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Old Jul 30th 2008, 3:26 pm
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Thanks for the input so far, I'll summarize it all and come up with a good "avoid list" for when I look for a place to live in Melbourne.

If anyone has any additional advice, please continue to post!!
Hi,

Interesting thread ... i plan to locate to Hampton Park if my visa application pass thru.

Really Appreciate it if you can advise which place is good for young family with aged parents in Melbourne.

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Old Jul 30th 2008, 3:59 pm
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What about Moonee Ponds? To be honest I didn't like it too much, but that could be a personal thing. Not sure about the safety late at night...
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What about Moonee Ponds? To be honest I didn't like it too much, but that could be a personal thing. Not sure about the safety late at night...
Moonee Ponds is regarded as a very good area. There are plenty of very large old Victorian mansions around that area, valued at over 1.5 and above 2 Mill.... such as the following. It would be a far safer area, than the majority of Melbourne. It can cost 600,000 bucks for just a 2 bedroom unit.


The median in Moonee ponds would be around 750,000 Aud.. over 350,000 pounds. There are 3 private schools in Essendon, which is very close by.

It's almost certainly one of the top ten Suburbs in Melbourne.


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Lawyers, GP's and Surgeons would be the kind of people living in Moonee Ponds.

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Originally Posted by Devlin View Post
Altona, Hoppers Corossing, Weribee, Craigieburn, Thomastown, Sunshine, Dandenong, Springvale, Resevoir, Coburg, Oakleigh, Hampton Park, Croydon for starters.
Agree except for Oakleigh. Oakleigh is not as bad as the others in fact it is in a very central location close to Chadstone and freeway into the city.

Frankston can be dodgy in parts too but it is improving. Add Broadmeadows to the list and Noble Park.

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Hi,

Interesting thread ... i plan to locate to Hampton Park if my visa application pass thru.

Really Appreciate it if you can advise which place is good for young family with aged parents in Melbourne.

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Hampton Park is not the best of areas as it is next to Dandenong which should be avoided.

As for suggestions it depends on your budget but there are probably lots of better options than Hampton Park.
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Originally Posted by melbournegirl View Post
Agree except for Oakleigh. Oakleigh is not as bad as the others in fact it is in a very central location close to Chadstone and freeway into the city.

Frankston can be dodgy in parts too but it is improving. Add Broadmeadows to the list and Noble Park.
Broadmeadows is changing as well MG, not to the extent that I would advise anyone to live there, but it is well and truly improving. It's still tainted by the Adjacent and trouble ridden suburbs of Dallas, Coolaroo and Campbellfield... The latter three being the worst in the North.

Dallas would be the exact opposite of what it sounds like
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Fancy areas have their quota of undesirable people same as the perceived undesirable places. One cannot pick the neighbours.
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Moonee Ponds is regarded as a very good area.
I stand corrected! I must say I haven't seen the kind of property ozzieeagle links to so I must have seen the wrong part.
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Fancy areas have their quota of undesirable people same as the perceived undesirable places. One cannot pick the neighbours.
True. But we notice that our village attracts people who seem to share similar interests and values, and it is very noticeable that areas adjacent don't.

I've got a general overview of the demographics of Melbourne, sort of seperating out areas into zones and characteristics which one day I will post. Some of these areas come down to personal interest and taste too. Save for a rainy day...
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Default Re: Melbourne - what suburbs to AVOID living in?

The best suburbs i think are around the inner south east of Melbourne. Quite professional, fun and safe areas. Although no where is always 100% safe of course, but these areas are pretty good. I live in South Yarra and love it - close to everything and a fantastic lifestyle
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The best suburbs i think are around the inner south east of Melbourne. Quite professional, fun and safe areas. Although no where is always 100% safe of course, but these areas are pretty good. I live in South Yarra and love it - close to everything and a fantastic lifestyle
Almost in agreement with you, except I'd add in 4 close in Northern Subs.. Carlton, Fitzroy, Northcote and Brunswick, more Bohemian, and far more European influence. Depends on your style I guess.
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The best suburbs i think are around the inner south east of Melbourne. Quite professional, fun and safe areas. Although no where is always 100% safe of course, but these areas are pretty good. I live in South Yarra and love it - close to everything and a fantastic lifestyle
Indeed. Inner SE Melbourne (W of Warrigal Rd, roughly S of the Eastern freeway and N of the Princes Highway/Monash - (Bay for now is not being discussed) is THE area to live in Melbourne. If I had several million I'd want to live here during the week.

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Almost in agreement with you, except I'd add in 4 close in Northern Subs.. Carlton, Fitzroy, Northcote and Brunswick, more Bohemian, and far more European influence. Depends on your style I guess.
I'd also say inner north is slightly more arty, even bohemian in places but those inner areas are the best and almost define part of Melbourne's allure and quality of life.
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Default Re: Melbourne - what suburbs to AVOID living in?

Footscray and Frankston are the only 2 place I've come across that I personally wouldnt live in.
I do have a few friends that live in Footscray and like it, but I just felt a bit edgy there.
I lived in Flemington for 3 years, a lot of people advised me against it, but i loved it.
I now live in Fitzroy and cant see myself moving out of the area in the near future.
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Footscray and Frankston are the only 2 place I've come across that I personally wouldnt live in.
I do have a few friends that live in Footscray and like it, but I just felt a bit edgy there.
I lived in Flemington for 3 years, a lot of people advised me against it, but i loved it.
I now live in Fitzroy and cant see myself moving out of the area in the near future.
My 2cents: Footscray is *inner* West. By definition, it has to get better and become a success story. Professionals have been moving in (look at Seddon) this last 10 years and prices are climbing. I know a guy priced out of the inner East and North who bought there 3 years ago. He's happy to live with like-minded indivuiduals and glad to get in early. His mates bought in Seddon in the late 90s.

Give it 10 years.
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My 2cents: Footscray is *inner* West. By definition, it has to get better and become a success story. Professionals have been moving in (look at Seddon) this last 10 years and prices are climbing. I know a guy priced out of the inner East and North who bought there 3 years ago. He's happy to live with like-minded indivuiduals and glad to get in early. His mates bought in Seddon in the late 90s.

Give it 10 years.
Its a bit like Bermondsey, it's going to happen one day

I'd live there, but I wouldnt advise others to, My Aussie wife doesnt like Footscray, she likes the rest of the inner Burbs though.
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