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Old 06-14-2011, 10:58 PM
 
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Default Perth West Australia Overpriced, Bland Dullsville or Great Place to Live?

Perth,West Australia would appear to provoke folk more than other state capitals within the nation.

On the positive side it is often stated that it is a great place to bring up kids,has clean air and nice beaches not forgetting a wonderful climate.

On the negative side it is said to be a boring,conservative,narrow minded dullsville of a city.

Oh,and very expensive,being the capital of a resource state.

Wonder if there's not a little truth in both opinions?
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Old 06-15-2011, 01:41 AM
 
Location: Sunshine Coast, BC
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Yes, I've wondered whether other cities get so much discussion as Perth does on this subject. Not Melbourne and Sydney, of course, but do residents of Adelaide, Hobart, or Darwin argue about whether they're boring dullsvilles or not? Or is it just Perth?

There's definite truth in all you've mentioned about Perth. Some would argue about the "boring, conservative, narrow minded dullsville of a city" opinion - it depends on the person. Probably more Perth-born types would argue with you while more migrants might agree? as well as younger people.

But it's sure a ...... different place, that's for sure. Definitely feels like the far end of the world to me. With nice beaches, clean air and lovely weather (except for the extremely hot days).

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Old 06-15-2011, 02:19 AM
 
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Yes, I've wondered whether other cities get so much discussion as Perth does on this subject. Not Melbourne and Sydney, of course, but do residents of Adelaide, Hobart, or Darwin argue about whether they're boring dullsvilles or not? Or is it just Perth?

There's definite truth in all you've mentioned about Perth. Some would argue about the "boring, conservative, narrow minded dullsville of a city" opinion - it depends on the person. Probably more Perth-born types would argue with you while more migrants might agree? as well as younger people.

But it's sure a ...... different place, that's for sure. Definitely feels like the far end of the world to me. With nice beaches, clean air and lovely weather (except for the extremely hot days).
Besides a little criticism of Adelaide in the way that it to is boring I really don't believe that I have read or heard more discussion on another Australian city.

Suspect the isolation does contribute somewhat. Indeed a number of younger folk appear to quit in recent years and many with no intention of returning,once they've experienced life outside.
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Old 06-15-2011, 02:59 AM
 
Location: Newcastle NSW Australia
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Most people could also say Newcastle is a dull and uninteresting city too.
Depends on what age you are as to whether you find a city dull or not.
Funny thing is I love this city, and Perth ticks all the boxes as well.
Adelaide gets it's fair share of criticism in the dullsville stakes as well.
Bottom line is Perth has everything a family could hope for, great beaches, sunshine and lifestyle.
If they played the right code of football - it would be completely perfect!
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