Ashmont, NSW 2650 Population- around 4,000 , Suburb of the Wagga Wagga area population 45,000 Local Govt Area - City of Wagga Wagga Distance from Sydney- approx 5 - 6 hours drive. Development- area was developed by the Dept of Housing during the 1970's. Shops- The Ashmont Mall is a small residential Shopping mall with an IGA and a Newsagency etc. There is a Bunnings on the Suburb fringe. Schools- Ashmont Public School House Prices - Range anywhere from 110k onwards, with an average price of 140k plus Most houses seem to be the 1970's style ex Housing Commission type. Median Rents - Range from about $150 to $220 for 3 bedroom houses. Pro's & Cons - Situated in a Growing Country City in Wagga . High volume of houses for Sale & Lower prices and open to offers. Dept of Housing seem to be selling off some houses. High Crime area with several newspaper reports Still has the stigma of a Housing Dept area Hard to find tenants Maybe difficult to find Property Managers due to areas reputation. According to media reports houses unoccupied could be burnt down High risk area and quality of tenants Appears to be a large number of Rentals available Ashmont appears to be overpriced in the market with most houses in the 140-145k bracket , considering crime and high rental vacancy . Average rent return is $170 a week . Just reading another post on here under the "property rental " thread where a poster has a IP in Ashmont in Regional NSW. Apparently she is finding it difficult to rent out despite offering free months rent and other incentives. Ashmont is in Wagga Wagga a big Country City town 5 hours or so from Sydney. All other suburbs in Wagga Wagga appear to be selling and renting ok it seems. So after reading her story I did some research on Ashmont to see many many houses for sale Do we have anybody in Wagga that can explain to me about Ashmont and other parts ? There appears to be " bargains" there BUT obviously a high risk to go with it . If you do not feel comfortable posting your info on here for fear of being abused feel free to send me a PM .