We are currently renting in Seaview Downs and love the area. We pay $350 per week for a 3 bed, 2 bathroom, with lounge, family room and big garden. We are lucky to have views of the sea and city. The area is quiet and hilly. My eldest goes to Seaview high, which in my opinion is a good school, my 10 year old goes to Darlington primary ( is settled there and has a good freind base so didnt want to move him) but my 4 year old will go to Seaview Downs as he currently goes to their kindy. Theres a local bus service and the train stations are about 5 mins away in the car and 20 min walk. We have local shops too, Foodland, post office, chemists etc. The Westfield Marion is close by too. There are local parks and also the beach is only a 5 min drive away. We previously lived in Seacombe Gardens and for me I prefer this side of Seacombe road.
Hope this helps