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Toowoomba: A Family Paradise in the Heart of Queensland

By Wade Lockrey

Toowoomba is nestled atop the Great Dividing Range, approximately 125 kilometres west of Brisbane. Rated 4 stars on Homely and known for being a family friendly city, Toowoomba is rich in stunning natural beauty,  history, and community.Toowoomba has rapidly emerged as a favourite destination for families on Here’s why:

Excellent education

Toowoomba is home to some of Queensland’s best schools. With a focus on childhood education, Toowoomba offers plenty of options for your children in both private and public schooling.

Keep the kids busy

Australia’s largest regional performing arts complex, The Empire Theatre, is a testament to Toowoomba’s rich cultural offering. Families can enjoy a diverse range of performances from ballet and orchestras to modern dance and children’s acts. The Cobb+Co Museum offers a peek into the region’s history with interactive displays perfect for curious kids.

Food and wine destination

Indulge in three delectable days savouring Southern Queensland Country’s renowned produce at Toowoomba’s Food and Wine festival. Delight in exquisite flavours, fresh bounty from pastures, orchards, and vineyards. This festival offers fantastic talents, live music, and fine food alongside Australia’s favourite bands.

Adventure awaits

 If you’ve been craving some adventures with the family look no further than Tabletop Mountain. It provides a challenging yet rewarding trek, ideal for introducing children to the wonders of hiking. Meanwhile, the Bunya Mountains, a short drive from the city, offers pristine rainforests and the chance to spot unique wildlife.

Perfect climate

Known for being a little less humid than many of Queensland’s coastal regions, thanks to its elevated position, Toowoomba offers a more temperate climate. Think mild summers and cool winters so you and your family can enjoy an outdoorsy lifestyle all year round.

Affordability and quality of life

Compared to the metropolitan hustle of cities like Brisbane and Sydney, Toowoomba offers a higher quality of life at a fraction of the price. There’s never been a better time to explore the homes on offer in Toowoomba. The real estate market is strong and with larger properties and land on offer than metro cities, all set within serene neighbourhoods it really is the perfect location for families in Queensland. Explore Ray White’s listings on Homely and while you’re there, check out the street and suburb reviews too.

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