Should You Move to Caloundra?

Should You Move to Caloundra?

Clay Ball February 12, 2021

Caloundra has recently become one of the most popular suburbs in the Sunshine Coast Region. Many people are either considering the idea of or starting to pack their bags to move to the suburb.

But is Caloundra worth it, and what can you expect to have here, whether it’s location, amenity, or housing-wise? Let’s find out!

About Caloundra

Caloundra is a coastal suburb at the heart of Couloundy city in the south part of the Sunshine Coast Region. The suburb is home to an estimated 4000-5000 residents, so it has managed to keep its homey feel of a tight-knit community of people. 

Perhaps the greatest appeal of Caloundra are its sandy beaches, which tend to draw in people looking for a more relaxed lifestyle. In addition to that, Caloundra comes with plenty of lakes, parks, schools, places for shopping, etc. Moreover, the suburb is home to the Tripcony Hibiscus Caravan Park, which is a heritage site.


The suburb of Caloundra is less than 10 minutes away from the Caloundra CBD. Because of this, the suburb attracts many working people who are in search of a better work-life balance. Additionally, it’s perfect for those who want to be close to the city’s nightlife, while being able to enjoy a quiet day at home when they want to.


Even though Caloundra is a small suburb, it provides you with all of the amenities you’ll ever need. Firstly, it’s home to both the Caloundra Stockland, and Village Shopping Centres. Additionally, there are plenty of green spaces, such as the Lighthouse, Bicentennial and Ben Bennett Botanical Parks. There’s also a tennis centre that hosts the Caloundra International.

Other amenities include a bus station, hospital, and a golf club, as well as plenty of schooling options. Moreover, there are several private and public school options for both primary and secondary students. The suburb also houses the students of the Sunshine Coast Institute of TAFE.

With all of these amenities, Caloundra attracts all kinds of different people. Perhaps most notably, families with children are moving to this area in droves.

Housing Options

Despite all that Caloundra has going for it, homing still remains quite affordable. Moreover, the suburb is one of the most inexpensive ones in the Sunshine Coast, which is another thing that draws so many people here. 

In particular, house and land packages in Caloundra offer an inexpensive way for new residents to move in quickly. This is even truer for families with children, who don’t have a lot of time to go house hunting and make alterations to the home.

Additionally, the housing market is quite diverse, so whether you’re looking for a rental, small or big home to purchase — Caloundra has you covered.

Final Thoughts

Caloundra manages to capture the best of both worlds. It provides plenty of amenities, schooling and work options while allowing residents to maintain a relaxed lifestyle. So, it’s perfect for those looking for a better work-life balance, or a beautiful quiet place to call home. Not to mention, there are plenty of house and land packages in Caloundra, that will make the move to the suburb much easier.