There’s a combination of houses and apartments in the beachside suburb.Ray White Prestige Gold Coast agent Robert Graham said Broadbeach had been “on top” for many years but Main Beach was catching up to reclaim its title.“The resurgence by Main Beach was driven heavily by Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne buyers identifying value for money,” he said.“Restaurants are again full, coffee shops have line ups, there are Nippers at the Main Beach Surf Club in action — it’s an exciting suburb and it’s almost back to its statue as being the number one beachside suburb.”MORE NEWS: Coast’s top 10 most popular suburbs Property prices at Main Beach have soared in the past year.MAIN Beach is back in vogue.The median property price in the beachfront suburb surged 29.2 per cent to $1,437,500 in the past year, according to REA’s Property Outlook Report January 2019.Nerida Conisbee, realestate.com.au chief economist, said it was a sign the Gold Coast had recovered from a post Commonwealth Games slump.“Some suburbs in this area are doing particularly well, with Main Beach up almost 30 per cent over the past 12 months, while Currumbin is up over 13 per cent,” she said. “A large volume of search activity on realestate.com.au suggests these price increases may be driven in part by Sydney money but also by the Gold Coast’s developing economy and relatively low levels of new development.”She believed the Commonwealth Games was responsible for some of the growth.“At the end of the Commonwealth Games, we did see a drop off in activity … but very quickly it’s turned around,” she said. 4/3565 Main Beach Pde, Main Beach, $5.5 million150/59 Pacific St, Main Beach, $5.3 million71/3 Cunningham Ave, Main Beach, $4.4 million28/3510 Main Beach Pde, Main Beach, $3.1 million150/59 Pacific St, $5.3 million2301/25 Breaker St, Main Beach, $3.05 million 103/3645 Main Beach Pde, Main Beach, $2.575 million TOP 2018 MAIN BEACH SALES MORE NEWS: $7 million discount for Alan Bond’s ‘ultimate estate’ “Properties don’t last as they’re in high demand and are of a limited supply.”Lucy Cole Prestige Properties managing director Lucy Cole said high-end apartments or properties of limited supply were mostly pushing prices up.“The stock is very light, especially for villas and that’s what’s been pushing the prices up,” she said.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa13 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“There’s been a few penthouse sales too.”Magnificent Main Beach principal Bruce Wilson said new infrastructure, including the light rail station, attracted professionals who worked close by.“The infrastructure is there to complement the village atmosphere,” he said.“That’s the key to Main Beach — it’s got that village atmosphere and the main thing is you can walk anywhere.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:46Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:46 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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