Mannering Park: A picturesque lifestyle and bargains for seachangers
One of Lake Macquarie’s best kept secrets is the sleepy hamlet of Mannering Park, located at the very north of NSW’s Central Coast.
Mannering Park was originally settled by Edward Garth in the early 1900’s who owned the area of Mannering Park north of Waverley Road. James Vale who utilised the land for farming and logging came to Mannering Park in 1911.
In the early 1960’s the Vales Point Power Station was constructed in the area, along with the associated coal mines.
Mannering Park has now become a unique town isolated from any further housing development by the bushland buffer zone to the south and the lake to the north. Although isolated, it still has good access to public transport, the pacific Highway and beaches.
According to Aussie’s “Rate Your Place” feature on ninemsn’s Your Home site, Mannering Park is in the Top 100 rated suburbs from around the country.
Danielle, a resident, posted: “As a suburb on its own, Mannering Park slips under the radar because people simply don’t know it. A beautiful setting with water on both sides of the suburb. Although isolated, we have a school, doctors and a great group of shops for our everyday needs.”
Lifelong resident Bec added: “A wonderful place to bring up kids or retire, with the lake all around you, and a great community, I wouldn’t live anywhere else, we have a pre-school, primary school , a doctors, chemist, and several other shops, and the tourists just love it.”
Aussie Toronto franchisee Julie Levy said the suburb has been reasonably stagnate as far as property growth, but believes there are some great bargains for retirees or young families moving from Sydney.
“It’s a great place as far as location is concerned, with a well established quiet lakeside position midway between the Central Coast and Newcastle,” she said. “And any property located on Lake Macquarie is always a positive in this region. It’s a really lovely place to live.”