Guest LOUISE HANNAH

Aldinga Beach ??

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    Guest LOUISE HANNAH

    desperate for some info on Aldinga Beach,

    We have more or less chosen Aldinga Beach as somewhere we would like to move to

    Its reasonably priced and beach front, then I looked at some info on the expats website

    and they are saying that the area is very run down, kids roaming about and lots of grafitti

    is this true ? or can anyone advise me differently. We have two teenagers and are purposely moving to give them a better life, need to make the right choice.:arghh:

     

    Thanks

     

    Louise

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    Guest chippie74

    aldinga is a nice up and coming place and the beach is to die for!!! at the moment its full of sea weed but been told it does clear up. only problem with aldinga is its abit out of the way( if you work near the city ) i live in happy valley and tend to dive down to aldinga alot.

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    Guest LOUISE HANNAH

    Thanks For The Reply, It Does Look Really Nice On The Web, We Never

    Got To Visit Aldinga When We Went For A Reckie.

     

    Louise

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    Guest Kiki

    Hi Louise

     

    We are quite interested in the area too. Some of the houses and prices are very enticing. Don't think I have heard anything really encouraging about I t been a great place to live unfortunetely. But it is up an comming and there is a lot of development down there (so Im told). Everyone says its quite far away from the city, I suppose it depends on jobs etc.

     

    despite what people say it is still on our list. We will visit this year as we arent moving till next. But we are very tempted to buy a house to get on the ladder before we arrive.

     

    Let me know if you find anything more out and I will do the same.

     

     

    kimberley x

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    Is a long way from the city but very pretty when you get there. Lots of development at thge moment so seems to have a permanent reporter down there from Channel 7 as there is a massive problem with building dust when the winds go through and everything gets covered ina fine layer of brick dust. Not that many amenities at the moment but seem to be coming with the houses going up. The dream of a cheap house by the sea seems to be rapidly disappearing in Adelaide, prices are rising very quickly so make sure you go to an area before you fall in love with it on realestate.com.au, as we always say on here, come, see and make a decision.

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    Guest sarahsmartiepants

    Aldinga does have a nice beach. I would live there if having a nice beach was all I would need..(ie retired). I wouldnt live there other wise too far out, we have 2 teenagers the only way back to life at night for them would be a taxi to noarlunga and then a train. Havent heard much good about schools either, one from a teacher the other comments from parents.

    sarah

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    Guest Roo1

    My parents have just bought a house on The Sunday Estate at Aldinga Beach. Their house is around 5 rows back from the beach and they are very pleased with their purchase. They, of course, are retired and so its ideal for them as all they want to do is potter about and take walks down the beach.

    It is an up and coming area so plots of land are a little cheaper but they are getting snapped up fast. My parents were prepared to camp out over night to queue for the new release of land, its getting that bad.

    I think in a couple of years when building settles down it will be a lovely place to live. For now residents just have to ride it out. Eventually the train line will have to extend there but for the present commuters take a 15 min car journey to Noarlunga, and hop on a train to the city from there (another 40 mins).

    I don't know anything about the schools but if they are poor, then Seaford (Rise) isn't too far away to enroll the kids.

    If you really don't need any connection with the CBD and happy living and working in the southern parts of Adelaide, then Sellicks Beach is the next development on from Aldinga. There you have beautiful, un touched beach views and land and property is very good value.

    Judi x

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    Hi we have bought a block/plot/lot whichever the correct terminology is at Bayswood which is one of the new developments at Aldinga. Andy works in the city and currently we are renting in Seaford Rise - his commute from Seaford is approximately 30 - 45 minutes depending on the traffic/time of day. Aldinga is approximately 8 - 10 minutes away from Seaford Rise. We looked around when we first arrived but had already decided pre arrival to Australia that we wanted to be South of Adelaide - so Seaford Rise, Moana, Noarlunga and Seaford ticked all the boxes - unfortunately for us many of these areas didn't tick the boxes financially. By building we are able to get the house that we want within our budget (just) the downside being that we have to wait at least a year for our new home to be habitable! Thomas my almost 6 year old is at a lovely small school in Seaford (a not very well known school) - Seaford K7, it surprises me as a lot of people who have lived in Seaford for a long time do not know of its existence (not to be confused with Seaford Rise Primary). We enrolled Thomas at the school when we first arrived in Adelaide and were living out of catchment at that point - which was not a problem for them. My intention is to re evaluate schooling nearer the time that we move down to Aldinga. I must agree with a few of the posts and say that I have not heard good things about the schooling (Public) in Aldinga although there are 2 private schools down there that supposedly have quite a good reputation and nearby approx 10 mins in the car is Mclaren Vale Primary - I think that there are a few positive threads about Mclaren Vale School on this site.

    Yes whilst Aldinga isn't a huge place it does have a small shopping centre - with a Coles, a dollar shop, butchers, fruit and veg shop, estate agents, shoe shop and a few others. But there are plans to build more. I think there is talk of either Kmart or Target going down there in the not too distant future. There is a small main street with a few other shops hairdressers, beauty therapist, newsagent, IGA (I think), an IGA is a open all hours sell everything shop, a bottle shop and the local pub! There are 2 petrol stations and quite a few churches. Aldinga Beach is very beautiful ( as are many of the beaches in the South). The backdrop is the hills and the Mclaren Vale wineries - yes you really do drive down roads that have vineyards and olive groves, growing either side to reach Aldinga. Of the two roads that head to Aldinga from the Seaford both have speed limits of 100km/h at various points.

    We dealt with L J Hooker at Aldinga to secure our land - I think they deal with primarily the Bayswood Estate - All the plots in the recently released phase sold out within 14 minutes (this is still Bayswood that I am talking about!) but there are plans to release a few hundred more (not too sure of the exact numbe)r in February. Deb the estate agent who we dealt with tells me that there will be plenty to go around at that point. There is another development down there too called Ocean Acres that has huge blocks approx 1000sqm and still some availabilty (Ithink, but dont quote me!). Sorry cant give you any info on the Sunday Estate other than it looks lovely:D

     

    If I can help anyone with anymore info don't hesitate to contact me. Hope this helps

     

    Lindsey:)

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