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Living in Brisbane

 

Brisbane is a relaxed, friendly, multi cultural city with sunny warm climate and just perfect for enjoying the outdoors year round.  The city boasts a vibrant economy, top quality education options and plenty of activities for individuals, couples and families to enjoy — parks, beaches, mountains, rainforests, playgrounds, live music, award winning dining, cultural activities, quality shopping, markets and the list goes on.   The team at Habitat Relocations look forward to welcoming you into the habitat that is Brisbane.

Brisbane, also known as “the River City” with a population of over 2 million people is one of Australia’s most liveable cities.  Its balmy sub-tropical climate and 283 days of sunshine per year allows residents to enjoy the abundant creek side parks, playgrounds, bike paths and riverfront walks as well as local beaches along the Moreton Bay Foreshore year round.  Do be warned though, summers are long and humid, so plan for some shade and air conditioning! Summer storm season keeps us on our toes and tuned into the weather radar (aka "BOM").  Life is more relaxed than its southern city neighbours of Sydney and Melbourne and house prices and rentals are considerably more affordable.

 

Brisbane is an attractive city nestled on Moreton Bay and is known for its pretty wooden “Queenslander” homes, high set with outdoor verandahs to catch the views and bayside breezes.  Popular areas for Brisbane newbies are many of the riverside suburbs such as New Farm, Bulimba, Indooroopilly, vibrant inner city suburbs such as Newstead and the West End and family friendly areas such as Ashgrove, Paddington, Ascot, Norman Park to name a few.  The city offers a superb choice of quality shopping, award winning food and wine, cultural and natural attractions.  Smaller urban villages are scattered throughout the city, each having their own unique qualities and distinct personality with plenty to see and do and a city wide jam-packed events calendar will keeps us entertained all year round.

 

Brisbane is also at the centre of a region world renowned for beach, mountain and rainforest experiences.  Scenic weekend getaways or day trips include The Sunshine Coast and Noosa, The Gold Coast, Mount Tambourine, Stradbroke Island, Moreton Island, Byron Bay and The Scenic Rim, all of which are within a 2 hour drive of Brisbane.

 

Brisbane’s key growth industries, offering diverse employment opportunities, are within the business services, construction, mining and energy, education, government, finance, health, retail and transport sectors.  Business services account for over one-quarter of the Brisbane economy.  The sector includes a wide range of high-value and knowledge intensive services - including architecture, design, engineering, legal, consultancy and other professional services delivered to manufacturing, mining and other businesses throughout the economy.   

 

Brisbane also boasts three world class universities attracting local and international students, outstanding technical and trade programs as well as high quality primary and secondary schooling.

 

Don’t be worried about making friends. Queenslanders are well known for being easy going and friendly.  Brisbane is a multicultural city and there are many opportunities for meeting people.  You can meet others with similar cultural backgrounds or those that share the same interest or hobbies to you at various Meet Up groups.  There are Playgroups the city where you can meet other mums and children.  Join a local sporting club (Aussies love their sports!) and try rugby, cricket or head to the beach and learn to surf or boogie board.   Jump in and be involved and before you know it you will be enjoying some drinks and an Aussie BBQ with your new friends.  Brisbane is truly a wonderful city to live in.