The Townsville suburbs popular with Generation Y

first_imgA street sign in Douglas.DOUGLAS, Bohle Plains, Mount Low, Deeragun and Idalia top the list of suburbs Gen Y residents like to call home in Townsville.According to Core Logic data the average age of residents is 30 or below for the five suburbs with the 20 to 29 age bracket having the largest percentage of residents.Ray White Douglas agent Nicole Plozza who specialises in the Douglas area was not surprised the suburb was so popular with young people as the university was nearby.“You get university students, nurses and army people as well,” Ms Plozza said.“You also get people where Mum and Dad have bought in Douglas then the kids end up buying there eventually, too.“You’ve got lots of walkways, beautiful ponds with turtles and everything and it is so well maintained, so it’s a place where a lot of people want to live.”Bohle Plains has surged in popularity following the Kalynda Chase estate which was started by Urbex and has continued to expand.In Douglas the average age is 24, followed by Bohle Plains at 27, Mount Low at 28 and Deeragun and Idalia both at 30.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020In Douglas more than one in three residents are aged between 20 and 29 and 61 per cent are under 30,Urbex general manager Peter Sherrie said Kalynda Chase offered affordability for young families.“Kalynda Chase is seeing a lot of interest from young couples who are looking for an affordable first house,” he said.“The local amenities within the estate certainly add value. The convenience of having facilities such as the tennis courts … a grocery store and restaurant, is very attractive to first home buyers.“Young couples want everything in one place and Kalynda Chase offers an affordable yet active lifestyle that first home buyers want.” Ray White Townsville agent Julie Munro said Mount Low had become popular with young families.“Mount Low is largely non-Townsvillians,” she said.“It’s people transferring here for work and professional people coming here that are migrating from smaller North Queensland communities.“They are happy to live out there and it’s absolutely swarming with young families and children.”last_img read more

Players to watch Wisconsin vs. Bowling Green

first_imgJames Knapke – QBKnapke didn’t play in the first game this season against Western Kentucky, which also happened to be the only loss for the Bowling Green this season, but since then he has put up some impressive numbers in back-to-back wins.After redshirting his freshman year and seeing limited playing time a year ago, Knapke has stepped up in his first two career starts this year, orchestrating a 45-42 win over Big Ten squad Indiana last week. Not only did Knapke throw for almost 400 yards, with 395 yards through the air against the Hoosiers, he also displayed a dual-threat potential with 37 rushing yards on eight carries.The week before in a comfortable win over VMI, Knapke had three total touchdowns and 237 yards through the air in his first career start.Although his college numbers have been limited, he had a strong high school career as the only quarterback in Indiana to lead his team to three-straight high school championships. With a big day from Knapke, the offense for Bowling Green could give Wisconsin a formidable test.Melvin Gordon – RBRunning back Melvin Gordon waited for his turn to showcase his abilities in a Wisconsin rushing attack that has forged the identity of Badgers’ football over the last two decades. After spending time behind Montee Ball and James White, Gordon had high expectations heading into this year but has started the year off slower than expected.The first game of the season against LSU started out with a bang as Gordon ran for 144 yards, almost half of which came on a 63-yard rush to begin the second half. Since then, though, Gordon has run 20 times for only 40 yards. In his first two seasons, Gordon averaged almost 10 yards per carry, so his numbers recently are nothing he, or fans for that matter, are accustomed to seeing.Wisconsin’s power running game is still its calling card, and if Gordon can break out of the mini-slump, the Badgers’ offense could become a force to be reckoned with. If a healthy and destructive Gordon gets back to his potential this weekend, and if quarterback Tanner McEvoy continues with what he displayed last week, Wisconsin will win big.last_img read more

Statue of Lidle planned for park

first_img“That money will be paid back pretty quickly as developers contribute to the Art in Public Places Fund,” Freeland said. (626)962-8811 Ext. 2717 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “He’ll be wearing a Yankee uniform,” said Hunt describing his plans for the Lidle sculpture. The completed piece will stand eight feet tall and cover eight feet in width. “His legs alone will be 14 inches in diameter,” Hunt said. Chris Freeland, assistant to City Manager Andrew Pasmant, said that when complete the statue will weigh nearly a half-ton. Freeland got the idea for the sculpture after visiting all 30 major league parks over the past several years. “They all have nice sculptures outside of them and that’s what we’re trying to do.” The city plans to appropriate $139,100 from its Art In Public Places Fund. Most of the money, $100,000, will be in the form of a loan from the general fund, Freeland said. WEST COVINA – A Texas artist known for his sculptures of rodeo images and historical figures plans to build an 8-foot bronze statue of Cory Lidle that will be installed in the city by fall. The City Council will vote on the design today at its meeting. The statue, when complete, will be placed in the Big League Dreams Sports Park at the former BKK landfill. The figure, which will depict Lidle delivering a pitch, will cost the city $99,600, according to city documents. If he is awarded the contract, the artist, Don Hunt, of San Antonio, expects to deliver the figure by Oct. 1, he said. Lidle, a former South Hills High School standout who pitched for the New York Yankees, was killed last Oct. 11 when the plane he was flying crashed into a Manhattan skyscraper. last_img read more