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Old Aug 15th 2013, 5:51 am
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Originally Posted by sr71 View Post
Thought we were discussing $350k houses?

At least I'm honest about a suburb, even Sunshine has nice pockets.

Anyway, my point is I'd rather live 20-25km out on the West, rather than 55km out on the South-East, especially if commuting to the city. Despite the bad reputation of the Westgate I can be in the city in 20 mins at the weekends or off-peak, and the Werribee line trains take 28 mins from Williams Landing to Southern Cross. (or if you want to save money Laverton is still Zone 1)
http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/th...808-2rkr4.html

We have friends who have a fantastic house in the best part of Sunshine. Take it east of CBD and add $500K to the price. A house near their's sold recently and the agent marketed it as the 'Paris end of Sunshine'.
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Sunshine was ranked Melbournes 219th best suburb, I think there are 220 suburbs I wouldnt live in any of the Western suburbs or the satellite towns that have sprung up out that way, most of them are dry brown dust bowls with high crime and unemployment. The east side is much nicer.
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Originally Posted by chris955 View Post
Sunshine was ranked Melbournes 219th best suburb, I think there are 220 suburbs I wouldnt live in any of the Western suburbs or the satellite towns that have sprung up out that way, most of them are dry brown dust bowls with high crime and unemployment. The east side is much nicer.
Crime stats would disagree with you, most of the newer suburbs are the definition of boring suburbia where nothing happens, full of working to middle class professionals.

Nice map here

http://www.smh.com.au/data-point/blo...403-2h639.html

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Originally Posted by sr71 View Post
Crime stats would disagree with you, most of the newer suburbs are the definition of boring suburbia where nothing happens, full of working to middle class professionals.
My view is that new suburbs are targets for thieves waiting for new home buyers doing a complete new home furnish. Home entertainment systems, new white ware, new computers, even new landscaped plants.

The trick is to be observant enough that the guys are loading the van not unloading the van
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My view is that new suburbs are targets for thieves waiting for new home buyers doing a complete new home furnish. Home entertainment systems, new white ware, new computers, even new landscaped plants.

The trick is to be observant enough that the guys are loading the van not unloading the van
Possibly, but also not backed by my experience. You'll find inner suburbs like South Yarra are actually quite bad. Inner city, close to public transport, lots of lane ways and opportunities to just jump of fences into back yards etc. plenty of addicts around. Add in the pubs/clubs at weekends etc. Loads of cars with on street parking, easy targets.

Whereas somewhere like Point Cook, with minimal public transport, has a very low crime rate, pretty much nothing happens apart from the odd burglary. No drunks, no druggies, no violence etc.
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Frankston not looking too good there with inner city crime rates!

Here's another interactive map that may be useful to the OP. I can't tell how old this data is but forget about all the other variables but slide the median house price range to max $400k and see what that leaves you!

http://www.theage.com.au/national/gr...eable-city/map

On a $500k-$600k budget I'd be trying to find myself into Eltham, Montmorency and nearby areas.
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Originally Posted by chris955 View Post
Sunshine was ranked Melbournes 219th best suburb, I think there are 220 suburbs I wouldnt live in any of the Western suburbs or the satellite towns that have sprung up out that way, most of them are dry brown dust bowls with high crime and unemployment. The east side is much nicer.
I spent three happy years living in the West, in Albion. CBD by train in 19 minutes, on a weekend could drive in in 15. I find it a bit odd for people to write off an entire 'side' of the city.
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I spent three happy years living in the West, in Albion. CBD by train in 19 minutes, on a weekend could drive in in 15. I find it a bit odd for people to write off an entire 'side' of the city.
A long 36 months others would say
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Originally Posted by sr71 View Post
Crime stats would disagree with you, most of the newer suburbs are the definition of boring suburbia where nothing happens, full of working to middle class professionals.

Nice map here

http://www.smh.com.au/data-point/blo...403-2h639.html
It backs up my feeling that you have the known lowlights (dandenong, ringwood, frankston), and then you have a general sweep from NW to NNE of dodgy areas. Many in the east haven't got their heads around the breakpoint that the new builds in the west have introduced into things. That's likely to build with time.

In all of these, there are much finer variation of dodgy/safe than the stats show - where things are closer to the US model of block by block variation in crime/social status/etc.
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A long 36 months others would say
To my knowledge no one on here was living with me, so I'd be surprised if they did say that!
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Sunshine was ranked Melbournes 219th best suburb, I think there are 220 suburbs I wouldnt live in any of the Western suburbs or the satellite towns that have sprung up out that way, most of them are dry brown dust bowls with high crime and unemployment. The east side is much nicer.
The usual over-exaggerated claims.

FWIW there are over 300 suburbs.

In a survey of the liveability of Melbourne's 314 suburbs in 2011 based on house prices, congestion, crime rates, transport:

The Western Suburbs had the 37, 40, 42, 49, 55, 58, 88, 91, 95 and 96th suburbs out of the 314.

I also see a lot of eastern and south-eastern suburbs in the lowest quarter of the 314 suburbs.

Footscray is ranked 37th. Ask people who have never been there or only been there a long time ago and they will tell you it's one of the worst suburbs in Melbourne.

As others point out, you can't generalise for a whole area of 1.5 mill+ people and their suburbs.

Williamstown ranks 40th and I'm proud to say I spent a wonderful time there - born and bred. I think I know a bit more about the West frankly.

As a matter of interest - ever lived in Melbourne's western suburbs for any period of time? I would guess that large tracts of Point Cook, Sanctuary Lakes etc, etc were paddocks when you came up with your pearl of wisdom.
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Yes, surveys can be criticised blah, blah but take it as indicative of suburbs and better than an old granny's tale.

Sunshine 208/314.
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On a $500k-$600k budget I'd be trying to find myself into Eltham, Montmorency and nearby areas.
I would have to second that wholeheartedly then again I'm biased
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