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Discussion in 'Renting & Real Estate' started by suzy, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. suzy

    suzy Guest

    Hi everyone, my name is Suzy. My husband has a transfer with his work from Scotland to Brisbane which will be happening quite quickly (after Christmas), so I am after some help. His office is near the botanic gardens in Brisbane.
    We have an 18 month old daughter, with another child due in April, so we are keen to look for rental properties in areas ideal for families with plenty of things to keep kids amused, as well as good schools.
    I am also an operating theatre nurse so although I may have the first year off for time with the kids it would be ideal to be fairly near a good hospital.
    We are a very sociable family so it would be nice to find an area with a lovely friendly small time community feel.

    Anyway I know that I am asking a lot here and we might not tick all boxes but if anybody has any ideas they would be most appreciated.

    Thanks very much



  2. cal

    cal Super Moderator

    Hi Suzy welcome to the forum.

    I would be starting my search with the western suburbs, Jindalee, Sinnamon Park, Bellbird Park, Westlake, Springfield lakes etc
    All give easy access to the city(for hubbys work and hospital) by public or private transport whilst offering a good community feel and of course,, there are lots of family's around there.

    Good Luck with the move and i hope this helps a little, although i know how hard it is to choose a suburb!!! (there is too many nice areas in brissy)

    Cal x
  3. Rudi

    Rudi Relocation Brisbane

    Hi Suzy

    Welcome to Brits in Brisbane! As well as the areas mentioned by Cal, I would also look at the Bayside suburbs - places like Cleveland, Thornalnds, Ormiston, Wellington Point, Victoria Point, Redland Bay etc. As the name suggests, this area is near the water. they are really family friendly suburbs, with lots of parks and activities for schools and families.

    Some of the suburbs are on the trainline into Brisbane and the drive in s not too bad and there's also the city bus. There are HEAPS of nurses in this area.....I have never known so many nurses in my entire life LOL!

    The local schools are all good and there is a mix of state, private and semi private to choose from.

    The housing varies from towny, estate and large acreage - so a good mix of town and country.

    Of course being near the water, we get the benefit of those cool breezes which come off the water - they are very welcome in Feb and March when it can get quite humid.

    I hope that helps. Please shout if you want any more specific info.

    Take care



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