top ten reasons

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Not sure where to start on the wish list...well, here's a list of our favourite top ten reasons why we love living in Lismore:

  1. Best of both Worlds – City Convenience & Country Living

    Lismore is a city that boasts the culture and convenience of a major regional centre and all of the lifestyle advantages of an extraordinarily beautiful natural environment. Founded on agriculture, Lismore’s farming community is still thriving in the rolling hills and beautiful villages that surround the City.

  2. The Climate

    The subtropical climate means Lismore enjoys warm and mild weather all year ‘round. Expect hot, languid summers, mild winter days with cool evenings, and lots of sunshine. Rainfall in the region is high, and green, lush vegetation abounds.

  3. Community & Cultural Diversity

    Lismore is known as the “Rainbow Region” – a name which reflects the magical richness and extraordinary cultural diversity of the region, as well as its strong sense of community and its penchant for natural living.  A strong centre for all things “organic” coupled with a diverse community residing together, make Lismore a very special and culturally great place to live.

  4. First Rate Education & Healthcare Services

    Lismore is the health centre for the region and is home to the North Coast’s largest public hospital, two private hospitals, and is well serviced by a strong contingent of allied health professionals. Educational services are equally well provided for with a large number of quality private and public schools, pre-schools and TAFE college. Lismore also proudly hosts Southern Cross University, one of Australia’s leading regional universities, offering a world class education. It is also home to the Northern Rivers Conservatorium.

  5. Proximity to the Coast & Capitals

    The NSW Far North Coast and its white sandy beaches of Byron Bay, Ballina and surrounds are a mere 30-40 minute drive away. You can find yourself in the bustling Gold Coast region (and its international airport) within an hour, and the nearest capital city, Brisbane, is little more than a two hour drive. Jump on a plane at Lismore Regional Airport, only five minutes from the CBD, and be in Sydney in just over an hour.

  6. Thriving Retail Centre

    With the largest retail shopping precinct in the Northern Rivers, Lismore is a shoppers’ paradise.  With everything from chic boutique fashion and designer homewares, to organic produce and rare books, there are quirky speciality stores, sidewalk cafés and arcades full of surprises. The City also hosts large national retail chains.

  7. Arts & Culture

    For decades now, Lismore has attracted a high number of artists of all kinds. There are numerous galleries and exhibitions throughout the region, and music, dance and live theatre abound. The Northern Rivers Performing Arts (NORPA) company and the Northern Rivers Conservatorium are based in Lismore and are key players in nurturing our strong art and culture scene.

  8. City of Sport

    Long regarded as a City of Sport, Lismore boasts magnificent sports grounds and hosts numerous major sporting events throughout the year. There are dozens of playing fields, an abundance of cricket pitches, a synthetic hockey arena, indoor basketball courts, gymnasiums, tennis courts, horse and greyhound tracks, and a popular speedway circuit. For families the difficult question is: “which sport do I choose?”

  9. World Heritage Wonders

    Lismore is on the doorstep of some of Australia’s most significant World Heritage-listed reserves, spectacular National Parks and State Forests. These natural treasures include Mt Warning National Park surrounding the caldera of the ancient volcano, the Border Ranges and Nightcap National Parks and the last eleven remnants of “The Big Scrub”, the vast rainforest which once blanketed much of the region.

  10. Affordable Housing

    At a time when housing is becoming more expensive than ever, it’s reassuring to know that Lismore has recently been identified as having some of the best value real estate in the country. From inner-city dwellings to small acreages, Lismore offers some of the best housing opportunities at an affordable price, particularly when compared to nearby coastal alternatives.

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