What to consider before making a tree-change to regional Victoria
The promise of a simpler life amongst nature sure can be appealing, but before you make the move, make sure you know if it’s really for you.
Ah, the serenity.
Rolling hills, room to roam, and the peaceful hum of nature in the background. Who doesn’t love getting out of the big smoke to enjoy the countryside?
Interest rates are rising, city property prices are growing, and cost of living pressures make it that much harder to save for a deposit. It’s no wonder people are moving from the city to regional towns in droves, with more than 60,000 people waving goodbye to Melbourne between 2020 and 2021.
The appeal of the tree change has become so popular that it’s even the new setting for this year’s season of The Block, where the show has shifted from Melbourne to the Macedon Ranges to highlight the rural lifestyle.
However, while there are many pros of living in the country, there’s more to moving to regional Victoria than simply putting on a flannel and heading to a country Farmer’s Market.
From local amenities to bushfire awareness and job security, here’s everything to think about before making the big tree change.