Ilkley is a small, tranquil, rural residential community at the base of Buderim. It is just 12 minutes by car from major shopping centres and beautiful beaches. It was first settled in 1890 and by the mid 1920s was a popular fruit growing area. Ilkley offers homes on lush acreage with peaceful mountain and valley views. With excellent access to the Bruce Highway, Ilkley is also close to the communities of Eudlo, Tanawha and Forest Glen. Nearby Eudlo has a primary school, post office, general store, art gallery, café, and railway station. Ilkley is convenient for residents who commute to Brisbane for work or play. Also on the doorstep are Siena Catholic College, Sunshine Coast Grammar School and the University of the Sunshine Coast. Ilkley is home to the peaceful Chenrezig Buddhist Centre that has a gift shop and café. Home-based businesses in Ilkley supply produce and crafts to local markets, including the Eudlo Hall and Village Market held four times a year.