Not sure if you have contemplated moving south. The Wollongong commute is a lot quicker from what I understand and the F6 never has the problems the F3? does.
Lots of beachside suburbs, great lifestyle. We are are in the northern suburbs though so not that cheap.
We made the move about 12 years ago. DH now works here, and I commute up to "the shire" two days a week, but heaps of our friends work in Sydney city.
Will also add, great for the kids, lovely relaxed lifestyle. I could never move back to Sydney. Visit often for day trips but always happy to see that Wollongong sign again.
Edited by Milly Molly Mandy, 29 January 2013 - 03:46 PM.