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
  •  
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
  • Professionals
  • Trendy & Stylish

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
6 days ago

"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
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