Classic beachside living in a creekside haven
THERE are two sides to Currimundi – beachside and creekside. Consequently it has wide appeal with a variety of housing as well as environmental features.
Talking a stroll through Currimundi is like taking a walk back in time by breaking the trend and retaining a natural feel.
Innovative architecture, growing businesses and commercial development is on the rise, but high rises are not.
Currimundi holds the classic 1970s feeling of relaxed beachside bliss with a touch of modern progression. And that’s just the way locals like it. Quiet, family-friendly and a truly relaxing place to call home.
The Watson St precinct is home to some impressive oceanfront homes that are continually in demand for renovations or extensions. So are the lakeside streets that attract sea breezes.
The Currimundi Outdoor Recreation Centre takes up a large part of the beachside suburb, making a natural break between the sand spit at the entry of Currimundi Lake and Dicky Beach.
The suburb was originally known as “Girrimundi”, and former Queensland Governor Sir Leslie Wilson named the region after the aboriginal word meaning a “place of flying foxes”.
Perhaps Wilson noticed a colony of fruit bats flying over his Currimundi house he had built in 1936. Or perhaps it referred to flying fox lines put in place during World War II as the northern part of Currimundi beach was gazetted for military defence training in 1939.
Currumundi attracts young families, retirees, or simply those who know quality living when they see it. With two schools within the district, Currimundi State School and Talara Primary College, the kids will enjoy a morning ride to school.
The Currimundi Markets on Nicklin Way will cross almost everything off the shopping list, with Woolworths and 19 other shops.
As well as some of the Sunshine Coast’s major car dealerships, Nicklin Way is home to a wide variety of businesses in and around the Currimundi Marketplace shopping centre.
Then there is the Currimundi Hotel and the neighbourhood shopping of Pacific Haven along Buderim St near Currimundi State School.
With the opening of Sunshine Coast University Hospital, and the high demand for residential apartments, real estate has seen a boom within the surrounding areas. Adding property value to the area, the hospital has also become a great asset to the Coast.
The CoreLogic median sale price for Currimundi at October was $520,000, up from the $485,000 at the start of last year.
The median price has risen steadily over the past five years when it was $386,250.
While these necessities are important, it’s the natural wonders and beautiful beaches that shape Currimundi into a beautiful seaside suburb.
Currimundi Lake, commonly known for the water course beside Currimundi Beach, provides almost still-water yet tidal swimming that is a safe place for young families to enjoy a day in the sun without tackling the surf.
Currimundi Beach is an exposed beach break suitable for both naturals and the beginner surfers. The winter months provide the best conditions and the ideal swell direction is from the south-east.
Skydivers frequently land on Currimundi beach after an exhilarating flight.
Not only suited for the family, the stretch of beach is also pet friendly. The kilometre stretch between beach entries 60 and 62 is off-leash for our furry friends. There’s plenty of open space to dig, swim or catch a frisbee.
With a coastal feel and a horizon that still shines bright, Currimundi remains a classic beachside community, that has it all on offer.