DubaiLand, Dubai, UAE

Arabian Ranches

20 Reviews
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Master developer
Emaar Properties
Arabian Ranches is a district located in DubaiLand, United Arab Emirates
Arabian Ranches is a district located in DubaiLand, United Arab Emirates
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Arabian Ranches receives an overall rating of based on 20 reviews. We asked the residents to consider a variety of factors such as the view, finishing, layout, noise levels, traffic, public transportation, parking, security, swimming pool, gym, and maintenance.

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Alma Townhomes review, August 2015
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Niranjana
From India
Moved here in 2009, Living with parents.
Positives
Peace and quiet and the fact that it takes only 20mins to get to most places in dubai since it
Negatives
I really wish there was a gym in the communities.
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Saheel review, March 2015
Lovely community
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Emily
From United Kingdom
Moved here in 2015, Family with children.
Positives
Community feel. Nice sized rooms. Solid build. Security.
Negatives
Desert style landscaping, wooden stairs (not in all Saheels).
The Arabian Ranches is a very nice are in which to live. Saheel is particularly nice due to the fact that the houses are detached with nice streets and good sized gardens. The layout is user friendly and practical.
The Arabian Ranches is a very nice are in which to live. Saheel is particularly nice due to the fact that the houses are detached with nice streets and good sized gardens. The layout is user friendly and practical.
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Mirador review, February 2015
Villa in Mirador
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Moustafa
From Lebanon
Moved here in 2015, Family with children.
Positives
Garden with swimming pool
Negatives
Long way to Umm Suqeim exit with too many speed bumps
My family loves this villa, especially the garden with our own swimming pool. The kids can play safely with their friends without leaving our home. I think the rooms should be bigger in a villa like this, but it is still very comfortable for our family of six. Mirador is more… close to the exit towards Sharjah, but a much longer way out if you need to go in towards Jebel Ali / Abu Dhabi. Show less
My family loves this villa, especially the garden with our own swimming pool. The kids can play safely with their friends without leaving our home. I think the rooms should be bigger in a villa like this, but it is still very comfortable for our family of six. Mirador is close to the exit towards Sharjah, but a much longer way out if you need to go in towards Jebel Ali / Abu Dhabi.
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Al Reem review, February 2015
2 bedroom townhouse
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Anjali
From India
Moved here in 2015, Family with children.
Positives
Safe enviroment for our kids, rooms are bigger than in Springs villas
Negatives
Can't walk to any shop or restaurant, community center is quite small, it cna take a while to get out of the Ranches in the morning
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Al Reem review, February 2015
Al Reem 3
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Gille
From Switzerland
Moved here in 2013, Family with children.
Positives
The neighbor
Negatives
The traffic in the morning
Al Reem 3 is a very pleasant area. Lots of family leaving here. Very convenient as it is near the Academic city. Our villa is in good shape and of a good size.
Al Reem 3 is a very pleasant area. Lots of family leaving here. Very convenient as it is near the Academic city. Our villa is in good shape and of a good size.
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Saheel review, January 2015
One of the most sort after villa communities for families in Dubai
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Vishwa
From India
Moved here in 2015, Family with children.
Positives
Green space, layout, size and location
Negatives
Visitor parking, morning traffic near the main Arabian Ranches r/a
The Saheel community comprises of only 3 and 5 bedroom detached villas and is one of the biggest in terms of layout in the Arabian Ranches. Lots of green areas which is quite well maintained with 3 swimming pool / park complexes within the community. The community is very quiet more… except for the perimeter villas which face the Emirates road. Though there is a traffic problem in the Ranches during morning office hours, Saheel is one of the least effected as it is the closest to the exit point. Show less
The Saheel community comprises of only 3 and 5 bedroom detached villas and is one of the biggest in terms of layout in the Arabian Ranches. Lots of green areas which is quite well maintained with 3 swimming pool / park complexes within the community. The community is very quiet except for the perimeter villas which face the Emirates road. Though there is a traffic problem in the Ranches during morning office hours, Saheel is one of the least effected as it is the closest to the exit point.
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Palmera review, December 2014
Palmera 3 bedroom villa
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Maria
From Venezuela
Moved here in 2014, Family with children.
Positives
Environment
Negatives
Public transportation
I'm very happy with my villa. My villa is upgraded, then this is one of the reasons. In general I'm very happy with Arabian Ranches community.
I'm very happy with my villa. My villa is upgraded, then this is one of the reasons. In general I'm very happy with Arabian Ranches community.
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Mirador review, November 2014
Family friendly at its best
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Melissa
From United Kingdom
Moved here in 2009, Living with parents.
Positives
Family friendly and very safe.
Negatives
No gym within walking distance and bumper to bumper traffic in the mornings.
I've lived and grew up in Arabian Ranches (firstly in Saheel, presently Mirador) with my parents and sister, and we have lived here for a good 8 years. Arabian Ranches location, as a whole, is very good. Situated on the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Rd, with a big interchange right next more… to it, Motor City next door, and Mall of The Emirates a straight road into the city centre, it's located perfectly. The Ranches is generally a clean area, friendly people, and a few shops/restaurants in the community center that caters to what is needed. The numerous pools, playing areas, 24/7 security guards, a primary and high school and a golf club make it an excellent family friendly neighborhood. The fact that there are gardeners to keep the area groomed make it even more picturesque. Saheel isn't the ideal location if you want peace and serenity, as you can hear every word from the Autodrome when they have events or even just speeding around. Mirador on the other hand, which is on the other side of the Ranches, is very quiet (with a little disturbances from construction around the Ranches). However, I only have two criticisms for the area. The first being that there isn't a gym that is accessible without having to go to a neighbouring community (i.e. studio city or motor city), and the ones that are there are expensive and don't necessarily cater to working people that do 9-5. Secondly, the traffic going out of the Ranches in the mornings on a weekday (usually 8am), is atrocious. As there are only three entrances/exits. One of which joins directly to the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Rd (old Emirates Road), towards Mirdiff, which leaves two exits for every other direction in Dubai, which might as well be one. As the way the roundabouts are set up, both exits are more or less at a stand still, bumper to bumper. However, with all accounts taken on board, if you want a safe place to raise a family in the suburbs of Dubai with quick, easy access to the rest of the city, Arabian Ranches is definitely the place to be.Show less
I've lived and grew up in Arabian Ranches (firstly in Saheel, presently Mirador) with my parents and sister, and we have lived here for a good 8 years. Arabian Ranches location, as a whole, is very good. Situated on the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Rd, with a big interchange right next to it, Motor City next door, and Mall of The Emirates a straight road into the city centre, it's located perfectly. The Ranches is generally a clean area, friendly people, and a few shops/restaurants in the community center that caters to what is needed. The numerous pools, playing areas, 24/7 security guards, a primary and high school and a golf club make it an excellent family friendly neighborhood. The fact that there are gardeners to keep the area groomed make it even more picturesque. Saheel isn't the ideal location if you want peace and serenity, as you can hear every word from the Autodrome when they have events or even just speeding around. Mirador on the other hand, which is on the other side of the Ranches, is very quiet (with a little disturbances from construction around the Ranches). However, I only have two criticisms for the area. The first being that there isn't a gym that is accessible without having to go to a neighbouring community (i.e. studio city or motor city), and the ones that are there are expensive and don't necessarily cater to working people that do 9-5. Secondly, the traffic going out of the Ranches in the mornings on a weekday (usually 8am), is atrocious. As there are only three entrances/exits. One of which joins directly to the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Rd (old Emirates Road), towards Mirdiff, which leaves two exits for every other direction in Dubai, which might as well be one. As the way the roundabouts are set up, both exits are more or less at a stand still, bumper to bumper. However, with all accounts taken on board, if you want a safe place to raise a family in the suburbs of Dubai with quick, easy access to the rest of the city, Arabian Ranches is definitely the place to be.
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Al Reem review, November 2014
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Ikke
From Belize
Moved here in 2012, Family with children.
Positives
The swimming pool
Negatives
The house
The ranches are overrated. Prices are too high for the quality of the houses. Windows are falling apart, aircos are old and unclean. And the rooms are too small. You can find better fails in other communities.
The ranches are overrated. Prices are too high for the quality of the houses. Windows are falling apart, aircos are old and unclean. And the rooms are too small. You can find better fails in other communities.
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Al Reem review, November 2014
Arabian Ranches
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Sana
From India
Moved here in 2010, Living with parents.
Positives
The greenery, walking paths and parks
Negatives
Nothing really.
Arabian Ranches is a well maintained community to live in, It is peaceful and safe. It also has great walking areas for residents and greenery that is well looked after. The park and swimming pools for children and families is also well maintained.One suggestion would be to build more… a mosque near Al Reem which is central for people living on the other side, as the mosque near the entrance gets full on Fridays. The community center is convenient and very friendly, however a few more options in restaurants would be nice. Overall it is peaceful to live at the Ranches. The Medi Center is nice with good doctors, however it would be good to have a medical facility 24/7.Show less
Arabian Ranches is a well maintained community to live in, It is peaceful and safe. It also has great walking areas for residents and greenery that is well looked after. The park and swimming pools for children and families is also well maintained.One suggestion would be to build a mosque near Al Reem which is central for people living on the other side, as the mosque near the entrance gets full on Fridays. The community center is convenient and very friendly, however a few more options in restaurants would be nice. Overall it is peaceful to live at the Ranches. The Medi Center is nice with good doctors, however it would be good to have a medical facility 24/7.
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Palmera review, November 2014
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Sanja
From Germany
Moved here in 2014, Family with children.
Positives
Golf Club
Negatives
Bussy Al Quadra Road - mornings hours
I live in Arabian Ranches, a beautiful, quiet residential gated community.The Ranches includes a Golf Club, Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club, a community shopping centre. I am very happy to stay in Arabian Ranches.
I live in Arabian Ranches, a beautiful, quiet residential gated community.The Ranches includes a Golf Club, Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club, a community shopping centre. I am very happy to stay in Arabian Ranches.
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Al Reem review, November 2014
Al Reem 3 community
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Tiina-Maija
From Finland
Moved here in 2014, Living with spouse.
Positives
Quiet and peaceful in the evenings
Negatives
School area roads blocked with selfish parents stopping where ever they can during drop off and pick up times - c'mon people!!
Al Reem 3 residents are an international mix and we have been very happy living there for the past 8 years. While play time can get a little noisy; during the evening the community is lovely and quiet; it is well maintained and secure. Lots of pet owners; and most more… of us clean up after our pets! We enjoy our tennis courts; it would be a value add if we had a gym but there are many good options for fitness outdoors with walking paths, the pool, and tennis.Show less
Al Reem 3 residents are an international mix and we have been very happy living there for the past 8 years. While play time can get a little noisy; during the evening the community is lovely and quiet; it is well maintained and secure. Lots of pet owners; and most of us clean up after our pets! We enjoy our tennis courts; it would be a value add if we had a gym but there are many good options for fitness outdoors with walking paths, the pool, and tennis.
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Palmera review, November 2014
A Lovely Place - The Arabian Ranches
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Prateek
From India
Moved here in 2014, Living with spouse.
Positives
Finish, Community Feel
Negatives
Public Transportation
The Arabian Ranches is a quiet and peaceful community that is built of the highest standards. A few things such has high traffic during the peak hours and lack of good public transportation community is something that must be improved.
The Arabian Ranches is a quiet and peaceful community that is built of the highest standards. A few things such has high traffic during the peak hours and lack of good public transportation community is something that must be improved.
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Mirador La Colección review, October 2014
La Coleccion 4 bedroom villa
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Ahmad
From Egypt
Moved here in 2012, Family with children.
Positives
Neighbourhood
Negatives
Maintenance Cost and electricity and water bills due to swimming pool
The Villa is in very nice location but the maintenance of the swimming pool is very costly and the owner does not pay for any maintnenace until the end of the year.
The Villa is in very nice location but the maintenance of the swimming pool is very costly and the owner does not pay for any maintnenace until the end of the year.
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Palmera review, October 2014
Emaar best improvement
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N.
From Italy
Moved here in 2019, Family with children.
Positives
Swimming pool
Negatives
After having lived in The Springs, 2 bedrooms townhouses have been improved tremendously, in terms of quality of structure and recreational area. I have purchased the house in 2007 and ever since myself and my family find the community very pleasant, its tenants, the outstanding swimming pool and how it’s more… serviced and maintained, the landscaping and the attention that EMAAR gives to its residents. I wouldn’t like to live anywhere else in Dubai.Show less
After having lived in The Springs, 2 bedrooms townhouses have been improved tremendously, in terms of quality of structure and recreational area. I have purchased the house in 2007 and ever since myself and my family find the community very pleasant, its tenants, the outstanding swimming pool and how it’s serviced and maintained, the landscaping and the attention that EMAAR gives to its residents. I wouldn’t like to live anywhere else in Dubai.
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Al Mahra review, October 2014
Al Mahra Arabian Ranches
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Kapila
From United Kingdom
Moved here in 2014, Family with children.
Positives
Quiet, safe area in a well established neighbourhood
Negatives
Nothing bad about the area really.
Al Mahra in the Arabian Ranches is one of a few residential complexes within the now very well established development. The facilities are fabulous in that, there are 3 communal parks, 2 swimming pools and a set of tennis courts. There is only one entrance, the houses are a good more… layout, I think type 13 is the best layout. Some people aren't keen on the small dome like structures in the roof, but I think it adds character to the look. Show less
Al Mahra in the Arabian Ranches is one of a few residential complexes within the now very well established development. The facilities are fabulous in that, there are 3 communal parks, 2 swimming pools and a set of tennis courts. There is only one entrance, the houses are a good layout, I think type 13 is the best layout. Some people aren't keen on the small dome like structures in the roof, but I think it adds character to the look.
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Alma Townhomes review, September 2014
Arabian ranches Alma
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Kirsty
From United Kingdom
Moved here in 2012, Living with parents.
Positives
The local community area
Negatives
Traffic
We lived in the ranches for 1 year. The alma villas are in a great location they are right next to the local community centre. The community centre has a geant supermarket, a beauty salon, lots of food places, toy stores and many other shops. Which are all within more… walking distance of the alma villas. There is also a golf club which is within walking distance, which has a few nice restaurants and a nice outdoor seating area. The access in and out of the ranches is not the easiest the traffic can be really bad in the morning, the exit onto the shiek Mohammed bin zayed road is easy, there isn't usually much traffic there. But the other exit near motor city is usually pretty bad on week days especially mornings. The alma villas are very nice spacious villas, we had a medium sized garden which backed on the lake. I would say these villas are for small families. The pool area is very clean and there is a life guard there all day. The children's play area is always kept clean and tidy. We had a dog when we lived there and it was a really nice place to walk the dog, the other dog walkers are very friendly as well. The security guards on the gate are always very pleasant. Overall I would say this community is very well maintained. Show less
We lived in the ranches for 1 year. The alma villas are in a great location they are right next to the local community centre. The community centre has a geant supermarket, a beauty salon, lots of food places, toy stores and many other shops. Which are all within walking distance of the alma villas. There is also a golf club which is within walking distance, which has a few nice restaurants and a nice outdoor seating area. The access in and out of the ranches is not the easiest the traffic can be really bad in the morning, the exit onto the shiek Mohammed bin zayed road is easy, there isn't usually much traffic there. But the other exit near motor city is usually pretty bad on week days especially mornings. The alma villas are very nice spacious villas, we had a medium sized garden which backed on the lake. I would say these villas are for small families. The pool area is very clean and there is a life guard there all day. The children's play area is always kept clean and tidy. We had a dog when we lived there and it was a really nice place to walk the dog, the other dog walkers are very friendly as well. The security guards on the gate are always very pleasant. Overall I would say this community is very well maintained.
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Alma Townhomes review, September 2014
Excellent Family community !
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Craig
From United Kingdom
Moved here in 2012, Living with parents.
Positives
Close to the school and community shopping centre
Negatives
Traffic exiting the community (Not Alma but Ranches as a community)
My Wife and stayed for 1 year in Arabian Ranches in a Type 2E between 2012 and 2013 along with my wife's parents + family dog. It was a 3 bedroom + Maids and Study Townhouse of 2,700 sqft. We often had guests, so the study downstairs was always used more… as a spare bedroom as it had sufficient space for a double bed and dressing table, all the room sizes were great. The type 2E also has a smaller closed study upstairs that we had a sofa bed and a TV where guests could sleep but mainly used as the boys TV room :). We benefited from a good size garden at the back, we lived in a cul de sac so had no passing traffic in front of the villa so always had children playing outside on their scooters and bicycles. The location is OK as it feels like you are far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the City but still only around 15 - 20 mins away from the city. This was a problem for my mother in law as she did not drive so she did feel very isolated. Access to the Mohammed Bin Zayed road was great if your were traveling towards Dubai but if you had to exit towards Marina or Jebal Ali you forced to drive the whole way (in fact half way from Alma) through the community to exit, this was on a single traffic lane and got very congested in the morning when everyone is leaving either for school or work. it could take almost 15 - 20 mins just to exit out onto the Al Qudra road but entering was a breeze as i would drive up Umm Sequim road, onto Mohammed Bin Zayed road and straight into Ranches on the slip road, Alma was perfectly located right on the entrance which was great after a stressful day. I am not sure if this is still an issue in the community ?. We were lucky enough to get a villa backing onto the lake where we used to walk the dog but this did become a bad point in the summer when i used to get eaten by the mosqitos so couldnt really enjoy the garden. Alma is walking distance to the golf club where we enjoyed some lovely meals with the family and watched most of the big football games on the big screen with reasonable offers on the beverages :) Unfortunately after a few months a new development, Alma Phase 2 started construction directly behind us so the community got a little dusty and noisy. Alma is one of the smallest communities in Ranches so we almost always had the swimming pool to ourselves. it also has a basketball court and playground. Close to the school and community shopping centre Show less
My Wife and stayed for 1 year in Arabian Ranches in a Type 2E between 2012 and 2013 along with my wife's parents + family dog. It was a 3 bedroom + Maids and Study Townhouse of 2,700 sqft. We often had guests, so the study downstairs was always used as a spare bedroom as it had sufficient space for a double bed and dressing table, all the room sizes were great. The type 2E also has a smaller closed study upstairs that we had a sofa bed and a TV where guests could sleep but mainly used as the boys TV room :). We benefited from a good size garden at the back, we lived in a cul de sac so had no passing traffic in front of the villa so always had children playing outside on their scooters and bicycles. The location is OK as it feels like you are far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the City but still only around 15 - 20 mins away from the city. This was a problem for my mother in law as she did not drive so she did feel very isolated. Access to the Mohammed Bin Zayed road was great if your were traveling towards Dubai but if you had to exit towards Marina or Jebal Ali you forced to drive the whole way (in fact half way from Alma) through the community to exit, this was on a single traffic lane and got very congested in the morning when everyone is leaving either for school or work. it could take almost 15 - 20 mins just to exit out onto the Al Qudra road but entering was a breeze as i would drive up Umm Sequim road, onto Mohammed Bin Zayed road and straight into Ranches on the slip road, Alma was perfectly located right on the entrance which was great after a stressful day. I am not sure if this is still an issue in the community ?. We were lucky enough to get a villa backing onto the lake where we used to walk the dog but this did become a bad point in the summer when i used to get eaten by the mosqitos so couldnt really enjoy the garden. Alma is walking distance to the golf club where we enjoyed some lovely meals with the family and watched most of the big football games on the big screen with reasonable offers on the beverages :) Unfortunately after a few months a new development, Alma Phase 2 started construction directly behind us so the community got a little dusty and noisy. Alma is one of the smallest communities in Ranches so we almost always had the swimming pool to ourselves. it also has a basketball court and playground. Close to the school and community shopping centre
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Palmera review, July 2014
Arabian Ranches Palmera Review
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Arti
From India
Moved here in 2014, Living with spouse.
Positives
It is a very beautiful community well maintained lakes and gardens and Tennis courts.
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Everything is really built very well and maintained . Security is fantastic. The only problem i see is the public transport is not available anywhere close by . The RTA bus Stop is Far from Palmera.
Everything is really built very well and maintained . Security is fantastic. The only problem i see is the public transport is not available anywhere close by . The RTA bus Stop is Far from Palmera.
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Al Reem review, July 2014
Al Reem 4 bedrooms villa
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Proma
From Asia
Moved here in 2014, Living with parents.
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Greenery
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No public transport
Overall positive atmosphere. Very family friendly.. key issue is distance from stores, gym etc and therefore also the lack of public transport!
Overall positive atmosphere. Very family friendly.. key issue is distance from stores, gym etc and therefore also the lack of public transport!
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