Moving to Brisbane

Moving to Brisbane? You are in for the best time of your life! Read on to find what Brisbane has in store for you...

Introduction to Brisbane

Brisbane, the third-largest city in Australia, is the capital city of Queensland. With a population of approximately two million, it is undoubtedly one of the most buzzing cities of Australia. Brisbane is especially marked as a modern city because of the incredible attitude and ingenious confidence of its residents. If a lively, vivacious and amicable environment appeals to you, then Brisbane should top the list of places that you want to visit or settle in.

You may even consider moving to Brisbane, as it is a very fast developing and progressive city. The best part is that in spite of its effervescence, it bestows its residence with a more laid back atmosphere than any other city in the east coast of Australia.

Today Brisbane is one of the fastest growing cities, not only in Australia, but also in the world, as visitors get drawn to its incredible climate, picturesque sceneries and pleasant locales from all over the planet.

Districts/ Regions of Brisbane

Different urban villages in Brisbane are popular for different things; in fact, it would not be an exaggeration to say that each urbane village has a unique character; for instance, the Fortitude Valley is known for its live music scene where as South Bank is known for its world-class art exhibitions. Given below is a detailed insight into what each district or region has to offer, that will surely help you with your move to Brisbane.

Brisbane CBD

The Brisbane CBD, popularly known as "The City" is Brisbane's major business hub, with a multitude of entertainment and recreational facilities such as cinema halls, shopping malls, parks, restaurants and an array of the city's historical sightseeing sites. Queen Street Mall is undoubtedly the most popular attraction of the CBD, as it is an amazing shopping destination and is considered as a must see by many national and international vacationers.

South Bank

Popular as the location of Queensland's Cultural Precinct that comprises of Brisbane's Performing Arts Center, State Library, Museum, Art Gallery as well as the Gallery of Modern Arts. South Bank is also well known for its indigenous restaurants, waterside boardwalks, edgy cafes and inner city beach. South Bank could be your best bet for moving to Brisbane and settling in here if you are more into arts and culture.

Fortitude Valley

It syndicates Brisbane's Chinatown with mind-blowing shopping venues and electric nightlife. If you are a music lover, with a passion for live music, then you certainly need not look beyond the Fortitude Valley in Brisbane.

West End 

West End contributes considerably to the offbeat charm of Brisbane, especially because of its characteristic bohemian and artsy shopping outlets and cafes. If cult videos, unorthodox books, organic food products and eccentric locals appeal to you, then West End is the place to be in!

New Farm

Just beside the Fortitude Valley, is located New Farm that is especially popular for expensive shopping and classy dining venues. Mostly frequented by the top brass of Brisbane now, it would not be wrong to say that it has lost some of the Bohemian charm that it earlier possessed.

Portside Wharf

As the name suggests, this is the place in Hamilton where the ships dock on Brisbane River. Earlier known as Brett's Wharf, this amazing tourist destination presents visitors with out of the world dining, shopping and cinema venues, thus making it an outstanding place to stroll and dine.

Rosalie/Milton/Paddington

If the idea of shopping for authentic designs and fashion gems appeal to you, then Paddington is the place to be, especially as it has an array of unique boutiques with a local flavor of its own. While Paddington is famous for its local boutiques, Rosalie is celebrated for its antiquated restaurants, bars and markets. Milton is popular among travelers as it is the home to Brisbane's two renowned icons – the SunCorp Stadium and the XXXX Ale House.

Mount Coot-tha

This is undoubtedly one of the most appealing tourist spots of Brisbane, as it bestows the visitors with a splendid all round view of Brisbane. Not only has Mount Coot-tha a suburban hill, presenting the travelers with an amazing and picturesque drive through, it also boasts of the beautiful Botanic Gardens, an outstanding Planetarium and an array of walking and cycling tracks.

Sunnybank

This is one tourist destination in Brisbane that is known for its Asian inspired food joints and people, and hence if Chinese or Indian food is something that appeals to your palate, then you should head straight to the Market Square in Sunnybank.

Bulimba

Located in the eastern side of CBD, Bulimba enjoys amazing connectivity with the CBD through the cities beautiful ferries. Moreover, it boasts of some amazing restaurants, thus alluring visitors to spend some time there.

Woolloongabba

Brisbane's famous Cricket Ground, "The Gabba" is located here; moreover, it is also famous as a beautiful residential area with some amazing restaurants and cafes around.

Climate of Brisbane

Brisbane is bestowed with a splendid climate, all through the year. With moderate temperatures of 20 C to 35 C throughout the year, it presents you with an ideal climate for outdoor activities, of course except in peak summer when the temperature sometimes touches 40 C.

Unless you are used to hot climates, you should try and wear lose clothing, keep yourself hydrated and protect your skin by applying a high SPF sunscreen. Also do not forget to wear sunglasses to protect yourself from high heat during the day times. At nights, an air conditioner should be able to help you get a comfortable good night's sleep.

More Information on Brisbane

Whether it is climate, location, recreational activities or quality of life, Brisbane presents you with the best! If you are looking for more on information on moving to Brisbane then you must check out www.movetoaustralia.com as it has outstanding information associated with Brisbane and moving to Australia in general!

If you are looking for more on information on Brisbane then visit http://wikitravel.org/en/Brisbane, which includes information on getting into Brisbane, getting around, what to see, do, buy, eat, cafes, drink, sleep, contact and staying safe in Brisbane.

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