Margate is ideally located on a scenic coastal strip famed for its sparkling 2km white sand beach, the longest uninterrupted stretch on the Redcliffe Peninsula.
Brisbane is a mere 37kms away via the Bruce Highway, and for commuters there are regular bus services. For frequent fliers and business travelers, Brisbane Airport is only a short 20-minute drive from your front door. To the north, a leisurely hour and 10-minute drive leads to the Sunshine Coast and all its attractions.
But of course, when you live in Margate it’s tempting never to leave. Everything you could ever want is on your doorstep. With Redcliffe and Scarborough to the north and Woody Point to the south, residents are spoilt for choice of things to do, and places to go. Nearby attractions include Suttons Beach, and Redcliffe’s CBD with its Museum, Botanic Gardens and Showgrounds, to name just a few. Or perhaps you’ll choose to head over to spectacular Moreton Island for the day for a little whale watching, or pack your tent and make a weekend of it. For lovers of water sports, there is no better place to live. Kayaking, sailing and windsurfing are popular local activities and if dropping a line in the sea is your favourite pastime, there’s no better place to be.
When you’re choosing where to live it’s reassuring to know you’re making a good investment. The Redcliffe Peninsula is considered a bright spot for investors and homebuyers alike in the south east Queensland property markets with a stunning 19.2 per cent increase in property values over the past 12 months. Coupled with the area’s excellent infrastructure and a proactive local council that supports the community, this area makes for an attractive investment. Where else can a savvy buyer secure luxury living with ocean views and all the advantages of city life combined with the charm of a laid-back holiday destination?
But where you live isn’t just about bricks and mortar, it’s about people too. Margate enjoys a stellar reputation of being very welcoming and family friendly. In the 2011 census, Margate recorded a population of 7,008 people with 52 per cent female and 48 per cent male with a median age of 42, which is five years above the national median age of 37. Seventy-two per cent of Margate residents were born in Australia.
Whoever you are, and wherever you come from, you'll fit right in to this friendly seaside town with its abundant coastal charms and appealing proximity to everything you’ll ever want and need for a lifestyle that many only dream of.
Welcome to your new life. It begins here.