Whats Callaway Park, Sunshine West like?

I am thinking of building our family home in Callaway Park (a pretty much sold out Australand development just off the western ring road). On appearance its lovely, lots of 2 story homes. But then I tell people its in Sunshine West and they look at me as if I am crazy. But then, its a 12 minute drive to the city if there is no traffic.

Am I crazy? Am I moving into a place where I will get robbed, bashed or have my car stolen? Is the train station an unthinkable place I should never commute from? Or is this the beginning of the gentrification of sunshine west and I am simply over-reacting?

There are only 2 types people commenting on Sunshine West in this website: real residents who describe it as filth, and real estate developers who claim its paradise on earth.

Would love to hear real residents thoughts on what I am about to do.
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There's a reason they call it Throwaway Park, it's a tip, sure all the new houses look nice but take a stroll down Callaway Blvd that runs through the middle of the estate, I've been to third world countries with less rubbish on the streets.

There are nicer parts of Sunshine West, there are also worse parts, choose carefully! But I've never felt unsafe living there, in 10+ years I've never had my house or car broken into, and the only fight I've ever seen at the train station was between 2 women! I saw far more crime when I rented in South Yarra for 6 months.

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I agree with more crime in South Yarra

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i live in the area and i have not seen a crime in the 5 years we have lived here. What i see often is kids running around and some walking their dogs. It's quiet and clean

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I've recently just finished building my house 3 months ago. The street I live in is fantastic. Friendly neighbours who look out for one another and are very welcoming. It is quiet and the location is just so convenient being next to the freeway. During the warmer evenings, I see lots of families walking to the parks, kids playing and just a general good feeling about the area. I know it's only been a short time but coming from Braybrook, it's been great so far.

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So did you decide to build your home ?

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