What is not to love in Casuarina? Crossing the border from Queensland over to New South Wales instantly feels more relaxed with vast farmland, quaint villages and vast beaches, we can see why people from all areas buy real estate here.
Casuarina is no exception. Which was once vacant land is now home to some of the best Architecturally Coastal designed homes in Australia. Casuarina’s real estate has a certain type of charm that resonates not just with the new and high-end but also as real estate that is positioned in an enviably quiet and family-friendly neighbourhood. In our opinion, it is the quintessential ‘Australian Dream’ ticking an array of lifestyle desirables. With Byron Bay on the map as Australia’s most ‘famous coastal town’ Casuarina and its neighbouring suburbs are quickly picking up popularity with such close proximity to the Gold Coast and beyond. In Casuarina you will see children playing basketball in their front yards and going for a surf all in the same afternoon. Casuarina has children’s playgrounds scattered throughout the suburb, giving toddlers and school children endless hours of outdoor play. It is extremely family-friendly with just over half of the population having children in their household. The location is paramount, with neighbouring suburbs such as Kingscliff and Cabarita Beach just minute’s drive away.
For people that are looking to purchase luxury Casuarina Real Estate, look no further than Cylinders Drive. Living just meters from the beach, this is beachfront living that remains private, accessible and on ‘larger than normal size lots.’ One of the most recent sales in the area was a home sold on the Cylinders strip from $8,970,000. What makes this location so magical is the boardwalk and pathways in between the beachfront homes and the sand itself- going for your morning stroll or bike ride will become part of your daily routine, taking you for kilometres at a time through the beauty of local natural landscapes. Referred to as Cotton Beach by locals, Casuarina was named after the large population of Casuarina trees planted in the 1900s. Since then the beach is home to many prestigious resorts and residential homes with a high-end tourism and restaurant scene.
If visiting the area, the Halcyon House is a must-go to experience. Popular amongst locals as a ‘staycation’ and even more popular for visitors on school holidays and weekend getaways, the Halcyon House is home to the award-winning beachside hotel located in Cabarita. The amenities are beyond exceptional with an upmarket pool-side bar, the well-known hatted restaurant ‘Paper Daisy’ and a luxurious Day Spa. If you’re after a more resort-style holiday, Peppers Resort Salt and Spa Salt located in the heart of south Kingscliff is equally phenomenal with 5-star services. With the accommodation offering of your choice of rooms, spa suites and apartments, Salt Kingscliff is the ultimate escape for every occasion including a family holiday, conference or wedding. With the acclaimed Season Restaurant being part of the Mantra development, the food is fresh and seasonal with produce catered from local farms within the local growing region.
Sales prices being achieved in Casuarina are now at a similar price point compared to the values in the Gold Coast and Byron Bay purely because it has progressed with such a degree of community infrastructure. With the next stage of Kings Forest (positioned just behind Casuarina) as the next subdivision to grow into a bustling suburb. With over 4,500 homes set to be built over the next 2-5 years, the local real estate investment opportunities are only going to grow with a growing population. The new Tweed Valley Hospital is currently under construction and is set to be completed in late 2023. This will be state of the art and is the largest regional capital health investment funded by the NSW government to date. This is huge for the region as it means keeping locals in a local hospital, cutting travel times and expenses for thousands.
You needn’t leave the suburb with Casuarina Square home to essential businesses such as Coles, the Meat Merchant and Casuarina Health and Lifestyle Pharmacy (including an extensive health food and organic section). On the parallel side of Grand Parade, The Commons is another mixed tenancy community development to get amongst. Chase a specialty coffee and healthy breakfast in the morning with Tucker- the local indoor/outdoor cafe with a courtyard to let the children play and explore. At night the Crafty Cow is your go-to burger joint as well as Jordy’s- who in our opinion does the best sourdough pizzas prawn pizzas in the country. Of course, health and fitness is highly valued here in this coastal town. All under the same hub of the Commons is F45 Casuarina is here for the circuit training and cardio enthusiasts, next door you also have Fusion Wellness for all your yoga, Pilates and meditation needs. After all the movement is done, Kalm Springs is a popular oasis to retreat to for total relaxation and repair. As specialists in float therapy, infrared saunas and led light therapy your mind, body and soul will feel totally restored when you leave their heavenly doors.
When you come to Casuarina, you instantly feel there is a different community culture here compared to any other suburb. Because all of the homes are no older than 20 years and most are 5-10 years old, there is a strong feeling of immaculate presentation with the streets and township filled with modern designed residences, relevant to the time. What we love the most about the area is that Casuarina comes with no bias. Filled with Gold Coasters, ex-Byron-Bay people, people who grew up in Brisbane and people from interstate- it is a suburb that is comprised of homeowners that created a greater intention to live here and to create a long-term lifestyle here. We say ‘why not,’ if you work on the Gold Coast, the access on the Motorway is fast and efficient, being just a 25-minute drive to Burleigh Heads. Commuting is not at all an issue for those that require their work to be located in the mid and Southern Gold Coast. And for those that require flying for work, again the Coolangatta airport is just a 15-minute drive- which is insanely accessible.
Some of the elite streets in Casuarina are becoming well known (close to the beach), however any where you live in Casuarina- you will be close enough to the oceans shores. Grand Parade is an exclusive central road coming in and out of Casuarina with some expansive luxury developments about to land with the Azure project on 6 Grand Parade about to take flight building an upmarket boutique residential community. It pays to mention that Casuarina’s biggest land sale to date was purchased by the Brisbane-based developer- Azure late last year for a record $20,996,800. Pama on 5 Grand Parade- is building luxury 2,3 and 4-bedroom apartments as well as multiple property developers currently in the early planning stages of both 9 and 10 Grand Parade that will most likely be built as three-story mixed-use developments. Casuarina is expected to grow by 200 per cent in the next two decades and this is why developers can justify the investment to build new here.
Another recent sale according to Casuarina real estate records is the sale of 770 Casuarina way for $11, 500,000. An outstanding property that is just as unique as it is elegant, spanning just under 2 acres of beachfront land- the home comprises of 12 ensuited rooms over 3 levels with a day spa including 6 treatment rooms, a gymnasium and a yoga room.
Working in this local market gives our GPC team and real estate agents insight into data such as who looks to invest here, what type of people holiday here and have holiday homes, what type of people are permanent residents and how transient the suburb profile is. Whether you are looking to buy, rent or invest, knowing if the suburb is right for you is pivotal in making an informed decision. The data is showing us that 64% of the population consists of established families, 64% of dwellings are homes and 48% of residents own with a mortgage compared to 21% of the population owning their home outright and 32% of people renting privately. It shows us that there is solidarity in the population of Casuarina with a high number of permanent residential status amongst the community.
Wanting to buy your own slice of Casuarina Real Estate? The Good Property team is here to help. We have agents that live in the neighbourhood and are area specialists-with Casuarina being our number one suburb that our real estate agents buy and sell property in, on behalf of our longstanding customer database. “Contributing to the Casuarina real estate market is a pleasure, with my clients being on a genuine mission to attain the best form of lifestyle that money can buy.” Words from our GPC Principle- Sam Gibson.