Ooh this is a fab thread!
Thanks a mill for the info :)
xxxx Port Noarlunga sounds ace
Ooh this is a fab thread!
Thanks a mill for the info :)
xxxx Port Noarlunga sounds ace
Made the decision to move to OZ - 29/01/2013
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Thanks for this info. Just wondering if anyone has any info on Aberfoyle, Flagstaff Hill, Onkaparing Hills, Happy Valley these are the areas we like the look of but if anyone has any info would be great.
Great thread. Thanks for the info. As cannot decide for thr life of me where to start. We like the look of everywhere from port noarlunga rite the way up to glen elg. They all seem lovely!!!
This suburb has everything most people need and the beaches are only about 20 minutes away (Noarlunga and Christies to the south and Brighton, Glenelg and Seacliffe slightly north). The hills are beautiful with lots of wildlife and great views. You are not far from Marion Shopping Mall and Flinders Hospital and McLaren Vale is less than half an hour away via the picturesque Onkaparinga National Park and villages of Clarendon and Kangarilla.
There'a a transport interchange (free Park and Ride) at the Hub with bus routes to the City via Goodwood Road or you can drive in via South Road, Marion Road etc. They run free buses from here (Footie Xpress) to AMMI stadium, near West Lakes) for AFL games too.
Shopping: Coles, Woolworths and Foodland, independant greengrocers/butcher/baker etc. and many eateries and fast food outlets. The supermarkets are open slightly shorter hours than nearer the city but that's not a problem for most people. There are liquor stores and a Caltex petrol station. There is a pub, medical centre - with dentist/pysio/doctors etc, community centre, sports hall and hardware shop behind the main shopping centres.
Schools: We're grandparents and our grandchildren live in another suburb (Blackwood/Coromandel) so we don't have much local knowledge but there is Aberfoyle High and numerous fee paying, ordinary and Christian Primary Schools.
Sports & Leisure facilities:
There are excellent facilities at Happy Valley Sports Park (in Aberfoyle) with tennis, footie, bowls, cricket clubs, BMX track etc and a large gym and swim centre nearer Happy Valley. There are numerous small reserves with swings etc and BBQs (free electric) There are also walking and cycle tracks and a dog walking park.
Other nearby suburbs are Flagstaff Hill, Craigburn Farm, Coromandel and Happy Valley with Blackwood and Belair a little nearer the city but still high in the hills.
There are lots of families in this area and house prices are reasonable - cheaper than Blackwood and similar to Hallett Cove/Noarlunga - check out http://www.realestate.com.au/buy/in-...ferredState=sa for rental and house prices in the area. Many houses have pools so being close to the sea is not always a priority.
We've lived here 18 months and love it. It suits our lifestyle being older and without children at home. It still feels like a holiday - I can't believe our luck!
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Jane and Clive
CPV 143 - Feb 2010 Acknowledged 3rd May 2010, VISA GRANTED 3rd June, 2011, Arrived 5th October Moved to new house 18th November 2011, 2014 Living the dream!
Wonderful thread. Thanks everybody for their posts. Highly appreciate if anybody can share any information on Gilles Plains, Park Holme and Woodwille North. How these suburbs for a family.We're a family with 2 kids 6 and 3 yrs, hoping to arrive in Adelaide within couple of months and we need to enroll our elder one in a good, probably a public primary school. I've heard about Vandana Primarry school in Gilles plains, Ascot park Primary school in Park Holme and Woodwille Garden School in Woodwille Garden. How about these schools are there any better schools than these in those suburbs.
Hi, I appreciate, If anybody could share anything to my previous thread about the suburbs;Gilles Plains, Park Holme and Woodwille north.
To anyone who is interested, I am happy to provide the latest property data and property news available for any suburb, FREE of charge, plus mapping tools and demographic information. If you are thinking of selling, buying, or investing in property in any suburb of Adelaide, then a suburb snapshot is crucial reading. Property price and rental data for any particular suburb is provided by RP Data, which I subscribe to, which is gleaned from Realestate.com but with greater detail. Just send me your contact details by way of a private message and I will email you the report for he suburb(s) you are interested in.
I thank everyone for providing details for the various suburbs of Adelaide.
This information will help me for renting a house when i come there in Aug/Sep this year.
TRANSPORT : One of the best areas in Adelaide for public transport. Tram to city and inner western suburbs from 5am ish to 1am ish at least every 20 mins (at little less at night/sundays but still very regular). Also on lots of bus routes and close to Marion Interchange for more connections, and close to Hove and Brighton train stations once that's up and running again (September 2013). 15-20 mins drive to the CBD off-peak, about 45 mins if driving in for typical office hours.
SHOPPING : Westfield Marion (I think SA's biggest shopping mall?) is a 5-10 minute drive or 10 minute bus ride away. If not, not far into the city for more choice. Also 10 mins drive to KMart at Kurralta Park. There's a Woolworths, Coles and Foodland all in Glenelg itself or Glenelg South plus a few smaller grocery stores. Lots of choice of nice gifty type shops, clothes boutiques etc on Jetty Road Glenelg itself. I rarely go to Marion/City to shop unless it's a big stock up of new work clothes etc... there's definitely enough in Glenelg to grab basics or something for a birthday present etc plus lots of nice health food shops and little fruit & veg places. The only thing I miss not in Gleneg itself is an Asian grocery but they are 10 mins drive away - or into the city for the markets.
SCHOOLS: I don't know much about schools as I have no kids - but I believe there is Glenelg primary and a smaller primary in Glenelg North plus I believe it's in the zone for Brighton High (good reputation state school). I'm sure someone with kids could add more details.
HOUSING : Mixed - lots of amazing 1-2 million dollar plus modern apartments on the esplanade, lots of more average apartment blocks, lots of gorgeous older villas and art deco type smaller apartment blocks. I imagine a higher rental proportion than many suburbs. Definitely lots of older people in the area with immaculate front gardens!
ENTERTAINMENT : Of all the suburbs in SA, it probably has the biggest area of high street shops/bars/coffee shops/cafes and restaurants than any other (not including places with huge sprawling indoor malls). To me it feels quite like an English seaside town. 5 mins drive to the amazing new SA Aquatic swim and gym centre in Oaklands Park (Marion). It's on the beach! Home to the Beach House - a kids indoor fun centre with waterslides, arcade games, dodgems etc. Marion outdoor pool 10 mins drive away plus same distance to Westfield Marion shopping. (also with cinema, bowling etc). A couple of outdoor bowls clubs. A few fitness centres/gyms including a 24 hour one and a bigger one (Genesis) with lots of classes, a crèche etc.
The negatives: Property is mega expensive. There are tacky sides to it. To me it doesn't have that really feral feel to it that some suburbs have (and no offence caused - but I wouldn't want to live in Elizabeth, Morphett Vale etc) but it can feel quite tacky - lots of tarted up 17 year olds out getting drunk, lots of 14 year old girls wandering the shops in their bikinis in summer, oblivious to old men ogling them. It's definitely a tourist area so can get busier - eg at the supermarket it can be very hard to get a car parking space in mid summer on a hot day, as people use it as a free public car park (I wouldn't want to live in central Glenelg in summer without an allocated off-street parking space/drive/garage). The beach around the jetty can get busy (by Aus standards - not a patch on spain/Greek islands resorts!) but walk 5 mins further south and you have sooo much space to yourself. However these are the only negatives for me personally.
The positives: Great choice of restaurants, cafes etc (some can be slightly overpriced with average food, like any tourist area, but there's still a much bigger choice than your average suburb and some real gems). I like the fact I have local shops and only need to do mall shopping/CBD shopping a couple of times a year. Love being 200m from the beach, 20 mins drive to the city for dinners/market shopping, 40 mins drive to McLaren Vale for winery days and the empty southern beaches such as Sellicks/Silver Sands for summer days. Love living on the beach! The area feels very safe. I like the fact there are lots of older people to keep an eye on property. There are loads of little parks and playgrounds (and a couple of big ones) that would be great for families. Great public transport links.
Wynn Vale is an outer north-eastern suburb of Adelaide, South Australia and is located within the City of Tea Tree Gully local government area. It is adjacent to Golden Grove, Modbury Heights, Surrey Downs, Salisbury East and Para Hills.
Wynn Vale Dam, located in the heart of the suburb, offers several riding and walking trails, as does the connecting Dry Creek corridor and wetland area. There is also a Tea Tree Gully Council owned community centre, featuring a tennis court, two playgrounds, and a small pond. Several local schools exist in the area, including Golden Grove Lutheran Primary School, Wynn Vale School, Keithcot Farm Primary School and King's Baptist Grammar School. The Sunnybrook shopping centre is located within Wynn Vale, adjacent to The Golden Way, and offers a supermarket, surgery, and a variety of fast food outlets.
On Wynn Vale's northern border, in Golden Grove, are Gleeson College, Pedare Christian College and Golden Grove High School, linked together in a complex that also includes the Golden Grove Recreation and Arts Centre. The Golden Grove Village Shopping Centre is also adjacent to Wynn Vale, and serves as the main shopping outlet for the entire district.
The 288ha Cobbler Creek Recreation Park is accessible from nearby Gulfview Heights.