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    Quote Originally Posted by Zombie_eyes View Post
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    Mayfield. Bit if a sh1thole


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    Yeah, there are lots of scary folk in Mayfield.

    It's a shame, there are so many totally adorable houses there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beetee View Post
    The other side of Hamilton south is really lovely, the side closer to Hamilton east/the junction - it's a bit pricier.
    Yes those lovely tree lined streets with the bungalow houses. Every suburb has a bad area, I guess some worse than others. Adamstown has some nice areas too.

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    I dig newcastle, i dig the old houses with hardwood floors. ^_^




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    Yeah i was doing a photography course in mayfield... *glares* dodge! Its the newcastle version of Wyong!


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    Quote Originally Posted by αληθη View Post
    Yes! I love going to Warners Bay for coffee and it's gorgeous there.


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    Warners Bay hotel is my fav place for a pub lunch. MMMM.....schnitzel

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    I am really so excited about moving somewhere new, so thank you all for exciting me even more so. I don't know what this say about me (that I have a somewhat dodgy nature, perhaps) but I am intrigued by the suburbs you are suggesting that I stay away from. What is unappealing about places such as Islington and Mayfield? Is it predominantly because of DoH properties and residents from a lower socio-economic background? Tell me more, tell me more, por favor!I should add that I am a single mum with two toddlers, one littlehairy dog and one less hairy cat, so I need a place with a little backyard. (or at least a place where we are allowed to keep pets) And as I am working in the human services sector, I am not exactly financially comfortable, so I think we could only afford a place up to $350 p/w. It probably means that I will have to live on the outskirts of all the fun, or in a more questionable area.

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    Hmmm. Arty, yet cheap, with a backyard. Are you looking at renting or buying? I know in the outer-burbs, ie. uni and down, it would be around $350/week for an average older 3 bedroom place with a backyard. I have no idea what the rent is in town. We're looking at moving and buying and finding it hard to get what we want.

    You might want to consider school enrolment zones too. There aren't too many run-of-the-mill schools in newy - quite dependent on suburb. I wouldn't go Waratah area - high school is really rough at the moment. Better schools on the inner suburbs are like Bel Air (Adamstown Heights) and New Lambton South, I think Junction Primary is okay too from what I've heard. Then there are plenty of schools like Lambton, Wallsend South and Elermore Vale, Heaton in the outer suburbs that are quite good also.

    Lambton and Kotara Highs are some of the better options I've heard. Merewether is selective.

    There seems to be DOH in most suburbs.

    I think I'd be looking at Lambton area for centrality if reliant on Public transport.

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    Islington is where the red light district is at, isn't it?

    I live in a bad area atm and it all stems from the large DOH block near by. It's just revolting- there are always police about, people getting arrested including kids, the streets are littered by alcohol bottles, rubbish, smashed up furniture, etc..
    There are always break ins, fights, and property getting damaged.
    Thankfully I'm gone from this area as of next week, it was just a short term solution to my desperate need for housing at the time.
    There seems to be lots of little pockets of dodgyness scattered across Newcastle though. My friend lives in the same suburb as me but on the other side and it's much nicer over there. She doesn't experience any of the problems I do.

    For $350 you could easily get a house around Elermore Vale, Cardiff, Glendale, Rankin Park, and surrounds. Finding one that is pet friendly might make it a bit harder though. Elermore Vale, Wallsend sth, and some of the other schools around those areas have pretty good reputations.

    Are your children both pre-school age? I think that would make it a bit easier in regards to where you settle, as if you don't like the area you initially end up in there is the possibilty of moving before choosing a school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MuminMind View Post
    What is unappealing about places such as Islington and Mayfield? Is it predominantly because of DoH properties and residents from a lower socio-economic background?
    Mayfield, yes. Islington is the red light district.

    I believe there would be some okay streets in Mayfield, but it would be a gamble. Maybe you could enquire with the police station about particular streets? There's just a lot of drug users in Mayfield & I'd be concerned about living near a drug house.

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    For around $350 a week I would give Carrington a go, it has an arty vibe and great family friendly cafes. It has a beautiful little school and you can get a great little cottage for that sort of money (not sure on public transport though)
    http://www.domain.com.au/Property/Fo.../?adid=8609651

    http://www.domain.com.au/Property/Fo.../?adid=7641990

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