Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Happy to Share Evans Lifestyle; Brad Dicinoski Says Evans Head Is Attracting a Real Mix of People Keen to Have A[euro][approximately]country Town' Living on the Coast

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Happy to Share Evans Lifestyle; Brad Dicinoski Says Evans Head Is Attracting a Real Mix of People Keen to Have A[euro][approximately]country Town' Living on the Coast

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What should we all know about Evans Head?

It has great beaches, good fishing, a village atmosphere and wonderful people. It's just a great place to live, with very affordable house and unit prices as well. Many of our price categories are considerably lower than our coastal neighbours, which makes it still very affordable for people to buy here.

What is its best kept secret?

Well it's a bit hard to keep any secrets in a small town, but I suppose one is where we catch some lovely mud crabs, on the odd occasion I get a chance to go! I'm sure plenty of the locals have their own spots and do quite well, but we always get enough to have a lovely spread.

Do you have a favourite place for a coffee break?

We are pretty lucky, because while Evans is only a small town, there are quite a few good places for coffee. I regularly visit Pippy's and CafA[c] Spirit; they are both great and the service is always friendly.

What sort of people are moving to Evans Head?

It's a real mixture, which shows that the town has something for everyone. We've had quite a few families moving in from all around the state, as they see Evans as a great place for their kids to grow up. We also get quite a few people buying for their retirement, either now or for a few years down the track. It's a place that appeals to all ages.

Which is your favourite beach?

We go to Shark Bay beach a lot, it's just so easy for parking and is never crowded, but my favourite beach of all is Chinamans Beach. On the right day it is picture perfect and one of the most beautiful beaches I've ever been to. I'm helping my seven-year-old son learn to surf and he is really getting the knack of it already.

Do you live locally?

Yes, we live in Evans Head. We moved not long after our first child was born. We thought it was a much better place to raise children than the Gold Coast. I'm originally from the country, born and raised in Moree and my wife was also a country girl. Evans Head has that great mix of feeling like a small country town but the benefit of being on the coast. …

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