A move to Brisbane is all about the weather. Each year thousands of people migrate to Brisbane to enjoy the opportunities afforded by the strong, tourism based economy, and the year round summer. Temperatures do drop in June / July/ August, when it averages about 16°. Spring temperatures sit in the low 20s during September and October; and in the mid 20s for the rest of the year. The rainiest months are January, February and March; in general Brisbane is very warm, and rather humid.
Tourism drives the Brisbane economy: there is an acknowledged skill shortage in the tourism and hospitality sectors. International education also contributes around 1.3 billion a year. Trained nurses are currently in demand throughout Queensland.
Prices for residential property in and around the Brisbane CBD can be high. If you have the money- there are some stunning options. As you move a bit further out, roomy family homes become more affordable, and interest rates on mortgage borrowing are at an historical low. The median house price for Brisbane in the March 2010 quarter was $535,000. Popular inner city residential areas include Paddington, New Farm and Hawthorn. The median house price in Paddington for the year to March 2010 was $736,000 and for Hawthorn $850,000. Further out in Inala and Durak, medians for the year were $295,500 and $355,000. Durak, just 14 kilometres from central Brisbane, experienced growth of more than 6% last year , and is one of several up and coming areas offering some clever buys; especially if you are handy with a paintbrush.
1. 7 million people call Brisbane home. The lifestyle is multi-dimensional. It has vibrant arts and theatre culture as well as a large sporting community. As well as the attractions of urban life; The Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast are on your doorstep. If your family likes their entertainment all laid on – they will never be short of fun, and if you prefer to put on your hiking boots and go exploring; you’ll be in heaven. The Australian lifestyle produces healthy, happy kids: choose a move to Brisbane for all the advantages of excellent schooling plus lots of fresh air and exercise- it’s a balance that’s very hard to beat.