Why is Sunshine Coast a great place to live in?



Located in the state of Queensland in Australia, the Sunshine Coast is a popular holiday destination as well as a great place to relocate to. Located just one hour’s drive north of Brisbane, Sunshine Coast has a diverse geography ranging from rainforests and national parks to the hinterland and farms. The region has established itself as a business destination as well. The scenic views, activity-filled beaches, an active lifestyle and a growing economy are the major attractions of this region. By 2040, the population in the Sunshine Coast is expected to double owing to its popularity as a relocation destination in Australia and the world. Below are the reasons why the Sunshine Coast is a great place to live in.

The beauty of the region:

2 people surfing on blue sea during daytime

The vast coastline and pleasant weather make the region fun and eventful. Beaches such as Noosa Main Beach and Hastings Street, Noosa North Shore and Rainbow, Mooloolaba, Coolum are the best all-season spots to have an action-packed time. Towns like Montville and Maleny are known for their charm and are home to many cafés, boutiques, art galleries, and gift shops. The Sunshine Coast is well known for its art and culture scene.

The Art and Culture:

There are plenty of arts and crafts gallery trails through the villages of Montville, Maleny, Flaxton and Mapleton in the hinterland of the region. Caloundra Regional Art Gallery, Noosa Regional Gallery and Gympie Regional Gallery are some of the bigger art galleries with changing exhibitions. The Original Eumundi Markets heads the list of market destinations on the Sunshine Coast, with the whole town revolving around the market held every Wednesday and Saturday. The region is home to museums like Queensland Air Museum, which is Australia’s largest aviation museum and the Gympie Bone Museum, which is Australia’s first and only museum dedicated entirely to the art and science of modern bones and skeletons.

Affordable housing:

white and red wooden house miniature on brown table

Compared to other Australian cities like Sydney and Brisbane, housing is affordable in the Sunshine Coast. The availability of good quality housing and lower interest rates make it an excellent real estate investment choice. Rental costs in the Sunshine Coast region are around 30% cheaper than in the bigger cities of Australia according to industry estimates.

The Climate:

red and black bird on brown tree branch during daytime

As the name suggests, the Sunshine Coast is blessed with good weather and it stays warm throughout the year. During autumn, the weather is mild and the temperature varies between 13 and 25 degrees Celsius from March to May. Cool sea breezes keep summer pleasant.

The Infrastructure and transport:

white and red air plane flying during daytime

The region boasts world-class infrastructure with well-constructed roadways offering connectivity. The administration is working on increasing the number of hospitals and universities in the region, and improving public transport. Projects such as Sunshine Coast Airport Expansion Project have boosted connectivity in the region, with regular flights to different Australian cities and many international flights expected to start in 2022. The government has encouraged inclusive growth in the region through initiatives such as Sunshine Coast Mass Transit Project, which will be supporting Maroochydore and other major business and tourism centers.

If you are looking for high quality of living, away from the expensive cities of Australia, the Sunshine Coast is the place to be. In addition to its growing economy, the Sunshine Coast offers a lifestyle few regions in the world can match.

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