We are moving from Canberra to Melbourne in the next few weeks. DH has a job in Epping that he is starting straight after Easter and our house is sold and settles on the 20th April so we need to be out by then. We are currently house hunting which is not easy when we are still living in Canberra. We have looked at a few houses and will probably have to journey back down again next weekend as real estates arnt keen on applications when you haven't viewed the house , even though in some cases the pictures are enough for me. We are hoping to live in Epping as it will be close to DH work and also seems like a good suburb, lots of shops and parks. I would love to get others opinions on surrounding suburbs. We have looked at Mernda as its really cheap but have heard that traveling on plenty road is a pain in ***. We did look at further out suburbs as DH said he would commute more if we could get more bang for our buck in a good suburb further out. We looked at Melton Aldo as I liked the idea of the smalle town feel but have heard mixed reviews on living their. Didn't look like there was they many shops etc for the amount of people living their but perhaps we didn't explore enough. Would love to hear others views on anywhere else we should look, preferably within a 30-45 min drive to epping.
Looking for somewhere that is close to shops , supermarket , has good parks and things for me and DD (nearly 3 years) to do ( I.e good parks, library etc) .