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We are currently living in Perth and my partner may accept a job offer in DarwinCould anyone advise us please on nice area's to live ,we have a 6yr old. so schools also what is life like living in darwin will be looking for a 4 bed 2 bath with pool any advise would be greatly apprecated :)
 

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Hi, good luck with your move. there are lots of good online real estate sites etc ....I have relatives in Darwin, never been there myself...all I know is, it's hot!!!
 

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been here for 2 weeks, and family is joining in 2 weeks' time. I have two children, 8 and 3 years old. So have been hunting around since the day I arrive - you'll need a rental car or it would be great if you already have a car here.

Areas to look at: Depending on where you work or if you don't mind commuting a bit. Don't worry about the traffic, there's none to my standard! Haha. Palmerston (Bakewell, Roseberry) are nice areas, IMO.

Millner, Leanyer, Anula, Nakara, and a number of others are very good for families with young children. I got one in Leanyer. Nice neighbourhood. Should be able to settle for School once you have sort out the residential area, as most schools look into their catchment area. Nakara is the top school here if I'm not mistaken. for 4-b unfurnished I think that could easily fetch $550+ per week. Mine is a 2-b at $470 per week. you will get 350-420 per week for 2-b, but again, depends on the area and type of the house. Some of the houses can be quite old-school. Well, another man's meat is another man's poison? Haha


Establish contact with agents here - they can be very helpful. The big or small names, does not matter. I contacted a number of there before I actually arrive here and straight away went for inspections (they're like 15 - 30 mins opening for the units? Usually after work hours)
In the last 2 weeks I think I could've been in contact with almost all agents - Raine&Horne (theirs tend to be cheaper than others), DarwinRentalSpecialist, Habitat, Complete Real Estate (CRENT), LJ Hooker, Elders and several others.
 

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Hi,

been here for 2 weeks, and family is joining in 2 weeks' time. I have two children, 8 and 3 years old. So have been hunting around since the day I arrive - you'll need a rental car or it would be great if you already have a car here.

Areas to look at: Depending on where you work or if you don't mind commuting a bit. Don't worry about the traffic, there's none to my standard! Haha. Palmerston (Bakewell, Roseberry) are nice areas, IMO.

Millner, Leanyer, Anula, Nakara, and a number of others are very good for families with young children. I got one in Leanyer. Nice neighbourhood. Should be able to settle for School once you have sort out the residential area, as most schools look into their catchment area. Nakara is the top school here if I'm not mistaken. for 4-b unfurnished I think that could easily fetch $550+ per week. Mine is a 2-b at $470 per week. you will get 350-420 per week for 2-b, but again, depends on the area and type of the house. Some of the houses can be quite old-school. Well, another man's meat is another man's poison? Haha


Establish contact with agents here - they can be very helpful. The big or small names, does not matter. I contacted a number of there before I actually arrive here and straight away went for inspections (they're like 15 - 30 mins opening for the units? Usually after work hours)
In the last 2 weeks I think I could've been in contact with almost all agents - Raine&Horne (theirs tend to be cheaper than others), DarwinRentalSpecialist, Habitat, Complete Real Estate (CRENT), LJ Hooker, Elders and several others.
thank you so much for your very informative reply :D
 
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