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Old Nov 18th 2010, 11:13 am
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If you have any further questions about suburbs when you get here, come online and ask us for more info. Warning: Perth is starting to heat up!
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Old Nov 18th 2010, 1:37 pm
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Originally Posted by neila72 View Post
Apologies to those I haven't replied too with feedback to my post. I have been busy with work which is why I haven't had chance to reply to my post. The nature of forums makes it easy to misinterpret what people say I guess - there's obviously a culture going on here that I'm not yet part of. Thanks again for the feedback. I'm off to Perth in four hours!!! Wish me luck.
Hope you have a good trip. Let us know what you think on your return and most importantly whether you found any burbs that ticked ALL your must have's.
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Thanks for the kind posts guys. We're here in Perth!

Flight with Emirates was ok but unfortunately you have a bigger plane (with more legroom) on the first shorter leg of the trip (Birmingham->Dubai) while the second 10hr + trip was horribly cramped. Oh well, plenty of entertainment to keep u busy.

Staying in Quinns Rock for the three weeks, which is about as far north as you can get it seems. Will be using the advice from here to check out other areas.

Was thinking Mindarie, Padbury, Woodvale - would love coast livin we think and would have about $600,000 to spend, though we'd be renting for a good while at first. Any other areas that are known to be quiet would be great. My partner and I love peace, quiet and privacy - these sprawling suburbs feel abit cramped - is it a case of like it lump it? We don't have kids so can see flexible about locations though close to transport links to CBD (30-40 min commute). We like the idea of rural living - but is just as expensive as coastal living but without the transport links?

Btw it was 35 degrees when we landed earlier today,and I've been bitten twice by mossies already!

I'm here for three weeks so any and all constructive advice on locations, houses, how to view them , etc - is much appreciated.

I already have appointments with recruitment agents next week so it with houses/locations that I really need help with.

Speak again soon, Cheers.
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Old Nov 19th 2010, 11:48 pm
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I think i mentioned Southport, which is south of Mandurah. This is one of the houses available. This particular one might be over budget, but there are other available for less. The beach here is one of the best.

http://realestate.mandurahmail.com.a...wesville-6211/
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Old Nov 22nd 2010, 8:32 pm
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Rural is easy... away from the coast... Byford, Oakford and the likes spring to mind. well spaced out properties with around an acre for your price guide... .. there are very "nice" properties in parts of Wellard... with small acreage and privacy and yet spitting distance to traino/ coast ... There are "new builds" and blocks in Byford that are 2000squares or so... outpricing the bogans and with room to move/breathe etc....
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Spent the day visiting the hills/rural areas - really liked Armadale and surrounding districts - not too far out and good transport links - some nice properties at a good price too, which was a nice surprise. I'm thinking I prefer the rural areas over the northern coastal suburbs so far - a lot more areas to visit yet though. Anyone any advice/comments on Armadale?
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Kalamunda was also nice but abit pricey - maybe due to being closer to CBD - not as good infrastructure as Armadale (shops, restaurants, cinema, etc) but got the feeling it was abit more up market... again any advice welcome.
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coming from some one who lives in Rockingham you'll probably laugh when I say... Armadale? bargepole!

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Old Nov 23rd 2010, 12:57 pm
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When thinking about where to live in Perth I have jotted down my must haves. I would appreciate everyones recommendations. I'm visiting Perth in a couple of weeks and want to visit areas that fit my criteria. My preferences are:

1. Has to be Quiet and not overly populated.
2. Professional area ideal for people with no kids.
3. Either close to the beach, or semi-rural towards the hills.
4. Semi-rural and choice of property with plenty of privacy.
5. Good transport links into CBD.
6. Established area but with modern living (not old dated properties).

I really hope you can offer some advice that I can use on my reccie. Thanks.
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Spent the day visiting the hills/rural areas - really liked Armadale and surrounding districts - not too far out and good transport links - some nice properties at a good price too, which was a nice surprise. I'm thinking I prefer the rural areas over the northern coastal suburbs so far - a lot more areas to visit yet though. Anyone any advice/comments on Armadale?
You have previously used the words "professional area", then you visit Armadale and think it might tick all your boxes. I suggest that you visit Armadale after dark, that you travel on its train line (look up the stats for crime), that you got into a local shopping centre or two, and do some googling on the area. As has been mentioned previously on BE, there are reasons why some areas are "cheap" (for Perth, that is).

I mentioned quite a long list of suburbs earlier. Some of them are obviously out of the budget you later provided, but you need to look closely, up and down lots of streets, at different times of the day and night.
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All i will say is that i work in mining and am ex military, so not exactly a shy gentle soul. We have a rock processing facility out that way and we have seriously considered moving it because of serious safety concerns. Particularly for staff in the area alone at night or traveling back to the city on the train.
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Ah, I see... reality bites I guess. Armadale districts now seen in a different light and sounding not so good. You're comments are absolutely right, visit at night etc...

I've had recommendations earlier for rural areas Mundaring, Stoneville, Byford (thanks HelenTD) - anyone further comments on these?

Will look at Swanbourne, Claremont, Wembley and North Beach for northern beach suburbs - do all these sound worth a visit? What about Woodvale, Padbury and Kingsley - which were rec by a friend - any good for a $600,000 budget?

Starting to realise my initial post requirements were alittle niave - once I'm here you realise space is at a premium and privacy comes at a cost. Still I have to have hope as my dream is to move out here and find a quiet little house in the sun...

Again all comments welcome while I'm in Perth looking at locations.

Cheers for now.
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Originally Posted by neila72 View Post
When thinking about where to live in Perth I have jotted down my must haves. I would appreciate everyones recommendations. I'm visiting Perth in a couple of weeks and want to visit areas that fit my criteria. My preferences are:

1. Has to be Quiet and not overly populated.
2. Professional area ideal for people with no kids.
3. Either close to the beach, or semi-rural towards the hills.
4. Semi-rural and choice of property with plenty of privacy.
5. Good transport links into CBD.
6. Established area but with modern living (not old dated properties).

I really hope you can offer some advice that I can use on my reccie. Thanks.
Sounds like you need the local cemetary.
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Old Nov 24th 2010, 1:38 pm
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Ah, I see... reality bites I guess. Armadale districts now seen in a different light and sounding not so good. You're comments are absolutely right, visit at night etc...

I've had recommendations earlier for rural areas Mundaring, Stoneville, Byford (thanks HelenTD) - anyone further comments on these?

Will look at Swanbourne, Claremont, Wembley and North Beach for northern beach suburbs - do all these sound worth a visit? What about Woodvale, Padbury and Kingsley - which were rec by a friend - any good for a $600,000 budget?

Starting to realise my initial post requirements were alittle niave - once I'm here you realise space is at a premium and privacy comes at a cost. Still I have to have hope as my dream is to move out here and find a quiet little house in the sun...

Again all comments welcome while I'm in Perth looking at locations.

Cheers for now.
Is NOR you're preference now east has (to some degree) fallen by the wayside? Is SOR not an option?
Perhaps you could repost you're initial post with updated "must haves" now reality has bitten.
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Old Nov 24th 2010, 2:09 pm
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Ah, I see... reality bites I guess. Armadale districts now seen in a different light and sounding not so good. You're comments are absolutely right, visit at night etc...

I've had recommendations earlier for rural areas Mundaring, Stoneville, Byford (thanks HelenTD) - anyone further comments on these?

Will look at Swanbourne, Claremont, Wembley and North Beach for northern beach suburbs - do all these sound worth a visit? What about Woodvale, Padbury and Kingsley - which were rec by a friend - any good for a $600,000 budget?

Starting to realise my initial post requirements were alittle niave - once I'm here you realise space is at a premium and privacy comes at a cost. Still I have to have hope as my dream is to move out here and find a quiet little house in the sun...

Again all comments welcome while I'm in Perth looking at locations.

Cheers for now.
Some of these suburbs are on the pricey side and I mentioned some of them before we knew about the $600,000 budget. Is that your maximum amount, or are you trying to buy without needing a mortgage? There are little gems hidden around, for example a 2 x 1 on a smaller block but opposite bush and walkable to the beach (that one is already under offer, though). Certainly, if you want a bigger block, you might need to head for the hills, but the right sort of hills (not Armadale). You need to get on www.realestate.com.au and search all the suburbs that have been mentioned on this thread. As someone said at the beginning, to meet all your requirements, you would need mega-bucks. As you don't have that, you will have to compromise on some of your list. Some suburbs have a very closed-in feel, that some people just can't stand, even though all the other boxes are ticked. Or, every box except easy access to the CBD is ticked. Let us know if you can narrow your criteria down and come back with some more questions. Woodvale, Padbury and Kingsley all very much family suburbs - not sure how many of your boxes would be ticked (? about 3).
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