Year-round perfect weather, internationally renowned beaches, affordable housing and a strong job market… a place like this seems too good to be true, right? Say hello to Brisbane, Australia! The capital of Australia’s sunshine state, Queensland, Brisbane is one of the fastest growing cities in the country, boasting a bustling population of 2.5 million. If you want to join that lucky number of people, we’ll give you 5 great reasons to move there.
Getting a little over the chilly, drizzly New Zealand winter? Brisbane is the place to be. It enjoys an astonishing 283 days of perfect sunshine per year, broken up with exciting thunderstorms thanks to its subtropical climate. Brisbane average temperatures in summer sit at a pleasant 29 degrees, making it perfect for heading down to the Gold Coast’s Surfer’s Paradise for a swim. Winter, if you can even call it that, sits at an average temp of 23 degrees.
House prices in Auckland and Wellington have skyrocketed and, while Brisbane has seen its fair share of growth, you’ll find that the prices are significantly lower. Where Auckland’s median house price is around $1.25 million and Wellington’s around $1.1 million, the median house price in Brisbane is sitting at $780,000. If you’re looking to invest in property, Brisbane still has a lot of room for growth.
Education and Family Living
There are many top-ranking schools in Brisbane, making it an ideal place to raise your children. For private schools, Brisbane Grammar School and Ormiston College are two that are usually at the top of the list, while Brisbane State High School is one of the best public schools in the city. The University of Queensland is among the top-ranked unis in Australia. The perfect weather in Brisbane is conducive to raising kids who love to spend time outdoors, playing sport and keeping fit and healthy.
The Job Market
You can’t live somewhere unless it offers you a livelihood. Luckily, it’s easy to get a job in Brisbane. Brisbane is a fast yet sustainably growing city and the job market shows it. Areas of work that are always in high demand include construction, healthcare, aged care, tourism, and IT.
Sports and Entertainment
If you love getting out and catching a game or a live concert, Brisbane is the place for you. This city takes its sport seriously – Brisbanites love their rugby, and the city turns entirely maroon when the State of Origin series happens between Queensland and the New South Wales Blues. Live music and theatre can be seen at the impressive Brisbane Entertainment Centre, the unique Concert Hall, and the hip Fortitude Music Hall.
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