The Gold Coast’s Best Kept Secret in Main River Living.

12 Jun 2020 |

Why Main River homes in Southport are underrated.

There was a time in Southport’s rich history when it was renowned as the Gold Coast’s most sought-after seaside destination. In fact, in the 1880’s, it was the preferred holiday destination for one of the most prominent couples in Queensland, Governor Sir Anthony Musgrave and his wife Lady Musgrave. Fast forward to today and many blithely overlook the enticing value this bustling business and residential community offers. It is, in fact, one of the Gold Coast’s best kept secrets when it comes to Main River living. Here’s why:


Many buyers will freely admit one of the most attractive reasons for buying in Southport is because of its close proximity to The Southport School, one of the most esteemed private education facilities in Queensland. You’re also
mere minutes from the Southport Central Business District as well as close to popular places including Broadwater Parklands, The Gold Coast Turf Club and a number of championship golf courses.


While there’s no mistaking Southport is home to a broad base of price points, it’s the exclusive TSS precinct, east of Ferry Rd, which hosts some of the Gold Coast’s most prestigious properties. Streets which line Main River, including Regatta Parade and McMillan St, are tightly held along with properties on Yacht St, Winchester St, Wildash Court and more.


Many Main River estates in Southport offer the epitome of privacy. Set back from the street and encased in fully fenced compounds, they offer an enhanced sense of seclusion and serenity.

Value for Money

Often, when people think of Main River living, it conjures up thoughts of palatial properties within Paradise Waters, Cronin Island, Broadbeach Waters, Chevron Island, Sorrento or Isle of Capri. However, these ‘vanity’ suburbs also bring with them a larger price tag. Because it’s often underrated, houses positioned on the banks of the Nerang River in exclusive Yacht St, Winchester St and Wildash Court, represent exceptional value.

Boating Benefits

There’s no denying we’re a city of water lovers on the Gold Coast and boating enthusiasts often have one main stipulation when buying a wet block – deep water. This means your choice of watercraft is not limited and gives you the chance to purchase a cruiser which cuts through the water like a knife and is more suitable for open waters.


The Gold Coast’s glittering skyline is famed as one of the most iconic in our country. And if you happen to live in this city – our 6 th largest in Australia – having this as your outlook is a tantalising treat. In Southport, a majority of properties face east over the river and enjoy this enticing outlook, making it yet another reason why it’s one of the best kept secrets in waterfront living.

Are you ready to explore all the offerings of this underrated suburb? With over 14 years of real estate experience and as a specialist in Main River living, I can help you unearth all the hidden gems Southport has to offer. Let’s talk today – contact me on [email protected] or via 0405 309 359.

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