Leafy living on top of the Coast
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.