The laid-back Gold Coast suburb with double-digit property price growth

As the Gold Coast continues to grow exponentially fueled by sea-changing waves, there’s a certain suburb to watch out for; a place where proud locals embrace its inherent beauty and laid-back vibe, and enjoy the view of the city’s most frenetic neighborhoods in the distance.

Cue Burleigh Heads, a spoiled seaside suburb with a lush national park backdrop, a famous Norfolk pine-lined beach, a thriving cosmopolitan scene and a world-class surf spot.

All of this begs the question: is this a real surfer’s paradise?

The village atmosphere of Burleigh Heads, just south of the city, has made it popular with new residents. Photo: Marc Llewellyn

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According to Conal Martin, founder and director of Kingfisher Realty, these reasons explain why Burleigh has more permanent residents than any other suburb in this coastal strip, attracting not only holidaymakers, but also a multitude of newcomers eager to call this coastal town . charming house.

“You tend to see a large family population in Burleigh due to its safe and convenient environment, as well as upmarket professional couples and retirees who choose to make their home here for the weather, the lifestyle and the world-class facilities,” says Martin.

“And then, of course, there are the old timers, who have witnessed the progress and changes that Burleigh has undergone, but who still love how the suburb retains its much-loved village feel.”

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Its family-friendly community and natural beauty saw home prices rise 31.8% last year. Picture: Stock

Growing stronger, the latest from Domain House Price Report shows the median home price in Burleigh Heads rose 31.8% over the year to $1.212 million.

“Recent trends in our local market have changed rapidly, from selling prices to demographics,” says Martin. The Norfolk Pines are an icon of Burleigh Heads Beach. The suburb, once popular with retirees, now attracts young families and professional couples.

“Take, for example, 7 Tawarri Crescent, which sold in June 2020 for $2.415 million – to buyers who were a family with four children from Canberra – and then, 18 months later, is back on the market. market with a price guide of $4.31 million, attracting interest from interstate families and young professional couples based on the Gold Coast.

Live like a local

While Burleigh’s natural beauty lies in its shores, coves and parks, a traditional ‘main street’ can be found in James Street, where there is a hub of cafes, restaurants and shops, including the poke-restaurant. Finn Poke bowl and Two Yolks burger bar, owned and operated by local restaurateur Jem Jacinto.

“We are fortunate to have two businesses in this popular Burleigh Heads location, both of which match the fun and energetic vibe of the local lifestyle and provide a level of sophistication this community demands,” says Jacinto.

He moved to the Los Angeles area four years ago with his wife Yvette and their now six-year-old son, and the family has come to happily embrace the Burleigh lifestyle.

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With its array of shops, restaurants and new developments, Burleigh Heads is set to continue growing while retaining its charm. Photo: Mark Fitz

“An ideal day would involve spending the morning at the beach or Tallebudgera Creek with the family, followed by brunch at one of our favorite local cafes,” says Jacinto.

“As evening approached, we would have dinner at one of our restaurants, before heading to Burleigh Hill for a picnic with friends – this is where we often watch the sunset with ice cream in hand, while listening to the Sunday evening bongos. .”

With a myriad of development projects underway and Burleigh’s glowing reputation continuing to spread, Jacinto predicts there will be plenty of new faces to come.

“We expect the future to bring a greater interstate presence that will join our ever-growing community that includes all facets of the population – those who will surely enjoy this vibrant, fun and naturally beautiful part of the Gold Coast,” says -he.

One to watch

Remarkable, versatile and award-winning; Tawarri House is a luxurious residence located in an exclusive location.

It features polished concrete floors and high sloping ceilings, complemented by a seamless interior-exterior design.

Kingfisher Realty’s Conal Martin is accepting expressions of interest with a $4.31 million guide.

7 Tawarri Crescent, Burleigh Heads QLD 4220

7 Tawarri Crescent, Burleigh Heads QLD 4220

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