Cairns suburbs: Holloways Beach a community gem

first_img58 Hibiscus Lane, Holloways Beach QLD, 4878Holloways Beach comes with not only proximity to one of Cairns’ most popular swimming spots but also laid-back, local restaurants and cafes and a small shopping village.Several parks, playgrounds, resorts, BMX track, kindergarten, tennis and basketball courts, croquet and Australian rules clubs, the Men’s Shed, book club and a boat ramp round out this jewel on the northern beaches. It is also only 10 minutes from James Cook University, a major shopping centre and the city’s domestic and international airports.Surrounded by mangrove flats and creeks, Holloways — as the locals call it — is home to some great recreational fishing spots.Visitors flock from all over the Far North for the suburb’s markets, an eclectic mix of second-hand goods, locally made food and clothes.The area is believed to be named after farmer Richard Holloway who came to Cairns in 1910 and worked in the area in 1926.More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days agoThe area was officially named Holloway in 1951, renamed Holloway Beach in 1971 and then Holloways Beach in 1981.In 2002, the area was gazetted as a suburb of Cairns.Holloways Beach offers a variety of homes and townhouses to suit any budget but is one of the few places in the city offering the chance to own truly beachfront property.Residents of Holloways Beach enjoy walking down the road for a coffee or beer at Strait on the Beach and watching amazing sunrises and sunsets, not to mention seeing the moon rise up over the Coral Sea.A host of charming small businesses and popular recreational facilities complement the suburb’s picturesque tropical coastline, including Vitalia’s Italian Restaurant, Holloways Pizza & Pasta, the Bamboo Snack Shack and Richard’s Salt and Pepper Takeaway.The suburb is also home to children’s author Kim Crijns who wrote Luki Saves Lives.Forty-nine houses have been sold in Holloways Beach over the past years with a median price of $400,000.Homes spend on average 50 days on the market and the beachside real estate is some of the most tightly held with residents keeping the same property for an average of 13.6 years.last_img

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