I live in Hampton Park. No wait lists here for daycare. Its an outer south eastern suburb and there are heaps of centres. Its affordable here too and very multicultural so all sorts of cafes and restaurants around. Its not everyone's cup of tea but I am happy here. Neighbours are nice (3 different neighbours have kindly mowed my lawn for me) and the kids in the street all know each other.
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12-12-2010 09:01 #11Senior Member
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12-12-2010 09:19 #12
Ill chime in and say I adore Eltham too!! We are a few suburbs away from there. I love the northern suburbs of melbourne .. Its a kind of "in between" if you want to go with the stereotypes hehehe
OP do you have a preference of distance from the CBD??
12-12-2010 11:14 #13
When we lived in Clayton we were just across the road from the materal health nurse and local playgroup too which was a bonus.
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12-12-2010 11:40 #14
Personally I wouldn't live anywhere but the inner east. You have good transport links (trains & trams), some great parks, safe neighborhoods, good public & private schools, good shopping & cafe strips, easy commute to the city.The downside is that houses are expensive than the west or outer suburbs.
I'm thinking suburbs such as South Yarra (rated most livable suburb in Melbourne), Malvern, Hawthorn, Prahran, Glen Iris, Camberwell...
Also as you are from Germany, if you are interested in your children become bilingual Toorak Primary (no catchment) has a great program for children of German background http://www.spatzenschule.org.au/
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12-12-2010 12:00 #15Senior Member
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Since I moved from the UK I've lived in the bayside suburbs. I've found them to be very nice - definitely child friendly with lots of parks, playgrounds and plenty of childcare and decent schools. I like being near the beach too. I'm in Cheltenham and it's great. We would like to go a bit closer to the city, but we wanted a house and garden and couldn't get that further in. It's only a 45 min
drive or 30 min train ride though.
I love the Northern suburbs like Northcote, Brunswick etc - they're quite trendy though
and therefore a bit expensive for us
12-12-2010 12:00 #16
i used to live in cheltenham i liked it there, 10 mins from the beach (well bay haha), has a massive westfield shopping centre (southland) there, lots of good schools and child cares About half an hour to the city.good bus and train network, loads of parks, cheltenham park is a good one
if you want any more info let me know
12-12-2010 13:27 #17
I used to go to Southland all the time when I lived in Aspendale, just jumped on the train. I went to school not far from there too so was a bonus.
12-12-2010 13:42 #18
12-12-2010 13:54 #19
Geelong is beautiful!! Not a suburb of melbourne though. About 45 minutes from melbourne.
I spent my teenage years there and loved it. There isn't much for older kids to do though, to keep them out of trouble. Melbourne gas far more activities and is more multicultural.
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