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Relocating to Melbourne. Which suburb?

Old Nov 10th 2012, 7:28 am
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Originally Posted by Buzzy--Bee View Post
methinks your budget is not big enough to match your requirements.

You will need to compromise on buying, probably by being prepared to do a longer commute.

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Old Nov 10th 2012, 11:55 am
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Default Re: Relocating to Melbourne. Which suburb?

I live down Eltham way and the commute is an hour door to door to North Melbourne (train and tram) so I am guessing St Kilda Rd would be same. You will be hard pushed to find a 3-bed house for less than $600,000 these days anywhere near a train station around here. It is a lovely place to be though. Nothing within 30 minutes commute will fit your price. Sorry.
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Default Re: Relocating to Melbourne. Which suburb?

Originally Posted by Knightm View Post
St Kilda Rd is purely for work. Yep meant Rd not street.
Look up 3145 Malvern East/Chadstone can be a 20 to 25 minute journey - and accessible by tram, which will save having a 2nd car.

Forget worrying about buying, your more going to rent for first 12 months anyway. Your budget and income will change over that year, not to mention house prices
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Default Re: Relocating to Melbourne. Which suburb?

I've been in Melbourne about 8 months now. Live in the CBD with my girlfriend. I know the CBD is often overlooked but depending on where you will work it isn't a bad choice for 6 months to a year as you get settled. It takes time to learn the burbs, explore, figure out what you like and don't like. A number of people I work with (one of the big banks) live in the CBD with children - there are plenty of options for parks etc and things to do, and if you work in the CBD you can be home in 5 or 10 minutes. I literally can walk home in ten minutes for example so even come home for lunch at times.

That said, commuting in this area is excellent compared to a lot of cities. I lived in london for years and even some of the worst train commutes here are about an hour. I know people that live near the end of a few of the train lines - Belgrave for example - and they say good things. I do know driving in can be a hassle depending on working hours so you may want to consider proximity to a train station if you insist on living in a burb and doing longer commutes.
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