Best Places to Live on the Sunshine Coast

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The Sunshine Coast is a stunning location from every angle. Far enough from the bustle of Brisbane to feel like you’re on a holiday and connected, with all the essentials close to home. Find your own slice of coastal paradise, community and connectivity in some of the best places to live on the Sunshine Coast. 

Palmview

Palmview continues to skyrocket in popularity while keeping all the charms and connectivity of its rural beginnings. Home to one of the newest master-planned housing developments on the Sunshine Coast and soon to be connected directly to the Bruce Highway, you’re a short drive from the stunning Mooloolaba Beach and less than an hour away from the action of Brisbane. 

This family-friendly suburb is filled with contemporary play areas and parks for kids and kids at heart, with two schools set to open right across from Harmony. Within close proximity to Siena Catholic College and Chancellor State College in the neighbouring suburb of Sippy Downs, Palmview is the place to invest into education and community and still enjoy the fun! Chase adrenaline at the nearby theme parks, or get back to your roots walking through the Palmview Conservation Area just a short walk from your front door.

Community remains key in Palmview. From the morning coffee at KAI to sharing a pub feed at the historic Ettamogah Pub, it’s easy to find excuses to catch up with neighbours, while younger ones can explore the strawberry fields, or head into nearby Sippy Downs for the skate park and playland – there’s always something to enjoy. 

Buddina

One of the most iconic Sunny Coast locales, Buddina is all things contemporary, bohemian and carefree. Located right on the Pacific Ocean, follow the Coastal Pathway to the Port Cartwright Lighthouse to soak up one of the most stunning views along the east coast. 

You don’t need to travel far to pick up what you need, with the Kawana Shoppingworld on your doorstep. The shopping precinct is where you’ll find everything from flowers, to groceries and a cinema. Catch up on some reading at the Kawana Library, within walking distance of Buddina State School, set close to homes to allow families to leave the car at home for the school run. Expect to find a vibrant community in Buddina, with surfers, tourists, and families mixing together along the coastline. 

Sippy Downs

Known as the ‘knowledge hub’ of the Sunshine Coast, Sippy Downs has been home to the University of the Sunshine Coast since 1996. Providing upwards of 6,000 knowledge-based jobs from the town, you’ll find the highest quality of education, from early learning all the way to university, right on your doorstep. 

It’s not all hitting the books though! Head over to the USC cricket grounds on the weekend for a game, or head into the Moolah River National Park in the heart of Sippy Downs. There’s a skate park to test your skills, and the Chancellor Park Driving Range is perfect for perfecting your golf swing. If you’re looking for an established community to suit any age, head down to Sippy Downs and you’ll settle right in.

Peregian Springs

Just north of the Sunshine Coast’s city hub, Peregian Springs is home to the sprawling Ridge Peregian Springs housing development, which includes the Peregian Springs State School, St Andrew’s Anglican College and over 50 hectares of protected national park, preserving the endangered Wallum Sedge Frog. 

Sustainability is at the heart of this suburb, with rainwater tanks powering irrigation needs at the local shopping centres and lush parks, and is home to environmental initiatives to protect native flora and fauna in the adjoining nature corridor, which is open for hikes and exploration for adventurers of all ages and ability. With all the convenience of local amenities close by, indulge in the serenity of being a little further out from the city, and enjoy those Sunshine Coast sunrises that just can’t be beaten. 

These communities, despite sometimes sitting a little off the beaten track, offer the same connectivity and benefits that you’d find in the city. Moving into an up-and-coming community such as Palmview, you have the opportunity to buy a home at a much more accessible price in one of the best places to live on the Sunshine Coast. 


Harmony is an exciting new development set in the heart of the Palmview, on Queensland’s pristine Sunshine Coast. Enjoy the natural beauty and spacious surrounds with all the convenience of stylish village living.

At AVID, we create places where people love to belong. To find out more about our developments in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland and how you can invest in the home of your dreams, contact us today.

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