VIC Close to beach and relatively good schools <$1mil

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  1. Oshioyi

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    Hi all.

    I'm seeking advice for suburb recommendations of a house with sea / beach views in Victoria for own stay but potential IP in 10-15 years time.

    Have seen some places around Seaford / Frankston but am wondering what other options there are.
    • Less than 1 mil
    • Close to shopping centres (<10mins drive)
    • 4 bedrooms
    • Close to relatively good schools (I have 2 kids 8 and 6)
    • Close to beach OR some facing to sea view
    • Close to train station (10-15 mins walk)
    • 1-2 hours commute to CBD (less than an hour by car, 1-2 hours by train)
    Thanks
     
  2. D.T.

    D.T. Specialist Property Manager Business Member

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    Brighton sounds exactly what you're after. Great rated public school, train station, beach, under a mil.

    (Note, referring to Brighton SA not Brighton Vic :p)
     
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  3. Spiderman

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    You are going to have to make some tough decisions. What is necessary and what isn't. Beach views would surely be the first 'nice to have' that would have to go. Is the 4th bedroom really necessary or could an extension be added later?

    The obvious choices are:

    * Chelsea
    * Bonbeach
    * Carrum
    * Seaford
    * Frankston South

    Mordialloc, Edithvale and Aspendale is harder but may be possible with an older place or if you compromise re distance from the beach.

    All of the above are on the train line to numerous schools at Mentone and the city.

    Even lower prices may be possible at Frankston North or other parts of Frankston but you are compromising on perceived neighbourhood quality including schools.

    The other possibility is the other side of the bay eg Altona (Williamstown being too expensive).
     
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  4. hieund85

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    Geelong is a good choice too
     
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  5. Toby

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    Try Altona - that side of the bay doesn't get thought of as much the Brighton side, but it is still very nice.
     
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  6. Yinka Dare

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    Carrum Downs is about a 5 minute drive to the beach and is cheaper than all those suburbs you listed. You can get a nice house for about 550k. Surrounded by a lot of more expensive suburbs.

    I own in Seaford and CD
     
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  7. Cimbom

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    I think the beach view is a tad unrealistic at that price range
     
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    +1 with Altona. Very good and quiet suburb.
     
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  9. KateAshmor

    KateAshmor Victorian Conveyancing Lawyer Business Member

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    Another vote for the Altona and Seaholme area.

    4 bedrooms and under $1M in Brighton?! Not in this lifetime! :D
     
  10. hieund85

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    Will you and your family feel safe to live, breathe the air and swim in the water in Altona while there is the largest contaminated soil treatment plant not far away from you???
     
  11. Cimbom

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    Not a fan of the smell near Altona beach
     
  12. standtall

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    For Sydney that would be Quaker Hills - good schools, under $1 million and only 45 kms from the beach!
     
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  13. Westie

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    Agreed. I'm not far from Altona and avoid going there. Most of the time there's a putrid smell, worsens when the runoff from the rains hits the bay. The SE areas are way better in this regard.
     
  14. Yinka Dare

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    Agree. The western suburbs will always be known for treatment plants, jails and crime.
     
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    Have you looked at the crime stats? There are several SE suburbs on the top. Of course I am not talking about Toorak.
     
  16. Westie

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    Incorrect. There is a treatment plant in Carrum too, on Thompson Rd. There's another in Christmas Hills. Tons of stuff goes down in Dandy and surrounds.
     
  17. Yinka Dare

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    yes but the one in carrum doesn’t stink the whole suburb out like the one in/near Werribee.

    The west beaches do not compare to the ones spread out down nepean highway.

    There are not too many suburbs in the west that I’d consider safe. Sure the south has some dodgy suburbs like frank nth, Hampton park Cranbourne etc.

    I’d pay to live close to the best beaches in the most liveable city in the world. The best beaches are all south.
     
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    Hi

    That is correct, however this was a very different story in the 1980's. The bigger issue is the Gathercole's abattoir when it comes to smells but they have also really improved things over the last couple of decades to improve the smells that they let off.

    Regards,

    alicudi
     
  19. hieund85

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    Of course if you have coins to do it.
     
  20. rook2017

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    Type mornington peninsula on REALESTATE.COM.AU and set under $1mil. and see what comes up. Use map view to see what's closer to the sea...
    Frankston South, or maybe head towards Rosebud, Dromana?
     
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