Conveniently located just outside of Gladstone and only 15 minutes to Tannum Beach, Glen Eden is one of Gladstone’s best kept secrets. The suburb offers a mix of older dwellings from the 1980s right through to modern homes on larger, flat blocks within Gecko Valley. Easily accessible via Glenlyon Road and Benaraby Road, Glen Eden is a well-established area. The estate also backs onto the Tondoon Botanic Gardens, Gecko Valley Winery and Meteors Sports Club.
As prices slowly show signs of recovery, Glen Eden provides an affordable option for buyers looking to get into the market either with their first home or upgrade.
Three key features buyers are looking for within Glen Eden;
- Quieter suburb only a short commute to either Gladstone or the beach
- Family friendly estate and safe community
- Affordable property options for both sale and lease
The extension of Kirkwood Road from Benaraby Road through to Woolworths Shopping Centre in Telina, makes Glen Eden is more accessible than ever. Glen Eden also falls within the Kin Kora Primary School catchment zone too. Nature walks and a café are a feature at the Tondoon Botanical Gardens, home of the annual Eco-fest which attracts thousands through the gates every year. The gardens are also the starting point for the annual Botanic to Bridge Fun Run hosted by GPC.
As Glen Eden develops further, buyers are recognising the value in buying within the estate.
For just $270,000 you can buy a four bedroom, two bathroom home with double garage and a nice size block compared to other surrounding suburbs asking around $300,000. Growing families with children represent 23.5% of the market in Glen Eden, followed by Mature Couples and Families at 20.3% and Older Couples at 20.3% (Realestate.com.au 2018).
Rental prices are also starting to improve in the area with the average price for three bedroom homes sitting at $180 per week and four bedroom homes at $240 per week. If the property has a shed or pool or both, there is roughly an extra $20 per week per attribute depending on the size and condition of the dwelling.
LOCATIONS are proudly marketing 4 Billabong Drive, Gecko Valley (Glen Eden) for $545,000.
This immaculate 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 a massive shed with side access. There has been plenty of interest in the home with buyers interested to secure an executive style home at an attractive price with all the added extras.
The agency was pleased to sell 18 Ingra Close in Glen Eden in December for close to asking price. This was a delightful lowset brick home backing onto bush land at the end of a quiet cul de sac. The buyers secured the property because of the quality fixtures and fittings as well as the layout.
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