Susan Dovey adores her inner city apartment and the
lifestyle that comes with it. Photo by Linda Robertson
Susan Dovey bought her Bond St apartment in 2012, after
living 28 years in an Andersons Bay villa, and says she would
happily live in the inner city until she dies.
She loves the ''colour'' of the area, is able to walk
everywhere, including to work, the shops and multiple cafes
and restaurants, and has rediscovered the library and the
''I feel like I'm actually getting value from all the rates
I've paid over the years.''
She had everything she needed in her three-bedroom home, with
enough space for the family to stay, even a roof-top garden.
The main things wanting were residential parking and improved
The eight apartments in her building were all owner-occupied,
but she also owned a tenanted apartment in the area as an
In her two and a-half years in the building, she had seen an
''extraordinary'' amount of activity and change in the
warehouse precinct, she said.
''This area is mostly owner-occupier and has got a lot more
''It is changing the dynamic.''
She believed apartments now were being converted to sell for
from $350,000 up to $1 million.
''The council really needs to be planning for more of a mixed
community living in this area, with older residents and
families etc. It's really wonderful.''