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Your Favourite Suburb(s)

Discussion in 'Where to Buy' started by febstyle, 14th Nov, 2015.

  1. febstyle

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    HI all

    Recently, based on pre-defined set of criteria, domain.com.au (produced by deloitte?) posted a list of melbourne suburbs and their liveability rankings.

    Obviously, based on the responses from follow-up articles and social medias... the public seems to disagree with the list (esp. with Melbourne city being so high up on the list and some very likeable suburbs surprisingly to be tagged with lower rankings than others).

    So I actually wonder, what are some of PC members top 5 favourite suburbs ? Not from investment point of view (so ignore the yield and maths here).
    Rather, top 5 favourite suburbs that you like and would live in.
    Of course, don't limit it to Melbourne/Victoria.. I would like to hear opinions about the suburbs from the other cities/states too.

    I'll start, since I'm only familiar with Melbourne. My list comprises of Melbourne suburbs only

    1. Glen Iris
    2. Elwood
    3. East Melbourne
    4. Albert Park
    5. Yarraville

    Disappointingly, I cannot afford a house PPOR in 1-4 above! And not sure if I ever will!
     
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  2. JacM

    JacM VIC Buyer's Agent Business Member

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    JDP1 Well-Known Member

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    Yep..rent where you want to live and invest where you can afford.
    Alternatively, you could just buy their equivalents in brisbane (shameless brisbane plug:) )..whilst renting in one of the above in Melbourne ...
     
  4. cdchi1

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    Renting is not exactly cheap in suburbs 2, 3 and 4 either unfortunately! Don't know much about Glen Iris.

    To the OPs question, don't really have a top five as long as they are seaside and within reasonable distance from CBD. My fave two are Brighton and Elwood (where I live).
     
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    Warrandyte
    Eltham
    Elwood.
     
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    Port melbourne
    Elwood
    Northcote
    Richmond
    Moonee ponds
     
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    Sydney #1
     
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    If this is a purely 'lifestyle' list and not at all IP related, here's my top #5. Please note that my list also takes the assumption that I am so wealthy I no longer need to work at all any more! ;)

    1) Byron Bay areas (Summers)
    2) Whitsundays & Cairns (Winters)
    3) Mornington Peninsula (Autumn)
    4) Melbourne (Spring)
    5) North-East Tasmanian Coast (Summers)
     
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  9. Azazel

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    Nice place, too many tourists.
     
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    1. Middle park/Albert Park
    2. Camberwell
    3. Kew
    4. Eltam
    5. Moonee Ponds
     
  11. Tekoz

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    @ZOMG do you mean Sydney CBD NSW 2000 ?
     
  12. jins13

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    I agree as well. In my younger days, I used to work and live in the City but even though there are so many things to do, I ended up getting sick of feeling like I was always feeling like I am on the go all the time. Also, loved it when there was any night work in the City and hearing the lovely noise to break my sleep.
     
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  13. Tekoz

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    @jins13 yeah, me too mate. I get used to live in the Sydney CBD apartment (shared renting of course) and living with 10 others people in an overcrowded apartment for cheaper rent :cool:.

    But when you started to raise kids, you'll have to move out to the suburbs for better school & environment. hence 30 minutes+ commuting in Sydney by train is now considered normal.
     
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    OK back to the topic, for Melbourne suburbs that I have ever lived not in specific order:

    1. Camberwell
    2. Boxhill
    3. Hawthorne
     
  15. juzzy

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    No particular order:

    Carlton
    Brunswick
    Fitzroy
    Northcote
    Yarraville
     
  16. Jacque

    Jacque Buyers Agent and Bookworm, Sydney Business Member

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    Ivanhoe
    Hawthorn
    South Melbourne
    Albert Park
    Williamstown
     
  18. Jeffb

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    I'm going to limit mine to Melbourne / Vic because that is where my life is.

    1. Martha Cove (Safety Beach)
    2. Portsea
    3. Sorrento
    4. Patterson Lakes
    5. Mordialloc

    (bit of a common theme there)
     
  19. Azazel

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    I'm not aware of her work.
     
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    Michael_X Mortgage Broker Business Member

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