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    Guest Nicky&Andy

    :)were thinking of renting in aldinga, but dont really know anything about the area, what its like to live there, any good or bad storys,work in area, or not. i know everyone has a different view on things , but as it will be a yr rental, and somewhere the boys will go to school, i really dont want to mess up, for there sake (sure i''m just paniking, but the older two, 13& 14yrs, are going to want to make forever friends, so i dont want to move them in a yrs time) schools with good /bad storys. any feed back would be really helpful, i dont mind p.m either

     

    many thanks in advance

    nicky

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    Guest Jen & Did

    Here is my view on Aldinga. It is fairly quiet unless you get a rental where they are still building houses! Schools for my kids are ok. I commute to the city so can't say regarding work. Its nice to be able to have a short walk to the beach and watch the sunsets. Being able to see the wildlife in the scrub. The local shops are being expanded. Seaford and Norlunga are only ten to twenty minute drive. Kids have friends in Aldinga, Sellicks, Willunga and Mclaren Vale so lots of running around. People are friendly here and there are lots of poms. We have enjoyed are first year here and will continue to rent here till we get our own place.

     

    Hope this helps

     

    Jen

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    Guest guest569

    Some might say its too far away but my opinion is that its worth the extra travel !!

    A good beach and very reasonable priced housing .Its growing rapidly, new houses and the shopping centre expanding.

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    Guest guest3462

    Hi guys,

    I second everything that Jen and Did say above. we have lived in Aldinga for almost 2 years now and we really enjoy it here. Many people have the view that it is a bit of a "redneck" centre, and truthfully there are some colourful characters which just adds to its charm! You will regularly see people in the shopping centre with no shoes on and there is a funny fella who has a parrot on his shoulder, its very entertaining for people watching, but certainly no worse than going round the Collonnades!!!!

    The shopping centre has a coles and about 10 other little shops and is currently being developed to include a foodland which will make the prices more competitive, and we are getting a maccas, (not too sure wheter I like that bit or not!) Aldinga is an older township that has been settled since long before any poms even thought of emigrating, so I guess you just have to settle in and get on with it.

    We have a good selection of local schools, primary and senior and Aldinga has its own sports club with teams for AFL, soccer, netball, rugby, bowls etc etc and its it only a few minutes to the silver sands surf life saver club, which starts 16th oct!

    The beaches are fantastic, silver sands offers lifeguard services in summer months which makes you feeel that much safer with the kids; and only a few minutes walk from most housing estates, the newest 2 being the Bayswood and the Sunday estates. We have lived on both and they are both quiet and trouble free. Rentals are reasonably priced around $300-$450pw depending on the size, newness and proximity to a sea view and property to buy is very reasonable compared to some suburbs closer to the city. There is a very European feel to the town with a lot of settlers from the UK, France and Germany.

    Rich commutes into the city centre every day for work which takes him just an hour, less at weekends and in an evening when he has been on call late, it takes 10 mins for seaford and willunga and 15 for Noarlunga and Mclaren Vale. The marion centre is about a 25 min drive with the expressway on your side. There is of course the rail links at noarlunga which are being extended down to seaford and there is a bus service for the boys to get about town! Taxis are not very common but we do have a number for one who is really reliable. It costs about $80 each way for a taxi to the city and back for a night out (so cheaper to get a babsitter and stay over!!) There is a pub in Aldinga, but I have never been in it and dont think I ever will, and it is only 10 mins to the famous victory pub in sellecks beach. Willunga is our preferred watering venue with 3pubs (yes3!!) all offering good food and the top pub always has a band and an open mic night every week. ?And of course you are on the doorstep of the fabulous Mclaren Vale wine district so there is no end to the levels of entertainment there!!!

     

    All in all, it is great for us, but ont ofr others, it is quiet and a long way from the city, but thtas exactly what we wanted when we came here. I hope you find what you are looking for and I wish you all the very best.

    JC x

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    Guest katsmajic

    Excellent summation Julia.

    We move to Aldinga from Seaford, in 2weeks woohoo and cant wait.

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    Guest Nicky&Andy

    thanks all of you, your posts have helped alot, hopefully we will manage to get a rental soon, went down there again yesterday, still felt the same , taking in view all your comments, it helped alot, not sure on the schools yet but will sort that when we do get a rental

     

    thanks again

    nicky

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