Howard is a thriving country town offering a central location near the regional centres of Maryborough & Hervey Bay. Originally settled by miners back in the 1880's, Howard's affordable housing prices combined with its unique laid back country charm and close proximity to the Burrum coastline (15 minutes) make it a very popular choice among its residents. The township offers everything you need with an IGA Supermarket, Doctor, Post Office, Butcher, Baker, Takeaway Shop, Vet, Mechanic and even a hair salon, and everything is in walking distance. The Historic Grand Hotel has lasted the test of time, and is popular today with locals and visitors alike. With future residential and commercial developments currently in the pipeline and with a continual influx of people moving to the area, Howard will continue to thrive as a progressive rural community.