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Discussion in 'Where to Buy' started by ATANG, 27th Nov, 2015.

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  1. ATANG

    ATANG Well-Known Member

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    How important do you weight in a train station nearby when selecting your new IP in Melbourne? And with nearby, do you mean walking distance or driving distance?...
     
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    5 mins drive is ok...but walking distance say 1-1.3 klms max is better....a train station is becoming important in decision making because....the traffic is getting horrendous...
     
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    So it doesn't have to be within walking distance?
     
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    My 60+ parents walk 1.2km in about 15 minutes. Within 1km is truly walking distance, I think.

    It depends on the location, in a suburb I was monitoring, the same property 1.4km away was 1.4mn, within walking distance was 1.8mn. Similar price variance applied to lower-priced townhouses and units. I think it depends on demographics and specific suburbs.

    Also, note that there are often amenities (shops, cafes, parks) right near the station
     
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    Is 20, 25 mins walking distance acceptable? I know I can't do it myself, but don't know about the locals....
     
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    No necessarily..but the preference is there...but needs to be within 5min drive if not walkable.
     
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    I can give you an example of a local who walks 1.9 km to the local train station ~20 minutes - because it's down hill. He doesn't walk home in the arvo though because it's uphill :p

    I would suggest he is not typical.
     
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    In order of importance for me:

    Within 15 min walk to:
    - Station
    - 7 days a week bus to City via freeway
    - 7 days a week bus to station

    The Y-man
     
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    There are also buses to stations. I hate those; I don't know many professionals who wouldn't just drive or get a ride to the station.
     
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    20 mins walk is a fair distance IMHO. Also, are there parking spaces at the station?
     
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    It is dependant on the suburb, If u talk West Point cook say everyone drives to the station and takes a Train to the city for work

    If it was Doncaster templestowe or templestowe lower ppl take the bus

    In camberwell Balwyn places closer to schools Are more expensive than closer to a train station

    In clayton friends who is building apartment complex is next door to train station is estimated to be less than apartments further by 1km away.

    For me I walk from south Melbourne to CBD daily takes me 20-30 minutes no issue
     
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    Serious!?? That's a lot of healthy walk you do everyday. lol

    Is that your PPOR in South Melb?
     
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    @ATANG Yes they are ppl from work who
    Cycle from Heidelberg, Brunswick, Maidstone, Essendon daily to CBD.
     
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    I am one of them. ;) 10 mins bus to station everyday.
     
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    This is one of the reasons I don't drive to the station. If you are late a couple of minutes than the normal days, you'll be out of luck, but to drive back home and take a bus. I live 6km from the nearest station.
     
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    With in 1km of a train station if one of my criteria, so a bit less than 15 mins walk.
     
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    Urgh. I used to be one of them when I was a student staying with rellies. I remember my neighbor friend getting a car and giving me rides home, and complaining about the times when he had to do the bus-train-bus thing ;)
     
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    Being too close to the station sometimes is not a good thing as it attracts lots of beggars or crims lurking around. Was in Caulfield just outside the train station and many beggars eyeballing and asking ppl for money and getting aggressive when not given anything
     
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    Are there really that many beggars at or around train stations? On average how many of them are beggars?
     
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    Larrylarry - visit a "nice" station during non off-peak hours, and you'll see what's up. Look like a soft touch, to identify the beggars more easily :cool:
     
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