5 Reasons Why More People are Moving to the Sunshine Coast

Tuesday , 16 / March / 2021    

The Sunshine Coast is a holiday hotspot for tourists in the summer months. With the sun, the sand, and the overwhelming feeling that you never want to go home, we have to ask… why should you? Statistics show that more and more people are asking this very question, and moving to the Sunshine Coast. Here’s why you should too.

The Sunshine Coast Dining Scene

The Sunshine Coast is a foodie’s heaven. Buzzing with cafés, restaurants, farmer’s markets and nightlife, here are just a few of the spots likely to become your regular watering holes.

  • Mooloolaba Esplanade: ramble along the boardwalk and take your pick from the tantalising beachfront offerings. Whether you’re in the mood for fresh fish and chips, Thai or wood-fired pizza, dinner is a dish best served with a beautiful sunset.
  • Hastings Street, Noosa: a relaxed alfresco hub of restaurants and bars serving up shucked oysters, burgers, acai bowls and more.
  • Alexandra Parade: right on the headlands, this is seaside dining at its best. Locals love the Alex Surf Club because of its gorgeous views – upon exploring the vicinity, you’ll be spoilt for choice between Thai, Indian, fresh seafood and more. 
  • If you count yourself as a bit of a caffeine fiend, pay Kai Coffee a visit. Located within Harmony Sunshine Coast, this little cafe takes coffee obsession to the next level. Try their house blend – Arrow Blend – with creamy notes of caramel and milk chocolate. If you’re considering moving to the Sunshine Coast, why not make Kai Coffee your local by living a short walk away in the Harmony community?

The Natural Beauty

We know, we know: we don’t need to tell you about the beaches. But an article about the Sunshine Coast without a section on beaches would be a Bunnings trip with no sausage sizzle. If you love catching waves or lounging on the sand with a good book (who doesn’t?), the Sunshine Coast is a great place to live in that respect. Our picks include:

  • Noosa Heads Main Beach
  • Coolum Beach
  • Mooloolaba Beach
  • Mudjimba Beach
  • Kings Beach, Caloundra

The coastline is litter-free, protected and family-friendly. Wherever you are on the Sunshine Coast, you are often only a short drive away from a dip in the sea. For instance, Harmony Living is a growing community located only a short drive away from the beach.

Being a Sunshine Coast local, there is the added benefit of getting to enjoy the beaches in the off-season when they’re not packed with tourists. The region has a warm climate year-round (almost 300 days of sunshine annually), and the average ocean temperature never drops below 21℃. Come summer when the hordes of visitors hit, you’ll have the local intel on the few quiet spots to have a swim or take a hike in the hinterland.

There’s Plenty to See and Do

  • For the shopaholics reading this, the Sunshine Coast has no shortage of locations for that bit of retail therapy. Whatever your tastes, there’s something for everyone. For boho eclectic finds head to Eumundi Markets, or head to Noosa and Mooloolaba for more designer offerings. 
  • The Sunshine Coast is home to a talented rotation of entertainers, comedians, actors, dancers and musicians. If you want to catch some live entertainment, you can’t go past The J in Noosa, or Solbar, where you’ll see a mix of local up-and-comers as well as international names. 
  • Part of moving to a new place is decorating your home in a way that reflects the lifestyle you’d like to lead. From artisan crafts to boutiques, to handmade furniture and homewares, the Sunshine Coast has it all. To take it a step further, have you considered building your home around your lifestyle?

A Laidback Lifestyle

If you’re looking for a life away from the hustle and bustle of Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast is for you. The culture is relaxed, the locals are friendly and always up for a chat, and the atmosphere is unflappably calm. The area attracts people from all walks of life with one thing in common: an appreciation of human kindness and mindfulness. Communities such as Harmony Living are tight-knit, so if you’re looking for like minded neighbours, this is worth considering.


If you like being connected, the Sunshine Coast has a network of transport that makes it uber easy to get around. Aside from being close to Brisbane, the area’s public transport gives you an affordable and sustainable way to travel and explore the area’s lush surroundings, and Brisbane is only an hour away. For locals, a prepaid Go Card allows you to travel on every bus, train, tram and ferry service running regularly throughout South East Queensland. If you prefer to walk, or just like having all that you need a little more close at hand, consider living in a master-planned community such as Harmony, where all amenities are a short trip away.


They say life’s a beach: why not take that literally? Step into your new life today, with all the surf, sea and amenities you could want all in one friendly hub.

To live in Harmony is to experience nature every day. Surrounded by beautiful hinterland and reserves, we are creating a grand network of parklands and green spaces that thread through and connect the entire community. At AVID, we create places where people love to belong.