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Thanks for all in info guys. I would have driven once we get a car but been told parking is a nightmare. We are also thinking about living closer to the hospital but we have no idea what suburbs are good in North Adelaide.
It's all too hard lol xx
I love living down here and if your shift work it probably won't matter to you. It all depends on what is important to you in terms of schools, and other stuff you like to do. If your renting in Christies then I would assume you decided that's a good base to start form and the transport links will get better - short term pain long term gain.
My son goes to a great little private school at Christies beach and both Christies Beach and Port Noarlunga have great surf clubs. There is lots to do around here but if you are worries about the communte look at the suburbs down the hill around Brighton and Marion. Or Go East into the hills.
There is a lot of choice but you won't really know until you get here.
Given our time again I would probably not live where we do but now we are here not moving I love it :-)
We def do like the look of the area around Christies Beach/Port Noralunga etc. The kids would def like to be closer to the beach.
I currently travel a distance to work and it takes a lot of time out my day getting to work and coming home so not keen on doing that again, unless it was for a great area and it had great schools for the kids.
We will be in Adelaide for 2 weeks before I start work so we're hoping we find a long term lease in that time :thumbup:
If you want to be close to the beach check out areas like West Lakes, Semaphore and Grange. The commute to North Adelaide from these areas would probably be much easier than from Christies, although just be aware that bus routes tend to be direct to the city and will not necessarily go via North Adelaide. North Adelaide itself is a lovely area but somewhat on the pricey side (and not really near the beach). If you are considering public transport it would be worth looking at what buses go through North Adelaide and see where they go on to.
ETA - there are lots of great suburbs in Adelaide and lots of places that are good for kids. There are also a lot of good schools in a lot of different areas. Once you get here have a good look around and don't limit yourself because you think you want to live in a particular location based on what you have researched from the UK.
Last edited by NicF; 15-05-2013 at 10:22 AM.
We def would consider areas away from the beach. We don't mind having to travel to visit the beach.
When we first arrive it'll just be me working as my husband hasn't secured employment yet so will be looking for affordable accommodation with just my wage. Areas further away from the city def seem more affordable.
It's all very difficult trying to research things from the UK. There are so many suburbs/schools etc. My 2 boys are primary school age and my daughter is at nursery
I hope you have gleaned valuable information from PIA because every post we've read of yours gives SO much solid, useful information and just want to say you're a credit to this site.
You've popped up on such a wide range of subjects and have really helped us on several occasions, that you wont even know about!
So, thanks :)
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