Why is the Sunshine Coast a great place to live?
Located in the state of Queensland in Australia, the Sunshine Coast offers an unrivalled mix of quality investment opportunities, prime commercial and coastal locations, a dynamic, innovative ecosystem and an idyllic lifestyle and environment. Boasting 300 days of sunshine per year, the Sunshine Coast was announced as the #1 Most Loved Destination on the planet in January 2022, according to the inaugural Tourism Sentiment Index. Located just one hour’s drive north of Brisbane, the dynamic region offers spectacular natural assets and is a recognised UNESCO biosphere reserve. The Sunshine Coast offers opportunities in a diverse range of growth industries, an emerging city centre with a vibrant commercial and leisure precinct and a local government that supports new and existing businesses to establish and grow. Below are the reasons why the Sunshine Coast is a great place to live.
The picturesque coastline, extensive waterways and wetlands and the mountains in the hinterland, make the region an ideal place to live. The sun-drenched beachfront of Mooloolaba and the relaxed beachside towns of Caloundra, Maroochydore and Coolum are the best all-season spots to experience the sought-after Sunshine Coast lifestyle. The breathtaking Sunshine Coast Hinterland towns of Montville and Maleny are known for their charm and are home to many cafés, boutiques, art galleries, and gift shops.
Sunshine Coast is home to the Horizon Festival, the leading contemporary multi-arts festival held across 10 days and nights. A range of events rich in visual art, music, theatre, film, workshops and dance. Immerse yourself in the local art community by visiting the Hinterland Art Trail and explore the galleries along the Blackall Range. Caloundra Regional Art Gallery, and Gympie Regional Gallery presents changing exhibition programs featuring leading local and national artists. 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 peak creative arts and industry group, Sunshine Coast Creative Alliance, also supports the sector through its Signature Program series including The Refinery, Good Chat Series and Sub Tropic Studio.
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 region boasts world-class infrastructure with an extensive road network and Australia’s first carbon neutral international airport. With the Sunshine Coast Airport Master Plan underway, the completion of the international runway has elevated the facility to a world-class, fully serviced aviation precinct. Further development will provide exciting and diverse opportunities in the Australiasian aviation market including supporting $56.3 million in industry exports. Public transport and connectivity will be further improved with the support of the Sunshine Coast Public Transport Project currently underway.
The Sunshine Coast is also home to Australia’s largest greenfield CBD Development, the Maroochydore City Centre. With its world-class innovative design, it will become a vibrant hub of commerce, technology, innovation and entertainment.
With its highly sought-after lifestyle, welcoming community, growing economy, innovative approach and excellent access, the Sunshine Coast is without a doubt one of Australia’s most liveable regions.
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