Toowoomba is Australia's largest inland provincial city and is located at the junction of major highways from Brisbane,Sydney,Melbourne & Darwin and is 90 minutes drive from Brisbane.
Set 700 metres above sea level Toowoomba experiences a cooler climate with much less humidity than coastal centres in Queensland.
Toowoomba is the economic and commercial hub of the Darling Downs. Agriculture is the largest industry in the region contributing $920 million in the economy. Retail trade and manufacturing are the next largest industries in the region.
Toowoomba boasts in having one of the highest ratios of education facilites per head of population in Australia making it one of the most prominent education centres in both Queensland and Australia.In terms of tertiary education, Toowoomba is home to the Southern Queensland Institute of TAFE and the University of Southern Queensland.
Some major capital expenditure into the city is the new Suncorp Metway Call Centre, a new Regional Police Station and the relocation of Namoi Cotton headquarters, along with the city to benefit in the following years from the massive works program of the Range Crossing and the Melbourne to Darwin Rail Link.
Toowoomba known as the "Garden City" is becoming a sort after location to escape the crowds and enjoy a rural lifestyle with all the amenities at your door.