Hello, were new here and would love to get some honest advice from local adelaiders :)
In short, we moved from the UK last year and are currently in Perth. OH works in mental health nursing and I work in a call centre. We dont have any kids right now but are hoping to buy our first home in the next 12 months.
Although Perth is very pretty, are finding Perth quite expensive and were finding it difficult to afford a home close to the city. We've slowly learned where to make savings and buy our goods and are slowly getting used to he cost of living compared to wages. Were saving for a 20% deposit and hope to have that by the end of the year. My OH would like to move into Psychology and is looking to go back to University and is strongly considering the University of Adelaide.
Id like to know if were making a big mistake moving out of Perth. Everyone says Perth is booming, wages are higher here and we should stay. We like the character of Adelaide but everyone tells us Adelaide is sleepy, some have described it as "worse than Perth". We also hear its just as expensive and is in recession. The houses near the city seem affordable though compared to any other state. We like the idea of it being near Melbourne too, so if we wanted to visit a lively city we could easily spend a weekend there.
We may consider buying in areas such as Croydon, Brompton, Devon Park, Norwood, Maylands, Unley.
We would like to know what local residents think of Adelaide, whether you find it affordable here and whether jobs are easy to come by? I am a newly diagnosed type 1 diabetic as well and wanted to check whether healthcare in general is good in Adelaide? I would imagine its not overly different but I just wanted to know if consultants are easy to come by or do people find they have to go out of the state to find a good endocrinologist? I only worry as everyone keeps telling me that "all the good people leave adelaide".
We'd be grateful if you could offer any advice.