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Bangkok, where's a GREAT place to live with school kids...?

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blackcab    1,757

You need to get into the school first. Some schools are a lot more selective than others, and the school year has just started.

 

What type of education do you want? British curriculum, IB, etc?

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Thian    3,489
5 hours ago, SurinBeach said:

Yeh I guess it could be (ie close to DMG), I was just more thinking of airplane noise, but watched the video, look pretty nice...

 

 

Well i know better villaparks in the area but those don't have their own school. 

 

We also hear planes but i like it, gives me the feeling to be in the civilised world..

 

You better make up your mind if you want to live in a condo or house...when i lived in a condo we had to mop the floor every other day or have black feet....a house is much more fun for me.

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SurinBeach    44

Gents,

 

I'm only looking for suggestions of areas, ie school and housing, I don't need telling go find a school first thanks ....

 

Cheers

SB

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SurinBeach    44
26 minutes ago, blackcab said:

You need to get into the school first. Some schools are a lot more selective than others, and the school year has just started.

 

What type of education do you want? British curriculum, IB, etc?

 

Starting to look for next year ...

 

To me it doesn't really matter if British Curriculim, IB etc,

 

currently younger kid at a Thai International school, EP program as better for Thai language,

elder kid at IB...

 

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SurinBeach    44
15 minutes ago, Thian said:

Well i know better villaparks in the area but those don't have their own school. 

 

We also hear planes but i like it, gives me the feeling to be in the civilised world..

 

You better make up your mind if you want to live in a condo or house...when i lived in a condo we had to mop the floor every other day or have black feet....a house is much more fun for me.

 

We currently live in a 5 bed house with pool etc on half Rai, although circa 5 years ago lived in a small condo unit where I think it's quite good for  kids also as they can always pop down the communal pool and find other kids to play with ....

 

 

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Thian    3,489
6 hours ago, SurinBeach said:

 

We currently live in a 5 bed house with pool etc on half Rai, although circa 5 years ago lived in a small condo unit where I think it's quite good for  kids also as they can always pop down the communal pool and find other kids to play with ....

 

 

Yes but villaparks also have tenniscourt, soccerfield, gym, parks, safe streets, gardens and plenty other kids..

Also condo's have a tiny kitchen, which is no fun for me....but it's all up to you of course.

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SurinBeach    44
8 hours ago, Thian said:

Yes but villaparks also have tenniscourt, soccerfield, gym, parks, safe streets, gardens and plenty other kids..

Also condo's have a tiny kitchen, which is no fun for me....but it's all up to you of course.

Yup, I would say I prefer "Villa Park" living generally ....

except a couple of neighbours feeding Soi Dogs that bite some kids and leave their "mess" everywhere ...

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quandow    1,602

There is a decent gated community right next to Sarasas Witaed Suvarnabhumi. Pool, very good security, playground areas. The surrounding area is heavy industrial, but if you stay in the community, it's quite nice. Close to Mega Bangna Mall and a Tesco 4 kilometers away. Oh yeah, NO soi dogs!

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mpetersen    9

Try OnNut 1/1.  T77.  Hasu Haus and Mori Haus as well as their townhouses across from a Habito Mall. There is a new secondary school campus of St Andrews opening this month. It's a planned neighborhood and you won't need a taxi or bus.  

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puffy    199

You could move slightly outside Bangkok. Nonthaburi/Pak Kret it is a short drive in to Bangkok. There are also many

Excellent villages and good schools. Bangkok Boulevard/ Ladalom are examples of good villages. You have ISB school, which is very expensive, but also the newly opened Denla British school which is cheaper. Large shopping centers and all the usual Supermarkets e.g Villa Market, Tops, Macro etc. Traffic also not as bad as central Bangkok, but not great during rush hour.

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BKK1969    10

Bangkok Condo's are conducive to kids getting serious cases of cabin fever and/or smartphone-itis.
I first tried to solve that issue in the early nineties with two of my kids but ended up expatriating them.
Not enough common space in the inner city and any place else you pay for it.
Not an easy one. Good luck.


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Thian    3,489
10 hours ago, BKK1969 said:

Bangkok Condo's are conducive to kids getting serious cases of cabin fever and/or smartphone-itis.
I first tried to solve that issue in the early nineties with two of my kids but ended up expatriating them.
Not enough common space in the inner city and any place else you pay for it.
Not an easy one. Good luck.


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I agree, raise kids in a condo and big chance they'll need glasses before they are teenagers

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