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where to live?       started by rachel1980 on 21 Feb 2010   (22585)
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From rachel1980

21 Feb 2010 12:08 PM
(107604)
moved to WA two weeks ago,and are currently renting in East Victoria Park. We are wanting to move down South and after driving around the areas we seemed to like Settlers Hill in Baldivis, Harrington Waters in Waikki, St Michel in Port Kennedy and Secreat Habour. what are these's are like for familys and schools? can anyone reccomened any similar area
From meandbee

To rachel1980

21 Feb 2010 3:24 PM
(107605)
Rachel, we're not from any of those areas but i would say that you need to look at where you will be working. From that then you can base where you want to live. I don't recall anyone saying anything specifically bad about those areas on here so I guess that they are much of a muchness. You do hear of a lot of youth initiated bush fires around Baldivis, whether this is because of its location on the edge of civilisation or if there is a particular group of 'bored' teens causing problems i don't know.
From tisme

To meandbee

21 Feb 2010 3:39 PM
(107608)
I live locally to these areas and have done for many years and have NEVER heard of a lot of youth initiated fires in Baldivis or surrounds. Not sure what paper your reading.
From tisme

To rachel1980

21 Feb 2010 3:47 PM
(107609)
You have picked some nice areas, though driving through St Michel there are some streets where the homes aren't so nicely kept. The only school I have had first hand experience with is Charthouse Primary which would be the catchment school for Harrington Waters, My 3 children went through the school, great school. they then went on to Safety Bay High, I never had any cause to worry about their education in either school.
From meandbee

To tisme

21 Feb 2010 5:20 PM
(107610)
As i said we don't live that area, however i seem to recall hearing on ABC radio about fires in the Baldivis area. http://guardian.inmycommunity.com.au/news-and-views/local-news/Serial-fire-bug-theory/7524081/ http://www.fesa.wa.gov.au/internet/upload/shared/docs/Baldivis_arson_reduction_110107.pdf
From tisme

To meandbee

21 Feb 2010 5:57 PM
(107611)
the first link doesn't work and the second link is to an article published in January 2007, over 3 years ago. It also stated the below, so the incidents were not isolated to Baldivis. 'Similar programs have been conducted in other Perth metropolitan suburbs, and the result was a significant and immediate reduction in the number of deliberately lit fires'. You hear of fires all through out WA from time to time, doesn't mean they are deliberately lit, of course some are the work of arsonists but not all.
From jimboman

To rachel1980

21 Feb 2010 7:53 PM
(107612)
Here I go again. Try Old Warnbro. The blocks are large, the beach is on your doorstep. It is leafy, fairly quiet and we love it. If you can handle living in a 1970s built house then you can buy for around 400,000. I am no sage, but I reckon that this area will skyrocket in value. A block 200m from the beach in Secret Harbour or Halls Head, would set you back at least 750k. The beach is better here, and you can get 900sqm with a house on it for half the price. Another good spot that is undervalued, is Golden Bay. A spit away from Secret Harbour, older houses, huge blocks and half the price. A lot of people think SOR is an industrial estate whilst NOR is paradise. Yes we have Kwinana and Henderson, but that makes getting to work very easy. The fact is though, that south of Point Peron, you won't see container ships on the horizon and there is no sign of industry. Just miles of unspoilt natural beach (it takes me six minutes to walk from my front door to the beach, where on a busy day I may see ten other people). I suspect I know someone who will agree with me.
From tisme

To jimboman

21 Feb 2010 8:19 PM
(107613)
Umm me?? If you keep telling everyone about our slice of paradise they will all want to live here. lol
From jimboman

To tisme

21 Feb 2010 9:29 PM
(107614)
It won't be long before they won't be able to afford to live here. Beachside property in the metro area is hard to come by. It wasn't that long ago that Scarbs and Trigg were considered to be 'in the sticks'. Hang on to your 3000sqm for ten years or so and you will be multi millionaires.
From lyn55

To tisme

21 Feb 2010 11:57 PM
(107616)
I live in Port kennedy, a 5 minute walk to a fantastic beach that is still a 'secret'. So , stop telling everyone how fantastic this coastline is, we want to keep it quiet !!! Plus, don't tell anyone how there are shops, schools, trains, pubs all within walking or a short drive. And the natives are friendly...shhhhh....let everyone go north...!!!!!!
From tisme

To lyn55

22 Feb 2010 10:41 AM
(107626)
hahaha, I agree. North is best folks so head that way.0)
From jimboman

To tisme

22 Feb 2010 11:07 PM
(107631)
Didn't you just move down from the 'North'?
From tisme

To jimboman

22 Feb 2010 11:33 PM
(107632)
a bit further north than the burbs, lol