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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

How did you decide where you wanted to live?

I have been wondering about this a lot lately.

It's not that I have some intense desire to uproot my family and settle somewhere new, it's more about wondering if this is the best place for us to be, if this is the place we are meant to live. I also wonder if, by never moving somewhere new, we might be missing out on some kind of super cool adventure.

So, let's pretend for a minute that we did decide to move and rather than moving somewhere close we got really crazy and decided to leave the country, where would we go?

Well, thanks to the wonderful world of Facebook, it seems that there's a logical answer to this question. A few of the people on my Facebook have done just this, moved to another country, far far away and seemingly, with no regrets. The funny thing? They had the same destination: Australia.

Australia has always been on my "must visit" list for obvious reasons... the weather (read: little to no snow EVER), the ocean, cool animals (tell me you don't want to see a koala or kangaroo in person) and nice people with accents!

So imagine making a move like that... how do you figure out exactly where to move? If I had my say I'd be within driving distance to a major city (Sydney or Melbourne) but not be living far out in the country. I want to be in a community with all the amenities (schools, parks and shopping - obviously shopping) but still be able to enjoy nature.

Ideally, we'd be looking for a house and land package near Melbourne. I was looking at this community called Harpley and it seems like it would be PERFECT. Lots of lakes, walking trails, parks AND schools and shopping.

I was checking out the Harpley website for this post and I got so caught up I ended up picking a house I REALLY liked (Colorado 37 - in case you were wondering - a large 2-storey, 4 bedroom home wtih some awesome features like two studies - one for adults and one for the kids - how cool is that?!).

So now I'm curious. How did you decide where you want to live (like the city/country)? How did you pick what community you wanted to live in? Will you stay where you are? Have you ever considered a move down under?

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