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Discussion in 'The Pub' started by Macca177, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. Macca177

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    Well just was up on the Golad Coast and the wife and I decied we should move up there, somewhere.

    We didnt really get a chance to have a good look around but will drive back up and have a look and speak to a few real estates soon. Really just trying to get a list of places to visit.

    We saw from Coolongatta up to Paradise Point, liked almost all of it (Not in sufers itself to live). With research on the net it looks like we could be happy up to Bunderberg.

    Dont want inland to far, 40min or so drive from the coast would be ok still. But prefer to be 10min from the beach. We got te 3month od daughter and hope to have another bubs soon, so nice place for kids to grow up. Only other need is High Speed Interent. Wife runs a online business, work isnt a problem. I can adapt to almost anything if I need to work.

    So any pointers on a few places to go look at when we drive up to look around.

    Will rent first and want to keep it under $450p/week for a house.

    Sorry if its too broad a question as theres probly a heap of nice plaes. Just need A few names to go look at and double check it looks good from the outside lol.

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    anywhere on the sunshine coast, mooloolah, palmwoods, caloundra, maroochydore, glasshouse mountains, noosa (bit expensive i think though) anyway they are all great places to live
     
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    you mentioned bundaberg there... lived in bundy for a few years, nice place to grow up.. the beach is pretty close by aswell, but it was a nightmare finding a job. suppose it all depends on where you settle on once you've had a bit of a look around though.. good on ya for seeing the light and moving on up to QLD. dont bring your blues jersey with you
     
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    places to avoid....Logan, Nerang, Inala, Ipswich, deception bay
    sorry to offend anyone there but even though they have good areas many are higher crime rates than average.
    I would definately go sunny coast, parents are at Moloolah Valley and love it...20 mins to Caloundra beaches and quiet, bushy area, etc
    Seriously if you want more info PM me as I work in an industry that may be of assistance!
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    nundah is a nice place close to the city and work is pretty much all around. rent iswithin what you have posted my husband and i have live here for three years.
     
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    I live on the westside of Brisbane. Been here for over 2 years so far.

    The westside is generally upper market, quiet, nice and leafy. I'm talking about the Brookfield, Pullenvale, Kenmore, Karana Downs general area. The only problem is if you want a nice house you will be out of pocket by around $600 - 800k, and public transport absolutely sucks.

    I think the beaches in the Brissy areas are overrated compared to Sydney/Wollongong beaches. The westside is about 40 minutes to the beach anyway depending on how far west you want to go. Karana Downs, which is the most western point is only 25km from the cbd anyway.
     
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    have you been past bundaburg,,mackay is a nice spot,ful of commodores and good people with its own country style drag strip and summer for 9 months of the year......
     
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    i vote sunshine coast too mate lived there for 15 odd years and its an awesome place. It's getting fairly built up in the last 10 yearsbut still plenty of nice places. just like the gold coast really just not as many tall buildings
     
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    I'd go with the Sunshine Coast or Brisbane...somewhere around there. Not a great fan of Bundaberg...lived there most of my life and don't really have too many nice things to say about it!
     
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    you forgot to mention all the great mackay drivers:bang: townsville is really nice too:thumbsup:
     
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    BAH at Nerang. Its not as bad as everyone says, sure it has a bad part but what town dont.

    Not bad out ashmore arundel n Runaway Bay, im lookin at movin around ashmore area. but bad traffic around school times.
     
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    Thanks for all the replys!

    Spent all day yesterday looking around the gold coast. We liked a few areas (As much as you can tell from just passing through), Ashmore, Higland Park, Parts of Nerang and Robina (wife loved the shops lol).

    Today we will head up to the sunshone coast. Will check out west a little later.
    Works no darams, we have a online business so just need some form of broadband.

    Just need to learn the qld way of driving lol. All about U turns at lights:bang:
     
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    check out buerim while your up there mate its only 5 mins up the road forom mooloolava and on the top of hills very nice place to lice uiet and peaceful lived there for 4 years myself and you can get broadband there:thumbsup:
     
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    Stayed in Main Beach when i went over not long ago,looks like a nice area to live in pretty central to everything.SouthPort looks nice also.

    Have some relatives living in Runaway Bay & they love it.
     
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    i think what you mean to say is that you need to grow eyes in the back of your head. qld drivers in general are pretty terrible (no offence to anyone here)
     
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    And indicating left and then turning right. (i nearly got hit by someone in a VT who did just that this afternoon) :bang:
     
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    Found it more relaxing driving on the Gold Coast than here in Adelaide,heaps busier but i didnt get cut off or tail gated at all while i was there which i didnt expect lol.

    Disapointed that i didnt get to see any modded Commys driving around,seen about 50 VE series HSV's & every other car was either a merc or bimmer with the odd Ferrari & lambo thrown in.

    Wild yellow Ferrari with CARP plates was nice also black Lambo with GREGS was wild also.
     
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    Hervey Bay is a great small town, 2 hours north of Sunny Coast, and 1 hour south of Bundy

    Nice and small, enough to do, great to raise kids etc.

    Perfect weather, we don't get flooded, we dont get cyclones (Not in 30 years +)

    Goldy is nice, but its over developed and just massive, not to mention the crime and amount of people there

    Hervey Bay is great really, more and more people are moving here, plus realestate is good at the moment
     
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    i've lived in both Logan and Ipswich and i've only ever had a set of garden lights stolen.
     
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