MOUNT LARCOM TOWN – A COUNTRY JEWEL BY OUR LOCAL MOUNTAIN

By December 19, 2017News & Events

I have always had a passion for rural properties and appreciate the friendly atmosphere of country towns especially Mount Larcom.  There is something special about the sense of community and fellowship of smaller country communities; is the essence of country living at its best.

Where is Mount Larcom

Mt Larcom is a close nit community only 25 minutes drive from Gladstone.  Mt Larcom draws its name from the nearby mountain 12km to the east which was named by Matthew Flinders.

Mount Larcom is surrounded by local farms and the township has plenty of community services including the infamous pub.  Mt Larcom has the added benefit of being about 45minutes to Rockhampton as well.  Many locals enjoy the fishing and crabbing at the Narrows which is an estuary system running from the south of Rockhampton through to the top of Gladstone harbour.

My Connection with the Town

I lived in Yarwun with my family as a child and attended Mt Larcom High School.  I’ve always enjoyed Mt Larcom and now, in modern times, we have seen it develop into a bustling country community with plenty to offer;

  • The most important icons in small town would have to be THE PUB
  • Local post office
  • The CAFÉ with one of the best PIES in our region
  • Local corner store with excellent customer service
  • The primary school plus high school
  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church
  • The RSL CLUB
  • Market stalls are also held on a regular basis

The Mt Larcom Show

The show grounds come alive with MOUNT LARCOM SHOW every year and it is fast becoming a to-do on our regional calendar.  It is an annual 2 day agricultural event showcasing stud cattle, horse ring events, show dogs, dairy goat display, poultry and art competitions, ute muster and pavilion displays.  It gives the chance for the locals to show off their prize stock and other animals, and the opportunities for city Gladstone fold to enjoy the fresh country air and take time out in the country.  It is a great way for families and friends to get together.

The State Development Area

Buyers in this area are typically looking for both larger residential and rural hobby farms and grazing areas.  Mt Larcom is also close to the Gladstone State Development Area (GSDA) which is 27,194 hectares of land adjacent to the port with connections to major rail networks and to the Bruce Highway.  The GSDA is an ideal investment location for projects of national and international significance including the proposed solar power plant and steel mill.  You can read more here https://www.statedevelopment.qld.gov.au/coordinator-general/gladstone-state-development-area.html

If you would like more information about Mt Larcom you can connect with me via email on jenny@locationsestateagents.com.au or on my mobile 04725 433 82.