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Best suburbs to live in Central Highlands Region, VIC

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Soldiers Hill

5Ranked 1st
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Online Classicstutor

"Charming suburb, close to Ballarat CBD and station"

We moved to Soldiers Hill from Richmond in late 2019. The suburb is a short walk to Ballarat's major shopping precincts and train station. Its streets are pocketed with beautiful parks and amenities, …
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Ballarat East

4.5Ranked 2nd
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chaneld1

"Lovely quiet area"

Great area, with bold displays of seasonal changes. Close proximity to cafes and shops in town . Easy access to walking tracks and yarrowee river. Love it .
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Ballan

4.5Ranked 3rd
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martin66

"Ballan, New York, Paris? I wouldnt live anywhere else but in Ballan."

Ballan is a small country town with a population of around 3,000 people, located approximately 70 km's West of Melbourne along the Western Highway, It is the next town after passing Bacchus Marsh on t…
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Ararat

4.5Ranked 4th
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Rosesforyou

"Close to everything"

I came here some years ago because of proximity to the mountains. I'm a bushwalker so Ararat was the ideal starting point. I first rented here than bought a house...an old house that was affordable. T…
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Daylesford

4Ranked 5th
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DanielW3

"Picturesque spa country"

Daylesford is a beautiful place to visit, and I'm jealous of those who get to live there! It's a great place for a weekend away, just a short trip from Melbourne but you couldn't feel further away fro…
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Creswick

4Ranked 6th
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graemeb6

"Small Friendly Town With Nightlife On The Rise"

Rural enough so almost everyone has a view of the forest, yet close enough to the city for a daily commute. Creswick is on the rise: great food in the pubs, live music in new venues, and a big new su…
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Redan

4Ranked 8th
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Jamie Lee

"Great little pocket of Ballarat"

Family and I moved here 5 years ago. It's a lovely suburb of Ballarat and withing walking distance to the CBD. Everything at your fingertips, quiet, friendly people, and right next to the Pony club wh…
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Wendouree

4Ranked 9th
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alicef9

"Wonderful Wendouree"

Wendouree is an amazing place to live now days, it has become such a fast rapidly growing area with so much brand new infrastructure, such as the brand new Wendouree train station, brand new Stockland…
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Alfredton

4Ranked 10th
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Shani Stevens

"One of the regions finest suburbs"

I love Alfredton! It has a great mix of new and old areas within the one suburb. In the older areas you find lovely, wide, leafy streets with larger blocks and an abundance of established family hom…
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Bakery Hill

4Ranked 11th
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free4u

"Awesome town with AMAZING streetscapes"

Ballarat is a sensational place to live as it has great infrastructure and services which is exactly what you would expect from a city. It has many great schools, Ballarart University and a number of …
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Gordon

4Ranked 12th
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dawabl39

"The great escape"

Not far from Ballarat is nestled a tiny little township amongst the rolling green hills called Gordon. As you drive into this little township you will fall in love with its scenic beauty, its peaceful…
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Trentham

4Ranked 14th
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JinnieB

"Country town, still commuting close to Melbourne"

The better pockets of Trentham are the larger blocks further out of the main township. There, you may enjoy the tranquility of the countryside and still make use of the amenity that Trentham township…
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Darley

3.5Ranked 15th
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regixc

"A gorgeous "country" town that is just outside of the city"

Beautiful place, very relax lifestyle, great for bringing up children!
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Bacchus Marsh

3.5Ranked 16th
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essendon43

"Something for everyone"

There is a way around anything it lacks. That is the beauty of Bacchus Marsh. The shopping here is fine, basically whatever you need you'll find. Can't find it? Meltons Woodgrove shopping centre is 10…
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