FOR Rob and Karen McKenzie their Telina castle means the world to them.
"It's well-located and close to the city, but I'm not too sure what all the fuss is about," Mr McKenzie said.
Having lived in the area for the past six years the McKenzies understand why their humble abode is so sought after.
"The area is in close proximity to almost everything, so it's no wonder it's in high demand," he said.
Last week the REIQ's March median sales prices for suburbs across the state found Telina to be one of the most expensive places to buy a unit in Gladstone.
The median price for a unit or townhouse is $475,000.
Although the McKenzies own a house in Telina, as opposed to a unit, they can still see the perks for investors in the area.
"It's becoming much more expensive to live here than it used to, but I don't think it's such a bad thing. We would like to see the city grow," he said. "If you look at the amount of work that has been planned through industry, you can see the reasons behind buying and investing in Gladstone."
Median Price: The middle sale price when arranged in ascending order, ie where half of the sales recorded were less and half were higher than the median
All figures are preliminary and are subject to further revision. Only suburbs to record sufficient sales numbers have been included.
N/A No preliminary estimate available due to insufficient sales numbers
Unit and townhouse data includes sales of all building units and group titled properties.
(LGA) Local Government Area
Brisbane (SD)- Brisbane Statistical Division which includes the LGA's of Brisbane City, Ipswich City, Logan City, Moreton Bay Regional and Redland City.
~ Medians affected by varying quality of stock sold
* Medians affected by varying quantities of new properties sold
f Medians affected by varying numbers of waterfront properties sold
t Medians affected by varying numbers of townhouse/villas sold
- Due to the nature of properties in this suburb, some group titled property sales have been omitted