8.2 out of 10


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Great for
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Pest Free
  • Safe & Sound
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
Not great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
  • Eating Out
  • Resale or Rental Value
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Country Lovers


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

"Close enough to be handy, far away enough to be quiet"

Howard is a sweet little town, close enough to the centres of Maryborough and Hervey Bay to be convenient, but far enough away to be quiet and safe. There are 2 small supermarkets that stock pretty much everything you need. Not great for a weekly shop (bit expensive) but great if you've run out of milk, chicken food, or flea treatment for the dog. Only a 6 minute drive to Torbanlea State School which won educator of the year 2013 for the Fraser Coast Region; although Howard does have a small public school of its own.
Has a great community spirit. The local community centre hosts a variety of activities through the year. Home to Burrum Coal Discovery Festival (2013 Regional Tourist Event of the Year Finalist)
There is a public bus that goes to Maryborough, but not frequently. The TiltTrain stops in at Howard Train Station. Other than that, though, there is no public transport.
  • Safe & Quiet
  • Close to excellent schools
  • Good community spirit
  • Predominantly retiree population
  • Not a lot of growth, progress is slow
  • Public transport options are almost zero
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
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 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5

"Very friendly and clean town."

Howard is within half an hours drive to Hervey Bay's many attractions and only 15 mins to Childers. Very friendly people and a very safe community. Nice state school and also child care centre. A planned coal mine just out of town will only lead to more employment and an increase in property values so if your thinking of buying in this area do so soon, it's on the verge of a price boom!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
demis1 Hello im looking at buying a house there got my eye on one in particular on prosper street iv been living in surfers paradise on the gold coast for many yrs in my mid 50s now my hubby and i want quiet its getting mad down here hundreds of people buying up everything everyday from victoria to nsw its pushed house and apartment prices up so high and everywhere we go its a ratrace so crouded even our beautiful beach is hard to enjoy so its time for us to sell .
Anyway im nervouse about moving to a strange town but im sure we will love it looking forward to it
My question is there any shops for rent there empty ones what is needed in howard would a clothes store or variety store health and fittness anything like that as id love to open a store if its needed
If you could let me know would be great thankyou kind regards Demilee
Jan 16, 2021
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