I currently live in Capel, a little place with a few thousand people nestled between bunbury and busselton. I am unashamedly wholeheartedly in love with this little town for so many reasons, but my partner is from rockingham, and would like to move back to the city.
There are many other very good reasons we should move, so im opening my mind to the idea, but i have no idea of where we'd like to live. I have a little boy who is 6 (turning 7) and a little girl who is 3 (turning 4).
He really doesnt want to go back to rockingham (or port kennedy/singleton/golden bay - all the areas i said were OK lol), so its either mandurah or somewhere in perth. As far as cost goes, we're not loaded, but we're not struggling so i guess somewhere in the middle haha. The main thing i love about where we live is that we're 5 minutes from a beautiful beach, (although 20 minutes to the closest shopping centre) its very very safe here, the kids play on the streets and build cubby houses and ride bikes and pretty much just be kids, its really quiet (no traffic lights, one roundabout!), i can walk the kids to and from school (theres only one school, and one daycare centre) and i generally just love the community feel.
So my question is, what is it you love about where you live? and if you had to move with your kids, where would you go? the only place ive ever been to that i really loved was brighton beach in butler, but apparently thats way north?
i would appreciate any info or help, so i can narrow it down and then go for a look around those suburbs. in all honesty mandurah or south of the river would probably be more suited because my kids dad lives in rockingham, and all my family is in bunbury and busselton, but im not closed to north, i love scarborough, just not totally sure how it would be for kids living there?
Thanks in advance for any help!!