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    So DP has been offered a job in Orange

    It is a fantastic opportunity, and we have 6 months to decide, the company will be flying us down to look around for a week, but til then I have some questions!

    °is it *really* that cold (I currently live in qld)
    ° good schools in the area?
    ° what are the better areas to live in?
    ° where is the nearest private hospital that births? Is it any good?
    °shopping / food / hotels etc, are they any good

    I have also heard that there are lots of wineries in the area? Is that true? (Hope so!)

    I know the Internet probably has all these answers, but the website that comes up is messy & hard to navigate, so I was hoping for first hand experiences!

    thanks for your help!

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    All I know about Orange is it's about 40mins from Bathurst, and yes it's bloody freezing there it snows and gets to -7 or more over night!

    I lived at Bathurst and moved form a big area, it was boring, there wasn't anything to do and Sydney was a 3 hours drive which we ended up doing every 2 weeks for something to do. There is 1 major shopping centre at Orange that I know of which I think has K-mart (Bathurst didn't have K-mart which is why I wanted to go to orange, but never made it there)

    Cant tell you anything else as I only went there once to pick something up, it will be different though and take a lot of adjusting.

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    My Aunty and UNcle live there an we went there lots through out my childhood.

    Last time i went was a few years ago.

    I see it as your typical "larger country town"...has most things you would need.

    My cousins went to a private school in Orange for primary and then boarded in Sydney for High School.

    They have recently opened an awesome park lol

    Yes, it gets really damn cold...pack your thermals and make sure you get a house with heating lol

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    Default Tell me all there is to know about Orange!

    Quote Originally Posted by Greenhorn View Post
    So DP has been offered a job in Orange

    It is a fantastic opportunity, and we have 6 months to decide, the company will be flying us down to look around for a week, but til then I have some questions!

    °is it *really* that cold (I currently live in qld)
    ° good schools in the area?
    ° what are the better areas to live in?
    ° where is the nearest private hospital that births? Is it any good?
    °shopping / food / hotels etc, are they any good

    I have also heard that there are lots of wineries in the area? Is that true? (Hope so!)

    I know the Internet probably has all these answers, but the website that comes up is messy & hard to navigate, so I was hoping for first hand experiences!

    thanks for your help!
    Ok I lived in orange from age 7-17. I will admit I hate the place and got out of there as soon as possible, moving to Canberra at 17.
    Yes it is cold. Freezing in winter, but Canberra was colder. Doesn't get overly hot in summer either which is nice.
    Lots of wineries in the area, although I was too young to visit any.
    When I was there bel air and rosewood estate were the best areas to live. But as long as tou acoid the 'bad' areas everywhere else is fine. Stay away from glenroy area.
    There is one private and one public hospital. The public hospital is new as they have closed up the old one as it was riddled with golden staph and they could not get rid of it.
    shops are crap, it has your basics but not much else. it's where people in the smaller surrounding towns go to shop.
    It's a very clicky place peoplewise.
    Jobs are limited so if you DP does not like his job it may be hard finding another one.
    I went to calare (sp) primary school and it was good at the time. Canobolas high school is rough so avoid it at all costs.
    It really is just a country town and has a country town mentality.
    Lake canobolas is a great family friendly place. It's got great equipment and family activities like paddleboats in summer.

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    Thanks everyone or your answers

    So much to consider!

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    I'd love to hear from someone who has lived there recently, especially with babies/kids!

    Thanks!

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    Default Tell me all there is to know about Orange!

    I live in orange now and have 5 kids. It's not as bad as people make it out to be. I mean there's no theme parks or beaches or Westfields but we do ok. My kids go to orange east and I really like it. It is the smallest public school in town. Depending on where you live as to what you will be zoned to. And would you rather public or private schools? We have all the shops you need and Sydney is not far if you want to splurge! If your looking for a play date to meet other mums in the area I can organise something with my friends we love meeting new people and my kids are very social..

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