Just 8kms south-east of the city, Clovelly is a small coastal suburb home to the East’s only concrete beach and one of the oldest surf lifesaving clubs in the world. This little slice of ocean pool paradise is often referred to as Australia’s answer to Amalfi. Set between Gordons Bay and Bronte along the famous coastal walk to Bondi, Clovelly offers scenic clifftop parklands, village feels and great cafes. The suburb has two primary schools; St Anthony’s Catholic Primary and Clovelly Public School, with regular bus services offering links to Bondi Junction and the city.
What The Locals Love
Affectionately referred to as ‘Cloey’ by the locals, this beachside suburb offers a great sense of community. Down by the bay you’ll find familiar faces venturing in for a morning swim as the sun rises, relaxing on the bayside promenades or patrolling the beach on weekends in the red and yellow. There’s plenty of sporting clubs to be a part of including the Clovelly Eskimos for the winter swimmers, weekend nippers for the kids or the Clovelly Surf Lifesaving Club which forms a huge part of the suburbs culture and heritage. Clovelly Road which runs between Centennial Park and Clovelly Beach is dotted with great cafes including The Village, Gordons Café and Clovelly Social House, leaving locals spoilt for choice. At the Fern Street intersection you’ll find the heart of Clovelly village with everything from blooms to beauty salons and Tuga Pastries famous Portuguese tarts. Further down the road are local institutions Out of The Blue for arguably the best chicken burgers in the East and the beer gardens of the Clovelly Hotel.
During the Great Depression Randwick Council planned to build a scenic road across the entrance to Clovelly bay but wild storms in the late 1930s dashed hopes of its completion. The remains of the road are still visible today at low tide, forming a protective reef at the mouth of the bay.
According to the latest data from realestate.com.au, median property prices in Clovelly over the last year range from $3,700,000 for houses to $1,368,500 for units. Housing here is diverse with everything from beautiful Hampton’s inspired beach houses to period homes and classic Art Deco apartments. The demographic is significantly dominated by maturing and established independents (23%), followed by established couples and families (13.2%) and maturing couples and families (12.9%). The average age of those living in Clovelly fall into the 20-39 age bracket according to the latest data from domain.com.au with owner occupiers dominating at 61% of its current population.
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