Australians have been pretty stressed over the last five years, according to Stress and wellbeing, a report by the Australian Psychological Society. From 2011 to 2015, 26 per cent of respondents said they experienced anxiety symptoms at higher-than-normal levels, while 35 per cent said they had significant levels of distress. If you're stressed, now is a good time to check out property in Carlton, a neighbourhood with plenty of ways to unwind.
Fitness is a hot topic when it comes to stress; 40 per cent of respondents are concerned with maintaining a healthy lifestyle and 44 per cent worry about personal health. On the other hand, physical activity is also a big stress reliever, with 69 per cent doing something active to manage stress. They have the right idea – Healthdirect Australia recommends exercise as a great way to reduce anxiety.
Carlton is an excellent place to get fit, no matter what type of physical activity you enjoy. Nearby parks and Kogarah Bay offer scenic locations for an invigorating walk, jog or a friendly game. Swimmers have a lot to look forward to with the Angelo Anestis Aquatic Centre, a $24million facility with indoor and outdoor pools opening in 2017.
When they feel stressed, 81 per cent of survey respondents spent time with family and friends to relax. With such a variety of events going on in the area, from Lunar New Year celebrations to tabletop gaming sessions, Carlton is a great place to forge new friendships.
If you want to get out to meet friends downtown, Carlton is conveniently located just 20 minutes away from Central Sydney on the Eastern Suburbs and Illawarra subway line.
With all that Carlton has to offer, it really is a great place to live. If you're looking for a stress-free move, contact an agent at Ray White Carlton to discuss buying your next property in Carlton today!