8.0 out of 10

Black Mountain

Ranked 27th best suburb in Sunshine Coast
-26.4015156339641 152.865238252733
Great for
  • Parking
  • Clean & Green
  • Safe & Sound
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Pest Free
Not great for
  • Internet Access
  • Nightlife
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Cost of Living
  • Childcare
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers


5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Jun 13, 2019

"Peaceful privacy with distant views nestled away from the coastal and urban hype"

As you gradually ascend from the Noosa coast and Bruce Highway, you feel you are approaching heaven. The distant views in all directions confirm your arrival. You also soon feel an escape from the endless Noosa, Sunshine Coast, and Brisbane hype as they compete for attention and tourist income and a short drive away if needed, though the near Cooroy CBD offers all. Here is simply about home and living; waking to admire newborn clouds ascending from the valley dew, bird songs welcoming you to the new day, a rare privacy and peace to tend to daily duties in a relaxed environment, observations of nature's cycles in seasonal blooms or fragrances or wildlife activity. Neighbours share basic values while also sharing their excess grown fruits or the fruits of their labours. All cherish our hidden refuge from the distractions of those lower worlds where materialism, greed, vanity, fads, crime and distractions thrive, unlike elevated here where family, pets, conversations, gardening, daily purpose and priceless rewards reign. Though other areas boast being environmental, we have always quietly just lived it in our daily respects and protections and necessary sustainable ways, being eco-friendly before the phrase was invented. The resident backgrounds are diversified; from professionals to labourers, from young to old, from wealthy to moderate incomes, but all modestly sharing a recognition that we have found our heaven on earth here. However, like the proverbial heaven, only those that are worthy will see the joys and receive the blessings. I've travelled the world and lived in several countries, but it seems fate and unnecessary complexities and politics elsewhere have eventually brought me here where I've stayed for the past two decades.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"Ideal location for those who engage in sustainable living practices so as to care for the land"

Situated within the fauna and flora rich Noosa Biosphere Reserve (established as part of UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Programme in 2007) and largely comprised of rural properties, hobby farms and acreages, Black Mountain is an ideal place for all of those who feel that they have an obligation to care for the land, and to do so, engage in sustainable living practices.
  • Located within the Noosa Biosphere Reserve
  • Fauna and flora rich area
Recommended for
  • Country Lovers