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Old May 24th 2011, 9:28 pm
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So we really like the idea of Stanmore Bay as a place to live however with 2 young boys we would like to know whether this is going to be a good choice for a young family. Does anyone live there or nearby? My wife and I want to live in a nice community, close to schools, shops and beach. My wife in particular doesn't want to be somewhere too isolated.
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Default Re: The Hibiscus coast - stanmore bay

Originally Posted by coffeeaddict View Post
Hi people
So we really like the idea of Stanmore Bay as a place to live however with 2 young boys we would like to know whether this is going to be a good choice for a young family. Does anyone live there or nearby? My wife and I want to live in a nice community, close to schools, shops and beach. My wife in particular doesn't want to be somewhere too isolated.
Looking forward to your replies

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I think Stanmore Bay is an excellent place to live for you & your boys. Easy access to the beach & park, leisure centre, good schools, cinema, cafes & restaurants at Whangaparaoa. It's certainly not isolated. There are 14 beaches on the Peninsula alone.

North Shore, Orewa & a few Regional parks are not very far away. Albany Westfield Mall is approx 25 mins away by car.

We live in Gulf Harbour which we love but it's not everyone's cup of tea & can feel too far out for some. But there are lots of great places to live on the Peninsula. I can't imagine living anywhere else.
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It is an excellent place. Just not as good as Arkles Bay
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Default Re: The Hibiscus coast - stanmore bay

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It is an excellent place. Just not as good as Arkles Bay
Agreed but some of us get fed up acting as taxi driver to the kids!!

We live in Tindalls at the moment (rental) and are currently looking to buy in Manly, Stanmore or possibly, Arkles. My son has 2nd homes in Stanmore (skatepark and football club) and I have to fetch / carry him daily.......a house in Stanmore will cure me of my taxi driver role!

As Vital has said, the peninsula is a great little self sufficient community all of it's own, with virtually all you would need, on your own doorstep.
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Agreed but some of us get fed up acting as taxi driver to the kids!!
Just as you move closer to their activities.....their activities will change

Ask me how I know, go on.....
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Oh thats great to hear guys

Many thanks for your replys.

Now to find a rental to accomadate us and my restoration

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Default Re: The Hibiscus coast - stanmore bay

Originally Posted by coffeeaddict View Post
Oh thats great to hear guys

Many thanks for your replys.

Now to find a rental to accomadate us and my restoration

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I used to have one of those...and a bay window bus....and a beetle or 9.....a notchback, squareback and a fastback........I'm here to help.....would take beer as payment!!!!
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Just as you move closer to their activities.....their activities will change

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I used to have one of those...and a bay window bus....and a beetle or 9.....a notchback, squareback and a fastback........I'm here to help.....would take beer as payment!!!!
I would like that very much unsure on how much time i will have initialy but would like some help for sure

thanks for your offer Sirplug
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Stanmore Bay has some great facilities and the beach is good, however there are some streets to avoid especially if you have children. as a general guide line avoid the cheaper rent areas.
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I've just moved to Arkles Bay from cambridge in the waikato, I'm loving it here
by the sea and the people i've met so far are all friendly and helpful.
There is a Vdub specialist on the way from gordonton to cambridge, he has
a dozen or so original beetles and campers like yours all in various states
of repair in his yard. If your definately bringing it i'll get the phone number
of his sign next time i'm passing.
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I've just moved to Arkles Bay from cambridge in the waikato, I'm loving it here
by the sea and the people i've met so far are all friendly and helpful.
There is a Vdub specialist on the way from gordonton to cambridge, he has
a dozen or so original beetles and campers like yours all in various states
of repair in his yard. If your definately bringing it i'll get the phone number
of his sign next time i'm passing.
Lovin the name change Col Just need to update the location now
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Thank you and done .
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Lovin the name change Col Just need to update the location now
I'm liking the name change too
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Stanmore Bay is awesome (!!) for the kids as it has a great beach, skatepark, football fields and playground for the kids. I have lived on the Coast for 3 and a half years now and can't fault it.

Just avoid some of the cheaper houses - they are cheap for a reason! I would ask on here for advice about streets/areas
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