Hello forumites I'm looking to buy with my dad for his PPOR and for my future investment property. We are looking up to $300k for a house with a garden. He favors towns that offer a country vibe and sense of community. So far he has liked areas with a population < 10,000 e.g. Terang, Cobden and another I don't recall. I've been insisting the population should be at least 10,000 as a sign that it has growth potential and atleast average rental demand. He insists that although Cobden's population is only about 2,000 and has no train, it is still a good area because it has a large milk industry and is 20 mins from Warrnambool. Am I just being nuisance by insisting the population is > 10,000 or is that actually really important in terms of the property holding value? Please help!