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    Whats it like living in Armidale?

    Im interested in going to UNE, but I dont really know much about the city at all, only that the last and only time I went there it was friggen FREEZING!

    Can anyone give me a few good points?

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    Re: Whats it like living in Armidale?

    cold in winter
    hot in summer

    relatively decent sized town, stuff to do
    only 2 hours from the beach

    idk

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    Re: Whats it like living in Armidale?

    Living in Armidale is pretty damn awesome. Plenty of parks, shops, prices for EVERYTHING lower than in Sydney, and Armidale is surrounded by the pine forest and other national parks.

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    Re: Whats it like living in Armidale?

    Sounds pretty good

    Is there any nightlife?

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    Re: Whats it like living in Armidale?

    yes

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    Re: Whats it like living in Armidale?

    I live in Armidale!


    OKAY, awesome place.

    I suggest watching this short video...

    http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=0noSicI7x6Q

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    Re: Whats it like living in Armidale?

    Quote Originally Posted by fleck27
    Sounds pretty good

    Is there any nightlife?
    Who the hell cares - you're going there to study, not to party...otherwise, come to one of the big cities.

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    Re: Whats it like living in Armidale?

    It does get very cold here in winter.... and often not very hot in summer. We have had alot of new shops and shit arrive in recent years.

    Some of the colleges have a night life reputation
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    Re: Whats it like living in Armidale?

    As people have said, it's absolutely freezing here in winter. The summer before last was really weird - I was actually wearing ugg boots and a jumper for a few days, because it was freezing. But as a general rule, it's pretty warm in summer, anywhere from about 25 to 35 degrees.

    There's a shopping centre, but people quite often go to Coffs or Tamworth for shopping, because there's not a huge variety. It's about 2 or 3 hours to Coffs, and an hour and a half to Tamworth. There's also a Cinema, which is a cheaper than most other places, and an outdoor pool, as well as the indoor one at UNE.
    There's an absolute buttload of cafes and restaurants in town, and a huge number of pubs, too. Lots of them have associations with the uni colleges, so they get cheap alcohol at various times of the year. I'm pretty sure there's a nightclub or two, as well.
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    Re: Whats it like living in Armidale?

    But the people are shit. As seen above^

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    Aww, we love you, too, Eb.
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    Re: Whats it like living in Armidale?

    Quote Originally Posted by fleck27
    Im interested in going to UNE, but I dont really know much about the city at all, only that the last and only time I went there it was friggen FREEZING!
    Which is why God invented Central Heating.

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    Re: Whats it like living in Armidale?

    Do you drink? If so, you will fit in fine.

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    Re: Whats it like living in Armidale?

    and if i dont drink?

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    Re: Whats it like living in Armidale?

    You will fit in fine if you don't drink (thanks for that Tiny). There are a large range of people from all different back grounds so it doesn't matter what your preferences are.

    I moved to Armidale from the Far North Coast of NSW, and it was freezing at first but you acclimatize pretty quickly. I much prefer Armidale now and I want to live out there when I finish my degree. The colleges are really well heated and you just rug up in winter time and it's not that bad.... I do now consider anything above 20 to be hot, and above 15 to be warm though....

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    Re: Whats it like living in Armidale?

    If you dont drink, you will find it hard to make friends.

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    Re: Whats it like living in Armidale?

    Tiny stop being a menace. I know loads of people that don't drink and they fit in fine. You don't find it any more difficult making friends. We are very accepting at UNE.

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    Re: Whats it like living in Armidale?

    its pretty good, shopping has improved and its pretty cold, but a above average place all round

    plus ebony lives there and thats pretty cool

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    Re: Whats it like living in Armidale?

    Eniledam doesn't drink.

    She just wants you to go there so you can be friends.

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    Re: Whats it like living in Armidale?

    I do too drink Tiny. You should know that *nudge nudge*

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    Re: Whats it like living in Armidale?

    Thanks Tiny! Nice to know I'm friendless

    It's not hard to make friends just because you don't drink - I don't drink and I have friends.... I think....

    Tiny, are you my friend?

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    Re: Whats it like living in Armidale?

    Haha...non-drinkers will make many friends. Probably.

    Who is this?

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    Smile Re: Whats it like living in Armidale?

    Armidale is really a country town aspiring to be the city that it is (officially). It has atmosphere (especially in Autumn - perhaps the best time to be there) & (dare I say it) 'soul'. If you read Judith Wright's poetry (esp. 'The Moving Image') you'll get an idea of how Armidale was in the 50s. All the roads are bitumen now and lead to shopping centres! Call that progress?

    Enjoy it while you can!

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    Re: Whats it like living in Armidale?

    Quote Originally Posted by nungulba
    If you read Judith Wright's poetry (esp. 'The Moving Image') you'll get an idea of how Armidale was in the 50s.
    So ... this whole "Happy New 2009!" thing that went down a fortnight ago was just a lie?

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