Leafy liv­ing on top of the Coast

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DE­PEND­ING on where peo­ple live in this sub­urb, lo­cals tend to re­fer to liv­ing “on Bud­erim” as op­posed to, in Bud­erim.

The re­gion’s old­est set­tle­ment, The Vil­lage, as it is com­monly known, is sit­u­ated on and around a vol­canic plateau, 180m above the Pa­cific Ocean.

Af­ter tree-get­ters sourced Beech and Aus­tralian Red Cedar, the farm­land of rich vol­canic soil proved ideal for crops in­clud­ing ba­nanas, pineap­ples and even cof­fee.

Known for its Poin­ciana-lined streets, wide av­enues, cooler cli­mate and strong com­mu­nity val­ues, Bud­erim was rated in a Bri­tish sur­vey as num­ber three, be­hind Paris and Aspen, of de­sir­able places in the world in which to live.

When it comes to real es­tate, an on top lo­ca­tion or north­ern es­carp­ment po­si­tion can equal a higher sale price. Yet what is on top or not, is in­dis­tin­guish­able by a line in the sand, it’s more of a sense.

Hous­ing op­tions in­clude units, vil­las, brick and tile homes, clas­sic Queens­lan­ders and mod­ern, ar­chi­tec­turally-de­signed mas­ter­pieces.

This is also a pop­u­lar area for in­vestors with strong prop­erty val­ues that tend to hold firm when other ar­eas wane.

Unique to Bud­erim and an ex­am­ple of the town­ship’s live­abil­ity, is The Bud­erim War Memorial Com­mu­nity As­so­ci­a­tion (BWMCA). This ex­cep­tional body es­tab­lished in 1945 has bought spe­cial mean­ing to Vil­lage life. Born from a de­ci­sion at the end of World War II, the BWMCA’s re­solve is to con­tinue as a liv­ing legacy to those who gave so much. The as­so­ci­a­tion has con­tin­ued to grow as an in­te­gral part of the Vil­lage’s com­mu­nity spirit. The Old Post Of­fice is home to the BWMCA and the com­mit­tee is made up of vol­un­teers.

Sub-com­mit­tees run nu­mer­ous an­nual ac­tiv­i­ties on Bud­erim in­clud­ing the Aus­tralia Day Pa­rade, AN­ZAC Day Pa­rade, Bud­erim Street Party and Carols by Can­dle­light.

The BWMCA uniquely re­tains as­sets while gen­er­ously putting prof­its back into the com­mu­nity.

In the care of the Bud­erim His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety, Pi­o­neer Cot­tage is lo­cated at 5 Ballinger Cres. Now a mu­seum, this late 1800’s home built of cedar and beech gives an in­sight into how lo­cal colo­nial farm­ers lived.

Green leafy streets are syn­onymise with Bud­erim and whether you live near or far, rain­for­est re­serves such as Foote Sanc­tu­ary and Bud­erim Wa­ter­fall Park are for ev­ery­one to en­joy. Foote Sanc­tu­ary was gifted in 1948 in the mem­ory of Eric Foote af­ter he was killed at the Somme dur­ing World War 1. This rain­for­est of 9ha is made up of walk­ing trails and a bar­be­cue area, all cared for by vol­un­teers.

An­other pop­u­lar spot is Bud­erim For­est Wa­ter­fall Walk. Sit­u­ated on the north­ern side of the moun­tain, the 45ha rain­for­est is a pop­u­lar haven for the stream and wa­ter­fall.

Our four-footed com­pan­ions have the run of the Bud­erim Dog Park. Open ev­ery day and free of charge, the park also has a fenced area for smaller dogs.

Un­der­pin­ning Bud­erim’s live­abil­ity is the first-class ed­u­ca­tion op­por­tu­ni­ties. A com­bi­na­tion of pub­lic and pri­vate schools, child care and even the Univer­sity of the Sun­shine Coast are all nearby.

In fact, no mat­ter your child’s IQ, cre­ativ­ity, sport­ing ta­lent or re­li­gious in­cli­na­tion, there will be a school for him or her nearby.

Fa­mous Bud­erim Gin­ger was pro­duced here in the mid-20th cen­tury and the fac­tory was sit­u­ated where the tav­ern stands to­day, be­fore its re­lo­ca­tion to Yan­d­ina in 1978.

Of great ap­peal to fam­i­lies for its se­cure life­style and ex­cel­lent ed­u­ca­tion op­por­tu­ni­ties from child care through to univer­sity, 4556 seam­lessly melds our past with our fu­ture.

The Vil­lage, Bud­erim.

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