Tannum Sands main beach.
Tannum Sands main beach. Christopher Chan GLA130413SURF

Prices stabilise in tranquil Tannum with 120 homes listed

TANNUM Sands is home to tranquility and nature. The quiet area is ideal for families and beach-lovers.

About 25 minutes out from the Gladstone CBD, Tannum Sands is a great place to live out of the busy city life.

Boyne Tannum Realty property manager Kerry Colless said the suburb was generally more family orientated.

"It is a lot quieter out here and that's probably what appeals to families," she said.

Ms Colless said it is certainly set apart from any night-life style of living that Gladstone offers.

In about five months the suburb will boast its very own McDonald's.

The popular restaurant will accompany an array of fast food chains in the area, such as the existing Chinese takeaway store in the Boyne Plaza shopping centre.

Ms Colless said Tannum doesn't have a huge choice when it comes to the social side of eating out, but the local surf club now does a variety of things to try and meet people's needs.

"I do believe they are offering breakfast and coffees and that sort of thing now."

As for the benefits, Ms Colless said it's the more quiet atmosphere, with walking and cycling tracks.

"It's more of a leisurely thing out here," she said.

"I think the benefits out here are the fantastic schools out this way and you have the beach.

"With the fishing, people like to get out on the river."

According to Australian Property Monitors Property Data, there are currently 120 properties listed for sale.

These include houses, units, townhouses and villas.

Prices range from $299,000 to $1.2 million.

Ms Colless said prices have stabilised a little more now.

"We're having no trouble getting those rented out to families," she said in relation to family housing.

"But it seems to be the unit style, executive type of housing that has slowed down in the area."