So, you’re about to move to Sydney? Congrats! Sydney is a world-class city where free cosmopolitan spirit meets dynamic lifestyle, and whoever had the chance to visit it, simply fell in love. Urban areas that are brimming with life, picture-perfect quiet suburbs, breathtaking nature, and beaches a stone-throw away from the city centre are just some of the reasons why people choose to come and stay in Sydney. Even if you have been to Sydney before, it’s good to go through some important things which will help you easily adjust to the lifestyle. New city can offer you new opportunities but you need to know what you can expect from it.
Check the bus lines
You will soon learn that Sydney is a place of endless opportunities for sightseeing, and whether you have a car or not, it’s good to check if your area is well-connected with public transport. You might laugh this one off because your suburb is super-close to the city, but you shouldn’t take this for granted – there are suburbs which are connected only with a single bus line. Use sydneybuses.info to check how well-connected your area actually is. Even if you decide to keep your car, you will probably drive it less than you thought because it doesn’t matter how much you hate public transport, it will be much easier to use it than to end up driving the entire day around the city, getting stuck in traffic jams and looking for a parking space. It is better if you can adapt to new ways of transport because once you do that, you will be able to work your way through city without getting late for your appointments.
If you’re a student coming to University, the easiest thing is to live on campus. If, however, you prefer the off-campus lifestyle, you will have to look hard for affordable student-friendly accommodation (remember, Sydney is expensive). On the other hand, if you’re in a situation where you need specific house and land packages in Brisbane, it’s best if you reach out and ask an agency for help. If you’re looking for an apartment to rent, you should know that it’s going to take a lot of work. A lot! You will soon learn that Saturdays are the best days for house hunting, and you should know that it’s going to take you at least four Saturdays before you finally find the place you’ll love. But do not worry. Sydney has a lot to offer and everyone can find a place they are looking for.
Things for children to see and do
If you ask any couple with children about what they think of raising their children in Sydney, they will tell you that Sydney is one of the best places for that. Community centers in each of the Sydney’s surrounding villages have a great number of children-oriented activities and classes, as well as new mom groups where new-moms and moms-to-be can make new friends and get useful information. If you decide to raise your children in Sydney, they will get to grow up in close proximity to the city and all the perks of the urban city life: museums, galleries, and theatres, while at the same time experience the more quiet and secluded life in a smaller town. This is great option for both parents and children because everyone enjoys visiting places and learning about cultures.
Buying a car
Life in Australia can be expensive, and cars are no exception. If you can’t afford a new car just yet, it would be best if you bought a used one. Used cars aren’t necessarily in bad condition and they can be bought for a more reasonable price. Still, other than high prices, buying a car isn’t a nightmare: you buy a vehicle from car dealers or through a private sale, and you can easily find what you need on different websites. You will need to pay an annual tax for your car, as well as get a green slip that indicates that your car is in a good condition.
Remember, no matter where you’re coming from, Sydney will not resemble any other places you’ve lived before. It’s quite different from other big cities of the world, nevertheless it will steal your heart and make you fall in love with it. It has its bad sides, but you will grow to love even its desperately confusing layout and expensive fresh juices because it will simply become your home away from home.