Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The 5 Most Family-Friendly Suburbs in Australia

 (Just a random picture of a cute turtle :) )
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5 Most Family-Friendly Suburbs in Australia.
"The idea of choosing a place to settle down and raise a family can be daunting when we’re so spoiled for choice in this beautiful country of ours. To help narrow down the search, we’ve compiled a list of the 5 most family-friendly areas in the country.

Malabar, Sydney

Only 8km from Sydney city, Malabar is a coastal haven for young families. There are nine parks which span almost half of the suburb, making it the perfect place for kids to lead a healthy and active lifestyle and interact with their friends in a safe setting. It’s a close-knit neighbourhood with a small strip of shops and manages to remain cheaper than surrounding suburbs, making it a little more accessible for families without sacrificing the handy proximity to the CBD. It also avoids the large crowds of the neighbouring Maroubra beach, and is ideal for kids as the surf is calmer making for safer swimming.

Elsternwick, Melbourne

Elsternwick has a thriving sense of community with a large population of family-owned businesses to cater for local demands, and a rich history displayed proudly through the historical architecture that makes it so unique. The train and tram services are easily accessible throughout Elsternwick and make for quick and safe school travel, as well as being perfect for commuting parents. Only 10km from Melbourne’s CBD, a home amongst these tree-lined streets is hugely in demand amongst Victorian families.

Henley Beach, Adelaide

If good schools, affordable housing, holiday entertainment, fishing and the beachside lifestyle sound like something your family would enjoy, then Henley Beach may be the perfect Adelaide address for you. It’s only 20min from the city centre, the surf is gentle and the fish are just waiting to be hooked, it’s the perfect way to settle in to the laid-back coastal lifestyle for which Australia is renowned. There’s a combination of middle to high-end housing so you’re sure to find a property that suits your family and their needs.

Ellenbrook, Perth

Ellenbrook is fast becoming the ideal place for young families and first home buyers. It’s been in development for about 20 years, so it’s only a relatively new suburb. It allows first home buyers a lovely place to raise a family only 35 min from the city, without the hefty price tags that you find in many other high-demand suburbs in Perth. Ellenbrook has been designed to incorporate several park, lakes and public gardens, making it a picturesque place to lead an active family-centred lifestyle. Display homes, after use, are now being refashioned into schools and kindergartens, ensuring that Ellenbrook is set to become one of the top spots to raise kids.

Maddison Estate, Gold Coast

Just 31km north of Surfers Paradise and 52km south of Brisbane’s CBD is a new, master-planned residential development that is fast becoming one of the Gold Coast’s most sought-after areas for families. Maddison Estate is home to 6 active sports parks with a multitude of facilities for the active family, including a skate park, BBQ facilities, sporting facilities, cycle and walking tracks and an outdoor amphitheatre for community events. There are also 3 environmental conservation parks making for picturesque walks and surrounds. These fabulous home and land packages Gold Coast has to offer is proving to be a popular choice among families. Every family will be looking for something different, whether it’s proximity to schools or work, lots of parks and playgrounds, a cultural scene or simple affordable housing. Whatever it is you’re seeking, most of these suburbs will have something to cater for it. Thousands of Aussie families have already found their dream homes, so find the right place for you and get started on leading the lifestyle you’ve always dreamed about. Written by Nathan Hanson Nathan runs a real estate agency in Queensland, Australia. Nathan loves to share his expert advice to help people hunt for their dream homes."

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1 comment:

  1. That turtle is striking, but I wouldn't call it cute. It is always helpful to get advice about family friendly areas before moving. It also helps to go to the area and speak to the people there.