- Where will you live?
- Will your kids have enough activities in the local area?
- How expensive is it to live there?
The best places to buy in Queensland
The median dwelling value in Brisbane and the Gold Coast is $539,530, according to the CoreLogic RP Data monthly indices to September 30. By contrast, the median dwelling value in Sydney is well over $1 million. You don't need to spend seven figures just to buy a home in the Sunshine State.
Almost one-fifth (19.8 per cent) of homes that sold during the June quarter of 2016 went for less than they were originally bought for, according to the most recent CoreLogic Pain and Gain report. You might be able to snap up a bargain if you're looking at moving house in Queensland. Broadbeach and Benowa are popular places to buy if you want to live on the Gold Coast. Moving into the capital city, you'd want to be looking at suburbs like Teneriffe and New Farm to be close to the CBD, or Hawthorne if you want to be on the other side of the Brisbane River. For a quieter lifestyle, looking further north around Cairns is recommended. Port Douglas and Noosa are both fantastic centres of activity, but also offer a strong community feel.
What is there to do in Queensland?
There are plenty of exciting places to see and things to do in the Sunshine State.
- Take a trip to the Great Barrier Reef and dive with the fish;
- Drive the coast with your family and stop at all of the amazing sights along the way;
- Walk through the Daintree Rainforest, wondering at all of the wildlife hidden there; and
- Hop on a boat and travel to the Whitsundays to see the whitest beaches in the country.