This week on the Real Estate Real Easy blog, our suburb in profile series features Elanora.

Elanora features and amenities

From the Aboriginal word meaning home by the sea, Elanora is not quite a beachfront suburb as it sits just behind Palm Beach. The Pacific motorway separates Elanora from Palm Beach to the east, and neighbouring suburbs include Currumbin Waters and Tallebudgera.

Elanora sits up high on a ridge affording many houses with gorgeous ocean, creek or lake views. It is the ideal area for families, with plenty of parks and playgrounds, including a skate bowl and kids bicycle track. Go for a ride or take the dog for a walk around Eddie Kornhauser Recreational Reserve. With almost 8 km of walking track, an off-leash dog island, lake and plenty of wildlife, this is a great weekend spot.

Many of the older trees in the leafy suburb have been conserved and with 2 golf courses on the doorstep—Tally Valley Golf course and Tallebudgera Park Golf Course—green space abounds.

If shopping is more your scene, the Pines Shopping Centre on KP McGrath Drive offers plenty of retail therapy. You’ll also find medical and dental facilities as well as the local library at the shopping centre too.

While Elanora is popular with families, it offers plenty for the retiree too. Self-contained units offer low maintenance lakefront living at resorts like the Bay of Palms and there are also 2 retirement villages in the area.

There is a good public transport via bus and easy access to the M1 making it easy to travel in and around the area.

Local Schools

The primary school that serves the area is Elanora State School on KP McGrath Drive. The school serves children from prep to year 6 and has an approximate enrolment of 1,040 students. The local state high school, Elanora State High School is situated on the corner of 19th Avenue and Avocado Street and has an approximate enrolment of 944 students. The area is also serviced by a private primary school—St. Augustine’s Parish Primary School, on Galleon Way, which takes children from prep to year 6 and has an approximate enrolment of 450 students. All the schools in the area are co-educational and the private school is Catholic.

Elanora Demographics

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2016 Census community profile, the population of Elanora is 12,145 made up around 71% families and 29% singles. The median age of residents is 42, with 20.1% of the local population aged 65+, and 19.2% under 14.

If you would like more information on Elanora, call Alex or Jason at Real Estate Real Easy. We have more than 20 years’ experience selling real estate in the area and would be happy to help buy a new home in Elanora

Likewise, if you are thinking of putting your Elanora property on the market, contact us for a free appraisal. At only 2% commission, and no upfront marketing cost, why would you go with anyone else?