Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Toowoomba Is Top Family City

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Toowoomba Is Top Family City

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Byline: Rachael Murray Rachael.Murray@thechronicle.com.au

FAMILY FRIENDLY

Good schools.

Beautiful climate.

Opportunities for employment.

Accessibility to health care and medical services.

Community feel.

WELCOME to Toowoomba: Queensland's most family friendly city and Australia's fourth.

The latest Suncorp Bank Family Friendly City Index said Queensland had some of the best places to live thanks to low unemployment levels and availability of good schools.

The report which analysed Australia's 30 most populous cities, ranked them according to education, income, unemployment and mortgage stress.

New dad Ashley Egan agreed for the most part the city was a great place for him and his wife Jodie to raise their now four-month-old son James.

"Toowoomba has always been family centred - that's its greatest strength," Mr Egan said.

"There are good schools and sporting opportunities for the kids.

"It's easy to get around and there are plenty of parks. …

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