Together with its fellow beachfront neighbour Wurtulla and the exciting new kid on the block, Birtinya, the once sleepy beachfront suburb of Bokarina is now making waves in the Sunshine Coast real estate world.
“Some long-time Sunshine Coast residents are calling it the new-era “golden triangle” of real estate… no matter how you describe it, the Birtinya/Bokarina/Wurtulla area is hot right now and demand for properties in those areas isn’t expected to cool down any time soon.”1
The Sunshine Coast is ‘very much the state market leader on price growth in the past 12 months’ according to the Hotspotter Price Predictor Index.2
And, along with the rest of the Coast, Bokarina’s property prices have dramatically risen in recent months, with the median house price now sitting at an all-time high of $1.2 million3.
Perfectly positioned between Caloundra and Mooloolaba, along a typically stunning Sunshine Coast surf beach, it’s hard to believe that Bokarina was home to one of the last undeveloped parcels of land on the eastern seaboard.
Clearly, that’s what Stockland thought too, snapping up the golden nugget to develop the master-planned Bokarina Beach community.
When fully completed, Bokarina Beach will become home to a mix of contemporary apartments, townhomes and beach houses along with a new surf lifesaving club, shopping precincts and cafes.
Some are already touting that the area is set to become ‘the new Noosa’.
In the meantime, the community is already thriving with land releases and luxury homes being snapped up as soon as they hit the market. One such gem is Endeavour Foundation’s $1.5million Bokarina Beach Prize Home at 5 Tailslide Crescent.
This light-filled, contemporary five-bedroom beach house is just a two-minute drive or eight-minute stroll from the nearest beach access point. Where better to take advantage of the relaxed coastal lifestyle of Bokarina Beach?
Creating a liveable and thriving community is so important to Stockland that they conduct an annual Liveability Index Survey to find out what’s important to Bokarina Beach residents.
The survey covers everything from the tangible ‘built’ and natural features of the community to how it can support the mental and physical well-being of its residents.
The 2021 results are in, and it seems that the new residents of Bokarina are feeling quite pleased with their life choices right now. A whopping 94% of residents are proud to live in the community, 98% said that they ‘love the quality of the local parks and natural environment’, and 88% enjoy the healthy and active lifestyle the community fosters.4
When asked what they love most about living at Bokarina Beach, one resident summed it up: “Hearing the ocean every night, we have really great neighbours, the overall look of the neighbourhood as it is coming together.”4
But Stockland is still looking to improve and, based on feedback from the survey, the developer is planning more community events to encourage greater social connections amongst residents.
There’s no doubt a unique community is growing at Bokarina Beach. And grow is exactly what the Sunshine Coast is doing.
According to Ryder Property Research, “The Sunshine Coast is one of Australia’s most dynamic growth regions, at a time when Australians are migrating within the country in increasingly large numbers. Queensland is gaining more than any other state or territory from internal migration, by a considerable margin.”2
Market analysts are anticipating that there will be 200,000 more people flowing into the region over the next two decades.
Step down onto the pure white sand of Bokarina Beach and it’s easy to see why.
Maybe it’s time to buy that ticket?
1Market mover: rise of the Sunshine Coast’s next ‘golden triangle’, Sunshine Coast News, 31 May 2021
2 The Price Predictor Index Winter 2021, Hotspotting by Ryder.
3 realestate.com.au, December 2021
4 Stockland.com.au, December 2021