Queensland’s best-kept secret: The booming bayside region attracting buyers

Ask any local, and they’ll agree the Redland Bay region, nestled 35km south of Brisbane, is one of the best-kept secrets in Southeast Queensland.

Fondly referred to as ‘Salad Bowl’ thanks to its lush farms, fresh produce and great fishing spots, the region has forever been a firm favourite.

In recent years, the area has undergone renewed popularity among buyers and is blossoming into a thriving place to live, with access to everything from water to amenities, coupled with a relaxed feel.

Artist impression: Shoreline sits in the heart of the bayside region.

A lifestyle haven

Ian Murray, Head of Queensland, Communities, Lendlease, says Shoreline is designed to offer the best of bayside living.

“With its prime location offering Moreton Bay waterfront access and panoramic views of Stradbroke Island, it’s a sought-after destination for both residents and visitors,” Mr Murray says. Yet the area appears to fly under the radar resulting in prices that aren’t as high as other coastal areas, says PropTrack economist Angus Moore.

“The median house price in Redlands is $835,000, which is well below the $1 million median for the Gold Coast region,” he says.

“Prices are also up 5.7%, better than regional Queensland’s overall increase of 1%.”

Moore says the vacancy rate is also “very tight” at 1.6%, further proving the area’s popularity. Mr Murray adds that “the lifestyle and affordability make the area a stand-out choice for anyone looking to live by the water or for a property investment opportunity in southeast Queensland.”

Bright future ahead

While Redland Bay has remained a hidden gem, that doesn’t mean it’s been forgotten.

The area has been undergoing constant renewal, with young families and downsizers moving to the area. Many older homes are being replaced by beautiful modern homes and landscapes streets.

The transformation is ongoing, with plenty of government investment in the pipeline, adding to the existing public amenities of several local shopping precincts, an aquatics facility, and childcare centres galore. The most recent addition is a new state primary school, opening in 2024, to support the growing family population, located on Serpentine Creek Road opposite Shoreline Avenue.

The area is emerging as the next big tourism destination, with quaint cafes and restaurants sprinkled up and down the shoreline. People are drawn by the bay lifestyle, and stunning hinterland, encouraging bird and wildlife watching, and adventure sports like mountain biking.

Mountain-biking and water sports are major drawcard.

The Redlands Coast Destination Management Plan identified that the number of annual visitors to the area will surpass 1.2 million during the next five years, injecting more than $234 million into the local economy each year.

The 2032 Brisbane Olympics will also spotlight the region with the Redland Whitewater Centre named as one of the competition venues.

“Obviously, having high-profile events will bring a lot of exposure to the area,” Moore says. “This can often prompt extra demand and interest in the local living areas.”

The Shoreline and Redland Bay community’s Jingeri Park.

Waterfront living

Lendlease’s new Shoreline community is in the heart of Redland Bay and is a project that demands attention.

Across the 290-hectare project, 3,000 generously sized lots are available, with some blocks measuring up to 830sqm.

A quarter of the land is dedicated to open space, including an impressive 2.8km foreshore park, featuring playgrounds, BBQs, cycleways, and future community centre. The community also features the Shoreline Town Centre, where residents can pop into the supermarket or visit the shops and cafes.

“Shoreline’s greatest appeal is its exclusive bayside living and location within convenient driving distance to Brisbane, where residents can access amenities and services that cater to their everyday needs,” Mr Murray says.

All images supplied by Lendlease.

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