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    Thread: researching areas to live in Adelaide prior to leaving the UK - Help!

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      Thanks Laila & Pete, we would definitely prefer to travel that bit further into the CBD for one of the quieter areas so your advice is useful.

      Good luck in getting sorted with work.


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      Quote Originally Posted by soo_the_panda View Post

      Anne, respectfully I disagree. I pay a lot to live close to the beach (3 minute walk from the front door into the water) and for me - it is so worth it. I don't have a boat and am not involved in surf life saving, and walking home with a towel around my waist certainly doesn't bother me at all - in fact I love the fact I can get home from work 4 months of the year, put on my bathers, wrap a towel around my waist and be in the water swimming within 5 minutes!

      True, if you're a big family and are 'setting up for the day' then a car is probably necessary for food, esky with cold drinks, chairs etc (and there are certainly loads of great suburbs within an easy drive of the beach) but as a couple with no kids, we love being able to walk to the beach in a couple of minutes, sometimes with a small bag for a drink, sun cream and a book.

      When it's not swimming weather, I love walking or cycling on the esplanade and do that at least 5 times a week. For me, I just love the sea and it's probably the major defining 'I live in Australia' parts of life here for me. I just can't imagine moving here and living far from the beach... I guess I'm trying to live out my own version of Home and Away!

      Also, for the (minority!) of us who don't own a car, that proximity is priceless. Each to their own, but for me I wouldn't swap living by the beach for anything (at least until I have kids and may need to move to the suburbs - but that'll be somewhere west of Adelaide within a ten minute drive to the beach!)
      Hi, I totally understand what you are saying. We used to rent a unit on the North Esplanade in Glenelg, long before we had kids, and it was great just to walk across the road and go for a swim at the end of the day. It wasn't so great in the winter when there was a gale blowing from the south though! It highlights the total difference of life with and without kids. A trip to the beach just isn't that easy or peaceful anymore, it can be more like a major logistical operation - hats, sunscreen, goggles, rashies, chairs, water bottles, towels, sunshade, bucket and spade(!), books, esky, frisbee, boogie boards, kite etc !!! To be honest, the novelty of the beach wore off after a couple of years with our kids - they do enjoy it but not as much as we thought they would.
      Last edited by Anne B; 24-09-2013 at 05:02 AM.
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      Backpacked round Australia 1992. Married Australian husband in Adelaide 1994. Lived in Adelaide 1994-1997. Moved back to UK & lived in Essex/Herts 1997-2009. Returned to Adelaide November 2009. 2 kids dual nationality.


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