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    Hi i have just submitted my visa application and have begun researching areas to live, i have two children aged 15 and 17. Can anyone recommend nice family areas that are affordable and are there areas i should avoid?

     

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    Hi i have just submitted my visa application and have begun researching areas to live, i have two children aged 15 and 17. Can anyone recommend nice family areas that are affordable and are there areas i should avoid?

     

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    We are in the same spot! Have lodged app and now also doing some further research on areas. Have kids aged 14,9 and 22 months. Looked at Hallett Cove, Aberfoyle Park,Happy Valley. It seems to have nice schools there as well.

    Any responses...?

     

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    It kind of depends if you like beach or hills? what sports/interests do your kids have? do you need ease of transport? have you a job yet? if so, how long do you wnat to commute?

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    PORT NOARLUNGA

    Have a look at:

    http://localvoices.realestate.com.au/south_australia/port_noarlunga/review?pid=streetadvisorsubrev

     

    and http://localvoices.realestate.com.au...arlunga/photos

     

    This suburb has everything and everywhere can be reached by walking. I do not know of any other suburb that has so much right on it's doorstep.

     

    There'a a transport interchange at the large Noarlunga shoping centre. A train to town takes 40 minutes. The southern expressway can be reached within a few minutes and this reduces the travel time into the city.

     

    Beaches: It's a seaside suburb with the most stunning sandy beach, jetty and reef protected swimming. Anglers fish from the jetty and children and divers share the sea! You can walk there or reach them within a few minutes by car. The nearby Christies beach is dog friendly and your pets can run free in the sand and surf every day.

    Port Noarlunga / Port Noarlunga South took the 2010 award for Australia's cleanest beach. Over $8 million is being spent on new beachfront facilities.

     

     

     

    Shopping: Too much to list! The Noarlunga centre is within walking distance and is 2 minutes by car.

    Beach road in Christies Beach has Coles and Woolworths and many eateries and fast food outlets. The supermarkets are open from 6 till 9 and you don't even need a car. There are liquor stores and drive in liquor stores. There are 24 hour petrol stations, convenience stores and fast food outlets..

     

    The village of Port Noarlunga has character. There are fish and chip shops, a post office, restaurants, vets, dive hire etc. There is a childrens fort and play area just accross the Onkaparinga estuary and this has barbie and picknick facilities.

     

    Schools: There are child care and kindy facilities in Port Noarlunga, Noarlunga centre and Christies Beach.

    The Port Noarlunga primary school is very popular (my own grandson will be going there!) and this school is being expanded and refurbished with $4 million due to the growing demand.

    There is a Catholic primary school (St Johns) in nearby O Sullivans and a primary school in beach road.

    High schools and technical colleges include the Catholic Cardijn, Christies High, and Marcellin technical.

    The Noarlunga TAFE is just a few minutes away and this offers so many courses for teenagers and adults. It's next door to the modern public library.

     

    Housing: Prices in the range of $350,000 up to million dollar properties for beachfront homes. The area is undergoing massive transformation with many 1960's homes being renovated or replaced with modern units. There is a large expat population and the adjoining suburb of Christies beach is where 25% of the residents were born in the UK! Prices are rising in this suburb and many properties are being converted into holiday accommodation.

     

     

     

    Entertertainment: The nearby (walkable!) Noarlunga entertainment precinct has a cinema complex, bowling, ice skating, large indoor pool and sports facility, and laser quest. A new gym has just opened.

    There is the floodlit footy sports oval in Noarlunga and the footy and cricket oval in Christies. There are bowling clubs in Christies and Port Noarlunga, tennis courts, canoeing on the Onkaparinga river,There are hotels, restaurants, and pubs in the Port Noarlunga village. There are Indian, Chinese, pasta eateries and pub food all on your doorstep.

     

     

    Other facilities: There are local doctors, the Noarlunga hospital and the soon to be completed health village.There is surf lifsaving associations, launch sites on the beaches and local dive facilities. There are great fishing spots on the river, from the jetty or from boats launched from O Sullivans beach. The water is calm and protected and the kids swim, surf and body board in safety. There are loads of parks and playgrounds, tennis courts and sport facilities. The infrastructure is good with high speed internet from many service providers.

     

     

     

    Would I still choose to live here now?

    Absolutely!

    I look out on the stunning estuary and sea every day and am thankfull for being able to live in such a stunning location. I have the McLarenvale wine region just a few km away.

     

    I bought my PortNoarlunga house 4 years ago after being in Oz for 3 weeks! I have just bought another home in Port Noarlunga and my daughter lives in Port Noarlunga! My teenage son works at the local Noarlunga centre and my other teenage son is attending the local Noarlunga TAFE. I walk (run!) my energetic boxer (Dutchess) on the beach nearly every day. I take my grandchildren to the beach, the local pool, the shops, the parks....my entire world is on my doorstep.

    It's safe to walk the streets and i don't worry about crime. The people are so friendly and my decision to live here was totally right.

     

     

    I honestly wouldn't want to live anywhere else in Adelaide than in Port Noarlunga.

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    Guest bevoir76

    We are pretty much in the same boat too! My children are 13, 9 and 18months. Port Narunga sounds like a bit of me :)

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    Guest eager6

    Fab post Tamara!!You will have all the new ex pats moving there now!!LOL!

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    PORT NOARLUNGA

     

    Have a look at:

    http://localvoices.realestate.com.au/south_australia/port_noarlunga/review?pid=streetadvisorsubrev

     

    and http://localvoices.realestate.com.au...arlunga/photos

     

    This suburb has everything and everywhere can be reached by walking. I do not know of any other suburb that has so much right on it's doorstep.

     

    There'a a transport interchange at the large Noarlunga shoping centre. A train to town takes 40 minutes. The southern expressway can be reached within a few minutes and this reduces the travel time into the city.

     

    Beaches: It's a seaside suburb with the most stunning sandy beach, jetty and reef protected swimming. Anglers fish from the jetty and children and divers share the sea! You can walk there or reach them within a few minutes by car. The nearby Christies beach is dog friendly and your pets can run free in the sand and surf every day.

    Port Noarlunga / Port Noarlunga South took the 2010 award for Australia's cleanest beach. Over $8 million is being spent on new beachfront facilities.

     

     

     

    Shopping: Too much to list! The Noarlunga centre is within walking distance and is 2 minutes by car.

    Beach road in Christies Beach has Coles and Woolworths and many eateries and fast food outlets. The supermarkets are open from 6 till 9 and you don't even need a car. There are liquor stores and drive in liquor stores. There are 24 hour petrol stations, convenience stores and fast food outlets..

     

    The village of Port Noarlunga has character. There are fish and chip shops, a post office, restaurants, vets, dive hire etc. There is a childrens fort and play area just accross the Onkaparinga estuary and this has barbie and picknick facilities.

     

    Schools: There are child care and kindy facilities in Port Noarlunga, Noarlunga centre and Christies Beach.

    The Port Noarlunga primary school is very popular (my own grandson will be going there!) and this school is being expanded and refurbished with $4 million due to the growing demand.

    There is a Catholic primary school (St Johns) in nearby O Sullivans and a primary school in beach road.

    High schools and technical colleges include the Catholic Cardijn, Christies High, and Marcellin technical.

    The Noarlunga TAFE is just a few minutes away and this offers so many courses for teenagers and adults. It's next door to the modern public library.

     

    Housing: Prices in the range of $350,000 up to million dollar properties for beachfront homes. The area is undergoing massive transformation with many 1960's homes being renovated or replaced with modern units. There is a large expat population and the adjoining suburb of Christies beach is where 25% of the residents were born in the UK! Prices are rising in this suburb and many properties are being converted into holiday accommodation.

     

     

     

    Entertertainment: The nearby (walkable!) Noarlunga entertainment precinct has a cinema complex, bowling, ice skating, large indoor pool and sports facility, and laser quest. A new gym has just opened.

    There is the floodlit footy sports oval in Noarlunga and the footy and cricket oval in Christies. There are bowling clubs in Christies and Port Noarlunga, tennis courts, canoeing on the Onkaparinga river,There are hotels, restaurants, and pubs in the Port Noarlunga village. There are Indian, Chinese, pasta eateries and pub food all on your doorstep.

     

     

    Other facilities: There are local doctors, the Noarlunga hospital and the soon to be completed health village.There is surf lifsaving associations, launch sites on the beaches and local dive facilities. There are great fishing spots on the river, from the jetty or from boats launched from O Sullivans beach. The water is calm and protected and the kids swim, surf and body board in safety. There are loads of parks and playgrounds, tennis courts and sport facilities. The infrastructure is good with high speed internet from many service providers.

     

     

     

    Would I still choose to live here now?

    Absolutely!

    I look out on the stunning estuary and sea every day and am thankfull for being able to live in such a stunning location. I have the McLarenvale wine region just a few km away.

     

    I bought my PortNoarlunga house 4 years ago after being in Oz for 3 weeks! I have just bought another home in Port Noarlunga and my daughter lives in Port Noarlunga! My teenage son works at the local Noarlunga centre and my other teenage son is attending the local Noarlunga TAFE. I walk (run!) my energetic boxer (Dutchess) on the beach nearly every day. I take my grandchildren to the beach, the local pool, the shops, the parks....my entire world is on my doorstep.

    It's safe to walk the streets and i don't worry about crime. The people are so friendly and my decision to live here was totally right.

     

     

    I honestly wouldn't want to live anywhere else in Adelaide than in Port Noarlunga.

     

    WOW Im sold on this area!!!:D:D

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