When it comes to liveability, the Western Downs promises the triple benefits of affordability, accessibility and amenities.
Many young families are drawn to the region’s affordable cost of living, with housing prices that sit significantly lower than the Queensland average. Don’t believe us? At June 2018, the median house valuation in the Western Downs was $200,209. This was $258,151 lower compared to Queensland.
The discounts don’t just stop for homeowners. For tenants, the median value of weekly rent was $250, compared to $395 for the whole of Queensland.
As a tenant or freehold owner, the Western Downs makes sense – why struggle to make ends meet in the city, when you can escape to the country where the services are plentiful and maintained to a high level?
Families moving to the area are pleased to find high-performing public and private schools, including Queensland's largest school farm, Dalby State High School.
Beyond the curriculum, our region promises children quality education in an environment that lets them truly be children – playing outside.
With no peak hour traffic, long commutes to work and more time for play rather than work, our residents have time to enjoy public recreation facilities including six swimming pools, six skate parks and a multitude of new playgrounds and parklands within the region.
It’s not just dinners cooked at home, there’s cafes, restaurants and bars to keep you busy and food trucks which rove the region supplying everything from boutique cheeses to pizzas and curries.
You don’t need to drive out of the region to find access to primary services. The Western Downs has five hospitals and one Outpatients Clinic, combined with a growing suite of allied health services including physio, chiro and optometry to name a few.
Finding fresh produce is simple when you live in a region whose primary industry is agriculture, whether you shop local or from supermarkets in town including Foodworks, Coles, Woolworths and Aldi.
Weekend home improvements (and your Saturday morning sausage-sizzle routine) are made easy too with Bunnings and Mitre 10 in the region as well.
On the shopping front, the Western Downs is serviced by elegant boutiques stocking designer labels and specialty stores stocking everything from soft furnishings to agricultural needs.