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The Sydney Exodus

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Dan, May 15, 2008.

  1. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    So with my exodus from Sydney just around the corner, I have been talking to many of my friends and acquaintances and it appears that many of them are similarly to me, are jumping ship and getting out of Sydney.

    Many of them are moving overseas for a few years but others are also heading into the country, Blue Mountains (god knows why), Victoria and basically anywhere they can outside of Sydney.

    The obvious reasons being cost of living and the amount of people. I personally am sick of traffic and stress.

    Wondering if anyone else is planning a move or getting away from Sydney?

    Dan
     
  2. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

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    The population of Melbourne is booming at the moment, largely because you can live 20 minutes from the city for about 450K. 
     
  3. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    Melbourne closes gap on Sydney

    The study also found that Melbourne was closing the gap on Sydney as Australia's largest metropolis, with its population growth nearly doubling that of the harbour city.
     
  4. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I wonder how long until people want out of melbourne too

    Personally I am looking forward to country life!
     
  5. nodd

    nodd Well-Known Member

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    How long till you settle in god's country Dan?
     
  6. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    House settles on Monday, but I move up there on 7th of June
     
  7. nodd

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    Ah, just in time to enjoy a glorious QLD winter and some great fishing. 8)

    And you'll be able to watch SoO amonst the winners  ;D
     
  8. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    lol

    I need to start finding some good fishing spots and saving for a boat as well.

    Where was it you are located nodd?
     
  9. nodd

    nodd Well-Known Member

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    I'm in Brissie Dan, But spent a lot of time up that way as it was  the old man's stomping grounds when he grew up.

    My sis lives in Maryborough( about 1/2 hour drive) and just gave birth to her 4th at hervey bay.

    We get up there whenever we can.
     
  10. nodd

    nodd Well-Known Member

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    where did you end up buying again? Point Vernon?
     
  11. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I ended up buying in Urraween right near the new Eli Waters Woolworths and near where the wildlife park use to be
     
  12. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I understand that Sydney is still growing, but much more slowly. The growth relates to drift from the country and immigration as many Sydneysiders are moving north for the climate and cheaper real estate.
     
  13. The Gronk

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    The growth will probably stop in Melbourne when enough bogans have left Sydney for the central coast and qld, and sydney becomes bearable again !! ;)
     
  14. Garts

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    I will be out of the Sydney within 5 years and back to Port Macquarie, we have a house up there but are just renting it out at the moment.  I do not think I could handle it up there just yet. It will be shock to your system at first Dan, would be all keen now but then the reality of living in small town will set in, but a after a few months you will adjust.
     
  15. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Yeah I am prepared for the shock. Although Leanne has been oing it for 3 weeks and already loves it
     
  16. byso

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    Good luck to you Dan, I've lucrative offers to work up in Brisbane. But the mrs wont move up. I would go though.
     
  17. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Mate, if I had a work offer to get out of Sydney I would take it, as it is I get to keep my job and work from home so the decision was simple
     
  18. Garts

    Garts Well-Known Member

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    I still do not mind Sydney at the moment, takes me 20 minutes walk to work and lots to do on the weekends, although I have only been here 9 and a bit years, if I had been here longer my view would probably be different.  Once we think of kids which is in the next few years I will leave for sure.
     
  19. Nutzcraw

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    QLD = God's Country.


    Don't bother bringing an umbrella up dan.
     
  20. ManlyBacker

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    I'll move out of Sydney within a year. Queensland has no chance of being a spot, partly because it is full of bleating Queenslanders (which can really get anoying very quickly :p) and the weather with the high humidity sucks. Somewhere like Port will be perfect.
     

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