7 Reasons to live on the Sunshine Coast

VARIETY OF PROPERTY OPTIONS TO SUIT ALL BUDGETS

Housing is far more affordable and there are many housing options to suit all budgets. From the under $500k for first home buyers, to many retirement and over 55’s villages, everyone can find something affordable. For around a million dollars you can buy a waterfront house or buy acreage 20mins from the beach. You can’t get that in most places in Australia.

Drive 5-10mins from the beach and you can secure your own piece of the coast for anywhere from $500k to under $1m. With the median house price sitting at $550k in 2016, that makes the Sunshine Coast so attractive for many families to settle in such a beautiful part of the world.

Keep money in your pocket and still get what you want!

FAMILY LIFE

The work/life balance fits well with families on the Sunshine Coast. When your mortgage isn’t at such a ridiculous level, you have the time to spend with your family and enjoy the lifestyle. Rather than worry that every cent you earn for the next 30years must pay off the bank, you can go to the beach, enjoying the many outdoor activities on option all year round.

There is an abundance of sporting facilities such as:-

  • Public swimming pools,
  • Surf life saving clubs- nippers,
  • Yacht clubs,
  • Rowing 
  • Football/ soccer/ cricket/ baseball grounds,
  • Basketball stadium,
  • Gymnasiums,
  • Basketball/netball/tennis courts,
  • Golf courses,
  • Skate parks,
  • Horse arena.

There is something for everyone and encourages families to be active and enjoy the outdoors.

EDUCATION

Education is an important consideration for families also. The Sunshine Coast has many quality private and state schools, a University and TAFE. For younger children there are numerous preschool and child care centres to choose from.

You can visit the education QLD web site for more information or read our 5 steps to choosing the right school for your family.

GROWING CITY

There are many new developments happening on the Sunshine Coast. The benefits to residents here, is that you have the big city conveniences whilst enjoying the lifestyle that the Sunshine Coast has to offer. The best of both worlds!

Some of these major developments include:

  • Maroochydore City Centre/Business Park is a 60 hectare development that has a mix of residential, commercial, retail, civic and community uses.
  • Sunshine Coast University Hospital and medical precinct
  • Sunshine Coast Airport expansion with addition of international airport runway. This enables more direct flights to more destinations across Australia, Asia and the Western Pacific region.
  • The Caloundra South Aura development and the Palmview developments are both master planned communities which will house upwards of 50,000 people when completed.

The development of these major projects provides numerous employment opportunities as well as underpinning the future economic expansion of the Sunshine Coast.

BEACHES

The Sunshine Coast beaches are some of the most beautiful in Australia. The warm water and a choice of surf and calm bays make swimming enjoyable for most of the year. Living by the sea or near the water is an affordable luxury on the Sunshine Coast, as property prices are lower than other beachside suburbs in QLD and other states.

You’ll often feel as though it’s your own private beach as the vast stretches of beach are rarely overcrowded. The beaches are also equipped with recreational activities such as parks, BBQs, playgrounds, skate parks and wide footpaths for walking or jogging. Sunshine Coast beaches also cater to those with pets having many off leash dog areas.

HINTERLAND

The Sunshine Coast hinterland offers spectacular views of the Glass House Mountains, green valleys and the Pacific Ocean. The scenic townships have many quaint cafes and restaurants, unique shops and art galleries. Here you can find an acreage retreat from 1 – 10 acres 20minutes from the beach or a bit further out acreage properties from 10 + acres.

Spare time can be spent ticking off the many mountains you can climb, visiting the townships or just enjoying the views.

WEATHER

The Sunshine Coast is aptly named for its beautiful sunshine days and mild temperatures year round. The summer daytime average temperature averages at 28 degrees and in winter 20 degrees. You don’t need to sit through another freezing Sydney ort Melbourne winter. Not to mention the heatwaves over 40degrees Celsius in the southern states.

As well as being able to spend your winters outdoors, the reduced need for heating and air conditioning can significantly cut those power bills. For those with medical conditions such as arthritis, the warmer weather can be a great help and often you can find asthma and hay fever clears up when you live close to the beach.

Just another reason why the Sunshine Coast is a great place to live.

RELAXED ATMOSPHERE

Imagine an easy commute to work without spending hours in traffic jams or in overcrowded buses or trains. Enjoy driving and parking right across the road from the beach. If you happen to find a busy tourist weekend, you can drive 5mins to the next beach or township and have it all to yourself.

The relaxed pace of Sunshine Coast living removes the feeling of being rushed and stressed. The laid back atmosphere and friendly locals makes everyday feel like a holiday.