[QUOTE=pascoe1986;304515]Hi all, my family and I are moving to Adelaide in March next year too! Haven't booked flights yet, but planning on doing so very soon.
Can anyone recommend affordable temporary accommodation for when we arrive?
Are you planning North or South?
If south, pm tyke or Tamara at homes down under.
I'm sure, either of them could help you.
Honestly we'd be happy with either. South appeals more to us, but my husbands a carpenter and the majority of the jobs we've seen seem to be based North. It's hard to picture how the commute will look until we arrive. I'll most definitely check out your recommended web site! Thanks
Staying south in short term furnished when you arrive is fine, even if you are focusing on living more north. Just be aware that travel times can be long and the drive boring/monotonous. There are places closer to the city or more north to rent short term so perhaps look in to those also. Just not run by people who post on here. But plenty of people have started off in the city or north or Glenelg, Henley way. Just a case of researching them out and finding what suits your needs. You can probably search old threads on here and find where people have stayed or start a new thread and ask for recommendations of short term rentals north or not down south or some such :)
Originally Posted by pascoe1986
To give you an idea, I work down in Port Adelaide a fair bit (and that's not that far north in the scheme of things) and from where I live, on a good day, with a clear run, no road works or accidents etc and train crossings being open, it takes me 45 minutes. In rush hour, or if roadworks etc it can take closer to or over an hour. Evening heading home in rush hour is always worse.
Bearable perhaps from say a southern coastal suburb like Hallett Cove or from where I am in the foothills inland but I'd not want to add on the travel time from further south down the coast tbh, well not in rush hour/peak times. Would not be for me that's for sure.
If you like coastal living when you get here there are also suburbs closer to the city that are good beach ones. More built up than places like Port Noarlunga and Hallet Cove etc. I prefer those city beach suburbs over the southern ones personally. Beaches further south are more scenic though I think.
You have options all over for where to live in the longer term. Work usually dictates where people consider to settle so I'm sure you'll find something that works for you once working and it all starting to fall into place.