I have really enjoyed reading this thread and the various reasons that people have given for getting on the rollercoaster of emigration. For us, we have a variety of reasons, but it mainly boils down to the fact that Adelaide has been our favourite place to live in the past 10 years. We originally came to Adelaide back in 2006 whilst travelling on Working Holiday Visas. We decided to come and work in Adelaide for a while as we wanted to save some money for further travelling. Well once we got here we loved it and ended up staying 9 months. We both ended up with great jobs and met some of the nicest people I have ever met in my life. People that we had known only a few months and went out of their way to help us in some way. Whilst we were here and enjoying it, I decided I wanted to do my Teacher Training. I had wanted to do it for a while but had seemed impossible in the UK as we couldn't afford for me not to work for a year. We ended up saving up in Adelaide and moving to NZ for me to undertake the teacher training. We would have stayed in Adelaide but there were restrictions on working hours on partner student visas, which didn't exist in NZ. So we said a sad good bye to Adelaide and headed to NZ. Well long story short, stayed in NZ for 2 years then home to sort some things out and we are now ready to head back to Adelaide. Since 2003, we have on average lived in a house a year! We have moved a lot and lived in a lot of different places but its Adelaide and what it offered us when we were there last that ticks most of our boxes. I like to be somewhere relatively busy, but then to get the plus of beaches and weather as well as a good paced city life. This ticks all my boxes. Once our daughter came along, we decided the time was right to make the move as we had said that we wanted to stop moving by the time she was ready to start school. So i suppose for us, its the whole package that Adelaide offers rather than one thing in particular. Of course the proximity to some absolutely wonderful vineyards doesnt hurt either!!