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perth as somewhere to live??

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1. Posted by adzytaylor (Budding Member 11 posts) 8y

what is peth like if you were to settlle down??

2. Posted by AndyB24 (Respected Member 167 posts) 8y

Awsome!! cept for the housing prices, and lack of rentals... bit crazy at the min. But its a great city, fantastic beaches, freindly people, loads of work, lots of nice little trips around the state you can take.

Only real bad point are the housing issues, traffic in some areas in peak hour, and not much being open on a sunday. I've been here 6 months now, and just love it.

3. Posted by murray2701 (Budding Member 33 posts) 8y

also worth checking out freemantle only 20 minutes from perth. i thought it was very cool there.

4. Posted by gnangarra (Full Member 59 posts) 8y

If in settling down you mean raising a family then there is nowhere better

The perfect lifestyle place, good weather, plenty to do, lots of work available,

oh and of course the people are just fantastic

5. Posted by ella13 (Full Member 64 posts) 8y

ive just moved here from melbourne - perth is a great summer city - but there isnt too much to do here during winter. nightlife needs a lot of work!

but i am having fun and have made lots of UK friends who all love it because they appreciate the weather so much...

6. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 8y

It's a big, comfortable country town (and I mean that in a good way).

Housing is ridiculously expensive, the weather is mostly great, but it's a long way from anywhere.

7. Posted by AndyB24 (Respected Member 167 posts) 8y

Where have u been going ella? northbridge is the place to be, hasn't got the awsome live band scene of melbourne, but lots of clubs.

Or freo down by the beach, loads of clubs and pubs there!

8. Posted by hmclehto (Full Member 142 posts) 8y

I have been living in Perth a bit over a year and have to say if you are planning to have a family great place to be, but otherwise very very expensive, quiet and far away from anything (flights are so expensive even domestic ones). I came here for 6months in 03 and it was awesome place back then, but with the boom....prices have skyrocketed - but nothing has changed. It was great "little town with amazing beaches" now the same with massive price tag. Please come and visit to see it yourself. Good luck !!!