Suburb Property Profile: Cotton Tree, QLD 4558


Thinking about buying an off the plan property in Cotton Tree, Queensland? Whether it's an off the plan apartment, townhouse or house and land package, you'll want to discover the Location Demographics, Travel & Infrastructure, Shopping and Schools & Recreation.


Location Demographics

Alongside the Maroochy River, the coastal suburb of Cotton Tree brings together pristine beaches and eye-catching scenery. It can be found close to 5kms east from the Sunshine Coast and a part of the suburb of Maroochydore. In the late 1800s, the town was first gazetted as a wharf and water reserve and then changed to a camping reserve. The area is now known for being home to a range of watersport activities including kayaking, kite surfing and sailing. To add, the Cotton Tree Caravan Park is a heritage-listed site. 

Welcoming beachside living and lots of amenities, families, professionals, students and retirees have been drawn to move into the growing community. In the 2021 Census, the total population of Maroochydore was calculated to reach more than 20 600 residents. The Australian Bureau of Statistics has also worked out the median age to be 47 years old with most people falling in between the 25 to 30-year old age group. There are also around 5 300 families and 11 400 private dwellings established. 

Cotton Tree Pier

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Travel & Infrastructure

Commuters have access to various types of public transport services nearby. Buses are running regularly with stops on King Street, Sixth Avenue and Cotton Tree Parade. The Maroochydore Station is also only a short walk and provides more bus routes. Following the Sunshine Coast line, catch the train at the Woombye Railway Station which is an 18km trip. For interstate travel, there is a Greyhound Bus Stop taking passengers to different destinations. Drivers are able to head towards the Sunshine Motorway for a smooth journey. 

Released in May 2022, the Sunshine Coast Council has put together their 2022 to 2026 Corporate Plan. The council aims to be Australia’s most sustainable region and will provide a balanced approach to ensure that everyone is equipped to meet future needs. The 5 key strategic goals will focus on fostering a strong community, enhancing the environment and liveability, building a resilient economy, bringing excellent service and having an outstanding organisation. After receiving survey feedback, the main priorities will include the maintenance of beaches and bushland, improving transport networks and increasing employment opportunities. 

Cotton Tree playground

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Packed with brands and boutiques, you won’t have to travel far to grab your shopping needs. Just a short walk, the Cotton Tree Plaza has speciality stores and a medical centre. The Big Top Shopping Centre also has an entertainment and dining precinct plus supermarkets and beauty services. Meanwhile, the Sunshine Plaza is less than 2kms away and hosts a stylish complex with a waterfront promenade. Next to panoramic river views, the Boat Shed Restaurant serves modern Australian dishes and desserts. Get a coffee or smoothie at Cafe Envy or have a delicious lunch at Local Flow Eatery. You can also experience signature meals by the beachside at the iconic Cotton Tree Beach Bar. 


Schools & Recreation

Students are properly looked after with a few quality schools just next door. The Maroochydore State School and the Maroochydore State High School are both under a 3km drive. On the other hand, younger children in preschool can join the Memorial Park Community Kindergarten or the C&K Cotton Tree Childcare Centre. Alternatively, the Ballet School on Cotton Tree Parade and the Maroochy Surf Schools are also offering lessons. Discover higher education pathways at the Entrepreneurial Business School, the Liberty Construction College Sunshine Coast Campus or at the University of the Sunshine Coast. 

In an upbeat and vibrant environment, get active and explore all that’s going on. Organise a day out at Cotton Tree Beach or at Maroochydore Beach and go swimming, surfing or for a lovely boat ride. Cotton Tree Park also has vast open spaces and a recreational activity area. Right across, the Cotton Tree Aquatic Centre has heated indoor and outdoor pools, a water park, aerobics classes and fitness equipment. For more, the Cotton Tree Pier is a historical landmark where you can set up a picnic with friends, go fishing or enjoy a peaceful stroll. Open every Sunday morning, take the family to the Cotton Tree Markets to see live music performances and stalls with local products and treats. 

The popular suburb of Cotton Tree displays unique features and conveniences, making it the perfect place for your new home or investment. 

Cotton Tree Maroochydore Beach

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Looking to purchase an off the plan property in Cotton Tree? Get in touch with iBuyNew and speak to our team of experts on 1300 123 463 to find out how we can help. 


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Published on 17th of January 2023 by Davina Deluao
Davina Deluao
Davina Deluao

Davina graduated from Swinburne University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Journalism. Through travelling and studying abroad in NYC and LA, her interests in property and design grew and became a strong pursuit. Davina has been writing for iBuildNew Group since 2019.


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