Are shops in Perth open on Sundays now?
Anyway, I've been thinking more about this thread and for now, I wouldn't want to live anywhere else. I have a lot of friends on the coast, and have considered it but the amenities aren't there. Right where I live, we have 3 playgrounds within walking distance that we go to regularly. We have a huge fully enclosed backyard. I have 7 mother's group friends who all have kids the same age. We live very close to the beach. We live close enough to the city but not too close that it's crowded, no parking, living on top of or below others in a unit or semi-detached or terrace, close to public transport and 10 minute train ride to city, but we also live far enough that we have space, bushland nearby that is walking distance. It is perfect for us right now.
I won't say that we will stay here forever, but for now, it ticks every single box.