Maroochydore is the regional centre for the Sunshine Coast. The Sunshine plaza is the main shopping centre, home to 200 specialty stores, major department stores such as Myer, Kmart, Target and Coles, and a casual waterfront dining experience on the river walk. Maroochydore has a strong entertainment precinct at ocean street, home to trendy cocktail bars and live music venues. Under construction is a major project called Suncentral, (view information at which is the conversion of the previous Horton Park Golf course into a true CBD for the sunshine coast. Just 10 mins from the Maroochydore airport and just a short walk to beaches, the development will include prime office space, dining and entertainment precincts, hotels and convention and exhibition centres and inner city living.  Maroochydore’s postcodes include a number of little pockets such as Cotton Tree, Picnic Point, Maroochy Waters and the latest land release at Sunshine Cove.  The river is a major drawcard for living in the area, along bradman avenue and cotton tree esplanade at all times of the day you will see plenty of foot traffic.  Wander accross the pedestrian bridge to chambers island, a great location for fish and chips, or simply hire a boat at Swans boat hire for a day of exploring and fishing up and down the river.