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Posted by: Chrissy30692783

12th Nov 2021 03:52pm

Now that the pandemic is over and Australia is starting to open up are you considering moving from the city to the country? Why would you want to change now, is it because you feel safer in a country area from catching the virus?

Comments 14

heeleen
  • 7th Dec 2021 09:36am

Yes I would, I have lived in cities most of my life, but 5 years ago I was living in a little country town, I liked it, was ok but yu really need a car in the country the bus service is not good, and I found some things were a lot more expensive, I liked the less traffic and crowds, the people were very friendly but not really interested in getting to know you. All in all it is a good lifestyle.

Maddiew
  • 6th Dec 2021 10:24pm

We've wanted to live on acreage for years for a hobby farming lifestyle but as a young couple we needed to stick close to jobs until we could afford it. Now since the pandemic land prices have gone up so much in QLD I doubt we'll be able to afford to move anywhere within driving distance of our families for probably another 2-5 years :(

Flibberdejibbet
  • 6th Dec 2021 02:58am

Yes, we have considered moving into the country. The only reason we haven't us the lack of jobs in my husband's industry

ladylucy666
  • 5th Dec 2021 12:18pm

No plans to move. We chose where we are because of its close proximity to the city, the country and the beach.

Dena31948125
  • 1st Dec 2021 04:22am

During the pandemic I was always thinking that living in a rural areas would be safer, and I have set a plan for the far future to move to regional areas in case we face another pandemic. But not for this one.

Bill Collins
  • 1st Dec 2021 01:19am

No unfortunately country regional & rural areas have less opportunities/services 4 local communities. eg. Council, education, medical, transport, retail & social services.

musicmum
  • 1st Dec 2021 01:27am
No unfortunately country regional & rural areas have less opportunities/services 4 local communities. eg. Council, education, medical, transport, retail & social services.

Heaps of work in the regional areas, especially tourist areas, no backpackers to fill the spots.

musicmum
  • 29th Nov 2021 03:30pm

Firstly there has never been a real pandemic, and no not afraid of catching anything. I already live in a coastal town, but finding it hard to afford another rental now the sea changers bought the house I rent, many locals have had to leave family and friends because of rising costs of all these sea changers cashed up from selling their houses in the cities. I am facing VCAT hearing soon due to not being able to find anything affordable, so have had to look beyond my budget just to stay close to my elderly mum.

musicmum
  • 1st Dec 2021 01:26am
If your elderly mother's living in her own home, move in with her.

Not enough room, and she is still independant and enjoys her quiet life, plus don't want to ruin our relationship. Not just me but my young adult son too. You not the first one to suggest this either. I am looking at a house Wednesday.

Bill Collins
  • 1st Dec 2021 01:21am
Firstly there has never been a real pandemic, and no not afraid of catching anything. I already live in a coastal town, but finding it hard to afford another rental now the sea changers bought the...

If your elderly mother's living in her own home, move in with her.

ann352
  • 27th Nov 2021 11:11am

I’d pack up and shift today if I had the finances to do it.

musicmum
  • 29th Nov 2021 03:32pm
I’d pack up and shift today if I had the finances to do it.

Yep, need a lot now, prices have skyrocketed in our regional town because it is coastal. Locals are being pushed out by cashed up city people.

jtmorri
  • 26th Nov 2021 11:07am

I'm not changing location. I live in the city, have always been a city person and find the risk of fire , floods and other natural disasters too great a risk, to live in the country and feel at ease. I am more at ease with the pandemic than fire.

musicmum
  • 29th Nov 2021 03:31pm
I'm not changing location. I live in the city, have always been a city person and find the risk of fire , floods and other natural disasters too great a risk, to live in the country and feel at...

Fires are scary but they are not everywhere in regional areas.

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