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I am looking to move to Adelaide and was wondering whether anyone could give me advice on good areas to look at living in ie good schools, am looking at public schools initially, does anyone know where are the good public schools? (have been told you need to live in the catchment areas to allow acceptance to schools).

Also is there such a thing as furnished rental accomodation? We will be coming with no large items of furniture ie settees etc (just keeping the options open)!!

Any help would be great

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Hello

I am looking to move to Adelaide and was wondering whether anyone could give me advice on good areas to look at living in ie good schools, am looking at public schools initially, does anyone know where are the good public schools? (have been told you need to live in the catchment areas to allow acceptance to schools).

Also is there such a thing as furnished rental accomodation? We will be coming with no large items of furniture ie settees etc (just keeping the options open)!!

Any help would be great

Thanks
Hi Leet,

I had the exact same query....however what is this catchment area clause now? My kid will only be 03 years old though when he moves along with my wife after 06 months or so.

Would be really glad if you want to take this offline and send me an email wherein we can share our thoughts about Adelaide and if this move was worth it? I shall move early Sep...when are you guys moving?

Warm Regards,

DS
 

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Hello DS

sounds like a good idea to discuss ideas and thoughts further, not sure how to Private message, how do you want to go about it??...quite happy to chat on here if you like I can then share with you and anyone else who wants info on Adelaide....let me know

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Hello DS

sounds like a good idea to discuss ideas and thoughts further, not sure how to Private message, how do you want to go about it??...quite happy to chat on here if you like I can then share with you and anyone else who wants info on Adelaide....let me know

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Lee
Hi Lee,

For a private message you just have to take the cursor to the user name of the other person and when you click on that there will be an option to send a private message. I guess you have to write in a some posts and reply to few threads and only then do you get the rights to post a private message.


But you are right ...we should talk about Adelaide in the open forum only so that some prospective migrant can read up and get some benefits since most of the migrants target only Sydney and Melbourne.


From whatever little research that i have done in person i have gathered that the average person earns around 50k dollars per year compared to the national avg of 60k dollars. However if both the partners are working one can save a lot of money for sure.

The average house rent in Adelaide in a decent area is around 300 dollars as compared to 400 dollars in other cities. Day care is just like house rent expenses with approx day care charges of 70 to 80 dollars a day.

Now i am trying to find out which suburb offers the best value for money and shall let you know the same if i can stumble across any such info. Now unfortunately Adelaide has very very few general jobs and specialised skill sets like nursing, accountancy, specific functions in IT, Carpentry, Plumbing etc are in demand.

Most of the ppl we met there were really very friendly and helpful. However almost everything shuts down at 6 and if you dont have a car you are doomed after 8. Frequency of buses reduce drastically and the ******** and other non civil weirdos get drunk and start their hunt on the passerbys.

Very important to have a decent car and not a very old one as they attract attention. Hence i want to search for a very safe locality so as to avoid any sort of problem, racial or economical, whatsoever

That's all in a nutshell. What has been your feedback?Have you done a reco trip yet?

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Hello

I am looking to move to Adelaide and was wondering whether anyone could give me advice on good areas to look at living in ie good schools, am looking at public schools initially, does anyone know where are the good public schools? (have been told you need to live in the catchment areas to allow acceptance to schools).

Also is there such a thing as furnished rental accomodation? We will be coming with no large items of furniture ie settees etc (just keeping the options open)!!

Any help would be great

Thanks
Hi

Are you after high schools or primary schools?

The best public high schools are probably Norwood Morialta, Glenunga, Brighton, Maryatville, Adelaide, Unley, Urrbrae, Heathfield, and Henley (not in any particular order). The best primary schools are often those in the catchment zones for those hich schools. Glenunga has an accelerated program for gifted children, admission to the program is very competitive. Marryatville is has a special interest in music.

Furnished rentals are available but not common. It's usually only a temporary option.

The nicest most upmarket areas are those around the best schools, mainly around the south eastern suburbs; also the inner south around Unley, around Glenelg/Brighton, and the hills area around Stirling.

My children go to Stirling East Primary and I find it excellent.

For good schools on a more limited budget I recommend looking at Blackwood High School and its feeder primary schools.

Let me know what type of housing you are after and some idea of budget and I can try to point you in the right direction.
 

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Are you after high schools or primary schools?

The best public high schools are probably Norwood Morialta, Glenunga, Brighton, Maryatville, Adelaide, Unley, Urrbrae, Heathfield, and Henley (not in any particular order). The best primary schools are often those in the catchment zones for those hich schools. Glenunga has an accelerated program for gifted children, admission to the program is very competitive. Marryatville is has a special interest in music.

Furnished rentals are available but not common. It's usually only a temporary option.

The nicest most upmarket areas are those around the best schools, mainly around the south eastern suburbs; also the inner south around Unley, around Glenelg/Brighton, and the hills area around Stirling.

My children go to Stirling East Primary and I find it excellent.

For good schools on a more limited budget I recommend looking at Blackwood High School and its feeder primary schools.

Let me know what type of housing you are after and some idea of budget and I can try to point you in the right direction.

Hi,

So would you say my observations are correct? And how much would a 2 BR unit in the areas that you have mentioned cost? Around 400 dollars per week is it? Would you happen to know if there any studio apts available in the city for rental since my wife and child will only move after 06 months I wouldnt really need so much space?


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Hi,

So would you say my observations are correct? And how much would a 2 BR unit in the areas that you have mentioned cost? Around 400 dollars per week is it? Would you happen to know if there any studio apts available in the city for rental since my wife and child will only move after 06 months I wouldnt really need so much space?


Warm Regards,

DS
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You can get a 2 bedroom unit for around $270-$380 in one of those nice areas. There are plenty of 1 bedroom apartments in Adelaide (not many studios) but they will actually cost more, around $400/week+

Units in the upmarket areas surprisingly really aren't much dearer (only about $30-$50/week more) than in more basic areas. They will probably be more particular about their tenants though.

Adelaide is very affordable compared to other Australian cities.
 

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You can get a 2 bedroom unit for around $270-$380 in one of those nice areas. There are plenty of 1 bedroom apartments in Adelaide (not many studios) but they will actually cost more, around $400/week+

Units in the upmarket areas surprisingly really aren't much dearer (only about $30-$50/week more) than in more basic areas. They will probably be more particular about their tenants though.

Adelaide is very affordable compared to other Australian cities.

Hi Dunsford,

Many thanks for your prompt replies. Would you be able to revert as to wherein are the areas that can offer rental sub 300? Are all the properties in Adelaide done only through agents? Does any one deal directly at all?

The fact that 1 Bed Apts costing more than 2 BRs are a bit of a surprise but i guess the former must be in the city and the latter out so one has to spend on fuel for the car/ bus tickets as well.

Also what exactly did you mean by the fact that some owners would be more particular about their tenants? They would want their prospective tenants to have jobs is it? Now as a migrant in Adelaide we know most of the jobs, right from the top to the ordinary, are at a premium so job hunting will take a lot of time
for sure. If i show them i have sufficient bank balance for say 05 to 06 months would they be ok with it or will it be a flat and outright no??

The worst part with a migrant from India is that he is fighting the dollar big time.
(48 :1 )Any migrant from UK/US/Europe has it a lot more easy. You may have heard about India shining and huge purchasing power but sadly that is usually for the corrupt guys who are the ppl in power and screw up the common man's life.

Anyway enough of ranting off topic but the fact still remains till the time one gets a job in Oz for an Indian migrant every cent, penny and dollar will count big time. So that is the reason trying to cut as much corners as possible. In fact though the std of living is definitely much better in OZ, even if an average Indian has saved lots as per Indian Standards it simply is too less in OZ.

Many thanks for all your guidance and help though...ciao!!!


Warm Regards,

DS
 
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Hi Dunsford,

Many thanks for your prompt replies. Would you be able to revert as to wherein are the areas that can offer rental sub 300? Are all the properties in Adelaide done only through agents? Does any one deal directly at all?

The fact that 1 Bed Apts costing more than 2 BRs are a bit of a surprise but i guess the former must be in the city and the latter out so one has to spend on fuel for the car/ bus tickets as well.

Also what exactly did you mean by the fact that some owners would be more particular about their tenants? They would want their prospective tenants to have jobs is it? Now as a migrant in Adelaide we know most of the jobs, right from the top to the ordinary, are at a premium so job hunting will take a lot of time
for sure. If i show them i have sufficient bank balance for say 05 to 06 months would they be ok with it or will it be a flat and outright no??

The worst part with a migrant from India is that he is fighting the dollar big time.
(48 :1 )Any migrant from UK/US/Europe has it a lot more easy. You may have heard about India shining and huge purchasing power but sadly that is usually for the corrupt guys who are the ppl in power and screw up the common man's life.

Anyway enough of ranting off topic but the fact still remains till the time one gets a job in Oz for an Indian migrant every cent, penny and dollar will count big time. So that is the reason trying to cut as much corners as possible. In fact though the std of living is definitely much better in OZ, even if an average Indian has saved lots as per Indian Standards it simply is too less in OZ.

Many thanks for all your guidance and help though...ciao!!!


Warm Regards,

DS
Hi again

You might like to look at the Kilburn area, it is good value, quite close to the city with plenty of buses, and there is a substantial Indian population which may make you feel more at home. Yes, nearly all rentals are through agents. They do generally want to see evidence of employment, or otherwise they may want more rent in advance, say 3 months. Without emplyment I doubt you could obtain a rental in the more upmarket suburbs.

If you want the cheapest possible, consider Murray Bridge, rentals start at around $150/week, but there is a long commute of around 1 hour outside peak times, and 1 1/2 hours in peak time, and very little public transport.

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Hey everyone myself and my family are emigrating to Adelaide hopefully de middle of october,we are in a bit of a better situation as my brother already lives there in an area called Payneham south,which they love,we hope to locate not to far,we like de look of norwood or golden grove appeals to my wife,dont think u can really judge till u arrive but best of luck with ur search!!
 

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Hi everyone...glad to find this thread. My husband and I are emigrating to Adelaide mid October. I'm not sure if I can find an apartment right away but I guess I will need a temporary place that I can rent when we get there. I checked some serviced apartment, they are expensive.
I will let everyone know if I find something good to share.
And Dunsford, thanks a lots for your information.
 

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Hi again

You might like to look at the Kilburn area, it is good value, quite close to the city with plenty of buses, and there is a substantial Indian population which may make you feel more at home. Yes, nearly all rentals are through agents. They do generally want to see evidence of employment, or otherwise they may want more rent in advance, say 3 months. Without emplyment I doubt you could obtain a rental in the more upmarket suburbs.

If you want the cheapest possible, consider Murray Bridge, rentals start at around $150/week, but there is a long commute of around 1 hour outside peak times, and 1 1/2 hours in peak time, and very little public transport.

Cheers
Hi Dunsford,

I would rather stay away from the avg Indian. No offence to any of my country men but the reason i am moving is the average Indian is a grumpy sad little fellow who only cares about himself. No doubt the circumstances may have forced him to transform himself but the end result is a bad product.

Its not that they are bad but i guess am different and hence would not want to associate with the average indian guy. Do note that am not trying to win brownie points here because i have seen that most of the indians either make a ghetto and dont mix with other races or they just go all out to impress others hoping for an easy acceptance.

Just want a cosmopolitian society with bits and pieces of all races and cultures so that the kid grows up as a global citizen without any bias whatsoever. If i was willing to pay 300 dollars a week which would be my best suburb. Btw the kid is only 2.5 years old so am looking for an area which has decent day care centres and a primary school too.


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HI,

This discussion is good for al of us trying to get to Adelaide, kindly keep your experiences flowing, you never know we might end up having a party someday one we are all in Oz.
 
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HI,

This discussion is good for al of us trying to get to Adelaide, kindly keep your experiences flowing, you never know we might end up having a party someday one we are all in Oz.

Hello Arntoh,

There shd most definitely be a party as soon as we are all settled. Lets hope the settling in phase is more sooner than later though....

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Hi Dunsford,

I would rather stay away from the avg Indian. No offence to any of my country men but the reason i am moving is the average Indian is a grumpy sad little fellow who only cares about himself. No doubt the circumstances may have forced him to transform himself but the end result is a bad product.

Its not that they are bad but i guess am different and hence would not want to associate with the average indian guy. Do note that am not trying to win brownie points here because i have seen that most of the indians either make a ghetto and dont mix with other races or they just go all out to impress others hoping for an easy acceptance.

Just want a cosmopolitian society with bits and pieces of all races and cultures so that the kid grows up as a global citizen without any bias whatsoever. If i was willing to pay 300 dollars a week which would be my best suburb. Btw the kid is only 2.5 years old so am looking for an area which has decent day care centres and a primary school too.


Warm Regards,

DS
Hi DS

Another good value option for a unit or apartment with a smaller Indian population would be the Edwardstown/Plympton area. Colonel Light Gardens Primary is a good school if you can get in (it's zoned because it's popular), or there are several other decent schools nearby.
 

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Hi DS

Another good value option for a unit or apartment with a smaller Indian population would be the Edwardstown/Plympton area. Colonel Light Gardens Primary is a good school if you can get in (it's zoned because it's popular), or there are several other decent schools nearby.
Hi Dunsford,

Thats a great idea. Its near Flinders Uni too right? My wife will be studying nursing there so i guess we are looking at something near the Flinders Uni Region. Frankly in Bombay i have to spend 1.5 hours every day to travel 10 kms so basically we are used to the long commuting time but i still guess anything near the Flinders University would be a better bet.

Cant tell you how thankful I am for all your help and guidance. But would i be taking too much liberty if i ask your opinion about some ten odd areas that i have managed to shortlist only because its close to Flinders Uni?


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No problem, fire away
Dear Dunsford,

How very kind of you to have replied so promptly. Could you please tell me the pros and cons of these places:--

Brighton Beach
Oaklands Park
Pasadena
Panorama
Blackwood
Springfield
Bedford Park
Marion
St Marys
Bellevue Heights
Darlington
Sturt

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Dear Dunsford,

How very kind of you to have replied so promptly. Could you please tell me the pros and cons of these places:--

Brighton Beach
Oaklands Park
Pasadena
Panorama
Blackwood
Springfield
Bedford Park
Marion
St Marys
Bellevue Heights
Darlington
Sturt

Warm Regards,

DS
Hi again DS, I'll do my best.

Brighton Beach - very good schools, close to the beach for your little one, like all beach areas not as green and leafy, convenient to Marion shopping centre. Houses a mix of smaller, older houses and large new builds.

Oaklands Park - mainly smaller older houses, right next to Marion shopping centre. Average kind of area.

Pasadena/Panorama - mainly larger but often older (1970's) houses with some lovely views over the city to the beach in some cases. Pasadena a little more upmarket than Panorama with more new houses and more views. A nice, quiet, leafy family orientated area. Probably not so much in the way of public transport. Larger gardens.

Blackwood - very good schools, bushy/leafy in the hills with once again mainly larger 1970's houses with large gardens, lots of very nice local shops (I own one of them lol), climate a little cooler and wetter than down the hill in the bulk of Adelaide. Lots of nurses and teachers live in the area.

Springfield - very expensive and exclusive area, in my view very overpriced. I believe it may be Adelaide's most expensive suburb. If status is very important to you (it's not generally a big thing in Australia) then you may want to look here. Some houses are enormous.

Bedford Park, Marion, Sturt, Darlington - average suburbs with smaller houses similar to Oaklands Park. Lots of students living near Flinders Uni.

St Marys - also smaller houses, but more upmarket and leafier, I think the primary schools would be better.

Bellevue Heights - similar to Blackwood, many houses have views.

All these suburbs vary a bit in price, especially to buy a house.

Hope this is helpful, please feel free to ask further questions.
 

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Hi again DS, I'll do my best.

Brighton Beach - very good schools, close to the beach for your little one, like all beach areas not as green and leafy, convenient to Marion shopping centre. Houses a mix of smaller, older houses and large new builds.

Oaklands Park - mainly smaller older houses, right next to Marion shopping centre. Average kind of area.

Pasadena/Panorama - mainly larger but often older (1970's) houses with some lovely views over the city to the beach in some cases. Pasadena a little more upmarket than Panorama with more new houses and more views. A nice, quiet, leafy family orientated area. Probably not so much in the way of public transport. Larger gardens.

Blackwood - very good schools, bushy/leafy in the hills with once again mainly larger 1970's houses with large gardens, lots of very nice local shops (I own one of them lol), climate a little cooler and wetter than down the hill in the bulk of Adelaide. Lots of nurses and teachers live in the area.

Springfield - very expensive and exclusive area, in my view very overpriced. I believe it may be Adelaide's most expensive suburb. If status is very important to you (it's not generally a big thing in Australia) then you may want to look here. Some houses are enormous.

Bedford Park, Marion, Sturt, Darlington - average suburbs with smaller houses similar to Oaklands Park. Lots of students living near Flinders Uni.

St Marys - also smaller houses, but more upmarket and leafier, I think the primary schools would be better.

Bellevue Heights - similar to Blackwood, many houses have views.

All these suburbs vary a bit in price, especially to buy a house.

Hope this is helpful, please feel free to ask further questions.

Hi Dunsford,

How nice of you to have explained every small thing in great detail. You really were of great help. Hope to bump into you one of these days once we are all nicely settled in Adelaide.

Warm Regards,

DS
 
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