We chose our area
Good high school - for when the kids left primary.
Shops less than 200 meters.
Golden grove shops 3KM's away
TTP less than 10KM's, just in case you got bored of shopping at GG.
Elizabeth shopping center ( don't knock it till you've been) less than 10
Munno para further up the road.
So thats 4 bunnings and god knows how many dick smiths and schools in the area.
If there's a Tsunami, or the flats get flooded we are high enough up the hill.
Ahh the hills, you can escape in them, 30 mins from Barrossa, hour to mannum, hour and a bit to Blanchetown. Did i mention Lobethal on the bikes for breakfast or icecream if the kids are on the back, And the animal parks.
25 mins on a good day to semaphore beach ( this was a biggy had to be under 30 mins)
35 to 40 mins on a good day to the airport Adelaide not pooraka!
The house was established, you buy what you see, no added costs for lawns or pavers, or driveways.
It suits us fine
Work is 20 mins away, but then i work all over SA so that doesn't count.
The house will sell easily if we decide to move.
We have the best neighbours, in so many directions it's unreal (Oz and Brit, and other natinalities too)
We didn't know we would have above untill we moved in.
Ohh and the ice cream van stops out side the house
Vitcor Harbour in 1 hour 40 mins ( need to see the whales)
See it's kinda gonna get silly.
What do i Dislike?
They toy box is already full and I have to move stuff before i take the bike out.
Ummmmm, single glazing means i can hear noisey cars.
ummmm it's high up and the air is thin. ( OK i am stuck now!)
Ohh i know........ I looked at 200 houses before we chose, and god knows how many thousand on Realestate,com before buying.
Now do you know why I tell people to have a good look around before buying.
What else would i ask for?
win the lotto, then have a house on the beach, one in the hills, one in the riverlands, or a shack. then a shack on the peninsula. But no matter where i had the shack the boat would always be in the wrong place when i wanted to use it.
Look, adelaides huge, there's so much choice.
Tick your own box's, don't follow other peoples dreams................. make your own come true, afterall you came this far to better the Jones'es;)