8.6 out of 10

Caloundra

Ranked 20th best suburb in Sunshine Coast
-26.8023874193196 153.128570204894
Great for
  • Parking
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Internet Access
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighbourly Spirit
Not great for
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Something for Everyone"

We just love Caloundra because it has something for everyone and is positioned both within easy access to both airports and every facility on the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane.You can drive yourself or arrive by train and there are local buses and ones to get you around the coast or to the airport. Caloundra itself has several large supermarkets and department stores plus a range of speciality shops for clothes, food and entertaining. To cater for all age groups and tastes, one can fine dine, have a relaxing pub meal or buy take away fish and chips to eat on the beach. There are tremendous facilities all along the coastline with free BBQ's and picnic tables on the beaches as well as in the parks, which also meet the beach. Swimming is good for both surfers and paddlers with 4 or 5 beaches within 10 minutes of Caloundra and one of it's greatest benefits is that families have safe quiet waters along with open surf and lifeguard patrolled stretches. All beaches are sandy but also have rock headlands to walk or fish from with nice elevated board walks and vantage spots to sit and admire the view. We love Caloundra and spend our time between UK, France, Brisbane and Caloundra because we find it one of the most relaxing, safe, enjoyable, quality lifestyle places in the World today. There are aren't many places where can one sit on the beach in the Lifesaver's Clubhouse and have a beer/wine and meal for $10 or sit in a fine dining restaurant admiring the sea views for $100 - it's the sort of relaxed place that attracts families and singles who want peace and quiet or night life.....all in a safe, friendly atmosphere.
Pros
  • Beaches
  • Family entertainment
  • Tourist facilities
Cons
  • Weekend crush
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
Hayley1304
Hayley1304 Hi, could you please tell me if you would be able to live here and not have a car. Am looking to move somewhere with good public transport and walking distance to shops etc. Thank you!
2yrs+
kerry99
kerry99 When we returned from overseas, we lived in Caloundra for 6 months before buying a car and completely relied on walking and catching buses. The services are reliable, frequent and good value with connections also to train stations for longer trips to Brisbane, an hour away. All shops are within easy walking distance in Caloundra as are Doctors, Specialty Centres and Government Offices etc.
2yrs+
Hayley1304
Hayley1304 That's great thank you so much for your reply!
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Perfect Investment Location"

Caloundra has the best of all of Queensland. Sun, surf, sand and beautiful sunsets. The area is undervalued and will explode over the next decade. Due to the relaxed way of life and clear air, access to surf, fishing and amenties, Caloundra has to imrpove in value exponentially. There need to be a few more large shopping precincts and Caloundra will have it all.

New housing estates will ensure that there is the poplation to sustain new shopping developments. Hopefullty the local council will be able to keep up with it.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
sandyc
sandyc Hi, Would there be a market for a Domestic Cleaning Agency within Caloundra and Surrounding areas? Or there's already plenty there catering to this need? Thanks in Advance.
Commuters and Busy Professionals and some Retirees too are my Targeted Market
Mar 04, 2017
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Fantastic location"

Caloundra West is ideally located only minutes away from the commercial centre of Caloundra and the beach whilst retaining a feeling of solitude and ambience. Great parks and walkways, quiet (apart from the ocasional aeroplane) with lovely streetscapes. A great place to own a home and live.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
sandyc
sandyc Hi, Would there be a market for a Domestic Cleaning Agency within Caloundra and Surrounding areas? Or there's already plenty there catering to this need? Thanks in Advance. Commuters and Busy Professionals and some Retirees are my Targeted Market/Audience.
Mar 04, 2017
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"This is the perfect location for a family, young people, retirees."

Excellent Parks and walkways, and only 5min to the CBD.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
sandyc
sandyc sandyc Hi, Would there be a market for a Domestic Cleaning Agency within Caloundra and Surrounding areas? Or there's already plenty there catering to this need? Thanks in Advance.
Commuters and Busy Professionals along with some Retirees are my
Targeted Market / Audience.
Mar 04, 2017
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Great Area with Large Parks and Lakes"

Bellvista Estate is a Stockland development that is well laid out with large parks and lakes full of ducks that the kids can feed. A new shopping centre is opening next year (August 2010) which will include a Doctors Surgery, Dentist, Pharmacy, Newsagent, Bakery, Hair & Beauty Salon and a major retail supermarket along with a licenced tavern. Great area to raise a family and close to the beaches. Bellvista provides quick access to the Bruce Highway and is the closest sunshine coast suburb to Brisbane.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
sandyc
sandyc Hi,
Would there be a market for a Domestic Cleaning Agency within Caloundra and Surrounding areas? Or there's already plenty there catering to this need?
Thanks in Advance!
Mar 04, 2017
sandyc
sandyc Commuters and Busy Professionals are my Targeted Market.
Mar 04, 2017
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5/5
2yrs+

"Caloundra- Ideal place for all ages"

Caloundra is located on the southern end of the Sunshine Coast and is a Mecca for beach goers of all ages. Here there are some great beaches suitable for families and surfers combined with some great spots for a picnic. You can get involves with most water sports or go horse riding, drive Go Karts or get a bird’s eye view by taking a balloon ride. Shopping is good in Caloundra with many shops for your every need. There are plenty of restaurants, bistro and cafe as well as the usual fast food outlets. Accommodation is also plentiful with caravan parks, motel and hotels as well as resorts, holiday apartments etc. House and unit prices here reflect the areas growth but there are still plenty of bargains to be had. The rental market is spread across all budgets as well making Caloundra a popular place to nest or invest.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
sandyc
sandyc Hi, Would there be a market for a Domestic Cleaning Agency within Caloundra and Surrounding areas? Or there's already plenty there catering to this need? Thanks in
Mar 04, 2017
sandyc
sandyc Commuters and Busy Professionals are my Targeted Market.
Mar 04, 2017
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Small pretty coastal town ideal for family holidays."

Caloundra is a pretty town that has continued to grow in population and holiday popularity over the last 20 years. There are now quality cafes and restaurants and also accommodation at all levels to make Caloundra a destination that suits families of every size.

It is close to many surf beaches but also skirts the edge of the lovely Pumistone Passage.

There are a range of family activities available from: many childrens playgrounds and parks, fishing, safe and surf beaches, wind surfing, boating, golf, 15 mins drive to Australia Zoo, bush walks and more.

There are some attractive boutiques and the main street is so pretty is worth a visit just for that alone. In the main street on a Sunday the hold a market which is very popular and a wide range of products on sale.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
sandyc
sandyc Hi, Would there be a market for a Domestic Cleaning Agency within Caloundra and Surrounding areas? Or there's already plenty there catering to this need? Thanks in Advance.
Commuters and Busy Professionals are my iTargeted market.
Mar 04, 2017
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