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    Guest stu&nic

    :huh:Hi everyone

    We live in England and movin out to Adelaide in Oct 2011, my wife is a midwife and looking to see where's best to live with a young family, the quieter the better.

    Thankyou everyone for any advice and guidance.

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    Guest cornish Busdriver

    It truly depends on the lifestyle your after

    I could say one thing that appeals to me but it wouldnt others and they would disagree with it.

    But my thoughts are if you want restaraunts and a night life then head north, if ya wanna play dodgems with the wildlife the head for the hills but if ya want a chilled out relaxed way of life where most things revolves around the beach then head south.

    You will find quiet area's North, South, East and West but plus depends location for work as well.

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    Guest kangomik

    Arrive have a look around see what suits, see what you can afford.

    You wouldn't take housing advice from a complete stranger in the UK, why do it over the net when your 12,500 miles away!

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    Another vote for the South!

     

    You won't go far wrong in Christies, Port Noarlunga and Seaford!

     

    Tamara

     

    Unless your wife gets offered a brilliant job at the Lyell McEwin..... Was speaking to a midwife from there the other day who was singing the praises of the management there.

     

    I'd wait and find out where your wife will be working, then look around. Don't limit your options too early.

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    Guest Andy1963au

    Another vote for the south, but the North- south devide still exists down under !!!!!!

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    Another vote for the south, but the North- south devide still exists down under !!!!!!

     

    Only in those that believe it

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    Guest guest3462

    We live in the southern suburb of Aldinga beach and our young girls love It here. We are a 2 min walk from a lovely safe park and 5 mins walk from a stunning clean beach. It is quiet, mostly trouble free and clean. There are a lot of poms building on the new estates here, but that makes it easier to make friends to be honest. There is also a good schools network and plenty of social activities close enough by for the kids.

    Flinders hospital is 25-30 mins drive away from here, flinders has a new labour and delivery suite and from personal experience it is very nice, here is also a nicu and scbu there too and the womens and childrens hospital is an hours drive into the city.

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    Only in those that believe it

     

     

    We are from the North of England.... and now in the North East of Adelaide... have family in South Adelaide... a UK northerner - and even they join in with the North/South divide banter...:err:

     

    However, we are in this area primarily to suit work commitments........ and then we found a fab High School..and then a great local pub.... and then the roots began to grow! We love it here....... but also love to travel to other areas of Adelaide.... there are different things going for different areas... up North suits us ..... we have older children and they love the convenience of the public transport links... sommat up North definately has in it's favour....

     

    What suits one family may not suit another....... the beauty with moving over here with a young family is if you don't get the right area for you straight off then you can move to another part of Adelaide.... youngsters adapt a little easier.. teenagers not so much.......

     

    Hope this helps :D Good Luck

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    LOL Actually it's primarily the Poms here that do the North/South divide thing - amongst locals it's more of an East/West thing - although you do hear a few jokes about ferals from both specific northern areas and specific southern areas!! East is traditionally leafy suburbia, wide tree-lined streets, expensive shops, and west was traditionally a bit flat and boring until the Italians started buying up beachside properties and gentrifying the near-to-the-city beachfront suburbs!

     

    If you want quiet, I would suggest looking at the hills areas. Adelaide is basically a scoop shape, with the main city and western suburbs being flat on the plain, and hills running from the north east down to the south east, and then the south. There are some lovely villages in and around the hills all over.

     

    Can't stress enough times though that you should really find out where you will be working first - there are still employers that won't even look at a CV if they think you live too far away from the workplace - even if you yourself think it's an acceptable commute! When you already have to deal with the fact of not having an aussie reference on your CV, and not being in with the local networks initially, you don't want to add any more obstacles in your way by living too far north if the job is in the south, or too far south if the job is in the north!

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    Guest Guest5035

    Oh Diane...........not one word about Highbury??? You slipped up there...

     

    Stevo

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    Oh Diane...........not one word about Highbury??? You slipped up there...Stevo

     

    Don't want any more people moving to Highbury Stevo!! We're a very low-profiled lot!!! Bad enough I've got Matt round the corner reducing house values in the suburb....

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    SA's best secret - the Barossa. Why move half way across the work to live in the city suburbs (north or south) with neighbours houses crammed in all around. The 3 Barossa villages all offer good schools, almost no crime and excellent community / family atmosphere. If you can put up with the fact that the kids have to learn German in school (just how useless is that) and there are a lot of churches its near perfect.

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    Don't want any more people moving to Highbury Stevo!! We're a very low-profiled lot!!! Bad enough I've got Matt round the corner reducing house values in the suburb....

     

    funnily enough he said that about you !!

     

    Stevo

     

    SA's best secret - the Barossa. Why move half way across the work to live in the city suburbs (north or south) with neighbours houses crammed in all around. The 3 Barossa villages all offer good schools, almost no crime and excellent community / family atmosphere. If you can put up with the fact that the kids have to learn German in school (just how useless is that) and there are a lot of churches its near perfect.

     

     

    Seen HG around !!His second home i think.

     

    Stevo

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    Guest midwifeonthemove
    We live in the southern suburb of Aldinga beach and our young girls love It here. We are a 2 min walk from a lovely safe park and 5 mins walk from a stunning clean beach. It is quiet, mostly trouble free and clean. There are a lot of poms building on the new estates here, but that makes it easier to make friends to be honest. There is also a good schools network and plenty of social activities close enough by for the kids.

    Flinders hospital is 25-30 mins drive away from here, flinders has a new labour and delivery suite and from personal experience it is very nice, here is also a nicu and scbu there too and the womens and childrens hospital is an hours drive into the city.

     

     

    sounds wonderful! Do you know what the primary schools are like in the area? We have 3 little ones aged 2, 6 and 8

    Tanya x

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    Guest Pie

    Are the houses cheaper to rent or buy in the south or west of Adelaide? We have been watching wanted down under and it seems that the cost of living is higher than the wages you get. Is that the way it is? thanks

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    Like anywhere, the further out of the City centre you are, the cheaper the houses get. Adelaide - despite being a fairly small City - can be hard to drive across in the rush hour though: roads are laid out in a grid system, so getting for instance from South West to North East can be a bit of a palaver. Therefore, find out where you'll be working and then use that as a guide to where to look for a house. If you'll be working all over, then you have lots of freedom, but if most of your work will be in the north, don't go too far south, and vice versa (unless you like spending half your life in a car, waiting for traffic lights to change, and the rest of it watching your speedo to make sure you don't go over the limit and incur a big fine!).

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