Guest Ian & Diane

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    Guest Ian & Diane

    hi all,

    which are the best suburbs to live in north or south of adelaide icon4.gif

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    Guest steph&neil

    Hi there we have been told that the south of Adelaide is the safest & from the other posts on here it where the majority of us are heading!

    blackwood

    happy valley

    hallett cove

    noarlunga ............list is endless but all i have been in contact with are heading for the south!

    will be interested to see the kind of response you get to this question!

     

    hope this helps a little, & others will clarify!

    steph x :cool:

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    Guest deb and stoo

    Hi Ian & Diane

    Like Steph I'd be very interested in the answers you get back to this one.I think its something we all think long and hard about but what is said the most,usually by people already there,is the only way to find out what suits you is to go visiting the areas and seeing for yourself though a good point is,if us Brits are moving to particular areas then there must be something good about them.

    We are planning to rent somewhere in or between Hallett Cove and Aberfoyle Park,south of the CBD.

    Best of luck:)

    Stoo Deb & Boyz

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    According to the Messenger this week all the Poms are heading down south to Seaford Rise now where in the 60's they were all in Elizabeth.

     

    A decision on where to live can only be made by you. Decide after you've arrived and have secured a job and live near to where you work.

     

    Do you like the beach? Do you want to live by the sea? Then south is your option. Personally I think the beach is overrated but that's because in the 3 years we've lived by it, I've only been on it once. Some people love it and go on it everyday.

     

    Do you like to live in green leafy areas with hills? Then go for the Adelaide Hills.

     

    Decisions Decisions .... :confused:

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    Guest dglamoore

    Nobody can tell you if north or south is best. Both will have good and bad points. We have settled in the south purely because this is where we could get a unit for Gregs business and wanted to be close to the beach. :D

     

    Just keep an open mind and drive around when you get here. We chose a list of suburbs before arrivng and some were not as good as they had once appeared and where we now live we had not even looked into from the UK! We love it here as has a very laid back aussie feel and we wanted to avoid any 'little britain' areas too :D

     

    Lisa:cool:

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    Guest hayls

    hi every body,

    we have bought a house in mount barker in the hills and i love it , its 25 mins to city and coast on an easy road [no traffic lights god they like their traffic lights here], i think i liked this area as being fom the lake district it reminded me of home.

    we spent weeks driving through suburb after suburb as i wanted to be near the beach, but when we drove into mount barker i said straight away i can live here ,it looked like someone had been and hoovered up it was that clean there is a big pond in the centre with lovely paths and walkways there is a main street with shops ,cafes, bakerys, banks, newsagents alsorts, there is also lots of takeaways ,resturants, coles, woolworths,k,mart, cinema complex and outdoor swimming pool and being built as i type is a shopping complex, so you have every thing you need here it is well worth a look , also littlehampton and nairne are nice places, house prices are rising fast in these areas so im hoping we will have made money on the house we have bought.

    i think you will know where you want to live when you find it just like i did, as mount barker is not anywhere i had looked at from home in the uk we just found it while exploring which we did plenty of.

    any way good luck to every body and you will find somewhere cause its a great place full of great people, and to those people who may have a child like my daughter who said we were ruining her life bringing her here, dont worry as my daughter loves it and has a great group of friends and a job at the local stables , so all my worrying was a waste of energy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     

    bye for now

    hayls

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    Guest lastboyscout

    As I already have a job before I even apply for my visa, my new employer has asked if I can try and settle north of Grand Junction Road, somewhere near Para Hills, Modbury etc. We`ve looked on realestate.aus and the houses look ok, researched about schools etc. and they seem ok , so any inside knowledge would be greatly appreciated ;)

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    Guest Cal

    South. Period.

     

    Northern suburbs; police car stolen... car chase after car chase.. drug problems

     

    South; better beaches... clean... calm... more facilities

     

    Although, as with any place (but not as much as UK), the south does have the 'problem' areas: Hackam, Christie Downs etc... however, I have a very good chiropractor friend who owns a beautiful house and a great plot of land, near other similar properties, in Hackham! You wouldn't even know they were there!

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    don't just think north or south cos you will be missing out on a whole load of areas that are good. PLENTY TO OFFER IN ALL DIRECTIONS OF THE COMPASS. sorry amnot shouting it's 3 am and I hit the caps lockand I can'tbe stuffed changing it.

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    Guest Django
    it's 3 am and I hit the caps lockand I can'tbe stuffed changing it.

     

     

    So if you draw up 3 times the drug by mistake at 3 o'clock in the morning do you still give it to your patient?:tonguexmas::laughxmas:

     

    We live in the south. We live where we live because we are close to a good school, shops, easy to get to the city, etc...... BUT (meant to use caplock:laughxmas:) I'm sure if we looked we could find exactly the same set up in the north. Despite what some people tell you, every suburb has its good points and bad points. The thing I have found since arriving here is the only people that subscribe to suburb snobbery are a few British Expats.

     

    Pete

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    Despite what some people tell you, every suburb has its good points and bad points. The thing I have found since arriving here is the only people that subscribe to suburb snobbery are a few British Expats.

     

    Pete

     

    wise words:notworthy:

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    Guest SA Great

    When we first came over we knew we didn't want to live on the plains so it was the hills or the southern beaches. We drew up a list of every suburb form Banksia Park around to Hallet Cove and spent weekends driving around each suburb on the list and gave it a score out of 10!!!

    The winner was Skye with 10 out of 10 but seeing as that is millionairesville we decided that we wanted to live in the southern hills which is still in the beautiful Adelaide hills but also close to the beach!

    We therefore chose Flagstaff Hill which is 10 minutes to the nearest sandy beach (Seacliff) but also nestled in the hills.

    Aspreviously said, everyone is different but I think this is a good spot. All directions have their nice parts, highbury in the north east is great but too far from the beach FOR ME!! Henley and Grange in the west are nice but too expensive and too flat FOR ME! Hallet Cove is really nice but not close enough to the hills FOR ME!!

    I think you get the general idea! Everyone lies different things and until you see for yourselves then it will be hard to decide. Good Luck!

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    I have been trying not to get drawn into this kind of posts as it really really irritates me when people just blankly tell you to avoid a whole quarter of suburbs because of their own personal preferences - usually places they've never been to themselves - but as your names are Ian and Diane and ours are too I just thought I'd make a very quick post!

     

    We are in the North East. It is lovely. There are lots of lovely places north of Adelaide, and a few not so lovely places. Personally every time I go to a southern suburb, with one or two exceptions, I can't wait to leave to get back to the north.

     

    The most expensive suburbs are probably in the East. There are also some lovely suburbs to the West. There are up and coming beachside suburbs in the north west. The South East has some lovely leafy suburbs in the hills.

     

    Work out where you will be working mostly, how long you want to spend commuting,whether you want to be flat or hilly, whether you want older or newer style housing, small or large plots (bearing in mind the bigger the garden, the more plants/grass you will have to fight to keep in the dry weather) whether you like to walk on grassy parks or sandy beaches (although remember that whichever you choose, the alternatives are only a short drive away), whether you need to be in a particular area to get into a specialist subject state high school, if you have kids, whether they will be able to continue their hobbies/skills locally or if you will have to drive them back and forth for over 45 minutes each way to give them the best choices, if they are teenagers, whether you would be happy with them driving up and down windy hilly roads in the dark late at night...

     

    If you are not tied to a particular area for work, then take your time, drive around some suburbs, visit the local shops, chat to the locals, check out how much graffiti there is around, watch the kids at school closing time....

     

    Make a choice based on your personal preferences not someone else's often incorrect and misinformed bias.

     

    Diane

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    hi all,

    which are the best suburbs to live in north or south of adelaide icon4.gif

     

    You have to write yourself a list of what is important to you, such as beach, schools, shops, public transport, bars, hotels, eateries etc etc.

    And try and work out what if anything carries more importance than anything else to you...

     

    Than you can maybe start narowing down the list of burbs that tick the bioxes for you and your family.

     

    Thats what we did, and the south won hands down everyone has their own views and wants its a very personal choice i dnt think anyone can tell another person where they should live.

     

    Hope this helps.:wisemanxmas:

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    As i always say to everyone who askes, come have a good look round, dont discard anything on the word of others. What may suit me may not suit you, everyones differen with different circumstances.:winkxmas:

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    Guest salisbury massive
    South. Period.

     

    Northern suburbs; police car stolen... car chase after car chase.. drug problems

     

    South; better beaches... clean... calm... more facilities

     

     

    I'd love you to explain how the south has more facilities than the car chase capital of the North which it appears is where I live????

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    Guest lastboyscout

    Can`t believe this old chestnut has raised its head again :arghhxmas:

     

    We moved to the N.East for work reasons and I`m soooooo glad we did.

     

    The people are friendly, we`ve made a good circle of friends and the missus and kids love it up here, and if they are happy, then I`m happy :tonguexmas:

     

    And as for the South having better facilities..................................... well , I don`t want to comment really as the `Southern Softy Brigade` will start bawling and shouting :winkxmas:

     

    If you are moving `darn sarf` you might want to consider setting up a graffitti removal business as you would be stacked out of work there :laughxmas:

     

     

    *That was my wifes observation and not mine by the way *

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    South. Period.

     

    Northern suburbs; police car stolen... car chase after car chase.. drug problems

     

    South; better beaches... clean... calm... more facilities

     

    What a fantastic answer!!

     

    It's a bit like someone asking me where are the best places to live in England? And me saying, well, you don't want to go anywhere further north than Milton Keynes coz it's full of disgruntled immigrants, suicide bombers, and they all eat deep fried mars bars....

     

    of course I wouldn't dream of answering something like that, particularly as I only went "oop north" in the UK on an occasional basis so didn't see even a fraction of the place, and am probably just forming my opinions on the basis of the Daily Mail's balanced, fair and totally truthful reporting.....

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    Well this old chestnut has probably surfaced because hmmm.....

     

    thing is don't get drawn in, let it die by not responding further

     

    cos we are all happy to be here wherever we live. PIA members live all over Adelaide and even in the stix, the deep south, the true north, the far east and the westies. Adelaide s'heaps good and a bit of alrite, newcomers just need to find their own spot.

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    Guest smit

     

    Personally every time I go to a southern suburb, with one or two exceptions, I can't wait to leave to get back to the north.

     

     

    Diane

    Now that is what I think about the north/north east:biggrinxmas:., not saying that everywhere south is good!

    At the end of the day, everyone has different preferences,different budgets. Sort it for yourself because you wont get any unbiased advice on here!:biggrinxmas:.

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    Guest guest569

    It all depends on where your from and why you are leaving i think. As said by others only you can decide for yourself.:emoticon-signxmas:

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    Guest Libby1971

    Flippin' eck! Who raised this thread from the dead? I thought this kind of nonsense had long died a death...Cal? You must be new and I haven't said hello yet. If ai have already and I have forgotten then hello again.

     

    However, this north/ south debate is utter cr*p really. :mad:xmasI don't care what you think about where I live and I suspect no-one else gives a rats arse either so what is the point. Hire a car when you get here and work it out yourself, the rest of us had to.:yesxmas:

     

    Anyone else want to start a useless conversation? :tonguexmas:

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    Sorry should a gone into lockdown on this pointless thread, but I like to give people a go. I'm going to get me hard boots on and lock threads that I deem to be of no use to anyone. If you want a debate style thread then there are other forums which delight in this.

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    Guest Rob and Clare

     

    Anyone else want to start a useless conversation? :tonguexmas:

     

    I think Crown Beer is better than Coopers.... I reckon that's useless enough..:tonguexmas:

     

    Good point Libby, North and South is irrelevant, budget, schools, work, transport, city, beach are the important questions for anyone looking where to live.

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