Searching for your own little slice of paradise up north? We’ve compiled a list of the towns where you can find the cheapest Sunshine Coast homes in the booming market to suit all stages of life and family sizes. Check out the affordable options in these lovely little towns – now may be the time to make that longed-for seachange!
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Located 100 kilometres from Brisbane, Diddillibah is a peaceful, picturesque town. While houses here can be pricey, the median unit price is just $125,000 and there’s a strong rental market, so investors can look forward to good returns.
Yandina is the home of Buderim Ginger, and the factory is now a local tourist attraction. With a median unit price of $212,000, it’s an affordable Sunshine Coast locale, around 26 kilometres from Maroochydore.
Just north of Caloundra, Battery Hill is named after an old gun battery which was once located in the area. Minutes from the coastline and Dicky Beach, the median unit price is affordable at $245,000.
At the foot of the Blackall Ranges, Nambour is a larger town that was once home to the Moreton Central Sugar Mill. Units are priced at a median of $282,500 here, and The Big Pineapple is just down the road! This two-bedroom property is a steal at just $190,000.
Woombye, situated 16 kilometres from Maroochydore, was once surrounded by pineapple farms, but these have now been developed into modern gated communities. With a median unit price of $315,000, it’s a little more expensive than other Sunshine Coast towns, but the mountain views and quaint old shops are definitely worth it.
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Yes, Nambour appears again in this list – it’s an affordable option for both houses and units! The median house price is currently $374,100, and this Blaxland Road property will even see you walk away with a little change in your pocket.
The tiny town of Cambroon had a population of just 373 people in 2011, according to the Census. Located on the Mary River, just under 100 kilometres from Brisbane, you can enjoy an idyllic rural lifestyle here for a median price of just $385,000.
In the gorgeous Queensland hinterland, Conondale is 54 kilometres west of Caloundra, and is home to the Crystal Waters ecovillage. The median house price is $393,000 and amenities include a general store, school and mobile library. This Pinto Drive property has four bedrooms and loads of room for a busy family.
Another small town, home to just 307 residents in 2011, Highworth is a few minutes’ drive from the amenities at Nambour. The median house price is just $399,000, making it an affordable choice for Queenslanders on a budget. This beautifully presented three bedroom property has a spacious garden, and the kids will love the cubby!
Burnside is a great spot for families, with public, Catholic and special schools, as well as the Sunshine Coast Institute of TAFE nearby. It’s a quiet, friendly area, just a short drive from the beach, and you can snap up a home for around $400-450,000 (the median is $424,000). You’ll fall in love with the stunning tropical deck at this Perwillowen Road three-bedder.
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