What do you need to know about moving to Queensland?

Have you ever wanted to move somewhere tropical? How about the tropical north of Australia? Queensland is a stunning place to live, and there’s something there for growing families, young couples, empty-nesters and retirees. Moving interstate to Queensland is a big decision, but how you choose to get there isn’t. There’s only one team with almost 400 years of experience: Allied Pickfords.

Moving to Queensland means considering the following:

  • Where will you live?
  • Will your kids have enough activities in the local area?
  • How expensive is it to live there?

Moving to Queensland could be the best decision you ever make.

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.

You don't have to spend seven figures just to be close to the amazing Great Barrier Reef.You don’t have to spend seven figures just to be close to the amazing Great Barrier Reef.

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.

In the major centres, there’s always something going on – be it live music, sport or something down at the local community centre to get your kids involved in. If you’re thinking about making the move locally or interstate, get in touch with Allied Pickfords today.