Moving To Melbourne From The Uk - Where To Live?
Posted 19 September 2011 - 05:18 AM
I and my family are looking to move to Melbourne from the UK. My husband is a doctor and we would like some advise where are the best areas to live in Melbourne? We are looking for excellent rental family homes, excellent state schools, multi-cultral area where there are some muslims, halal places, shops, friendly people.
Also looking at the website realestate.com.au there are hardly any houses to rent which have a good size garden. Is this common in Melbourne? Do people not like gardens? Am confused as there is so much space I thought but no space for gardens?
How do I find out how well the school is performing? Really looking for best state schools Melbourne can offer. Which areas would they be in?
Also like to know peoples point of view of Melbourne. Everyone happy living in Melbourne? The good points and bad points? Do people from different backgrounds, religion mix well? Like for instance here, though I am muslim and wear the hijab, I have very good friends who are muslim arabs/pakistanis etc and also have african and english friends. Is it the same in Melbourne? Do people mix and have good friends from different cultures? Are the Ausstralians friendly and make good friends? In particular at school? The children and parents mix etc?
Also I am aware of the shia centre near the uni. The Imam Ali Islamic Centre do they run Arabic classes for small children on weekend or after school? Do they have lessons in English to teach Islamic things? If wanted to be within driving distance to there, and living in a good area, which areas would you recommend?
I thank you all for reading this and responding in advance. Really appreciate any advise/info given.
Also if there are any women with young children, who would like to make friends, that would be great too as love to get to know people even before moving. Please email me on Halzarrad@yahoo.co.uk
Thank you again.
Posted 19 September 2011 - 08:23 AM
i have been living in Melbourne the past 16 years
with schools there is a list which shows their performance
most ethnic places are not the best
the Jewish suburbs are performing good so you have to make a compromise if you really want hallal food and that.
we have on child and he always gets bored so i think my wife would love it if another child mixes with him lol
any way we know alot about Melbourne you can talk to my wife i will email you her address in your email
Posted 19 September 2011 - 06:15 PM
my family and i are also moving to melbourne next year from london! we don't know anyone in melbourne and would really like to get to know the community there. we're a young iraqi family - we have 2 young boys (the oldest is 2).
i'd appreciate any pointers anyone can give. are there any sister circles? mum groups? how regular are the programs at the imam ali centre? are they well attended? how big is the shia community there?
Posted 08 November 2011 - 10:56 PM
I'm a very new revert who is living in Melbourne, and would be more than happy to assist you in any way in your relocation processes. I don't know too many other Muslim families, but I'm friendly and keen to meet people and will introduce you to the local Shias that I have met.
I attend the Imam Ali centre mostly every Friday evening for lessons and education and there are usually between 5-15 sisters who come also. I can't comment on mums groups, as I don't have children, but the support network here, whilst isn't large in size, certainly makes up for it in heart. The sisters as so very supportive and extremely kind and patient.
Posted 23 May 2012 - 07:08 AM
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