Westwood to Woodford

Date Released - June 22, 2014.

The township of Woodford is a bustling colonial township rivalling Maleny in charm has experienced recent growth providing a solution for buyers seeking infrastructure, lifestyle and location.

QM Properties have released Stage 3 at Westwood Estate on the back of a strong autumn sales period with ten sales in two months.

“Westwood was fairly slow in the take up originally,” said QM Properties Sales Manager, Damien Ross, “but it has really ramped up this year.”

“There is very little acreage land across the area and the big advantage for Westwood is that residents can walk into Woodford on a concrete pathway,” he said.

The estate concentrates on a rural lifestyle with Stage 3 offering large blocks with a 35 to 50 metre frontage. All blocks are elevated with stunning views of the nearby mountain ranges of Beerburrum National Park and the famous Glass House Mountains to the east and Mt Mee to the south.

Stage 3 has a total of 15 allotments which is over 50% of the stage with either park frontage or overlooking parkland.

“This really is the most premium stage we have released to date”, said Damien.

Westwood is attractive to buyers after larger land for 250 – 400sqm homes that will not easily fit on smaller blocks.

Mark and Trudi Langdale had looked at more than ten developments, specifically looking for blocks larger than 300sqm, before deciding to make Westwood their next home.

“Westwood really ticked all the boxes for us,” said Mark, “The standard of the other homes and overall design and appearance of the development is first class.”

“After spending many years living in apartments or houses on small blocks of land, we decided we both really wanted some more room and a quieter rural location to build our next home,” he said.

“Westwood Estate is appealing to families, tree changers and those wanting a rural lifestyle with adequate space but without the hassle of large block maintenance, and still participating in a highly active social and cultural hub,” said Damien.

The village of Woodford is situated 15 minutes west of Caboolture on the D’Aguilar Highway loop off the Bruce Highway.

The township is noted for its grand old hotel and colonial style shops, and was one of the earliest areas to be settled in the shire with its history reflected in many of the buildings and attractions.

The bustling town also keeps in the social loop hosting renowned events such as the multicultural Woodford Folk Festival featuring Australian home-grown and international acts, the 25km Woodford to Glenbrook Classic for cyclists and runners, the Country Music Festival at the revamped Woodford Village Hotel and The Dreaming – a prominent indigenous festival.

“Woodford is quintessential of small town friendliness with big town culture which is a rare find,” said Damien.

For nature enthusiasts, the choice of scenic views, tramps, cycle tracks and swimming options are popular.

Nearest are the Beerburrum and Beerwah State Forrest and Reserves offering exotic pine plantations, open eucalypt forest and rainforest patches stretching onto the peaks of the famous Glass House Mountains only 15 minutes’ drive away.

“We are really looking forward to doing some more exploring of the area and locals have been telling us about some terrific spots in the nearby Bellthorpe, Mount Mee and Conondale National Park,” said Mark, “We enjoy the drive out through Kilcoy and around Somerset Dam when we regularly visit relatives who live near Gatton on the Warrego Highway.”

Bribie Island is only 30 minutes away for water and marine recreational sports and activities in the pristine Pumicestone Passage or the surf beach at Woorim.

“We are also looking forward to getting across to Bribie Island more often for fish and chips,” said Mark. “We have been occasional visitors for the past five or six years but will certainly be going more often for a walk along the beach or fishing at least once a month.”

Rich farmlands produce strawberries, bananas, pineapples, pawpaw, and mushrooms with roadside stalls and shops the place to stop and select produce fresh from the farm daily and famous Kilcoy marbled beef is available from local butchers.