Located in the regions hinterland, the quaint village of Montville is the creative heart of the Sunshine Coast. Perched high on the Blackall Range, Montville caters to your inner artist, with its spectacular views, unique architecture and bustling retail industry; a visit to the township will satisfy those searching for a slice of unspoilt woodland paradise.
The Montville Region
In a world saturated by franchises and big businesses, Montville is the rare exception that will always encourage privately owned operations. Take a wander down the main street and you’ll be greeted with an array of weird and wonderful shops offering exquisite handmade trinkets. From antique clocks, gourmet chocolates and designer threads, to the finest folk art the region has to offer, there is an intricate list of fascinations and small passions to interest everyone. Similarly, cuisine fans are well suited, as the emphasis on small enterprise guarantees a diversity of delicious meals and a balanced bottle of wine. From fine dining bistros, to cafes and restaurants, the range of local delicacies is prominent in every establishment.
Montville is surrounded by nature reserves and walking trails, making for a relaxing weekend stroll or intense trek, depending on what your fitness demands. Steal some time to yourself on the May Caincross Reserve, spotting wildlife, stretching your legs and following it up with a delicious coffee in their open-air café overlooking Glass House Mountains. Or pack a romantic picnic and visit Kondalilla Falls, passing a lazy afternoon belly up in the crisp water of the forested waterhole.
And for the families? Australia Zoo is a cool twenty minutes on Tourist Drive 23. Spend a day or a weekend learning about Australia’s native wildlife, the Irwin families’ conservation projects, petting the sheep or feeding one of the snoozing koalas.
Montville Real Estate Snapshot
Montville was first settled in 1887, boasting a range of colonial and European architecture, from the conservative Tudor, Irish and English cottages, luxurious Swiss and Bavarian chalets, to classic Queenslanders, basking in the sun. Residential land is abundant in Montville, with 4,400m2 of pristine acreage witnessing ever-changing views of Kondalilla Falls, all the way to the Connondale Ranges; prices begin at a low $300,000. Perhaps a peaceful retreat nestled in the Montville bushland is more your style? These properties range from $500,000 to $650,000, or for those who like a little proximity, a rustic cottage within walking distance of local parks can sail at around $400,000. Rentals in Montville are few and far between, but if you are lucky enough to attain a house, the median is only $300 to $400 a week.
If you’re interested in either buying or renting in this stunning rural oasis, take the time to meet with one of Montville’s local real estate team to help find your dream home. Take the day and see for yourself why Montville is the creative heart of the Sunshine Coast – you’ll struggle to tear yourself away.