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Stafford: sizzling hot right now

by Karleen Jentz, Copywriter 25 January 2017

Proximity to the Airport Link tunnel and CBD, a growing foodie scene and affordability are driving interest in the former ugly duckling suburb of Stafford.

It may not have the prestige of neighbouring Kedron or the Grange but word is spreading and buyers are flocking to one of the north side’s best kept secrets, reports The Courier-Mail.

Recent sale prices above $800,000 – even topping $1 million – are signalling this ugly duckling has become a swan.

Its median sale price of $600,000 keeps Stafford attractive compared to median prices of $640,000 for Kedron or $735,000 for Gordon Park.

It’s not just residents who are happy to call Stafford home. Local businesses are booming thanks to good transport links and a younger demographic.

More than two-thirds of Stafford’s population are under 44 years old.

While Stafford City may be a little on the tired side, it does boast a cinema and pub, both of which are hard to beat on a hot day.

New cafes are hinting at the possibility that Stafford Road could become trendy sooner rather than later.

And if the foodie scene doesn’t attract the hipsters, the roller skating rink certainly will. Seems like everything old is new again in our Stafford.

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