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Discussion in 'Renting & Real Estate' started by bacardi167, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. bacardi167

    bacardi167 New Member

    It sounds likea nice place for families etc.. but does nyone knowwhat the place is like.

    We'll be over in about 5 weeks and its one of our "top 8" to visit and live. No.1 at present is North lakes...

    any info would be great - its me (late 30's), Katie(31) ad 2 young kids (8 + 4). Is this a family place or should we avoid it.?

    CAL - Your prophetic advice would be much apreciated as well as anyone else !!


  2. liamandsaff

    liamandsaff New Member

    Hi there,
    We live in Warner - the next suburb along, but our kids (11 and 10) go to Albany Hills primary (which seems to be a great school). Albany Creek is very family friendly and a nicely established suburb. Places like Warner and Cashmere and Eatons Hill are also good but without the library, swimming pool and general shops and facilities that A.C has. They do have a lot more of the brand new estates and housing though and rentals in Warner particularly are a wee bit cheaper. I like A.C but i guess it all depends on what you are looking for. To say it's so close to the city, it still has a fairly low key feel to it and like i said - well established with lots of trees and greenery around the residential housing areas. I haven't had a really good look at the housing - like searching for a rental, but what we have seen seems to be a mixture of slightly older style of property and some really lovely modern ones. A good selection for all ends of the market. It has very good access to the city, road wise and train station near by. But i also like how close and accessable the rural areas and Sunshine and Gold Coasts are. You could definitely do a whole lot worse.
    Hope that helps, but you can only get a feel for it by being here - i guess you're probably counting down the days now.
    Good luck with your hunt, and if you would like any more specific info then pm me.
  3. cal

    cal Super Moderator

    Saffy has given some good info there and i agree with what she says. We relocated a family to Albany Creek last year and for a suburb close to the city i was pleasantly surprised. The access to the city is great for private or public transport, people seemed friendly and the houses were majority brick built and lovely.I cant remember the exact estate this family went to without going back through my paperwork but the views from their rental which was slightly elevated were fantastic and you could see for miles!!!!
    The schools dont seem to do too bad, plenty of shops and ammenties within a stones throw and you never really hear any negatives about the area at all.

    Definately worth putting on your ''to check out'' list! lol
    Good Luck with your search
    Cal x
  4. tony & marie

    tony & marie New Member

    Hi Guys,
    That information is good for me too, we will be there mid October so i will be checking our AC & Warner! Cheers
  5. tony & marie

    tony & marie New Member

    Bacardi, what others are on your top 10??? Tony
  6. cal

    cal Super Moderator

    If you want to be nearish the city have a look at Ferny Grove, Ferny Hills and Samford /samford village.
    All are lovely areas with Samford being one of my personal favorite places that i have been too in Oz, just a shame the property prices reflect the beauty of the place,lol..
    Cal x
  7. bacardi167

    bacardi167 New Member

    we have found a few, butonly from theinfo of others from this site....

    Our No. 1 is North Lakes....
    but try Margate, redland bay, Samford, Upper redcliffe, beenliegh, redlands, upper cabolture, helensvale and kangaro point !!

    we're seriously lookin at albany creek, north lakes, beenliegh and margate. - each to thier own.

    Hope thishelps... google earth them and see what you think.

    cu soon we hope.

  8. Bazza&Jules

    Bazza&Jules New Member

    just thought i'ld reply on this 1!! Redcliffe up and coming as it is, and all the brits are there, it was voted 3rd Bogan place in all of Australia!! haha.. I like it tho, must be the welsh hick in me! Also anywhere with caboolture in the name in it is a no go!! steer clear.. You cant go wrong with any suburb along the old northern road (AC, WARNER, BRIDGEMAN DOWNS, ASPLEY, MCDOWELL, EVERTON PARK) Samford is brill, with the best pub like local your gonna get in briz! unfortunately comes with a price!! I luvs it xx
  9. tony & marie

    tony & marie New Member

    Hi All
    Arrive in 6 weeks!!!! Have sorted out 4 weeks accom. in Samford to start then will need to look around for suburbs/schools for kids, will have to look a little further north than Samform me thinks however will check distances and get a feel for the areas when we arrive! Hope to meet some of you guys soon
    Tony & Marie
  10. bacardi167

    bacardi167 New Member

    guys, if you find somewhere decent then post it and let us know please.

    we arrive wednesday !!!

    Bring it on !!

  11. tony & marie

    tony & marie New Member

    Hi Bacardi
    sent you a private message re: accomadation, hope you get sorted!
    Tony & Marie
  12. Hi guys we are the Gore Family 3 kids never mind

    we are heading out to your area in july just wondering how you found accom ? & what it is like

    all info will be helpful

    All the best

    David Heather & Kids:wink:

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