Why The Gold Coast Is The Best Place To Live
By Norah Gibson
We may be a little biased, but we think the Gold Coast is the best place to live in Australia. With its year-round sunshine, world-class beaches, scenic hinterland and endless entertainment options, it has something for everyone. If you’re considering moving, here are the top reasons you should choose this beautiful part of the world.
1. Perfect Weather
If living in a sun-soaked city sounds appealing, then look no further than the Gold Coast. With around 245 sunny days a year, you can make the most of the outdoors no matter the season. The subtropical climate means hot summers and mild winters, which create the perfect conditions for beach activities, backyard BBQs and bushwalking.
2. World-Class Beaches
Of course, the top reasons to live on the Gold Coast wouldn’t be complete without mentioning its famous beaches. With 57km of sandy coastline, there are so many places to swim, surf or sunbake. Whether you’re after Surfers Paradise’s fun atmosphere, Nobby Beach’s family-friendly vibes or Snapper Rocks’ big waves, you will be spoilt for choice.
3. Natural Attractions
When you feel like taking a break from the beach, you can always venture to the Gold Coast’s scenic hinterland. Home to national parks, rainforests, waterfalls and vineyards, the area’s natural attractions are perfect for hiking, cycling, camping, birdwatching, wine tasting, and more. From the charming Mount Tamborine to the stunning Lamington National Park, this lush landscape is only a short drive away.
4. Endless Entertainment
It goes without saying that there is always something to see and do on the Gold Coast. There are popular theme parks, including Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World, Wet’n’Wild and Dreamworld, and an array of events and festivals, such as the Gold Coast 600 and Gold Coast Film Festival. Or if water activities are more your thing, you can choose from surfing, boating, fishing, paddle boarding and even whale watching.
5. Local Shopping & Dining
The Gold Coast offers shopping and dining options for everyone. Take your pick from outdoor shopping centres, beachside art and craft markets, resort-style outlet malls and luxury designer boulevards. Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, The Village Markets, Harbour Town Premium Outlets and The Marine Village are all popular choices. No matter where you live along the coast, you can experience local and international food, fashion and lifestyle brands.
6. Coastal, Canal & Country Housing
Whether you are a single, couple, family or retiree, the Gold Coast has housing to suit every lifestyle and budget. You can choose to live by the beach, along the canals or in the hinterland. You can also choose from luxury mansions, gated communities, family homes or high-rise apartments. As a bonus, many housing options are built for the city’s warm climate so provide great outdoor living spaces.
With the area offering all this and more, it’s easy to see why we think that the Gold Coast is the best place to live. If you’re considering making a sea or even tree change, this city is the perfect choice. You will enjoy an enviable lifestyle with everything you need at your doorstep.
At ManageMe, we are proud to showcase properties from the vibrant Surfers Paradise to the picturesque Tamborine Mountain. Managing beachfront apartments, luxury homes, hinterland villas and rural cottages, we would be delighted to help you find your Gold Coast home. If you would like to learn more about renting with us, contact us today. Our team will be happy to answer any questions you may have to make sure you have an enjoyable experience renting with us.