Located along the beautiful Sunshine Coast, Mooloolaba is approximately 97 km north of Brisbane. It’s part of the Maroochydore urban area and is enclosed by the Sunshine Motorway, Buderim Avenue, Mooloolah River and Coral Sea. The suburb tends to attract those who like the vibe of coastal living, with a beachside esplanade, marinas, and homes that feature private docks. It’s also only a short drive to a range of natural green spaces, including the Mountain Creek Conservation Area and Mooloolah River National Park.
Residents and visitors to Mooloolaba have access to a range of services and amenities either within the suburb or located close by. The local school is Mooloolaba State School, and Mountain Creek State High School is just on the other side of the motorway. Higher education is also available, either through the University of the Sunshine Coast or TAFE Queensland. Both institutions are less than a 10 minute drive away. For healthcare, there are public and private hospitals in the region, as well as a few medical clinics conveniently located within Mooloolaba.
Shopping is a more bespoke experience in Mooloolaba, with a range of boutique stores that are mainly located along the esplanade. For general shopping needs there are supermarkets within the suburb as well as a few sizable shopping malls nearby, such as Kawana Shopping World and Sunshine Plaza. In terms of sports, it largely revolves around the ocean. As mentioned before many homes have private docks, and there are also yacht clubs and a boat ramp at the Mooloolaba Marina. The Headland Golf Club and Mountain Creek Aquatic Complex are also nearby.
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Taking a look at the property market in Mooloolaba, there has been an overall upward trend in home and rental prices that indicates this is an area people are consistently interested in living in. It’s unsurprising given the suburb’s attractive beachside location and proximity to shops, schools and services. Prices can vary depending on location, with riverside and oceanside properties tending to be more expensive than those near the motorway.
In reviewing the Australian census data it’s possible to glean an insight into the key demographics interested in Mooloolaba. There is a relatively even spread across age groups meaning people from all stages of life are interested in making a home there. It also suggests there may be reasonable property turn over in future, as ageing residents look towards downsizing or entering aged care.
Most people in Mooloolaba live in a flat or apartment, with the suburb having significantly less separate homes available than the national and state levels. Many of the apartment buildings are located near the foreshore with higher apartments boasting ocean views. The limited number of separate homes has the potential to create competition among buyers when they go on the market, especially those that feature a private dock. Block sizes vary from around 550m² to 800m² so there may also be opportunities to subdivide a larger block either to sell, or build units that can be sold or rented.
Investigating a potential property investment location and figuring out the economic viability of buying there, including the expected returns, is a crucial phase in the property investing process. Analysing both macro and micro developments in the real estate sector should be part of this. If Mooloolaba is somewhere you’re seriously considering buying, it’s a good idea to speak with our experienced real estate advocates who can help you navigate the process.
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