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Old Dec 9th 2008, 2:14 am
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Default Re: Melbourne - what suburbs to AVOID living in?

Have to say though I wouldn't mind living in Dandenong because it feels like an actual town - not just some boring suburb.

And there's a train station so easy access into the city.
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Originally Posted by bindymape View Post
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
I now live in Sth Yarra too-loving everything about it It's got the best shopping street anywhere in Melbourne with a smart end and a grungy end (Prahran) depending on where your mood takes you, cinema and great eats, lots of lovely little cottages some done & others in their raw state.

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I now live in Sth Yarra too-loving everything about it It's got the best shopping street anywhere in Melbourne with a smart end and a grungy end (Prahran) depending on where your mood takes you, cinema and great eats, lots of lovely little cottages some done & others in their raw state.
And yet it is one of the highest areas for crime. Quite a few unsavoury types in the area due to Chapel St (drug dealers/users etc) and the high density housing combined with lanes is a burglars paradise.
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And yet it is one of the highest areas for crime. Quite a few unsavoury types in the area due to Chapel St (drug dealers/users etc) and the high density housing combined with lanes is a burglars paradise.
Just like where I lived in London so I guess I'm used to it-luckily I also have 2 fierce sounding guard dogs!

You also have to watch out for the hoons in utes visiting from the outer suburbs who speed around the streets on weekend nights. The whole atmosphere of the area changes alot fri/sat nights when all sorts of dodgy folk come for their big night out in town
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Post Re: Melbourne - what suburbs to AVOID living in?

Hi,

Interesting discussion and info sharing.
Can someone kind enough to direct me to a street map/directory to have a better visual of the places mentioned here.

I plan to locate near Narre Warren soon as DIAC grant me the VISA.
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Just use google maps
or try

www.melway.com.au
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Just use google maps
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www.melway.com.au
Hello Hevs, Thanks for the lead.
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Originally Posted by Haktahsin View Post
Ah, I see, cheers, checking the train times from Berwick to city ranges from 55mins to just over an hour, hope O got hat right, which for me isn't that bad, it used to take me from Chingford to Chancery Lane, about an hour, and it's only 11 miles!!!
After the central line the monash is a holiday.


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How about forrest hill guys?we are moving there next month
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Originally Posted by Geelong Gent View Post
After the central line the monash is a holiday.


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the Central line wasnt that bad this morning, but I was standing on the platform at 7:20.
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Thanks to everybody that his input into this, it has given us a better overview...

Can anybody advise on Rowville?
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Old Dec 9th 2008, 10:19 am
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Its ok
No real centre to speak of, theres "Stud park" shopping centre or they have just built shops up the back on Wellington road.
The primary school is huge- around 800 pupils, but my cousins kids go there and she is happy with it.
No train station, nearest one is Dandenong (would be worried about my kids getting a train to there in the evening!) Has good bus service though.
There are 2 golf courses nearby and "Churchill park" which is a national park with heaps of roo's.
If you need to travel across Stud road in peak traffic it can be a headache.
Nice established suburb, trees etc (though there are new builds on the outer edge) and block sizes are reasonable to.
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Default Re: Melbourne - what suburbs to AVOID living in?

Originally Posted by barbiedoll View Post
How about forrest hill guys?we are moving there next month
Originally Posted by shirley78 View Post
Can anybody advise on Rowville?
Nothing to be afraid of in either of these areas. Like all parts of melbourne you need to wait till you get here to see street by street.

Both of these suburbs are well located for main arterial routes in and out of the city. And please remember Melbourne can be transversed far easier than in the UK.

We only complain about the traffic jams now we are all aclimatised How soon we forget the torments of:
M25
A406
M27
M3
M4
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How about Mitcham?
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Default Re: Melbourne - what suburbs to AVOID living in?

Heres a survey, out this week, that gives a report on how Melburnians feel about where they live.


http://leader-news.whereilive.com.au...of-two-cities/
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