Is Merrimac, QLD 4226 your dream location? It's an excellent first step to discover whether the suburb is a suitable option for your requirements. The Homes.com.au suburb profile provides the statistics on Merrimac property prices, market trends & demographics so we can help you make an informed decision about your future purchase.
If you're considering a move to Merrimac, keep reading for a brief history lesson to discover more about the lifestyle and what makes this suburb so popular.
Overview Merrimac, a suburb in the City of Gold Coast, Queensland, covers an area of 9 square kilometres and had a population of 7,071 people (2016 census). It is neighboured by the suburbs of Carrara, Clear Island Waters, Worongary, Robina, and Mudgeeraba. It is part of the LGA of Gold Coast City.
Living in Merrimac Merrimac is one of the most popular and well-loved suburbs in Queensland. It is an affordable suburb with many schools and parks. Public transport is within walking distance from most homes.
Most of the residents of the suburb are families, young couples, and retirees. The Merridown Shopping Village in Nisbet Place offers enjoyable shopping experiences.
Merrimac has a public primary and high school. There are private schools, too, for primary to year 12 education.
New housing and building development projects have been on the rise in Merrimac since 2006.
History of Merrimac It is unclear where Merrimac got its name. Thomas Blacket Stephens bought about 2,820 acres of land (6,980 acres) in the area, and his wife called the property Merrimac.
Some say that the suburb got its name from the Merrimack River, New England, USA. There are also stories that it was named after the USS Merrimac, which was named after the Merrimack River.
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