Manly boasts an enviable lifestyle. With harbour on one side and oceans on the other, excellent restaurants, cafes and bars are attracted to the area to serve locals and tourists alike. There are a range of activities for families, from bike riding, swimming, surfing and more. Starting the day with a ferry ride to the city is an added bonus for commuters, and returning to a modern apartment, heritage home or art deco wonder – not to mention the calm blue sea - is sure to wipe away memories of the working day. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a holiday lifestyle like this as close to the city as Manly (Source REAG Sept 2020). The size of Manly is approximately 5.6 square kilometres. It has 15 parks covering nearly 34.7% of total area. The population of Manly in 2011 was 15,072 people. By 2016 the population was 15,861 showing a population growth of 5.2% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Manly is 30-39 years. Households in Manly are primarily childless couples and are likely to be repaying over $4000 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Manly work in a professional occupation. In 2011, 45% of the homes in Manly were owner-occupied compared with 45.7% in 2016. Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is $2,850,000 and of units is $1,375,000 (Source: RpData Sept 2020).