Benaraby is a quaint, modern country town, 20 kilometres south of Gladstone situated on the Bruce Highway. It is also conveniently located along on the Boyne River and is the access point to Lake Awoonga, a renowned local hot spot for fishing and weekend water recreational activities including skiing and swimming.
As the Gladstone market continues to show signs of recovery, Benaraby has continued to be a stable, tree change location suited to families looking for extra room as well as privacy and accessibility to services. Benaraby is a close nit community with its own primary school, church and cafes.
Three key features buyers are looking for in Benaraby;
- Peace and quiet with larger lots from 4000m2
- Accessibility to Bruce Highway
- Close to recreational fishing areas including Awoonga Dam, Pikes Crossing and the Boyne River
With the addition of the new Caltex Service Station and MJ’s Retro & Vintage Wares Café, Benaraby has plenty of local services without residents having to drive into Calliope, Tannum Sands/ Boyne Island or Gladstone. Benaraby Junction Nursery is a popular choice for visitors and residents, with local producers also setting up stalls including fruit and vegetables.
Growing families with children represent 27.9% of the market in Benaraby, followed by Older Couples and Families at 21.7% and Maturing Couples and Families at 13.8% (Realestate.com.au 2018).
As land becomes more affordable for buyers, Benaraby is a preferred choice due to it’s location and short commute up the highway to Calliope, Gladstone or Tannum Sands/Boyne Island.
For as little as $95,000 you can secure an acreage block in Benaraby. Albeit sloping, it does have a good view. Flatter blocks start from around $200,000 plus depending on size and location.
We recently sold 53 Panorama Circuit in March for $369,000 – a delightful four bedroom, two bathroom home with above ground pool and shed on 5000sqm.
Rental prices have been relatively stable in the area and usually include provision for pool maintenance and also yard/garden maintenance given the acreage style of home. Executive style homes with additional feature such as pools and sheds typically attract a premium price and longer tenancy term particularly if these maintenance services are included.
Make Your Move
LOCATIONS are proudly marketing 46 Hennie Drive, Benaraby for $639,000. This immaculate, modern family home boasts multiple living areas, four spacious bedrooms, two bathrooms (main with ensuite and WIR), double lock up garage, outdoor living area, open plan kitchen and dining as well as inground pool with water feature, fire pit, fenced yard and two massive sheds with side access. There has been plenty of interest in the home with buyers interested to secure a spacious, modern home on acreage with all the added extras.
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