Society/Culture Rate the Australian Capital cities.

the best and the shit

  • Sydney

    Votes: 10 12.5%
  • Melbourne

    Votes: 48 60.0%
  • Perth

    Votes: 18 22.5%
  • Brisbane

    Votes: 8 10.0%
  • Adelaide

    Votes: 15 18.8%
  • Darwin

    Votes: 3 3.8%
  • Hobart

    Votes: 11 13.8%

  • Total voters
    80

romeohwho

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#51
Yeah, I gather property prices are pretty steep.

I'm just curious what the attraction of Sydney is(besides the coke) as I've never been there. People I know that have been there have said it's great for a few nights but wouldn't want to live there.
Great weather, lovely in the old areas.It’s the most beautiful city/harbour in the world yet hardly anyone can afford to live on the water and the burbs of Sydney are pretty ordinary, not very attractive and lack a defined sense of community. Transport in certain suburbs is tricky. It’s busy and yet strangely empty in parts of the city at nighttime. I love it but also would not want to live there again.
 

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#56
Interesting stats.

NSW: 26th in the world, behind Belgium, in front of Thailand
Vic: 39th in the world, behind Phillipines, in front of Malaysia
Qld: 46th in the world, behind Bangladesh, in front of Vietnam
W.A.: 56th in the world, behind Iraq, in front of Algeria
S.A.: 70th in the world, behind Sri Lanka, in front of Etiopia
A.C.T.: 102nd in the world, behind Cameroon, in front of Latvia
Tas. : 112th in the world, behind Nepal, in front of Hinduras
N.T. : 118th in the world, behind Afghanistan, in front of Trinidad & Tobago

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#57
Anyone care to comment on the public transport? I haven't seen any mentions of it ITT, but to me that was the most striking difference between the 2 Australian cities I've lived in - Perth and Sydney.


Perth trains - super clean and comfortable, no graffiti, carpeted floors and seats, orderly and well run, trains on time, security and ticket inspectors everywhere. Decent ticketing system.

Sydney trains - scummy, grimy mess that looks and feels like a public toilet. Everything inside is bare metal with no carpet, outside of carriages covered in graffiti, ticketing system not user friendly at all. Didn't see a single security/transit guard or ticket inspector whatsoever.

I could not believe how bad the trains were in Sydney. I think I know what a third world country is like now.
 
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#58
Sydney and Perth. Soulless. Perth just struck me as a series of highways with overcashed bogans too dumb to realise where the economy is heading.

Only spent a few days in Brisbane. Ok, but you need to like humidity.

Adelaide. Lovely city. A big country town.

Hobart. 2nd best city in the country. Hardly any traffic, lots of quiet spots, a CBD with enough action without being crowded.

Melbourne is the best, and it's not even close.
 

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1. Perth. Cottesloe, and western suburbs in general is the best place to live in Australia. Booming food scene (and best tasting produce), river and ocean vistas, seems to have high proportion of hot chicks, more and more things to do since Facebook events and hitting 2 million people. In 50 years it will be no contest that its the best city

2. Melbourne. Too left-wing echo-chambery, and also I start to get a bit bored of the city/chapel st/richmond etc after a week or two. Theres almost too many places to go drink, everywhere is half empty. AFL though and love looking at the buildings

3. Sydney. Great place to visit, except I don't like the lock-out laws at all.

4. Brisbane/GC. Theme parks are cool, bit humid, cheesy Miami flavour.

5. Adelaide. Stadium and Glenelg thumbs up
 

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1. Perth. Cottesloe, and western suburbs in general is the best place to live in Australia. Booming food scene (and best tasting produce), river and ocean vistas, seems to have high proportion of hot chicks, more and more things to do since Facebook events and hitting 2 million people. In 50 years it will be no contest that its the best city

2. Melbourne. Too left-wing echo-chambery, and also I start to get a bit bored of the city/chapel st/richmond etc after a week or two. Theres almost too many places to go drink, everywhere is half empty. AFL though and love looking at the buildings

3. Sydney. Great place to visit, except I don't like the lock-out laws at all.

4. Brisbane/GC. Theme parks are cool, bit humid, cheesy Miami flavour.

5. Adelaide. Stadium and Glenelg thumbs up
It’s a beautiful city good size and is getting there with entertainment. The fringe festival and all the outdoor bars set up ovet summer were brilliant!

The people can be a bit clicky and very left winged! Especially the people from freo as there is something definitely in the water there
700k in picked up an amazing hous a few streets back south of the river
 

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ROFL.
Sydney and Perth. Soulless. Perth just struck me as a series of highways with overcashed bogans too dumb to realise where the economy is heading.

Only spent a few days in Brisbane. Ok, but you need to like humidity.

Adelaide. Lovely city. A big country town.

Hobart. 2nd best city in the country. Hardly any traffic, lots of quiet spots, a CBD with enough action without being crowded.

Melbourne is the best, and it's not even close.
You lost all credibility with the Adelaide comment. More like a small country cemetery.
 

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1. Perth. Cottesloe, and western suburbs in general is the best place to live in Australia. Booming food scene (and best tasting produce), river and ocean vistas, seems to have high proportion of hot chicks, more and more things to do since Facebook events and hitting 2 million people. In 50 years it will be no contest that its the best city

2. Melbourne. Too left-wing echo-chambery, and also I start to get a bit bored of the city/chapel st/richmond etc after a week or two. Theres almost too many places to go drink, everywhere is half empty. AFL though and love looking at the buildings

3. Sydney. Great place to visit, except I don't like the lock-out laws at all.

4. Brisbane/GC. Theme parks are cool, bit humid, cheesy Miami flavour.

5. Adelaide. Stadium and Glenelg thumbs up
Perth may be out of water in 50 years time.
 

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1. Perth. Cottesloe, and western suburbs in general is the best place to live in Australia. Booming food scene (and best tasting produce), river and ocean vistas, seems to have high proportion of hot chicks, more and more things to do since Facebook events and hitting 2 million people. In 50 years it will be no contest that its the best city

2. Melbourne. Too left-wing echo-chambery, and also I start to get a bit bored of the city/chapel st/richmond etc after a week or two. Theres almost too many places to go drink, everywhere is half empty. AFL though and love looking at the buildings

3. Sydney. Great place to visit, except I don't like the lock-out laws at all.

4. Brisbane/GC. Theme parks are cool, bit humid, cheesy Miami flavour.

5. Adelaide. Stadium and Glenelg thumbs up
a perth person calling melbourne an echo chamber. You seriously cant make this stuff up.
 

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#67
I've lived in Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney and Brisbane over long periods.

Out of those, Canberra easily. The others can be nice depending upon where you live and frequent in the city. I live in the Moreton bay area of Brisbane, which is quite nice and sheltered. Western suburbs of Melbourne > Western suburbs of Sydney.

I always seemed to get sick in the Melbourne area, and seldom ever in NSW/QLD, so have to mark down Melbourne for that.
 

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#68
Horses for courses.

I would go with;
Melbourne - however, lack of affordability will see it drop soon enough
Brisbane - nice city, good climate and close to a lot of great holiday destinations
Adelaide - underrated, affordable and nice suburban coastline, wineries north and south
Hobart - very picturesque town/surrounding areas, starting to develop a tourism industry.
Darwin - has a unique laid-back culture that appeals to me.
Sydney - perhaps the best city if you are a millionaire, unappealing in every way if you are not.
Perth - nice looking city but too isolated, I was there recently though and I think the new stadium will be good for the CBD
Canberra - dull, freezing and full of government servants looking only to further their careers and not to socialise.
 

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Sydney and Perth. Soulless. Perth just struck me as a series of highways with overcashed bogans too dumb to realise where the economy is heading.

Only spent a few days in Brisbane. Ok, but you need to like humidity.

Adelaide. Lovely city. A big country town.

Hobart. 2nd best city in the country. Hardly any traffic, lots of quiet spots, a CBD with enough action without being crowded.

Melbourne is the best, and it's not even close.
A large contingent of these "bogans" were Eastern Staters and NZ'ers who have all but gone home now.
 

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Sydney and Perth. Soulless. Perth just struck me as a series of highways with overcashed bogans too dumb to realise where the economy is heading.

Only spent a few days in Brisbane. Ok, but you need to like humidity.

Adelaide. Lovely city. A big country town.

Hobart. 2nd best city in the country. Hardly any traffic, lots of quiet spots, a CBD with enough action without being crowded.

Melbourne is the best, and it's not even close.
Yep Melbourne's great, It's the best......
Best Bollards, to keep you alive as you walk down the street.
Best Sleeping spots, footpaths.....
Best place to experience an aggravated burglary.
Ice is cheap.
$1,000,000 to live in the shittiest suburbs.
45 degrees in summer, 5 degrees in winter.
Eddie McGuire.
Join a gang.
Can't swim in the bay.
Trams, 2 hours to get to Bundoora.
Hipsters.
Trains, punch yourself in the head before you get on, save the bogans doing it to you.
Beggars earn more than you.
The Yarra.
Docklands, where there are more mice and rats than people.

Ahhhh.
Melbourne.
Good call Kidd Vicious......
 
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