Convenient Calliope is close to it all.
Convenient Calliope is close to it all.

Calliope has country charm close to bustle of Gladstone

CALLIOPE is known for its rocking rodeos and country charm, but the township is also only about a 20-minute drive from the hustle and bustle of Gladstone.

Calliope is ideal for people who work in the city but want to escape to the country on their time off.

There are many improvements under way in the area, including the upgrade of the Calliope Crossroads. states Calliope's median house price for the 12 months to December 2012 was about $475,000, compared to Gladstone's local government area median of $462,000.

But Calliope properties are typically acreage and a Baker St house on about 10 hectares is on the market for $775,000.

There are options, though, and a smaller house on 819sq m on North Ridge Dr is for sale for $465,000.

Sales consultant Marianne Cornwall, of Gladstone's First National Real Estate, said Calliope generally had about a $30,000 difference in land price compared to Gladstone.

"Once the overpass is done, I think any investments in Calliope, the value will be increased," she said.

Calliope has all the conveniences, with a shopping centre and local schools.

The community is tight-knit and keen on sports, with local sporting clubs plus races, festivals and rodeos held successfully throughout the year.

The area is also home to the Calliope River Historical Village which has a museum and hosts monthly markets.