shelford 19 - good/bad place to live?

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shelford 19 - good/bad place to live?

Post by leeds_lass » Mon, 16 Jul 2007 12:30 am

have a shortlist of 2 properties to rent - thomson800 and shelford19 - does anyone have any thoughts about either.

I'm the most indecisive person going and my preference keeps switching from one to the other so would appreciate any thoughts / advice.... thanks :roll:

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Post by Rich D » Mon, 16 Jul 2007 3:14 am

I haven't stayed in and to be honest I don't know the exact location of either of them but having lived in Dunearn Gardens and Watten Estate condo may I offer the following opinions about the 2 areas.

Shelford/Watten feels more expat "cliquey" being close to Tierney's and not far from 6th Avenue with Cold Storage Gourmet and so on. At Novena/Newton there are more shops and restaurants than you can shake a stick at with Novena and United Squares plus easier access to MRT than out on Bukit Timah Road (at least until Botanic Gardens on the Circle Line opens). Both of them have (overpriced) modernised hawker centres nearby where you can take your overseas visitors to make them feel they are eating like locals.

It t'were me I would go for Thomson being closer to the nightlife as well but either way you won't be making a huge mistake. Any other views anyone?
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Post by seasider » Mon, 16 Jul 2007 8:20 am

Are you single, leeds_lass? Apologies if I'm wrong but it's the impression I get from some of your posts.

IMHO the Bt Timah area is more suited to families. I don't know the Thomson area very well but most of my single friends choose to live a bit closer to the action if budget permits (River Valley, Robertson Quay, even Emerald Gardens on Club Street), Holland Road, or maybe at one of the bigger, older complexes out east, like Bayshore Park.

Sorry to confuse you even more, but choosing a home is a big decision so do consider all your options, not just what your agent wants you to consider.


Seasider - another Leeds lass :)

PS Just remembered was discussing this with a Bradford boy over the weekend (in relation to another single new arrival) and he rates the few condos in the Bugis area for new arrivals.

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thanks for the advice

Post by leeds_lass » Mon, 16 Jul 2007 9:05 pm

hey seasider, quite right to guess I'm a singleton, is it that obvious!!!!

Decided not to go with Thomson or Shelford, back on the search with agent to continue looking round Holland, Newton and Novena and hoping I can get more than a shoebox for my budget!!!!

Might check out the tip on Bugis though - thanks...

ps so how many times have people mentioned Yorkshire Pudding to you then in the many years you've been here? I've only been here 3 weeks and am well into double figures already!!!

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Post by seasider » Mon, 16 Jul 2007 11:26 pm

Well there was the one recently that thought it was what you had with rum sauce :roll:

Wait 'til you've been here a bit longer - I've been here 5 years now, am originally from Redcar, lived half my life in Leeds, am married to a man from Swindon (combine 'aaarvester), mix with way too many Antipodeans, and have a smattering of (bad) Singlish. I confuse taxi drivers. :)

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Post by leeds_lass » Tue, 17 Jul 2007 11:10 pm

I look forward to it!!!!!

My broad accent already confuses the hell out of everyone, especially when tea time doesn't exist, and dinner time is actually lunch time!! And then I was down my lunch/dinner/tea with a glass of pop!!!

Yorkshire pudding and rum sauce!!!! mmmmm, mmmmm - not!!!

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