jlowe73

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

"Great town, right on the edge of the Dandenong Ranges."

Having lived here pretty much all my life, I love this place. There are teriffic views of the city and all the "trendy suburbs", but they don't know what they're missing! On a clear day you can see the ships on the bay, the rolling hills of Lysterfield and even the You Yangs for those up the top of the hill. The shopping village is warm and friendly, but is unfortunately at risk of becoming over-developed.

Generally, backyards are large but units are becoming more popular. We're raising 3 kids here, and have a great access to local kinders, schools and of course the Angliss hospital! There are plenty of parks and activities for kids close by, for example the Arboretum, and local pools/athletics clubs. Knox Council hosts the biggest Christmas Carols outside the CBD each year, as well as several other events and shows.

You don't have to visit the "1000 steps" tourist attraction to keep fit; there are a myriad of walking trails in the forest, and bike tracks running all through the local suburbs.

All up, a great place to live; I'd hate to be stuck in a dog-box somewhere!!
Pros
  • Close to everythings
  • Good people
  • Nice View
Cons
  • At risk of becoming over-developed
Recommended for
  • Families with kids