Originally Posted by Diane
Depends on your definition of the phrase, I guess. There is certainly no areas like White City, Hackney or Bethnal Green in Adelaide. But some people live in the inner city and have a lifestyle.
Moving to Adelaide and not sure on good areas to live with 2 teenage sons
Just joined the site and was lsitening to Boxer Tony's points on moving.
We haven't been accpeted yet but am researching anyway.
We have a meeting with a company that supports your move, in a couple of weeks and hopefully my hubby can get state sponsorship, as the company have said his profession is on the list.
Rents may look expensive compared to the UK but bear in mind that the quoted weekly rents include all council taxes and (usually) much of the water bill.
Just my opinion but I don't think areas of Elizabeth are any worse than other areas in adelaide . Yes its not without its social problems but its always gets slated lets not forget that biggest part of it population originated from england as i an quickly reminded by people in my works everyday !!!!
I wouldn't choose to live there but then i wouldn't choose to live in lots of areas here that people think are fantastic.
you need to come look and try it for yourself what one person love another hates thats just how the world works .
my story is different, my parents emigrated here to Adelaide with three children who have now grown up and we were placed in flats close to Elizabeth, thankfully for me my mum and dad built a house at Athelstone. If you was to speak to SAPOL (south australia police) and ask if they thought you should move there i am confident they wouldn't recommend it. Crime, drugs, domestic violence, umeployment, homelessness, poverty to say are a few of the problems.
Adelaide is an awsomeplace and check out rental properties in Woodcroft, Seaford, Lockleys, Hallet Cove, Old Reynella, Bridewater, Mt Barker, McLaren Vale, Paradise, Highbury.
not wanting to offend anyone
My parents also emigrated to Oz and I grew up in Australia and then moved overseas, and am now back. I grew up in Elizabeth with many other immigrants, it was very different then to what it is now, there are some lovely people living there, but I am very grateful that I am not one of them. I would not want to bring up my teenagers in the area these days, there's a lot of crime, and you are right your home is what you make it, but you cannot change the environment. If you do decide to move to the area, you will make some great friends I am sure, but do take the time to look at some of the other areas people have suggested, you will not be saving money if you have to travel to work in other parts of the city, and (this coming from a friend who works as a teacher in the area) you may want to look at the cost of private schooling also.
Take your time, and don't rush into anything look around when you get here. My experience is just from a long time ago, I have many friends that I grew up with in Elizabeth, and we all moved out. It is however a good place to start if you are renting, and it would help you save money towards buying a home of your own. The houses in that area were built well, because many of them were built by incredibly skilled tradespeople, many of them built for themselves.
All the best to you and yours and I hope you enjoy your new home wherever it may be.
MY son is currently in the process of buying his very first house - it's in Elizabeth North. Yes the area is ex Trust, and yes there are one or two less desirable homes there, but it IS getting better, with Salisbury Council making initiatives to improve it. I worried at first when he told me where he and his wife were looking, but they really can't afford to buy elsewhere (and he works nearby) and having been up there last week for the first time in about 15 years I really didn't see too much to worry about. Most houses were neat and tidy, clearly had lots of money spent on them, and the cars parked on the drives were all waaaaaaay newer than mine!
Don't for get that newer, 'better' areas also have the same problems. Most of the new estates built over the last 10 - 15 years had to have a % of public housing - Woodcroft where I live being one. You'd never know there were Housing Trust houses here, but there are. A friend of mine who was a cop here for 20 years always said some of the worst places for crime and drugs are in the better off, up market suburbs.
I've got no problems with my boy living up in Elizabeth at all - apart from the fact it's a bloody long drive from me!
Last edited by wizzywozza; 09-04-2009 at 11:26 PM.
Originally Posted by Boxertony
Moving away from suburb bashing/or puffing it up specially since you are no longer interested in looking at that area, what sort of things are you and your kids into my kids love ice-skating but its over at thebarton and I'm all the way up Wynn Vale its a pain in the neck driving over and it takes half an hour to drive, I origanially looked at this area to live because it was close to the city walking distanceish and the sea (about fifthteen minutes) it was also in the catchment area for Adelaide High School (state school) which teaches french I couldn't find another high school that taught french, also its close to an awsome swimming pool there are also other fantastic recreational things to do there might be worth a look I was looking at a four-bed rental last year and it was about $420 per week including an granny flat...
Why did I move to Wynn Vale because I liked the look of the schools and hopefully I eventually get my daughter into evening classes for french as she wants to gain qualifications in it, in this area also we have friends here one which takes hubby to work each day so we only need one car for me and I think its gorgous generally quiet very us , I suppose if that makes me a suburb snob so be it....
I live in the city and love the life style hardly ever get in the car walk everywhere even to work. The local primary and high schools are good, but the houses for the amount you will need to spend will be smaller. My friend has just moved to South Plympton, and loves it. Not too far from the ocean, Elizabeth is quite a distance really to a good beach. O'Sullivan's beach is being touted as the next place that is going to go through the roof, with older homes being knocked down and replaced with newer larger ones. Seaview Downs and Seacombe Heights are really lovely areas, close to the sea and really close to Marion Shopping Mall.
Happy Easter to everyone
Jimmy Barnes, Glen Ridge you must of heard of them, well they came from Elizabeth, you have to live somewhere and once your behind your front door home is what you make it, I work in all areas of Adelaide and the nicest people live in the Elizabeth area, try working in the east they think they are above everybody when in fact their only claim is to have more money than some of us. The area may have a bad name but it was to $10 poms in the 60's who where pushed up there the by the state gov who have made the area what is it, it is getting better .
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