Elevated position is moving up in the world
THERE is something for everyone at Aroona, nestled inland from Moffat Beach, Dicky Beach and Currimundi.
The elevated yet affordable area is named after a local Aboriginal word meaning “place of running water”.
Forming a natural backdrop is the Sharyn Bonney Bushland Reserve.
Situated between the highway and the beaches on Caloundra’s northern edge, the area has gone from one or two houses in each street in the 1970s to a vital cross-section of housing styles that cover the whole spectrum.
With the privilege of being elevated, Aroona offers a ridge line of stunning coastal views from Mooloolaba to the north and Caloundra to the southeast and is home to quiet valleys that form the baseline of the community.
It has been the choice area to live for established businesspeople as well as first home buyers.
The high-end buyers are looking to enjoy the peace and privacy of the elevated positions with coastal or range views.
There are middle-range homes dating from the late 1980s through to new releases but also entry-level and renovators for those happy to extend from one bathroom to add an ensuite, veranda or pool.
The steadiness of the Aroona property market is the key. It has clawed its way back from the downturn caused by the GST and is moving into new territory.
New homes have been springing up in and around the area and there are a lot of infill sites but also new boutique estates to the west, near Meridan and Little Mountain.
The suburb consists mainly of traditional brick-and-tile homes, along with some newer beach-house style houses.
The median sales price in the area for 2017 was up 5.1 per cent for the year at $525,488 on September 30, according to CoreLogic. At the same time in 2013 it was $440,000. Aroona’s Central Park is a haven for passive recreation, with a basketball half court and park cricket.
The natural surrounds make it ideal for family picnics and parties or simply to sit in the shade and reflect on life.
You will also find the natural bushland of Ben Bennett Park, with its walking and mountain bike trails.
The path is easily followed as it guides visitors through the vegetation of melaleuca and eucalypt forests.
A childcare centre is near the neighbourhood shopping centre while a 24-hour service station is at the intersection of Nicklin Way and Beerburrum St.
Encompassing 1.9sq km of the Sunshine Coast, Aroona is ideally located where you can have it all, without the busy traffic and crowds.
With easy access to the Bruce Highway, this central location is one not to miss.
There is a local neighbourhood shopping centre and major service station yet it is also favoured for its close proximity to Caloundra CBD and sports facilities, including Caloundra Golf Club and the Arthur St sports grounds, aquatic centre and YMCA.
Aroona is convenient to a variety of schools including Currimundi Primary School, Talara Primary College, Pacific Lutheran College and Caloundra State High School, while the Currimundi Marketplace and Parklands Shopping Centre are handy.
A major attraction is the proximity to Dicky Beach. As a reflection of changing attitudes, lifestyles and demographics, what used to be regarded as a drive is now a good walk or bike ride.
Then there is Moffat Beach or the Watson St precinct at Currimundi with their coffee spots. In fact, you are within reach of six quality beaches. That’s Aroona, at the centre of everything yet a long way from care.