ORANGE

A major centre with a true provincial feel, Orange offers a remarkable array of sights, scenes and tastes to delight even the most cynical city resident.

Only 3.5 hours from Sydney, it boasts beautiful parks, historic streetscapes, award winning wineries and hatted restaurants.

ORANGE

A major centre with a true provincial feel, Orange offers a remarkable array of sights, scenes and tastes to delight even the most cynical city resident.

Only 3.5 hours from Sydney, it boasts beautiful parks, historic streetscapes, award winning wineries and hatted restaurants.

NOW IT'S ONLY 8 MINUTES (to commute)

Elise and Daniel moved to Orange from Sydney.

I used to drive 45 minutes to work every day.

It's now so such much easier.

 

WELCOME TO ORANGE

Well-known for its beautiful parks, manicured and exquisite gardens and historic streetscapes, the things that make Orange a popular tourist destination also make it the perfect city to bring up a family.

With regular seasonal food, wine and arts festivals, there is always something to do and see in our welcoming city.

A major centre with a true provincial feel, Orange offers a remarkable array of sights, scenes and tastes to delight even the most cynical city resident.

Only 3.5 hours from Sydney, it boasts beautiful parks, historic streetscapes, award winning wineries and hatted restaurants.

Orange offers great diversity when it comes to finding the right job. The City is fortunate to be able to spread its employment opportunities over a multitude of industries.
Health and education are the mainstay employment categories for Orange. Growth sectors, however, include mining and construction given the growing demand for residential homes and commercial premises.

From heritage homes to rolling acreage, Orange has accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets. Enjoying a median house price of only $338,315 – an amazing property could be yours for less than the rental cost of a 2-bed apartment in Sydney. Orange also has many high-quality rental options for those seeking short, medium or longer term tenancies.

QUICK FACTS

Housing Prices

Median home price $338,315

Key Employment Prospects

Civil, structural and mechanical engineering, mining industry, health and aged care, medical specialties, education, public sector administration, accounting and metal trades.

Key Business Opportunities

Shopping centre developments, private hospital construction and the Cadia East gold-mine construction and retail franchise opportunities.

Schools

12 primary schools and 7 high schools.

Higher Education

Charles Sturt University campus of Agriculture and Health

Tertiary Education

TAFE Western and other adult education colleges.

Retail Services

Three major shopping centres, Orange City Centre, The Summer Centre and Orange Grove Homemakers Centre and one smaller shopping centre, Orange Central. Numerous boutique shopping outlets for fashion, homewares, food and wine.

Leisure and Dining

12 licensed hotels (10 with dining),8 clubs, 34 restaurants (including one restaurant that has been awarded a Chef’s Hat in the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide 2010), 28 cafes and 30 cellar doors.

Health

Orange Health Service, Bloomfield Campus (state of the art hospital and mental health facilities), Dudley Private Hospital and a new private hospital village proposed.

Climate

Four distinct seasons, with summer temperatures range from 11 to 27 degrees and winter from 1 to 11 degrees, we enjoy mild spring and autumn weather. The average annual rainfall is approximately 885mm.

Population

41,384 in the Orange local government area and 59,111 Orange region, which includes the Blayney and Cabonne areas.