Oh Byron, how are you going to dig yourself out of being listed in the top five worst suburbs in NSW for alcohol-related violence? Sounds even worse when you say it out loud.
Your streets are alive but not with the hum of creativity and bohemia as was once the vibe in the past. Your overseas visitors blindly ash cigarettes on the beach. Your passionate locals can’t afford to hang around anymore.
All the reasons why I am so glad I moved my daughter and me to Lismore, and I’m loving it. Really friendly people; it’s diverse, yes – and not without its issues I am sure; however, the place has heart.
You can find an affordable lovely house in a tree-lined street, friendly shop owners, markets galore. It gets a bad rap, old Lismore, but it might be timely to rethink old opinions.
Sam Hall, Lismore