The size of Merrimac is approximately 8 square kilometres. The population of Merrimac in 2001 was 5,072 people. By 2006 the population was 5,691 showing a population growth of 12% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Merrimac is 30-39 years.
Households in Merrimac are primarily couples with children and are likely to be repaying between $800 – $1000 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Merrimac work in a non-specific occupation. In 2001, 38.7% of the homes in Merrimac were owner-occupied compared with 55.0% in 2006. Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is $447,000.
Merrimac is a residential suburb located centrally on the Gold Coast. It is situated between Robina Parkway in the east and the M1 Motorway in the west. This is a reasonably new suburb and is popular among families looking to buy their own homes. Its proximity to all the city’s major attractions has ensured it has become popular and there is significant demand in the area.
Houses in Merrimac range from town houses to executive-styled villas and family homes. There are a few opportunities for golf course frontage. Land is scarce.
There are a number of major shopping centres in the suburbs surrounding Merrimac. Robina Town Centre is a ten minute drive and features 220 stores including Coles, Woolworths, David Jones, Kmart and Target as well as a cinema. Q Super Centre in Mermaid Waters is also a ten-minute drive and has Aldi, Coles and Woolworths supermarkets as well as some other retailers.
Primary: Merrimac, St Vincent’s (Catholic). Secondary: Merrimac, Robina. Colleges: All Saint’s Anglican, St Michael’s (Catholic), Somerset College, King’s and Hillcrest Christian Colleges.
Amity at Merrimac has 98 high and low care beds. Robina Retirement Estate offers one and two bedroom units and has a full range of facilities including clubhouse, lounge, bar, library, games room, gym and much more.
Merrimac Medical Centre: Cnr Gooding & Jura Drive, Merrimac
Robina Hospital: 2 Bayberry Lane, Robina.
Local bus services run through Merrimac. There is easy access to the M1 Motorway and Robina train station is a 10-minute drive.
Merrimac is situated near many championship golf courses and is a short drive from many of the Gold Coast’s main attractions.
Lakelands Golf Club is an 18-hole par 72 resort style golf course designed by Jack Nickalus. It has been voted Queensland’s best conditioned course for the past seven years by the Australian Golf Course Guide. There are numerous quality golf courses all within a 10-minute drive.