Plenty Of Strings to the Sunshine Coast’s Bow

Ask most southerners about the Sunshine Coast and they’ll probably mention something about Noosa.

That’s because hundreds of thousands of tourists descend on the picturesque seaside town every year, drawn by its pristine sandy white beaches as well as its reputation as being just a little bit exclusive.

Ask a Queenslander the same question, however, and they can probably name most of the towns along its majestic 60-kilometre coast-line – and the best surfing spots, too.

While Noosa might get more than its fair share of the limelight, the Sunshine Coast region is actually an embarrassment of riches.

The thing is the Sunshine Coast has plenty of strings to its bow, especially south of the famed Noosa region.

Suburbs such as Sunshine Beach, Peregian Springs and Tewantin offer their own charms, as well as more affordable real estate to boot.

“Encouraged by the lifestyle factor and low interest rates, homebuyers have entered the Sunshine Coast market looking to reap the rewards for many year’s time, as a growing population will mean growing demand for a slice of our beautiful lifestyle,” Mooloolaba-based agent Amber Werchon said.

“Suburbs just outside Noosa are increasing in popularity and offer a more affordable option for those still wanting to be close to the heart of Noosa, such as Tewantin and Peregian Springs.”

Ms Werchon said that while Noosa might get more than its fair share of the limelight, the Sunshine Coast region was actually an embarrassment of riches.

Not only can homebuyers and investors secure waterfront property but if the bush was more their thing, that was no far away either, she said.

“We are extremely lucky on the Sunshine Coast to have a fantastic mix of beachfront units and apartments, and you can drive only a matter of minutes and enjoy acreage or hinterland living,” she said.

“The Sunshine Coast offers so much variety and caters to the needs of so many – whether you are looking for a waterfront property, on the doorstep of one of our pristine beaches, or acreage in the hinterland – all this can be found on the Sunshine Coast.”

The Sunshine Coast region is also producing solid economic results, according to the Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ).

REIQ chief executive officer Antonia Mercorella said the region was the beneficiary of significant State Government funding for infrastructure projects such as the Bruce Highway Upgrade.

“The implementation of these projects will potentially inject nearly $1.3 billion into the economy over the coming years,” Ms Mercorella said.

“This investment is a response to the increasing population in the region. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Noosa and Sunshine Coast LGA added more than 72,680 residents for the past decade to June 2016.

“The rental market is also the strongest in Queensland with high demand of rental properties and very low vacancy rates. Similarly, the outlook of the sales market is positive and supported by economic fundamentals like population growth.”

Source: Domain