous potential of the area has seen some major residential developments take place in recent years.

In general terms, the park beach area offers good value buying in close proximity to the beach. It is particularly popular with investors due to its affordability and future potential.

Nothern Beaches

North of Park Beach you will find the suburbs of Diggers Beach, Korora, Sapphire Beach, Moonee Beach, Emerald Beach, Sandy Beach, Woolgoolga, Safety Beach, Mullaway and Arrawarra.

Each of the northern beach suburbs has their own personality, but all share a proximity to the beach and provide a relaxed lifestyle away from the city.

The Northern Beach suburbs represent some of the most desired real estate in the region, with strong demand for properties in these suburbs resulting in record prices for the Coffs Coast.

Sawtell, Toormina, Boambee

South of the Coffs Harbour CBD are the New Regional Hospital, Regional Airport, Southern Cross University, Coffs Harbour Golf Course, Coffs Harbour Race Course and International Stadium. Beyond these areas are the suburbs of Sawtell, Toormina & Boambee.

Sawtell is a seaside village with the surf beach just a short stroll from its famous Fig Tree lined main street. Due to the limited supply of real estate and 'attractiveness' of Sawtell, real estate has historically recorded significant median price increases during growth cycles in the property market.Toormina is Sawtell's larger neighbour incorporating the Toormina Gardens shopping centre.

Housing is generally newer with some new land developments.Boambee is the newest of the suburbs to the south of Coffs Harbour, and stretching either side of the Pacific Highway it offers a range of newer homes and land developments.

Rural Areas

Rural towns in the Coffs Coast region include Bonville, Upper Orara, Coramba, Lower Bucca and Nana Glen to name a few.
Each town has its own claims to fame. Bonville has the Bonville International Golf Club and Nana Glen has Hollywood actor Russell Crowe as a resident.

Rural property prices can vary greatly based on land use and other factors such as access to town services, water supply, views, etc.