Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Moving to Australia - In the Spotlight: Adelaide

Moving Partnership (MPL) provide international removals to Australia including removals and shipping to the city of Adelaide.  Our partnerships with removal companies worldwide enable us to obtain the lowest prices for removals to Australia which, we then pass on to our customers.  If you’re looking at moving to Australia, we provide a free of charge service comparing a range of removal quotes on your behalf and will advise you on selecting the most suitable service to meet your requirements.  MPL ensure our services for removals to Australia are of the highest standard and partner mostly with companies that are BAR/FAIM accredited. 

The size of your move will determine  the shipping service that we provide.  20 or 40ft containers are recommended for full container removals to Australia, whilst smaller moves will be packaged as a grouped consignment. Any urgent items such as documentation are usually sent by air freight.  MPL can additionally advise and arrange the shipping of pets, vehicles and specialist items.

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Moving to Australia: About Adelaide
If you’re thinking of moving to Australia then the city of Adelaide, the fifth largest in Australia, offers something for everyone.  Located in South Australia with a population of little over a million, Adelaide boasts a climate that we Brits can only dream about.  Year round blue skies with winter lows of 16 degrees and summers of around 28 offers the perfect climate to enjoy the Adelaide Hills and stunning beaches.

Adelaide City was surveyed and designed by Colonel William Light in 1836 who had a vision of a compact city centre surrounded by plentiful open space.  The streets of Adelaide are arranged in a grid encompassed by an expanse of open heritage parklands covering half of the city.

As the wine capital of Australia and home to a diverse cultural mix, Adelaide is an excellent city to enjoy an eclectic mix of food ranging from Asian fusion to Argentinean cuisine, accompanied by fine local wines in the city’s many fashionable restaurants.  Be sure to sample the stunning whites of the Adelaide Hills, the Clare Valley Rieslings and the Barossa Valley and Coonawarra Reds - you won’t be disappointed!

Moving to Australia: Living in Adelaide

There are a lot of things to consider when moving to Australia, taking a holiday is an entirely different experience to building a home and a living there.  You need to be sure that the place you choose to live will be right for you and your family and with Adelaide you’re unlikely to go far wrong.  However do bear in mind that the cost of living in Adelaide is far higher that many other places in Australia but in terms of city living it is more affordable than Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane. 

Although a city, many of Adelaide’s suburbs offer country living within easy reach of a vast array of facilities via its first class transport system which has seen the biggest ever single investment by the state Government.  The transformation and investment in Adelaide’s transport system which started in 2008 has taken place as a direct result of the record number of people switching to public transport.  This transport network provides a fast, efficient and green timetable of trains, buses and trams awarding Adelaide as one of the most liveable and sustainable cities in Australia.

In a survey conducted in 2010 of the top ten Australian suburbs to live, four were located in Adelaide: Kensington Gardens, North Plympton, Sheidow Park and Highbury.

Younger people should look to Sheidow Park or Highbury which offer low crime rates and affordable housing with average prices ranging from $350,000-$380,000 respectively.  Sheidow Park is located near to Hallet Core Beach and approximately 30 minutes drive from Adelaide’s city centre or CBD (Central Business District) as it is more commonly referred to.  This is a location offering great family appeal with lots of first time buyers building new houses or renovating older properties.

Highbury is set against a backdrop of hills and close to Linear Park offering some beautiful views.  Highbury offers a fabulous selection of shops, restaurants and eateries; good schooling and theatres are also close at hand.  With fast transport links to the city (only 15 minutes by bus) and 30 minutes to the sea, Highbury offers a great base from which to work and enjoy family life.

Kensington Gardens and North Plympton are by comparison suburbs occupied by those with much higher incomes and are reflected in the median price of property which is around $615,000 in Kensington Gardens and $419,000 for a house in North Plymouth.  Apartments in the North Plympton area can be purchased for around $300k.  For this reason the average age of the population in these suburbs is nearing 50. 

Kensington Gardens is a quiet leafy suburb situated within easy walking distance of the city centre and the Hornsnell Gully Conservation Park providing a fabulous location for working families.  With all amenities accessible within a 10 minute drive and a great atmosphere it’s not surprising that most are excited about living there.  Nearby suburbs include Erindale, Hazelwood Park, Burnside and Wattle Park.

North Plympton is located about 6kms from the city and the beach and offers a quiet, convenient and safe neighbourhood.  As well as easy access to the cities state-of-the-art transport system, North Plympton is close to the airport, has great bike tracks and a wealth of parks for the kids.  Neighbouring suburbs consist of Plympton, Glandmore and Netley.

Adelaide is a city which offers a truly family friendly vibe and definitely a location not to be overlooked if you’re thinking of moving to Australia.

Moving to Australia: Working in Adelaide
South Australia welcomes migrants from all cultures, particularly those with much needed skills to continue the development of the state.

Moving to Australia will allow you take advantage of the Australians long standing culture of a positive work-life balance.  A typical working day starts at nine and finishes 5, leaving plenty of hours of sunshine left to enjoy outdoor pursuits with the family.

The economy in Adelaide is centred on manufacturing, defence technology and research.  The General Motor Holden plant in Elizabeth is one of the major employers in Adelaide producing almost half of the cars manufactured in Australia.  Electronics is now the biggest industry in Adelaide employing 14,000 people with a 15% growth in revenue year on year since its establishment in 1990.

Moving to Australia: Leisure in Adelaide
If you decide on moving to Australia, Adelaide provides no end of open space and attractions to enjoy and explore.  Adelaide is surrounded by parkland and offers the perfect weather to take advantage of leisurely walks, picnics and games.  The biggest park in Adelaide is 17 hectare Bonython Park situated on the northwest side of the River Torrens.  This park features playing fields, children’s playgrounds, numerous barbecue stations and netball courts; it is also host to frequent events.

If you’re looking to explore the South Australia’s wildlife then visit Monarto Zoo a huge conservation park and open range zoo or feed the kangaroos at Cleland Wildlife Park where animals roam free in a huge expanse of native bushland.

If you’re more of a beach person, then you’re in luck as Adelaide offers the closest and most accessible beaches of any Australian capital.

Adelaide is renowned for Festivals and a city that most definitely loves to party.  The weather in Adelaide is at its best in March with this time of year known as ‘event season’.  Adelaide is home to the Adelaide Festival of Arts & the Fringe Festival, Australia's leading festival which runs every two years in March.  This unique festival begun in 1960 and is the largest of its kind in the world.  This spectacular event takes over the city of Adelaide and is visited by tourists from around the globe.

Other popular tourist attractions include Kangaroo Island offering wildlife, history and adventures or the Botanic Gardens which are home to the largest and oldest glasshouses in a Botanic Garden in the Southern Hemisphere.

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