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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!!




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