East Mackay is home to longstanding Mackay residents mainly due to its two beaches, primary school, child care centres, ample parkland all in very close proximity to the CBD ensuring residents are located minutes away from all shopping and retail needs. There is a mixture of older residents and young families in East Mackay suiting all needs! A number of streets are beginning to establish upmarket properties, however many houses are older being brick or Queenslanders. Many of the older homes have been renovated, which has had impact on values in the area. New developments have been built in East Mackay and have proved popular with families. However, a lack of available land has curtailed any further development.