Paralowie or Parafield Gardens?

Which is more family friendly and safe, we are looking for a modern 3/4bdrm with yard, currently in mawson lakes in a 2 storey and it doesnt suit our needs, looking to stay in immediate area and not pay a fortune in M lakes.
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anniegg 2yrs+
Personally, unless you have to be in the area for work, I'd avoid both like the plague (I have family in Paralowie, Burton and Parafield Gardens/Greenfields). Look on the other side of ML, such as Ingle Farm, Valley View, Para Hills (the side closer to TTG, not the Paddocks side), and even Clearview/Enfield. Most of these areas offer the parks, sporting venues and schools you're after if you have kids and most blocks are 600sqm+. The houses may not be modern, but the potential to add value over time while ticking all the family friendly boxes is definitely there.
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BB76
BB76 HI, thanks for your feedback, can I ask what it is in particular? Is it crime, type of people there, I understand that there is some housing trust in Parafield Gardens, im just asking as my husband is looking at house and land there and im not sure. Any other ares that you would suggest are better for house & land in the Mawson Lakes area circa $400K , we are looking to save on Stamo Duty but dont want to live in a townhouse..
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anniegg
anniegg Crime gangs are a major issue in the area (a quick scan of the past news will show you the kind of incidents) and there is issues with drugs, shootings etc. Some people can ignore that kind of element. Personally, I'm not one of them. If you're looking for house and land, you will be limited to the new estates on the fringes. However, the older suburbs do have good supplies of land, just generally smaller lot sizes due to having been subdivided. I would recommend checking your overall costs. While you may not have to pay stamp duty on a new home, the total cost even without the stamp duty may outweigh an older home with stamp duty. The Revenue SA Stamp Duty Calculator is available here - http://www.revenuesa.sa.gov.au/stamps/SDcalcs/conveycalc.html - As an guide, Stamp Duty on a $300k home is approx $11k. Plus conveyancing etc, might be an additional $5k. So for $315k, you would be in an older, but larger house in an established area. Building, you'd have to try a find a block under $150k to have a chance of putting a house on it, fully finished, for the same price. But, that choice comes down to personal taste and finances to be honest. Good luck! :)
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BB76
BB76 Thanks again, I really appreciate it, helps us to make some decisions. Im aware of some recent incidents so have had my reservations! and you are completely right in that house and land still doenst include major items such as window dressings, aircon , fencing, landscaping etc etc
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thesuburbreviewer25
thesuburbreviewer25 If your looking for the modern suburbs try Northgate or Walkley Heights. Walkley Heighs is more closer to Parafield Gardens but, however, maintains a safe and friendly environment, and so does Northgate.
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thesuburbreviewer25
thesuburbreviewer25 Also to include, there's Lightsview, which is adjacent Northgate to the south.
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