For Elspeth Anneon, staying in Randwick is to reach the great café and restaurants and beaches.
She says, "In the summer, we go to swim wherever we get every opportunity and I will go swimming every day before working." "If we moved westward, for example – we could have a freestanding house, it could be a very large space, but we prefer to keep a townhouse and this flat and its access to it before. We want to live somewhere Not where we travel for one and a half hours every day and that is the lifestyle choice. "
42-year-old Annin and her husband Mall Walters are paying a large mortgage on 47-year-old Randwick's bedroom townhouse, where she lives with her five-year-old daughter Ana.
The couple has a two-bedroom flat in the same suburb purchased 12 years ago; His former home is now his investment property, and the proximity of the NSW University means the rental demand should be strong.
Ennion knows how lucky she is.
"We're all right," he says. "I've fallen into a career that pays fairly and I have started investing in the beginning."
She bought her first university degree, due to part-time job she gave her early education. Walters is a business analyst, when she now works as a product manager.
The main trade-time is the time to be able to spend time with Anion.
The couple's financial choices meant that once Ananya returned to work full time at the age of 12 months. Walters also work and no relatives are available to help, meaning they have to take care of five days a day.
Anna is now attending local public elementary school, who says "really good", says Anne.
"I think I have not won the lottery for Daycare Fees – it was $ 40,000 in a year," says Annian. "I was very lucky that I could sacrifice salaries but not everyone in that position."
While the family has not yet been decided on the high school for the others, Annian would prefer to be in the public system if possible.
"I do not really want to go privately, I want to spend money on paying mortgages or taking holidays, but it depends on the quality of the options and I also want that she travels for a long time," says Ennon. "High school is cheaper than daycare, it's private too."
Prior to Anna's birth, Annian and Walters took foreign holidays every two years. They have made it easy by being a parent, but Ennion will choose to travel again because others are getting older and are particularly keen to return to Africa.
Anneon is not planning to have any more children. She says that money is not the main reason but "will definitely consider".
"I'm a primary income earner and it's a significant amount of money to take 12 months and manage Mortgage and Daycare four years," he says. "We could have done that, but it really means to reduce its meaning."
Anniean would love to work for four days a week, but she needs a full-time salary to pay for mortgage and bills.
While Annian and Walters have advanced, the high value of living in Sydney means that their feelings of community have come to an end.
Couple of people studying in the NSW University of the couple had a "strong friendship circle", stayed in the field after graduation and socialized twice a week. Now six or seven couples in different parts of Sydney have moved because they have made their own business to buy a home and raise children.
"They are all spread and because we all have children, it becomes difficult to catch," he says.
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40-year-old Nero Thambipilay lives in the gym's apartment with his wife Abi and two young sons.
Thampipilay says, "We chose the first area and then bought what we could buy." "If we want a home for the same price, then we have to go further."
His wife's ability to travel to their job at CBD was an important part of the decision – it is in every way 45 minutes prior to Pimbal by train four days a week.
Saathyan, 5, attends local public school, and is seen by Shivan, 2, childcare or sometimes grandparents. Thampipilay is happy with the school and believes that the local public high school is also good.
Thambipile runs a family-oriented father, a consultant and coaching business helps men and grandchildren overcome problems related to self-doubt, stress and balance of work-life. It also offers advice on investing in property.
He says, "Now the biggest challenge for men is the family struggle." "There are long hours on the job, there is a long association, they are not spending the time they want with their children.
"Their role is to show how to make their limited time best with their children. Then, if they can make changes in some geography or career, but it is not particularly possible in Sydney."
Thambipilay says that his wife would especially like being a mother at home right now, while the boys were young, but it was not financially possible for the family. Rather, she works part-time, and Thamppilley has tailored her work requirement to family needs.
He described it as a "balancing act", Thumbili began working late on his typical day, and in the morning passed the morning with his sons before going to the Gordon office.
The late start sometimes ends late.
"There's a little evening that I do not even see boys, but it's a trade off."
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Because she was pregnant with her first child, she was non-psychologically for moving from Kempturdown to Horsensby – but her husband needed to explain.
She says, "I was raised here, so I'm lobbying for it." "Before we moved it, we asked to eat a lot on Newtown King Street!"
The couple was looking into the inner west, but when Cathy, now 40, became pregnant, the bank reduced pre-approval for home loans.
In place of this, the couple decided to buy a three-bedroom house in Horsbyby from the valley point of view, returning a few streets from Bushland and under a train station strike.
Their daughter Emma is now two and hopes to have a couple more children.
Kathy leaves the tree, the backyard to play for the children, and the safest suburb where children are wandering in the neighborhood where they are old.
"For me, I think there is [no trade-offs] Because I have found family and friends here; Her family is a little too far and she's a business-off, "she says. Even though what I want to do is the external stuff, I think I live in a big entertainment park here, booswalking and mountain biking. It was from Maurobra so it needed convincing. "
Cathy works as a solicitor near the Central Station and visits her husband, Wayneard. "Hornsb is on the Newcastle train line, so it is only 35 minutes' journey to the city [if you get the right train]"She said." If we were in a small station with a low train, it would really be a different possibility. "
Catlin FitzSimon is the associate editor of The Sun-Herald and columnist.
Matt Bongard is a journalist in the Sydney Morning Herald.