DH and i are looking to relocate to Melbourne in a very short space of time being 4 weeks and need to find somewhere to live urgently, however need to make the right decision for the kids going forward we dont wont to be moving from suburb to suburb to "try"them out so to speak!.We are looking for a family friendly suburb with parks, sporting swimming centre, childcare for little ones kindergarten and primary schools shopping centres. A safe and clean environment which would allow us to rent a 4 bedder 2 bath for approx $350 per week. Essentially then the ability to build for approx $450k. We would ideally like a slightly bigger block than most city folk would enjoy!! DH has secured work in Bacchus Marsh and whilst im sure it may have its advantages we werent looking to live in BM, so looking further inward to Western Melbourne.We have considered Taylors Lakes and Caroline Springs which we like however have been told there is increasing crime, we like Point Cook but been advised poor traffic poor broadband, no pool and local council is doing little to start new infrastructure to support the growing population. We also have looked at Sunbury but have also heard mixed reviews in regards to crime etc and also conscious of the time to commute to the city etc.We would like the ability to get to Geelong, East Melb, the city etc, so North Melb to me made sense but Craigeburn is to far when considering the daily commute to bachus marsh for my DH.Any advice in respect to all these areas would be greatly appreciated as we are fast running out of time and have no idea where to begin.I know it all seems like a very tall order but we are just keen to find a lovely family orientated spot to settle with the family.
many thanks in advance