We are in the final stages of our visa application and are starting to discuss exactly where we would like to live. I don't mind really as long as it is a nice, safe neighbourhood close to the amenities but my partner has just told me he has his heart set on a house by the sea!!!
I didn't even realise he wanted to live near a beach until today - we had been discussing how expensive a nice 3 bed house might actually be in Adelaide as we have been told to avoid some of the areas we were looking at on realestate.com.au which have 3 bed brick houses for the price of our 2 bed terrace in a sh!tty area of Glasgow. One of the places was called Elizabeth but an Uncle's friend who lives in Flagstaff Hill, Adelaide said it wouldn't be wise to actually buy property there.
Anyway, after all the internet searching, my other half has his heart set on a house within walking distance (eg 20 mins or a couple of blocks away) of a nice beach so we can go there every evening if we want to and just have a better quality of life than we do back here.
He also wants a 3 bedroom house ideally.
Any suggestions? I don't even know where the best beaches are in Adelaide. We stayed in Melbourne for some time a few years back and the nearest beach was either St Kilda by tram ride or Port Melbourne which was a lot quieter so we could only really go at weekends when they got pretty busy.
Thanks in advance for any advice. We have been looking at Port Elliot and Hayborough as that is the only place we have been told to look but the houses are a bit too expensive for us there (AUD $280,000 and up) so I don't know if we are being totally unrealistic about having a coastal/beach life but really want to try for it anyways!!!