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Short term rental sorted..phew!
Now on to the next step....
Looking for longer term rental there after, any recommendations/advice on areas to be, will be most welcome.x
I'd wait till you are here and then see what appeals. Also where you end up working may impact on where you choose to focus on looking. We hoped to stay around the Warradale area but after living in Glenelg for 7 months we'd had enough of the built up feel, traffic, lack of scenery and other things. So headed up the hill where it's quieter and more spacious. :)
If it's just 2 of you it's different to if you are a family with kids and the school considerations.
Personally Hallet Cove and anything further south down the coast is too far south for me and doesn't appeal in the least. I prefer being closer to the hills, more inland as like the trees, wildlife and hills over the coast. I don't really know north at all. A few trips that way for stuff but not paid attention really. Eastern suburbs are nice but pricey.
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We're a family of 4. (two boys, 11 and 8) so schools are an issue. Not looking for the best school in the county...lol..just good ones where the boys will thrive.x
My brother in law had a house in Eden Hills. Unfortunately he had to sell as he relocated to QLD. Otherwise we'd be there!
Know we've got a busy time ahead......:-)
Yep ,wait until you are here, work and your actual perceptions when here will be the deciders.
You will actually find that a LOT of people do settle in Hallett Cove and south , the majority of our guests do ,so speaking from experience from 2007 when we started the rentals.
But do have a good look around the entire cross section of suburbs.
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Eden Hills and nearby Blackwood, Coromandel Valley we really like too. Looked at a fair few properties around there. We ended up in a suburb not too far away :)
The thing we found when viewing properties and schools was it was often commented that there were a fair number of Brits in whichever area we happened to be looking in (from real estate agents like it was a selling point), or principals saying they had a fair few children from the UK at their school. People settle all over the city, the suburbs and towns a little further out :)
My sons last school he had another kid from the UK in his class. Other kids from UK were also in the school. In his new one there are also a fair number of British kids or kids from elsewhere overseas.
I'm sure once you are here and get a feel for things you'll find something that suits your family. I know our views on areas changed over the course of months. And along with a lack of decent properties where we first considered and over 6 months or so and viewing properties in over 14 suburbs (and checking more suburbs out as we travelled around in day to day life) we realised clearly what we did and didn't want from an area. Our want and wish list changed quite a great deal and I am glad we had the time to weigh things up. The toughest part for us was ensuring that if we moved areas that we were in an area with good school options. I'd not have wanted to put my child through the upheaval of a new school again if it was like for like or worse. It needed to be a better school and offer more, which his new school, IMHO does.
Where do you settle, in the end, Snifter. What school is your son at? Pm me if you prefer.
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