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Possible move to Townsville

Spacey

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I've recently been offered a position in Townsville at the casino. Bit better pay, but thinkin long term raise a young family compared to Brisbane. cost of living ect. Weighing up the pros and cons, still never been back up that way for over 30 years.
Question to you locals, some quality suburbs to live, looking to buy, stay away from..
Schools etc. Anything really about the area about long term living. Might sound vague, it's a big desicion for us, looking to gather as much info as possible.
Cheers lads
 

Stido

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I've recently been offered a position in Townsville at the casino. Bit better pay, but thinkin long term raise a young family compared to Brisbane. cost of living ect. Weighing up the pros and cons, still never been back up that way for over 30 years.
Question to you locals, some quality suburbs to live, looking to buy, stay away from..
Schools etc. Anything really about the area about long term living. Might sound vague, it's a big desicion for us, looking to gather as much info as possible.
Cheers lads
Depends whether you prefer rural type living, outer suburbs or closer to the city. Many of the newer suburbs have very small home blocks now.
 

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North Ward-closest to work/beach, Belgian Gardens, Rowes Bay-next to JT, Pallaranda, Yarrawonga-those suburbs are close to Casino and low crime areas
Id choose Belgian Gardens as they have some nice older homes or Pallaranda, a small commute to get to work but a lovely place to raise kids

Casino is a nice place to work-free alcohol food merch-make friends with the chefs
 

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Cheers for the info boys. At the moment it's a 50:50 move. Waiting to hear about the missus transfer for work.
 
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