Noosa has seen a surge in property prices in recent years. According to data from CoreLogic, the median house price in Noosa increased by 23.4% in the year to June 2021, reaching $1.125 million. While Queensland’s most expensive suburb, Sunshine Beach, has a median house price of $2.65 million.
Over the years, demand for property in Noosa has been driven by a combination of factors including the region’s natural beauty and relaxed lifestyle, boosted by strong property values.
During COVID-19, the region saw an influx of new residents relocating from capital cities like Brisbane and Sydney seeking a slice of our enviable laid-back lifestyle where they could acquire more space and a better quality of life.
Paul was recently interviewed by the property website, realestate.com.au, for a feature article highlighting Noosa house prices and affordable places to buy on the Sunshine Coast. Paul pointed out that towns like Tewantin, Cooroy and Eumundi may be the last remaining pockets where well-priced homes can still be found on the Sunshine Coast.
Tewantin presents buyers with a prime opportunity to snap up an affordable home that’s just 10 minutes from the beach. If the hinterland is more to your liking then the leafy towns of Cooroy and Eumundi are ripe for the picking.
“We’re still seeing a strong mix of buyers, with around 50% from Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane, and the other half being local buyers from more affluent suburbs like Sunshine Beach and Noosa Heads who are cashing in.” Paul says.
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Tewantin is situated on the Noosa River, only a 10-13 minute drive from Hastings Street and Noosa Main Beach.
The Noosa River is surrounded by stunning natural scenery, including the Noosa Everglades, and is the launching point for the ferry to Noosa’s North Shore, Great Sandy National Park and Fraser Island. The river is a haven for natural birdlife and is suitable for fishing, kayaking, and boating.
Having lived and worked in Tewantin since 1999, Paul has seen the town emerge from a sleepy retirement village of 15,000 dwellings into a vibrant family community of 45,000 homes.
“When I first moved here, 70% of residents were over the age of 65. Now there are more and more people aged in their mid-30s upwards. People are a bit friendlier in Tewantin. You’ll always bump into a familiar face who will say hello. It’s also got some great schools and is only a 10-minute bike ride from Gympie Terrace.” says Paul.
Tewantin has several heritage-listed buildings, including the Tewantin Post Office, the Old Tewantin School, and the Tewantin War Memorial.
Tewantin features a diverse range of shops, cafes, restaurants and the Tewantin Noosa RSL. Tewantin State School and Noosa District State High School are within close proximity and the Tewantin Sports Complex features a soccer field, cricket pitch and BMX track.
Weekly markets are held every Sunday where you can purchase a range of locally made goods, fresh produce and handmade crafts.
Buying property in Tewantin
The houses in Tewantin vary in style, size and age but generally have a relaxed and laid-back feel that reflects the town’s coastal location.
Charming Queenslanders and historic homes can be found scattered throughout the older, more established streets. Newer homes, including modern designs that incorporate the latest in sustainable building practices and eco-friendly features, are also available.
Eumundi is a small town approximately 20 minutes from Noosa Heads. Known for it’s vibrant arts and craft scene, Eumundi offers a unique, laid back lifestyle.
One of the town’s most popular attractions are the Eumundi Markets. Held every Wednesday and Saturday, the markets feature a huge range of handmade and locally sourced products, from food and produce to clothing and accessories. It’s a great place to meet new people, sample local delicacies, and support small businesses and artisans.
The Eumundi School of Arts, located in the heart of the town, hosts regular exhibitions, concerts, and workshops. There are also a number of local galleries and studios where artists showcase their work.
For those who enjoy the outdoors, Eumundi is surrounded by lush forests and national parks. Mount Cooroy is a popular hiking destination, offering stunning views of the surrounding area. The nearby Noosa River also provides opportunities for kayaking, fishing, and swimming.
Eumundi has everything you need for day-to-day living. There are several supermarkets, a post office, a pharmacy, and a number of cafes and restaurants. The town also has a primary school and a community kindergarten.
Buying property in Eumundi
Eumundi offers a diverse range of housing styles ranging from traditional Queenslanders, to modern homes, and acreage properties.
Eumundi is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and many people choose to live on acreage properties. These homes are often set on large blocks of land and offer plenty of privacy and space.
Eumundi has a growing number of new homes, particularly on the outskirts of town. These homes often have contemporary designs and features including open-plan living spaces and energy-efficient technology. While Eumundi is primarily a town of houses, there are a few apartment and townhouse complexes in the town. These are typically smaller, more affordable options for those who prefer low-maintenance living.
Eumundi’s rich history means there are still a number of charming Queenslanders and heritage-listed homes still dotted throughout the area.
Cooroy is a charming, rural town in the Noosa Hinterland known for its laid-back lifestyle, natural beauty and strong community spirit.
The town itself is relatively small and has a population of just over 3,000 people. What Cooroy lacks in size, it more than makes up for in charm and character. Filled with unique shops, cafes and restaurants, many heritage-listed buildings date back to the early 1900s.
The historic Cooroy Butter Factory was converted into a vibrant community hub and now showcases local art, hosts regular exhibitions and events, and provides space for workshops and classes. It’s a great place to discover the work of local artists, learn new skills, or simply soak up the creative atmosphere.
A short drive from the town is the Noosa Botanic Gardens. This tranquil escape features meandering pathways, stunning plant displays and a lake.
Within a short drive of Cooroy you’ll find several national parks and nature reserves where you can enjoy the stunning coastal scenery, walking trails and abundant wildlife.
Regular events and festivals take place throughout the year including the incredibly popular Cooroy Fusion Festival which celebrates the town’s cultural diversity through food, music, and art.
Buying property in Cooroy
Cooroy features a range of housing options, from quaint heritage-listed cottages to modern family homes.
Charming Queenslanders are dotted throughout the area and are perfectly suited to the warm, tropical climate. Their high-set design featuring large living spaces take advantage of the cool coastal breeze and views. Many still feature their traditional details such as decorative fretwork, timber floors, and wide verandas.
There are several new housing developments offering contemporary homes, townhouses and apartments.
Whether you’re seeking a renovator’s delight, restored beauty or a modern home, Cooroy has a range of housing options to suit a variety of needs and preferences.
Cooroy house prices are generally more affordable than in nearby Noosa, making it an attractive option for those seeking a more relaxed lifestyle without sacrificing access to amenities and services.
NEED real estate advice?
For advice about buying a property in the Noosa area, contact Paul for helpful advice. Paul is a local Tewantin real estate agent and has lived in the area since 1999. He has assisted dozens of people to realise their dream of owning a slice of the Sunshine Coast. If you have any questions about buying or selling real estate in Noosa, Tewantin and the surrounding area, contact Paul directly. He’s here to assist.