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I want to move to a ‘family suburb’. What types of things make a neighbourhood family friendly?

It’s wise to ask lots of questions when looking for a family friendly neighbourhood. Knock on a few doors, talk to locals, and Google suburb reviews to see what experiences other people have had. Here are some things you should check for:   
  • Good primary and secondary schools
  • Easy access to buses or trains and/or good pedestrian access to the things you’ll need
  • The ability to enroll your children into the school you desire (based on your address)
  • The presence of other families in the street and general vicinity
  • Easy access to after school and day care centres in the area
  • Proximity to recreation centres, swimming pools, libraries, and community facilities
  • Safe parks and playgrounds
  • A low crime rate
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