Does your fiancée like it?
Does your fiancée like it?
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We want to be somewhere quieter and less busy than Sydney or Melbourne, less humid than - and with access to the beach, unlike - Brisbane, and less remote than Perth. We like the idea of a mediterranean climate, and the minimal rainfall. I want to be able to cycle to work, which is a distinct possibility no matter where we live in the city. I like the proximity of the city to nature and wilderness; I think you would have to drive a few hours to get the same possibility of hills and wine regions or the outback from Melbourne or Sydney. I like that it is so green. I like that there is a good cafe and food scene. I like that it has a world music and literature festival and a Fringe. I like that is reputedly the most laid-back of the Australian state capitals - and that is super important to me for my job. Most importantly is that my wife and I feel like it offers the best possibility out of those cities for us to raise our family in a friendly, warm, non-hectic environment. And I'm sure we'll survive the three months of 'winter' that still pushes 20 degrees at time :-)
Ditto Dr Scotland....other than hubby's job you have hit the nail on the head. We can't wait to get out there!
Primary school teacher, married with 2 kids. Arrived 30/3/13, living in Northeast suburbs and sooo glad we made the move!
We came to SA because it was the easiest place to get state sponsership...Adelaide in particular because hubbys brother lives here and we got the usual bump up of how good it was and how much he loved it,my hubbys job before we came was in demand,so for us it was a no brainer!! We arrived hubbys job had a 2 yr capping on it so working in an area he hasnt in a very long time!! And I have discovered just because my bro-in-law loves it didnt mean we would and i dont,its not for me at all...and as you are returning to your homeland so am I...nothing wrong with adelaide just not for me sadly :-(
We listed all the cities and large towns and crossed of places that we didn't want. ie humidity, size, etc Adelaide was the only place that didn't get crossed off. :o) I'm from London and really had enough of big cities. Took the gamble as we had never been south of the equater before we moved here and have to say from the moment I stepped off the plane I was home. Three and a half years later and I really can't imagine I would be any happier in any other part of the country.
I didn't 'choose' Adelaide - I was here on a working holiday visa and was offered a job with sponsorship. My reasons for loving the place are similar to Dr Scotland! My partner has been here 15 years (originally from VIC) so it's likely we'll be in Adelaide long term.
Ha! And it's not 20 degrees one week there, and then 1 degree and snowing the next - like it is here today! (Although the snow does look nicer than the rain...) Simon
Thanks everyone for the comments, it's fascinating reading.
Seems to be a mixture of research, opportunity and fate that draws people to Adelaide.
Interesting comment from Dr Scotland about it being so green... Green is not the first colour I think of in relation to Adelaide. I suppose it depends on where in Adelaide you are, and what time of year it is. Dr Scotland, you seem to have most of the rest of the attractions of Adelaide about right though.
Good luck everyone with your moves, and celticboy39 I totally understand that Adelaide may not be everyone's cup of tea. Hope the return home goes well. I suppose the exchange rate has done you some favours at least :-).
Hope to see some more responses on "Why Adelaide".