Top 5 property investment spots in the Gladstone region
Community and planning are the key in our most promising property zones. Here's our pick of the best investment areas.
IDEAL for those looking for a more rural outlook, Kirkwood continues to be a well enjoyed suburb of Gladstone based on its wealth of facilities and its proximity to other standout areas. Some of the homes in Kirkwood are very attractive - local builders use many of the streets as a place to showcase their display homes. Investors are seeing a strong return on their purchases in this suburb.
ORIGINALLY a quiet coastal town of stunning beaches and not a lot more, Tannum Sands has continued to come ahead in real estate development with many buyers wanting a taste of this beautiful area. Still renowned for its long white sandy beaches, Tannum Sands also boasts beautifully landscaped parklands and recreation facilities. Some of the homes here are simply stunning.
JUST a short drive south from Gladstone, Boyne Island is another of the region's picturesque coastal communities with a relaxed lifestyle centred on beaches, riverside walkways, parklands and recreational activities. Linked to Tannum Sands by the bridge across the Boyne River, Boyne Island has had a jump in real estate activity with investors looking for quality homes overlooking its calm waters.
ANOTHER of Gladstone's well designed areas, Glen Eden is well placed to take advantage of a quality area with a good range of services. Resort communities such as the urban village of Brookview Estate, integrating conversation areas and green open spaces, have been welcome additions. In keeping with the area, places such as this continue to be developed with ecofriendly management and sustainability in mind.
A POPULAR choice for families with many older highset homes, Kin Kora is well situated next to the major shopping mall, Stockland, and Gladstone's golf course. Ray White Gladstone director Andrew Allan said homes here continued to make excellent investments and were a popular rental choice. "26% of homes are fully owned in this area, while 28.5% of homes are rented," he said.