Australia is such an enormous place with all the major concentrations of people usually having great distances between them. One of the finest places to live though has to be the Sydney, the capital of New South Wales. It was originally a British colony with settlers taking up residence there in the late eighteenth century. From humble beginnings it has developed into a vibrant, attractive, prosperous and quite beautiful city and, even better it is right by the sea! With its iconic Sydney harbour bridge, along with the famous Opera House, views of this city are known the world over and many people will see it as a fabulous place to live in.
Sydney scores highly in many surveys carried out worldwide covering best places to live and work. For example the city came 7th out 140 cities in the 2013 Economist Intelligence Unit‘s (EIU) Global Liveability Survey and 10th out of 221 cities in the 2012 Mercer Worldwide Quality of Living Survey compiled by Mercer Human Resource Consulting. There are so many reasons to visit or migrate to Sydney and here are just a few of them:
- The beaches – anyone living in the city will see the famous Bondi Beach as THE place to go to unwind and have fun in Sydney’s favourite playground. The place is packed with swimmers, surfers and people-watchers but, just in land is the lively suburb embracing surf culture, artists, actors, media tycoons and the vibrant Jewish, Kiwi, Brazilian and Pacific Islander communities.
- The harbour and Opera House – The Opera House is the city’s primary location for entertainment and is a stunning piece of architecture in its own right. There is nowhere else like it in the world and visitors flock to see it. It is located in one of the most beautiful harbours in the world, a huge deep-water port with waterside developments springing up all around giving an eclectic mix of commerce, leisure and residential all clustered together. Spanning it, of course, is the largest single-arch steel bridge in the world, a fantastic piece of engineering for both practical and aesthetic reasons.
- The culture – the famous Art Gallery of New South Wales is a wonderful oasis of cool and calm away from the heat and bustle of the city. More than a million visitors a year enjoy its permanent collection of Australian, Asian, Aboriginal, contemporary and European art. The reclaimed area of the docks called Darling Harbour, alongside Chinatown, make for a marvelous place to visit by day or night with leisure facilities, shops and restaurants
Sydney welcomes with open arms skilled migrants from all over the world. The country has a strong economy alongside a relaxed lifestyle and it is seen as Australia’s leading city – truly a major global and Asia-pacific economic and cultural hub. It is home to a diverse range of businesses and industries. It is Australia’s leading city, servicing the Australian as well as Asian, American and European markets so is clearly a great place to live.