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Why are people buying property in Tewantin?

Tewantin, a hidden gem on the Sunshine Coast, nestled along the banks of the Noosa River, this suburban town offers a lifestyle that seamlessly blends the charms of coastal living with the serenity of the hinterland. Tewantin, considered one of Noosa’s most liveable suburbs, has long been a favoured destination for those who seek a quieter, more peaceful haven, yet still within easy reach of Noosa’s thriving coastal community and amenities. Whether you’re looking for a place to retire, raise a family, or simply enjoy a quieter pace of life, Tewantin’s strong sense of community and proximity to both river and beach make it a desirable destination on the Sunshine Coast.

Buying property in Tewantin? A Property Market Overview:

The size of Tewantin is approximately 26.2 square kilometres. It has 28 parks covering nearly 114.6% of the total area, with a population of approximately 11,000 people (ABS 2016).
Tewantin median property prices over the last 12 months (Oct 2022 – Oct 2023) range from $941,250 for houses to $630,000 for units. If you are looking for an investment property, houses in Tewantin rent for a median weekly price of $700 with an annual rental yield of 4.3% and units rent for a median weekly price of $515 with a rental yield of 4.5%.

Population (ABS 2016)11k5-year population change
(ABS 2016)
Total Dwellings (houses)3,937Total Dwellings (units)768
Av Length of Ownership11.5yrs30-Year Historical Performance6.9%
Median House Price$941,250Median Unit Price$630,000
% of Owner-Occupiers65.8%% of Renters34.2%
Houses Rental yield4.3%Unit Rental Yield4.5%

Source: Corelogic & Pricefinder October 2023

Top Reasons Why People are Moving to Tewantin:

  1. Location: Tewantin is a charming suburban town located in the Sunshine Coast region of Queensland, Australia. It is situated approximately 10 kilometres west of Noosa Heads, making it part of the larger Noosa Shire. Nestled at the northern end of the Sunshine Coast, Tewantin is known for its scenic beauty, easy access to the Noosa River, and its proximity to both the beach and the hinterland.
  2. Access to Nature: One of Tewantin’s main draws is its proximity to stunning natural landscapes. The Noosa River flows through the town, providing ample opportunities for water-based activities such as kayaking, fishing, and boating. The nearby Noosa North Shore, Great Sandy National Park, and Cooloola National Park offer excellent opportunities for hiking and camping
  3. Convenience & Amenities: Tewantin has a range of amenities, including shops, schools, medical facilities, and parks. The town centre features a variety of shops and cafes, creating a vibrant hub where residents can meet, socialize, and shop for essentials.
  4. Lifestyle & Recreation: Tewantin boasts a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere with a strong sense of community. The community is diverse, with a mix of permanent residents, retirees, young families, and holidaymakers. Recreational opportunities abound in Tewantin. The Tewantin Noosa Golf Club, an 18-hole golf course, is popular among golf enthusiasts. The Noosa Marina, located on the river, is another hub for dining, shopping, and enjoying live entertainment.
  5. Real Estate: Tewantin offers a variety of real estate options, including family homes, apartments, and townhouses. Properties vary in style from modern to more traditional, and the town’s residential areas cater to a range of budgets from entry-level properties to affordable family homes on large blocks with median property prices under $1m. The real estate market in Tewantin benefits from its proximity to the river and natural beauty, and access to the conveniences of Noosa Heads making it an attractive choice for homebuyers seeking a relaxed lifestyle.

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

Discover the hidden gems in and around Tewantin & Noosa 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 Tewantin:

  • Restaurants: Café Vin Cino, Lucios Marina, Bombay Bliss, Nguyen Brothers
  • Nature: Noosa River, Tewantin National Park, Noosa Hinterland, Access to Noosa North Shore
  • Community: Noosa Marina, Tewantin Noosa Gold Course, Noosa Regional Gallery, Tewantin Tennis Club, Noosa District Sports Complex

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