Yes Gympie is quiet safe, Gympie is a lovely little place that has no more crime than anywhere else I have lived, I have been here for 14 years and would not want to live anywhere else. Gympie is only 45 min to the Sunshine Coast and Rainbow Beach and less than 2 houres to Brisbane. Realestate is cheap and the weather is easy to live with.
Gympie is totally safe. I've lived here for a year and a bit & I'm still blown away by how friendly everybody is. My partner works away, and I have NEVER felt unsafe being home alone. There are always kids out playing & people walking around the neighbourhood, I often walk my dog late at night & have never had any trouble.
Gympie is perfectly safe lovely country town I live 40 mins away and am in there often with my two young children I have NEVER felt unsafe in Gympie, my son now goes to school there and I couldnt be happier :)
Depends on what you want in a place to live. I've lived here for 3 years and am very unhappy here. Nothing to do, nowhere to go, buy a takeaway coffee and there's nowhere to enjoy it. Some locals are very narrow minded and unwelcoming of change. I find that most people here are here because they never left or moved back after they went to uni or whatever; due to the fact that it's a small town with one of QLDs highest unemployment rates few people move here for work. Subsequently people have their circles and groups of friends (often not changing since they were in school themselves) and are not open to making new frirnds.
Hervey Bay is now more of a helltown than Gympie ever was, all the ferals have moved there for the cheap rent and water views, where as everyone else is moving to Gympie for its laid back country atmosphere, I was born here and lived in a few other places but I always come back to Gympie, I have heard so many people that come here comment on the friendliness of the people here
My partner and I have just put a contract on acerage in Curra.
I'm nervous as I've travelled A LOT and moved A LOT, and this time I'm very keen to stop, find some good connections. And feel at home. We are early 40's, both musicians and creatives. I sure hope Gympie is friendly and that I can find some good connections (and good coffee). It's a compromise as neither of us like heat, but heck, what great value for money property is. Hoping that does mean new interesting folk arrive... and that there are events and venues to find them. :-)
As safe as you will find. Would much rather live in the Gympie area than most parts of Brisbane and Gold Coast areas.
I've never lived in Gympie, but I've visited there a number of times - and it ~seems~ like a safe place to live. My folks live at Noosa, which is why I sometimes head over to Gympie. To help with your question, are you referring to the township itself ? Or do you think you'll be living outside the township?
nope move to toogoom gympie used to be reffered to as hell
If you looking at buying check out Toogoom queensland you can buy a houses with everything
cheap as chips...
and every houses is 1klm or less to beaut white sandy beaches
If you are a cafe scene, left leaning, free thinker who is used to nightlife, health food options, sea breezes, etc, this place is purgatory. If however you are looking for cheap land or rent, good fishing/camping options and are not bothered by 40 degree heat in summer and single digit cold in winter, then it may well suit you....Lucky we have the freedom to choose in this country......
Gympie area is lovely,we can't believe the amount of people from Brisbane,Gold Coast and Sydney that we have met here . Everyone just loves the friendliness of the place and that you are so close to the sunshine coast, rainbow beach and surrounding areas . Safe new vibe comjng into the area the shops are lovely down Mary Street . Certainly not the hell town people thought it was changing for the better mind you we hve Hell town onthe bruce highway as you head towards Gympie on the right hand side ,they restore old cars have a great collection of motorbikes in the cafe worth a stop and a look at if you are passing by? Southside has a great organic shop and cafe called Farmer & Sun and lots more cafes on mary street.
Its getting less and less desirable and rents are spiking thanks to all the idiots moving for a seachange. But they dont realise that its a place of climatic extremes. The other day we were talking with a real estate agent and she had over 130 applications for an old house thats at least 110% over the rent price it should be thanks to all the idiots moving away from the sunshine coast.
Been offered a pretty good sales job out in Gympie, I am a single, 22 year old male. I like the outdoors so I am excited about the walks, beaches, camping, etc within close proximity. But how is Gympie for young people? Any young person's pubs etc? Thanks