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    Default Where to raise a Family in Australia ? Wanting to Move from Melbourne - interstate.

    Hello Everyone!

    Wondering where you think personally is a great place to raise a family ?
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    Would you consider Adelaide? It meets so much of your criteria.

    I'll explain further if you think it's an option.

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    Yup I agree! I love in country SA but grew up in Adelaide. Many of my friends who were living interstate have moved back home to Adelaide to raise their children.

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    I live in the Newcastle region in NSW and I highly recommend it for families!

    It has all the facilities and services you need, without the hectic pace of a major city (I previously lived in Sydney for 9 years and I would never go back).

    There are fantastic beaches and a massive lake a little to the south, it's only 2 hours drive to Sydney, close to Hunter Valley vineyards, a short drive to the Port Stephens region (a very popular tourist destination with stunning beaches).

    Happy to answer any further questions if you're interested

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    Hoping this replies to you -

    Yes I would be open to hearing about SA, I have not been before, but certainly open to any where in Australia that could offer that life style we are after.

    Thank you!

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    I love Perth. I have only visited the east coast for short holidays.

    Perth is a very laid back place to live. I find Melbourne and Sydney way too fast paced for my liking.

    Perth fits most of your criteria 😀

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    Yes certainly am interested in hearing about SA

    Have not been, and wasn't sure what the weather is really like year around.

    Thank you!

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    There are areas south of Adelaide where you can get big blocks of land, you're close to the beach, train into the CBD.

    The further south you go, you get closer to McLaren Vale for the wineries.

    Weather we get as high as 43 and in winter lows around 12/13, but it's only as low as that for maybe 2-4 weeks in June/July but it's not as wet as Melbourne.

    Look at areas like McLaren Vale, Seaford, Aldinga, Port Willunga.

    I only mention these further out suburbs for the bigger land and close to the beach, but depends what size land you want???
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    Thank - you, I'll be looking into those areas, once we have better ideas of where, I think we will do some holidaying.

    I am not too fussed about the land, it's more DB want's a large block and lots of space - ideally he wants a farm, but I do not want a farm so his happy to settle for a large block big enough for chickens and veggie patches and plenty of room for the kids to run and explore - if that makes sense. I think the size isn't as important as the location.

    What do you love about the area you are in for your family ?

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    Default Where to raise a Family in Australia ? Wanting to Move from Melbourne - inter...

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    Thank - you, I'll be looking into those areas, once we have better ideas of where, I think we will do some holidaying.

    I am not too fussed about the land, it's more DB want's a large block and lots of space - ideally he wants a farm, but I do not want a farm so his happy to settle for a large block big enough for chickens and veggie patches and plenty of room for the kids to run and explore - if that makes sense. I think the size isn't as important as the location.

    What do you love about the area you are in for your family ?
    I don't like my current suburb but we are just here while we build in a suburb called Unley. What I like about Unley and our street is that it's walking distance from the school DD will go to, the library, playgroup, parks, a shopping centre, the dentist, the GP. It's only 4kms from the CBD which suits us as we both work in town. Our block is only 550 square metres but that suits us as we like a low maintenance block

    About Adelaide I live that it's a capital city but without the busyness of Melbourne and Sydney, we have great wineries not that far away, driving places is quick and easy, we have so many beaches, I love the weather, parking in the city is affordable, we love our Aussie Riles footy and Adelaide Oval has been amazing. There's so much to do with kids too. I wouldn't live anywhere else!

    If you aren't so concerned about being near the beach check out Belair and Blackwood and Eden Hills.
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