Australia’s Gold Coast is the sixth-largest metropolis in the country, and consists of 5000 square kilometres, including 57km of unspoilt coastline. The Gold Coast is part of the state of Queensland. The number of estate agents in Queensland, according to statistics released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics and published by the Real Estate Institute of Australia, stands at 16,573 agents, working for 9,199 real estate establishments.
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Sea, sun and sand
Australia is about as far away as you can get. I like that.
– Andre Benjamin
The Gold Coast of Australia is an area comprising 5000 square kilometres, spanning South Stradbroke Island and Beenleigh to the north, Kingscliff and Cabarita to the south, and Beaudesert and numerous World Heritage-listed national parks to the west.
The Gold Coast has become Australia’s leading tourist destination and has an average GDP growth of 5% annually. The Gold Coast isn’t just popular among tourists, though – together with Brisbane, it has also been voted one of the most desirable places in the world to live when ranked on social, political, environmental and economic factors, as well as personal safety and health.
This makes the Gold Coast any property owner’s dream: it is areas like this that will always have buyers and renters looking for property. A temperate sub-tropical climate and an average of 287 days of sunshine every year doesn’t hurt either, and the Gold Coast is one of the fastest growing cities in the country.
Facts about the Gold Coast
- The Aboriginal people of Australia refer to the Gold Coast as “Kurrungal”, due to the abundance of hardwood in the area. The wood was used to make boomerangs.
- Timber became the Gold Coast’s primary industry by 1850, as it was sent down the river to meet ocean-bound ships.
- Sugar later became the primary industry, which eventually led to a flourishing rum industry.