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Old 09-27-2012, 06:20 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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If you could live in any suburb/post-code in Australia that's in a capital city metropolitan area, which would it be?

You can pick a place in each city if you want to:

Perth - Fremantle: While swallowed up in the Perth metro, Fremantle is technically it's own city, with it's own identity, town hall etc. It has the best preserved Victorian and Gold Rush era architecture anywhere in the state. Also a wide choice of dining, a chilled-out Bohemian vibe, the Fremantle markets, and plenty of quaint cottages.

Melbourne - South Yarra: Close to the city, entertainment, a good mix of housing, and relatively safe.

Sydney - Glebe: A charming historic neighbourhood. The limestone reminds me of Fremantle. It's kind of 'chic', but not as pretentious as the eastern suburbs. Lots of nice cafes, restaurants and a pretty easy-going vibe. Easily accessible to Darling Harbour and the City and has those harbour views.

Brisbane - Paddington: Lots of nice 'Queenslanders', has a pretty cosmopolitan vibe, yet also pretty 'small townish' with a lot of gardens/parks.

Adelaide - Somewhere in the Adelaide Hills, very pretty, especially in winter/Spring, or Glen Osmond, which is between the hills and still close to the city.

Hobart - The Sandy Bay neighbourhood feels almost like a colonial museum with lots of quaint, historic, colonial buildings overlooking the Derwent Estuary.

Canberra - Probably somewhere on the lake fairly close to the CBD.

Darwin - Central Darwin
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Old 10-10-2012, 04:11 PM
 
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Canberra- Kambah most definitely
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Old 10-11-2012, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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Townsville: Anywhere near the east or north side of Castle Hill. Some really nice expensive homes built on mountainous terrain with rainforest-like landscaping

Newcastle: Cooks Hill, a beach suburb in rolling hills, nice parkland with some cliff lookout points over 50m tall at the edge of the sea. Walkable distance (0.5-3 km?) to Newcastle CBD, Nobby's Beach, Bar Beach and Newcastle's trendy "Darby Street."
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:56 PM
 
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If you could live in any suburb/post-code in Australia that's in a capital city metropolitan area, which would it be?

You can pick a place in each city if you want to:

Perth - Fremantle: While swallowed up in the Perth metro, Fremantle is technically it's own city, with it's own identity, town hall etc. It has the best preserved Victorian and Gold Rush era architecture anywhere in the state. Also a wide choice of dining, a chilled-out Bohemian vibe, the Fremantle markets, and plenty of quaint cottages.

Melbourne - South Yarra: Close to the city, entertainment, a good mix of housing, and relatively safe.

Sydney - Glebe: A charming historic neighbourhood. The limestone reminds me of Fremantle. It's kind of 'chic', but not as pretentious as the eastern suburbs. Lots of nice cafes, restaurants and a pretty easy-going vibe. Easily accessible to Darling Harbour and the City and has those harbour views.

Brisbane - Paddington: Lots of nice 'Queenslanders', has a pretty cosmopolitan vibe, yet also pretty 'small townish' with a lot of gardens/parks.

Adelaide - Somewhere in the Adelaide Hills, very pretty, especially in winter/Spring, or Glen Osmond, which is between the hills and still close to the city.

Hobart - The Sandy Bay neighbourhood feels almost like a colonial museum with lots of quaint, historic, colonial buildings overlooking the Derwent Estuary.

Canberra - Probably somewhere on the lake fairly close to the CBD.

Darwin - Central Darwin
I not been to all the cities but I agree with Glebe. It is a dog friendly suburb even though it is close to the CBD.

Brisbane: New Farm: It is close to Brisbane River and close access to the city. It is quite relaxed and very cosmopolitan.

Melbourne: South Bank is the best. It right in the city and living in the skyscrapers would be fantastic. Plus the shopping centre, cafes, bars and places to eat.
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Brisbane
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I not been to all the cities but I agree with Glebe. It is a dog friendly suburb even though it is close to the CBD.

Brisbane: New Farm: It is close to Brisbane River and close access to the city. It is quite relaxed and very cosmopolitan.

Melbourne: South Bank is the best. It right in the city and living in the skyscrapers would be fantastic. Plus the shopping centre, cafes, bars and places to eat.
New Farm is also my favourite suburb in Brisbane. I really don't know enough about the other cities, although i do like St Kilda, and normally stay there when I get to Melbourne.
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Newcastle NSW Australia
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Sydney - like lower North Shore suburbs of Cammeray and Northbridge, close to the city but secluded.
Brisbane - around Toowong area is nice and user friendly.
Melbourne - Elwood area.
Perth - South Perth area.
Adelaide- probably Glenelg, but don't know this city that well.
Hobart - anywhere in the inner city, Salamanca?, it is like a big suburb to me anyway.
Newcastle - New Lambton
Gold Coast - Southport
Canberra - Manuka
Darwin - never been, but would be prefer close to the city in such a small city.
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Old 10-12-2012, 10:35 PM
 
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I've lived in places such as Nob Hill in SF, the Upper West Side of NYC, Greenwich, CT.. but I was quite happy in
North Adelaide
North Adelaide - South Australia
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Old 10-13-2012, 06:27 PM
 
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I've lived in 3 of those cities. I am going to name some rather obscure suburbs that not many people who don't live in those cities would know that well:

Sydney - I like Arncliffe - the west side. It has a rather higgledy-piggledy charm about it and you can get some great views of the city when walking up towards Forest Road. If you keep walking, you come to Bardwell Valley which is charming in itself as well.

Here is some real estate showing the views - the first house is a nice Federation one, the second one admittedly not particularly attractive but massive with great views:

10 Waratah Street, Arncliffe, NSW 2205 - House for Sale #111824067 - realestate.com.au
14 Duff Street, Arncliffe, NSW 2205 - House for Sale #111823331 - realestate.com.au

I also like Lilyfield.

Another suburb I like is Millers Point - probably the nicest housing commission in the country.

Melbourne - I've lived in all over Melbourne but I rather like Ascot Vale and surrounding suburbs - Ascot Vale is on a hill and there are some great views from some of its houses.

Brisbane - I like around Paddington up to Barden with their Queenslander houses, again there are great views. I had a friend who lived in South Brisbane and looked out over the river to the city. Also, Ascot has some gorgeous Queenslanders - which are my favourite type of Australian housing.

Adelaide - I've only visited there but I did like North Adelaide.

Canberra - if I worked in Canberra, I would rather commute from the surrounding country, eg Yass, Gunning etc.
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Old 10-21-2012, 07:11 PM
 
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In sydney, mosman which is beautiful. Check out military drive very nice. The schools good, and wealthy
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Old 10-27-2012, 05:32 AM
 
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Newcastle - New Lambton, Kotara, New Lambton Heights.
Canberra - Inner North - can't stand gungahlin!
Sydney - North all the way!
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