Coogee is a suburb by the sea featuring a calm beach perfect for swimming and sunbaking. It’s an especially popular Summer destination for young travellers who happily spend their days alternating between sunbaking and sipping sprtizers in Coogee bay Hotel beer garden.
Coogee’s year round buzz is undeniably charming, it’s grid of steep streets a happy mish mash of young families, old timers and backpackers all basking in Coogee’s laid back vibes.
Coogee holds appeal for many. The vibe is seaside town and the lifestyle is all about the outdoors, especially beach and sport. Just moments away from Randwick’s more suburban vibe and shops, restaurants and cinema, Coogee also has its own thriving local bar scene with offerings at both the humble and opulent ends of the spectrum.
Coogee is as equally appealing to young working singles and couples as it is to families, although it must be noted the commute into the city does take some time despite ample public transport to the area.
Gordon’s Bay and Clovelly lie just to the North of Coogee, and Maroubra to the South, for those who wish to chase the serious surf.
The suburb itself is notoriously hilly- you’ll stay fit by walking everywhere, and although it is quite densely populated, there are no high rise buildings or a sense of overdevelopment.
The suburb does experience an additional hustle and bustle in the warmer months when the local population swells with sunseeking backpackers from the Northern hemisphere but still the suburb retains its bonhomie feels.
Property in Coogee is hotly contested- semi attached dwellings and houses are in demand by growing families wanting in on this slice of seaside paradise, and apartments are perennially sought after by cashed up young couples and investors enticed by a seemingly endless stream of renters.
Any real estate agent in Coogee can tell you the average house price is $2.9m and units average $1.3m.
Quality and condition do vary. The suburb was originally gazetted as a village in 1838 and you’ll find houses and apartments dating back well over 100 years, replete with all the hidden problems you’d expect of an old seaside dwelling.
The suburb is also subject to flooding in some streets, and particularly prone to aircraft noise in others.
Hiring a buyer’s agent Coogee specialist is a must to avoid annoying, potentially expensive problems and ensure you’re getting the best home for your buck.
Coogee is one of the most popular suburbs to live in Sydney so it’s no surprise the Coogee property market is challenging to get a foothold in.
This demand means that many high appeal properties are exclusively sold off-market by local real estate agents to databases of pre qualified buyers and vip clients. The imbalance between demand and supply means inexperienced buyers can all too easily overpay, and for a home on an inferior street or an apartment subject to problems, back packer noise or bad neighbours.
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