What is it like to live in Nanango and is the crime rate bad?

I am looking at property in Nanango for sale. I am a semi retired counselor and ex soldier looking to start a new chapter and live a quiet life. I like the country town feel and like to be involved in my community. I have had mixed responses about nanango quite to my surprise. many say it is good while others say it has a serious drug problem and similar to the city. I wish to move from Pine Rivers area due to this reason. I don't wish to jump out of the frying pan into the fire so to speak. So I thought the best way is to ask the locals and get a truthful response. I know crime is everywhere these days but I want to try and get a way from alot of it. Living in the country hopefully enables that. I have 5 grown up children that are all professionals and they visit occasionally. I want a nice quiet area where I wont be robbed as soon as I turn my back. Can I please get honest responses from locals and how they feel about the town. The ups and downs would be great. Much appreciated.

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Anne Martindale Sep 24, 2017
Nanango is a nice, friendly town. There ARE drug issues, but I would challenge you to find any country town that doesn't had problems. And there are break-ins, but not a tremendous amount. However, some residents who have never lived in the city, or anywhere where crime really IS bad, can tend to exaggerate. The good points are there are nice bushy blocks to live on that already have established homes and gardens. And it's only about 2.5 hours from Brisbane. The bad points ... Kingaroy is really the better shopping centre, it is very, very dry at present so if you don't have town water (most people don't drink it, even though you can!) you will be calling in water carters until it rains. Bushfires are also a threat although the local volunteer rural brigades are very good. Take a look at Kingaroy and Wondai, too. Wondai, in particular, seems to attract a lot of retirees because of its quiet lifestyle. There's plenty of ways to get involved in the community ... SES volunteers, rural firefighter volunteers, Meals on Wheels drivers, art groups, service clubs - Lions, Rotary etc If you come to the South Burnett, I am sure you will like it.
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