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Old Aug 29th 2006, 9:57 pm
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Are the Primary/Secondary schools any good here?

Why is the suburb so much cheaper than neighbouring Iluka? (other than the obvious proximity to a beach).
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Old Aug 29th 2006, 10:02 pm
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Originally Posted by Southpaw
Are the Primary/Secondary schools any good here?

Why is the suburb so much cheaper than neighbouring Iluka? (other than the obvious proximity to a beach).
Your probably right.....the proximity to the sea

Don't think it deserves a thumbs down though
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Old Aug 29th 2006, 11:50 pm
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Originally Posted by Southpaw
Are the Primary/Secondary schools any good here?

Why is the suburb so much cheaper than neighbouring Iluka? (other than the obvious proximity to a beach).
Currambine is nice and has an excellent primary school, I know a few people who send their kids there and are really happy. As for secondary schools I don't know, I would imagine its Kinross College, if it is then that is also an excellent school.

Can't comment on why there is a difference in price, I would assume its because of the proximity to the ocean. Lots of very large homes in Iluka, some parts remind me of the movie Stepford Wives!
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We had a rental in Currambine when we arrived. We started our daughter at the local primary school and intended to buy in the area. But 3 things put us off: The nicer parts (eg at the Connolly end) were too expensive - $500K+ which is probably $700K now?; there are some cheaper bits around the station area but it looks a bit unkempt; and most important to where we were living on Christchurch Terrace , the freeway extension work is going to be starting soon and last for 18 months along the eastern edge. In 4 months we had the rental about 1 in 3 houses on our street sold or went on the market as people realised what was coming and tried to sell to the unwitting.
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Default Re: Currambine - Perth

Originally Posted by Southpaw
Are the Primary/Secondary schools any good here?

Why is the suburb so much cheaper than neighbouring Iluka? (other than the obvious proximity to a beach).
Currambine is cheaper than Iluka because every where is cheaper than Iluka! Apart from being close to the beach Iluka is an immaculate suburb in a Listeria Lane kind of way and hence has the price tag to match!

Currambine Primary is excellent and I have heard the catholic Primary has a good reputation too.
Facilities are good. Shops, doctors, dentist etc Takes about 4 mins to drive to beach and about 5 mins to Joondalup.

Wouldn't let the freeway extension put you off. It's to be a 2 lane carriageway ie the same as Shenton Ave, Hodges Drive etc, which every suburb has passing round it/through it at some point.
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Currambine is ok. Would rather live there than Iluka. Iluka is all too new, with not much character................you could always try Kinross!!! Bloody good schools here as well!
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Thank you everyone for your replies.

Using Rossmoyne as a comparison, would Kinross College/High or any of the secondary schools in that area come close?
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