Sick of hearing friends from out-of-town noting how great it must be to live in Sydney and enjoy the beach life? Does it take you at least an hour through peak hour traffic after work just to get your feet wet at Manly? If so, you may end up joining the highest population of Australians to leave a capital city for another part of the country, and if you do, why not just move up the road and actually live next to the beach?
While Queensland is currently the most popular destination for those moving away from Sydney, there are opportunities to find homes to rent further up and down the NSW coast that allow you to maintain ties to the city without having to sacrifice on a relaxed coastal lifestyle.
A review in late 2018 by the University of New South Wales, the Black Dog Institute and the National Mental Health Commission discovered that increased job control was linked to better mental health outcomes among employees, and so officially recommended flexible working as a means to fight mental health concerns in the workplace. There has never been a better time to pursue a lifestyle in which you are trusted to work towards goals in your job on your own time and enjoy the lifestyle that a sea change can offer.
Here are just 25 of hundreds of homes for rent on the NSW coast at the moment. Pack your car with supplies for the weekend and get inspecting!