How Ashmore has transformed into a Coast hotspot

first_imgAFL superstar Gary Ablett Jnr used to call Ashmore home before selling his property earlier this year.“They are being pleasantly surprised for doing so, thereby pushing both the demand and prices up in the suburb.”Mr Johnson has lived in the area for more than 30 years.He said its central location made it easy to access parks, schools, shopping centres, sporting and medical facilities as well as cafes and restaurants, beaches and the M1.“An early morning drive and I can have my feet on the sand at Surfers beach within eight minutes, or I can easily ride my bike there within 15 minutes in peak traffic,” Mr Johnson said. Ashmore City shopping centre — aerial view.FOR years, Ashmore has copped flack for its rundown homes and tired industrial sites but development is breathing new life into the suburb.Knobel and Davis Real Estate agent Darrell Johnson said older houses and commercial sites considered “eyesores” were being bulldozed to make way for more modern properties.“For years people use to tag and call the suburb ‘Trashmore’ because they didn’t know what it offered,” Mr Johnson said. View of Clear Island Lake, Ashmore.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa15 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“But now that has all changed with the increase in prices and new developments happening everywhere.“We now like to refer to our much-loved, ever-increasing, valuable piece of real estate as either ‘Cashmore’ or ‘Flashmore’.”He said prices had jumped in recent years as more people flocked to the area.“People have finally gone, ‘hey, what is this affordable, central and convenient hidden pocket wedged between Southport, Benowa and Surfers? Maybe we should have a look at it’,” Mr Johnson said.last_img read more

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