aldinga beach,an overview please?
hello all, we havnt even been to oz,let alone aldinga,but from looking on the net and forums it seems a decent place to live, can anyone enlighten us as to wether there is supermarkets,pubs,restaraunts etc within walking distance of aldinga beach area?or is it similar to where my friend lives in perth,i.e 45 minute walk to his local pub?!i.e do we have to drive everywhere? im a bricklayer by trade and have been told there is plenty of work in aldinga district? ANY info would be helpfull as we are hopefully moving over early next year( if the house ever sells ) thanks
You will have to drive and if you become a brick layer here you wont always work in Aldinga.
Originally Posted by pablo
Aldinga has a lovely beach and I know a few people who are living there and building there.
Personally it is too far out for me to live, unless I had retired.
I always say everyone is different and we all come form diff walks of life. So what might only be good for me in retirement might be fantastic for you now.
You REALLY should wait til you come and make up your own mind. I know lots of people who have been put off subs on this and other forums only to end up loving it there
Originally Posted by sarahsmartiepants
We live in Seaford Rise and have been here 10 weeks. My husband has lived in Perth and Sydney in the past and prefers those places but because we have a regional visa we have to live in south australia for the time being. I have never been to Australia before and I like Adelaide very very much, its much better than Manchester anyway LOL ! It seems the Australians think nothing of travelling for work etc as this is such a big wide open country many have to. Personally I love Aldinga and am planning to build there in a year or so. yes there is muc building going on there and it will probably extend out towards Victor harbour or further in the future. This is just my opinion. I would imagine that bricklayers would always be able to find work even if it is on older properties too. It only takes about 40 minutes to drive into the city from seaford and about 50 from Aldinga. In the UK I used to drive 30 miles on a pitch black wet icy packed M6 / M62 and it took me between 45 minutes and 3 hours !! on a regular basis. No, you dont come to Oz for pubs as there are not many and No you dont come for fancy resturants as again there are not many. Personally I have had my fill of those places but yes I do enjoy a very good meal, mostly cooked at home and BBQs of course and I also enjoy a good drink but again I dont like load packed pubs.
This of course is all JUST my opinion and no I am not ready to retire although I am in my 40 s but there again I have never been much different.
As regards shops, there is a small shopping centre at Aldinga with a COLES which is like sainsburys and you can buy all you food there. If you want clothes and houshold goods its best to go to the Westfield Marion on Sturt road which is about 30 minutes drive from Aldinga, this is my favourite place !! you do not need to go into the city.
Anyway, anything else you want to know just ask !!
MMM Im a dozy cos .. reply should have been to Pablo !!!!! SOrry Sarah !!!!! x
thanks very much for your replies, im not a massive pub goer anymore,since the smoking ban( yes,sadly im a pariah) i only go out about once every few weeks,and then only where heated patio etc is, just sort of take a bit of getting used to not having a "local" if i did want to go out every now and then,but its not the be all and end all,thanks again
I wondered why you were telling me!!!
Originally Posted by redfoxy
But what Lynn says proves my point, I am in my 40s too and Aldinga is too far out for me, Lynn is in her 40s, not ready to retire, and is building in Aldinga.
All what Lynn says is there, but it is not enough for me.
My point being, make up your mind once you are here.
I've just hit 50 and not ready for Aldinga yet.
Originally Posted by sarahsmartiepants
Seriously it is a nice place but further out.It needs more amenities developing.
We will probably move closer to the city once the body won't do what the mind is telling it.
How can anyone say Aldinga is too far from CBD ?? The roads are good and the train services are great. Most people travel this time and / or distance in the Uk WITHOUT the bonus of a great beach on your door step for the weekends.I think when people move over they might expect abit too much to ask for cheaper housing ( and bigger ) , close to the beach and work 10 - 15 mins from home ????
Somethings got to give ???
Thanks for that.. I reckon ! ye 10 weeks in and its catching ! aldinga just seems a long way in the scale of things..when you compare the distances people travel in the UK its nowt !! and yes although we have to work and shop life isnt ALL that is it !! and I can have a nice drinky in my own garden... I love all the space..hey there are lots of nice places here just wish the graffitti artists would bugger off !!:v_SPIN:
Originally Posted by passionate pom
:)I guess what sarah is saying that there is nothing wrong with Aldinga .....we also like it .......BUT we also know LOTS of people who have moved to Aldinga when they first arrived and found it was just too far out, the beach is fab its close to Willunga and Mclaren Vale, its a huge decision to make just listening to other peoples oponion........you should take a look yourself........after all is a 50/50 thing . You either will or wont like it.......just the same as every other suburb. good luck