Im starting to sow the seeds for our move to Melbourne later in the year.
Exciting, yet daunting stuff!
I never thought I'd become fearful of moving or change, but a funny thing inside me changed when I had my girl, just over a year ago.
A need to plan and prepare!
Heres our sitcho...
We are currently living in Perth (although in NZ at the moment caring for my mum who is terminally ill).
I have a 16 month old girl, my partner is FIFO in the mines in WA and will most likely continue to do so when we move to Vic.
Im enrolling in a course at NMIT in Fairfield, which starts early next year.
Im hoping to get some advice on suburbs that are close or commuting distance (less than 15 or 20 minutes) to Fairfield please ladies.
Childcare will be important for us...Do we even have a chance at getting any?! Some of the posts sound pretty scary...
What is the best thing I can do to start organising?
Is there hope
I lived in North Carlton when I was in my early 20's, loved it! Also its proximity to Fitzroy.
We love eating out at cheap ethnic restaurants, neighbourhood pubs, and we still like to dream that when we move to Melb's, we will be able to visit these type of establishments from time to time.
Although, our weekend to do list will probably be more like park visits, sunday farmers markets, design markets, and grabbing good coffee and food.
Im hoping for suggestions on suburbs that has some green spaces, or close to parks. Young families, with a community feel a bonus.
Closer to the city, the better, but realise our budget will put firm constraints on this...
Am I dreaming?
We will be renting to start with.
Our max budget will likely be around the $450-$550 mark.
Is Eltham too far out?
What are some other suggestions?
One last question, sorry about bombarding with all the q's!
Is it really difficult to secure a rental in Melbourne? IE: huge number of applicants? Property shortages, as is the case in Perth..
Thanks a million Xx