11 Feb 2012 1:39 AM
|Hi everyone, its is my first time on here. We are moving to perth from ireland in the next few months and are planning on living in butler.I would love to hear from anyone living there, i have 3 children aged 10, 5 and 8mths and would love to hear about schools and if there is anything for kids to do......|
11 Feb 2012 10:25 AM
We live in Butler and love it. Like most suburbs they have many parks. Butlers central kingsbridge park is really nice with wide open spaces and enclosed play areas. Duck ponds and bbq's. Normally birthday parties in the shaded areas etc.
there are 3 primary schools. Butler, East Butler, and a catholic school.
All appear to be good and are big schools. They are doing there best to keep up with the demand of all the new houses and families joining the area but are struggling to build more classes. The kids all get involved in sports and values etc.
Butler has a great feel to it. Popularity of sporting clubs is increasing and the park has tennis courts. 2 free and 2 locked and $10 a go.
Enough shops to get you through the week and joondalup is only 20 mins away
Only downside is most of the work or commercial areas are a good drive away.
Anyway we like it |
12 Feb 2012 3:26 AM
Thanks for the reply and info on butler, i have read up about butler and most people say it is a lovely place to live in and other talk alot about crime and breakins..do you have any knowledge about crime or is it all talk...im am so excited to make the move but also very nervous, i see u moved from england how did u find settleing in?|
12 Feb 2012 1:15 PM
|Hi mate. Weve been here for over two years now and really like it.
Touch wood weve had no problems and we feel quite relatively here.
Yes I here about crime and it isnt perfect but we have had no issues.
Our kide are only young and I do here stories about issues with teenagers at night but I suppose that is part of being a teenager
I think complacency quickly sets in here.
I dont know anyone with a house alarm and there is no way id leave kids bikes etc outside overnight in the uk yet people seem to do it here.
Its probably closer to the uk than most assume but it really depends on what your used. to and what you expect.
I can remember lots of vehicle thefts in the uk
Anyway Im sure you will be fine if you have a reallistic approach.
Things take time and It really is tough especially the first year.
I think it best to try to get involved with sports etc and get to know your neighbours
12 Feb 2012 9:10 PM
|Thanks for that, its great to hear from someone who is living the life. I do have a realistic approach on moving to perth and im expecting it to take up to a year for me to settle i know the kids will settle quicker, my hubby is actually already over there working but not in butler, he has looked around butler and he says it looks like a really nice place to live so it looks like thats where we will settle. My kids play alot of sport here so im hoping to get them involved in clubs over there. Thank u so much for all ur help..|
12 Feb 2012 11:01 PM
|Well keep in touch. I have young kids and we like keeping them involved in sports.
My two older boys will be in Oz kick this year and probably football or rugby???
Where is your husband working and staying?|
13 Feb 2012 1:58 AM
|I will definitly keep in touch. My husband is staying in Heathridge and i think he is workin close to butler, he is only over there a few months but really likes it, so i am lookin forward to following him out soon. How old are your kids?|