Hi everybody. this is only my second time posting here not sure if this is the right forum to post, but here goes. We are a family of 4 (me, DH,DS 5years old and DD 3 years old) thinking of moving to melbourne at the end of this year. we're looking at Preston and suroundings. Is there anyone here from that area who can give me advice on which area is best for young family? And which ones to avoid ?
Any suggestions on public school in that area?
Any comments would be appreciated I am kinda nervous thinking about the move. We live near our parents here in Sydney's northern beaches, so I know the kids will miss their grandparens as we see them quite often during the week. We just can't afford to live here anymore :-( sigh
anyway, looking forward to hear your comments
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02-06-2013 15:52 #1Junior Member
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Moving from Sydney to Melbourne. Some advice please!
02-06-2013 15:58 #2
02-06-2013 16:07 #3
I have friends in Preston - it's an ok area from what I know. It's also on a train route to the CBD. South Morang/Mernda are new suburbs that are very big family areas - prices of rentals are very good, good doctors etc. don't go anywhere near Broadmeadows area, very rough! Have you thought about work opportunities for you or your partner? Job opportunities in the northern suburbs are minimal just so you know can I ask why you were thinking Preston in particular??
02-06-2013 16:10 #4
I live right near the area that you're looking at and personally love it. DS is 2.5 years old so I can't really give you any advice on schools but certainly can tell you of the other family-friendly advantages I've found to living in the northern suburbs. You may prefer the south/south-east if you want to be closer to any sort of beach though...
Maybe private message me if you have specific questions, happy to help!
02-06-2013 16:38 #5
I like the new estates coming up at South Morang. I personally like North. Kinglake area but it is a big drive to get into town.
02-06-2013 16:38 #6
I wish I could move back to Melb but DP would never go for that.
02-06-2013 17:15 #7
02-06-2013 17:32 #8
Preston and surrounding areas are nice my mum lives over that way train and tram lines into the city depending on where in Preston you end up
02-06-2013 17:37 #9
Everywhere within a 10km radius if the city is a nice place to live, really. No real 'dodgy' areas as it's all gentrified. If you enjoyed living on the Northern Beaches but can't afford the Melbourne equivalent (Elwood across to Port Melbourne/inner south east) I would look into Yarraville/Kingsville/Seddon. Nice family areas, close to Altona and Williamstown beaches and still very affordable.
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