At Toowoomba Mortgage Brokers, we often get enquiries from potential clients who currently live outside of the Toowoomba region. Some of these enquiries are from property investors who may feel attracted to the local housing market. Others are families and/or individuals who, for different reasons, are planning to move to Toowoomba in the near future.
As mortgage brokers, we are delighted to help home buyers and investors with their loan enquiries and finance needs, however, a lot of them often have many questions about life in Toowoomba.
We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help people gain a better understanding of what it’s like to live and buy a property in Toowoomba.
Is Toowoomba a good place to live? Is Toowoomba a good place to move to?
Okay, admittedly, we are a little bit biased! But we think Toowoomba is a great place to live and to move to. Toowoomba has the charm of an old country town with immaculate gardens and historical buildings, but it’s also a thriving community with lots of innovative businesses contributing to its growth.
Toowoomba is not a big capital city, however, it has most of the services and conveniences that city living has to offer such as hospitals, health care services, schools, sports clubs, restaurants, libraries, parklands, etc. On the other hand, things are reasonably close by and we can enjoy a great sense of community. Moreover, Toowoomba is a great place to raise a family with lots of excellent schools and activities for kids.
Where to live in Toowoomba? Where to buy a house in Toowoomba?
Toowoomba has lots of amazing areas which makes it hard to choose from. The choice will probably come down to whether you enjoy the convenience of being close to the CBD or prefer a quieter residential area with larger houses and blocks of land. Check out our article about “moving to Toowoomba” where you can find a list of the best suburbs to live in Toowoomba.
What’s the temperature in Toowoomba?
Toowoomba’s higher elevation, sitting at around 700 metres above sea level, leads to cooler weather conditions in direct contrast to the coastal regions of Queensland. Although the climate is generally cooler, Toowoomba still experiences occasional heatwaves.
Toowoomba experiences distinct four seasons, with spring being a cherished time due to the city’s vibrant gardens and its traditional carnival of flowers.
During the summer months, Toowoomba encounters average daytime temperatures ranging from 25°C to 32°C, accompanied by occasional thunderstorms.
Autumn brings milder weather, with temperatures averaging between 20°C and 28°C and moderate rainfall.
In the winter season, the city experiences cooler conditions, with daytime averages ranging from 13°C to 19°C and occasional frosts, especially at night when temperatures can dip to 0°C to 6°C.
Finally, spring sees a gradual warming trend, with average temperatures spanning from 18°C to 26°C, accompanied by the blossoming of colourful flowers throughout the region. It’s worth noting that while these are the typical temperature ranges, extreme weather conditions can occasionally occur.
Is Toowoomba flood-prone?
Parts of Toowoomba are considered to be high-risk floods due to its proximity to creeks and river systems. If buying a property, it’s important to check the flood map risk provided by the local authorities.
Toowoomba Airport and Flights
Toowoomba is serviced by its Wellcamp Airport (WTB). Although a small airport, you can find direct flights to Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Townsville operated by carriers such as Qantas Bonza and Regional Express. The airport is also considered a freight hub and cargo planes flying in and out of it.
Toowoomba’s Carnival of Flowers
The Carnival of Flowers is one of Australia’s most iconic events – with the first official carnival being held in 1950. What started as a three-mile street procession celebrating flowers is now a major event that goes beyond the colourful gardens. It now includes music, arts, food and wine attracting about 300,000 visitors each year.
The festival runs in September and is one the biggest events in Queensland and in Australia’s tourist calendar. It has won many prestigious awards.
Toowoomba is a great place to live with a lot to offer to occasional visitors and new residents alike.