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How rural is West Moreton/Ipswich?

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    Hi All,

    Just after any info. about how rural West Moreton/Ipswich is or feels? Does a trip to the coast take a while? Have had a look at maps and it would seem a trip to the coast/beach would take well over an hour? I guess an option is top live nearer coast and commute out there. 

    Keep seeing great jobs and salaries advertised with Queensland Health out there but wonder if the salaries are reflective of how much they need to pay to attract applicants...?

     

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    I wouldn't really class Ipswich as rural. City of Ipswich alone has a population of 200,00+ which is big in Australian terms and Ipswich is classed as part of the Greater Brisbane Metropolitan area.

    I suppose it would be a minimum of an hour to the coast, longer in peak times.

    Photo below is Ipswich hospital and the other 2 photos are West Ipswich, to give you some idea of how urban/rural the place is.

    (We live in the Lockyer valley, about half way between Ipswich & Toowoomba).

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    Hi 

    I have often seen jobs advertised with QHealth out at Ipswich too, but unless you are keen to live in the area, and involve yourself in the community, it wouldn't be my top choice. It feels a long way from things, and not in a particularly beautiful rural kind of way. I appreciate that I am massively generalising. and I don't wish to offend anyone living out that way. If I was moving to QLD for the first time and had a choice of location, I wouldn't be moving to Ipswich. However, if this is where the work is for your specialist area then you could give it a go. You could live halfway between Brisbane and Ipswich, which would give you a better idea of where you would like to be in the longer term, and closer to the coast. 

    The other thing to bear in mind is how often you will be going to the coast. It gets dark pretty early in the evening and so it tends to be a weekend thing - in which case the travel may not be an issue. If you are working shifts and have the opportunity to go more often, then you may get more from living further east. 

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    Ipswitch has grown loads and improved massively over the last few years. It is a booming little city now and as pretty much everything there you could need. Like anywhere some subrubs are better than others, so it's good to have a good drive around when looking at areas or on checking things out on realestate.com..  If you do want a rural acerage feel , or small village enviroment you would be best heading out of Ipswich where it starts to turn into nice open fields, it all depends what you want as a family, there is a bit of everything in or around Ipswich so plenty of choice.

    I would definately consider it and look into things further especially if you can get work out there as having a job lined up would certainly make settling easier.

     Lots of luck with everything

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    1 hour ago, Guest Peachy said:

    Hi 

    I have often seen jobs advertised with QHealth out at Ipswich too, but unless you are keen to live in the area, and involve yourself in the community, it wouldn't be my top choice. It feels a long way from things, and not in a particularly beautiful rural kind of way. I appreciate that I am massively generalising. and I don't wish to offend anyone living out that way....

    Sorry, but don't really understand the 'It feels a long way from things' comment ? Aside from having most of the things you'd expect a large town/small city to have - university, hospitals, etc etc, you could be in the heart of Brissy - South Bank, QPAC, convention centre, museum, Suncorp, Botanical Gardens, Indooroopilly shopping centre etc in 30 minutes or under from Ipswich

     

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    I am a little surprised that you can get from Ipswich to Brisbane in 30 mins. Is usually 50 mins to an hour on the train and 50 mins or more by car, traffic depending. 

    The OP was also keen to get to the coast, which would be at least an hour away. 

    I have family out that way, and they feel that they are 'a long way from things' and don't enjoy the commute from Ipswich to the city, or going into Brisbane on a weekend. Obviously the OP won't be doing a commute if they live and work out there. 

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