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When we first arrived in Adelaide my hubbie worked in the City Centre and we lived in Port Noarlunga, he used to get the train because the service was pretty reliable and fairly cheap, well cheaper than petrol/parking...
If he drove he always allowed a minimum of 45 mins to get there but to be safe an hour!! He was on shift as well so not usually travelling at peek times.
Now the train line is closed for maintenance work so the roads are even busier in and out if the city.
He HATED every single minute if the commute either train or drive and found it a real drag to do the journey... ( now works 5 mins from home)
I would recommend living closer to work if possible... which will give more leisure time rather than sitting in grim traffice jams everyday.
Arrive Adelaide 12th Feb 09
[COLOR=green]Hamish Heidi Skye and Sienna
nice one Mark.
Perhaps try a bit of a compromise.
It is a long journey and agree with Diane about the distance at least.
Perhaps cut out some initial stress by taking a short or even long term rental nearer to work. Then you have plenty of time to decide where you would like to live permanently.
Diane knows the north well so she should be able to steer you in the right direction .
thankyou everyone for your advice, we were going to rent n port noarlunga for initial period of approx 2 months whilst we discovered what journey to work like and give us time to investigate other areas possibly closer to work . thankyou. sorry to dianne and mark didnt mean to cause any problems there. Road rage and hours drive sounds like the m25. lol. we can all but try.
Stuff it mate you wanna live in the south and be 5 mins from a beach...then go for it my friend...i would rather be 5 mins from the beach than half an hour any day....
My dog would hate being in the car for 30 mins for a quick run on the beach....
As for the north south thing you did ask the question and state the alleged dissadvantages of living in the south.......
I regularly travel from Aldinga up to the city, and way beyond too at times....takes me 50mins to get to Currie Street, if the expressway is in my favour. Due to my job i've learnt an awful lot of shortcuts and back roads - as soon as i hear of an accident i head out, to belair/glenelg ways, north of city down through fullarton rd/mitcham/belair is a really nice drive, even at 5.30/6pm an d you come out at the start of the expressway - result.
I usually do munno para to aldinga in 1.75hrs leaving MP at 5ish...
I know i couldnt bear to live in the north, even though i've seen some lovely estates up there.
It takes Yonks to get any real distance across this sprawling City during peak times.I honestly cannot believe some of the times quoted on similar threads.The Traffic at peak times really needs to be seen to be believed,along with Traffic lights and Roadworks,accidents etc. Last week it took me 1 hr to get 14 km to Hindmarsh Square in the City centre, from Brighton at peak rush hr,that's the truth.All the way gridlock.Avoid peak time Rush hour if possible.:D
The CBD is what takes the longest to negotiate - i go round it, although sometimes its quicker to come through north adelaide, straight down King William Street and out the other side....
its worse at the moment as the train line down south is OOO so more people are driving, cos the bus service is pants.
i work in d city and we ive at seaford, it will take me abot 30 minutes on the southern expressway, if not it will be about 40 mins., then depends where in north adelaide ur hubbie will be working, it can varies...