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  1. Hi Guys, i've been offered sponsorship from a company based in Milton, Brisbane and I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations for commutable suburbs with good schools. For some reason I am assuming as Milton is north of the river that I should be looking for north of the river for easier commute but I'm only guessing on that one. I would be looking for 3 bed house paying no more than $450-$500 per week. Fairly close to beach would be nice (not essential) and near trainline perhaps travelling no more than 45mins would be ideal. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
  2. Hey Guys. My Visa's just been approved and I hope to be in Sydney by July. I need some advice and hope you all can help me out. Being from South Africa I have never really experienced Public Transport and was wondering how this effects where you stay. For the first two years my Fiancé and I hope to make do with 1 vehicle and hence she might be quite dependant on Public Transport. As a couple we don’t necessarily need a quite suburb like Families with kids but we do currently live in a spacious suburb next to a race course. The real question… To be able to use public transport effectively would one need to live near a railway station (currently looking Gordon to Hornsby, working in Chatswood and along the M2) or could one live in one of the suburbs serviced only by buses (looking around St Ives)? I assume the suburbs offer a better quality of living, but is this worth the extra concern around transport? I know a lot of this will be personal perference but let me know what you guys think. Thank you.
  3. Guest

    Perth with 2 small kids

    HELP I am spending hours researching and getting nowhere! We are a family coming to Perth in a few months from the UK (kids are 4 and 7). the usual story...looking for a 4 x 2, ideally near the beach or with pool, will be working in CBD so good links to town. We have always lived in the city so a bit scared of pure suburbia....Does any place exist that will be right for us or is the reason I can't settle on somewhere that it doesn't exist?! Rental budget up to $650 per week. Any ideas PLEASE!!
  4. Hi all, The date is coming soon for our relocation to Brisbane in September 2011. We are starting to make our plans and we are interested in the suburbs around the North of Brisbane. Our wish list is as follows: 1) Good schools for the kids 2) Good housing with 4 bedrooms, we will be renting at first and a modern house would be perfect for us. 3) near to shops and amenities 4) No further than say 45 mins from the CBD. Any suburb help would be much appreciated ??? thanks! Martin:yes::yes:
  5. Hi, I am hoping to gain employment at Jandakot airfield and was hoping for some suggestions for a nice suburb close to the beach with a primary school within commuting distance. Looking to spend no more than about $600000. Would north of the river be out due to heavy traffic for the commute?
  6. Wow, wow, wow, wow Arrived 6am on 1st May 2009 and despite lack of sleep on the flight we were buzzing with excitement. Picked up hire car and drove (using sat nav of course) to Werribee South where we were staying in a cabin until we found a house to rent. Everyone was so helpful and friendly. We sorted out how to find the best places to find work, ie recruitment agencies and which newspaper and visited several Real Estate agents to arrange viewings on houses over the weekend. We thought we would find it hard to rent as we had never rented before and didn't have references from past landlords but we use mortgage statements and work references etc and also suggested we pay an extra couple of months rent in advance. We secured a brand new house, 4 beds double garage and huge garden. Next on the list, buy a car. Cars are expensive compared to UK but we looked up Crazy Robs who we had found on the internet prior to leaving UK and despite shopping around, bought a car so we could return the hire car. They were so helpful, thanks guys. Also over the weekend we needed to buy beds as we weren't having them shipped over with the rest of our furniture. We visited Werribee Plaza and they had a bedding display. Whilst talking to them, they mentioned that the company requires a delivery driver, so on sunday we visited the shop, enquired about the job for hubby and ordered bedroom furniture, to be delivered the following Friday. Visited Iramoo Primary school which is about a kilometre and a half from the house and enrolled the children on Tuesday 5th May to start the following Monday, they have settled in well and are happily making new friends. Just need to find job for me now, but I have to get my qualifications verified first, so that's my next task when they arrive from UK. Despite only being here for a little over 2 weeks, I can honeslty say that I love it here and the only thing I am missing from the UK is family. But we talk often and have been in contact via webcam, although using mobile broadband is not ideal and there can be wuite a bit of interference and slow networks, but hopefully that will improve once we get the landline connected. So to all of you waiting for visas or departure dates, hang in there it is well worth it, I love our new home. Karla xx
  7. ok we are a family of 4 ,a 3 yearold , a 10 yearold :wubclub: and :chatterbox:the naggin parents . Give me the name and best 5 points of your suburb and the worst 5 points of your suburb :tongue:Just trying to get a feel for some of the suburbs Thanks Brides x
  8. Hi I've looked in all the local bookshops but cannot find a good fold-out Perth map showing the suburbs. I know there are lots online but you cannot see what they include or how detailed they are. Can anyone recommend a good map that will enable me to get a good view of Perth and all the local suburbs ? Many thanks Roy ... Awaiting WA SS ... with crossed fingers !
  9. Hi Everyone I found this website to be very useful for checking out suburbs to live in etc. I hope it helps you too. http://www.rpdata.net.au/ Then click on free Suburb Profile and get your report, it contains heaps of information. Apparently it provides all the below information. DEMOGRAPHICS (Source: The last Australian Census) Age Sex Ratio This graph displays the Age to Sex Ratio for the suburb in 10 year bands. This is then compared to the local municipality to give you a comparison against a larger sample set. Household Income (%) This graph displays the yearly income brackets for the residents in the suburb in $20k bands. Is the suburb full of people with large disposable incomes? Household Structure This graph displays the makeup of households as a percentage of the total suburb population. Couples with Children; Childless Couples, Single Parents, Lone Households, Group Households, Other. Household Occupancy This graph displays the various types of occupancy as a percentage of the total suburb population. Owns dwelling outright; Renting; Purchasers; Other. HOUSE STATISTICS: (Source: RP Data proprietary and Valuer General ) RP Data is tracking detailed statistics on 30 million properties around the country. That is why we are Australia's number one property information service. Below are some of the statistics available for your suburb. Median Prices (Past 10 Years) This graph displays the median price of houses in the suburb for the past 10 years. This is then compared to the local municipality to give you a comparison against a larger sample set. Capital Growth in Median Prices This table displays the percentage change in house prices in the suburb over the past 5 years. This is then compared to the local municipality to give you a comparison of change against a larger sample set. Recent Median Sale Prices (Graphed) This graph displays the median price of houses in the suburb for the last 12 months (rolling). This is very helpful when trying to understand what has been happening in the market recently. This is then compared to the local municipality to give you a comparison against a larger sample set. Recent Median Sale Prices. This is a tabular display of the same median prices of houses in the suburb for the last 12 months (rolling). This is then compared to the local municipality to give you a comparison of change against a larger sample set. UNIT STATISTICS: (Source: RP Data proprietary and Valuer General ) Median Prices (Past 10 Years) This graph displays the median price of units in the suburb for the past 10 years. This is then compared to the local municipality to give you a comparison against a larger sample set. Capital Growth in Median Prices This table displays the percentage change in unit prices in the suburb over the past 5 years. This is then compared to the local municipality to give you a comparison of change against a larger sample set. Recent Median Sale Prices (Graphed) This graph displays the median price of units in the suburb for the last 12 months (rolling). This is very helpful when trying to understand what has been happening in the market recently. This is then compared to the local municipality to give you a comparison against a larger sample set. Recent Median Sale Prices. This is a tabular display of the same median prices of units in the suburb for the last 12 months (rolling). This is then compared to the local municipality to give you a comparison of change against a larger sample set. AREA MAP: This is a suburb level cadastral map highlighting the official suburb boundaries. Points Of Interest such as schools, libraries, hospitals, police and fire stations are marked on the map. .
  10. Hi Everyone, We have been searching on realstate.com.au and domain.com.au for a right suburb in NSW.But the more we search, the more we are confused :confused: My friend suggested to start with suburbs like Westmead, Epping, Liverpool, Ashfield and Croydon.We prefer an unfurnished Studio/1 BHK apartment rather than sharing one. We would be extremely grateful if somebody could suggest a suburb which is extremely safe, reasonable, near to railway & bus station,grocery shops and markets. Thanking you in advance, Erin, India.
  11. Guest

    Suburb around Melbourne

    Hi Got two good news consecutively, Victoria SMP & our occupation on their list and a sponsor from Melbourne with more than expected salary. Cant handle it Since last few months I cannot sleep as I was waiting for SMPs and now I am so excited that I dont want to go to bed, just been sitting and calling all my family and friends to share the news Our sponsor has started the visa proceedings and we may get visa (457) in a month or two. Can anyone please suggest me some good suburbs to live around Melbourne(30-40 mins drive) which fulfill these criteria : 1. Affordable, means we can buy a nice 3-4 Bed house (preferably a duplex) in a year or so (as soon as PR is granted) 2 safe and child friendly, with good schools around Thank you very much for your replies.
  12. Hello and Hapy New Year to all. We're moving to Melbourne in February (flying on the 1st!) and are very lucky to have a few friends already established in the City, who have offered us somewhere to stay when we arrive. However not forever! I have a job lined up and will be working in Carlton. We've been researching the different suburbs and are thinking of looking for an appartment in Brunswick/Brunswick East. Does anyone know the area? If so, any facts of advice would be greatly received. Even similarities to UK towns so we can get a feel for the place. Also (and I'm sure this must have been asked in countless other posts) but can anyone let me know if there may be any surprises we might encounter when we arrive. We've done a lot of research but surely won't have covered everything! Thanks in advance for your help. We're happy to make some Melbourne friends as well, if anyone is interested!
  13. Welcome to Myboot – All about your suburbs and cities in Australia
  14. Hello! I am looking for some advice.... I am British and emigrating to Sydney in under 8 weeks with my Aussie husband (not from Sydney). He is an accountant with a job in the CBD and I am a high school teacher who will look for work once we are settled. We are looking to buy a house in either the lower/upper north shore or lower part of the northern beaches for around <$900,000. It needs to be within an hour's commute of the CBD. It also needs to be a family orientated area (we are hoping to start a family) with good proximity to beach/harbour/parks/shops etc. Could anyone please reccommend a suburb which would suit us? Thank you for your help!!! Victoria
  15. hi all. we are currently renting at Weetangera, and we totally love the place! but we need to move to a bigger house (at least 2 bedroom) and the other houses in Weetangera are way out of our budget (400-420AUD?) as of the moment. our kid goes to the local public school, and we plan to let him continue as he already have friends and the school is actually quite good. my question is...which nearby suburbs have the same vibe as Weetangera? leafy, quiet, not a lot of rowdy teenagers, with good access to public transport, and generally safe? oh, and a small yard is nice to have =) i have had a look at allhomes, and the places which are within our budget are...Aranda, Higgins, Cook, McGregor, Evatt, Holt, McKellar, Macquarie. i have ruled out Hawker and Belconnen as almost all places for rent are units, and i find them a bit dodgy =( any comments and/or suggestions would be really appreciated. thanks in advance!
  16. Hi. We are hoping to relocate from Poole, Dorset to Perth next year and we are therefore looking at the different suburbs. We are a family of 4. Hubby is an electrician and I am a photographer, we have a girl(2) and a boy(1). We have been looking at places like Quinns Rock, Mindaree, Ocean Reef and would like to hear from someone who lives in or around these areas. We obviously need to consider schools, work and general family life. We are a very active family and would like to be close to the beach (driving or walking distance). Any advice or recommendations would be fantastic! Many thanks, Stuart and Anja
  17. Guest

    Suburb shopping in Perth!

    Hi. We are hoping to relocate from Poole, Dorset to Perth next year and we are therefore looking at the different suburbs. We are a family of 4. Hubby is an electrician and I am a photographer, we have a girl(2) and a boy(1). We have been looking at places like Quinns Rock, Mindaree, Ocean Reef and would like to hear from someone who lives in or around these areas. We obviously need to consider schools, work and general family life. We are a very active family and would like to be close to the beach (driving or walking distance). Any advice or recommendations would be fantastic! Many thanks, Stuart and Anja
  18. cragthog

    Is Parramatta a safe suburb

    I'm looking for a job now and there's a job chance but the office is in Parramatta. I am not sure about this area. Cause I heard it was not a safe suburb. Is that ture? Thanks~
  19. Hi there - first post...we're moving to Melbourne next April. I will be working as a Graduate Midwife, based at Dandenong Hospital. We are currently looking into areas that we want to live in...we don't want to be in the city. We have two kids, ages 5 and 11 and want a lovely family suburb with good schools and plenty outdoor activities. My daughter who is 11 is horse-mad, so somewhere with a stables is a must, and we are both into orienteering so somewhere with a local club would be great too. Having looked around so far on the web, we like the look of Berwick and Narre Warren South - not sure how far the commute for me will be though? Don't really want to commute more than 30-40mins, as I'll be working long shifts. Any other areas which you could recommend? Any advice on this would be very much appreciated. This is a brilliant website - learning so much! The McWilliam family.
  20. Wife works in liverpool, I work in CBD (town hall). One car, so I need to get the train. I have been looking around from strathfield to beverley hills and frankly...didnt like any of it. Plus we really dont want to be in a suburb where we are the minority (most suburbs I saw were mostly middle eastern or asian). Went to some parks, one was wiley park, and never seen so much garbage spread around in my life. It was disgusting. I would love some recommendations. Of course, ideally we would like to stay on the north shore but liverpool isnt accessible. Maybe places near the airport are more suitable. Place with a nice centre and parks. 30 min commute to liverpool would be perfect and I guess going against the traffic as most people would I think be heading to the centre. So bit stuck really.
  21. Hi Guys, My wife & I have decided to go to Adelaide having received my 175 in March now starts the dilema where, when, etc. We are looking to have look in November 2010 and move September 11'. Could anyone PLEASE provide any answes, advice, etc to the following, Best sites / companies to book flight / hotels, etc. We would like to book the flights and also have a hotel in Adelaide. Where is a good place to stay? Can anyone recommend a good hotel? Suburb info? Good places to live and work when we move over, etc? Jobs? We also thought about Perth is there any big advantage to Perth? Any other advice / info, etc, etc would be really appreciated. Cheers Nige
  22. Guest

    Sydney Suburb advise

    Hi Can anyone tell me about the North Ryde area? I've been told its a good family area with plenty of parks and schools. Many thanks!
  23. cartertucker

    Brisbane: Sell your suburb

    Great idea for a thread...look forward to reading other posts One thing i'd like to also see mentioned is 'beach life' & how far from the beach the areas are...that'd be fab! :spinny: Kelly.:smile:
  24. Hi just to enquire what this suburb is like for families , city access, work, lifestyle etc,also what good suburbs round about which are cheaper to rent? Any advice grateful. !!! Thanks !!!
  25. Hi, New to this site and hoping that you knowledgeable regulars will have some good advice for me! My spouse and I have been hoping to move to Oz for a while. We are tired of the UK, the people here, the inability to even buy a home, the weather, etc. We want to live somewhere where our daily grind gives us more time outside, nicer people to interact with, more sun, more space, and a life near the sea. Everything we've heard and read gives us confidence that we'll be happier in Oz. But we won't know until we go whether we're going to love it, and we have to try to choose where to live on pretty thin information. We think Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney could all offer what we want. However, despite focussing my job search on Melbourne, I now have an interview for a job in central Sydney. I think I have a good shot of getting it and I'm all flustered trying to figure out if a life in Sydney could be for us. Ideally our home would give us: * A commute of max 1/2 hour for me (to the Sydney skyscrapers) * NOT city centre (we don't want the feel of "city" living) * NOT sprawling suburbs, by which I mean endless miles of houses * A local community feel - shops and businesses nearby, local stuff happening. We would not want the CBD to be where we primarily go shopping. * Fairly quiet, and a good place to bring up kids (location of schools not critical - the kids are not born yet...!) * Close to the sea or even in sight of it if we can afford that For anyone who knows London, parts of Kent were the closest, as there were local facilities in some quieter areas and you didn't feel choked by the London centre. Just add the sea, sun, and access to the rest of Oz... From what I've read, suburbs around the Melbourne centre are ideal for the above list. The big question is, can we find the balance of quiet family community close enough to Sydney CBD? From what we think we know already, I'm worried that the Western areas will be the sprawling suburbs, anywhere near Bondi is a jam-packed tourist haven, and we might be better going up the coast a bit north of Manly. Not sure what the public transport would be like from there or what type of feel those places have. Further inland is OK if it gives what we need. I'm aware that these areas are very expensive, and that cost of living in Sydney is actually just as bad as London, but potentially we could afford it if I got the job. Any comments would be greatly appreciated! Cheers D+K
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