hear hear...let those who love it live it
hear hear...let those who love it live it
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Seeing you have lived in so many countries in a relative short space of time, it seems to me, a person like yourself is looking for something but cannot find it. Perhaps you are looking in the wrong places and perhaps you should be looking at yourself as the problem.
I hope you find what you are looking for, have a good life.
Hi Rob and Clare,
thanks for taking the time out and giving us your opinion on life in adelaide.
We notice that you live in Mawson lakes. Which is a area we have looked at, on the net.
What we have seen and read about the area seems to good to be true, is it really as great as it is painted on the web pages we are reading?
Hi David / Cheryl,
I think there is always a level of marketing hype with the advertising, but i must admit we do love the area. The lifestyle it offers really suits us, with the green open spaces, activities and ammenities all close by. It is almost like a self enclosed village, but very friendly.
This is a sample of what the area does http://www.mawsonlakes.com.au/llweb/.../all/cl_summer
There are a lot of great areas though that all offer different things, and as everyone has said before it's all about what suits you and your family the most.
Have fun choosing though,
We came to Adelaide mainly because my brother lived here, if it had been left to Steve we would be in Brisbane and given half a chance he would probably still go there.
We came here on holiday every year for 4 weeks since 2001, starting in Adelaide and then touring to different states and cities. Eventually as things were getting closer to us moving here I got cold feet and said if it wasn't Adelaide I wouldn't come. I missed my brother so much and I wanted him to have a proper relationship with his 3 neices, which he has got. Also I knew my mum and dad would be happier having us all together in one place so we could support each other. Not that he's been that much help. Beer and sport he's got loads of advice - forget the rest. Ha Ha. We'd also made some friends here from our trips over and I felt Adelaide would give me a more settled feel sooner than trying to go it alone in Brissie. I think Adelaide is a City that creeps up on you after a while, sure Brissie is fantastic, the weather is more temperate and there is loads to do theme parks etc but the pace of life here is so great, people are so friendly and its so easy to get around, I really don't feel I personally have missed out by coming to live here. My brother has travelled and worked in every major city in Australia and he always says Adelaide is the best place to live. The others are great for a holiday but its always fab to return to Adelaide.
Steve would have done better career wise if we'd gone to Brissie, the wages are better and there is more work but the house prices are more so its all relative.Also ther isthe humidity factor, my friend lives 45 mins north of Brissie and she's always complaining about the humidity, traffic and power cuts.
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Back to original question, i think it's hard to know exactly what a place is like until you actually live there, we'd been to melbourne countless times over the years and liked it enough to think we'd love it living there. Living there was nothing like spending a few weeks holidaying, even though on our last trip we didn't do the touristy stuff. It wasn't for us at all, moved to adelaide and love it, not as big as melbourne and certainly more laid back, our only regret is we didn't come here first.
just to say i love your ginger cat !!!
we are coming out to Adelaide in April cant wait
we are coming ut for 2 and a half years maybe longer . we have been to Adelaide 4 times now . we will be renting at moana for 2 months (we have stayed there before) then will be looking for long term rental after that. we like flagstaff Hill and Happy valley area we had a beautiful ginger cat he would never have coped with quarantine so he is with a lovely lady now and very spoilt !!!! your milo looks very like him . where abouts are you in Adelaide ?
We're in Oaklands Park, a stones throw from Marion shopping centre, but it's close enough to the beach and the city.
We're still only renting though, not sure if we want to commit to a mortgage with interest rates on the rise, but either way will be looking to move, flagstaff, happy valley, Woodcroft or somewhere like that.
We left our cat back in the UK, she was quite neurotic and wouldn't have survived the trip to the airport, let alone the flight, she went to a lovely home to and lives a life of luxury. milo 'found' us just before christmas 06, while we were in melbourne, hes probably the most loving cat we've ever had :)