Move in, put your feet up and relax
MARCOOLA is a multi-faceted jewel of the Sunshine Coast where one relishes the luxury of time and simple pleasures.
Bordered by ocean to the east, Maroochy river to the west, Pacific Paradise and Mudjimba to the south; Marcoola edges north into the Mount Coolum National Park.
The name comes courtesy of its position, between Maroochydore and Coolum.
Located within the suburb boundary of 4564, it is also the first stop for many tourists as they fly in.
For some, their only experience of the Coast will be the tourist strip of high-rises that all began with Surfair in 1971. The patrolled beach, climate and idyllic lifestyle is holiday enough for those looking for an easy stressfree vacation.
A few kilometres north along the David Low Way is Marcoola township, where residents passionately love where they live.
Tucked away, this quiet, relaxed hub is adored for what it isn’t. With an easy laid-back attitude, the residents enjoy each and every day in every way.
It’s a haven where the simplest of activities are often the best.
The beaches are pristine; the sand sparkles and the water is as clear as you will see anywhere along our coastline.
Shorts and sandals are not only accepted but recommended if you wish to blend seamlessly into the surrounds.
Locals can be seen walking the family dog along the water’s edge, stopping to ask anglers how the fish are biting while enjoying the fresh air and superb scenery.
The surf club is well patronised. What began as a single level, fibro building was completed in 1970. This first clubhouse soon outgrew itself. With steady population growth of the area and nippers moving into the senior ranks, the building was replaced with the double storey clubhouse in 1984. Some extensions have been added since and it continues to be a place to meet, enjoy the company of others with a drink, a meal and even a game of billiards. All to the stunning seascape of the surf and sand.
Offering a village atmosphere by the dunes, this beachside suburb includes developments of Town of Seaside, Mount Coolum Shores and The Boardwalk. Be assured, Marcoola offers solid, real estate.
Following the announcement of the new airport runway, property has become even more highly sought after. Sand will come by barge from Moreton Bay over a four-month period, at a time that will avoid disruption of the turtle breeding season.
Expected to be operational by Christmas 2020 the runway will run north-west to south-east. The length of the current runway will be reduced by half and virtually be decommissioned with little or no use, thereby removing domestic air traffic directly over Marcoola.
Mount Coolum Shores was the first extension north of the Marcoola beach community. The estate fostered the low-set, four-bed, two-bath, double garage home which suited the growing family who until then had been content in a 3,1,1 house in nearby locations.
Town of Seaside followed. A township in itself with blocks ranging from as little as 350sq m to beachfront parcels of 800sq m.
More recently, The Boardwalk worked closely with a modified plan to the Town of Seaside. The estate proved popular with baby boomers as well as second home buyers as opposed to first home buyers.
Supply and demand continues to underpin Marcoola property values.
Traditionally a community of long-term residents, Marcoola offers a mix of property types for owner occupiers, lock up and leave owners and tourists who enjoy the quiet life.
Beach access at Marcoola.