Sunshine Coast Hinterland Suburb Profiles
The Sunshine Coast Hinterland is full of prime real estate with many houses sitting on acreage and larger than usual blocks. It's perfect for those wanting to get back to nature with their retirement or as a place to bring up the kids with a big back yard.
Much of the land in the Hinterland is stunning with cascading hills and rolling farmlands. The townships are picturesque and offer a range of amenities to suit the growing populations.
The elevated land offers a cooler climate which is ideal in the hot Summer months. Take a scenic drive through the Sunshine Coast Hinterland and it will be plain to see why people enjoy making the move here.
Suburb Profile: Nambour
Just over an hours drive north of Brisbane and disected by the main electric rail link to the northern parts of Queensland, Nambour is centrally positioned in the rolling foothills between the surf beaches of Mooloolaba and Maroochydore and the Blackall Range. This quiet rural town is the service hub for a substantial hinterland population and provides a diverse range of commercial facilities and social infrastructure.
Nambour was once dependant upon the agricultural sectors of dairying, sugar cane and sub-tropical fruit (pineapples) growing but is now quickly adapting to a new role in servicing the needs of the ever increasing residential development. Small to medium acreage lots have been the preferred development with the maintainence of lifestyle a major concern.
Median house price: $265,000
Suburb Profile: Mapleton
15 minutes drive west from Nambour and sitting as the front doorway to the scenic Blackall Range this small residential centre was once the home of the original cedar cutters who first settled the region. From an elevated position Mapleton enjoys a moderately cooler climate than the coastal strip and provides the traveller with spectacular views of the entire Sunshine Coast.
Mapleton has a growing residential appeal and while not able to support a large commercial business centre it has the basics covered. With a very progressive primary school and a strong community spirit this area is fast becoming a haven for the younger age bracket family looking for a special lifestyle.
Median house price: $380,000
Suburb Profile: Montville
About ten minutes south of Mapleton along the top line of the Blackall Range is the quaint Montville Village. This area is actively seeking the tourists and visitors with any number of speciality shops catering to their wants with galleries, cafes and studios opening up.
The village enjoys an elevated position surrounded by a deal of relatively level, very fertile volcanic red soil farmlands. Following the original clearance of the sub-tropical forests this was a very prosperous dairying area which has now been transformed into larger area residential lots. The attraction of Montville includes the climate, the elevation and the feeling that you are in a special place somewhere back in time when the very essence of life was without the rush and bustle of today.
Median house price: $608,500
Suburb Profile: Eumundi
This township was once the centre of the dairying industry in the region and boasted a substantial butter factory which in the current climate has become an integral part of the 'market' activities for which the centre is now known. The rolling farmlands, with its many creeks, which surround the township is in demand for those seeking larger holdings. This is also an area producing the bulk of the local ginger in the rich red volcanic soils.
Median house price: $420,000
Suburb Profile: Yandina
This hamlet plays out as a supply point for the ever inceasing population now moving into the rural community. While the major activity has been cane growing there has been a move towards a light industrial precinct and residential developments. Although now the home of Buderim Ginger factory the tourism industry is very secondary in the overall scheme of Yandina life.
Median house price: $635,000
Suburb Profile: Woombye
Previously identified as Cobb's Camp this historic village owes its origins to the days of Cobb & Co. Although once dependant upon the strength of the pineapple growing industry and as a railhead for the shipping of the produce to Brisbane it has, in recent years, taken on the role of a convenience centre for those who have chosen a slower lifestyle. While developments have been relatively low key there has been a continual pattern of growth as people find this alternateive gateway to the scenic drives of the Blackall Range.
Median house price: $260,000
Suburb Profile: Palmwoods
Once the centre of a thriving citrus growing industry and rail outlet Palmwoods has for some years been a quiet country convenience centre. The development of several citrus orchards into a considerable number of residential blocks has changed the future of this town forever. Land is selling at premium prices and the shopping and services sectors are undergoing an impressive change. Palmwoods has acquired a major residential retirement facility and is also establishing itself as a host centre for backpackers who are engaged in the adjacent strawberry growing industry.
Median house price: $340,500
All real estate pricing data is taken from Domain.com.au and is correct at May 2012. Pricing data is subject to change, so for the latest statistics please visit the site directly. These pages are updated yearly.