8.0 out of 10

Glenwood

-25.9366140459672 152.626553758757
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parking
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Public Transport
  • Shopping Options
  • Pest Free
  • Gym & Fitness
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
  • Professionals
  • Trendy & Stylish

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
Jul 12, 2018

"Glenwood is not a Town"

I have lived here for 34 years. Glenwood is not a town - it was originally farm land. Then it was planted mainly with pine and sold off to investors. The investors did not make any money out of this and a lot of them decided they would live here. The reason why Glenwood is so cheap is it has no facilities or services apart from a small supermarket which is grossly overpriced and a service station and produce store. You have to provide your own sewage and water. There are lots of houses for sale as several elderly people have had to move to be closer to medical facilities. Unfortunately when a lot of newcomers move to Glenwood they start demanding services that are not available. If you want medical practices, shops etc - live in town.
In my opinion in the last couple of years too many people are moving here and Glenwood has lost it's peace and quiet.
Too many hoons driving too fast, killing wallabies and other wild life.
Most of the newcomers fence all their block with the result wildlife has nowhere to go. Please if you are going to fence your block, why not leave a metre each side so there is a passage for the wildlife - the blocks out here are big enough.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"What a safe retirement little town"

have lived here for over 8 years now ,and found it to be very friendly , crime safe and very quite tonw to live in , it is only 38 klm from the main shopping town of Gympie , 1.2 hours to the great town of hervey bay , and best of all , only 40 minutes to tin can bay (great fishing spot on the sandy straits, any one looking for a crime free ,quite safe town ,could not go past GLENWOOD 4570, ,
Pros
  • 30 minutes to Maryborough or Gympie
  • A handy location, 1hour to Hervey Bay or Noosa
  • good prices and some decent houses still available
  • have free gym units out-side the hall for free use including a great B/Q,
Cons
  • bruce hwy, is in great condition
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Schools 2/5
2yrs+

"Small town"

A small town About half way between Maryborough and Gympie on the Bruce Highway, although with a population of around 1260(2011 census) and mostly acreage lots, it has a quiet rural feel about it.
Pros
  • A handy location, 1hour to Hervey Bay or Noosa
  • 30 minutes to Maryborough or Gympie
  • good prices and some decent houses still available
Cons
  • Bruce highway is in bad condition
  • Not a lot of services here, local IGA but overpriced.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
PeterB8
PeterB8 Does Glenwood have sand flies !!
2yrs+
waynel
waynel No, too far from the coast. I live at Glenwood and while I love the Fraser/Cooloola coasts, I'm quite happy to drive home through the state forest to escape the sandies. Often a bit cooler and less muggy than the coast, too.
Nov 25, 2016
Vanessa Love
Vanessa Love Hi , whats the soil like at Glenwood? And can you cut down the pines and plants natives? Also what is the closest swimming beach or creek from Glenwood? Thanks Vanessa
Jun 10, 2018
alisha-holmesa
alisha-holmesa Do the floods come from Gympie to Glenwood? why are so many houses for sale at the moment is there something that makes Glenwood undesirable to live at? Really need some reassurance i want to move my family there but i dont want to move them to a disaster... Thanks in advance would really appreciate some insight.
Jun 10, 2018
Vanessa Love
Vanessa Love Hi alisha , as you can see im above you and have questions too , perhaps there is just alot for sale because it is new ,,i dont seem to be able to find any problems with mining near by . Apparently some sort of big eco tourism is going to happen. There is another post here somewhere addressing flood issues and says there are none, we would like to buy there too ,so if you find out anything good or bad plaeses let me in on it ! Thanks Vanessa
Jun 11, 2018
alisha-holmesa
alisha-holmesa Vanessa Love so sorry for the late reply i missed the email notification... im definitly going in 6 months times its seems perfect the dream life i had a comment from a local on another post it floods on your land if you have a creek on it but no significant flooding reported might be a good idea to call the council for that area for more info i will be doing this asap. Looking forward to fresh air a pony for the kids and healthy wholesome living :)
Jun 24, 2018
Vanessa Love
Vanessa Love Hi alisha , how exciting , we are just waiting on some funds, but it does look pretty cool out there, and a pony! Fantastic your kids will love that! The school has about 80 kids and sounds lovely! All the best , might see you out there sometime! Vanessa
Jun 25, 2018
alisha-holmesa
alisha-holmesa Were waiting on the funds to thats the only thing stopping us lol..Thanks Vanessa that would be lovely good luck with the move hopefully we get there soon :)
Jun 25, 2018
sarahj20
sarahj20 Hi Vanessa and Alisha, I am also from Sydney looking to move North. My concern is employment, do I find a job before i move etc? Looking forward to getting out of the crazy busy lifestyle of Syd. To the bush.
Would love to hear your thoughts ? :)
Jul 21, 2018
waynel
waynel Just saw this thread of questions. I asked here about sandflies in 2016 and got a helpful reply. Since then I bought a house in Glenwood and haven't regretted. And no sandfly problems.
>>Hi , whats the soil like at Glenwood? And can you cut down the pines and plants natives?
Not a technical soil scientist, but soils vary depending on topography from sandy loam on flats to stoney clay ridges. The lower loams grow natives well. The ridgetop stoney red earths and clays are a bit more selective - they grow the local veg well (e.g. regeneration of spotted gum, white mahogany and Gympie messmate, with acacia understorey), but the normal humid-subtropical garden plants struggle a bit. I've had better success with drier country natives on my ridge, like wattles and kurrajongs, rather than pendas and callistemons etc.
Landowners have been clearing the pines in a lot of Glenwood blocks.
>>Also what is the closest swimming beach or creek from Glenwood?
There are swimming holes on local creeks but availability depends on recent rain. Nearest coastal beaches are Rainbow Beach (surf) or Tin Can Bay (sheltered), an hour through the forest. En route there's a permanent freshwater creek on the Tin Can Bay road. Pools at Gympie and Tiaro(?), and a Glenwood business has a health centre with a pool (Arborfive Rd.). Petrie Park on the Mary River at Tiaro is popular.
>>Do the floods come from Gympie to Glenwood?
No, the Mary River doesn't come near Glenwood, but can affect Tiaro, the nearest town, and access to Gympie, of course. Local creeks can flash flood, but the water goes down quickly. Caution to be exercised on creek crossings after heavy rain, and if you have a major creek on or at the same level as your block.
>>why are so many houses for sale at the moment is there something that makes Glenwood undesirable to live at?
There seems a high turnover of homeowners - lots of houses for sale, but a building boom at present also. Probably work availability keeps people moving, as in many rural communities. Also it's half an hour to health care, so as people age, they might need to move into town.
The main undesirables for Glenwood are no local industry for employment, and no public transport (there is a school bus). It's like living out-of-town anywhere - nice if your lifestyle suits it, but you need a car and an income.
On the plus side, there are plenty of people living in Glenwood and driving the half hour open highway run south to Gympie, which is a major regional industry centre. The road is good and getting better, it still beats a half-hour commute through traffic in the city, and a 1-2 acre property is a lot cheaper at Glenwood than closer to Gympie.
>>My concern is employment, do I find a job before i move etc?
Depending on your skills, work is available in Gympie (wide range), Tiaro (small service town) and possibly locally in Glenwood in basic services if you're lucky. Local Glenwood and Gunalda businesses include servo, shops, pubs, pharmacy, hairdresser, produce/hardware, mechanic, landscaping/maintenance, council work, school, real estate, and of course agribusiness.
Some residents work away (including me), so it suits the FIFO or travelling worker as a base, as well as cottage industry self-employed.
Jul 22, 2018
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