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I have accepted an interview in Melbourne and I was hoping for some info on where to live.

We presently live in Adelaide in the hills, which is 20 mins to city but placed right in the countryside.
Something like this (I don't mind a longer comute) would be fantastic. We would like an area with good primary and secondary schools.

If anybody knows of anywhere like this, or anywhere that is fantastic to live please let us know.

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I have accepted an interview in Melbourne and I was hoping for some info on where to live.

We presently live in Adelaide in the hills, which is 20 mins to city but placed right in the countryside.
Something like this (I don't mind a longer comute) would be fantastic. We would like an area with good primary and secondary schools.

If anybody knows of anywhere like this, or anywhere that is fantastic to live please let us know.

Regards.

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Takes me 20 mins to get to city and I am less than 10km from CBD.

Will you be working in CBD or outside?

Have you an expected price range?

Bush before beach or vice versa?

Would you give up car to travel by train?

Like all cities longer the commute the more cheaper the rent/mortgage and also further from the beach.
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Ummm, seeing your name's "Geelong" gent, I gather your from Geelong, which is not 10km's from the city!!!
I live in Williamstown, and am probably more than 10 k's than you.
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Countryside could be around an hour out of the City in rush hour (though as little as 20 minutes on a Sunday) but there are plenty of rural areas around, for instance in the North East: Donvale, Warrandyte, Eltham, Lilydale or in the Dandenongs: Ferny Creek, Sassafras, Olinda and many other beautiful villages.

I haven't mentioned the lovely and popular coastal towns because I'm no expert on them though now Eastlink has opened I can't wait to get to the beach more often.

Where's the vacancy? Some places are best accessed by train while others if they're not in the CBD may be more accessible from different suburbs.

As for schools we live in Donvale where there are acre blocks and we have experience of excellent (academic; fee paying, public or religious; and/or pastoral) primary schools in Park Orchards, North Ringwood, Templestowe, etc. and senior schools in Ringwood - Luther, Tintern (girls) and Southwood (boys )(all private) , Box Hill (Our Lady of Sion, Box Hill High School), Doncaster (East Doncaster and Doncaster Colleges).

Let me know if I can be of more help and if you're looking for accommodation in the area.

Good luck with the interview.

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Hi.

Thanks for reply's.

The company is situated in Dandenong South, so anywhere within an hours drive would be good.


Thanks again.

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just to let you know that Dandenong South aint in Melbourne....
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Ummm, seeing your name's "Geelong" gent, I gather your from Geelong, which is not 10km's from the city!!!
I live in Williamstown, and am probably more than 10 k's than you.
Hi Talbot, we are in Malvern east, but support the cats
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just to let you know that Dandenong South aint in Melbourne....
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any where along the new east link willbe fine for you ron
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The Mornington Peninsula has countryside and beaches and the commute to Dandenong South wouldn't be bad at all.

I would suggest South Frankston, Mt.Eliza, Mornington and Mt.Martha to start with. That's not to say they are the only good places on the peninsula and it all depends on what exactly you're looking for, budget, type of housing etc. If you're looking for acreage there's plenty if you go inland a bit but you would have to take into account school runs and catchment areas etc.

Frankston High School http://www.fhs.vic.edu.au/ has a good rep and there are several primary schools in the area too which also have good reps (Mt.Eliza, Mt.Eliza North, Derinya, Kunyung) If you are looking for private high schools Peninsula Private and Woodleigh in Baxter may be worth looking at.

I've always found this http://www3.visitvictoria.com/displa...047C/vvt.vhtml handy.

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Hi.

Thanks for reply's.

The company is situated in Dandenong South, so anywhere within an hours drive would be good.


Thanks again.

Ronnie.
The villages in and around the Dandenong Ranges would be around 30 mins drive. It's a really beautiful area
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The villages in and around the Dandenong Ranges would be around 30 mins drive. It's a really beautiful area
Just watch out for the basin


Full of mad women and strippers

But nice coffee and cake
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I like The Basin - sister lived there for years before upgrading to Boronia
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I like The Basin - sister lived there for years before upgrading to Boronia
Just a friendly windup to our local Gal
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I like The Basin - sister lived there for years before upgrading to Boronia
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Just watch out for the basin


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I hear the strippers are back next month
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