“MOVING TO THE LAND DOWN UNDER”
(Feb. 25, 2020) — Australia is popularly known for its sunny climate and laid-back culture. Consequently, moving to Australia has become a popular choice among those people looking for new and greener pastures.
For those who plan to migrate and put down roots in the ‘land down under,’ you are probably having trouble deciding which part in Australia it is best to settle considering that the said place has a massive land area.
Australia ranks sixth in the world’s largest country in terms of land area. Hence, it comes as no surprise that expats find it challenging to choose which place you should set your roots down in Australia.
Luckily, you do not have to go through so much trouble doing research. In this article, we have already listed the best places to set roots in Australia.
Adelaide is the capital city of the state of South Australia, and the fifth-most populous city of Australia. It has a Mediterranean climate and is famous for its friendly country feel and cheap real estate opportunities. House prices are generally affordable.
Adelaide is relatively the cheapest place to live in Australia with a lower cost of living, fairer grocery, and affordable utility bills as compared to other large cities. Some would even claim that Adelaide is the best option for retirement. It is appealing in terms of relaxation, with options ranging from breezy country air of the Adelaide hills to the chill vibes of living near the Adelaide beaches, and finally to the nearby vineyard districts. It offers a peaceful neighborhood and easy access to green spaces.
For minimalists, though, purchasing an apartment seems like a better option than grand houses. Adelaide is home to beautiful apartments which you may check out online. You may visit https://apartmentsinadelaide.com.au/ to check for new apartment developments in Adelaide.
Brisbane is Australia’s third-largest city and is home to a growing 2.5 million people. The place is a major urban hub filled with shiny skyscrapers but is also within easy distance to summer holiday spots like the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast. It boasts a warm climate all year round.
Brisbane also has a fast-growing economy, especially in terms of health and hospitality. Despite being an urban hub, though, Brisbane offers a relaxed, free, and comfortable atmosphere. The cost of living is generally cheaper than in Sydney or other big metropolitan cities.
Canberra, the nation’s capital, has a more sophisticated atmosphere. It is home to the country’s Parliament; thus, it has a continual influx of workers and visitors. With fewer than 400,000 residents, it gives a small-town charm with its pretty tree-lined streets. It has one of the lowest crime rates in Australia’s major cities. The cost of living is likewise not high, and real estate is cheaper than Sydney and Darwin.
Canberra is also known to have a dry climate. It experiences freezing temperatures in winter and warm summers around 20 degrees Celsius. The place is partly cloudy year-round.
A highly multicultural city, Melbourne has a robust arty vibe and great museums. It boasts of cultural diversity, from theatres and music festivals to street art and World Heritage Sites. Apart from being Australia’s cultural capital, it is also known as the nation’s sporting capital. The city is unmatched in its stadiums, spectator support, and diversity of events, from football, cricket, tennis, and F1.
Melbourne is also home to Australia’s best nightlife and dining scene. It is one of Australia’s most livable cities.
In terms of weather, Melbourne is known to have ‘four seasons in one day.’ Weather conditions can change unexpectedly within the day. It is very unpredictable and can change by the minute.
Melbourne, however, is a bit pricey but more affordable than compared to Sydney.
On Australia’s west coast, there lies Australia’s easy-going but cosmopolitan city, Perth. Climate-wise, Perth features a beautiful climate having the highest average daily sunshine hours. Besides, it offers a relaxed beachy lifestyle perfect for its warm weather. It is closer to the beaches, islands, and nature reserves.
Despite being isolated from the Australian cities, Perth has a fast-growing economy, particularly in technology, probably because it is closer to Asia than the other cities. It is also an affordable place to live, but somehow, certain goods are more expensive due to its remoteness.
Moving to the land down under should not be a difficult choice. There is always a place for you in Australia, depending on your thirst for adventure or peace. Your selection of city will widely vary on the temperature, culture, booming economy, and the cost of living.
Nonetheless, the list above shows that Australia offers more than a sunny climate and laid-back culture. Weighing your options will be easy as pie when you learn of the things each place or city has to offer.
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.