The Gold Coast suburb where homeowners don’t want to leave

first_img Brisbane, Gold Coast among world’s best luxury cities: Study Reader’s picture: Winnie Cheong took this picture of Currumbin Valley.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa8 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoCarson Teh, data analyst from OpenAgent, said suburbs with long holding periods usually had characteristics that kept residents around longer. “With the hustle and bustle of metropolitan areas, suburbs that offer some peace and quiet while still having access to the city, public transport, major roads, shops and amenities are ideal,” Mr Teh said.The median house price in Currumbin Valley is $875,000, while the median rent is $705 per week. Steiglitz (16.6 years), Yatala (15.1 years), Gaven (14.9 years), and Currumbin (14.3 years) round out the top five most tightly held suburbs on the Coast. Eden Health Retreat at Currumbin Valley. Picture: Supplied 84 Brocks Rd, Currumbin Valley is currently on the market at $2.99 million.Ray White Robina agent Karyn O’Dea said Currumbin Valley offered a tranquil, rainforest lifestyle while being close to the beach.“It has a rainforest-y lifestyle feel and you’re literally 10 minutes away from the beach, you can’t get that anywhere else on the coast,” Ms O’Dea said. “Currumbin Valley has bigger properties, especially acreage, that are enjoyed by families, professionals and even business owners.”According to the most recent Census, the median age of residents in Currumbin Valley is 44 years, suggesting that it’s less ideal for first-home buyers. MORE NEWS: Gold Coast property: land valuations reveal winners and losers Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:11Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:11 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenAutumn National Market Update02:12HOMEOWNERS in Currumbin Valley hold onto their properties longer than anywhere else on the Gold Coast, new research reveals.Houses in the semirural suburb are held for an average of 16.8 years, according to OpenAgent.com.au.The average hold period for the Gold Coast sits at 10.4 years – Currumbin Valley homeowners hold onto their homes for around 6.4 years longer than normal.last_img read more

Independence Street bus stop removed effective Friday

first_img 52 Views   no discussions LocalNews Independence Street bus stop removed effective Friday by: – May 31, 2012 Sharing is caring! Share Tweetcenter_img Share Share As of tomorrow, May 31st, 2012 bus drivers will not be allowed to access the Independence Street bus stop as it will be removed in an effort to deal with the traffic congestion within the City of Roseau.Police chief Cyril Carette expressed concern at a news conference earlier this month stating that bus drivers do not adhere to traffic rules and regulations and this is a contributing factor to the congestion.“For a while now we have been experiencing traffic congestion on Independence Street and we just realize that bus drivers have been stopping and parking on Independence Street in a willy-nilly fashion and we need to regulate traffic in the city of Roseau”.To solve this issue of traffic congestion the Traffic Department decided to remove that bus stop.“In order to alleviate traffic congestion on Independence Street we are from the 31st of this month moving the bus drop off point to the bus stop on Independence Street between the E. C Loblack Bridge and the Great George Street Bridge getting out of Roseau,” Carette said.Therefore, as of tomorrow, should any bus driver is found violating this traffic violation they will be charged $75.00.Police spokesman inspector John Carbon noted that there should not be an issue for space as bus drivers should only use that area to drop off or collect passengers and move on. “If they would stop at the E C Loblack stand and drop off their passengers and move out there will not be an issue for space”. Head of the Traffic Department, inspector Patrickson Albert explained that temporary signs will be erected this evening and police officers will be available to guide drivers tomorrow morning.“Drivers will not be able to make a right turn into the Pizza Palace area to access the Canefield/Mahaut/Massacre/Jimmit bus stop as there will be a “No Entry” sign placed there.They will be able to access that bus stand by making a right turn from the E. C. Loblack Bridge as well however they will not be able to exit through that area which was formally a two-way street”.Albert also informed that he met with the members and executive of the Mahaut, Massacre, Jimmit, and Canefield Bus Drivers Association to give them an opportunity to voice their concerns.“We met with them to hear what their concerns are and they are in agreement with these changes. They have given the commitment for us to work together to solve the problems”.The bus drivers of the Canefield, Mahaut, Massacre and Jimmit villages who use this bus stand on a daily basis expressed outrage when this announcement was made and formed an association.President of that Association Ronald Francis now seems pleased with the changes.“The space is small yes, but we just have to try and understand the situation and work together. We will be having a meeting tonight so the executive will meet with the members so we can inform the members of the new routes”.Bus drivers are also asked to take note that the Cork Street bus stop also remains un-operational so they can only collect and drop off passengers between the two bridges.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more