head north, by Greg Tingle
Sydney-siders are heading north
in a big way.
the word of the street is that Sydneysiders are not
too happy with what Sydney has become - "jacked
up prices", ridiculous parking meter prices,
over-development, uncaring councils and neighbors,
and so it goes on.
you want to get around town in Sydney, you really
need a car (unless you want to run the risk of public
transport) - fancy a train to Redfern anyone?
bad enough the expense of running a car, but then
you need to worry about if your vehicle will be where
you left it, and if it hasn't been "trolleyed"
or "keyed". Watch out for car jackers.
it be great to go to the shops, find a car space easily,
and not be asked, "Can you spare a few dollars
mate", by some needle jammer!
prefer navigating a real black snake at a regional
shopping centre, than the snakes that masquerade as
charity collectors, and then there's the "killer"
Koala's of the 2 legged variety, that hold the "paw"
out, for the $2 you have left for the parking meter.
the same vein, give me a road train drive-by anytime,
as opposed to a airliner fly through.
is not to say that all of Sydney is bad, just that
many folks have had enough, and are opting for the
more relaxed and affordable lifestyle being offered
just 200km north of Sydney, way up to Cairns and beyond.
appears that Sydney siders have discovered there's
a whole lot more of Australia to discover, and many
folks, some 50,000 plus per year, are leaving Sydney
business communities are springing up everywhere,
so you need not worry about the "security"
of city living. Want evidence? Take a look in your
regional real estate agents window. Not only that,
you have skills that out of towners need!
to breath in some real fresh air, and take in a view
of water and mountainside. Skyscrapers and city living
is for mugs.
right, who's wrong? It's merely just a matter of choice
where one lives. I'm outa here!
Tourist Commission (ATC Online)
New South Wales
Great Lakes Council
Lakes, NSW, Australia Official Gateway
Real Estate Agents
(Balmain, Bulahdelah, Parramatta...)
on the river at Bulahdelah, NSW