Suburb Profile

Suburb Spotlight – COOGEE

By August 28, 2020 No Comments

Location

Just 8kms from the city and 10kms from Sydney Airport, Coogee offers a beachside lifestyle of ultimate convenience. With Coogee Surf Club positioned to the Southern end and the famous blue and white dome of The Pavilion at the North end, Coogee is one of the most recognisable beaches in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. Residents have everything at their fingertips, from great coffee to beachside bars, rock pools, parks and gyms. Living in Coogee is a holiday lifestyle, year round!

What The Locals Love

Coogee locals love getting out amongst it. With the beach, Wylie’s Baths rock pool, dog park and coastal walk beckoning, there’s something to keep every outdoor lover happy! You’re more than likely to run into a familiar face along the main strip, Coogee Bay Road, where you’ll find everything from cafes and juice bars to boutiques and grocers. Coogee’s restaurant scene has amped up in recent years with the arrival of Sugarcane and mimi’s. And for those who love a good burg, Betty’s Burgers has made a welcome new addition to the Coogee landscape. But for old faves, it’s hard to go past long-standing institutions Barzura and La Spiaggia. For drinks, there’s a spot (and a drop) to suit every occasion. With one of the most spectacular vantages, a spritzer at The Coogee Pavilion or ‘The Pav’ as the locals know it is an absolute must. Or for a good drop from a 400 strong wine list, try the more intimate Coogee Wine Room.

Fun Fact

Coogee once had its very own English seaside style amusement pier stretching 180m out to sea. Complete with a ballroom, theatre and restaurant the pier opened in 1928, but was damaged by a bad storm and later demolished in 1934. On occasion after extreme surf conditions, the historical foundations of the original pier can be seen on the shoreline offering a rare glimpse of Coogee’s golden age.

Current Market

According to the latest data from Realestate.com.au, median property prices over the last year range from $2,732,500 for houses to $1,180,000 for units. Housing in Coogee is largely about being close to it all versus space. And of course, those views if you can get them! With a landscape comprising luxury apartments to Art Deco semis and Federation residences, its home to a demographic largely made up of independent youth as well as families and maturing couples. With a larger proportion of renters to owner occupiers, the average age of a Coogee local according to the latest data from Domain.com.au is in the 20-39 age bracket.

Below are some recent sales by the Adrian Bo team in Coogee. If you’re thinking of buying or selling, reach out to my team based at NGFarah on Coogee Bay Road, for an in depth discussion of the Coogee market.

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