A local’s guide to relocating to Sydney
Congratulations on deciding to relocate to New South Wales! Sydney and the Greater Sydney regions are booming with new homeowners and established homeowners wanting to build their forever home. Over 5 million overseas and interstate travelers flock to Sydney and surround every year searching for the opportunity, employment and lifestyle that can be found on our Southern shores and cityside suburbs.
Relocating can be stressful and preparation is key. We are here to help you to build your dream home and have some helpful tips, that you may not have considered, to help you to get a few steps closer to your new life in New South Wales.
Pack for warm weather and lots of sightseeing.
Sydney is warm for most of the year and there is much to see to truly embrace all that Sydney has to offer. Be prepared for lots of day trips, sunshine, and adventures now that attractions such as Bondi Beach, the Blue Mountains and the Opera House are within driving distance.
Get to know the public transport schedules.
Public transport is the easiest way to get around Sydney’s busy streets. The bus, ferries, light rail, and train schedules run continuously and expand over much of greater Sydney. The public transport in Sydney runs on an Opal card, which will grant you access to the transport network expanding to the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, the Hunter Valley, Illawarra, and the Southern Highlands. The ferries travel to harbourside locations such as Taronga Zoo and Manly, and the buses run 24 hours a day.
Become familiar with the different areas in Sydney.
From students to established families, Sydney has something for everyone. Before making your move, it is important to do some research on the many different suburb options to discover where will suit you best. The CBD is comprised of apartments and units which is perfect for some. For those wanting to build a larger family home, the outer suburbs of Sydney such as Manly and Balmoral or around the many idyllic locations in the Central Coast may be more suitable.
Get ready to explore Sydney’s culture.
Sydney’s nightlife is bursting with world class restaurants, fresh produce, quirky and exciting markets, and unique experiences. Every local need their favourite restaurant and coffee shop and these creature comforts will have you feeling settled and at home in no time.
Get crafty and organized.
Creating a binder dedicated to your move can be handy to keep everything in one place, from important documents to dream sketches of your forever home. Keeping a binder can prevent lapses in communication and keep everyone on track with dates and progress. There is much to organize with a large scale move and having a list to tick off important items will make the process smoother and easier.
We are confident you will love your new life as a Sydneysider and we invite you to explore our site for examples of the types of homes we can create for you. Greater Sydney offers a combination of exciting opportunities and discoveries with the easy-going lifestyle that Australia is known for. These handy tips will make the journey to Sydney smoother and easier, and you will soon be experiencing the best that New South living has to offer.
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