5 Things You Should Know About Living in Noosa
Pristine beaches, stunning weather and a laidback lifestyle. There’s a lot to love about living in Noosa, which continues to be of Australia’s most popular and in-demand locales.
If you’ve ever considered turning a dream of moving to Noosa into reality, here are five reasons to help get you over the line.
The weather is superb all year round
Undoubtedly one of Noosa’s biggest drawcards (aside from its stretch of beautiful coastline), is the stunning weather, which tends to stay mild all year round. Average daily temperatures in summer range from 21 – 29 degrees. During the winter months, the conditions are still relatively temperate, ranging from a minimum of 10 degrees at night to 21 during the day.
The best part? The water temperatures are fairly stable for most of the year. Which means no matter the month, it’s always warm enough to hit up any of the area’s stunning beaches for a refreshing dip.
You will definitely need air conditioning
OK, so we’re fully aware that we just said Noosa’s weather is relatively mild. But be warned – the summers can get very hot. The average maximum temperature in summer might be 29 degrees, but many days get well up into low-to-mid 30s. And don’t get us started on the humidity.
If you’re a complete savage, ceilings fans in your home will do the trick in (in which case all power to you). For the rest of us mere mortals, air conditioning is a non-negotiable. Trust us, in the thick of the summer, if you’re not cooling off at the beach, you’ll be chilling at home with the air con turned up to 11.
Noosa is more affordable than you might think
Granted the Noosa market has exploded in the last ten years, but that doesn’t mean that you’re priced out of living here. The neighbouring suburb of Tewantin has shot up in popularity in recent years due to its proximity to Noosa, great schools, and of course its affordability.
“The median house price of Noosa Heads is around $2 million, whereas Tewantin sits at around $952,000, which makes it a better economical alternative for buyers looking to enter the market,” explains Paul Rily.
“You can see this price variation reflected in Tewantin’s demographic, which has changed from mainly retirees to include more younger families in their mid-30s.
It’s a great lifestyle destination
Mortgage broker Larissa Barton and her family moved from Sydney to Noosa in 2016 in the hopes of attaining a more rounded life.
“We had been living in Newtown for 13 years in a two-bedroom terrace with a 2-year-old and 3-month-old. We realised from a lifestyle perspective that Sydney just didn’t make sense for our young family,” she explains.
Larissa says the biggest difference compared to living in Sydney is the easier lifestyle and change of pace.
“Life here is about being outdoors, and unlike the city, you can get most places in 20 minutes, so it’s easy to explore the shire,” she says.
“I never get tired of the magic of Noosa main beach and Noosa National Park.”
There is a supportive community
Larissa decided to make the move up north when an opportunity arose to buy an existing Mortgage Choice business.
“I had been working in the mortgage industry for 14 years at the time and transitioned the Mortgage Choice business I had in Sydney up to Noosa. We opened in Peregian Beach and in the last 12 months a second office in Noosaville.”
She says one of the best things about running a business in Noosa is the sense of community.
“Locals here really want to support local business, so we try to get involved in as many community events and sponsorships as we can. We support Peregian Beach Village Flicks and Village Vibes, the St Andrew’s School Fair and Visual Arts Exhibition, and we’re the main sponsor of Saints Rugby Club.”