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Mtotheb81

Advice on where to live in Queensland!

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    Hi Guys 

    We are seriously considering moving to Brisbane/Sunshine Coast but are a bit lost in terms of where to move. 

    We are looking for great junior and High schools, ideally state but open to private. Ideally somewhere not to isolated but not too busy! The dream is to be close to the sea but willing to travel 1hr to go to the beach. Want to avoid the Gold Coast. 

    Our main concern is everywhere we look in Brisbane and Sunshine Coast has flood risks! We did think of Buderim but it seems very sleepy which I’m not sure will be good for teenagers. We also looked at Red cliff but seems a bit isolated and run down. Do you guys have any ideas? Thanks for your time!

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    Where will you be working? That’s usually the starting point.

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    Where will you be working? That’s usually the starting point.

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    I will be self employed as a personal trainer. My partner will be working as a nurse. So ideally need to be somewhere where I can attract a lot of clients. 

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    Perhaps worth a look at places like Cleveland or Manly/Wynnum unless you are set on north of the river.


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    Excellent! Thanks for the advice. Is it better to live north of the river? What are those places like in terms of flooding? 

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    6 hours ago, Mtotheb81 said:

    Excellent! Thanks for the advice. Is it better to live north of the river? What are those places like in terms of flooding? 

    Flooding can vary from street to street. Look at the Brisbane City Council website, they have excellent flood maps, almost down to looking at individual properrties.

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    On 03/10/2017 at 22:44, Gbye grey sky said:

    Perhaps worth a look at places like Cleveland or Manly/Wynnum unless you are set on north of the river.

    North of the river........where the sun always shines:D


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    Thanks guys. I have been looking at Wishart as an area, it has great schools but $$$!!! Also Mansfield looks good for schools... any advice on these areas? 

    Where are the areas to avoid. I heard Brizzy has a lot of dreaded ‘Bogans!’

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    On 04/10/2017 at 05:59, Nemesis said:

    Flooding can vary from street to street. Look at the Brisbane City Council website, they have excellent flood maps, almost down to looking at individual properrties.

    https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/community-safety/community-safety/disasters-emergencies/be-prepared/flooding-brisbane/flood-awareness-map

    Anywhere in Redland City is clear of floods from Birkdale south.  Part of what attracted us to the area.


    Timeline: 309/100 Sent 7/8/13, Money Taken 9/8/13, CO appointed 3/9/13. Med 3/12/13. Police check 4/12/13. VISA GRANTED 8/4/14, Subclass100. Recce August 2014. Arrived 30 July 2015.

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