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  1. Hi All, First time I have used this site, found some really usefull info on here, so thought I would ask my own burning question! We ( my husband, my 18 month old and my 4 yr old) are flying out to the GC end of April 2012.. visas in place, we havnt been to GC before, but have visited other areas in Aus a few times on previous hols, we may not have enough funds to do a reccie first ( madness I know!) so just going for it! After researching, I have found I cant quite decide between Robina and Pacific Pines...does anyone know these areas? Want family area, but still some restaurants, pubs and social things for the adults nearby. My husband is a plumber (and UK gas fitter) and I want to be somewhere within easy range of all amenities, and if possible nursery/infant school for my little ones, Im finding I can find info for house prices etc, but not how near schools are etc.. so any info would be so appriciated, no matter how small!! Thanks guys!!! xx:biggrin:
  2. Hi all, me and my family are moving to the GC next week believe it or not, just got visa's today. I came over for 6 weeks a couple of months ago and really liked Helensvale but there aren't many properties in my price bracket.....unfortunately. I am going to look again at Helensvale, Pac Pines, Oxenford and Upper Coomera. Any advise on the state schools, the crime in the area's, parks.....well anything really to help me decide where me, the wife and kids should settle (children are 7, 5 and 2). I will be working on Sanctuary Cove so don't really want to be too far away. Thanks, Ginger
  3. ginger

    pac pines vs helensvale

    hi all, me and my young family (2, 5 and 7 years old) are moving to the GC next month and are looking at pac pines and helensvale. There are alot of poor/bad reviews for pac pines can anyone living in these areas advise....also any info on how good/bad the state schools are would be great, Thanks alot
  4. Guest

    Pacific Pines or Varsity Lake

    :wideeyed: Visas issued and looking at moving January 2012. Been searching for areas and Pacific Pines and Varsity Lake take our fancy. Have a 6 year old and 3 year old so needs to be family friendly. The first couple of places that we looked at got very very bad reviews from the forums so had to change research. Any tips and advice would be greatly received please please please.x x
  5. hi folks myself and parter and 3 children have just moved to the gold coast and could do with meeting up with some people who have arrived also to this promise land! we are in our late 30s our children are 2 years old olivia jack who is 13 and kyle 5 looking for meeting new friends who are going through or who have been through the same teething problems. looking forward to our first meet up kind regards sean from coventry
  6. If you are looking for a family home to rent in Pacific pines then look no further, This new house is only 3 months old. 10 jardine Crescent It has..... 4 bedrooms 2 bathrooms seperate toilet master has on suite and built in wardrobes other 3 have built in wardrobes also. good sizes. all bedrooms have celing fans. air conditioning. Family/ media room open plan kitchen with stainless steel appliances + dishwasher dinning and living area alfresco area with good size garden Fully fenced Laundry room and laundry hanging area outdoors Basically everything you need for a family! This house is under the catchment for Park Lake State School and the school is very good my own kids go there, check out there website. its only 5 min drive to the school.This house is in the newest part of pacific pines and has beautiful views. The house is available 28th Jan 2011. I feel it best to let Poms in Oz know about this before the rest of the world does. it wont go to market until next week so if you get in fast you will beat any competition. This house is $420 per week and is a min 6 month lease, perfect for anyone moving from overseas. I am not renting this house out it is through an agency so i cant reduce rent. We are moving as family are moving over now to stay with us for a year and we need to rent bigger. If you are interested or want pics then PM me. We will help you get the rental sorted from this side as much as we can.
  7. Evening all, Well I have just driven up from Sydney with the thoughts on settling in Varsity as I am working in Burleigh Heads. Now I arrived today with huge expectations but was a little dissapointed. I know its school holidays but to me it felt like a ghost town!! I was intending on trawling the streets seeing whats on offer but can across 2 open houses so I poped in. From what I had seen on the net it looked value for money but I may have underestimated but am still hoping for things to look up. I am currently staying with a freind in Springwood till I find a house but I need to have one by next week as I start work on the 17th!! Was thinking of taking a drive to Pacific Pines tomorrow and having a look around. Does anyone have details of real estates in the specific area as I couldn't see any on the net, only in surrounding suburbs. I know you get more for your money in Pacific and since there is such a strong English presence there (so I read) I thought it would be good for my wife and son (me being aussie and all)..... If anyone could help me out that would be great, also wouldn't mind catching up with some people in the area to meet n greet and maybe some inside infor?? Thanks, Nathan & Anthea (xavier (6) and Payton (14 months).......
  8. Guest

    pacific pines

    Hi, We are looking to move out to pacific pines next year, was just after some info about the place schools etc does any 1 know what banks are bassed there for when we come to set up bank accounts. Any info would be great cheers chris:chatterbox:
  9. Anyone looking for a house on Pacific Pines, just trying to help a friend out who is moving back to the UK, so needs someone to rent her house so she can get her rent back. 4 bedroom, ceiling fans, air con, tv room/study and large kitchen living area, rent $450 per week. oh right next to display village within walking distance to the schools, Sarah x
  10. Hi, we're breaking the lease on our rental as we've bought our own home. Available early November, have put the link below. Four beds, two baths, two living areas and double garage. Nice big spacious house with secure garden for kids, short walk to park and school. Cheers 286 Universal Drive, Pacific Pines, Qld 4211 - House for Rent #403652536 - realestate.com.au
  11. Guest

    Pacific Pines High School?

    Hey everyone, was just wandering if any of you or any of your kids go to pacific pines high school, year 10, Gold Coast? If so, please message me with there names and i will add them on FB and so i can get to know more people from my new school.. Thanks guys Harrison
  12. Hi there We are moving out to Qld in Dec/Jan (from NZ where we have been for 8 years) and had pinpointed Pacific Pines as somewhere that would suit us. I had looked at the school websites and thought they looked pretty good... However a friend pointed me to the myschools website and I was so disappointed by the schools performances against the national averages in all subjects. They were below average in ALL! This includes PP high school, PP Primary and Park Lake.. I am sooo disappointed - I know performance and league tables aren't everything but I would at least like the school to be performing at the national average... Does anyone know anything about these schools? Can anyone recommend good schools on the Gold Coast? Kids will be year 8 and year 3.
  13. Hi all, we're having a garage sale saturday 18th september, 7-11am. Not a great deal, just a few bits to shift before we move house next month including; Pool/Games table (won't fit in the new house) Blow up pool (8 foot I think) with pump 3 wheel pram toys kids furniture, curtains 286 Universal Street, Pacific Pines/Oxenford border :wubclub:
  14. Hi, I have a vague recollection of reading somewhere that you could only get Telstra reception on Pacific Pines - can anyone confirm this? I will probably get a bundle with homephone, internet, foxtel etc but want decent mobile reception!
  15. vinnypot

    pacific pines or redlands?

    been living here in cleveland for 3 months,although its nice with nice surrounding areas i think its a bit quiet,there doesnt seem to be any kids playing out unless there on a beach,we have been to pacific pines where ther seems to be more of a community spirit,plenty ok kids playing in the streets,,,,,,,,,,,,,can anyone give me there views as we dont know if we have give this area enough of a chance,cheers:arghh:
  16. NZStidz

    Primary Schools in Pacific Pines

    Hi everyone... We are moving to Pacific Pines in December and will be renting for 6 months before we buy/build (coming from NZ) - I see there are 3 primary schools - does anyone have any opinion, good or bad, about them? I won't send my children to religious schools so I believe that may rule one of them out but would be interested to hear opinions about the other two. Also does anyone know about the catchment areas? I want to make sure we rent in the right catchment for the right school! Children will be in year 4 and year 9 next year but I think year 9 in NZ may be year 8 or even year 7 there (birthday 02/05/98). Any advice welcome:wubclub:
  17. Hi there Does anyone have any knowledge of the difference between Pacific Pines Primary and Park Lakes Primary? I know Park Lake has a catchment and would like to make sure I rent within that if it is the school we choose, however I wondered if anyone had any input/info about these two schools? Thanks! Andrea
  18. Hi every one im new to this site my names elliot im 14 were moving to brisbane 27th August 2010 were going to pacific pines or somewhere near im looking for some mates my own age.Can anyone tell me what the schools are like around that area and whats to do on the weekends cheers Elliot
  19. Guest

    How's pacific pines?

    Hi everyone! My name is Harrison, i am 14 years old and i am moving to Gold Coast in 2 weeks after 3 long years of waiting! we are starting off in a different place but after a while i think my mum wants us to move to pacific pines. I was just wandering if anyone in Australia could tell me what it is like there and give me their opinions on it. Such as the school, the houses the facilities, etc. Also if you have any links or anything that would be great. Thanks, Harrison..
  20. Hi there We are coming over to Pacific Pines from NZ (been here 8 years from Surrey in UK) - we have done a reccie and know what we want and where... with that in mind, how long do you think we should allow from seeing a house we want to rent until move in? Am trying to figure oout how long we might need furnished accommodation for and would love to keep it to under a week...!
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  22. I used to attend a craft group in SA and was wondering if there are any here. I want one that has a programme where you get to do different projects, not where you just take your own stuff and do. Also it would be good if there was a creche there too, so that my little girl would have something to do. Anywhere like Pacific Pines, Helensvale, Oxenford etc would be good. The one I went to was at a church and they were good at not pushing their views (as I am not religious) Thanks.
  23. Hello, We are Luca and Sophie and we are moving to Pacific Pines in January 2010 and are looking for some friends. Our mum comes on here all the time and will be checking my replies and messages. We are 9year old twins and will be starting Pacific Pines Primary school in Janury in year 5. Does anyone want to chat and maybe meet up when we get there? Hope to hear from someone soon S&L x :jiggy:
  24. Guest

    Pacific Pines High School

    Hi, just wondering if anyone has kids at this school, and if so, how do you find it? Does it have a good reputation? I know a few members have children at the primary and seem to like it, so hopefully I'll get some good feedback about the High as well! Thanks Sheena
  25. Hi folks, I just wanted to let any parents in the area know that should they need a babysitter or childminder, I would be very interested and they are welcome to PM me. We have settled in really well, but now that my own four 'babies' have all gone off to school, I quite miss having little people pottering around the house with me. All enquiries welcome. Thank you, Sheena