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Why are people buying property in Buderim?

Nestled on Buderim Mountain with breathtaking coastal views in Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, Buderim is a picturesque suburb renowned for its natural beauty and vibrant community. Buderim Village serves as the cultural heart, providing a hub for dining, shopping, and entertainment. The suburb is home to quality educational institutions, making it attractive for families. Despite its elevated position, Buderim enjoys proximity to the region’s stunning beaches and provides easy access to Sunshine Coast amenities and Maroochydore’s shopping centres.

Buying property in Buderim? A Property Market Overview:

The size of Buderim is approximately 30.5 square kilometres. It has 78 parks covering nearly 18.9% of the total area, with a population of approximately 29,000 people (ABS 2016).

Buderim’s median property prices over the last 12 months (Oct 2022 – Oct 2023) range from $1m for houses to $583,000 for units. If you are looking for an investment property, houses in Sunrise Beach rent for a median weekly price of $750 with an annual rental yield of 4.3% and units rent for a median weekly price of $550 with a rental yield of 4.9%.

Population (ABS 2016)29k5-year population change
(ABS 2016)
Total Dwellings (houses)9,276Total Dwellings (units)3,095
Av Length of Ownership11.5yrs30-Year Historical Performance6.5%
Median House Price$1,080,000Median Unit Price$583,000
% of Owner-Occupiers69.8%% of Renters30.2%
Houses Rental yield4.3%Unit Rental Yield4.9%

Source: Corelogic & Pricefinder October 2023

Top Reasons Why People are Moving to Buderim:

  1. Natural Beauty & Elevated Location: Buderim is characterized by its natural beauty. The suburb boasts subtropical rainforests, cascading waterfalls, and well-maintained parks. Perched on a volcanic plateau, Buderim offers panoramic views of the coastline and the Pacific Ocean. The elevated position also ensures pleasant breezes and a relatively cooler climate compared to lower-lying areas.

  2. Village Life & Community: Buderim Village is the heart of the suburb and offers a range of dining, shopping, and entertainment options. You can find boutique shops, cafes, restaurants, and art galleries, contributing to a vibrant cultural scene. Buderim also has a close-knit and engaged community with local events, markets, and community initiatives providing opportunity for locals to come together and connect.

    3. Education: Buderim is home to several quality schools, including Buderim Mountain State School and Matthew Flinders Anglican College. This makes the suburb attractive to families looking for excellent educational opportunities for their children.

    4. Proximity to Beaches: Buderim’s elevated position doesn’t mean it’s far from the beach. The suburb is conveniently located just a short drive away from some of the Sunshine Coast’s most beautiful beaches, offering residents the best of both worlds.

    5. Easy Access: Buderim’s location provides easy access to the rest of the Sunshine Coast. The suburb is around a 15-minute drive from the Sunshine Coast Airport and Maroochydore’s major shopping centres.

Living Your Luxe Life Podcast: Hidden Gems of Buderim, recommended by locals!

Discover the hidden gems in and around Buderim on the Living Your Luxe Life Podcast, as Christine engages with locals who’ve embraced this region as their “home,” and delves into the relationship between home, lifestyle, and community. Through her role as a property buyer’s agent, Christine can dissect the region’s broader economic and property growth influences, situating them within the property cycle.

Top Recommendations for Buderim:

  • Cafes & Restaurants: Little Fig Café, Café Vie, Montana’s On Buderim, Honeysuckle Restaurant
  • Community: Buderim Wanderers Football Club, The Buderim Lions, Rotary Club of Buderim, Buderim Scouts, Buderim Library
  • Accessibility & Location: Maroochydore CBD, Sunshine Plaza, Mooloolaba & Alex Headland beaches
  • Schools: Buderim Mountain State School, Matthew Flinders Anglican College, & close to Immanuel Lutheran College

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