Move in, put your feet up and re­lax

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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.

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