Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Why We Moved to Gladstone

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Why We Moved to Gladstone

Article excerpt

IT'S the great Australian dream, having the big backyard and a verandah to call home, all before the time you hit 30.

A dream that many of us out-of-pocket millennials just can't get hold of as we mope about and watch house prices sky-rocket before our very own eyes, hoping, wishing, praying that they come crashing down as quick as they went up.

But, wait there is an answer.

It's only about 600km away, in a town called Gladstone.

After renting on the Gold Coast, which was about $450 a week for a townhouse, saving money proved futile.

It has come to the stage when young people like us just can't live in the city anymore. But why should we when such a beautiful place like this beckons for us?

While I'm a Gold Coast expat, my partner has been working in the region for years and when we toyed with the idea of a rent-free-lifestyle he openly suggested that he buy-up in Gladstone.

Located in town, in a quintessential Queenslander, which is about to celebrate its 80th birthday, there it stood the perfect little slice of paradise. …

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