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Do bear in mind that the poster who recommended the South West is trying to sell a house there too - to quote Mandy Rice-Davis "he would say that, wouldn't he?" ;)
Sometimes the grass will appear greener on the other side because it has been fertilised by bull****
Hello everyone, thank for taking the time to reply, much appreciated.
Completely understand that everyone has different opinions and what suburb is good for one person will not be for another.
But I wasnt really after specific suburb information, just general information in what the differences are from each side of the city, eg beach, hills, industrial....most cities work this way and its just useful to know these things when you are researching from the other side of the world.
We have absolutely no intention of trying to secure a long term rental from here, dont believe that would be possible anyway, so we do intend to book a holiday let for about a month and have a good look round. But its still nice to research from the UK, you need to start somewhere.....lol
Thanks again for the replies.
I live in the south in seaford, doorstep of mcclaren vale wine region, lovely beaches bit more spaced out further south you go. North is where much of adelaides industry is and where it is more developed but if you go north of elizabeth again it becomes more spread out as you head towards gawler and the barossa valley. I spend alot of time commuting south to north around angle vale and over to banksia park, having friends and family up there and i love both areas. Both very very different in the respect south along the coast obviously you have the beach and the north i think has more established things to do. I really like gawler and some of the northern country towns such as kapunda and tanunda. The drive over that way reminds me of lancashire (obviously in the winter when its green) Also depends how far north you want to be, urban sprawl really starts from elizabeth through the city, OMG real pubs!!!
Adelaide has something to offer everyone and i wouldnt knock any area til youve experienced it properly, and for yourself people can advise you but it all depends what type of lifestyle your after. I love being near the beach but to be honest id rather be where its a bit busier and near family so will probly move next year further up.
clare 39 clinical nurse educator, Rn/mhn, Alex 7
OMG this is the third lot of post that are slating the north open your eyes Elizabeth is one suburb and surprise surprise all of us who live up this way aren't unemployed or benifit claiming .
Elizabeth isn't the end of the North we are a little bit further on and quite frankly have no issues where we live and if you are from uk we are the equivelant of being 10 mins from the lakes .
In the last year we have looked all over adelaide and there is very good and very bad in all areas and as someone posted i wish my home had only cost me 450k
Im expecting Ali G to pop on this thread with his ' East side better dan de west.... Ayee '. you best to rent and find out for yourself, like the UK its the North vs the South.
And for the record im in the North UK, as for Adelaide my experience is south preference.
we are considering Gawler as we have only heard good things about it but just a bit concerned that there may be little in the way of beaches to the East. I have always been a beach lover as I spent my childhood on them in HK.
I've been informally offered work which would probably straight away and with four hungry young'uns, thats a positive:)
Hi Gawler is lovely a bit oldie worldie sometimes but there is everything you need and if you can't get it here there's always Elizabeth10 mins down the road
we are at the beach everyweekend in the hotter weather it takes between 45 and 50 mins depending on the one we go plus there's the borossa , the hills , loads of parks etc all on our door step
We ended up here because my oh got a peremenant job offer and I am glad he did otherwise we wouldn't have looked this far from the city just come and look for yourself