I will be arriving in KSA in less than a week and will also be looking for a family home in the community soon thereafter. I have the list of compounds you put together (which is very helpful) however if you have any other useful information I would be grateful if you could share it.
Vpainter, thank you for all your assistance. We are in a similar position and will be looking for fam accommodation over the next couple of weeks. It would be interesting to see the replies to the other posts on this thread. Also appreciate any pros/cons and current/recent experience on compounds.
We found a family home. My husband is currently living at Oasis Gardens. We will be joining him at the end of this month. I know there are also Aramcons at Wadi Village and Euro Village. We had a preference for Oasis as my children are currently on the waiting list for BISAK. Besides my husband is really enjoying himself over there, there are many things to do. Also many families with (young) children.
Thank you for your reply. I am glad to hear you are finally on your way. I have heard Oasis Gardens is great, especially if you have children. We hope to get a place there too. Good luck with your move and perhaps we meet on compound!
Vpainter: I have been told an offer should be headed my way anytime now and given that all signs are pointing towards rental assistance, I want to do as much research as possible for a family home in the community. We are expecting our first child in October and whatever I can do in advance to ensure our family has peace of mind when on our way over I want to (assuming all goes according to plan - fingers crossed)
I have seen the list of compounds, extremely helpful, if you have any other useful information I would be grateful if you could share it. Any pros/cons and current/recent experience on compounds would be extremely useful.