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    Just looking for some advice/feedback/comments on some suburbs in Melbourne. DH has a new job and we are needing to move as he is currently driving up to 1.5 hours each way. his new job is in Williamstown. we definitely cannot afford to lve there as beautiful as it is. I have come up with some suburbs that are within a 45min drive for DH to work and in our price range. having only lived invictoria for 10 months i know nothing about these suburbs other than what i find online. Any comments or feedback would be greatly appreciated.

    Tarneit
    Truganina
    Williams Landing
    Werribee
    Point cook (heard they have crappy internet and traffic can be a nightmare)
    Derrimut (looks really nice but not a lot of rentals available)
    Deer Park (same as Derrimut)
    Caroline Springs (not sure how long it would actually take in traffic)

    we are looking for a 3/4 bedroom house, must have good internet connection in the area, family friendly, preferably no more than $350 rent per week. I drive so public transport is not an issue.

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    Hi there,

    I think looking at what you are hoping to pay, Tarneit & Truganina are your best bets. I think you will struggle to get much that is nice in Point Cook & Williams Landing for $350 or less. Both Trug and Tarneit are in good proximity to Willy, however I think most parts of Wyndham have crappy traffic these days due to huge population growth, but not a lot if new infrastructure. I'm in Williams Landing and love it as I avoid most of the Sayers Road traffic...! Internet is pretty hit and miss, for the same reason as above - increase to population but no infrastructure... Good luck

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    I live in Werribee/wyndham, and rent a nice 3 br house for $250 pw. My dp works in footscray which is about 30 mins from here, 15 mins away from williamstown . I moved here about 6 months ago as my dp owns a house up here and so far I love it. I don't like the traffic in the main streets but the suburb areas are ok.
    Eta. I can't comment on the traffic on his commute to work as he works night shift so doesn't get the peak hour traffic. It might be longer otherwise
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    Have you thought about Seddon or Yarraville, also Footscray is very close to Williamstown.

    It depends on what you consider important to lifestyle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juzz View Post
    Hi there,

    I think looking at what you are hoping to pay, Tarneit & Truganina are your best bets. I think you will struggle to get much that is nice in Point Cook & Williams Landing for $350 or less. Both Trug and Tarneit are in good proximity to Willy, however I think most parts of Wyndham have crappy traffic these days due to huge population growth, but not a lot if new infrastructure. I'm in Williams Landing and love it as I avoid most of the Sayers Road traffic...! Internet is pretty hit and miss, for the same reason as above - increase to population but no infrastructure... Good luck
    Thanks Juzz. Thee are actually quite a few for around the $350 price range in point cook according to realestate .com. There are a couple in Williams landing, I looked at an awesome house yesterday in Williams landing for $350 but there were heaps of people at the open home do I don't like my chances when we have one income, children and a cat

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    Have you thought about Newport or Altona? I lived in Newport several years ago so not sure what the rental market is like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moxy View Post
    Have you thought about Newport or Altona? I lived in Newport several years ago so not sure what the rental market is like.
    yeah i had a look but its too expensive for really really old rundown houses. i am at home all day so have to like my house. i would rather live a bit further out to have a nicer home.

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    I've lived in most of those suburbs and I would pick point cook or caroline springs. Getting out of point cook is much easier than trying to get out of tarneit in peak hour. We have an awesome 4 bed house here for what you are looking to pay. Good luck!

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    Wouldn't live in any of those suburbs personally, too many negatives.
    I would look at Yarraville, Seddon, Altona, Footscray, West Footscray, Braybrook, Maidstone, Maribyrnong, all established older suburbs, close to Willi, no freeway traffic or congestion to get anywhere, better shopping, more child facilities to choose from that aren't full.
    It's cheap in those outer suburbs for a reason.

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    I should add Point Cook to Williamstown isn't far, but I'm not sure how bad traffic is on Kororoit sp? Creek Rd, there's a lot of factories/industry in that area.

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