Thinking of Moving to Queensland? Here are Five Fabulous Reasons You Should Go for It!
October 4, 2018
1 – Queensland is beautiful
Like, really, really beautiful. We have some of the most stunning beaches in the world as well as an array of beautiful coastal spots to visit from the multiple islands of Moreton Bay (a hop skip and a jump from Brisbane), Fraser Island, the Gold Coast to the Whitsunday Islands, right up to the stunning Daintree Rainforest at the tip where the forest meets the sea. We’ve also got The Great Barrier Reef, the largest living thing on Earth, which you can even see from outer space!
We’ve got mountains, riverside and outback country so beautiful it’ll bring out your inner poet and more lakes than you can shake a stick at. (You know, if stick shaking is your thing.)
North Harbour is located in the Moreton Bay Region, close to the beaches of the Sunshine Coast and the mountains of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Caloundra, Mooloolaba, Noosa and Coolum are an easy drive away and, thanks to our lovely warm climate, you can be in the great outdoors pretty much any month of the year. Which brings me to…
2 – Our weather is fabulous!
Beautiful one day, perfect the next. This famous quote from Queensland Tourism sure hits the nail on the head. Southeast Queensland is where the majority of the population reside and is one of the most popular destinations for people moving to Queensland, as we get some of the best weather in Australia.
The north Brisbane area where North Harbour is located (35 mins from the Sunshine Coast and 45 mins from the Brisbane CBD) experiences warm pleasant summers with the average daily maximum temperature around 28 degrees Celsius and the average daily minimum temperature around 20 degrees Celsius. Our winters are only slightly cooler with the average daily maximum temperature around 20 degrees Celsius while the average daily minimum temperature drops to around 9 degrees Celsius. We enjoy a subtropical climate, with warm or hot weather for most of the year. December has the longest hours of daylight with sunrise at around 4:50am and sunset at 6:40pm. June has the least hours of daylight with sunrise at approximately 6:30am and sunset at 5pm. We do it tough, one year I had to wear an actual coat. True story.
3 – Queenslanders are relaxed and friendly
As perfect as our state is for holidays, it’s just as good to live here year-round and as a rule we’re pretty happy with our lot. We get to wear shorts and flip flops most of the year and BBQ like bosses. When the temperature dips below 20 degrees Celsius we’re freezing but will still happily sit outdoors by a fire pit with beer in hand, counting both our lucky as well as actual stars.
4 – So much to do!
For example, Queensland’s capital city, Brisbane is a vibrant and friendly city with something for everyone. There are schools and universities with great education systems, plenty of business centres and places to work, shopping centres, an affordable housing market, and a range of things to see and do from the cultural centre at Southbank to the historical areas and Botanic Gardens along the river. You will never be bored living here. If you do there are 50,000 other places in Queensland to explore.
5 – Queensland is affordable
If you’re considering moving to Queensland, chances are it is because you’ve been priced out of the market in your current location. Homes for sale in North Brisbane can vary in affordability with North Harbour’s suburb of Burpengary East remaining affordable whilst in easy commuting distance. In the brand-new master planned development at North Harbour you can get a brand-new home with our house and land packages from $400,000, the average price is $480,000 – and you’re never further than 325m from open space or parks. More space, better amenities and a great place to live for less money.
To find out more about moving to Queensland check the below articles:
A guide to Moving to Queensland https://www.qld.gov.au/about/moving-to-queensland
A tongue in cheek guide to Queensland lingo & lifestyle https://www.theurbanlist.com/goldcoast/a-list/move-to-queensland
General information and stats about living in Queensland https://www.queensland-australia.com/general-information-statistics.html
20 Almost Free Things to do on the Sunshine Coast https://blog.queensland.com/2016/01/25/20-almost-free-things-sunshine-coast/
North Harbour’s Sales and Information Centre and 33 Home Display Village (with café and two playgrounds) are open every day from 10am-5pm including public holidays, located on the corner of Buckley Road and Fraser Drive, Burpengary East. We’re the people to meet for everyone moving to Queensland and looking for houses for sale so contact us today! And, don’t forget our free weekend activities, parkrun at 7am every Saturday and Yoga in the Park every Sunday at 8am (moves to 7am in Summer). Visit our Events page for more details.