303,389* people in Queensland have the right idea; they live on the Sunshine Coast and demand is only growing in this highly sought after region.
The Sunshine Coast is well known for its pristine beaches, stunning hinterland, incredible hikes and growing entertainment and dining options but believe it or not, there are another five ridiculously good reasons to back your bags and move here. Let’s count backwards, saving the best till last.
Number 5 - Work
Sorry to raise the ‘W’ word but it is a bone of contention for many of us. Yes, the job prospects up here are not as vast as in major cities but if you dig a little deeper you’ll realise the opportunities are endless. In 2016 there were 33,076 registered businesses here and with our constant growth, the demand for expertise is only increasing.
Number 4 – Schools
If you have kids you’ll be all too familiar with the moans and groans about the inevitability and perhaps monotony of each and every school year, term, month or even day. On the upside you can be quietly (or loudly) confident that their education needs will be met, if not exceeded! Our school programs not only allow for activities that many city schools can’t offer such as surfing, but our standard of education is up there with the best. Last year, 34% of Sunshine Coast Grammar School seniors obtained an OP score between 1 – 5. Pretty impressive.
Number 3 – Community
One thing we just love about the Sunshine Coast is the way the community interacts with each other. That town you thought was just for retirees or holiday makers is no longer and in its place is a bustling (but not too bustling) haven for a variety of ages. Whether you’re watching a magical sunset or chowing down at one of our award-winning restaurants you’re bound to be star struck by the relaxed eminence the Coast has to offer.
Number 2 – Development
It’s no secret that major local airport developments are about to commence. Sunshine Plaza, our major shopping precinct, is expanding and receiving a huge facelift and of course, we can’t forget about the newly opened state of the art University Hospital. In addition, however, two major community developments are causing a stir amongst locals, investors and sea change seekers alike. The Harmony development, located near the suburb of Palmview, has attained the elusive title of being a first for South-East Queensland, as it’s the only sustainably designed community to achieve accreditation across specific facets including ecosystems, waste, energy, material, water and community. Plans boast 5,000 dwellings, an impressive four schools and a shopping centre. The second development, Aura, is located in Caloundra South and is tipped to be a Sunshine Coast suburb the size of Gladstone once complete. It is expected to house up to 50,000 people and support the community via 20 schools, a 200-hectare town centre and 200km of cycleways.
Number 1 – Housing market
With booming house prices the nation over, here on our beautiful Sunshine Coast, the best news is that getting into your own home is still achievable. With the stunning aforementioned developments underway, there is seriously no better time to build!
Compared with other Australian states, QLD supports a 17% first home buyer participation rate whereas NSW is only 3.85%. With house and land packages available in these new precincts starting from $395,000 it’s easy to see why.
Vantage homes is an award winning, trusted builder responsible for delivering smiles and outstanding results to home owners for over 15 years. We set our standards high to make sure you get what you want, the way you want it. What many other builders pitch as upgrades, we offer as a standard. We’re dedicated to working with first homebuyer, downsizers and investor, so see for yourself what we can offer at our stunning displays homes located in Aura and Harmony. Tempting isn’t it, and there’s no time like the present to act! If you’d like to discuss your options more, visit us today or call 07 5458 5500.
*Sunshine Coast Council Community Profile 2016 (profile.id.com.au/sunshine-coast/population-estimate)