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Glen Innes is an energetic, regional community in the heart of New England High Country.
With a population of 9,000, the region offers a relaxing rural lifestyle, with easy commutes – saving you time for the more important things.
Located at the intersection of the New England and Gwydir Highways, Glen Innes is easily accessible from Brisbane and Sydney, Outback Australia and the NSW north coast.
Whether you are returning home or looking for a tree change, you'll feel welcome in our friendly community.
Enjoy a quality lifestyle with affordable housing, health services, education options, retail and professional services and career opportunities to meet all your needs.
There are so many reasons to live in the Glen Innes Highlands. From the refreshing rural lifestyle, to the affordable housing market, and don't forget the way our community bands together to help in times of need.
Glen Innes Highlands is ideal for tree-changers, people who can telecommute, semi-retirees and active retirees; boutique/ specialist agricultural producers, artisans and manufacturers; and the ‘creative’ professions such as architects and designers.
According to a recent survey, our tree changers over the last ten years have been across all age groups with just under half under the age of 44, almost 60% married with children and almost 54% with a Graduate or Bachelor degree.
Glen Innes Highlands has everything you need, and nothing you don’t. The pace of life is one of the biggest drawcards for people relocating from cities.
It’s being able to combine the best of country life style and the best of a country town. The air is fresh, there are so many options for outdoor activity, and the freedom to run and play safely.
Kate a Veterinarian, visited Glen Innes often while studying and undertaking practical work. She shared with her husband-to-be, Ian, a love of the national parks
“We spent days walking in the parks while dating,” she recalls. “We love the [Australian] Celtic Festival, the Machinery Show which comes to town and the Glen Innes Show in February,”
Kate says. The temperate climate, too, appeals after her former home on a farm in the often sweltering Gold Coast hinterland.
Kate praises the welcoming, relaxed lifestyle “a very nice town with friendly people; you can always walk down the street and have a chat.”
Jai and husband Michael, both 34, moved to Glen Innes from Newcastle for “the pace ...we had enough of the rat race,” and to offer their children, 6 and 3, the rural experience.
“We love the amazing attractions on our doorstep” says Jai, “National parks, Boundary Falls, Mann River; we do a lot of bushwalking.
And the local amenities are fantastic especially the refurbished heated swimming pool.”
There’s a huge range of local clubs, interest groups and associations help deliver on a sense of community.
Even those without family ties experience the ease of which they have fitted into the warm and welcoming community.
After nearly 30 years of living and flying in different countries around the world with the armed services Sqn Ldr Mac and his wife Jocelyn set their sights on Glen Innes and have made their final happy-landing.
"We were looking to settle. Glen Innes, won in the end by a large margin."
My wife remarked, “Glen is a short drive to Tamworth, even closer to Armidale, on 2 main highways, and just over half-way between Sydney and Brisbane; we could easily go anywhere!’’
I noted, “It has good beer and butchers, a selection of supermarkets and shops, services and schools; we could easily go nowhere!’’
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