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Moving to a New Suburb: What to Search and Ask

There are many different reasons why you may be thinking about the prospect of moving to a new suburb. Some people move home simply because they want a change of scene. There are then those who want access to better schools or are taking up a job opportunity. Aside from this, you may want to move home to upsize, downsize, or reap the rewards of a better cost of living. Irrespective of what applies to you, you want to make sure that you make the best possible decision when moving home. So before compiling you’re moving house checklist, we are going to take a look at what you should ask or search for when moving home.

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Are you going to be happy here?

This is one of the most critical questions that you need to ask yourself. After all, your happiness is the most important thing in life. You do not want to live somewhere that is going to make you miserable. So, it is vital to think about what is going to make you truly happy. Do not simply choose somewhere because it is what everyone else is doing or it is labelled as picture-perfect. You need to think about what is going to truly bring you happiness in your life.

Can you afford it?

There is only one logical place, to begin with the questioning, and this is by figuring out the finances. Yes, it may not be the most exciting topic in the world, but it is certainly one that is very important. You need to make sure that you are going to be able to afford to live in the suburb you are considering. This is why it is critical to spend some time doing the math and looking into the living costs in the area.

From the average cost of electricity to determining how much your mortgage payments will be per month, it is vital that you take all of this into account when assessing the affordability of the area. You can try to donate furniture in Sydney, if you’re from there, or sell them. That way, you can lessen your fees for moving.

If you are planning on making the most of any other services, for example, self-storage, this is also something you should tackle at the earliest opportunity to ensure no disappointment or inflated prices.

Is it pet-friendly?

Needless to say, this question is only going to be applicable if you have got a pet. However, if you do, you will want to make sure that there is plenty of space for you to take your pet for a walk. You want to make sure that your fluffy friend is going to be just as happy there as you are.

What is the community spirit like?

You also need to consider what the community spirit is like in the area. If you are looking to put down roots somewhere, you are going to want to do it in a community that is kind and vibrant whereby everyone looks out for one and other. You can use Facebook groups and such like to try and connect with people in the area online. Of course, spending a day in the suburb to get a feel for what it is like is the best way to get a feel for the general vibe.

Is the location noisy?

Aside from the questions that we have posed so far, it is a good idea to consider whether or not the location is noisy. You may not notice this at first, but it is something that can become prominent after living in the same place for a number of weeks. Not only can a lot of noise be frustrating, but it can have a negative impact on your health as well, and that is why it is important to consider this before you decide on which suburb to move to.

Is the location safe?

The final question that you need to ask yourself is whether or not the area is a safe place to live in. after all, you do not want to live in an area that is rife for burglary, do you? There are a lot of different resources online that you can use in order to find out whether or not the location is safe. This may be especially important in your current situation, for example, if you live on your own or you are going to need to walk home from work late at night.

Speak to locals to get a feel for the place. You can also get a feel for the area by driving around the neighbourhoods and looking at maps.


As you can see, there are a number of different questions that you should ask to make sure that the move in question is the right decision for you. We hope that the guidance and information that we have provided above will help you to make the right decision for your future. Do not rush into the decision; take your time to ensure it is right for you.

If you have any questions about choosing the right removal company or understanding the costs involved when moving to a new suburb, get in touch with us, and receive a no-obligation quote from Moving Mates for your next move. All you need to do is follow this link and provide us with a few details and we will be able to offer you a price estimate for the service required. 

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