We are thinking of moving to Mildura or Gol Gol from Melb but we have never been there.

Can anyone tell us the areas to buy and the areas to stay away from please?
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I answered the question and my post got lost so here goes again.
Mal and I just moved to Mildura. It is a great place to live. People are laid back, weather is great. there is everything up here in the way of facilities, shopping, hospitals and transport. Cost of housing is much lower. Community spirit is alive and well with always something going on. The beautiful Murray River is here providing awsome peaceful walks along the River Banks. We absolutely love it.
By way of negative, that is a lot harder to find. Maybe the distance to Melb. is a drawback, but on the plus side to that is the Airport is great and its only a short flight to Melb. and there is a bus to Swan Hill then train to Melb. The heat is Summer may be a drawback for some, but we love it.
Good luck
Jan and Mal

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Hi Jan & Mal, thank you so much for your answer. We are so excited that everyone has only positive things to say about Mildura we were a bit nervous but now hearing all the positive things we just can't wait to get up there. Thank you again Jan & Mal for your help Sarah

Hi Jan, if you don't mind telling me, what part of Mildura you moved to. The Hubby & I are pondering moving near the Murray River in the near future. We are mid 40's & live a Quiet existance in Goondiwindi Qld (border NSW/QLD)

JanHellis

Hello Allie, I havnt checked in for a while. We live in San Mateo Ave, it is one of the major streets so fairly busy, but we love it. I would suggest anywhere on the westside as they call it or if you love the river as we do, buy in the streets close. I would really recommend doing your homework though as their are lots of lovely quiet streets and courts, but their are some areas i wouldn't want to live in. On the other side of the River to Mildura, is Gol Gol and Buronga, which is also lovely. All the best, Jan and Mal

Hi Jan we are looking to huy in Mildura but are unsure of what streets or areas we should keep clear of. Can you give us a bit of an idea please. Email [email protected] Thanks in advance

MarieP1

enjoy as we are enjoying

Hi Michelle, do you live in Mildura? We have been visiting our son and family since 1995, and have a good knowledge of the place. I have never experienced what you have. We are going to retire to Mildura and are looking forward to it. We also have been to a lot of places in Australia (and I mean Australia, not just one state) and we keep coming back to our plan of retiring to Mildura. Has everything, but the drawback is the long drive to Melbourne or Adelaide, but if your not in a hurry you take your time and enjoy the trip unless you need to go by plane.

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Mildura is ok place it has long hot summers short winters the shopping is ok just getting a Aldi but if you have to go anywhere out of Mildura its long drives or expensive flights long waiting list to see a doctor if looking for a house in mildura look at houses past 14 Th street keep away from main roads a lot of problems come with that but like most places it has its good and bad sides to it

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I have lived here for 20 years move from Bendigo and have never looked back great place to live with plenty of job opertunities as well bringing children up here never had a problem with going out so many great resturants and the place has changed so much over the last ten years I would recommend moving to Mildura

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Hi michelles8
Certain words will be flagged and then reviewed before they go live on to the website, some of your comments are live on the website now.

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Ok thankyou for letting me know.

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I would never recommend Mildura, the streets are full of trash and dog crap, the public toliets are filthy , all the time. The people are rude and under the illusion they are some form of elite human race, bunch of story toppers, who dont want to listen to any thing but the sound of there own voice. My family and I have been to alot of places around Australia and have never experienced anything like Mildura, avoid the place. Mildura there is always better.

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If you express any negative, but truthful opinions they will get deleted, dont trust what you read on this site about Mildura!!

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Dont know why my review and comments keep getting deleted, is'nt everyone allowed to share their views on Mildura??

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Whats wrong with commision ppl???? Im in bendigo public housing dont judge a book by its cover

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How hot is summer? Im moving from Qld to get away from the heat, Im guessing Mildura isnt the place to go to? The humidity in Qld is awful, I cant go out with the kids and do anything because of it. I just want to get out in nature and explore and not feel like Im dying

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Hi emma- clarkc, could i ask what part of queensland did you live, i use to live in mildura, i found the weather perfect hot and dry not to hot, it is a bit isalated , as Queensland is so full of life... Wont you miss the beaches. the murray river is loverly to sit down and have a swim, if you wont to explore the nature you will get that. Good Luck in your choice.

Mildura has a dry heat and doeant feel uncomfortable even in the 30's. Pretty much every home has an air con. People in mildura like the water coolers "swampies" because it actually adds moisture back into the air. Using water and fan, it is very cheap to run and the newer models can rival a reverse cycle unless the temperature is over 40 or hot day after rain, which is not many. Good luck.

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Gol Gol is about 5 km out of Mildura so would be good if you want somewhere quiet and laidback. Gol Gol is only very small, no supermarkets just a post office, milkbar, primary school and a couple of other shops. Mildura may be a better option if you want to be closer to facilities.

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Thank you so much for your response we are now thinking Irymple or Red Cliffs do you recommend these suburbs? Is there any areas we should stay away from? Thank you again

LynelleLegin

Irymple is lovely, only just outside of mildura so still very close to everything, but quieter. Red Cliffs is about 15 kms from Mildura but has its own supermarket, chemist, post office, etc. The 'Westside' of Red Cliffs (west of the train tracks) would be an area to stay away from though, it is the commission area and the crime rate is very high.

Thank you so much. You have helped us so much, we will definitely be looking at irymple now. Thanks again for all your help.

LynelleLegin

You're very welcome. I'm sure you would love Irymple, most people do.

We want to buy in Mildura as we are retiring we want to be close to shops and hospital. In a safe area. Need to get an idea of the streets recommended please

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Sad that you feel that way michelles8. Our experience is the opposite. Friendly people, a sense of community and lots of things to do.

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