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    Hi everyone

     

    Wondered if you can help. I know you all say its hard to recommend suburbs and everyones opinion is individual and renting is the best way to go first off. BUT..

     

    Im really struggling with locations and proximities. I have read posts regarding all the popular area's (Happy Valley, Seaford, OP Hills Hallet Cove etc) and am a regular on Realestate.com and love these area's. But what about a little further out where do you get a little more for your money. My hubby is a plumber so surely not all the jobs in this trade surround the main city area. What are the other big towns.

     

    Just trying to widen my search and Im not great with a map and compass ha.

     

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

     

    Kimberley x:confused:

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    Guest taylor family

    hi alan here most companies are in or arround the city and travel out to a lot of the major towns and suburbs.

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    Guest SI&DEE

    Hi..

     

    We have also been viewing most of the estate agents we can find throught the net, and with people talking on here it does help alot. We are also a little confused as sometimes on searches you type Adelaide, and you could me several 100km, from the city. One of the most confusing things we have a problem with is that everything is North... Far North... South..... Far South, a real estate site we have viewed a couple of times is Harcourts, make sure its Harcourts (au), as nothing worse than seeing a house you like and its not even in OZ... Lol.

     

    Althought its a fair way out of the City (Adelaide) around 75ksssss, around a 1hr 20mins, we like Murray Bridge... you can get quite a bit for your $$$$, but hard to find a building company building there at the moment.

     

    if anyone has any knowledge on Murray Bridge let me know please.. Work, Houses, Schools..

     

    Dee, Si and Gang

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    Guest soggy

    Althought its a fair way out of the City (Adelaide) around 75ksssss, around a 1hr 20mins, we like Murray Bridge... you can get quite a bit for your $$$$, but hard to find a building company building there at the moment.

     

    if anyone has any knowledge on Murray Bridge let me know please.. Work, Houses, Schools..

     

    Dee, Si and Gang

     

    Hi Dee and Simon,

    I dont know much about Murray Bridge but have seen new build sites asvertised there, try www.realestate.com.au and www.domain.com.au and choose new construction and house and land from top before selecting South Australia.

     

    I have spent many, many, many, many hours on these sites and others and still dont Know where we will end up if we get visa.

     

    Good luck house hunting

    Simon

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    Guest dglamoore

    Download Google Earth - you can see exactly where the suburbs/towns are and can measure distances to cbd, beach, schools etc in the local area. It is very hard as online things seem a lot closer than they are once you get here :)

     

    Lisa:cool:

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    Guest Guest75

    Living a little further out can be terrific,it's nice to escape the city life :D

     

    We were lucky finding our place in Onkapringa Hills,we are nice and tucked away but yet in easy commute of the city.

     

    You may have to do a lot of searching to find the "right" place for you.

     

    Anything with a decent commute time is more money.

     

    Murray Bridge had a "rough edge" reputation a few years ago.I have noted a lot of building going on down there.Perhaps the land was cheap??

    It may have all changed now and I've not visited in a few years.

    There are places closer I'm sure.

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    Guest Zippy

    SI&DEE-

     

    A map of Murray Bridge to begin with: http://maps.google.com.au/maps?q=Murray+Bridge,+SA,+Australia&sa=X&oi=map&ct=title

     

    Work: This is a typical rural town - main shops/business' right in the centre of the town (main street) and then, the larger the business/farm/whatever, the further out it is. I am not sure what type of work you mean but there is a healthy demand for anyone with a trade up there who can do grass-roots work (eg plumbing and electricals for houses), plus there is a thriving retail sector up there and a lot of general work to do with tourism (Murray Bridge is probably the most well-known town along the Murray River and lots of people go there for holidays or to use house-boats). I have, in the past, seen advertisements for teachers needed at schools and child-care. My bet is the town is big enough for you to find something that suits, small enough to receive a lot of help from the locals.

     

    Houses: Lots of older style homes on blocks from a quarter of an acre to an acre. More modern type homes, eg built by Sarah Homes or Divine Homes, are popping up here and there, but not too often as these homes are usually found on smaller blocks. Huge farms surrounding the outskirts of the town. Prices are obviously a lot cheaper than in Adelaide (note, this town would be a 2 hour drive from Adelaide). You would find lots and lots of houses (family sized) around the $150 000 - $200 000 AUD mark, obviously some are cheaper if they are further away from the main streets. There are not many units available. Prices are consistently being driven up by people making a "river-change" from Adelaide to live in Murray Bridge, tourism potential and agriculture.

     

    Schools: Not a huge choice out here, obviously, as it is a smallish town (17 000 people). However, it's still accessable to some nearby other towns including Clayton, Tailem Bend and Goolwa where there are lots of schools. I know that Murray Bridge has a public high school, a special school (for disabled students), and a Lutheran private college.

     

    I am sure there is lots more info available online. Just note this really is a town totally out of Adelaide, not just an outter suburb on Adelaide's fringe.

     

    Cheers,

    Zip

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    Guest njacinthebox

    Hi,

     

    We are looking at suburbs and wondering if anyone can give suburbs which are within walking distance to good High Schools, Shops and the CDB. We have been looking at some like Fulham but they seem very expensive we have around $500,000 with no mortgage which is what we want to spend ideally.

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    Guest Libby1971

    suburbs which are within walking distance to good High Schools, Shops and the CDB. We have been looking at some like Fulham but they seem very expensive we have around $500,000 with no mortgage which is what we want to spend ideally.

     

    The closer to the city you are, the more you pay. Also the closer to the beach you are the more you pay.

     

    Have a look at Norwood. Very few suburbs, in fact, can't think of any, are close enough to the city that you would want to walk in the very hot weather. Adelaide is a very large sprawled out place, which is why it feels slower here as it takes you a while to get somewhere although there aren't the same congestion issues as the UK.

     

    When you go on www.realestate.com.au, one of your options is to select on surrounding suburbs when you select your suburb name. That may give you some other suburbs and then maybe you could find out info on schools etc in those suburbs.

     

    Libby

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    Guest Roo1

    Try using the site;

     

    www.whereis.com.au

     

    If you want to know Prox from city, type it in as your start point and then where you want to "live". It will give you info in driving times and KM.

     

    Judi x :idea:

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    Guest sarahsmartiepants

     

     

     

    My hubby is a plumber so surely not all the jobs in this trade surround the main city area. What are the other big towns.

     

     

     

    Kimberley x:confused:

    I think the main thing to remember is Adelaide is the city and everywhere else around it is suburbs, the bigger the suburb the more amenities it has. After Seaford there are towns.......Aldinga, McClaren vale, Mount Barker etc, these would be the next towns on...I am finding this hard to explain.......someone help me! Does it make sence???

    sarah

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    Clarence gardens, Clarence park, South Plympton, Glandore, Frewville, Kurralta park in the south east all within 15 mins by car to the centre. Loads of shopping centres, well accessed by trains, buses or trams. fairly good schools. You would get a nice house for 500,000.

     

    Blackwood, coromandal valley, Belair, Eden hills, Hawthorndene, You will get a really nice house here for 500,000. The primary schools are excellent and Blackwood High has a lot to offer. They do IB there.

    You also get the choice of Unley High, which is down from the hills but not far. Well accessed by buses and trains. Being in the hills you get the gully winds at night which help to cool things down. Blackwood is the main shopping area for these suburbs. They are about 20-30 mins from the beach at brighton and the same to town.

     

    Novar Gardens has some nice houses, 10 mins to beach, 15 to town, not too far from the tram and is serviced by buses.

     

    To the North Nailsworth and Prospect are worth a look but the choice of schools isn't as good. They are only about 6 kms out. You could also try Linden Park, Burnside areas, and Parkside/Unley areas . Excellent state schools, both high and primary. 15 mins from town, choice of shopping centres, but less for your money.

     

    The schools in Fulham aren't crash hot. Henley High is OK, they have a specialist soccer school there.

    Rachel

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    Brighton, Hove, Glenelg, Marino these are all close to both city and beach but may be a bit expensive. Sorry to tell you but there aren't any other big cities in SA, only Adelaide.

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