Moving to a new area can be daunting at the best of times, but throw children into the mix and you have a whole new set of important considerations. To help you out, here are a few things you may like to be mindful of if you’re considering a move to Mudgee.
Whether your children are toddlers requiring child care, in kindergarten or school aged, you must take the time to explore your options. Which child care services have vacancies, are you happy with their carers and facilities, are the kindergartens and schools zoned, do you agree with their philosophies, how well are the schools performing? Explore what is available and do as much research as you can (including speaking with as many people as you can from the area). Mudgee and its surrounding suburbs have many fantastic centres and schools offering a range of services, and we’d be happy to provide you with their contact details to make your search a little easier.
The age of your children will determine what local facilities are important, but don’t forget to look ahead if you’re planning to stay a while. Playgroups may be important to you while your child is very young, but it won’t be long before you’re looking for a local rugby or tennis team. Similarly, your primary school child may be happy to enjoy play dates in the park for now, but it won’t be long before they’re teenagers wanting to be dropped off at the corner before the shops. Will your new area accommodate their growing needs? Mudgee boasts many fantastic clubs, teams and activities that we’d be proud to talk to you about.
We recommend using Google Maps to take a birds-eye view of the neighbourhood first. This will help you determine how close the house is to kindergartens, schools, parks, shopping centres and other landmarks of interest. Adopt the ‘street view’ in Google Maps for a 360 degree street-level virtual tour. This will give you a more accurate feel for the area by showing the styles of surrounding houses, openness of parks and street appeal of schools.
For those already living in Mudgee, you can help others who may be beginning their research by sharing your favourite places to go here. Why did you buy or rent here? What do your children love best about living here, and what do you love most about our wonderful Mudgee community?