Melbourne has been voted the world's #1 most liveable city 5 years running (http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/melbourne-named-worlds-most-liveable-city-for-fifth-year-running-20150818-gj1he8.html)
Melbourne can be compared to the vibe of San Francisco/San Diego and the laid back attitude of Austin. It's the food and culture epicentre of Australia, and hosts all the major sporting festivals (Australian Open Tennis, Golf, Formula 1 Grand Prix, Australian Rules Football, and much much more!)
Our townhouse is virtually brand new with 3 bedrooms, study, 3 bathrooms, 2 living areas and an outdoor decked area perfect for entertaining. There are split system heating and cooling in every room, plus all the creature comforts you could think of.
Suited for a family of 3-5 with young kids.
The main bedroom has a king bed and ensuite. The second bedroom has a child's cot and a queen bed. The third bedroom has a king single and a kid's single.
The house comes with fast internet, netflix and wall mounted 50" TVs in both main room and master bedroom.
The suburb we live in, Bentleigh, is the safest, most family friendly suburbs in Melbourne. It's a 5 minute drive from Brighton Beach, 8 minutes to St Kilda Beach, 15 minute drive/train into downtown, and walking distance (literally 2 mins) to some of Melbourne's top breakfast cafe's, supermarket, groceries, kids parks and more.
My wife and I have 3 young beautiful kids (5, 3 and 1).
We're looking to move to the US for 6 months to 1 year for work (Jun 2016 to Jan 2017).