Albury / Wodonga
Albury Wodonga has a bustling economy, world-class medical and health services, a vibrant cultural and artistic scene, sporting amenities to rival the capital cities, and seemingly endless choices for leisure and recreation.
Hotspotting's Terry Ryder puts the Murray River towns of Albury-Wodonga on top of the list of hot spots.
Mr Ryder said a diverse local economy had propelled Albury-Wodonga to the top of Hotspotting's latest list of property hot spots.
47,810 (2011 Census) in Albury and broader population of about 170,000.
Albury has the same number of sunny days as the Gold Coast, but without the humidity. Warm, dry summers, mild autumns and springs, and cool winters. Average temperature range is
12° to 34°C in summer and 2° to 17.5°C in winter. The average annual rainfall is 737mm.
- By road - 330km from Melbourne, 340km from Canberra and 550km from Sydney.
- By rail - Melbourne 4 hours & Sydney 7 hours (daily services).
- By air - 1 hour to Sydney and Melbourne (daily flights).
Leisure and dining
More than 100 pubs, cafes and restaurants offering a range of cuisines and tastes.
Across Albury there are over 40 accommodation providers offering approximately 3,100 beds, ranging from 4.5 star self-contained apartments to comfortable motel, boutique cottages and caravan park cabins.
3 swimming pools, 5 gyms, more than 30 sporting clubs across multiple disciplines (NRL, Rugby Union, AFL, netball, soccer, athletics, equestrian and golf), 8 major sports grounds to international standards.