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  1. MTR

    MTR Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Hi All

    My daughter is moving to Melbourne shortly. She will be attending University 2nd semester (July) and be working part time.

    She has been living overseas for 3 years and though she loves Perth I think its a little too low key for her now. She has been to Melb many times and has a couple of contacts that moved over from Perth some years ago now.

    Investigating areas to live - looking at Carlton, North Fitzroy and Brunswick. She initially wont have her own transport so wants to be close to city in central location and is vibrant as she is only 25.

    Also looking at shared accommodation initially, this may hard to find??

    Any tips would be appreciated.

    Cheers
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    We regularly bash the CBD, Docklands and Southbank as investment hell holes on this forum. So conversely, they may provide good value opportunities for renting (ok, ok, so you may end up with a pop-up brothel next door, but chances are the whole floor will be empty)

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    Hipster central, eh?

    I wouldn't live in Carlton; I looked there once upon a time and bleh! Too many student accommodation type places (unless she wants to live in a terrace with about a million other people).

    Of those three options, I'd probably live in Brunswick. Lots of eateries and pubs with live music, a lot of people in her age range in that area, too.

    Shared accommodation can be... interesting. Living in very close quarters with complete strangers is a real gamble.
     
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    I'm assuming from the areas mentioned that she's attending the University of Melbourne. If this isn't the case she's way off course.
     
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    It's easy to find shared accomodation: Share Accommodation - Flatmates.com.au

    But as already mentioned...
    My tip is Collingwood. I always stay in Collingwood when I visit Melbourne.
     
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    Brunswick sounds good.
    Your right about shared accommodation. There are a few other options see what pans out of the next 2 weeks.

    Thanks
     
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    Brunswick East is my pick as it offers great restaurant strips on both Lygon Street & Nicholson Street as well trams that run on both Lygon Street & Nicholson Streets as well.
    Suburb is wedged between South Morang & Upfield train lines also..

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    That's great news Marisa
    What will she be studying?
    Must be fantastic to have her back in Australia.
     
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    I know some young people who live in shared accommodation, and it's not all bad. I shared a place when I first moved here and made a BFF (or so I hope) in my ex-flatmate.

    If she's studying at Melbourne Uni, there are direct buses to there from some slightly outer suburbs, where the living might be cheaper but more dull (but she can easily train/drive/bus/uber to the more lively areas).
    Edit: just read she wants to be in a more central location. I guess Brunswick might be appropriate then. My friend lived in a shared terrace house in Carlton and I thought the location was fabulous.

    How exciting! :)
     
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    She will want to be where the fun and food is.
    Brunswick, Carlton, fitzroy, Collingwood, Richmond, South yarra, st Kilda. Maybe elsternwick.
     
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    Hi,
    I would consider the following suburbs:
    - North Melbourne: great having the queen vice markets close by for fresh cheap food
    - Brunswick
    - collingwood: just make sure you aren't right next to the housing commission
    - parkville: May not be as many rentals on offer and a bit more expensive

    Would also highly recommend having a bike around these areas, some good bike paths, and by far the fastest way to get around
     
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    The queen vice markets. That's one I haven't heard of yet. It sounds like fun.
     
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    ....sorry, Queen Victoria markets :)
     
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    Any of the above suburbs are great. I'd include North Fitzroy as someone already mentioned. Stick to the northern ones if attending Melbourne Uni. She won't need a car if she has a bike.

    Flatmates.com.au as someone posted is good for share houses. Or Uni noticeboards around campus.
     
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    MH should be able to take good care of her for you.
     
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    She won't need to own a car if living in the inner city, but it's worth joining a car-share scheme (Flexicar, GoGet etc) for the odd occasions when one is needed.
     
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    I would prefer Fitzroy out of those options, but they're all pretty central.
    Lots of good food around there. And cheap eats on Brunswick St.
     
  19. MTR

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    update - a friend of a friend has offered accommodation in Brunswick for 6 months, this is when FB is great

    Thanks


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    Excellent.

    When in Melbs I choose to stay at The Daily Planet. A bit pricey but always worth it.