06 November 2020, By Endeavour Lotteries

Top 7 reasons you want to live on the Sunshine Coast

3 min read

Ok let me start by saying there are definitely more than 7 reasons to tempt you to relocate to this glorious part of Queensland, but how long have you got, and how many do you really need?

Girl with surboard

You’ll never take a bad photo in this light

1. Become an overnight Instagram sensation

Have you seen how seriously photogenic the Sunny Coast (what you’ll be calling it when you become a local) is? Everything is insta-worthy… the people, the beaches, the waterfalls, the Glass House mountains, the national parks, even the food. Pinch us now.

onBeach

You’ll never take a bad photo in this light

2. You’ll never ever ever get bored

Think Sunshine Coast, think outdoor activity. Here’s a few highlights…
• Tour the protected Noosa everglades by kayak or boat
• Climb a mountain, we can think of at least 11 (clue: Glass House Mountains)
• Just add water and go surfing, snorkelling, diving, boating, spear fishing, cliff jumping, stand-up paddle boarding, jet skiing, you get the idea?
• Did someone say hiking? How about rainforest, mountains, national parks, take your pick.
• Beach driving/camping – load up the 4WD and join the pilgrimage from Noosa north shore to Rainbow beach

Steps down to beach

Just paradise

3. The beaches, the climate, the lifestyle

If you have even been tempted to move to the Sunshine Coast, chances are these three reasons were top of your list. Sparkling blue ocean and white sandy beaches abound, just 2 hours north-east of Brissy, it’s perfectly located in a fertile region famous for its produce and award-winning restaurants. And if that isn’t enough, the temperatures are mild enough year-round that you can toss out half of your winter wardrobe. Need we say more?

 

Smart city

Leading the way for high-tech infrastructure

4. It’s a very smart move

Here’s a reason you might not have considered and probably didn’t know. In 2019, the Sunny Coast was recognised as one of the Top 7 Intelligent Communities globally, alongside Canada, Taiwan and Chicago. And, Maroochydore is set to become a smart city complete with environmental sensors, an extensive free wifi zone, automatic waste collection systems, and the Sunshine Coast Council (SCC) app that distributes information about local events, storms and road closures. Guess that means residents will be smarter too?

 

solar panels

They don’t call it the Sunshine Coast for nothing

5. The real power of all that sunshine

The people running the show up here are the first local government in the country to have developed a 15MW solar farm to offset their entire electricity consumption with renewable energy. It’s a Council that is harnessing its greatest natural resource, the sun, to put it ahead of the race for a more environmentally responsible future. And, with millions of dollars in savings on electricity costs over the next 3 decades, it’s literally putting money back in the pockets of those ratepayers lucky enough to live here.

Plane

Fly in, fly out of paradise

6. A better commute

With upgrades to the Sunshine Coast Airport including the opening of a new runway, you’ll have all the access you need to the rest of the country or indeed the world. You’ll be able to fly to Canberra for meetings and be home by the weekend to go surfing at your favourite break. As the fastest growing airport in Australia, it’s also a good bet your family and friends could be among the more than one million passengers who visit annually. In fact, that could be a negative depending how you look at it.

Glasshouse Mountains

Ah the serenity!

7. You might just win a fabulous prize-home in the Glass House Mountains (we can help out on this one)

This coveted million-dollar acreage property is nestled near the rolling green foothills of Mt Tibrogargan. The Hampton-style luxury 4 bedroom plus media room home is complete with high-end finishes, soaring 9ft ceilings, an inground mineral pool and custom-designed man cave. Surrounded by 3000sqm of beautiful established low maintenance gardens, living here will feel like an escape from the hustle and bustle, while being less than 30 minutes to the spectacular coast.

So take the plunge, you are going to love your new life in the sunshine. Buy tickets for your chance to win the lifestyle you’ve always dreamed about now.

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