Living in Sydney was an absolutely great experience for me. And I have been asked many times, why Sydney? What is there to do? My simple answer: Sydney is just plain awesome!
So if you are thinking of making the move, here’s a fantastic guide on moving to this fantastic city to help you:
When is the best time to move to Sydney?
Summer attracts the highest number of visitors and translates to be the busiest season and a lot of places are being rented out as holiday homes. So it is best to schedule your move during a different period. You may want to note that Sydney is associated with a wonderfully mild climate for most of the year, which means you can picture a peaceful and quiet move during the off peak season.
How to find a place to rent or sell?
Finding a place to live in Sydney might be more competitive than you think. The easiest and most convenient way to find housing is using the Internet. Some of the biggest realtors can come very handy and provide you with useful information about the area you want to move in to. Visit LJ Hooker, Ray White, and Century 21 and compare offers, weigh in the benefits and always make sure to consider your budget.
Domain.com.au is also a good site to check out as it covers houses and apartments for both sale or rental purposes. Rent is often quoted by the week and not per calendar month. Apartments usually are scheduled 15 minute viewings on Saturdays.
Remember, if you really like the unit, you should put an application down quickly. But don’t be afraid to take your time and look, as Sydney has many areas that are wonderful to not only visit, but live in as well. A personal bit of advice I can give you is to find somewhere that is close to the train system since traffic can be a bit of a problem around here.
Places to eat?
Sydney has a rich selection of restaurants that can accommodate almost anyone’s taste buds. The city has benefited from the influences and flavours of many Asian cuisines including Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, and Vietnamese. Sites like Tripadvisor and Yelp are great ways to find places to eat and read candid reviews.
Another good plus is there are a lot of bars and restaurants that offers BYO; a great option to curb the cost of a night out with family and friends during these lean economic times. Heading down to Cronulla is also not a bad idea, jump on the train to avoid being late especially if it’s your first date.
Sunshine, culture, and outdoor pursuits
Leisure time is very important to us so you will find yourself very happy if you like beaches, sun, bays and headlands. From Bondi to Manly, you definitely won’t have problems finding some of the most beautiful beaches to swim or surf in.Also, with parks being close by, you can take your family and use the electrics BBQ’s and have a few king prawns on the weekends, the quintessential Australian past-time. In addition, the natural setting makes Sydney a very conducive place for outdoor activities and leisure activities such as rock-climbing and camping.
Moreover, Sydney houses some of the grandest galleries, museums and theatre productions, and thus boasts a thriving arts and culture scene. Countless festivals are also held year-round for almost every occasion. And there’s no better place to welcome the New Year than in Sydney, watching the spectacular midnight fireworks display.
Still interested in Moving to Sydney?
Convinced that Sydney is a desirable place to move in? Well, I’ve got more good news!
Sydney Removalists MiniMovers is a no non-sense hourly rate moving company that has the experience and a guarantee that backs up their promise to give utmost care to your furniture. The port system is setup perfectly to allow professional movers to load your belongings into the big trucks and unload them in to your new home easily.
Having stunning beaches, beautiful national parks, dynamic entertainment and financial hubs all just a stone’s throw away, Sydney is a ”sweet home” waiting for you.
Thanks for reading and catch you next time.
Sean has been in the removalist industry for many years, and is an expert in moving. He prides himself on helping people move with as little hassle to them. Connect with Sean O’Hagan