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"The Hidden Gem"

I moved here about 16 months ago from a supposedly nice middle class Eastern suburb... well, in two years of living there I never saw a neighbour and couldn't tell you what they even looked like! I wasn't here even a couple of months and the neighbours both sides of me had noticed I had been home for two consecutive days (was working from home on a project from work) and so they came to check if everything was OK and if I needed anything!! On rubbish day, my bins have always been brought in for me and left by my back gate... There's just such a lovely lovely sense of community here, I wish I'd moved here years ago!!

People look at you a bit strange when you tell them you live in the Frankston area as it obviously still has a stigma in some people's minds... well, more fool them because you get drongos in every community but I have to say that I've never felt more welcomed or secure than I do here and have no intention of selling up any time soon!

I love that in 15 minutes I can walk to one of the nicest stretches of beaches in Port Phillip Bay, or drive down and take my kayak, or my dog for a mutitude of walks in either the various parks and reserves or along as much beach as I want... there is good quality restuarants in the area, catering for either families or more upmarket fine dining experiences... AND you are on the doorstep of Mornington Penisula which is like stepping into another world!!

There's everything you need in the area shopping, medical or resource wise.. so there's rarely a need to go into the chaotic city of Melbourne itself and that is a huge stress relieve... traffic at any time of the day is rarely an issue so driving anywhere is not a stress and you can be on Eastlink in a matter of a couple of minutes...or there's Kananook station only a 10 minute walk away if you want to go into the city to go watch a footy game or have a day out without the stress of the car...

What more could you ask for? All this and a solid stand alone house still available often for $250,000 or less??!!!?? What's to think about really!

I'm a single divorced lady in my early 40's, with no children and friends were nervous when I told them I was buying in there area and that I'd be on my own...but for me, this is truly one of Melbourne hidden little gems... but it won't be able to hide itself forever and the secret WILL get out... so come on down before the word get's out!! The water's lovely :-)))
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virusvaleria im so glad to hear such a great comment. I've moved myself down to Frankston North after renting up in the city (Ripponlea & Toorak) and me and my husband were thinking of buying but couldnt afford anything in the city of course. Especially with a medium puupy dog we needed something with a little garden. Forget having THAT in the city! So we bought a house with a HUGE garden in Frankston North and yes, we were a bit reluctant in buying one here. Well, we moved in 2007 and since then we've NEVER had a problem of ANY kind. The stigma it has gets in the way, thats true, but eventually people will understand how much of a gorgeous place this is and it will turn into a second Frankston South! Im glad to hear great comments like yours.
virusvaleria i should also add we are a young couple in their late twenties.
fee hi,i understand what you mean,there are still a few scums around and once they r gone yes it will be a top place,we r a young couple as well....thanks 4 ur reply...Cheers!
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