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      Thumbs up Why I live here...

      The saying goes that "a picture tells a thousand words".

      I took some pictures of my local area (Port Noarlunga and Christies Beach) with the intention of sending them to prospective guests (It goes without saying that I rent out properties to migrants and holiday makers) so that they could see what the area has to offer either for a short stay or settlng longer term roots with their new lives in Adelaide.

      I am going to load the pictures on the site with a little explanation attached to them showing what's around me, why I live here and the benefits of establishing a new life this side of the world in Adelaide. When it comes to Port Noarlunga and Christies Beach you really do have "everything on your doorstep". That's the reason that so many new migrants have moved to the continually developing suburbs of Hallett Cove, Christies Beach, Port Noarlunga, Seaford etc.

      It would be great if other people added to this thread showing what's around in their suburbs: Seaford for example. Some pictures of the northern suburbs would add to the big picture of what Adelaide has to offer so please post away...let's see what your area has to offer new arrivals in their first few weeks and thereafter.

      Tamara

      Let's start with a bit of stunning scenery!

      Port Noarlunga beach taken from the jetty. Australia's cleanest beach in 2009/10 and ranked in the top 101 beaches in Australia.



      Irvine Street reserve. I live in Irvine Street too.



      Port Noarlunga jetty.



      Christies Beach early morning.



      Christies Beach.



      Christies Beach saling club on the esplanade



      Christies Beach surf life saving club.



      Public barbecue Christies Beach esplanade.



      Christies Beach hotel and drive through bottle store!



      Christies Beach and O Sullivan's Beach (dog friendly...leash free beach in the background).



      Kiddie play area Beach Rd Christies Beach. Across the road from the beach.



      Onkaparinga reserve. Walks and Roo's!


      Things for the kids. Play and fun (Beach Rd), laser quest, gym, bowling (Noarlunga).






      Shops in Beach Road Christies Beach.
      Woolworths and Fasta Pasta


      Coles in Beach Road



      Vets


      Fast foods: Beach Roads and Dyson Roads.


      Motor dealerships: Ford, Toyota, Suzuki: Beach Road, Christies Beach.


      Doctors rooms in Beach Road.


      Port Noarlunga jetty at dusk


      24 hour servo (service station) and subway in Beach Road, Christies Beach



      Service SA Christies Beach. Drivers licence centre to obtain Australian drivers licence.


      Tennis courts in River Road, Port Noarlunga


      Access to expressway to city. Beach Road, Noarlunga


      Public tennis court in Christie Avenue Christies Beach


      TAFE and library at Noarlunga centre. 80 metres from the Colonnades shopping centre.

      Last edited by Tamara (Homes Down Under); 20-01-2014 at 04:01 AM.
      Adelaide Furnished Rentals. MIGRANT and HOLIDAY HOMES with unlimited internet in popular PORT NOARLUNGA. Walk to beaches, shops, stations. McLaren Vale 12, city 30 mins, beaches 2 mins away. Longer rentals (3 to 12 month) at discounted rates. Australian Business Number: 65261457068

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      I reckon you could make even Elizabeth seem desirable. You should get a job taking photos for real estate agents lol.

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      Quote Originally Posted by xzibit View Post
      I reckon you could make even Elizabeth seem desirable. You should get a job taking photos for real estate agents lol.
      Really? If Elizabeth has all the places to photograph that we have here i'll give it a go!
      Adelaide Furnished Rentals. MIGRANT and HOLIDAY HOMES with unlimited internet in popular PORT NOARLUNGA. Walk to beaches, shops, stations. McLaren Vale 12, city 30 mins, beaches 2 mins away. Longer rentals (3 to 12 month) at discounted rates. Australian Business Number: 65261457068

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      They're fab Tamara =) excitement levels have definitely risen now!
      Tom (31) - Mechanic, Amy (30) - Mummy, Oliver (5) & Harry (3)   -   Currently in Lancashire - hopefully one day soon, we'll be heading for Adelaide!
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      There are so many suburbs in Adelaide that are ideal to start out your new journey and to settle in.
      Apart from living here myself I honestly believe that Port Noarlunga and surrounding suburbs have everything that a family needs to make the transition easier from the old life to the new.

      The suburbs around me are not big. I would go as far as to call Port Noarlunga the "20 minute suburb" as I can WALK to everywhere on the pictures (except O Sullivan's Beach) within 20 minutes from where I live. I haven't seen anywhere in Adelaide that offers so much right on your doorstep.

      Having said that, I think that other suburbs like Seaford and Hallett Cove have so much going for them as well. Many Brits decide to move to these suburbs.

      When I moved here I started out in a short term rental. The suburb has a stunning beach but everthing else was so difficult. With 3 children we spent most of our day running them back and forth to shops, libraries, entertainment etc. If I had been in Port Noarlunga or Seaford they could have walked!
      I would like to see pictures of other areas where people can sort out their new lives easily...20 minutes by foot or a few minutes by car.

      I don't know Elizabeth too well. I know that it was created as a model suburb and is surrounded by many facilities that are outstanding. My next door neighbour in Christies Beach (I lived there for 18 months) was one of the original ten Pound Poms (his words, not mine!). He lived in Elizabeth for many years before moving to a house he built in Christies Beach. The most wonderful neighbours anyone could want. Elizabeth and Christies Beach still has a very high proportion of Brits in these suburbs. The newer suburb of Hallett Cove ("little Britain"!) and Seaford Rise have modern homes and good facilities to support them...let's see the pictures so that people moving here can have a look!
      It's only the Brits in Adelaide that get so heated about suburbs and areas. The local Aussies (as opposed to the new Aussies) couldn't care less.
      Adelaide Furnished Rentals. MIGRANT and HOLIDAY HOMES with unlimited internet in popular PORT NOARLUNGA. Walk to beaches, shops, stations. McLaren Vale 12, city 30 mins, beaches 2 mins away. Longer rentals (3 to 12 month) at discounted rates. Australian Business Number: 65261457068

      www.homesdownunder.com.au

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      I'd just like to point out there are other suburbs north of Hallett Cove other than Elizabeth. Some are even quite nice and have everything close by that you can walk to as well. Although not all of them have the beach on your doorstop (but some do).

      Beautiful photos by the way Tamara. I don't really know Port Noarlunga but it looks really nice.

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      Lovely pictures thanks , I am finding it hard to grasp how a suburb with such. A small population has so many great facilities. A shopping mall too? Where I live in the UK small town with population of over 30000 people all we have is a cinema , and a high street full of charity shops , phone shops and estate agents . Our parks for kids are a joke ! If I want to buy decent clothes I drive to a bigger town 30 mins away / city . Or buy online.

      Do you find you need to drive into the Cbd for buying things like decent clothes etc, electrical goods , or is Noarlunga able to provide the majority of things.


      just out of interest , I love Aldis in the uk , is there aldi or lidl in adelaide area?
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      Quote Originally Posted by Toodolou View Post
      Lovely pictures thanks , I am finding it hard to grasp how a suburb with such. A small population has so many great facilities. A shopping mall too? Where I live in the UK small town with population of over 30000 people all we have is a cinema , and a high street full of charity shops , phone shops and estate agents . Our parks for kids are a joke ! If I want to buy decent clothes I drive to a bigger town 30 mins away / city . Or buy online.

      Do you find you need to drive into the Cbd for buying things like decent clothes etc, electrical goods , or is Noarlunga able to provide the majority of things.


      just out of interest , I love Aldis in the uk , is there aldi or lidl in adelaide area?
      Great questions...thank you.
      There is a very large shopping centre in Noarlunga. It's called the Colonnades centre in the Noarlunga centre precinct. As well as the shopping centre there is also a theatre (Hopgood Theatre), there is a library, council offices, TAFE, health clubs, dentists, etc etc. The Noarlunga centre serves many surrounding suburbs of which Port Noarlunga and Christies Beach are just two local suburbs. You must drive through to the city (or catch the train or bus) for work (if you work in the city) or to go to a concert at the Adelaide entertainment centre etc which is a 40 minute drive away. There is everything that you need in the Noarlunga centre precinct...large electrical stores like Good Guys and Harvey Normans, furniture shops, Toys R Us, auto shops, hair, beauty etc etc. There are motor dealerships, crash repairs, tyres etc. and it's all within 20 minutes walk from where I live.

      We don't have an Aldi's yet. There is a Costco opening in Adelaide soon but it will be in the northern suburbs so I will have to drive through there!
      There are many areas in Adelaide that have all the above but it's usually necessary to drive to the beaches and the scenic spots. Here you have the lot!
      I am sure that lots of pictures are going to get posted of other areas...
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      www.homesdownunder.com.au

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      Thanks for answering my queries. I know it's each to their own ... but Port Noarlunga area sounds perfect for me and my family , I drive 30-40 minutes to work now so that does not worry me. My nurse shift work often means the roads are less busy when I go to work and drive home anyhow. When I was younger I lived 5 mins drive to the beach , and where I live now I'm 20 mins drive to beach .... Living beachside walking distance in oz will be a must for me - and to have all those facilities on your doorstop , sounds like it is a great place.

      Ive made up my mind ..... It's where I'm heading ! Thanks for the insight :)
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      One reason we like living in Tea Tree Gully Council is the proximity to places like Linear Park and Anstey Hill. Great for walking and nature spotting.
      Linear park follows the Torrens River from the Adelaide Hills through the city and to the coast. You can walk, run or cycle the entire length if you wish and my journey to work on the O-Bahn follows Linear Park, very peaceful to view on my 10min ride. Doorstep to desk in North Terrace in around 30mins.

      Linear Park is a few minute walk from our house and a great place to run the dog. They are allowed off-lead on our side of the river, but must be on lead on the Athelston side.

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      My dogs favourite swimming spot
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      The O-Bahn
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      Waterworld
      http://www.teatreegully.sa.gov.au/page.aspx?u=788

      I can't post anymore photos, apparently only allowed 5. Don't know how Tamara did it?

      Some Suburbs in The Gully region
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