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VIC Commuter delights: under $500,000 and under an hour's train ride to the CBD

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  1. Beanie Girl

    Beanie Girl Well-Known Member

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    Commuter delights: under $500,000 and under an hour's train ride to the CBD

    Just some info about Melbourne in today's paper, as usual, caveat emptor.
    Mostly western suburbs featured, 2 northern suburbs and some south-eastern ones. Beanie
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    Higher property prices means more home buyers are priced out of their first preferences, but there is still ample choice for houses within a one-hour train commute to the CBD on the train if you have a budget of $500,000. Here are 10 we found:

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    1. Werribee
    Median house price:
    $332,500
    Train travel time to CBD: 40 mins
    Where it is: 32 kilometres south-west of the CBD; near Tarneit and Point Cook.
    A house we found: 234 Wattle Avenue, $449,000 - $475,000; four-bedroom house with a pergola and double garage with drive-through access.
    What the agent says: "With easy access to the freeway, Werribee train station & all amenities."

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    2. Hoppers crossing
    Median house price:
    $350,000
    Train travel time to CBD: 32 mins
    Where it is: 23 kilometres south-west of the CBD; near Werribee and Tarneit.
    A house we found: 46 Maple Crescent, $399,000 - $439,000; in the Bellbridge Estate, the four-bedroom house has a cubby house and a shed.
    What the agent says: "A lovely setting close to Kiah reserve, local schools, transport links, Yerambooee Community Centre and freeway entrances."

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    3. Tarneit
    Median house price:
    $398,000
    Train travel time to CBD: 38 mins
    Where it is: 25 kilometres west of the CBD; near Werribee and Truganina.
    A house we found: 43 Azure Drive, $400,000 - $440,000; on about 606 square metres, the four-bedroom home has three living areas and master bedroom with parents' retreat.
    What the agent says: "Situated in the Claremont Park estate providing facilities such a pool, gym, community room, tennis courts and parks for your children."

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    4. Albion
    Median house price:
    $433,500
    Train travel time to CBD: 27 mins
    Where it is: 13 kilometres west of the CBD; near Sunshine and Braybrook.
    A house we found: 1 Brisbane Street, more than $440,000; three bedrooms with built-in wardrobes.
    What the agent says: "697sqm located within walking distance to public transport including Sunshine & Albion Train Stations (Zone 1), Sunshine Plaza, quality schools, Kororoit Creek/ trails and parklands."

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    5. Noble Park
    Median house price:
    $445,000
    Train travel time to CBD: 40 mins
    Where it is: 25 kilometres south-east of the CBD; near Springvale and Keysborough.
    A house we found: 1 Lodge Street, more than $430,000; three-bedroom brick veneer on about 615 square metres.
    What the agent says: "Minutes away from Noble Park Secondary College, Harrisfield Primary school , Harrisfield Shopping Centre, Sandown and Noble Park train stations, NPAC (Noble Park Aquatic Centre), reserves, freeways/highways and other great amenities."

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    6. Wyndham Vale
    Median house price:
    $335,000
    Train travel time to CBD: 45 mins
    Where it is: 36 kilometres south-west of the CBD; near Hoppers Crossing and Werribee.
    A house we found: 26 Feathertop Drive, $335,000; four-bedroom house near Wyndham Vale Reserve.
    What the agent says: "All set on 557 metres squared approximately and within close proximity to schools, new train station, shopping centre complex, IGA supermarket and walking tracks all within the Wyndham Green area."

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    7. Diggers rest
    Median house price:
    $350,400
    Train travel time to CBD: 46 mins
    Where it is: 33 kilometres north-west of the CBD; near Sunbury and Gisborne South.
    A house we found: 133 Calder Highway, $344,950; three-bedroom house including main with en suite and walk-in wardrobe.
    What the agent says: "Includes ducted heating, remote garage with internal access and pergola."

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    8. Frankston North
    Median house price:
    $295,000
    Train travel time to CBD: 57 minutes (from Frankston Station)
    Where it is: 37 kilometres south-east of the CBD; near Seaford and Carrum Downs.
    A house we found: 26 Forest Drive, more than $329,000; three-bedroom home on a 585-square-metre corner block.
    What the agent says: "Short drive to Frankston CBD, stunning beaches and major shopping facilities."

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    9. Dandenong
    Median house price:
    $430,000
    Train travel time to CBD: 46 mins
    Where it is: 30 kilometres south-east of the CBD; near Noble Park and Doverton.
    A house we found: 30 Benga Avenue, more than $400,000; three bedrooms with nine-panel solar system and lock-up shed.
    What the agent says: "Walking distance to Dandenong or Yarraman train stations, 3-minute walk to shops and medical centre, walking distance to parks, close to schools, also easy access to city of Dandenong main road and Dandenong market."

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    10. Lalor
    Median house price:
    $409,000
    Train travel time to CBD: 43 mins
    Where it is: 18 kilometres north of the CBD; near Thomastown and Mill Park.
    A house we found: 73 Huskisson Avenue, $380,000 - $420,000; three-bedroom house with double garage.
    What the agent says: "This home is walking distance to Lalor Railway Station, schools and shops."
     
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  2. Kinnon Bell

    Kinnon Bell Finance Broker

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    I certainly don't miss my ~3hr daily commute I had in Melbourne. Now I have a 5 minute bike ride to my office.
     
  3. Beanie Girl

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    Oh my goodness! There's a nudist beach in Werribee South called Campbell's Cove, I didn't know that! But only till 1 Sept when it will lose its 'clothing optional' status ;)

    The only other legal 'clothing optional' beaches left in Victoria are Sunnyside on the Mornington Peninsula, Point Impossible Beach and Southside Beach at Torquay.

    Campbells Cove beach to be stripped of its nudist status as development encroaches
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    A nudist couple contemplate the waves at Point Impossible "clothing optional" beach near Torquay in Victoria.Photo: Supplied

    Australia's nudists are experiencing significant shrinkage.

    Of beach options, that is.

    A nudist beach on Victoria's south-west coast is set to lose its "clothing optional" status as development grows in the area.

    Campbells Cove beach in Werribee South has welcomed skinny dippers since 1986 but, from September 1, swimmers will be required to suit up.

    Victorian Planning Minister Richard Wynne told 3AW on Wednesday that the Wyndham City Council area was experiencing a booming population growth.

    "Wyndham is one of the fastest growing municipalities certianly in Victoria, if not Australia," Mr Wynne said.

    "There are 80 children born a week in Wyndham.

    "The beach is really close to Point Cook and it is just not compatible any longer."

    Councillors voted unanimously to strip Campbells Cove of its legal nude status, after consulting local residents.

    Point Cook was the most popular suburb for newly released land parcels in the second half of 2014.

    Buyers had to fork out $558 per square metre to secure land in Point Cook, according to Domain Group data.

    But it is not just land that is in demand at Point Cook, with multi-residential dwellings also selling like hot cakes.

    Vice-president of the Australian Naturist Federation, Jackie Fuller, said reducing the number of nudist beaches marginalises the naturism community.

    "In a nutshell, it is all natural," Ms Fuller said.

    "People in this lifestyle are getting pushed further and further away from civilisation."

    However, while the local council and residents of Point Cook seem worried about copping an eyeful, a hint of skin it doesn't appear to bother businessman Solomon Lew, one of Australia's richest men.

    The Lew family's multi-million dollar split-level compound at Mount Eliza overlooks the foreshore of Sunnyside North beach, where sunbathers like to go au naturale.

    Sunnyside on the Mornington Peninsula is one of the three remaining legal "clothing optional" beaches in Victoria; the others are Point Impossible Beach and Southside Beach at Torquay.

    But nudists beach-goers had a win in New South Wales in August, 2013.

    The Byron Bay local council rejected a push to cover-up swimmers and sun seekers at Tyagarah Beach, north of the New South Wales town.

    Mayor Simon Richardson said at the time that naked bathing was a long tradition in Byron Bay and alternative lifestyles should be fostered.
     
  4. strongy1986

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    Theres a spot in black rock where the nudies hang out
    I think it's becoming less popular for them now as in summer there is a rave party there every second weekend
     
  5. Oscar13

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    I didn't know about that one...:D
    What happened to Point Addis?? The other side of Torquay...
    Is the beach in Werribee any good? Or is it along the lines of Altona and Williamstown..??
     
  6. Tekoz

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    just my 2 cents, watchout for crime rates, if this commuter suburbs close to housing commission, then they already know that the proeprty will be vacant during the working hours.

    Specific place in NSW like Riverstone and Ambarvale where people work/commutes to Sydney CBD.
     
  7. 2FAST4U

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    What's wrong with Albion? It seems a lot closer to the CBD than all the other suburbs, which usually means a higher price.
     
  8. ej89

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    Riverstone and Ambarvale aren't the only two suburbs where people work during the day lol...
     
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