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looking to buy a house on royal parade?

is this part of the safe area of reservoir or is it best avoided
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georgei Oct 17, 2016
Great location central to everything. I think the area is progressing due to lots of buyers wanting to live there. Which is why development is accuring to create more dwellings and homes for people who don't want to move 20-30 km to the cbd
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Homely Q&A Apr 06, 2016
Hello TC2 have you read the suburb and street reviews on our website?
www.homely.com.au/reservoir-darebin-melbourne-greater-victoria
www.homely.com.au/royal-pde-reservoir-darebin-melbourne-greater-victoria
This is what one user had to say.
"We moved in 12 years ago when the area was busy but it still had character. There were lots of period homes and the residents would stop for a chat. In the past 2-5 years, this has all changed due to the developers moving in, dozing down houses and creating high-density living. Due to the increase of new housing being built up the line and the changes in speed limits through Preston, this has resulted in more traffic on the roads of Reservoir. Unbearable if you live on what was once a reasonable road that has been converted to a thoroughfare. The local Coles is small and not safe to visit after dark and, unfortunately, the staff at the IGA can be quite rude and unhelpful. There is a good selection of cafes opening up which is good, but not many restaurants unless you are into pubs, Chinese or Vietnamese. In regards to security and safety, I have been robbed and stalked in the past 5 years. So if you are moving in, make sure you have a good alarm system and a big dog and if you drive, off street parking will avoid the scratches and dents. We are looking forward to moving out of the area.
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Still here six months later... looking for the right house elsewhere. In the past six months, I have seen the area deteriorate even more with regards to crime and safety, you only have to read the paper and watch the News to get those updates. I also work in this area serving the general public and I am sorry to say that I cannot see any family/community spirit and have encountered racism on several occasions.
However, glad to hear the perception of Reservoir of those wanting to buy in the area is improving as it will increase my sale price when I'm leaving, which will hopefully be soon."

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