We have lived in Mawson Lakes for 18mths. It wasnt meant to be for that long, but we got carried away with the easy living in a lovely rental house, in a quiet cul-de-sac, in a suburb close to work, school and the city! Finally got off our backsides and bought a house in Salisbury Heights last week. We would have happily bought in Mawson Lakes if we could have (a) bought our rental or (b) found any 4bed with more that 800sqm (which is pretty non-existent!).
We are one of the families that moved our kids from the local school. It wasnt for me. I wanted the kids to go to a more traditional church school. However, I will be sending the kids to Endeavour in Mawson Lakes when they reach high school age.
Anyway, I think if you are looking to live 'up north' in a modern, cafe-culture suburb with decent sized houses on small blocks, then Mawson Lakes is pretty good.
p.s. Anyone interested in a 4bed unfurnished rental from end August to end December, let me know...