We have already had a look at whether one prominent fictional character could live in real estate in Surfers Paradise, but from a financial perspective. While Don Draper could definitely afford to live here, would the city slicker chameleon really want to? We think he wants to stay in the thick of the metropolis, to be honest. But that got us thinking – which famous fictional characters would absolutely love it here? Of course, all of them is the likely answer – but here are three we think would particularly thrive on the Gold Coast.
Captain Jack Sparrow
Just as the madcap charm of Johnny Depp won over so many people as Captain Jack in the Pirates of the Caribbean films, so we think the Gold Coast would win over the loveable pirate. After all, we are called the Gold Coast – how could a pirate resist the allure of such a treasure-like name?
With a house right by the sea, Jack Sparrow could take to the ocean whenever he felt like it. And if this was something of a pirate retirement, he might prefer to go on a cruise ship rather than captain the Black Pearl himself!
According to 2011 Census data, the social scene on the Gold Coast is well suited to the Sparrow bachelor lifestyle as well – 53.2 per cent of residents are unmarried, compared to the state average of 40.4 per cent. People might love to let their hair – or pirate dreadlocks – down and have a great time!
Once he is done hunting buried treasure, we think Jack Sparrow can take it easy and pick himself a real treasure – some real estate in Surfers Paradise.
Our favourite two foot tall green Jedi sure has seen a lot over the years. From spending decades on Dagobah until meeting Luke Skywalker, seeing his order dismantled time and time again by the forces of darkness… it's enough for anyone to take a long holiday. And we think he has deserved a retreat in some Gold Coast real estate.
After spending so long surrounded by the forces of evil and in cold spaceships, the warmer than normal temperatures forecast by the Bureau of Meteorology could be just what a tired Jedi knight needs. Taking up some Main Beach real estate positions you perfectly to make the most of the warmth and sun that Australia has to offer, and we think Yoda would be very interested in making a purchase.
If anyone sees him, let him know that Ray White Surfers Paradise are here to help.
The former Hogwarts headmaster might not seem a likely candidate for someone after Surfers Paradise property at first, but consider the brief thoughts Harry Potter had of Mr Dumbledore on holiday:
"He amused himself for a moment, picturing Dumbledore, with his long silver beard, full-length wizard's robes, and pointed hat, stretched out on a beach somewhere, rubbing suntan lotion onto his long crooked nose."
It might be amusing to Harry, but we think it is close to the mark! After all, where better to unwind from the stress of the school year than on the Gold Coast? Once Dumbledore exchanges his galleons for Australian dollars, complies with the foreign investment rules and pays the $5,000 screening fee recently laid out by the government, he will be set to live in a fantastic penthouse or detached home over the summer.
His ability to teleport would make getting here quickly ever so simple, and the gentle waves and delicious food would be right up the alley of a headmaster who just wants to get away from the cold castle where he spends most of the year.
Who else do you think would suit Surfers Paradise property?