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Hi all

I am looking for a bit of feedback about where to set up NOR or SOR. Ourbig issues are schools for a 8 & 7 year old, good shopping (for my wife) and plenty of thing for the kids to do outdoors eg beach, parks, places to ride bikes etc etc.

 

Any feedback welcome.

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It comes down to budget and where you are likely to be working - no point being in the far south if your likely to be working in the far north.

 

There are good schools in lots of areas, but if you can afford to live in them all is another matter.

 

Beach suburbs can be expensive - particularly close to Perth. Better further out. You can get a nice place near a good beach in Mandurah for a reasonable rent. We do have a shopping centre, but its not great.

 

I am not much of a shopper, but to be honest no where in Perth is great. The best is going to be Subi, Freo or the City. All of which have heavy price tags to live there

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try somewhere near Joondalup , Karrinup, Whitfords for shopping I am a good shopper and like all esp. Karrinup .they are North sorry do not know much about South.

But the beachside est are all ok .to be honest even inland you are not far from the beach like here in the UK. good luck wherever you go

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Statistically there are a lot more Poms NOR than SOR if that makes a difference. Some SOR shopping centres are Cockburn, Rockingham and Mandurah with Baldivis due to expand next year.

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I live close to Joondalup. next year it will have the largest shopping centre in WA with a few other OK ones close by. It's close to freeway, trains and beach. The suburbs around this area such as Edgewater, Woodvale, Currambine, Ocean Reef, Connolly are all nice and convenient IMO.

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I live close to Joondalup. next year it will have the largest shopping centre in WA with a few other OK ones close by. It's close to freeway, trains and beach. The suburbs around this area such as Edgewater, Woodvale, Currambine, Ocean Reef, Connolly are all nice and convenient IMO.

 

I live near you and would also agree with your comments however with so many Brits in this area per square foot now I am now trying to get out :wink: But where to go that's the problem.... :wink:

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We are in Yangebup not quite as far as south as Mandurah close to Coogee beach (10 mins) not a bad shopping centre in Cockburn Gateways you have Garden City shopping 20 mins away and Freo 15 mins close to train station aswell.

 

Good luck with the move!

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I live near you and would also agree with your comments however with so many Brits in this area per square foot now I am now trying to get out :wink: But where to go that's the problem.... :wink:

 

That doesn't bother me to be honest and I really don't notice it all that much even though I know it's true.

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reading all the replies on perth poms sometimes I think all the brits are in Mandurah.

 

There is a good contingent of Brits in Mandurah but mainly those on regional visas and that like things a little less hectic. It is none the less very Aussie, no British shops down there !

Personally I couldn't think of anything worse than being next to Perths' biggest shopping centre.....

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Let me know where the British shops are , I have not seen any on any of my visits ? hope there is an M and S you have found

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Personally I couldn't think of anything worse than being next to Perths' biggest shopping centre.....

 

Living near WA's largest mozzie colony? :wink: Only joshing Mandurah is on our short list of places to move to. Mind you the short list has about 30 locations on it so need to do some work to get it down to a sensible number for choosing. Oh, and I think I am right in saying, there was an old English / British sweetie shop in Mandurah not that long ago, on the main street. Never saw anyone in it though so perhaps it had to close due to lack of sales in the soor plume and harrogate toffee arenas.

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Living near WA's largest mozzie colony? :wink: Only joshing Mandurah is on our short list of places to move to. Mind you the short list has about 30 locations on it so need to do some work to get it down to a sensible number for choosing. Oh, and I think I am right in saying, there was an old English / British sweetie shop in Mandurah not that long ago, on the main street. Never saw anyone in it though so perhaps it had to close due to lack of sales in the soor plume and harrogate toffee arenas.

 

If you want to live in Mandurah, stay on the ocean side of the old coast road as the mozzies are mainly on the estuary side.

 

The sweet shop was still there when i was last home a month ago

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If you want to live in Mandurah, stay on the ocean side of the old coast road as the mozzies are mainly on the estuary side. The sweet shop was still there when i was last home a month ago

 

Yeah agree. We went to look at those new, fancy style builds near the estuary and we were eaten alive. I asked the salesmen if they got many mozzies there and he said not really. Must have heard my accent and thought dumb daftie will just tell him anything. Needless to say we laughed and left.

 

I thought there was a Brit style sweetie shop.

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We had a similar one - wen to see the new Aquis appartments on the edge of the Peel. The sales guy was trying to see mozzies were not a problem while there were thousands of them in the fly screens and a big sign outside from the council saying "Warning Ross River Area". Made us laugh - nice appartments with great views and hug balconies, but you could never sit on the balcony

 

Talking of sweets. Next time your down, i highly recomend the chocolate factory off Pinjarra road - it is opposite the miniture village

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Let me know where the British shops are , I have not seen any on any of my visits ? hope there is an M and S you have found
When someone says British shops they mean shops selling British groceries and sweets etc, theres no much chance of an M & S or Riverisland here!

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When someone says British shops they mean shops selling British groceries and sweets etc, theres no much chance of an M & S or Riverisland here!

 

No but thankfully they all deliver here now which they didn't when I first arrived 8 years ago.

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Yeah agree. We went to look at those new, fancy style builds near the estuary and we were eaten alive. I asked the salesmen if they got many mozzies there and he said not really. Must have heard my accent and thought dumb daftie will just tell him anything. Needless to say we laughed and left.

 

I thought there was a Brit style sweetie shop.

 

that shop has been the only British sweetie shop that I have managed to find real homemade style tablet!! Mmm

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When someone says British shops they mean shops selling British groceries and sweets etc, theres no much chance of an M & S or Riverisland here!

 

Agree, but we are getting a Topshop and Zara soon x

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Agree, but we are getting a Topshop and Zara soon x

 

Am not bothered about either of those two, didn't shop in them in the UK so wouldn't bother here. I find plenty I like here, its not all crap. You got as much cheap nasty stuff in the UK.

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reading all the replies on perth poms sometimes I think all the brits are in Mandurah.

 

Brits went to Mandurah 20 years ago to retire.

 

Brits go to Joondalup now to work.

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Brits went to Mandurah 20 years ago to retire.

 

Brits go to Joondalup now to work.

 

I don't, I go to West Perth to work !

About 7000 make the trip from Mandurah to he CBD every week !

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