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Anyone Live in Rostrevor?
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Posted 23 October 2006 - 10:11 PM
I posted in this forum last week as we were considering buying a house in Marden, but things have changed and we have now just bought a house in Rostrevor (re-locating from Perth at the end of the year). Does anyone live in Rostrevor and if yes, is it a good area for very young kids? Are there a lot of old people in Rostrevor, or is it predominantly families with children? DD1 is 22 months and DD2 is 2 months, so I'd be keen to hear how many playgrounds there are (and where they are located), whether there are any good playgroups and where the local toy library is.
Posted 24 October 2006 - 08:13 AM
I'm not in Rostrevor, but in Athelstone. Rostrevor is just down the road. My children go to Athelstone kindy and will also go to their school. Does seem to be quite a few older people around, but I feel it's a good place to raise my kids. Although I do miss all the places and people I knew when I lived in Craigmore. Alot easier to go to EB meets then too.
Don't know much about schools etc... but they are doing up the shopping centre there (in Newton) and it's going to be huge! Will have both Coles and Woolworths I believe, it's still in early stages. Has a great Chinese restaurant there as well.
I used to live in the Northern suburbs, and moved here nearly 2 years ago. I find the area has a big Italian community, and sometimes drivers are shocking! You'll find the supermarkets around here cater for their tastes as well. I don't have a problem with it though.
Plenty of parks etc... around here, with I think Thorndon Park being the biggest.
Posted 24 October 2006 - 11:13 AM
I dont live in Rostrevoer but looking to buy a place there (few years yet)
I second everything that crazymum2twins has said and also you will be close to Morialta falls which is a huge walking reserve. There are many tracks to take, lots are pram friendly but others aren't even "me" friendly.. Im too unfit.. There is also playground and BBQ area there...
It is a nice area for the family i think
Edited by Tracy83, 24 October 2006 - 11:15 AM.
Posted 24 October 2006 - 12:32 PM
Rostrevor is a nice area - I'm not that far from there, in Rosslyn Park (near Kensington Gardens and Erindale). I didn'tr know about the big Newton shopping centre expansions! Sounds great as it's on my way home from work so when I am working I do my grocery shopping there and would rather be shopping at coles or woollies for shopper dockets and flybuys (coles) than at the existing Foodland there. I generally go there fro target atm, but know that I will be relying on it for a quick food shop on my way home to Austy as of next week.
Posted 24 October 2006 - 01:48 PM
It's not the big Newton shops expanding, it's the smaller one. Has always had Coles there.
Posted 25 October 2006 - 04:36 PM
Me, me, me! I live in Rostrevor and love it!! I have a 3 year old and a 1 year old and am walking distance from the shops, playgroups, playgrounds, schools, CC centre, library and pre-schools. I'm doing heaps of walking at the moment, rarely need to use the car during the week. It's really nice and peaceful and a mix of young and old. Rostrevor is an multi-cultural suburb with a lot of retirees, but young families are moving in too. It's zoned in the Norwood-Morialta school zone which is apparently one of the best public schools in Adelaide, so that's a great draw-card for families buying into the area.
Another bonus is that on weekends it's only about a 10 minute drive into the city centre!
Rostrevor is a big suburb in area, I'm on the northern side of it which puts me very close to all the facilities.
PM me anytime if you have an questions, and good luck with the move!
PS - the local toy library is located one suburb away in Athelstone.
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