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I wanted to find out from people who have visited or are living in this part of Australia. How is weather down there. I read an article where it said that the temperatures can get as high as 40 degrees. What are the dangers there in relation to natural disasters and the animals. How are the schools and the people. Thanks
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We live in SA, about 20mins south of Adelaide. Yes the weather can reach 40 odd in the summer and nice mild winters, can get cold at night though. In SA we have brown snakes and red back spiders, but they wont cross the road to get to you, unless you P*** them off! From my point of view after nearly 3 years I love it. Took some time to settle but now i would not change a thing Any more info just ask.

Don,t have too many disasters just when my eyeliner goes to soft in the summer! No kids sorry and it depends on what area you are looking at for the school info.

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Only real worry here is hires in summer. That is more in the hills than the city though. The hills are beautiful though.

I love it here.
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We live in SA, about 20mins south of Adelaide. Yes the weather can reach 40 odd in the summer and nice mild winters, can get cold at night though. In SA we have brown snakes and red back spiders, but they wont cross the road to get to you, unless you P*** them off! From my point of view after nearly 3 years I love it. Took some time to settle but now i would not change a thing Any more info just ask.

Don,t have too many disasters just when my eyeliner goes to soft in the summer! No kids sorry and it depends on what area you are looking at for the school info.
Thank you. I'm not too sure about the brown snakes. I cant remember the last time i saw a snake. What is the average house price for a 3 bedroomed house and what in your opinion do you think is the best area.
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Difficult to say which is the best area, for me I love living in blackwood around 20 mins south of the city with a great village feel and all the amenities we need on the main road or a 10 min. drive away.

Check out realestate.com for house prices, The real estate is pretty steady around here and as we buy investment places as well. I have kept within a 5k radius when doing so, but I am no expert.

There are a few schools Blackwood, Belair and St Johns which is a private school and all within walking distance of Blackwood.

Living in this area there is a risk of bushfire which scares the wits out of me, but we have a plan in place, take precautions and take heed of high danger days. But living here outweighs the risks, just ensure you have a plan and listen to the CSF . Do you plan a prior visit? everyone is different and its all down to taste etc, I really enjoy it here, and the more we live here the happier I am. Good luck to you
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We live in the Adelaide Hills ( Stirling ) have been in this area for 22 years,have only seen one snake in all that time. As others have already said bush fires area worry,but that's the price you pay for living in a nice area...

Blackwood is also a lovely area !!!! good schools and a lovely village.
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We live in the Adelaide Hills ( Stirling ) have been in this area for 22 years,have only seen one snake in all that time. As others have already said bush fires area worry,but that's the price you pay for living in a nice area...

Blackwood is also a lovely area !!!! good schools and a lovely village.
Thanks so much guys. That was really helpfull. Am still woried about those snakes. My son is at that stage where he is popping everything he sees into his mouth.
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Thanks so much guys. That was really helpfull. Am still woried about those snakes. My son is at that stage where he is popping everything he sees into his mouth.
If you live in the city your chances of seeing a snake outside the zoo are very very slim.

If you go looking for them around creeks you will find them.

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Where will you work?
No point living in the southern suburbs when you work in the northern ones.

If you look at property prices you can easily see that the best area are the eastern suburbs.
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Don't worry all the natural disasters killed all the dangerous animals.

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We live in the Adelaide Hills ( Stirling ) have been in this area for 22 years,have only seen one snake in all that time. As others have already said bush fires area worry,but that's the price you pay for living in a nice area...

Blackwood is also a lovely area !!!! good schools and a lovely village.
Snakes probably only kill one person every few years in SA , lts not something to worry about.
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I wanted to find out from people who have visited or are living in this part of Australia. How is weather down there. I read an article where it said that the temperatures can get as high as 40 degrees. What are the dangers there in relation to natural disasters and the animals. How are the schools and the people. Thanks
40°C is common. Expect higher temperatures in summer. Natural disasters aren't too bad; the recent drought has helped to dry out all the suburbs destroyed by the flood, which in turn had helped to wash away all the debris from suburbs destroyed by the bushfires. Obviously this has meant a revision of Adelaide's infrastructure planning, due to budget restraints. The new Adelaide International Entertainment Centre will now be the Adelaide International Entertainment Bivouac, while the upgraded Adelaide Oval will now be the Adelaide Public Lawn.

Yes, there are animals and yes, they're all deadly. I know some people who have died from poison/bites/stings several times this year already. I myself died last week from temporary skin contact with a poisoned leaf. You just get used to it.

The schools were OK while they lasted (most of them were destroyed by the flood) but there's not much call for them now that the population has been halved by disease. I think there's still a school in Numbingi somewhere. Or half a school, at least. The people are fine, if a trifle fatalistic. Look on the bright side, that's what I say.

Overall, you could do worse.


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40°C is common. Expect higher temperatures in summer. Natural disasters aren't too bad; the recent drought has helped to dry out all the suburbs destroyed by the flood, which in turn had helped to wash away all the debris from suburbs destroyed by the bushfires. Obviously this has meant a revision of Adelaide's infrastructure planning, due to budget restraints. The new Adelaide International Entertainment Centre will now be the Adelaide International Entertainment Bivouac, while the upgraded Adelaide Oval will now be the Adelaide Public Lawn.

Yes, there are animals and yes, they're all deadly. I know some people who have died from poison/bites/stings several times this year already. I myself died last week from temporary skin contact with a poisoned leaf. You just get used to it.

The schools were OK while they lasted (most of them were destroyed by the flood) but there's not much call for them now that the population has been halved by disease. I think there's still a school in Numbingi somewhere. Or half a school, at least. The people are fine, if a trifle fatalistic. Look on the bright side, that's what I say.

Overall, you could do worse.

Shurley you jest sir.............mm
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Did I mention the tornadoes? Pretty sure we had some tornadoes late last year. Can't remember if they were before or after the earthquakes.

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I wanted to find out from people who have visited or are living in this part of Australia. How is weather down there. I read an article where it said that the temperatures can get as high as 40 degrees. What are the dangers there in relation to natural disasters and the animals. How are the schools and the people. Thanks
when I was there in the summer, the temperature would hit 42 and only drop to 38 overnight - but its a dry heat, so not as bad as it sounds compared to top temperatures in the UK just stay hydrated - my daughter didn't and got a kidney infection.

Biggest danger I found was the bl**dy awful driving combined with stobie poles...
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