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    Default Moving from Sydney to Melbourne

    My husband is in the final stage of interviews for a role in Melbourne. It will be a huge opportunity career wise and a big increase in salary.

    We will be moving from our home town in Sydney, away from our family and friends. Our eldest two are in primary so we'll be taking them out of a school they love and away from established friendship groups.

    We have a few contacts in Melbourne but largely, we will be starting fresh. New school, new day care, establishing new friendships and away from our family support.

    Have you made the move from Sydney to Melbourne or vice versa?

    Any tips on making the transition easy for the kids?

    Recommendations on areas to live?

    We are currently located in the outer suburbs of Sydney. Leafy, kid friendly area with good schools, close to transport, parks and beaches with lots to do. We are a 5 min walk from Westfield.

    I guess we'd like an area in Melbourne that matches that description but ideally a little closer, say within 20 mins of Melbourne city.

    Thank you!

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    can't comment on making a move from Sydney to Melb but I live here in Melb and I'm inner west. it's super close to the city (10-15 mins on westgate) and we have williamstown and Altona beaches. neither are much compared to Sydney beaches but all Melb beaches are pretty bad lol. not sure what your budget is fit buying a house but it's still relatively affordable around here. I know the eastern suburbs are more popular due to better and more schools, but that is reflected in the real estate prices and most of those suburbs are way out of reach for most people.

    I moved here from Perth quite a few years ago now but find Melb pretty relaxed and everyone is nice and friendly.

    all the best for the move!

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    Oh thank you! That helps, the whole process is very daunting!

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    will you be renting or buying here?

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    I'm not sure on budget. We'd rent to start with and it will depend on what we could get for our place here.

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    Have you moved yet?


 

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