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Best suburbs to live in Sunshine Coast Region, QLD

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5Ranked 1st

"Just the perfect spot"

Close to everything you might need, like beach and shopping centre, but still quite and safe. The sound of the ocean will lull you to sleep every night! Wonderful neighborhood.
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Pacific Paradise

4.5Ranked 2nd

"A hidden gem"

A family friendly quiet community exists here in North Shore - Pacific Paradise. River on one side, beach on the other. Away from the busy beach front streets and cafes that now are lined with people …
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Meridan Plains

4.5Ranked 3rd

"Central to Noosa & Brisbane"

Affordable leafy suburb central to Brisbane & Noosa (less than 1 hour each way)
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Mount Coolum

4.5Ranked 4th
Keith Blanchard

"How long does it take to climb Mount Coolum."

The sign at the beginning of the track suggest to allow 2 hours. The trip can be done in around a hour for a reasonably fit person. Take some water but don't leave late in the day as there is no light…
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Bli Bli

4.5Ranked 5th
Liz Hope

"Family Friendly and Fun"

Lovely family area with great schools, lovely parks and walkways. Well located within and easy drive to beaches and shopping.
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Castaways Beach

4.5Ranked 6th

"Cast away all your cares in a beautiful, friendly beach suburb."

Birdsong, sunshine and a fantastic beach! Bordered by the beach and national parks, Castaways Beach is a beautiful, friendly suburb that will always be limited to its current size by its natural surr…
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Alexandra Headland

4.5Ranked 7th

"Great place to live or have a reaxing holiday."

Alexandra Headland is on the sunshine coast of Queensland about an hour north of Brisbane. Alex, as it is sometimes known has everything both a local and a tourist could want. The beaches here are gre…
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Little Mountain

4.5Ranked 8th
Larena Butler

"Great for families and I love the parks"

I have really enjoyed living here since moving from Buderim. There are so many walking tracks and parks, my son and I love feeding the ducks and swans at the lake in Ivadale. Our Neighbours are friend…
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4.5Ranked 9th

"Why we love living in Woombye"

We fell in love with Woombye the moment we drove into the town centre. The main street is picture-perfect with it's sweeping mountain views and quaint old shops; yet behind this sleepy facade is ever…
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Coolum Beach

4.5Ranked 10th
Jonathon Cameron

"Living in paradise"

I love living in Coolum Beach. I first moved here eleven years ago and have also enjoyed residing at neighbouring addresses in Yaroomba and Marcoola. My family and I are proud property owners in the c…
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4.5Ranked 11th

"So how do you pronounce Diddillibah?"

I guess that's it: not too many know about Diddillibah, and there's not really much at Diddillibah, and you wouldn't really come to Diddillibah unless you just found yourself here making a visit or p…
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4.5Ranked 12th

"Eumundi- the charming historic market town"

I love Eumundi and I think the weekend market has to be the best I've seen. The town has a very relaxed friendly feel and a host of good cafes and restaurants. The 2 hotels also serve good food and th…
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4.5Ranked 13th
Isabelle Tremblay-Hershman

"Great beach community"

I've lived in Marcoola, town of seaside for almost 20 years. It's a great place to raise a family as it's safe and i've loved the community feel. Easy access to the beach and nice friendly cafes and r…
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4.5Ranked 14th
Mark McDonald


An intimate seaside village that epitomizes the Sunshine Coast Lifestyle. Stunning beach that is both clean and uncrowded with a real old fashioned community surf club without the bar & pokies where t…
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Peregian Beach

4.5Ranked 15th

"Peregian Beach - Small Village by the sea"

The village is east of the busy road, so no roads to cross. There is a patrolled beach and surf club at the village. The town is a great place to live and it is easy to get to know the locals and to …
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Twin Waters

4.5Ranked 16th
Liz Hope

"Lovely Peaceful Area"

Lovely peaceful area with walking paths around the lakes and parks. Beautiful homes and a very friendly community, you will feel welcomed here!
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4.5Ranked 17th


A beautiful suburb 4 minutes drive to Dicky Beach. Take the back streets via Queen St to Kings Beach with no highways to cross. A hop skip and a jump and your on the road to Brisbane, arriving in Wi…
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Black Mountain

4.5Ranked 18th

"Truly amazing place for family’s and community"

Love it .. love it Best rural land and will be worth a lot more in the years to come with the way it’s going.. hidden gem Quite but so close to shops with plenty of infrastructure coming and with s…
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Sippy Downs

4.5Ranked 19th

"Sippy has everything!"

Chancellor primary is currently ranked 7th best on the coast, on par with SC Grammar the private school, which is saying something! The university provides lots of public transport and we have our p…
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Marcus Beach

4.5Ranked 20th

"Paradise in Paradise"

Marcus Beach is quiet, peaceful, close to everything Noosa has to offer, great people and dog friendly beach. It's the best kept secret on the Sunshine Coast!
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