Strong growth builds a strong base
BUDERIM is one of the most liveable places in Australia.
Initially it was the ideal escape from the Queensland summer heat – the 180m high mountain provided cooling breezes and its magnificent trees provided shade.
The rich volcanic soils have delighted early farmers as well as modern-day gardeners.
Buderim is regarded as blue-chip real estate, not inclined to take a backwards step.
Due to its desirability and large postcode, it is the most active property market on the Sunshine Coast with 582 house sales for the 12 months to March.
The median house price sat at $665,000 in April 2018, according to CoreLogic – up from $615,000 at the same time last year and $487,000 in 2014.
The median sale price for units sits at $416,000 at April, up from $399,000 a year ago. Land is $300,000, up from $287,500 in May 2017.
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 more of a sense than a hard and fast rule.
Buderim is a pleasant surprise with incredible variations.
From the tranquil Buderim Waterfall Park to award-winning architecture and picturesque gardens, it has a climate encouraging art and culture, education, health and well-being, as well as fostering a true 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 on offer, in Buderim being an education hub as well as centre for health and well-being.
Why so sought after?
A Buderim-born local attributes 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 said.
“They love the blend of young and old created by excellent retirement villages to the numbers of children going to school in 4556.”
The new Buderim Village Park off King St further adds to the sense of community that has been created at the memorial hall and art cottage opposite, as well as the 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, either on its slopes or at the base.
Immanuel 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 been integral to 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.
It features a high-quality, rich, red, volcanic loam, capable of producing almost anything – coffee, ginger for which the township became famous, fruit and prize-winning gardens.
Surely there is a reason many quality schools are located on and around Buderim.
The mountain township is synonymous with strong family qualities and traditions.
Buderim is constantly moving forward.