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Potentially moving to Adelaide

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Created by s_h_a_n_o 3 months ago, 17 Jun 2020
s_h_a_n_o
WA, 87 posts
17 Jun 2020 10:58AM
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Potential opportunity to relocate to Adelaide for work. Will be based in the CBD. Move is likely to be for a few years minimum. Part of the decision whether to move will be based on what rent will cost in comparison to what we will get for our place here, so trying to get an idea of what costs will look like for where we would like to live.

Currently living just south of Fremantle in WA, less than 10min drive from the coast. My commute is about 40mins each way to work, regardless of whether I drive or bus & train in. So happy to keep within those sort of timeframes.

Keen ocean kiter with 2 young kids (under 2), we want to try and bring our kids up with our same love for the beach (beach picnics, surf club etc) as they get older. And of course the ability for me to sneak a quick kite in after work or for an hour on the weekend if the opportunity arises - having to spend 20+ mins each way to drive to the beach pretty much kills that option.

I'm totally unfamilar with the suburbs in Adelaide - a quick scan of google maps shows me suburbs like Semaphore, Henley, Glenelg and Seacliff as the coastal suburbs, but there's minimal rentals available in-budget. Are there any suburbs I should avoid as I move in-land from there? (eg Ottoway, Woodville, Edwardstown).

Or should I consider further south?

vaas20
SA, 32 posts
18 Jun 2020 6:02AM
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Hi Shane,
Grew up in adelaide, moved to semaphore 2 years ago, took up kiting last december ( why haven't i been doing this earlier ). One thing you'll experience here unlike WA in the spring/summer months is daylight savings, so as long as your not finishing work at 7pm, you'll get kiting time down here till 8pm-830pm when winds are on. as for travel time adelaide doesn't really have traffic (lived in LA for a few years) So live/work anywhere westish from city (even city its self), depending on how far 15-30min to largs/tennyson spots.
I work 35min, highway driving, from beach and if left work at 3-4pm id get 2-3 hours each afternoon when winds were good. I can't wait till the new season.
If you have any more Q's, just send me a direct message.
Will

s_h_a_n_o
WA, 87 posts
18 Jun 2020 12:28PM
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Perfect, thanks Will! Have heard the "20-minute city" line about Adelaide a bit, so will keep that in mind. Had also forgotten about the joy of DST giving an extra hour of kiting after work - my wife may not be so impressed with this prospect ;)

I'll give you a message once we've established a couple of options, just be looking for some local knowledge a bit (ie "ooh, thats the dodgy side of that neighbourhood" type stuff).

THE DONG
VIC, 496 posts
13 Jul 2020 5:36PM
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Seacliffe quite expensive but nice beach where there is a good spot to kite. Mid coast has beautiful coastline from Christie's beach south and provide closest options for waves and chill lifestyle. 30-45 min from cbd

vaas20
SA, 32 posts
26 Jul 2020 7:40AM
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THE DONG said..
Seacliffe quite expensive but nice beach where there is a good spot to kite. Mid coast has beautiful coastline from Christie's beach south and provide closest options for waves and chill lifestyle. 30-45 min from cbd


Whats the specs and locations to kite at seacliffe?, if you don't mind filling me in

THE DONG
VIC, 496 posts
2 Aug 2020 8:56AM
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Sea cliffs is pretty straight forward. Park and launch at the the car park next to yacht club. Try to avoid kiting in front of lifesaving club especially when clubbies are out in water. South to north winds is fine. Anything with a bit of easterly in it gets funky. Be mindful that the sea breezes in summer can swing abruptly from south to se and can get you in trouble if not careful. Keep an eye out for a flutter in the wind is a sign the Seabreeze is swinging. Also the point at seacliffe can be quite fun also. Stay away from clubbies, jetty and sailboat races and you'll be fine. Also in summer the lifeguards set up a regatta mid way down the beach downwind of launch area. Stay well away from them otherwise you'll have a clubby boat chase you down xD. On nice Summer days seacliffe I s very busy with dogs , yachts, clubbies all the normal riff raff. Sensible kiting is advised. Have fun

GJOchoa
SA, 102 posts
31 Aug 2020 2:11PM
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s_h_a_n_o said..
Potential opportunity to relocate to Adelaide for work. Will be based in the CBD. Move is likely to be for a few years minimum. Part of the decision whether to move will be based on what rent will cost in comparison to what we will get for our place here, so trying to get an idea of what costs will look like for where we would like to live.

Currently living just south of Fremantle in WA, less than 10min drive from the coast. My commute is about 40mins each way to work, regardless of whether I drive or bus & train in. So happy to keep within those sort of timeframes.

Keen ocean kiter with 2 young kids (under 2), we want to try and bring our kids up with our same love for the beach (beach picnics, surf club etc) as they get older. And of course the ability for me to sneak a quick kite in after work or for an hour on the weekend if the opportunity arises - having to spend 20+ mins each way to drive to the beach pretty much kills that option.

I'm totally unfamilar with the suburbs in Adelaide - a quick scan of google maps shows me suburbs like Semaphore, Henley, Glenelg and Seacliff as the coastal suburbs, but there's minimal rentals available in-budget. Are there any suburbs I should avoid as I move in-land from there? (eg Ottoway, Woodville, Edwardstown).

Or should I consider further south?


Hey Shano,
Hmm as anything in life, it depends...
Where would you be working?
What are you into (e.g. waves, flat, choppy, etc.)?
Adelaide is quite friendly traffic wise. That's not to say that during peak hour you wouldn't be stuck in traffic for an hour and a bit (I know, Sydneysiders and Melbournians would laugh at me).
I live in Semaphore Park and manage to get out in the water quite often (for a family with two young kids) as I live 5min walk from Semaphore. So early pre-work dawn patrol sessions are my friends. As mentioned before, daylight savings gives you a bigger window during Summer.

Free tip, get your wife into kitesurfing so you can tag team with her :)

If you haven't already moved or made a decision, feel free to send us an email and ask as many question as you'd like.

Cheers,
Joe
joeochoab@icloud.com



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