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#13 Scenic suburbs seeing skyrocketing search stats

by Kate Watt, Marketing Manager 11 February 2021

It emerged as the preeminent property trend of 2020: the lifestyle change. Reports of sea-changers and tree-changers taking advantage of remote work filled the property pages of media outlets nationwide.

But is the prospect of remote working from an idyllic location enough to lure buyers from window shopping on to signing a contract? In some cases yes, while others are predicting the amenity of metropolitan life will prove too strong for others.

Meanwhile, window shoppers continue to click up a frenzy with some south east Queensland burbs seeing almost triple the online search activity they recorded in 2019, according to

Perhaps not surprisingly many of the most clicked suburbs are in coastal locations including Witta – a tiny town in the Sunshine Coast which saw a 295 per cent increase in online searches.

In Brisbane suburbs offering bigger blocks saw an increase in search activity including Chandler and even Murarrie.

While they didn’t make the list based on the stats, several experts interviewed by tipped a number of north Brissie burbs with unique lifestyle benefits would also see a spike in buyer interest in 2021. These included:

  • Redcliffe
  • Sandgate
  • Shorncliffe
  • Morayfield
  • Caboolture
  • Samford Valley
  • Ascot

Check out the top #10 most clicked in 2020 based on the percentage increase in suburb views per listing from 2019 to 2020:

  1. Witta 295%
  2. Tanawha 232%
  3. Yandina Creek 230%
  4. Sheldon 201%
  5. Sunshine Beach 173%
  6. Tugun 168%
  7. Sunrise Beach 130%
  8. Murarrie 122%
  9. Currumbin 117%
  10. Chandler 111%
  11. Mermaid Beach 110%
  12. Worongary 106%
  13. Broadbeach Waters 97%

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