Wow, I hadn't walked down that far. It looks great, will have to give it a bash, only a couple of streets away! ;)
Originally Posted by cazzie
Lived there for 3 years, nice suburb, very good pimary school
Originally Posted by jo_marnes
Many of the suburbs in Adelaide are like this, Adelaide is thought of as a place to retire by other states
I grew up in Warradale (one suburb east) and the whole area is magic, and if I could afford to live there, I would in a heart beat. It is true that there are few young families there as it is expensive for Adelaide, but gradually younger families are moving in. Brighton Secondary school does have an excellent reputation for a public high school (I went there myself,) but there are several others too that are very good. Adelaide High School, Norwood and Unley High Schools, as well as Mitcham Girls are all top tier public high schools - and there is no coincidences that they are in the most expensive suburbs in Adelaide. There are some very good private schools in the southern beach suburbs where there are more families, and the housing is less expensive. Woodcroft College, Tatachilla and Prescott are very good($4000-6000pa) (I think Woodcroft is the nicest), and then there is Scotch College and Mary Mount, Sacred Heart College, St Peters and Westminster, which are top tier private ($10000 - 15000 per year) in the vacinity of Hove/Brighton/and surrounds as well. It depends on your budget, but family areas in the southern beach suburbs like Hallett Cove, Happy Valley, Woodcroft, and Flagstaff Hill (a really lovely area especially) are a bit cheaper, have newer housing, but still very close to the beach, as well as the hills, but the public schools are not as flash. If you save money on the housing, you can afford better schools. But the schools are all pretty good really. I'm a local with lots of English friends (I can't believe how many are moving here!!) so if you want any extra info on schools (I've researched all the local schools only recently - my oldest son just started high school, and my baby starts school in 2011 - I have four) I'm happy to help.