Port Stephens is a lovely area which features prisitne beaches, lots of shops and lots of area for developement. Port Stephens also features 2 major schooling centres, Tomaree Education Centre (which has a primary school, secondary school and TAFE) and St. Philips Christian College (Primary and Secondary education). There is a few marinas and alot of good fishing spots. There is also alot of sporting clubs in the area e.g. soccer, cricket, afl and rugby league. There are also very good spots to go camping and the holiday destinations are excellent.