DH is currently being head-hunted for a job in Melbourne. I've started to look at rentals but am finding it difficult as I don't know the city or anyone who lives there.
Can people recommend nice family friendly suburbs within a shortish commute of Tullamarine Airport? We'd be treating it as a temporary move and will keep the house we own up here in Brisbane if he decided to take the job.
I guess our our budget is up to about $800/week. We'd be looking for a 4 bed, double garage house.
Right now in now we live in an outer suburb in a masterplanned community and I'd be comfortable in something similar - lots of parks and things locally and a shopping centre. Schools aren't too important at this stage as DS is still young but an area where there are young families where I could make new friends/go to play groups and things would be best.
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25-09-2013 05:50 #1
Need some guidance on Melbourne suburbs
25-09-2013 06:03 #2
You'd be looking at Essendon/Keilor/Moonee Ponds. Lovely areas, a mix of new build and really lovely old houses. Queens Park in Moonee Ponds is great for kids- 2 playgrounds, a duck pond, nice little cafe and a swimming pool in summer. You also have Highpoint shopping centre close by which is one of the best shopping centres in Melbourne.
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25-09-2013 06:16 #3
I second FL suggestions! These are lovely areas quick trip to Tulla on Fwy! Lots of established infrastructure and a good feel to them!
I may be a little biased as Essendon is where I grew up 😉
25-09-2013 06:25 #4
25-09-2013 06:48 #5
Point cook or Willamstown.
25-09-2013 07:15 #6
That's so helpful! Thanks. I'll start looking more closely at realestate and domain now.
I'm not 100% sure I even want to make the move but timing fits well with me going on maternity leave so I wouldn't have to give up my job.
Are there areas which are total no-nos? I've seen mention of Sunshine and Footscray as being not so nice.
25-09-2013 07:20 #7
Tullamarine & Airport West aren't that great imo, I lived there and it's a pretty scummy (god I sound like such a snob! ). If you have the income Id say try for Essendon, Moonie Ponds, etc, much nicer areas & great shops and cafes nearby!
25-09-2013 07:29 #8
If you go west, don't go any further than williamstown, kingsville, Newport and maybe altona north. A pp suggested point cook but this would be way too far for me and too long a commute to the cbd (if that's where hubby is working). I live in williamstown myself.
25-09-2013 07:47 #9
You can consider tarneit, trugnina, and hoppers crossing suburbs. These are new areas and easy western freeway access to City and airport. No toll, no traffic jam. It takes only 20 min to City and maximum 25-30 min to tullamarine airport. And you can get brand new 4bed & double garage house only for $300pw. Very nice area. Specially no traffic jams at all.
25-09-2013 08:09 #10
Werribee/footscray/sunshine are a non no I reckon
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