After living in a house my entire life with my folks, I will be in the coming weeks moving to my new 2 bed unit in a complex of 3 blocks. My block is 14 stories while the other is 17 stories followed by the third which is only 3 story walk up. I bought a corner lot as I see that as the selling point in the future (internal 98sqm) (total 122sqm). New OTP units in the area are under 85 internal. This is a big shift in lifestyle going from pulling up in my driveway to pulling up in an underground security car park and walking to lift and then to apartment. I'm actually not looking fwd to it. I'm a bit scared in that I won?t have the freedom anymore. Do you all get use to it after a few weeks? I've just got the gas and electricity sorted out today and just send an email to the strata manager and building manager to get approval for installation of floating floorboards, etc. Doing all of this is not very an exciting task but more a stressful task. I somewhat feel maybe I should of bought a house out west for under 700k as opposed to a unit 10 kms to CBD. However, half the reason I wanted to move closer to work was because I was sick of travelling just over an hr each way to and from work. I'm talking the shire (south), it takes over an hr to get into the CDB (door to door). Would it of been different if it was my own house an hr away you think; out west (Canley heights way / Fairfield way). In the unit I move into in (about 4 weeks time), it will only take me 25 mins (door to door) to get to work. No need to drive half way and catch a train anymore. This allows me to sleep in an extra 30 mins and stay back in the city after work for an extra 30 mins for a drink or a meal. Should I only start thinking about a house when I have a kid, etc. The small team of four I work with at work all have houses. It gets me jealous but they are about 10 years older than me. Any thoughts?