Living in Buderim
Buderim is one of the jewels of the Sunshine Coast, a vibrant and dynamic community set on and around an elevated volcanic ridge tucked between the coast’s famous beaches of Mooloolaba, Alexandra Headland and Maroochydore to the east and its many charming hinterland towns to the west.
First settled by Europeans around 150 years ago, its rich red soil has yielded a bounty of harvest through the decades including sugar cane, coffee, citrus, bananas, small crops and of course ginger. These days, its agricultural past has given way to residential gardens in a lush green setting and a close knit community lifestyle. It’s where residents who’ve chosen Buderim to put down roots make the most of the moderate sub-tropical weather and close proximity to everything they need. Those fortunate enough to live here enjoy a mild climate all year round. In summer, the top of Buderim catches the cool sea-breezes making Buderim cooler than the adjacent coastline by as much as five degrees! However it’s the outstanding sense of community that defines Buderim. Talk to anyone and they will tell you about the scores of community organisations packed with energetic volunteers, the many neighbourhood initiatives like shared food grown on the nature strips and the small acts of kindness shown to a neighbour in need. They all agree that Buderim is a friendly and welcoming place whose residents display a strong sense care for those around them.
You’ll find Buderim people an interesting mix of long term locals and more recent arrivals all rightly proud of the place they call home. The captivating village centre promises much more than you would expect with an abundance of coffee shops, restaurants, specialty shops and galleries as well as all the health and professional services necessary for day to day living. And of course it’s close and well connected to the bigger business centres like Maroochydore and Nambour. It’s a community that really does have it all.