Our earlier post on Choosing Where to Living in Tasmania focused on the first steps to narrow down the options by choosing a region in Tasmania. Now that you have all that in place it is time to talk about how to narrow down where to live within a particular city or region.
When you are in the market for a new home or you are just vaguely thinking of moving down the street or across to the other side of the country, the first thing many of us do is to get online to see what we can get for our money. Searching for a new home, whether to rent or buy, has changed so much now that we have the internet to help. It does help a lot as long as you keep in mind the limitations.
The Huon Valley, south of Hobart, is a beautiful part of the world. You can enjoy living here and still be only half an hour (or more if you choose) from Hobart. It has long been a popular destination for people moving to Tasmania as it provides the perfect tree-change along with proximity to good services locally in Huonville and other towns.
This is our personal moving to Tasmania story. We are both born and bred Tasmanians, but each moved away as adults and returned together in 2011. We have never regretted this decision.
Launceston has a population of around 100,000, so it is a regional city. I think it's greatest advantage is that if you want a rural lifestyle you can have it and still be within 15-20 minutes of the city centre if you choose. Of course you can go even further afield if proximity to the city is not as important on a regular basis. Alternatively, a city or suburban lifestyle means you are always close to everything in Launceston as it is pretty compact.
When you start to think about moving to Tasmania it is likely that you are unsure about where to live. Of course, people move to Tasmania for many reasons and being clear on the reason is often a great place to start in determining where best to base yourselves. Some people I talk to have yet to decide on the region to live in, much less narrowing it down to suburbs or towns. Others know the region or city but still have lots of questions about how to then narrow down the choices. Even though Tassie is small, there is still lots of choices of where to live and many different lifestyles you can create for yourself.
Our dog Charlie loves to run at the park or beach. If you are moving to Tasmania or buying property in Tasmania and you have a dog then you are probably interested to know how the local councils manage animals and what facilities they provide. I have linked below to the exercise areas for each council in Tasmania.
In this post we bring together to top 10 things you need to consider when planning a move to Tasmania. From considering where you will live, to whether you will buy or rent your new home. There are many decisions to be made.
When you are dreaming of your move to Australia or within Australia, consider if Tasmania can deliver on those dreams. This small state offers something for everyone – beautiful surroundings, top quality food and wine, a temperate climate and a wonderful, relaxed lifestyle. And to top it off, ‘Tassie’ can be one of the most affordable places to live in Australia.