The scenery is a delight and so are the people
IT’S one of the most liveable places in Australia.
Initially Buderim was the ideal escape from the heat of Queensland’s summers – the 180m high mountain provided cooling breezes and the shade of magnificent trees.
The rich volcanic soils have delighted early farmers as well as modern-day gardeners.
It’s a pleasant surprise of incredible variations. From the tranquil Buderim Waterfall Park to award-winning architecture and picturesque gardens.
Buderim has an encouraging climate to art and culture, education, health and well-being as well as fostering a sense of community.
Buderim was founded as a township more than 150 years ago. Lured by the topography and demographic, newcomers arrive from all over the globe to give it a worldly feeling.
It is reflected in the financial as well as community services, an education hub as well as a centre for health and well-being.
Why so sought-after? A local contributes the popularity to the feeling of belonging.
“Locals love the sense of community and the fact that a 40,000 population can still feel like a small country town. They love the blend of young and old created by excellent retirement villages to the numbers of children going to school. Buderim residents love the leafy streets, gardens, views and fertile soil plus the links to the town’s heritage via Pioneer Cottage, the Old Post Office, the community hall, school oval and the descendants of pioneering families.”
The new Buderim Village Park off King St adds to the sense of community that has been created at the memorial hall and art cottage opposite, as well as Buderim Mountain State School.
Buderim is regarded as a knowledge hub, with its collection of private and public schools as well as the University of the Sunshine Coast. Immanual Lutheran College, Matthew Flinders Anglican College, Sunshine Coast Grammar, Siena Catholic College and Chancellor State College all form part of the Buderim community.
Health and well-being has long formed part of the Buderim culture, from the Buderim Private Hospital to all manner of private practices.
Never is the adage truer – buy land now, they aren’t making any more. In particular for those living “On Top”.
Boutique developments continue to spring up but there has also been a greater infill at Buderim in recent times, with larger residential blocks being subdivided or holdings amalgamated to create apartments.
A high-quality, rich, red volcanic loam it is, capable of producing almost anything – coffee, ginger (for which the town became famous), fruit and prize-winning gardens.
This volcanic plateau offers the best of both worlds, encompassing a hinterland environment within minutes to world-class beaches. Poinciana-lined streets bring people in and through the village while cooling summer breezes attribute to lowering the heat by as much as five degrees.
Buderim comprises classic Queenslanders through to contemporary-designed homes.
The real value lies in the land, which is renowned as solid real estate underpinning value, no matter the economic state.
An ocean view is prized, with the northern vista well-regarded for showcasing the best of the seasons and the southern outlook often referred to as the pretty outlook. To the west, the hinterland offers an array of reds and blues while the east looks out over Alexandra Headland to the ocean.
Buderim is regarded as blue-chip real estate, not inclined to take a backwards step.
The median house price sits at $630,000, according to CoreLogic – up from $605,000 at January 2017 and $487,000 in January 2013.
The median sale price for units sits at $405,000 at September 2017.