I know it may seem a funny thing to notice on here, I know I don`t post much but do come on here everyday, but I have detected a north/south divide, a bit like in England TBH:)
A few times on here, I`ve looked at where people are tending to want to move and everyone seems to be going to the south of Adelaide:( Is the north really bad or something? Were going there due to the fact thats where my job is, however I`ve asked a few times about peoples perception of a few areas we are looking at (Modbury,Modbury North, Para Hills) and no-one seems to want to say anything.(Either that or no-one on here comes from round there!!!!)
I find it a bit weird TBH ;)
There is good and bad both North and South - we chose the south to be near the beach ;) There are a few members on here that live in the north so I am sure they will be on to help you out
I know what you mean.
It does seem as though everyone wants to live in the south...I wouldn't let it worry you, come out and see for yourself. I'm sure every area has it's good and bad parts, and most of the Aussies we know are more into inter-state bashing than the north/south thing.
Perhaps it's part of being English - now there's an argument waiting to happen!*;)
* I'm in a foul mood and I just don't care!
We fancy the North eastern side of Ad, we'd prefer the hills to the beach , and we want an older solid , double brick house too!!
But who knows till you see the place , we hope to decide when we do the reccie in september, i spend ages on opentoveiw.com looking at properties . But you cant tell till you see the area.
We might end up in Hallett Cove with everyone else!!;)
Tracey wants to be fairly close to the beach. I would prefer hills and neither of us want to live in a too urban enviroment. Therefore south looks better for us. Anywhere south of Bedford Park but north of McLaren Vale looks ideal. Its not a north/south divide thing its just looks the like theplace that ticks most boxes.;)
I don't know if this is any use but the bellow quote came from the web site
http://www.livingin-australia.com/ad...eal-estate.htm that compares the main cities in Australia. If you read the whole page it shows that both north and south has it's problems, as i'm sure every city does anywhere in the world.
"Generally speaking, the North and North West of the city are industrial - some areas might be described as "less desirable". An Adelaide newspaper, The Sunday Mail, has singled out some locations in the North and North West as the least desirable areas of the city. These were Angle Park, Athol Park, Ferryden Park, Mansfield Park, Woodville Gardens and Woodville North."
but i do think it's got more to do with 'what everyone wants for themselves' - and to be near the beach IS a nice thing.
although i can see us head more north - mainly because of jobs really!
all will become clearer once we are actually there and can have a snoop around ;)
hi, i live up north in craigmore and love it up here,the shops are only 5 minutes oneway and if i drive the other way i'm up in the hills and it's beautiful up there! we decided to move this way as hubbie is a bricklayer and since we've arrived he hasn't stopped with work. most people move down south to be near the beach, but as we bought a house with a pool we really don't miss that! as everyone on here has said it's what ticks the box for you!;)
Can`t really say there is a division,but i think people get defensive when their suburb is being spoken about negatively! I`m from the south and love it but it is all i really know. I know people who live in the north and they love it!!! Personal Opinion they both have adv/disadv
Originally Posted by lastboyscout
We live in Golden Grove and its a lovely area, as are the surrounding areas to us which are Wynn Vale, Greenwith, Gulfview Heights. We are 5-10 mins away from Tea Tree Plaza which is great and hills the other side of us. If we want to go to the beach its 20 mins away, but like Ursula said we too brought a house with a Pool so the beach for us is a rare but nice occurance.
I think unless you have been out here and looked at the areas for yourselves then you can't really decide by looking at houses on real estate.
When we came out on our reckie we stayed in Brighton and we decided we wanted to live in Flagstaff Hill in the South, we did not even look up north. But when got back to the Uk hubbie got offered a Job in the North and when we came out 4 months later for good we looked around the north eastern suburbs and loved Golden Grove (which I have to say has the "Worlds Best Address" sign as you enter and you can see why :o).
Most of the trade work is offered up north - only speaking from personal/friends experiences. Hubbie is a Mechanical Design Engineer.
So everyone is soooooo different and to be honest if we all liked the same thing then parts of Adelaide would be very full!