Hi all, we have our visa and are looking to land in Adelaide in August 2010. We've been advised to buy a property before we go as it is easier to get a loan when you are still in the UK due to the fact that you don't have a credit rating in Aus. We've never even visited SA so have no idea of the good/bad areas etc, but have got the general gist to steer clear of the north and aim for the south. I've been looking on realestate.com.au and have found affordable property at Seaford Rise, I've checked out the the local school (Seaford Rise Primary) for my 7 year old and it appears good.
Can anyone give me any incite in to the local area, is it tidy, pretty etc? What is the crime like, is there any graffiti? What are the local amenities like, how far to the shops etc? Although I've checked out the local area on Google maps, can anyone tell me first hand what the local park land and beach is like? Is there much for the kids to do and is there a good local nursery for my 2 year old?
Any advice would be much appreciated, obviously we need to be sure before we buy.