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Freshwater's unique claim to fame is that this is where surfboard riding was popularised in Australia by Hawaiian "Duke" Kahanamoku. Duke famously carved a board from a piece of local timber and demonstrated surfing for an enthralled crowd on 15 January 1915. A life-size statue of Duke Kahanamoku on the northern headland commemorates the historic day. Freshwater is part of the Manly-Freshwater National and World Surfing Reserve that recognises the historical, cultural and environmental values of famous surfing beaches.
The current medium house price is $2,486,088 (+2.2%) and the latest medium unit sales price is $950,045 (+16.7%).
In 2011, 62.3% of the homes in Freshwater were owner-occupied compared with 60.2% in 2016.
The population of Freshwater in 2011 was 8,251 people. By 2016 the population was 8,858 showing a population growth of 7.4% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Freshwater is 30-39 years. Households in Freshwater are primarily couples with children and are likely to be repaying over $4000 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Freshwater work in a professional occupation.
The size of Freshwater is approximately 1.8 square kilometres. It has 8 parks covering nearly 9.2% of total.
Source: RpData Feb 2020