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    Sorry I know this probably gets done a lot... Just found out we will be moving to Melbourne around June time for DHs work. I've never ever been to Melbourne so I am clueless and DH has only been a couple of times on Business and only seen the CBD. We have been told that the S/E is nice but DH will be working from Footscray to Deer Park, and we would like to be within 20-30 mins max radius of his work (the closer the better as I don't want him to have a big commute). We will only be in Melbourne 18 months max so will be renting, we have budgeted up to $700 a week but the less we can spend the better as we are paying a mortgage elsewhere. We are hoping to get a 2-3 bedroom townhouse. We would be to be in a nice, safe suburb, close to work, nice parks, a nice local shopping center etc... not bothered about schools or anything as DS is only 1. My number 1 priority in a suburb is safety as sometimes DH will have to go away for work and we will be on our own. From my research so far I have come up with Essendon, Williamstown and Caroline Springs, can anyone tell me if these suburbs are safe and nice for families or suggest some other suburbs that would be commutable to Footscray- Deer Park? I want to know as much as I can before we go so we can find something quickly TIA

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    Caroline Springs and will not need to spend $700 per week

    Williamstown really nice and close to beach but you will need your $700

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    The only suburb out of the three you suggested I would live in is Caroline Springs.

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    Try yarraville, seddon. Nice family areas a bit closer to the city. Nice shops/cafes. Next to Footscray, 10 minutes to city and 10 minutes to
    Sunshine. Good luck!

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    I love essondon area, moonee ponds etc, beautiful old established areas, or as pp said- yarraville and seddon. Caroline springs too far from the city for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by One of THOSE mums! View Post
    The only suburb out of the three you suggested I would live in is Caroline Springs.
    Its funny I'm the opposite to you, that's the only one I wouldn't live in. OP what kind of living are you after? Opinions differ so much... Suburb or city living, cafe culture, public transport..

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    I'd never move to Caroline springs.... It's a bit hard to know what would suit you depending in your individual preferences and circumstances... So many variables!!

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    I second Essendon, Moonee Ponds, Ascot Vale and Willamstown, Seddon, Yarraville. I'd never live in Caroline Springs but then I loathe new housing estates. $700 would get you a place in any of the suburbs mentioned above. All of them have excellent public transport & amenities.

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    Essendon and moonie ponds.

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    Caroline springs is by far the nicest and safest. Perfect for new/young families and lots of outdoor areas. I used to live there (im just down the road now but will be buying in CSprings eventually) and i know the crime stats because i used to work for VicPol.

    In terms of distance to Deer Park...10mins. The city...25-30mins.

    It's a developed houing estate, very clean.

    Affordability, it ranges but $320 is the median for a 3bdr house.

    Hope this helps and pm me if you need to know more

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