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    Default moving to brisbane-need help with suburbs/areas

    Hi there, if all goes well, we'll be making a move to Brisbane from Perth next year. Been doing some research and I've realised Brisbane is so much bigger than Perth, that I just don't know where to start in terms of where to live. Husband will be FIFO and I guess, being near the airport, would be good. Also, I have a 2 and 5 year old, so an area where there're good state schools would be good too. Could someone help me out with recommendations? Thank You!

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    Just out if curiosity where does you DH work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovepurplebutterflies View Post
    Just out if curiosity where does you DH work?
    He'll be working at Gladstone

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    I would try to stay about 10-15 kms from the city. These are typically your nicer suburbs. I guess the north side would be your best bet as that is where the airport is located. Suburbs like Windsor, Lutwyche, Clayfield, might be worth considering.

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    I live in brissy and have a 3 yr old dd and 4 yr old ds if you ever want a play date

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    To rent or buy?

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    Trips to the airport here in Brisbane are not as hectic as other cities...we live bayside and our son works in the mines in WA and we have no trouble....

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    There is a huge divide between north and south of the river.
    What is your budget? What features are important to you?

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    If he's at the airport, I'd probably aim for anything along the Gateway Motorway. Coming from the south you'll have to pay tolls but coming from the north there aren't any tolls. Not far from the airport (heading north along the Gateway) you come to Nudgee, Boondall (which I'm not very familiar with, but I think they're quite nice) Sandgate/ Shorncliffe are the next two out, nice suburbs with the jetty and waterfront. About another 15 mins along thd motorway you come to Redcliffe- that's nice, waterfront there too, I'd be happy to move there, housing prices I believe are a lot more affordable (if you're planning to buy)

    Closer to the city on the north side as a PP mentioned there's Lutwyche, Windsor, Kedron, I think all connected by the Airport Link now- that's a toll road going to the airport. Albion and surrounds are some of the pricier areas of town.

    North Lakes/ Mango Hill area is lovely and about 1/2 hour north of the airport on the gateway (provided you get a clear run) north lakes is a planned community, very new & modern. Lots of young couples/ families in both of those suburbs.

    Hope that helps, feel free to pm me if you've got any questions, I spent 11 years living in all areas of Brisbane! Good luck with the move

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    Thank you so much for all your replies! It's a good start for me interms of narrowing down areas as such.
    Currently we're not sure if we're gonna be renting or buying, as there're just so much still to consider.
    As it is I'm finding it all very daunting, figure this would be a good place to start.


 

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