Stockland Kin Kora, Dawson Highway, Gladstone.
Stockland Kin Kora, Dawson Highway, Gladstone. Chris Chan

Heart of Gladstone a great spot to raise a family

KIN KORA is at the heart of Gladstone. The suburb is known for its shopping, golf club and parks.

The area has a great feel about it and is the perfect spot for families.

There are primary and high schools nearby, fantastic footpaths to walk the dog and ride a bike, and parks to run in.

It was once said if you drove through the area around 5.30-6pm, you would find many people mowing their yards and chatting with each other.

It is named after Kin Kora Creek, which in turn was named as the Irish word for the stronghold of the King of Ireland.

Recreational features of the area include the Gladstone Golf Club, Maroona Park, Sun Valley Park, Tigalee Park, Toonee Park and United Park and the Gladstone BMX Club.

Shopping choices are abundant with four major supermarkets and three major department stores within walking distance.

Numerous dining and takeaway places are also close by.

APM Property Data lists 32 properties in the area for sale or auction. Properties range from $269,000-$675,000.

There are currently 15 properties listed for rental or lease.

Rental prices range from $450-$975 per week, depending on the style and location.

The area is a mix of new builds, two-storey weatherboard houses, and renovated one-level brick houses.