Moving to QLD.

Hello, I'm just after some advice about moving to QLD, I currently live in Melbourne but I'm ready to do a sea change with my family, Im just unsure of what area to live in, I have 3 children, 2 at primary school and 1 in High school.
We love the Gold coast but don't think I could afford the buyers market, so I need to know some good areas for families and affordability, It doesn't have to be near the beach and i don't mind if its an hour or two away,
Thanks for any one that can take a minute to share there ideas,. Thanks Nat
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Dacey 2yrs+
I have lived in Forest Lake since 2001. I am now 21. Schools are very new and the people are pleasant in this family orientated community located about 25 minutes south west of Brisbane. If you like that area or surrounding areas Inala, Durack, Camira, Doolandella (some nice turnkey house land packages available in that area) I might be able to assist you.
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BenPook 2yrs+
Gnccm,

I agree with Dacey, that the Forest Lake area is a beautiful part of Brisbane. However, have you considered the Wynnum, TIngalpa and Manly areas. You can get some great homes in that area, close to schools and public transport and if you don't mind doing a little bit of work you can find a great bargin. Also they give you easy access to the Gateway if you want to escape to teh Coast.
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Do Not Consider moving to Woodridge Qld..Read my Review!
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Have you considered the Port Douglas area? Only an hour's drive from Cairns international and domestic airports, secure and great for kids and family activities, affordable houses in Port Douglas itself and neighbouring villages such as Cooya Beach and Newell. As well as residential properties, Cote Nord Property Port Douglas has businesses for sale if you are looking for that sea/tree change.
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BrisbanePM 2yrs+
The eastern side of the Pacific Motorway between Springwood and Loganholme is not bad. Easy access to all the major arterial roads, great schools - primary, secondary and private - great shopping, great facilities. Affordable. Major developments in road infrastructure and employment facilites. Still able to get to Gold Coast within 40 minutes, on a good run - into the city in 20 minutes...I like its versatility.
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jindyfun 2yrs+
You will get "great bang for your buck" if you look at Toowoonba. About 2 hours to Gold Coast but a fantastic town for growing families. Has greaqt schools and really laid back country feel.
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zarcomau 2yrs+
It's defenitely dependant on budget, I would suggest looking at how much you can buy/borrow or rent for then get opinions. Some nice north western suburbs are Upper Kedron and Mitchelton although if you are on a budget you can buy around Keperra (which is close) with access to great schools, shops, transport, etc. Also Nundah could be a good option as you are close to the airport, North and South Highways for access to the beach, schools, shops, transport, etc.
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I agree with Zarcomau, definitely depends on your budget and also what type of work you are looking for. There are some great places on the Gold Coast, both North and South, that are very affordable though depending on your work you may have to travel to Brisbane, which is not a very nice drive in peak hour traffic and the trains are a nightmare.

There are also some nice suburbs in the Southern Brisbane area which can provide you an alternate that is close to the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Airports and the highway to get to places such as the Sunshine Coast or south to Byron Bay.

There are some good and bad schools every where but your budget will help determine your price range and then you can start limiting areas you want to do more research on.

Once you get up here I dont think you will be happy with an hour or two away, its funny how the QLD lifestyle grows on you and you just want to be closer to the water, even if it is not the beach.
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ABCDiamond 2yrs+
The Bayside area around Victoria Point is very nice. We are about 1 hour from the Gold Coast, and about the same from Brisbane City. But it is a nice quiet area, although well supplied with Shopping and Schools.
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gnccm 2yrs+
Thank You to everyone that has taken the time to help out with my dilema LOL, I really do appreciate it,,,,Regards Nat
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HeidiBergen 2yrs+
Have a look at Port Douglas and surrounding areas such as Mossman, Miallo, Craiglie, Spring Creek - the 4877, 4873 and 4871 postcodes. Prices range dramatically in that area but will provide you with either beach or acreage, clean air, plenty of facilities within reach and a welcoming place to live. People move to this area to start afresh, and it doesnt get much better than here. Live the holiday lifestyle every day.
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jodigatti 2yrs+
Awesome Cooktown..we have a family home for sale here in cooktown...we have raised our family here and it has served its purpose....check it out on www.absolutefishingholidays.webs.com .....it backs on to the Endeavour river .
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dmh 2yrs+
Hi Nat,
How how did you go finding where to live? my husband and I moved to Bribie Island 10 years ago in 2000 and because we owned our own Real Estate business in Blaxland the Blue mountains we thought a Sea change and a thaw out would be a geat idea. Our two children were just at the right age and we love the Island life style! With an Internationally Accredited High School and two primary schools where I also help out as a casual teacher Aide the kids should find it an easy transition - I know my kids loved the beach carnivals! and enjoy the surf beach at Woorim - first surf beach from Brisbane only 45 minutes away and now attend the Univeristy of Sunshine Coast. And yes my husband Brad and I opened up another boutique Real Estate agency called what else "Bribie Island Property Specialists" have a look at our site www.bribieproperty.com.au we have over 25 years experience in the Real Estate Industry. On Bribie there is a Target and Woolworths shopping centre as well as two IGAs supermarkets and an ALDIs on Bribie. House prices vary but a nice 3 bedroom, brick and tile family home can cost as low as $310,000 please feel free to ask us questions we are more than happy to help. Happy House Hunting
Cheers for now
Kathy Hopson
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HeidiBergen 2yrs+
Sounds like a lovely area to live! When choosing where to live there are so many considerations. I'm sure your post on Local Voices might persuade people to consider moving there! I'll have a little look at your website myself. For a tropical FNQ tree or sea change, have a look at www.rh.com.au/mossman
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amir-alia Jan 02, 2019
I found that site informative. https://google.com
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amir-alia 5 days ago
At times there are situations where people need expert’s help and don’t personally know what to do. My friend needs some help regarding moving to QLD. He is living in Melbourne but not ready to do a sea change with his family. He doesn’t know in which area he should move. Personally he likes the Gold coast but isn’t able to afford it. It would be a great help if someone gives him some suggestions. So the sake of his help I asked some people who said that the Forest Lake area is an attractive part of Brisbane. Though, you can also go for the Wynnum, TIngalpa and Manly areas as they have best homes. Infect, You need to read https://queenslandpropertyexperts.com.au/buying-a-house-in-qld/ which help to have more idea about QLD.
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