It is hell - one of the busiest roads in Melbourne. I wouldn't do it!
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14-01-2014 17:13 #11
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14-01-2014 17:30 #12
If you are travelling from north to South it would be far better to use public transport. There are heaps of stations where you can leave your car.
I agree that living close to family is a huge benefit. And the northern suburbs (like Mernda) have a lot if young families and are building infrastructure accordingly.
14-01-2014 17:56 #13Member
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Heidelberg to st kilda by car in peak hour would be a long trip. How about Cheltenham or moordiallock? Family friendly with beaches at your door step.
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14-01-2014 19:12 #14
Bummer. It's a perfect job for me cause I have the exact experience required! And it's only 2.5 days of work. It'll take me 43 mins to get there no traffic. Waaa should reconsider applying.
I hate public transport. Really do. Especially trains
28-01-2014 20:18 #15Junior Member
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With the budget you mention for rent, you are going to have to consider a fair way out (25kms from city at least) or else you'd need to up it to $600 min to start to get closer.
And my daughters school is just off punt road, and it is dismal even in non peak hour half the time.
28-01-2014 20:42 #16
If you want to experience punt road, sit in your car in your driveway for near on two hours and occasionally inch forward but never actually move more than a metre and you'll get the idea. It's a disaster. I used to live in the east and worked just off st Kilda rd. Nightmare.
28-01-2014 20:43 #17
We lived in St Kilda before we moved. As a doula I had a couple births out at Mercy in Heidleberg including visiting the clients out that way and it is definitely a hike any time outside late hours.
To give you an idea of price (I know you realize it's expensive), our two bedroom apartment was $370 pw and was a massive deal because they easily could have gotten 400-450 because it was a large renovated apartment with a garage, etc. We lived there for years tho so think the landlord was happy to just have tenants they liked and weren't a bother so they never raised the rent.
I would look towards cheltenham or anything south of St Kilda but on the eastside of the Nepean Highway. Bentleigh, type area. The commute will be easier, you're closer to beaches and rent is cheaper.
Alternatively you could look west. Seddon, Footscray, Yarraville, Newport. We were looking at buying houses out that way and the rent is much cheaper and there's a lot going on. The commute would be easier than North.
The easiest commute will be going south though.
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