Mooloolaba ‘flavour of year’

Resur­gence driven by boomers

Maroochy Weekly - - NEWS - Matty Holdsworth Matty.Holdsworth@sc­news.com.au

CASHED-UP baby boomers from in­ter­state and over­seas are look­ing at Mooloolaba as their des­ti­na­tion of choice for elite water­front liv­ing.

A lo­cal agent claims the hot sub­urb has re-taken its seat at the head of the ta­ble.

After a time when Minyama was the go-to place for lux­ury and life­style, Mooloolaba’s prices are “out­strip­ping” its neigh­bour.

Next Prop­erty Group agent Karen Jones says a com­bi­na­tion of the re­ju­ve­na­tion to its din­ing and en­ter­tain­ment op­tions, and new “things for lo­cals”, not just tourists, was driv­ing the change.

“There is a great vibe in Mooloolaba now, ev­ery­one is flock­ing there,” she said.

“Mooloolaba is just in such hot de­mand, it is the flavour of the year.

“Fif­teen years ago, ev­ery­one wanted Minyama, Mooloolaba was full of older houses. Now Mooloolaba has the ad­van­tage.”

Next Prop­erty Group has just listed a water­front “mas­ter­piece”, which she says epit­o­mises the sub­urb’s cur­rent out­look. The prop­erty, at 27 Neerim Drive, which backs onto the Mooloolah River, will go un­der the ham­mer in forth­com­ing weeks.

“The de­sign is the dif­fer­ence, I haven’t seen any­thing quite like it,” she said.

“It is a time­less, con­tem­po­rary house, so clev­erly de­signed to block off south­ern winds.

“It’s in one of only four deep-wa­ter, river­side streets. So it’s in high de­mand.”

Ms Jones has fielded in­quiries from Syd­ney, Mel­bourne and in­ter­na­tional buy­ers.

“It suits baby boomers re­tir­ing here who still want a fam­ily-sized home,” she said.

The home was last sold in 2015 for $4 mil­lion.

There is a great vibe in Mooloolaba now, ev­ery­one is flock­ing there.

— Karen Jones

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

STUN­NING: The prop­erty at 27 Neerim Drive, Mooloolaba, is a one-of-a-kind mas­ter­piece, con­sid­ered the peak of water­front liv­ing.

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