Not sure about Adelaide
I am new to this forum and have come to it to ask questions as we have a job opportunity in Adelaide.
We visited two years ago when the same opportunity came up and to be honest did not fall in love with the city so turned it down. We are now debating it again and think maybe we just werent in the right place to review it.
Our findings were that (and please dont take offence) Adelaide seemed really behind the times, like in the 1970s/80 , it just wasnt modern at all. People didnt dress up to go out and eat, it was like a country city and as such we felt we didnt fit in.
We now have a 3 year old and wonder if it would be good for her.
Can anyone chat to me about life in Adelaide?
Originally Posted by beth
You are sooooo right, Adelaide is stuck in the 70s/80s and the people are so arrogant. There is a big push trying to get retailers to open on public holidays, but oh what a kerfuffle from the people who don't want it. This state is run by the unions. Don't bother coming here. If you want to migrate go to NSW, or QLD. QLD is such a positive state, the people are great, they have this can do attitude and usually the weather is great.http://www.pomsinadelaide.com/forum/...cons/icon7.gif
Originally Posted by uklovingaussie
Not everyone's thoughts regarding SA at all!!
I'm not in "the love it no matter what " category but do enjoy living here in South Australia.
Over the 11 years here she has afforded my family and I some great opportunities in both lifestyle and business.
I have visited other cities so can judge.
Yep Adeliade is behind in many things but that is part of her charm.
It's quieter, less crime and less "keeping up with the Joneses"
Great for young families.
Never come accross any problems on the union front,in fact they seem quite ineffective here.
We did come here for a complete lifestyle change and we got it in spades.
Beth- I'd advise you to have a really good look around the forum using the seach engine,you'll soon find a balanced view.
One person's meat is another's poison.
Have a look at this thread for a start......
I have bern here 3 months and have not encountered any arrogance at all (except on here, possibly). Adelaide is known for the friendliness of its people.
Well you can always leave if you don't like it. That's all I'm saying!
Happy Easter to you all, we're off to the wineries ... again, hic
Adelaide is a small city and doesn't easily compare with other state capitals (eg: Melbourne and Sydney).
It's certainly true that casual attire is very acceptable in most places which is a little different to the UK.
Adelaide is perhaps (personal opinion here) more like the older cities in the UK than the up and coming ones - eg: I think it's more Oxford than Manchester. This suits me beautifully as I enjoy that sort of place but if you're hankering for bright lights, big city, then Melbourne, Sydney and maybe Brisbane (or Brissvegas as it's often coined) may appeal.
Personally I've found no arrogance whatsoever in Australians - the opposite would be true.
Adelaide has an easy way of life, good house prices and easier commuting than other capital cities which may suit family life better. South Australia doesn't have a lot of smaller towns (as we in the UK consider a 'town') whereas other states, with denser populations do and so this may be preferable for you.
You don't say where you are living now so it is different to make any comparisons that might help.
Good luck in your decision making.
Yes its like stepping into an 80s timewarp but some might consider this a plus. Afterall not all change is good change...
easy to answer you problem. If you are 80 plus its a beauty. enough said
There is alot more to SA than just the city!I used to work in the city many moons ago so know it like the back of my hand!I always liked the city,ok its quite small,but that makes it easier to get around and everything is more central.There are alot of nice places in SA to live,and if it were me,if I do ever return,I would be heading to a country town as thats what I'm used to.It does depend on where you work though so I guess thats why alot of folk head to the city and suburbs.As for arrogant people,I've personally never experienced this(except from my BIL and he's english ).I think Adelaide grows on people.Its not in your face like alot of other cities.Of course if you like living in the hub of a big city,you might find Adelaide abit too laid back and quiet,but alot of people I know live there because of that.If you have a job lined up,well thats even better right?I would give it a go,and if for whatever reason you can't settle into life there,its fairly easy to move elsewhere.Good luck and I hope it all works out for you.x PS as for the casual dress code,I quite like it myself.Much more relaxed I reckon!
Perhaps the people who work in the shops would not like the shops opening on public holidays....
Originally Posted by uklovingaussie