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Old Oct 21st 2002, 11:40 pm
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    > Hi Nick/Julie,
    > My relatives live in Aberfoyle Park too!! We will be looking around
    > that area to live. It is nice around there.
    > Husband is a plumber and I'm secretarial work.
    > Debbie

That is a nice area, anywhere around the hills area is good.

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Old Oct 22nd 2002, 1:22 am
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Originally posted by silvervfr:

Hi Russell,

Which areas in the north would you recommend? I work as a chef and will probably have to work in the city. We also have relatives in craigmore, andrews farm and elizabeth. I was thinking of around salisbury as it's only about 20-30 mins to the city from there! And in catering it's mainly split shifts. From salisbury it's only about 10 mins to the relies, what do you think?

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Russell has declined to name suburbs, I'll probably find out why soon...but I wouldn't recommend Salisbury, Elizabeth, Parafield Gardens, and many other northern suburbs. I guess they might have their redeeming features (they haven't been pointed out to me yet), but I find them to be ugly suburbia, full of yellow brick bungalows with storm fencing, bull-terriers in the front yard and Hills hoists in the back.

I certainly do recommend renting for a while, it's a great way to get a feel for a place.

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Old Oct 22nd 2002, 8:30 am
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    > Hi Nick,
    > Our rellies are in Aberfoyle Park and we also have friends in Port
    > Noarlunga, so yes we'll be finding a house close to them.

Nice place around Port Noarlunga - I do a lot of fishing on the Jetty there.

;-)

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    > We are currently awaiting a decision (Hubby has been STNI'd) we only
    > applied in April so things have progressed faster than we expected.
    > (fingers crossed now)
    > Thank you for your reassuring words that Adelaide is a good place
    > (although I expect some wouldn't say so before anyone replies to it)! We
    > were drawn to Adelaide because of it's beauty and relative cheapness
    > compared to other parts of Oz, and of course it's where our rellies are.
    > Keep in touch ?
    > Julie & Darren
    > Adelaide by early 2003
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Old Oct 22nd 2002, 8:33 am
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    > Originally posted by silvervfr:
    > >
    > > Hi Russell,
    > >
    > > Which areas in the north would you recommend? I work as a chef and
    > > will probably have to work in the city. We also have relatives in
    > > craigmore, andrews farm and elizabeth. I was thinking of around
    > > salisbury as it's only about 20-30 mins to the city from there! And in
    > > catering it's mainly split shifts. From salisbury it's only about 10
    > > mins to the relies, what do you think?
    > >
    > > Cheers
    > > Nick
    > >
    > >
    > Russell has declined to name suburbs, I'll probably find out why
    > soon...but I wouldn't recommend Salisbury, Elizabeth, Parafield Gardens,
    > and many other northern suburbs. I guess they might have their redeeming
    > features (they haven't been pointed out to me yet), but I find them to
    > be ugly suburbia, full of yellow brick bungalows with storm fencing,
    > bull-terriers in the front yard and Hills hoists in the back.
    > I certainly do recommend renting for a while, it's a great way to get a
    > feel for a place.
    > Nara
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Hi Nara

I don't particularly like to name bad suburbs in case it causes a "bun
fight" in here.
Some have been named in this thread already - but it may only be personal
opinion or what a person can afford.

Hallet Cove is nice ------ full of Poms though ;-)

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Old Oct 22nd 2002, 12:11 pm
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Nice place around Port Noarlunga - I do a lot of fishing on the Jetty there.

;-)

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[/SIZE][/QUOTE] We love the coast and especially from glenelg down to port norlunga.Snorkeling off of the jetty on the small reef is great and free .Hungry once you,ve finished?great fish and chipper near the car park.There has been some negative comments about christies beach on this site.I only spent half a day on the beach there and found it pleasant.Maybe someone has more info on christies beach? jockney
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Old Oct 22nd 2002, 11:06 pm
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Hi Nick

I don't know too much about the northern suburbs.
The ones within a few minutes of the city can be very expensive though.
Further out it does get more reasonable, it also can get a little industrial
and flat as well.

I certainly advise you to rent for six months and get the feel of the place.
Commuting here is not like the UK at all so don't worry about distance too
much.Adelaide is quite an easy city to get around.

I live 30 mins south of the CBD in the Onkaparinga Hills ( near the beach as
well).

Sorry I can't help too much on the areas you've mentioned.

Let me know how you get on, perhaps when you get here we can crack a beer
together ;-)

Cheers

Russell

Hi Russell,

thanks for the reply, maybe we should consider the south? Everyone I've spoken to on this site who is in or going to Adelaide are heading for south of the city. It's a shame we didn't get a chance to go to this area whilst we were there!

We do plan to rent for the first six/twelve months to give us time to make a better decision, but I also don't want to be moving the kids around different schools while we make up our minds!

What areas would you recommend south of the city?

Nick
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Old Oct 23rd 2002, 12:12 am
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Originally posted by silvervfr:
Hi Nick

I don't know too much about the northern suburbs.
The ones within a few minutes of the city can be very expensive though.
Further out it does get more reasonable, it also can get a little industrial
and flat as well.

I certainly advise you to rent for six months and get the feel of the place.
Commuting here is not like the UK at all so don't worry about distance too
much.Adelaide is quite an easy city to get around.

I live 30 mins south of the CBD in the Onkaparinga Hills ( near the beach as
well).

Sorry I can't help too much on the areas you've mentioned.

Let me know how you get on, perhaps when you get here we can crack a beer
together ;-)

Cheers

Russell

Hi Russell,

thanks for the reply, maybe we should consider the south? Everyone I've spoken to on this site who is in or going to Adelaide are heading for south of the city. It's a shame we didn't get a chance to go to this area whilst we were there!

We do plan to rent for the first six/twelve months to give us time to make a better decision, but I also don't want to be moving the kids around different schools while we make up our minds!

What areas would you recommend south of the city?

Nick
Cheers
Hi Nick, I'm going to stick my neck out here and name a few suburbs in the South that I'd be happy to recommend - Happy Valley (cos I live there and love it), Aberfoyle Park, Hallet Cove, Flagstaff Hill (if you want somewhere posh then the Craigburn Estate in Flagstaff Hill is lovely), Blackwood Park (as per Craigburn). Coromandel Valley and Blackwood (more in the hills than the others, rural and villagey, but only about 20 minutes drive from the City.).

If you want beachside, and don't mind a 45 minute drive to the City, then Moana is nice and still affordable. Onkaparinga Hills if you want country and acreage. If you really want to be close to your rellies, take a look at Golden Grove, a really nice area that is close to Salisbury but miles apart in terms of reputation. Golden Grove has won loads of international awards for being so well laid out and attractive. Good luck, adelaidegirl
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Old Oct 23rd 2002, 12:59 am
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    > Nice place around Port Noarlunga - I do a lot of fishing on the
    > Jetty there.
    > ;-)
    > Russell
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    > We love the coast and especially from glenelg down to
    > port norlunga.Snorkeling off of the jetty on the small reef is great
    > and free .Hungry once you,ve finished?great fish and chipper near the
    > car park.There has been some negative comments about christies beach on
    > this site.I only spent half a day on the beach there and found it
    > pleasant.Maybe someone has more info on christies beach? jockney
    > --
It's not bad at Christies Beach, perhaps just a little older and tired. A
lot of Poms settled there in the 60's and 70's,same with O'Sullivans Beach
next door.
The interest in beachfront property has pushed prices up 25% in the last
year so I think it is changing.

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Old Oct 23rd 2002, 1:05 am
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    > Hi Nick
    > I don't know too much about the northern suburbs.
    > The ones within a few minutes of the city can be very expensive though.
    > Further out it does get more reasonable, it also can get a little
    > industrial
    > and flat as well.
    > I certainly advise you to rent for six months and get the feel of
    > the place.
    > Commuting here is not like the UK at all so don't worry about
    > distance too
    > much.Adelaide is quite an easy city to get around.
    > I live 30 mins south of the CBD in the Onkaparinga Hills ( near
    > the beach as
    > well).
    > Sorry I can't help too much on the areas you've mentioned.
    > Let me know how you get on, perhaps when you get here we can
    > crack a beer
    > together ;-)
    > Cheers
    > Russell
    > Hi Russell,
    > thanks for the reply, maybe we should consider the south? Everyone I've
    > spoken to on this site who is in or going to Adelaide are heading for
    > south of the city. It's a shame we didn't get a chance to go to this
    > area whilst we were there!
    > We do plan to rent for the first six/twelve months to give us time to
    > make a better decision, but I also don't want to be moving the kids
    > around different schools while we make up our minds!
    > What areas would you recommend south of the city?
    > Nick
    > Cheers
    > --
    > nick-a

Quite a few areas down here to chose from.......

Blackwood, Clarendon, Aberfoyle Park.

Stirling/ Aldgate/Crafers in the hills but within easy reach of the city ( a
bit of a worry with fires up that way though -- a lot of trees)

Hallet Cove .

Onkaparinga Hills(I live here)

Seaford is OK but a bit of a new development.

Woodcroft and surrounds is booming at the moment.

This is to name a few areas.

I prefer this area as it is a lot greener and more hilly.

I'll have a look and see if there are any good sites for you to look at.

Cheers

Russell

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Old Oct 23rd 2002, 6:39 am
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Hi Nara

I don't particularly like to name bad suburbs in case it causes a "bun
fight" in here.
Some have been named in this thread already - but it may only be personal
opinion or what a person can afford.

Hallet Cove is nice ------ full of Poms though ;-)

Russell

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you're ALL grounded.
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Russell,

Yes, you have to tread carefully :-)

To be constructive I'll recommend some handy sites for future Adelaideans to look for 'real estate'...

http://www.realestate.com.au
http://www.realestatecentre.com.au
http://www.domain.com.au

Nara
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