Goulburn or Albury or Queanbeyan or Katoomba or Coffs Harbour?

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  1. WiseMen123

    WiseMen123 New Member

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    I currently live in Sydney. I am 20 years old atm. I have got 5 veterinary jobs on offer in the eastern states, all in five different towns. The towns are Goulburn, Albury, Queanbeyan, Katoomba and Coffs Harbour. In your opinion which of the five towns would you choose?

    What I want in a town (the list ain't a big deal but would help).
    1. A sort of tolerant/lenient atmosphere.
    2. Houses of mostly pre-federation-art deco era construction, so I don't want to be surounded by 1960s/70s/80s/90s eyesores.
    3. Single young parents (under 30) are a minority not a common sight.
    4. Universities (aka at a walking distance in town, I'm trying not to drive so much).
    5. Where people don't just push each other down if it suits them.

    Pros or Cons of all five towns please.
     
  2. ej89

    ej89 Well-Known Member

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    Katoomba and live in Penrith.
     
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  3. Tony Fleming

    Tony Fleming Well-Known Member

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    Katoomba is an odd place but if you like coffee and weed it will be up your alley.
     
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    bob shovel Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like you need
    1. Time machine
    2. Space ship
    3. Snacks
     
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  5. Nemo30

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    I'd pick Qbn. Lovely medium sized town within close proximity to a larger city with lots of opportunities. Not walking distance to uni. But depending on which part of town you live in could tick your other boxes.

    Coffs Harbour is nice (my mum lived there), but its very much a retirement place. Climate is nice.
     
  6. Gockie

    Gockie Unicyclist Premium Member

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    Coffs for climate or Katoomba if you are happy to want to be near Sydney. Definitely no Uni in walking distance of Katoomba though.
    Otherwise of the others Albury sounds interesting as its near to Victoria and has a decent sized population, Goulburn sounds boring (its a stop to Canberra), Queanbeyan ok if you want to have Canberra as your city (doesn't personally appeal to me climate wise.... I like warmer weather in winter)
     
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    kamchatsky Well-Known Member

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    +1 on this. Your friends are most likely living in Sydney also, therefore this is the best way to keep up with your friends .....
     
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    Good idea!!

    I was up in Katoomba over the long weekend and was pleasantly surprised how good the roads were going and coming back to Sydney!
     
  9. hash_investor

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    Queenbeyan is good
     
  10. euro73

    euro73 Well-Known Member Business Member

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    short walk to the supermax or the Police Academy though :) easy commute to both Sydney and Canberra
     
  11. strongy1986

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    Good karaoke night in goulburn...
    its got a big marino too
     
  12. DaveM

    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

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    Love Albury
     
  13. L3ha7

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    Hi mate, just wondering where did you end up moving to?
     
  14. L3ha7

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    @Nemo30 and @hash_investor - would you be able to throw some light on Queenbeyan?