7.9 out of 10

Buderim

Ranked 32nd best suburb in Sunshine Coast
-26.6841042718801 153.058196461724
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Schools
  • Internet Access
  • Safe & Sound
  • Pest Free
Not great for
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
May 05, 2016

"A town worth looking at for your kids sake"

Tradition with a blend of history, arts and decent place to bring up a family, too bad the town shuts down at 8;15 every night needs a few more public "view" cafe's maybe on top of woolworths monolith. More bikeways needed around all the new subdivions going in, links to the uni from the west side, look at a complete Buderim loop for a lower Mt easy ride and commuting.
Pros
  • history/ art/ tradition
  • ocean view, cooling breezes
  • Great lifestyle
  • Great Schooling
  • Convenient
Cons
  • no bikeways on top or between subdivions
  • a bit snobby
  • Multiple car parking on council strips
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great Place in Sunshine Coast."

Pros
  • Great lifestyle
  • Great Schooling
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
3/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
2yrs+

"Over rated"

Everyone wants to live in Buderim! I don't know why. Yes, it's a nice place with a good main street with cafe's and shops but HIGHLY over priced as far as housing goes. To buy a 4 bedroomed home that doesn't need masses of work updating it and a fair few dollars in renovation, kiss goodbye to well over $600K. This is ridiculous snob value and there are many towns that offer much better value housing; take the Hinterland for example. People pay Buderim prices because; "it's a Buderim address", the reality is that is ALL what you are paying for with no better location or facilities than any other place on the Sunshine Coast (most of these 'Buderim addresses are actually in Kuluin, Sippy Downs or Mountain Creek anyway truth be told!). My tip? Look elsewhere.
Recommended for
  • Retirees
hoohoo
hoohoo Overated yes, overgossiped yes
2yrs+
MartyGreen
MartyGreen Think we can still get you into Nambour for about 450K ...
2yrs+
anthonyp10
anthonyp10 Try Gympie it might be more you !!
May 18, 2017
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"MG"

Old Sunshine Coast with an emerging funky side!
Pros
  • Best of both worlds!
  • Great lifestyle
  • Convenient
  • Great Schooling
  • Awesome Beaches
Cons
  • main street traffic
  • Difficult to get into some schools
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Buderim - The Right Choice For Me!"

When considering a change of career, I didn't have to look far to find exactly what my heart desired. A tranquil environment which offers a relaxed yet inspiring outlook. So close to the amazing beaches of the sunshine coast and walking distance to a coffee shop, the Buderim lifestyle will draw you in. Great for a family, perfect for retirement or even as a holiday escape, you really do live the dream in this magical suburb.
Pros
  • Interesting Homes
  • Great lifestyle
  • Convenient
  • Great Schooling
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Buderim is the Sunshine Coast with a beating heart"

Buderim is no longer just for retirees. The new Buderimite is most likely an urban professional for whom the schools are important but the lifestyle is paramount.

You will find these locals any morning in one of the many coffee shops, savouring the start of the day after a walk around the Mountain Top and before they drop the kids off at one of the exceptional schools that dot the foothills of Buderim.

Shopping, restaurants and medical facilities are all here but despite its size Buderim is where everybody stops to say hello and families that have been here only a short time feel like they have lived here forever and can think of no other place to live.

Quiet, peaceful community based lifestyle for all. All the best Lloyd..............
Pros
  • Best Coffee Shops on the coast
  • Safe & green environment
  • Great lifestyle
  • Awesome Beaches
  • Convenient
  • Great Schooling
Cons
  • Difficult to get into some schools
  • Difficult to rent
  • Tight Property market
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A Coastal Destination with a Village Atmosphere in the Heart of the Sunshine Coast"

What brings people to Buderim? For me it was the lifestyle, the village atmosphere, the strong community spirit, the convenience of being in the heart of the Sunshine Coast yet only minutes to the array of sun drenched beaches the coast has to offer. Its about my children, the education, the university, the immense opportunities available to them through sport, nippers, music and arts. Buderim is located in what is considered one of the best Private and Public school precincts, from early learning, day care to the university all your children's education requirements are at your doorstep. There is no hustle and bustle here, there is just the sound of mother nature, the crash of waves rolling in and cool sea breezes that gently remind you that you are living in one of the most amazing places on the east coast of Australia...the Sunshine Coast. Welcome to Buderim...its the life you have always dreamed of.
Pros
  • Convenient
  • Great Schooling
  • Awesome Beaches
  • Great lifestyle
Cons
  • Tight Property market
  • Difficult to rent
  • Difficult to get into some schools
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Buderim Babies"

Grew up on Buderim and lived in about 5 different locations around the mountain - am now 30 and moved away 10 years ago. But, what a fantastic place to 'go home' to. I couldnt wait to spread my wings and go overseas, but now, if I had the perfect choice, I would really love to be able to bring up a family here. Great lifestyle. Great weather. Really great friends who I am still in touch with and we pick up where we left off all those years ago. You can escape the tourist crowds on the beachfront and nip home for a quiet coldie, in blissfull peace. If buying a house around Buderim, check out all the best streets and try to locate around them as this will give you an almost guaranteed return on your investment. Fantastic memories of my time living here and realise now how lucky i was.
Pros
  • Great lifestyle
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
Brent Harvison
Brent Harvison What a fantastic description of what is a fantastic suburb to live and work in. Coming up from Brisbane I have embedded myself into the culture of Buderim and am loving it. I could not hope for a more relaxed, family orientated area to work and live in.
2yrs+
Sonyavanderwalt
Sonyavanderwalt I'm curious to know what the "best streets" are, as I hope to move/invest in this area in the near future. Thanks
2yrs+
rickl1
rickl1 I wish to know what the best streets are too ??? As I'm looking to investment move here from the cold/hot dry South of the country
Jan 31, 2017
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1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Dangerous"

Illawong Street is a favourite with nosy parkers and gossips. Dont expect a moment peace with these people with no live who intend to live yours. Get a life people.
Pros
  • Nothing
Cons
  • Multiple car parking on council strips
  • Home invasions and gossips
Recommended for
  • Students
MartyGreen
MartyGreen Seriously ... you don't think that's on the cards anywhere you go? Could it be that you are a little paranoid ... Don't think you'll be missed too much!
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"No longer just for the oldies"

Years ago Buderim had a reputation as a retirement village - this has changed dramatically over the past 25 years. Young professionals and their families seek out the best schools and the best properties. Green and leafy, lots of sporting facilities, horse riding, tennis, fab golf course, 25m swimming pool for lessons at the local college - really a great place to bring up kids. Away from the busy coastal tourists, but just 5-10 mins drive to the beach, depending on which side of the mountain you live on. The green and pleasant land - yep, this is it! Affordable housing from around $350k to a couple of million dollars. There are some really key street addresses that attract premium prices, so it always good to check out where these are and try to locate around them for maximum returns on property.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+

"Great weekend hideaway or escape to live!"

Buderim is west of Mooloolaba and only 15-20 minutes drive to shopping and beaches. Definately more suited to retirees looking to unwind kick back and soak in the views from the mountain top. Although can be a perfect escape for you and your partner away from the kids!
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5
2yrs+

"Buderim - Village atmosphere with friendly locals"

Buderim is situated on top of Buderim Mountain and offers great views of the Sunshine Coast. There are numerous things to see and do in Buderim including visits to art galleries, he Pioneer Cottage and the Buderim Ginger Shoppe. Take some time to see the lovely gardens Buderim has and take in the some spectacular views of the Sunshine Coast. For the visitor you can choose to stay at the Buderim Cottages, Motor Inn or B & B. or head down to the coast to one of the many resorts. If you are looking at buying property in Buderim bear in mind that it has become very up market of late and property prices are beginning to reflect this.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
hoohoo
hoohoo Dont you mean friendly gossips
2yrs+
rickl1
rickl1 What would you consider too expensive ???
Jan 31, 2017
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A lovely town in the hills just behind the Sunshine Coast beaches."

Buderim is a lovely place to live. It is set among the hills behind the Sunshine Coast and is only 15 mins drive to the main shopping centres. Excellent cuisine is available in town and there are upmarket shops to cater for all needs.

It is more a spread out residential area with quality homes, units and a little acreage on the western side. There are also a number of older homes where retirees live or which are let for rental. Overall it is an excellent place to bring up a family. Buderim is an area that was established many years ago and was an area where a lot of rural people had coastal homes because the blocks were much larger than the blocks down on the coast and this tended to suit their needs.

There are several excellent schools in the area and the Sunshine Coast University is only 5 mins drive away.

Buderim has a lush semi tropical growth with lots of beautiful flowering trees and also lots of native birds which are often fed by the locals.

Overall it is quite a stunning place to live.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
hoohoo
hoohoo Yes darls, stunning place for gossips they abound like the vegetation there
2yrs+
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Best Streets in Buderim

"The perfect street to live in"
-26.680378634 153.0508242801
"A loving community welcome to all"
-26.684078889 153.070932357

Unranked Streets in Buderim

Cogill Road

4.5/5
"Fabulous"
-26.69402 153.06034
-26.69774 153.07517
"Hidden gem"
-26.68355 153.04259
"Lucky Living - The 'Horseshoe' faces up!"
-26.7076157209 153.0582145448
"Entry to the estate"
-26.703311 153.053955
"Big and Beautiful"
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"street with lovely views"
-26.6796 153.0654
"Gorgeous Gossamer Drive"
-26.68911 153.0818