Relax between the river and the beach
BETWEEN river and ocean, Buddina is fast becoming a thriving suburb of the Sunshine Coast.
It is benefiting significantly from strong population growth due to its natural appeal and central location.
Along with its surf and stillwater beaches, there are many notable features to this often talked about community. The continued expansion of Kawana Shoppingworld and some new unit developments in beachside locations have given the area added impetus.
Included is a multi-million-dollar redevelopment that will deliver the Sunshine Coast’s first Gold Class cinema experience.
Centre owner Mirvac Retail plans to introduce a 6000sq m multi-screen Event Cinema complex, complete with GA, VMAX and a Gold Class experience, together with the new 595-space multi-deck carpark, more casual dining tenancies and retail stores.
Another major move has been the opening of The Point, at the corner of Nicklin Way and Pt Cartwright Drive. Major brands already trading at the new centre include Hungry Jack’s, Beefy’s, Burrito Bar and IGA, as well as Aussie Home Loans.
Buddina is regarded as a hot spot with 48.7 per cent capital growth during the past five years. The vacancy rate is 2.3 per cent.
It offers a wide variety of housing options, from spectacular penthouse apartments on Point Cartwright to older-style houses along Nicklin Way that are being used as work-from-home businesses.
Stretched along the southern banks of the Mooloolah River and opposite the fishing fleet, it is understandably the favoured place for many commercial fishermen to call home. Yet amateur and sporting fishermen also fall in love with the location.
The median house price in March 2018 was $778,500, up from $745,000 last September and considerably higher than the $491,250 in 2013. The median price of units in March was $416,000.
Buddina is very accepting of the fast-growing population of the Sunshine Coast. With residential construction under way between Kawana Shoppingworld and the beachfront, the area will soon accommodate those wanting to live a quiet, yet coastal lifestyle.
Whether you fancy a swim in the river, or a surf at the point, Buddina offers a premium lifestyle location. It’s hard to picture that prior to the 1960s Buddina, along with the entire Kawana stretch, was nothing but undeveloped wallum country.
Named by early developer Alfred Grant, it wasn’t until July 1960 that development of the Kawana suburb was started by Caloundra Mooloolaba Development Corporation Ltd. Fast forward to today and we have a humble little suburb sandwiched between ocean and river with a whole lot of goodness in between.
The Point Cartwright lighthouse has become an iconic landmark of the Sunshine Coast. Popular with fitness groups and individuals, the local hill at Buddina offers a popular outdoor gym, without the fees. People run up and down the hill for exercise, while at the same time they are treated to the gorgeous view overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the view to Mooloolaba.
For a less strenuous activity, the coastal boardwalk along Point Cartwright is another option, taking in some of Buddina’s natural beauty. This locale is dog friendly and welcomes one and all to enjoy a pleasant sunny, active day out.
With an abundance of trendy cafes, this area offers a wonderful location for that early morning workout. Running tracks stretch for kilometres, and the awesome scenery is truly not to be missed.
Just ask a local and they’re sure to agree, these are the main ingredients for a laidback coastal lifestyle.
Beautiful weather at Buddina Beach along Pacific Boulevard.