The Best Suburbs To Invest In On The Sunshine Coast

The property market is hot right now, everybody seems to be aware of that. The Sunshine Coast is seeing property prices grow at unheard of rates. This is drive by numerous factors, but one of the biggest is the influx of interstate buyers.

For many homes and apartments we sell, there is often interest from Sydney and Melbourne in particular, with buyers willing to commit to properties they have not even seen in person. With that in mind, which areas on the coast might be the best to buy in? Investors are asking us this, so it seemed a good questions to answer.

Of course, I don’t know what will happen in the future and there are a million variables. Therefor the information below is not financial advice, just a humble opinion.

There are many choices, and the Sunshine Coast can be split into a few main areas. The southern part of the coast, central, and northern beaches or suburbs. Then there is also the hinterland, or west of the Bruce Highway.

Tow suburbs that stand out in the central part of the Sunshine Coast where I mostly work, are Buderim and Mountain Creek. It is pretty hard to go wrong right now, with suburbs such as Palmview and Sippy Down growing rapidly, but i will explain a little more about the two I have mentioned.


The largest suburb on the coast is Buderim. It is at the heart of the area and overlooks the wonderful beaches of Mooloolaba and Maroochydore. It has very well established infrastructure and a great main shopping street. There are also fantastic schools and all the amenities you could want.

Buderim has also retained some of its rural feel, with areas of rain forest and bushlands. However, fringes of this suburb are developing rapidly.

It is the mix of location close to the beach, every convenience you could every want, while also being just a little removed from the rat race that makes Buderim so appealing. We provide free property appraisals in Buderim and are never surprised to see the potential sale price being higher than what the owner expected.

Mountain Creek

Mountain Creek is a little closer to the beach, between Buderim and the Mooloolah River. It offers the chance to ride a bike to the beach. Some properties also have river access.

One difference with Mountain Creek is that it is largely made up of different “estates”. They are far from being high density, but rather, have been developed in section at different times.

Mountain Creek is also close to the major shopping hubs, such as Kawana and of course Mooloolaba too. It is popular right now because it is close to the beach, but more affordable than other direct beachside suburbs. It is an ideal place to raise a family.

I really enjoy being a real estate agent in Mountain Creek, because when you know the area demographic, you can always spot the potential buyer that will love living in Mountain Creek. When they do buy, you can see how happy they are.

The Rest Of The Sunshine Coast

Having said that, it does look like there is no bad place to invest on the Sunshine Coast. It is such a beautiful place to live and the rental returns are high, along with occupancy rates right now. This gives a great opportunity to invest and rent your property out while you live in a major city until retirement or the time comes to move to the coast.

If you have any questions about buying or selling properties on the Sunshine Coast, simply contact me today.


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Jamie Hill

Jamie Hill is a trusted real estate agent in Buderim, offering honest property appraisals and personalised services with over 26 years of sales experience, guiding clients from appraisal to settlement seamlessly.

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