Wollongong is hot to trot with a number of the city's suburbs featuring in two reports from realestate.com.au for those looking to get into the market this year.
Units in Wollongong topped the list of the best NSW suburbs for first home buyers.
Cameron Kusher from realestate.com.au said the popularity for units in Wollongong was because of buyers seeking lifestyle close to the water where they can get bang for their buck.
Four Wollongong suburbs were listed on the websites top 10 NSW suburbs to watch this year.
Kusher said the data revealed areas that had high demand and price growth over the last few months.
Farmborough Heights came in third behind chart topper Burraneer in the Sutherland Shire.
Kanahooka was listed fifth and Bulli eighth while Lake Heights was 10th.
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