Findon offers a large choice of recreational areas and sports venues, major shopping centres, schools and public transport — all within 10 minutes of the beach.
And, if you avoid peak hour traffic, you can get into the city in under 15 minutes.
These were major drivers for Cosimo Franze to buy the three-bedroom investment property he is now selling in Hurstfield Tce, 14 years ago.
“I’ve lived in Findon for more than 40 years, so I knew the area well,” he says.
“It’s an ideal location, close to major shopping, schools, the city and public transport.
“With all these things going for it, you can’t really go wrong investing here.
“It’s got all the convenience you want, which is important to tenants. But for me, it’s time to diversify and possibly upgrade my investment with another property.”
Mr Franze says he can easily get to all the cafes, restaurants and shops he needs.
“It’s only about 2km to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and you’ve got handy dog parks nearby at Tedder Reserve and in Woodville South,” he says. “You can walk to schools like Nazareth Primary and major supermarkets, making it ideal for young families. New houses are going up more in recent years, which is great for the area. But it’s still pretty affordable, making it ideal to buy into for first homebuyers and investors.”
Cosimo says having great neighbours is a huge bonus.
CoreLogic data shows Findon’s median house price has grown 6.8 per cent since 2016.
Sales agent Ralph Pacillo of LJ Hooker Flinders Park says Findon remains a realistic target for many homebuyers.
“There’s a lot more interest in it in recent years from investors and first homebuyers, especially with the median price at a relatively affordable $500,000,” he says. “It’s surrounded by quality suburbs like Lockleys and Flinders Park, offers good public transport and school options and is only 4km from the beach.”
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