Hi, we live in Happy Valley with children 14,11,9. We arrived 7 months ago and rented here for the first 6 months.We loved it and found the perfect house,moving in a couple of weeks ago. Our eldest goes to Reynella high school and has settled and is doing really well.Our younger two go to Happy Valley primary and love it there. The kids loved the school so much when we went to look around,that before i could get a word in they were begging the head to let them start the following morning.(which they did) The school is really friendly,has great teachers and also is one of the lucky schools to have the Stephanie Alexander kitchen garden program.Our youngest really struggled with accademics in the UK but his grades have rapidly improoved since starting there. As the other posters have said we are close to shops 2 mins,shopping centres 10mins,beaches 15mins and the city. It really is a great place for us to live.