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#1 HappyToBeHome

Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:11 PM

I know this post pops up quite frequently but we have the opportunity to move down to Busso this year but I've become a little nervous about the crime rate reading about a few home invasions. Can someone set my mind at ease?We are looking at properties on the beachside of the hway in West Busso / Broadwater / Abby anyone got any feedback? Ideally we would have liked to be in Dunsborough but I'm not happy about my teenager bussing to school so we want to be driving / riding distance to Cape Naturalist College. Anyone got any feedback re this school? We are trying to avoid private schooling for a variety of reasons. Looking at West Busselton or Vasse primary schools for primary.Love to hear any feedback as we really don't know anyone in the area. Thanks

#2 indy's guys

Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:23 AM

We were seriously looking at moving earlier in the year too though have postponed that for the time being. The real estate agent that showed us property mentioned that in West Busselton there are a lot of state housing properties. It is also on the way to/from the high school so more likely to be affected by vandalism I guess.  In terms of state housing have heard the same re Geographe also. From what I hear Abbey is a nice area. Don't know much about Broadwater. Good luck with your decisions/move.


#3 9ferals

Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:32 AM

My dad lives in West Busselton (beach side of the highway, pretty close to town centre) and has never had a single problem, I've never heard of any break-ins or vandalism, and the part he is in is pretty much all owner occupied as far as I know - and he know lots of people in his street.
I'd move there in a heartbeat if it was convenient for my work.
I can't help you with schools though, but in general I wouldn't stress about crime in Busselton, I think there are MUCH worse places you could live.

#4 .MrsM.

Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:41 AM

QUOTE (HappyToBeHome @ 13/01/2013, 10:11 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I know this post pops up quite frequently but we have the opportunity to move down to Busso this year but I've become a little nervous about the crime rate reading about a few home invasions. Can someone set my mind at ease?We are looking at properties on the beachside of the hway in West Busso / Broadwater / Abby anyone got any feedback? Ideally we would have liked to be in Dunsborough but I'm not happy about my teenager bussing to school so we want to be driving / riding distance to Cape Naturalist College. Anyone got any feedback re this school? We are trying to avoid private schooling for a variety of reasons. Looking at West Busselton or Vasse primary schools for primary.Love to hear any feedback as we really don't know anyone in the area. Thanks


Its not beach side, but perhaps look at Vasse Newtown, very close to Cape Nat and Vasse primary (which is a highly regarded primary school) if you can afford beach side out abbey way, go for it, its beautiful down there!
home invasions certainly arent the norm, not something to worry about.

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#5 HappyToBeHome

Posted 15 January 2013 - 01:15 AM

Thanks for all the tips everyone original.gif I'm keen on west busselton primary largely for its location meaning a beach side walk to school, can't imagine anything better original.gif
Definitely considering Vasse tho as it will make high school drop offs easier.
Fingers crossed something comes up for us!!

#6 Pommie mum

Posted 01 April 2015 - 08:41 PM

Hi I know this post is old but did you ever move to busselton ? My husband has been offered a job there and we may move shortly , need a really nice primary for my two boys , are there many shops? Much to do? Thanks

#7 Jessiebear88

Posted 14 April 2015 - 03:22 PM

Hi all, i lived in busselton for 13yrs from broadwater to geographe i have just recently moved bak to perth a month ago... my 3 kids went to geographe primary on clydebank ave and my son has a.d.h.d n they did everything to help him learn n enjoy mr baker (principal) and mrs freeman (secondary principal) are both really nice... my son (who has a.d.h.d is known by all teachers in that school and they all helped him and my other kids... I my self went to busselton senior high school and the teachers there were lovely and most of them r still there besides mr nail (principal) n mrs donavon (dies 2yrs ago from cancer r.i.p) but most the teachers r there n havnt changed still fun n out goin n help their students... as for crime its everywhere u go... But not alot of crime is actually in busselton i know alot of people in busselton my cousin lives in broadwater (highway side not beach side) most of my friends live in broadwater n nothin really bad happens, i lived in geographe n loved it (besides the seaweed smell every know n then) n not once did my house or other peoples house around me get broken into n i was in amoungst the departmwnt of housing houses.. u will find them to be easy goin and quiet nice... my mum also live in the middle of broadwater and geographe  (she lives in cloisters which is near the light industrial area) that is also another nice area n close to all schools and also so close to town... busselton is growin they just dont have kmart or big w they have 2x woolworth coles and iga and best and less as well as target they have dome, wendys, muffin break, red rooster, hungry jacks, maccas and kfc and also a kebab shop with 5 bars being albies bar and bistro, ship hotel, vasse bar, esplanade hotel bar anf the new fire hydrant in the main street where the old fire station was a long time ago..overall busselton is a really nice place to bring a family up and some really nice people hope this helps alot and good luck with everything




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