The best sunshine coast suburb to live from a move from Sydney

have been planning to move from Sydney to sunshine coast for some years .
need some helpful advice on best suburb to relocate.
bit of background to assist
we live on the water in southern Sydney and would like to be near beach or on the water on the sunshine coast.
both wife and myself very active just turned 50 yrs young , love the water sports surfing, swimming, paddling and skiing .
Our 2 girls will be both at uni from next year and will probably transfer up.
unfortunately , with current limited employment opportunities , our occupations would require us to commute to Brisbane .
selection criteria would be
near water and/or beach
good close knit community type suburb
reasonable access and distance to Brisbane
area that will not get affected by holiday crowds
preferably area not reclaimed swamp or midge problem , although do like pelican waters for proximity and access to pumicestone passage and bribie island. not sure the insect problem is around pelican waters only heard rumours
also like Bokarina and surrounding suburbs but worried this could become too busy with new hospital and commercial area and get busy holiday time.
hey , I know this is a pretty specific list , but coming from a great coastal suburb need to make sure move to something just as good .
anyway some advice from local residents and maybe families that have made the big interstate move would help .
regards Carso
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We moved up from Melbourne last year to Pelican Waters after slogging it out in corporate jobs for over 25years and are loving it. We both continue to work for Melbourne and Sydney based companies which forces us to do the Brisbane drive at least once a week. It's a little long and annoying after living 20mins from the CBD but worth it for the lifestyle. And no point complaining - many residents in Pelican Waters are commuters due to its proximity to the Highway/Brisbane.
We have 2 school aged boys and our lifestyle has changed completely - We run, cycle, swim, scooter kayak or jet-ski daily. And many nights are spent at BBQs with new friends and neighbours.
Bug-wise. I haven't seen a single midge. There are some mozzies and flies but not to the point I find it annoying, besides I am not sure of anywhere in Queensland where you can completely escape that element of the environment.
From what I have experienced over the past 12 months, during tourist season The Golden Beach side is busy as is central caloundra, but apart from a few annoying local kids hanging around fishing during the day, there isn't much evidence of the holiday crowds in Pelican Waters. Plus you can always get a park at the local shopping centre and Tavern regardless of the time of year.
I think that covers off most of your questions. I hope this was helpful. Happy deciding....we spent 3 years mulling over the same issues before making the move. We think we made a good choice. cheers.
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Donna Puglia
Donna Puglia Are you still happy with your decision?
We're thinking of doing the same thing.
Do you know what the childcare is like in Pelican Waters?
Jun 15, 2017
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