inthegarage2010

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Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Just now

"A gem and relatively affordable South Eastern suburb less than 13km by road from the city"

We just moved to Carnegie recently. It's a wonderful area to live in, particularly north of Oakleigh Road. Below that and it's a little too far to easily walk to the Koornang Road shops or the Glenhuntly. It's close to the city, serviced by two major train lines. Closest stations are Carnegie and Glenhuntly, although Carnegie is the best choice as it runs express into the city. It's also serviced by a bus line on Neerim Road, and a tram line on Glenhuntly Road.

It's super quiet, and the Koornang road shops has hundreds of shops including numerous restaurants ranging from Indian to Thai to Pizza to Korean. Everything you can think of really. It is serviced by two Woolworths supermarkets, and is close to parks, pools. A short drive to Chadstone for the times you need the chain shops.

There are some apartments but mostly the older style house with the odd new development. Most streets are wide and it's full of established houses and beautiful trees.

An amazing place to live!
Pros
  • Quiet
  • Peaceful
  • Close to all amenities
  • Library
  • Shops
  • Transport
Cons
  • House prices are increasing!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Just now

"Amazing street to live in"

We just moved to Yendon Road, and absolutely love it. It's a quiet street, full of wildlife and birds. We put some bird feeders in our backyard recently and are now enjoying the peaceful sounds of rainbow lorikeets who come to feed every day. It's less than 10 minute walk to hundreds of shops, both the Glenhuntly and Carnegie shops, and a 8 minute drive to Chadstone. It's a wide street lined with beautiful trees. Neighbours are friendly, very quiet, safe and a perfect place to live!
Pros
  • Quiet
  • Wildlife
  • Friendly neighbours
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Just now

"A busy street, but don't let that put you off. Affordable house prices and close enough to everything."

I have grown up in Sterling Drive and am now back with my parents while we look for a place to buy. It's a friendly area, but Sterling Drive is a long road (that's had the addition of speed hump installations to slow down traffic) that suffers from a heavy traffic flow. The blocks are big blocks, so the sound is not an issue. Parts of Sterling drive are directly under the Tullamarine 34L runway, so it gets very noisy especially when Jumbo's fly overhead at all times of night. If you are a light sleeper then avoid it. It is serviced by the 406 bus that heads to Footscray and down to the Avondale Heights shops. It is close to milleara road which you can catch the 465 to Milleara Mall shopping centre. You could walk to Milleara Mall in about 20 minutes from most parts of Sterling Drive. Alot of the street backs onto a frieight train line, so this would be shocking to hear at night as they are quite loud and rumble along. You wouldn't live here if you didn't own a car. It's definitely only suited to families with 2 cars. That said, It's affordable, and they have big blocks with big backyards. It's about 45 minutes in peak hour traffic to the city along the CityLink (30 minutes in non peak hour). Childcare options are great, medical facilities and Milleara Mall or Centreway have all the shops you need. There is also a small strip of shops in Dinah Parade. Overland Primary school was closed down by the Kennett Government years ago, and then Milleara primary school in Avondale Heights. Now the closest one is Keilor Park which is in Keilor East, and about 2 to 3km away. The street is very ethnic which I've enjoyed, mostly Greek and Italian ethnicities. If you can handle the noise of the planes, by all means it's a nice place to live for the price range of 450K to 550K for a 3 bedroom house.
Pros
  • affordable blocks
  • close to freeways and shops and city
Cons
  • plane noise
  • train noise in parts
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Just now

"Quiet, one way street in a perfect suburb"

Cardigan Street is a lovely one way street. I've lived here for 2 years after moving from the North West suburbs. I love the feel of the area especially Cardigan Street. It's just so close to everything. It's perfect for those who don't like to drive often, easy walking distance to the Carlisle street shops which feature Coles, Woolworths (next door to each other), hairdressers, about 15 cafes. Public transport is suburb, with the 219/216 bus driving past Hotham Street (cnr Cardigan) and heading straight into the city. You've got the tram on Dandenong Road, and the train a short 10 minute walk in Carlisle Street. Cardigan Street itself is full of 3 level units, but it's actually very quiet. A one way street and ample off street parking helps with this. There's the Inkerman street shops which are just around the corner, the Inkerman Hotel, Harro's pizza and a milk bar. You can easily get Foxtel and high speed broadband internet. It's just a perfect suburb to live in!
Pros
  • very close to 3 forms of public transport
  • quiet one way street
  • leafy suburb and only 6km from the CBD