Freshwater properties jumped 33 per cent over the last 5 years

first_imgSushma Thapa captured this beautiful photo of her niece, Saina at the Freshwater sunflower field in Cairns.FRESHWATER has long been a popular suburb in Cairns for its big blocks, leafy surrounds and well-developed sense of community. That popularity has translated into high median values too with the latest Real Estate Institute of Queensland Market Monitor revealing the annual median sale price for Freshwater properties jumped 33 per cent over the last five years while Caravonica rose 30 per cent and inner-city Parramatta Park increased 26 per cent.Kamerunga Rd is the main thoroughfare through the suburb: to the north there are undulating vistas of sugar cane crops and the Macalister Range, to the south is the bulk of Freshwater’s residential population.In an exceedingly convenient location, with excellent connections to the CBD, the airport and the Northern Beaches, there have been cases of million dollar sales in the past year.More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days agoFreshwater’s low crime rate, general demographic and proximity to popular schools and public transport services also make it a desirable place to live.With a school, tennis club and several locally-owned shops, the suburb has a strong sense of community.Freshwater train station is a key starting point for many visitors’ Far North adventures on the Kuranda Scenic Railway.The Northern Cycleway runs from the Cairns Esplanade to Freshwater, and has been extended to Redlynch and Caravonica this year.The suburb is set to welcome a new commercial development bringing retail and food amenities closer to home.Next to an existing shopping precinct, which is home to French bakery Le Crouton, Friendly Grocer & Authentic Indian Takeaway, an Australia Post Office and Connection Hair Design, the development will bring up to six new businesses, including a coffee shop, to 225 Kamerunga Rd.The Limberlost Nursery is also a popular spot for breakfast and lunch and just across the road, cane farmer Mark Savina’s decision to plant sunflowers have made the suburb an Instagram sensation.last_img

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