Fantastic opportunities exist for living the dream life in your dream house, with the median sales price for a dwelling in Orange in June 2011 being just $313,500.
The affordability of housing in Orange is one of the most talked about lifestyle benefits that inspires people to make the move. Whether you want a bluestone Californian bungalow in the centre of the city, a modern large mansion or a rural property with spectacular views and room for a horse, Orange has it all. Into the bargain, it’s usually at least half the price of what you would expect to pay for the equivalent dwelling in Sydney.
You can be in the city within ten minutes from any of the outlying suburbs, and if living in the city, walk in to work in the morning and be sat with a locally grown coffee in less time than it takes to buy your train ticket on a Monday morning in Sydney.
In 2010 the median rental price for a 2-bedroom house was $300. Great news for newcomers who want to find their perfect spot before buying.
New business opportunities are plentiful with many new residents opting to set up their own business from home as they now have the space to do so. Consider Fiona Schofield’s millinery business or Simon Wright’s sustainability business, both were able to grow and expand their business due to the ease of living in a regional city without the added pressure of a large mortgage and long daily commute. Check the case studies pages to read their stories.
Investment opportunities are bountiful in and around Orange. Whether you are looking for residential investment or industrial land, opportunities and support mechanisms in place to help you succeed. From economic and regional data, support in developing new markets and building networks, through to training and matching businesses with resources, the region is well positioned to facilitate a move for new businesses.