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    Default Where NOT to live in Victoria

    So we have finally decided to hire the bullet and move out of Canberra as the cost of living is ridiculous and the opportunities for career advancement if you not in the public service are not great. We are going to rent our house out initially and look for somewhere to rent in Victoria, if we like it then we will sell our house in Canberra and but something in Victoria eventually. So hubby is about to start applying for jobs and we will happily move to wherever the best job opportunities are. However what I'm interested in is if there is anywhere in Victoria or certain suburbs in Melbourne that we should avoid and why.


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    oooo...this could get interesting.

    Everywhere seems to have good and bad spots. I've lived on the east and the west side and found pros and cons to both. I'm currently west and most would say avoid here, but I like it. What I don't like is it's environment; it's mainly flat and industrial. If your looking for tree leaf suburbs something east would be nice. It's all very subjective.

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    Dandenong, Springvale, Clayton, Noble Park ...

    Many more, but these are the ones off the top of my head. My train line goes through these stations and I have feared for my safety many times

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    Narre Warren has become very rough

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    I'd keep away from anywhere with poor transport. Where we will be moving to (building) currently has an almost 2km walk to the nearest bus stop. It's a new estate though, so the route will be extended at some point.

    I'd agree with keeping away from Noble Park and Springvale.

    I much prefer the Western suburbs

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    Point Cook is fine, if you like lego land. Oldest house is 12 years old, its very densely populated & over 250 houses for rent. 3 shopping centres & servos', anything you could need on a daily basis is where. Getting to the city can take any where from 30min to 2 hours, depending on the time of day.

    Oh & its stupidly winding.

    Today we had 100km hour winds

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    I agree with MrsPoss there is a good a bad side to each suburb, I lived in Noble Park till I was 26 and where I was it was fine to live however the further you moved into the centre of the suburb there were issues, I lived in 5 different houses in all different parts of Noble both the inner and outer parts and never had an issue you just had to be aware of where not to go etc.
    I'm currently in Narre Warren and in a pretty quiet location however I know if we stay in this area my kids will not be able to wander the streets etc without an adult until late teens (I say this now but my bubs is only 9mths old lol)

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    LOTS! Did you have any ideas at all..?
    What is important to you..?
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    Which suburb do you live in in Canberra? And which suburbs do you avoid?
    I'll list the Melbourne equivalents for you.

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    Craigieburn, Roxburgh Park. Teens are pretty rough there with property, we had our car stolen three times in a year and house broken into at night while we were all there, cars were in the drive and everything. There's a letter to the newspaper every week complaining about gangs of teens roaming the streets after dark.


 

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