A sub-tropical climate is why many people love visiting South East Queensland, not to mention endless stretches of white sand. However, with rapid growth and development in the works, it’s fast becoming the ideal place to live and work.
In terms of natural beauty, living in South East Queensland means beaches, rainforests, mountains and rolling hills are on your doorstep. With the Commonwealth Games set to hit the Gold Coast’s glittering shores, Brisbane’s rising infrastructure and ‘The Golden Triangle’ property region attracting investors, it’s little wonder the region is hitting the news.
Plus, here are six reasons why it is, quite simply, a great place to live.
South East Queensland living puts the city, the beach and the forest on your doorstep.
1. South East Queensland feels like a holiday destination, even for locals
With Brisbane’s big city appeal in the middle and the Gold and Sunshine Coasts on either side, South East Queensland basks in the relaxed, positive vibe of perpetual holiday-makers.
2. Work commutes are shorter than from most large cities
For those with a penchant for country living, commuting to the city isn’t the ordeal you might expect. Brisbane airport is just 20 minutes from the CBD and rural areas with small towns, country pubs and homemade pies are within an hour’s drive, as are the beaches.
In terms of property investment, job growth and ease of living, South East Queensland is booming.
3. Development is booming
In terms of property investment, job growth and ease of living, South East Queensland is booming, with new schools, transport systems, cycle-friendly roads and upgrades to major attractions taking centre stage.
Health and fitness are top priorities, in the city and by the beach.
4. Health and fitness are top priorities
Given the weather, it’s not surprising that health and fitness is evident as a top priority of South East Queensland locals. With incredible access to beaches, parks, forest hikes, sports and water-based activities, a healthy, outdoors lifestyle is an easy goal.
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5. Entertainment options suit every taste
As everything’s located within a few hour’s drive of each other, you can be on a Gold Coast beach in the morning, hiking through the forest in the afternoon and catching up for dinner, drinks and a world-class theatre production in Brisbane to top off your Sunday.
Or, if you prefer, have a round of golf on a championship course, museum-hop, shop till you drop and visit a tourist attraction or two, during a normal weekend on the Sunshine Coast. Dive, fish, horse-ride, hang glide, skydive, jet ski, go-cart or attend a craft convention. Whatever it is you like to do, you’ll find it in the nearby vicinity.
6. It’s beach and barbeque weather all year round
While temperatures do drop during winter, skies tend to be crisp and clear, reflecting brilliantly on perfectly rolling waves. Locals swim in every season and it’s a very rare day, that’s not a beach day. This makes South East Queensland fairly unique, when compared with many of the best regions to live in, across the globe.
Perhaps, therefore, the top reason to live in South East Queensland is the ease in which you can maintain work-life balance. Weather, natural wonders, infrastructure and career opportunities combine, to create a little slice of Aussie paradise.
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