Melb bees – anyone moved to Qld?

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Post # 19
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Blushing bee

Am hoping to move to the Sunshine Coast from UK on a Skilled Regional Visa (I’m an RN). I would love a quaint little coastal town where everyone knows each other. I would love any pointers! Any little towns you guys recommend I look into? How affordable is rent (I’d need a 2 bedroom)? What about job prospects? If not sunny coast, any other places I should look into in Queensland? It just can’t be GC or Brisbane for it to be ‘regional’. 

Post # 20
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Bumble bee

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sunnybee88 :  yea I think attempted break ins is fairly common in A LOT of suburbs regardless where you are (unless gated / secure estates). 

So I would def recommend reedy creek if you can afford something in the $800k. They tend to be newer houses (this area was developed only since early 2000), larger houses with big lands and often pools if that’s what you want. Close to good schools. Close to Robina town centre. Most if not all families. 

If you want a more country feel, closer to nature, but still close to town, def consider Reedy Creek. Suggest you check out the Observatory estate. Very nice and sometimes also hold family events. I had a piece of land there that I intended to build but ended up selling. It was so tranquil and quiet. 

I used to commute by train from Varsity to Brisbane cbd. For 14 years. Take 1h20m on train. It can be frustrating when there’s train break downs and delays. driving is annoying and slow during peak hours. I didn’t mind just doing stuff on the train (watch stuff on iPad or read). But I wouldn’t recommend it esp if you rather be home spending time with kids /family (I was single). Or if his work hours are flexible such that he can avoid peak hour, that would also be ok. It’s not a bad drive when traffic is normal or light.

Post # 22
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Just chiming in to say we are thinking of doing a move from Wollongong to Brisbane, cost of housing is a main reason we are considering the move. We spent 2 weeks up there in November checking out the area so much planning and development it really looks like a great place to live. The only issue for me is at the moment i work 15 minutes from home if we move to Brisbane I am most likeley going to have to commute from the suburbs to the city and also work full time. We will probably move up and try it out when I am on mat leave when we have bub number 2 that way if it doesnt work out ill still have my job to come back too. The other thing is missing family hopefully when they see the lifestyle we get they will decide to move. 

Post # 24
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Worker bee

I moved from Adelaide to the Gold Coast, best life descion I ever made – the worst was moving back home (moved for ex) – now I’m “stuck” here with fiance and my son…but the plan is to always return when the time is right. 

Moving from a cooler state in the winter to Gold Coast is life changing, your entire routine will change and you’ll be able to live that holiday lifestyle year round, I certainly felt I did. The best part was looking forward to coming home from overseas holidays to the Gold Coast, I’ve NEVER had that in Adelaide. 

If you can get work at Bond Uni that would be ideal, great people, beautiful place to be – I lived next door + studied there for a while. Family and friends are definetely more inclined to visit because of the location, I found that anyway.

Varsity Lakes is good for schools, general lifestyle, close to shops – but I prefered living in broadbeach waters, if you can afford to live on the water anywhere in Gold Coast with the view of the water – do it! It makes all the difference ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Don’t listen to people who say Gold Coast is tacky, thats old mentality from the stigma of Sufers Paradise, which, is still tacky. Traffic is bad in peak hour, so if you live close to work, no problems. 

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

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sunnybee88 :  I’m a melbournian!  My best friend moved from here up to far north QLD a few years ago, and she loves it but has found it very difficult to get work (she lives in a smaller town than brissy)

I have quite a few friends who have moved to QLD.  Some have returned, some haven’t.  I think you don’t know for sure until you try it! 

DH and I are planning to move interstate (though not QLD) at the end of the year, and I can’t wait!  I hate Melbourne – the weather, the traffic, the CoL etc.  

Post # 27
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Melbourne, Australia

Nope, I moved from Sydney to Melbourne 9 years ago… but I tell you what, with this week’s cold snap I am certainly entertaining the idea of moving to Queensland haha!

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