8.1 out of 10


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Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Pest Free
  • Medical Facilities
  • Parking
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Country Lovers


5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Nov 07, 2020

"A beautiful country town with lots to offer"

You can buy a lovely 3 bedroom house with about 800sqm - 1000sqm of land for around $300K within walking distance of town centre, schools and amenities. Lots of new interest and new investment in this pretty town. Seems lots of new buyers are in the 25 - 45yo age group, buying well priced properties with space and room to move. Most of the streets are tree lined with period homes from 1930's and 1940's. We purchased a beautiful 1940's classic timber home with gorgeous original features on 900sqm of land for $270K, we put in a new kitchen and small modern extension at the back. There are 4 good supermarkets, Target, KMart, Mitre 10, Paramount cinema, some quirky little shops in and around the main street. Some great restaurants and cafe's in the main street and a few nice quaint pubs with beer gardens that are dog friendly. A choice of schools. Lovely golf course and renovated golf club and lots of things to do for outdoor activity. Huge outdoor public pool in the town centre and good indoor pool with full gym at the leisure centre. Lovely lake in the centre of the town, with walking tracks and bike tracks. Exceptional tennis club and public courts. People seem friendly and greet you as you are walking. Lots of open air, trees and parks, children's play equipment, BBQ area's, football ground with gorgeous grandstand, caravan park at the lake and quite possibly the most adorable train station in regional Victoria. There are some gorgeous historic buildings that have been preserved and well looked after. Becoming more popular for tourists who wish to strike it rich with some gold mining or simply enjoy a drive to the country for the day or weekend. We moved from Melbourne for a tree change and wanted to ditch the huge city mortgage in exchange for a bigger house with more land for a lot less money. We've lived here for 1 year now and felt VERY blessed to live in such a beautiful safe and caring community during COVID. This was the best lifestyle change for us, couldn't ever see ourselves back in the CBD rat race working to pay off a huge mortgage again. We are a couple of empty nesters in our 40's with a tiny mortgage now, working from home remotely, and living a really happy and relaxed country inspired life.
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  • Families with kids
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linda-dyerl Hi there we are also looking to move to Maryborough empty nesters looking for a quieter life. You have answered a lot of questions for me. Just wondering if there is many community groups to join and what are the rates and water prices like there? Thanks
Nov 16, 2020
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 4/5

"People say hello to you in the street, low cost country living, working class town and Hipsters free so far."

Surrounded with trees/crown land, Kmart, 4 supermarkets, 10+ takeaways, great bike tracks, low priced houses, no trucks in the main street,
  • Hipsters free
  • low cost living
  • very clean
  • number of old run down houses
  • cost of rates
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Country Lovers