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Discussion in 'Renting & Real Estate' started by Timantha, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. Timantha

    Timantha Guest

    Yikes!! Feeling a bit sick with nerves having just come back from expo in Manchester and realised we can make the move out on my job!!! So many things to do!!! Decided on Brisbane mainly for the weather and worked with a few people yes ago who live there.

    But.... I know it's on a river so are there any cheap but nice enough places to rent near the beach but in commuting distance to Brisbane?

    Husband is looking for job in mechanical/manufacturing engineering so hoping he can find one before.... But if not hopefully once we get out there!! Scary Mary!!!

    Any tips ??!?

  2. srp

    srp No longer active member

    Hi Timantha,

    Welcome to BIB, Most areas in and around Brisbane are nice, but no one can really recommend where to live until you have an idea where in the Brisbane area you could be working Brisbane is a very big city if you look at the area it covers. Then you need to decide how long a commute you would like to work, then do you want to live by the river or would you like to be on or near a beach. I think you will find the Closer to Brisbane CBD (central business district) the more expensive the accommodation.

    So at the moment just enjoy the feeling and start looking around to see what is available, good luck with the application and stay on BIB to keep us informed and ask questions.
  3. cal

    cal Super Moderator

    I agree with Colin, it is so hard (if not impossible) to choose an area until you are here and can see places in person. Most people book holiday accommodation for their first few weeks so they can have a good drive around ,find an area then apply for and secure a longer term rental.

    To be near a nice beach you would be better looking south of the city to the Northern end of the Gold Coast around Helensvale, Coomera etc. Still within commute of the city and also public transport links to the city which many people prefer as parking costs a fortune in the city.

    The other option would be to go North of the city towards Redcliffe, Bribie Island etc still nice beaches,reasonable commute to the city and reasonable rental prices.

    Good Luck with everything and i hope this helps a little
    Cal x
  4. Timantha

    Timantha Guest

    That's fab.... Thanks both of u! We chatted last night and came to the conclusion that we should just get somewhere near work to start with and then find somewhere more suitable to rent once we're out there. I'll have a look at the places u suggested,Cal.... Thanks so much.

    We did hear yest that to buy, u need about 25% deposit! Is that right?
  5. Timantha

    Timantha Guest

    Hi Cal

    I've sent you a message on your website as wanted some prices for your services with accomodation please?

    I've had an interview with the hospital in Brisbane so just waiting to hear if I've been successful. If I have, then they sort out the visa etc so could be over in 6 months!

    Look forward to hearing from you
  6. Rudi

    Rudi Relocation Brisbane

    Hi Tamantha

    Welcome to BIB! I agree with what others have said - it's such a personal thing choosing where to live. I could rave on about where I live (cos it's fabulous :laugh: ) but it might not be suitable for you.

    Do you have a family to consider as well?

    There are areas which are near the water, but not really beachy. Much of the Brisbane coastline has mangroves and wetlands along it, so no beaches. Another area not mentioned, but you could consider is the Bayside area which runs from Manly to Redland Bay on the south east side of Brissy. It doesn't have any surf beaches (we are sheltered by Strandbroke island) but there are some little local beaches which we use with the kids and love.

    Good luck with the move!

    Love Rudi
  7. Timantha

    Timantha Guest

    Hi Rudi

    Thanks for the info! We've not got any children. Just me and my hubbie. We're in our mid to late 30's and don't want to live in the centre of Brisbane as we like city life once in a while but not to live in. Saying that we'd still like to live somewhere with places in walking distance to have some nice food and a few beers!! And nice shops etc. Being near the coast was an ideal wish as we both love Cornwall in the uk and my folks lice down there. Where we live now is south Yorkshire so our closest Coastal places are yuk!! Cleethorpes for instance! Hee hee!

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