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I have been offered a job in Sydney and we are ready to move with visa in place etc, the company is based in Cronulla (South) where would be best to live? Our primary concern is our three children and schools, we have a 9, 4 and 18 month old. We may both work for the same company in the near future so journey time is key?
 

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You could live near Cronulla, or Cronulla itself. It's a beachside area. However as I don't have kids in school yet I can't say what the situation is for schools. It would be worthwhile calling the local council and finding the list of local schools near Cronulla.

I have been offered a job in Sydney and we are ready to move with visa in place etc, the company is based in Cronulla (South) where would be best to live? Our primary concern is our three children and schools, we have a 9, 4 and 18 month old. We may both work for the same company in the near future so journey time is key?
 

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You could live near Cronulla, or Cronulla itself. It's a beachside area. However as I don't have kids in school yet I can't say what the situation is for schools. It would be worthwhile calling the local council and finding the list of local schools near Cronulla.
On a similar note Amaslam, where should one stay if one is searching for a job in Sydney. Are major IT companies located in the northern part?
 

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There are (3) locations for IT companies:
1. CBD
2. North Sydney
3. North Ryde

There is another up and coming location: Norwest

I also think Parramatta would have lots of jobs in general.

So in general if you started out in Parramatta or Chatswood you'd be fine as they are on train lines and you'd be able to commute to most of the locations.

On a similar note Amaslam, where should one stay if one is searching for a job in Sydney. Are major IT companies located in the northern part?
 

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There are (3) locations for IT companies:
1. CBD
2. North Sydney
3. North Ryde

There is another up and coming location: Norwest

I also think Parramatta would have lots of jobs in general.

So in general if you started out in Parramatta or Chatswood you'd be fine as they are on train lines and you'd be able to commute to most of the locations.
Thank you very much Amaslam. Appreciate your reply. So I should be zeroing in on Parramatta or Chatswood. Thanks again.

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Ansuman
 

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Just wanted to make clear, Parramatta and Chatswood have all sorts of jobs but as a starting point I mainly meant to get your rental there so you can commute to the IT locations easily. Those two suburbs have a good combination of shops, restaurants, rentals, public transport for a new migrant. Once you're settled you'll be able to explore the areas of Sydney where you eventually want to settle. Because of the train lines you'll have good access to the IT hubs.

You'll be very busy for the first 6 months, only after that can you catch your breath a bit and really start to establish what you want, what appeals to you, at that time I would recommend you get a car as you can't really explore the many suburbs unless you can drive to them.

I find the South Asian community settles out in the Hills districts and Western Sydney after a bit, of course many stay in their original suburbs but I suspect you'll move once you know what's out there and the lifestyle you want to lead.

The above is a generalisation, you could also find the North Shore, Eastern Suburbs, and Northern Beaches more appealing. Only you know yourself and what you like so like anyone you need a starting point and then you have the freedom and knowledge after some time to get exactly what you want.

Thank you very much Amaslam. Appreciate your reply. So I should be zeroing in on Parramatta or Chatswood. Thanks again.

Regards,
Ansuman
 

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Thanks for the great tips, mates! I'm still slightly liking SYD a bit more than MEL but ultimately I'll go where the job is.

A gym mate said Bondi is pronounced "Bondai" and not "Bondy"? Hehe
 
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