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Discussion in 'General Property Chat' started by Caffeine User, 11th Jan, 2017.

  1. Caffeine User

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    Hi All,
    I'm recently considering taking on a job in Perth, I have been living in South East Queensland most of my life and am just looking for some guide to relocation.
    I'm hoping to stay in suburbs like West End or Newstead while avoiding Fortitude Valley and Spring Hill. What are the equivalent suburbs in Perth? And for the weekends, where are the Noosa equivalents?
    Thanks heaps!
     
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    One of my favourite places on the east coast is Noosa.
    On the west coast I would say Rockingham is the equivalent.
    Great beaches , diving , snorkelling , and water sports place.
     
  4. Phase2

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    Concur with @Westminster .. Northbridge is probably the most similar to the Valley..

    For a Noosa equiv, you're looking at a 3hr drive to Dunsborough/Yallingup/Margaret River if you want cafes/beaches and surfing. If you just want decent surf, you can head North to Lancelin. It's about 1.5hrs drive, but the café/tourist scene there is still in development.
     
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    I think maybe Noosa equivalent would be Hillarys or Scarborough beach or Rockingham. West End would be close to Westminsters suggestions - Mt Lawley. Riverside is nice. Northbridge is like Fortitude Valley.
    Best of both world's - Cottesloe. :)
     
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    I guess it also depends what you like about Noosa to compare it. Spoilt for so many beautiful beaches in WA
     
  7. Caffeine User

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    Thanks all for the great feedback. This is plenty of information for me to work with!
     
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  9. Caffeine User

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    I'm only looking to rent for the time being, so budget isn't my number one concern. I'm looking for a unit somewhere that has a bit of life at night time, but not a place that never sleeps and is full of brothels.

    From the advice above, I think I should be able to find what I'm looking for at Highgate or Mount Lawley.
     
  10. D.T.

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    Yep. Nice. Beaufort Street has some fairly nice stuff on it along there :)
     
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    The good news is that rents are right down in Perth for a while. You should be able to get a great deal
     
  13. chesterfield

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    By quieter you mean dead? Leederville still going ok, but RIP Subiaco since the late 2000's.
    Highgate/Mt Lawley is where its at!
     
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    Leederville or Highgate. Subiaco is last decade. Mt Lawley a bit exxy
     
  15. WestOz

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    @Caffeine User
    I lived over your way for a few years, after growing up/clubing in Sydney.
    VERY different over here, a little like stepping back in time, and everything/one seems to happen so much slower compared to the fast pace over East, however I except it now, I've also slowed down.

    Perhaps a more important consideration if ya wanna avoid getting out of bed to early is what area you'll be working in so we can recommend the best places including commute times, transport infrastructure is behind the 8 ball, peak hour traffic is shocking and getting worse.
     
  16. DhuCat

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    West Leederville is about to be home to a new brewpub and craft beer tavern. The nightlife is improving every year there. Subiaco on the other hand...
     
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    Yes RIP Subiaco, commercial builds killed it, goodbye community vibe/spirit
     
  18. DaveyB

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    Hi Dhu - where?
     
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    I spent my early-mid 20's between Mt Hawthorn, Scarborough and Highgate.

    From Mt Hawthorn I went out most in Leederville. I found it quite limited in terms of venues - I ended up going to the same coffe shop, burger bar, and beer garden each time and it got boring.

    Scarborough was fun and great in summer. The new developments are really making it a destination, but getting to the city for work means driving to the train station or a bus/train combo. Commute time adds up fast.

    Highgate I never would have left if work didn't take me to Melbourne, I still have my place there rented out. I would take Highgate over Mt Lawley any day, for the same price you can be walking distance to the city, Northbridge restaurants/bars, Beaufort St, the new stadium, and a short cycle from just as many more places.

    So as you've called it, I would add a big vote to Highgate.
     
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    I think there are a lot more food and booze venues in Leederville now?