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      Quote Originally Posted by Jen78 View Post
      Hi all, happy Friday!!

      Now we are at the business end of the application we are seriously researching where we may end up when we start our big adventure. My research has primarily been house price led and I have been looking at all the houses to buy and rent on realestate.com.au. We are heading SOR as hubby says thats where all the companies he has been researching for jobs are.

      Suburb wise were are tending to be looking around Waikiki, Rockingham, Safety Bay, Port Kennedy, and Baldivis. However there seems to be a lot more houses up for sale in Baldivis and the prices to buy and rent seem really reasonable for what you are getting.

      Is Baldivis a good area? We have 2 girls 14 and 10 so we are looking at primary school for 1 year and high schools, plus things to do, open areas etc. We would be willing to walk to a beach, but how long would it take to the nearest one and is it nice? Are there any good schools in Bladivis? Is there a reason lots of houses are up for sale? Do they know something I don't? Is it cheaper purely because its further inland?

      If any one has any feedback about Bladivis at all I would be most grateful, I don't want to go there because it is cheap and end up regretting it. We will have a good look round all the other areas I have mentioned aswell, and if anyone has any feedback on those aswell I would be sooo grateful.

      Thank you everyone xx
      Hi

      I would only add you really need to think about your commute everyday if you are working anywhere past Rowley Rd freeway exit. We moved in 2013 rented in Cockburn as close to family, kids in good school there when we bought a house in Baldivis March 2014. I worked in Willetton OH works all over in construction industry but a lot in the city. Spoke to someone else living there ' Oh yes its great only 20 mins on the freeway' LIES!!! It takes at least 40 mins from Baldivis Saftey Bay Rd Exit to Russell Rd on any weekday when you leave at 7.15 a.m without factoring in any accidents or roadworks.
      I liked Baldivis as a suburb we had a lovely 4x2 with pool, if everything you do is in that area....work, school, after school activities, social lives ( both yours and kids, that I didnt factor in).

      Have now sold the house at a 40k loss ( price and fees) and currently renting in Hammond Park , trying to recoup some of the money we lost.

      If you want any more info feel free to PM me. Love living in Perth just not so far down the freeway!! :)

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      Thanks Loulou, we think now that hubby might just be possibly, hopefully with everything crossed be working in the centre of perth and he wants to cycle in. Also we have been looking at schools and so now we're looking at Rossmoyne and Willeton. Going to contact the schools to see how we go about enrolling during the summer holidays and go from there.
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      Great area for schools Jen78. I work at a Primary School in that area! As long as you are in thr catchment area they have to take you.

      Good Luck!

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      Quote Originally Posted by Jen78 View Post
      Thanks Loulou, we think now that hubby might just be possibly, hopefully with everything crossed be working in the centre of perth and he wants to cycle in. Also we have been looking at schools and so now we're looking at Rossmoyne and Willeton. Going to contact the schools to see how we go about enrolling during the summer holidays and go from there.
      Both Rossmoyne and Willeton have strict catchment areas and need proof of address.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Jen78 View Post
      We would be willing to walk to a beach, but how long would it take to the nearest one and is it nice?
      Unless you are 100m from the beach, you won't walk it.


      I'm close to the beach, but with a few bags an eski and a 40 degree day, we take the car.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Loulou View Post
      Hi

      I would only add you really need to think about your commute everyday if you are working anywhere past Rowley Rd freeway exit. We moved in 2013 rented in Cockburn as close to family, kids in good school there when we bought a house in Baldivis March 2014. I worked in Willetton OH works all over in construction industry but a lot in the city. Spoke to someone else living there ' Oh yes its great only 20 mins on the freeway' LIES!!! It takes at least 40 mins from Baldivis Saftey Bay Rd Exit to Russell Rd on any weekday when you leave at 7.15 a.m without factoring in any accidents or roadworks.
      I liked Baldivis as a suburb we had a lovely 4x2 with pool, if everything you do is in that area....work, school, after school activities, social lives ( both yours and kids, that I didnt factor in).

      Have now sold the house at a 40k loss ( price and fees) and currently renting in Hammond Park , trying to recoup some of the money we lost.

      If you want any more info feel free to PM me. Love living in Perth just not so far down the freeway!! :)
      B*********s, it took me 15 minutes this morning and that is normal.
      The traffic usually starts at Russell Road (occasionally Rowley) before you reach that you're doing 100kph, it's then slow to Berrigan Drive, then picks up again until the Leach Hwy through to Canning Bridge then pretty much full speed all the way to the CBD. Most mornings Baldivis to Perth is 50-55 minutes, occasionally longer but from December to Mid January it pretty clear and can be done in 30 minutes.
      Last edited by Rossmoyne; 27-11-2016 at 05:06 AM. Reason: Removed profanity

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      Quote Originally Posted by welljock View Post
      B*******s, it took me 15 minutes this morning and that is normal.
      The traffic usually starts at Russell Road (occasionally Rowley) before you reach that you're doing 100kph, it's then slow to Berrigan Drive, then picks up again until the Leach Hwy through to Canning Bridge then pretty much full speed all the way to the CBD. Most mornings Baldivis to Perth is 50-55 minutes, occasionally longer but from December to Mid January it pretty clear and can be done in 30 minutes.
      Well aren't you a charmer!!

      I did the drive every day for 2 years so I think I know what I am talking about. My OH worked mostly in CBD and used to leave ay 5.15 am to get there for 6am so it can be done at that time of the morning, but not after 7. Accidents all the time, breakdowns which seem to facinate people so much they have to slow down to look. Fridays after school work, traffic bumper to bumper through to Thomas rd going South from Berrigan Drive.

      As I said nothing against Baldivis just didnt enjoy the freeway nightmare.

      Hope you have a great commute tomorrow aswell, Welljock
      Last edited by Rossmoyne; 27-11-2016 at 05:07 AM. Reason: Removed profanity from quoted post.

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      Not really any less charming than you calling everyone who says it can be done in 20 minutes a liar.

      I've been driving it 4 times a week for the last year and only on 5 or six occasions has it taken longer than 20 minutes, so I too think I know what I'm talking about.

      Thanks I did have a good commute this morning, I got the train which I do actually prefer even though it does take a bit longer.

     

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