You have so not come across negative or judgemental, far from it, you have been very, very helpfull, so thankyou again.
Mayby we just wont know for sure until we are there...Which is, at the moment my main priority, 'just getting there' !
Wishing you luck with getting to where you truly want to be.
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Sorry to have taken a while to get back to you but have been speaking to shipping companies all morning scary...anyway, yes, just different personalities I guess.
My 10 year old loves theme parks, arcades etc so was mesmerised by Surfers Paradise but the rest of us loved the relative calm of the sunshine Coast.
However, its not too far to travel from one to the other for long weekends.
As someone else pointed out earlier..it probably is an age thing....we are all for a quiet life.
However, both are wonderful and if we are unable to find work, we wouldn't hesitate to try the Gold Coast.
I think you just need to follow your heart. We went for a last minute reccie in July and just fell in love with Coolum but agreed, as a family, Maroochydore would suit all of our needs (large shopping centre, cinema etc),
Debby & boys
Thanks again for your post, it great to hear from other families, I think our reccie is going to have to be when we get there, we are gonna have to rent & then take a look around!
Would have preffered to have a reccie a year or so before hand, but money wise, we thought that we'd rather spend that on taking our dogs with us (we have 2!)
Good Luck to you,
& thanks again,
Im so realising that now...over the weekend I have been 'googling' different suburbs in the gold/sunshine coast & also looking on a detailed map I have & its amazing how many suburbs there are...In fact its actually been giving me a headache knowing where to start!
One thing I do know is that I certainly wont be able to afford the waterfront properties! $$$$$$$$$$
Thanks again for your help,
P.S I will be ordering one of your Dvd's on Friday! ;0)
Don;t know the Goldcoast that well, as for the Sunshinecoast... it’ prob been said before, great beaches, warm weather, although very wet, natural beauty, national parks, sporting facilities, fantastic for people with young kids and with a job earning, no where better….. ‘Sunshine Coast Living’ as all the ads and estate agents say LOL Quote: “It has never been easier to own your little piece of paradise…” Unquote.
A typical ‘Lifestyle Region’ which is great for all the old farts like me looking for a ‘seachange’ whatever that is, retired people moving in and opening holistic therapy shops and joining reiki groups.. It’s said most teenagers can’t wait to move out, more than average number of kids leaving school early, high unemployment, high number of people living on benefits, housing affordability dire, public transport dire, teach your kids to surf asap or they’ll spend their days hanging around the Sunshine Plaza. So I can’t wait to move there and but don’t think the two eldest will thank me, or maybe not for a while.
Your post has been real food for thought.
I must say that I am soooo glad I started this thread, I have had my eyes opened on quite a few things, I realise that I wont truly know where we will be happiest until we get over there, but at the moment, I really cant say that its 'Sunshine Coast' for us just yet? Im swaying toward the 'Gold Coast' I gotta admit.....
But still alot more research to do & im obviously gonna get the hubby & eldest son in on the research & see what their views are...(trouble is, as soon as I show them my hundreds of 'favourites' saved on Australia, they run a mile... I wish I could have one decent site that tells me it all!!!)