I grew up in the inner west in Sydney. When we started having kids we realised that we would never be able to buy into the area I am from if I was going to take time off to stay home with them. So we moved to regional NSW, it's been over three years and I love it, we bought our first house - on 715sqm for half what we were paying in rent in Sydney.
We love the lifestyle, being close to the bush, but in town so we have everything we need here. It is less stressful and people are friendlier - I would never, ever move back to Sydney. Which is interesting - I once thought I would never leave it!