Armidale is Australia’s highest city situated 1000 metres above sea level, most noted for it's highly regarded educational facilities including the University of New England and three private boarding schools. The alumni of Armidale schools have made Armidale the city of choice for tree changers seeking lifestyle and education excellence for their families. Armidale has become a sophisticated urban centre located in a picturesque, rural setting within an hour drive to several of New England's scenic national parks. A diverse historic culture can be found at the local museums. The Armidale Golf Club, with an 18 hole championship course, and Tennis Club are both conveniently located within a kilometre of The Highlands.