Of course all areas have their ups and downs, however Craigieburn is a great family friendly place, which has a great community and is definitely a great safe place to live.
Craugieburn is well connected to the city and is far far more pleasant to live in than Tarneit. Having said that it's less pleasant than suburbs further East like South Morang and Mernda which in turn are not as nice as places like Doreen and Diamond Creek. The scenery and demographics becomes more favorable the more East one goes. Having said that of all the outer suburbs Crsigieburn definitely is one of the best outer suburb for those traveling to the City whether by train or road.
I have been living in Craigieburn for over 6 years now. Craigieburn has great travel options whether they are train station or road network. I used to work in CBD and it took me about 55 - 60 minutes door to door. My office was near Melbourne Central Station. Obviously it depends on train being on time. But both Craigieburn and Upfiled lines are within easy reach. In case there is any cancellation on Craigieburn line, you can go to Upfield line within 10 minutes.
Now I work in Richmond and it takes me about one hour to get to my work place.
I live in Craigieburn Highlands and have two young kids. There have been occasions when we forgot to lock our front door at night and nothing happened. On a few occasion I forgot to close my garage door but nothing was stolen. There are always a lot of people doing jogging or walking to keep themselves fit. It is a culture in Craigieburn Highlands.
Apart from occasional hoons and rogue drivers, generally the environment is very safe and kids have plenty of options to play in parks.
Hope it helps.
I have lived and worked in Craigieburn for over 30years... Yes, every area has its ups and downs ..the high side and the low side..
like the Bronx and Hollywood... in general, I have never had much to complain about ..just been lucky .. and yes I have heard some interesting stories too..
However, I also grew up in Broadmeadows .. and lots went on.. none which effected me.. suppose it could be who and where you hang around... in any area .. always be aware of your surroundings.. and play it safe and smart...
In general, I believe it is a safe place to live.. lovely parks and gardens and some areas have that homely country feel..like Creekwood Drive.. only how many years back .. that area was covered with cows in the paddocks.
As a family we use d to drive up the Hume highway and all we would see were cows all over the paddocks on Mt Ridley.. now Mt Ridley is filled with houses and Hume grammar .. I'm so Glad they have made the Lookout with a park area.. beautiful views on a summers evening.
I have raised my family for most of their Childhood in Craigieburn .. from Storytime in the Library with Josie, 3 Year old kinder, Jolly Joeys, Midford Cresent Kinder Garden, Craigieburn Primary School (Brown School) to Mt Ridley Secondary College.
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It used to be safer. In absolute terms everywhere in Melbourne is safe. You need to go and see cities in Brazil to find truly unsafe places. However there are quieter and safer places to live in. Much about Craigieburn is perception. There have a been a few murders recently and that always makes people feel uneasy.
Hi, craigieburn has a new train station being built. There is also a train station in Roxburgh Park. If you're driving into the city best time to leave to be there by 9am is 7.50am, travel straight down pascoe vale road & enter the M80 highway, this will take you straight to the city. Catching the train at craigieburn station to the city takes approx 40 to 45mins.
Wrong forum to ask this question. If u want to assess a suburb, look at age profile of ppl who live their, their job profiles, employment rates, crime records, singles vs families living the area, how many owner occupied and how many renters, local school's and their performances (compared to other schools). All this info is available on the internet. This data is unbiased. If you ask with ppl who live there, most would say it is lovely to live in their area. Who would say that there are living in a hell-hole? I am not saying ppl are lying, but they like to perceive they are in good area. Also their opinion is based on individual experience. Some have good experience and some have bad! Also, if houses are cheap in certain area, they are cheap for a reason. And they are most likely to attract ppl with low income groups... and you know where I am going with this. One easy way, look for good public secondary school... it is not 100% full-proof method, but a good public school starts attracting good families in the area. Good luck!!
avoid at all costs, especially if you have a family / kids.
EVERYONE is on ice here, our place was burglarized 3 times in a month.