Why People Love Calling This Island Home
Nestled behind the Nicklin Way just South of Mooloolaba, Kawana Island is somewhat of a hidden gem in Sunshine Coast property circles.
An aquatic paradise of wide canals, walking tracks and wonderful amenities, it has happily flown under the radar, largely because the people lucky enough to call it home never want to leave.
“The Island” has experienced very sold gains in house prices since its original launch in 2003, particularly since the construction of the multi-billion-dollar health precinct just a few minutes South. CoreLogic data shows a median sale price of $850,000 for the region, up 13.33% for the year which is more than triple the national average growth rate.
Area specialist, Claire Taylor, says when opportunities present themselves at Kawana Island, they are snapped up very quickly.
“It’s a tightly held area, that’s for sure,’’ Claire said.
However, opportunities do arise, putting sellers in a strong position due to the competitive environment whilst buyers enjoy comparative value considering the incredible lifestyle on offer.
“The area is currently averaging approximately four sales a month, and we could anticipate things heating up after lockdown and with the arrival of spring,’’ Claire said.
“Waterfront properties are selling well into the millions, while even the older style properties are pushing into the high $800,000s.”
Claire has lived in Kawana Island for more than five years and says it’s the sense of community, facilities and beautiful surrounds that set it apart.
“I wake up to a beautiful view of the water every morning and go for a run most days around the island past Double Bay and our two wonderful restaurants, Green Zebra and Mykies,’’ she said.
Claire is passionate about promoting the area on her social media accounts and is an active committee member of local residents’ association, KIRA. The group works closely with the Sunshine Coast Council, local police and other community-based services to ensure Kawana Island is maintained to a high standard, as well as providing a community outreach in the form of regular meetings, an active Facebook community and through the hosting of events to bring locals together.
“If you are a local business, we want to showcase you on the KIRA website, so please get in touch. We know businesses need all the help they can get, especially during these difficult times,’’ Claire said.
Claire is your go-to person for all your property needs in Kawana Island and is happy to arrange a free, no obligation, contact-free market appraisal for anyone stuck at home.
“People can simply message me with their address and I can do a desktop appraisal, or they can pick up the phone for a friendly chat the old-school way and I’ll be more than happy to help,’’ Claire said.