I live in Sydney. I grew up in the outer western suburbs of Sydney about an hour from where I am now and have lived in different areas and states before. The suburb that I live in is one of the top ten most expensive suburbs in Australia and that kills us financially at times but whenever we discuss that we should move to a cheaper locale we always decide to cut back on other expenses rather than move from the area because we love it here. DP grew up here and MIL &FIL live about five minutes away which helps. The beach is a ten minute walk one direction and the harbour a ten minute walk the other direction. The city is a ten minute drive away. Public transport is good, schools and hospitals are good and there are always plenty of activities for the kids. I've always loved the hustle and bustle of the city and would be no good in the country. I can definitely see why people appreciate it though and I enjoy visiting family in the country and find the serenity absolutely beautiful, but when I drive back into the city I get that feeling like I'm home and I know i don't want to be anywhere else.
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20-02-2015 05:25 #21
20-02-2015 06:00 #22
I grew up on a farm in nth central vic. I moved to a large regional town in central vic for uni, and then moved back to my hometown after I had finished and that's where I met df.
I moved to his hometown for a few years and that's where we had the boys, but we didn't really like it there and definitely didn't want our kids going there so we eventually sold our house at a loss and moved back to my hometown again. We have since had dd and the boys are going to a school where their aunt is a teacher.
The family farm is about 40 mins away.
It's not a particularly beautiful part of the country- it's flat and brown for most of the year but nearly all my family is close by and that's what df and I love.
20-02-2015 06:19 #23
Work. We have to go where we are posted. For now thats Sydney, but im originally from a coastal town and cannot wait to get back.
20-02-2015 06:23 #24
I am from a small town in the middle of nowhere an hour from the nearest decent town. I moved to Melbourne for work where I met dh. He is from new Zealand so when we found out I was pregnant we moved to be near his family. I fell in love on our first visit.
21-02-2015 15:06 #25
The joys of the Defence lifestyle means we don't get to choose where we live. I grew up on the Gold Coast but now love our life in Adelaide.
21-02-2015 15:42 #26
Moved from a QLD country town to Brisbane for uni and then moved to Canberra for a graduate job. We've stayed here for 6 years now because we are pretty settled and its a bit daunting moving again, this time with kids. Although it's been hard being away from both our families.
21-02-2015 16:02 #27
Moved from a more regional area of Qld, to the Sunshine Coast last year. I love it here. I had lived in my hometown all my life until we moved.
DH was originally from here and his mum and sister live here.
I love it, the lifestyle and the area are great. I am so glad our children will grow up here.
21-02-2015 16:04 #28Senior Member
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I live in the next suburb over from where I spent the latter part of my childhood. It's a great area to bring up kids. My parents are no longer in the house I grew up in so are an hour away now. We would love to live in the hills with a big block but need to wait a while to afford what we want
21-02-2015 20:15 #29
I'm in the Melbourne 'burbs, moved from interstate and tbh hate it here, would love to move home but due to family circumstances feel stuck here and won't be moving any time soon. I'm home sick daily
21-02-2015 20:27 #30
Because its where my family and friends are. Have moved around a lot but always come back because I miss the support and closeness, and I don't think we will ever leave now. Family is very important to us, and we want the kids to grow up with their family very involved in their lives.
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