Glenwood would be one of the safest places to live. The average age here would be close to 60 with a lot of retired people from all over the country living here.
LenW says he doesn't lock his house up...neither do we! It's not because we take the risk, we just don't see there is any risk.
We have Community Watch and regular Police patrols keeping an eye on things but like everywhere else we aren't immune to thieves that may come in from others areas so it could be easy for someone who doesn't live here to say what they like.
We have land and homes here that are half the price of Gympie and a quarter the price of the Sunshine Coast about an hour and a half south of here but we have Fraser Island, Rainbow Beach, Tin Can Bay, State Forest and National Parks on our doorstep.
We also have local markets, community events and a great lifestyle not complicated by big city thinking or security issues.
I don't want to sound like I'm selling the place but hey take a look for yourself.
Oh man, Glenwood, especially all of the "arobor" roads are a great little place to live, and build a house, raise a family.
The negatives, are common brown & red belly blacks, so make sure you invest in a good mower if you have kids/pets.
If you consider someone who smokes a joint once in a while a "drug person", then you need to have another look. We're not talking ice or heroin here, lol.
Anyhow, should you choose to make Glenwood your home, you will not regret it. There's also swap meets, markets and a great neighborly community feel you just can't get in a big city.
Hope to see you here.
I forgot to mention we have great neighbours, everyone looks out for each other, share eggs and fruit and plants etc. what ever is excess goes to those around us. We all share. We haven't seen or heard any 'drugo's' as I think that was 20 years ago when the area was unknown. We enjoy our large block 5000m2 with plenty of room for the boat and caravan and have a few large BBQs with plently of locals coming around. Never had an incident or unsavoury encounter yet.
If you need anything done there are plenty of local tradies who have tools and equipment for building and landscaping. We had our home built new and couldn't have been happier with what we got at under 400K. Lowset low maintenance on large block with modern wastewater treatment, plenty of rainwater and huge verandahs to sit under and enjoy entertaining. Yes we are enjoying living in Glenwood and property prices are going up quite quickly in our observations.
Weve been here for just over 1.5 years we love it. We moved from the coast because well people lol not many of those around here we only have 2 neighbours and one of them only visits in holidays as they live in NSW the rest of the time.
Never seen anyone on any hard drugs yet, its fairly common to see potheads everywhere these days I wouldnt call that a huge issue. We saw more drug addicts in Caloundra than here and Im talking ICE addicts . Glenwood is a great place to live, super quiet and I mean super quiet!!!!
No street lights (depending which road you choose to live in) no traffic noise its bliss!! And the prices for buying here and even renting are dirt cheap!!! We went from paying $450 p/wk rent to $150 p/wk mortgage.
Most blocks are an Acre or more you wont find that on the coast!!! There is a servo just off the highway before you get into Glenwood and a chemist and also a feed store. If you need anything else.
Glenwood is pretty much smack bang between Gympie and Maryborough so take your pick!! 30 mins to one 35 mins to the other :)
Yes! I have lived in Glenwood for eight yrs, very peaceful place, have wildlife, ducks, birds, have 3Maggie to fed and kookaburras,the property is no lest than one and a half acres, I know of none on drugs, can go buy a coffee, paper, milk,bread, lunch, a chemist also, petrol prices are great there, have a choice to go to Maryborough or Gympie shopping, 22 kms away is tiaro, iga shop doctors that bulk bill, to me it is a great place to live, cheers
Just reading all the comments, my partner and I are thinking of buying some land and building our home in Glenwood...not a clue what the town is like but I have a bit more of an idea now. Actually sounds okay :)
Hi KerriK, we did not end up buying in Glenwood, but we did have a good look around. There are drug people everywhere, we know because we have lived all over, unless you can afford to live in somewhere like Ascot in Brisbane or similar in other capital cities. Glenwood is probably no different to any other slightly isolated community. Isolation tends to attract some fringe people or all types. Glenwood had some very nice pockets when we looked around, we only walked away from building there as the exercise was working out to be too expensive. Benefits: Gympie is 25 min - 30 mins away and we quite liked Gympie and only 1 hours drive away is Rainbow Beach, a beautiful surf beach and closer still are many little coastal villages along the Fraser coast. Good luck.
I'm seeing a lot of probs but can people tell me some cons?
Not every suburb is perfect
We haven't seen a great load of toads around our place at this stage. We see the occasional one or two. Nothing a quick squirt of dettol wont fix. Notably we have not seen any toads bigger than say a ciggy packet. We used to see ones 2-3 times bigger in Brisbane a lot.
Glenwood is a great little community town accessed directly off the Bruce Hwy.
With average house prices growing in 2019 15% a year compared to national avg 5% who wouldn't be interested in Glenwood.
Serviced by both Maryborough / Hervey bay and Gympie you get the best of both rural and coastal lifestyles. There is a road directly to Tin Can Bay too for weekend runs to the coast to enjoy fantastic fishing and very little traffic to contend with. We love it here.
Can someone tell me if theres ticks an cane toads concerned more about canetoads.