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Discussion in 'Welcome' started by Soon to arrive, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. My wife and I will arrive in Brisbane in March, I'm relocating for work. We have looked extensively on the internet for accomodation in and around Brisbane and there is plenty to choose from, so no problem there. Unfortunately, all adverts seem to be 'for the best area in Brisbane' which obviously cannot be true for them all. So, fellow Brits, what are the best areas of Brisbane and why? Please feel free to elaborate, there's no such thing as to much information.

  2. heldownunder

    heldownunder New Member

    We stayed in Hawthorne/bulimba when we first arrived that would be the best place if you love meals/drinks out and when the cat is back up and running the journey into the city is great.
    Now live in Manly and anything on the bayside is fab due to cool breezes, big views, cycle tracks along the esplanade, fishing, plus facilities for the kids.
    Both have negatives too but why disappoint you!!!
    Good luck we enjoyed researching all the areas before we left and exploring when we arrived .
  3. cal

    cal Super Moderator

    There are too many great places in Brisbane and everyone loves the area they are in ,so its a little like a needle in a haystack.
    I personally would not really look too much into the areas to settle until you are here. Look at your arrival accommodation as a base to put yourselves whilst you explore the suburbs in and around Brisbane and find one that suits you and your family's requirements.

    I remember in our first few weeks we drove all over brisbane, up the sunshine coast ,down the Gold Coast to Tweed and inland to Lockyer and Ipswich, there really are some lovely places out there and the added benefit is overall there really isnt that many 'no go' or bad areas.

    Good Luck with it all and enjoy the adventure of exploring this fab state.

    Cal x
  4. MindariePoms

    MindariePoms New Member

    Hiya! We're also bayside in Lota and love the proximity to the water, cafes/restaurants of Manly, weekend markets and easy drive to good shopping centers. The only negative for us is that the train takes a good 45mins to go the 17km into the city but other people love the opportunity to read on the train. Being roughly halfway between the Gold Coast/TAmbourine Mts and Sunshine Coast/Glasshouse Mts provides lots of options for weekend day-trips. I do miss the fantastic beaches of Perth but hey, u can't have it all!:biggrin:
    Happy surfing!
  5. svenie

    svenie Guest

    hey we are moving to the wynnum area in september as i have family in that district, but i have found a website it will give you an idea about what each suburb has to offer, and also allows you to check out the real estate in the area.
  6. Teva

    Teva New Member

    Oh there are so many great places to live in Brisbane but a lot will depend on where you work. Definitely just get temporary accomodation before you arrive and then go and explore. We stayed with my parents on the gold coast when we moved in November and have just moved to Kangaroo Point.

    We love it as its so close to the city but my OH works about 14km south of Brisbane and I work in Fortitude Valley (next to the city) but the bus network is pretty good and the city cat is great (when they start services again after the flood).

    We are in our early 30's and living close to the city is so appealing! Good luck with it!!
  7. snoopy1914

    snoopy1914 Guest

    :smile:There are so many beautiful suburbs to choose from depending on whether you have kids and where you will be working. I have lived in many areas of Brisbane and have finally settled in the bayside suburb of Cleveland. Cleveland is a great area for kids as its close to the water, has great schools, shops and restuarants and you get a lot more house for your money then the inner suburbs of Brisbane. There is one downside and that is the it takes 55 minutes on the train to the CBD and about 45minutes by car.
    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 5, 2011
  8. Rudi

    Rudi Relocation Brisbane

    Hello and welcome to the forum.

    It really depends on what you are looking for in a suburb. If you are a young couple with no kids, then I would be looking closer to the city. If you have children then a more suburban area, a little way out might be more suitable.

    Budget will be a big deciding factor as well. If you want to be near the water - whether that's the river, or the sea, it will cost you more.

    Maybe give us a bit more info to go on......



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