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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
Just now

"Near the pool"

I bought near the pool on Forest Drive, and basically everything is within walking distance.

There are parks everywhere such as the Flora and Fauna Reserve; Nats Track (walking/riding track); Eric Bell Reserve (local AFL, noise and people leaving have been fine); Monterey Park (skate park, basketball court, Frankston Pines soccer ground); there's the swimming pool (not heated); the two golf courses (one has won an award for something ?!); I thinks there's tennis and bowls facilities also (few minutes drive) near the golf courses. There are multiple Primary Schools, High Schools within walking distance, with many other schools available by transport/bus or driving nearby.

There are buses that run from very early in the morning all day until night weekdays and weekends on the drive. It's quiet and has speed-humps and railings, and no-one tries to speed or hoon around, and the traffic is pretty minimal considering it's a main road. Train-wise there is Kananook train station (10/15 min walk or drive a few mins and park) or Frankston and/or Seaford station (by car), with the beach is 10/15 mins walk or just minutes away to drive.

All the groceries I need are within walking distance at the IGA, bakery and/or milkbar
and there's a petrol station (I must say the shops aren't the best to look at, especially the servo) but the shops sell what is needed with a smile and the servo has petrol so who cares really.
I haven't seen everything, but there's an aged care facility, a community centre, pharmacy, fish & chip shop and post office all within walking distance, and most if not all the things you need are within a 5 to 10 min drive.

The house is solid and I bought it 12 months ago, with prices pleasingly going up and there is no humongous mortgage to worry about.

Clean air, a massive back yard, the neighbours are friendly and took my nieces to the park with their own grandkids one sunday afternoon, and we swap garden tools etc. I'm not naive, and I know there are housing commission houses on the Drive and there may be some domestic problems there, but my experiences have been nothing but fantastic in my part of the drive, as has been the whole suburb and the Frankston locale.

The presentation of residences and commercial property is a bit different to what I am used to, being from the other end of Eastlink. Although don't let that put you off the area.

From what I heard originally from some people, and what I have actually seen by staying there, these are two totally different extremes, and for me it's been a totally fantastic experience.
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