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Maroochydore For Buyers

Set in the heart of the Sunshine Coast, Maroochydore is a thriving commercial hub, which has something to offer everyone. With a large number of businesses, shops, schools, a beautiful beach, riverside walkways and plenty of stunning picnic areas, it is a truly exceptional place to call home. As Maroochydore’s most reputable property buyer’s agent, we’ve got the inside scoop on what to look for in your new home.  

Maroochydore in a nutshell:

  • Population: 2016 the population was 16,764
  • 5 year population change: The population of Maroochydore in 2011 was 14,445 people. By 2016 the population was 16,764 showing a population growth of 16.1%
  • Medium house price: $943,000
  • Size of Maroochydore:  approximately 12.6 square kilometres

Source: Corelogic nov 2021

Maroochydore Property Market

Maroochydore had 52 properties available for rent and 142 properties for sale on the 24th of November 2021. The median property price in Maroochydore has increased by 34.9% over the last 12 months. If you are looking for an investment property the median asking rent for houses in Maroochydore is $595 PW with an annual rental yield of 3.8% and units are renting for $485 PW with a rental yield of 4.6%. Based on five years of sales, Maroochydore has seen a compound growth rate of 7.4% for houses and 6.1% for units.

Sources & Core Logic Nov 2021


Supply and demand in Maroochydore

Maroochydore is a high demand market with 536 Visits per property (Compared to an average 799 Visits per property in QLD)

History and Culture

The name Maroochydore derived from the word “murukutchi-dha” in the language of the Brisbane River Aboriginal people. It literally means “the place of the red bills” , which refers to the black swans commonly found in the area. Maroochydore is now known as the cultural capital of the Sunshine Coast, featuring a range of funky cafes, restaurants, music venues and the Coast’s largest shopping centre – Sunshine Plaza.

Homes in Maroochydore

From luxurious to humble, waterfront apartments and villas can be found along the shoreline, while a selection of brick and weatherboard homes are located further back from the beach. Nestled in a beautiful riverside area just off Maroochy Boulevard, you will find ‘Sunshine Cove’, one of Maroochydoore’s newest residential developments, which has a strong focus on urban living and a community minded lifestyle. Maroochydore is perfect for anyone wanting to live in a beachside locale, while also having a choice of shops and restaurants all within walking distance.


Future developments

Maroochydore’s new Central Business District is set to shape the future, with Australia’s fastest data connection to Asia from the East More info visit: Coast.

Maroochydore Demographics

Despite being known as a holiday town, 80% of residents enjoy the Maroochydore lifestyle all year round. Because of its close proximity to the water and lifestyle amenities, it attracts a wide range of demographics, but it is especially popular for families, young professionals and investors. Since the properties in Maroochydore tend to move so quickly, interstate and international buyers should consider representation by a Buyer’s Agent.

Closeby Sunshine Coast Locations

If you love Maroochydore, check out some of the similar locations here in the region. As a full-service and fully independent Noosa and Sunshine Coast buyer’s agency, we can help you find your dream home or ideal investment property across the coast and hinterland.

  • Alexandra Headland
  • Mooloolaba
  • Buderim

Insider tips!

Getting to know the neighbours and the neighbourhood will make all the difference in your new home or investment property. Head to our blog or our facebook group for some “insider top tips”

Best streets and areas  in Maroochydore

Want to get a feel for the area? If you can, do a drive by on these streets to get a real feeling for the Maroochydore lifestyle:

  • Yorlambu Parade
  • Cotton Tree
  • Sunshine Cove

Best Places to Dine in Maroochydore

Maroochydore has foodies (and caffeine addicts) covered with plenty of options.  Here’s our current top picks for eating out in Noosa.

  • Ocean street has the best options and well known nightlife
  • Cotton tree has plenty of breakfast options and great to visit on market days
  • The new CBD as trendy new restaurant including Giddy Geisha and Market Bistro.

Best Places to visit with kids in Maroochydore

Maroochydore has great schools and plenty of activities to suit the entire family.  Here are our top picks to get you started:

  • Cotton tree park has great facility, catering for all ages
  • Maroochydore Beach is patrolled by the Maroochydore Surf Life Saving Club
  • Bradmans av for water sports, a bike ride
  • Chambers island Located in the middle of the Maroochy River, Chambers Island is a easily accessed by the footbridge or boat on Bradnams av. It is a great place with kids when the beaches are bustling with tourists, as this is often considered the ‘hidden gem’ of the Sunshine Coast. With plenty of sheltered little bay, trees to climb or mangroves to explore
  • Fishermans Road Sunday Markets offers over 128 stalls and a huge variety of items. It is run by the Lions Club of Mooloolaba and has been raising funds for the Community for the past 21 years.

Find your Tribe!

Learn all about your new neighbourhood from local council and chat groups.  Get the insider’s view on life in Noosa and ask your new neighbours for their local recommendations.  

Sunshine Coast Council

Sunshine Coast Community group:

Move to the Sunshine Coast group:


See what’s hitting theMaroochydore property market, when it hits (or before)!

Because Maroochydore is a fast-moving property market, a local buyer’s agent can help you be in the right place at the right time to secure the right property.  As Maroochydore’s reputable property buyer’s agent, The Property Baron is your key to securing your ideal property at the best possible price.  The key, is knowing the market, and knowing what’s coming to market. We believe that the ideal real estate purchase isn’t just about that winning bid, it’s about assisting our buyers at every stage.  Talk to us now to see just how we can help you.

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    jason baron from the property baron