8.1 out of 10

Caloundra West

Ranked 25th best suburb in Sunshine Coast
-26.78671 153.10746
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Parking
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • LGBT+

Reviews

2/5
Dec 02, 2019

"Caloundra"

I. Spent a week in Calcutta Absolute worst place I've been to. Everything is closed after 8. Metered parking in and around main street even though most shops were closed. 7day a week clinic was closed on Sunday. The Sunday street market was very overpriced. What a waste off time. Our hotel was really good
2/5 rating details
  • Public Transport 5/5
Jul 04, 2019

"Ok for young families"

When we moved in Caloundra West we were so happy that we are only a few minutes drive from beautiful beaches and that there is no visitors and tourists near our area. However, after having been living here for over 1 year we are looking to move this year elsewhere on Sunshine Coast because:
- young families around us are having parties, smoking/drinking, kids are constantly screaming and yelling in the backyards because their parents don`t take them to the local parks (which are right across the road), dogs bark constantly because no one walks them and poor animals are stuck in the backyard most of the time
- constant noises from aircrafts above the houses almost 24/7
- NO decent signal for Vodafone and making calls/talking on the phone is a nightmare
- small blocks allow no privacy
- overpriced rentals
- public transport stops literally near the houses!
- no decent park or wildlife where you can get away from the hustle and bustle of every day living
- too far from takeaway locations and decent supermarkets (only IGA is nearby)
I would not recommend this suburb to you unless you are a teenager or young family, it is not a peaceful area (our friends have been living there for 1 year too and said the same, they are looking to move at the end of the lease period).
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Jul 23, 2018

"Lovely quiet family neighbourhood"

I live in Bell Vista and it's a lovely, quiet, family friendly neighborhood. Great walking tracks/bike paths, lots of parks, easy walk to the local shops with a grocery store, tavern, hairdresser, Dr and chemist. My kids go to one of the 2 local daycare centres and love it. Everyone says hello when you pass them on the street, we know all of our neighbours by name, and it feels safe. Easy 10 min drive into Caloundra for the beach or cafes, and about 10 mins out to the highway to head to Brisbane, northern beaches, or the hinterland. Only drawback would be the relatively small block sizes. Overall a great family suburb.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
suzied3
suzied3 Thats great to hear! we are moving from Tasmania to the area in the next few weeks and have a daughter just turned 14 she is very shy and i am hoping she will make friends in the area to help her with the move.
Jun 09, 2019
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5/5 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 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Make our wonderful home, your home"

Positive Property People are proud to call Caloundra West home. We are part of a connected village community where everything you need is right on your doorstep.
If you want to be surrounded by friendly people, pathways, parks, wildlife and nature reserves Bellvista, Bells Reach and Arbour Village is the place for you!

You will lead a relaxed lifestyle in a fast growing area of the Sunshine Coast. The population increase of this area is due to the ease of access to the Bruce Highway for a 50 minute drive south to Brisbane, a 20 minute leisurely drive to the Sunshine Coast's beautiful Hinterland or a quick 5 minute trip to put your feet in the sand of one of Caloundra's many beaches.

The convenient Bellvista Marketplace takes care of all of your needs with a Super IGA, Tavern and Bottle Shop, a Medical Centre, Chemist, Day Spa and Hairdresser, Italian Takeaway, a Bakery and of course Positive Property People. Families will relish in knowing that their children are getting a superb education at one of the Suunshine Coast's premier schools; Unity College and for the 'littlies', Bambini Early Childcare and Development Center is a short stroll around the fitness circuit to the various birds that inhabit the lakes of Bellvista's largest park.

For the tradies, you cannot get better than this! Arbour Village is the latest development of the Caloundra South area with 5+ years of construction to go, so you will rest assured that you will continuously be earning an income to enjoy life's luxuries while working just minutes from your home. On that note, affordability in this premier location is second to none with brand new homes selling for as low as $390,000, if you have any questions regarding real estate however, please do not hesitate to contact me.

You will get all of this only moments away from The Pod Cafe, where you will eat and drink while watching your kids burn their energy on Bells Reach's Award Winning Park, why would you want to live anywhere else?

I promise that you will not regret making our home your home!
Pros
  • Close to Parks and Pathways
  • Close to Schools and Child Care Centers
  • Convenient Location
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Beach Lovers
emmac25
emmac25 This is really useful. Would love to contact you about the area a little more if possible?
Aug 16, 2019
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5/5 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 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Quiet, Family Orientated, Clean and Friendly"

The Caloundra West community, its friendly people, various parks, convenient shops and the ease of access to public transport, the Bruce Highway and the beautiful beaches of Caloundra offers a secure environment for families couples and the retired.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Students
  • Beach Lovers