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Hawdon Street
11th July 2020

"Close to Everything"

I've lived on Hawdon Street close to Burgundy Street for a few years now.

As the main link between Heidelberg and Rosanna it can get a little congested during peak hour but I walk and ride the train so it's never a problem for me. Speaking of walking, all the shops on Burgundy Street are a quick walk away but being off the main road means all the shopping foot traffic doesn't impact us.

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  • Families with kids
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Heidelberg
11th July 2020

"Perfectly Balanced"

I've lived in Heidelberg almost 3 years now and am very happy with my decision to move here. It's the perfect distance between the city (where I work) and the outer suburbs like Greensborough and Eltham (where my kids go to school) and all trains stop here.

Burgundy Street is one of Melbourne's more famous strips of shops and has everything you need from restaurants and cafes to chemists to clothing stores to many food stores and even multiple supermarkets. If you need a large shopping center then Doncaster and Northland are just a few minutes away.

Of course we've got the Austin Hospital and a bunch of others at the top of the hill so there's no worry about getting medical help.

Lastly I'd like to point out the absolutely beautiful parklands that surround the Yarra starting at the bottom end of Burgundy Street. I often go for runs through the various parks that were made famous by the Heidelberg School of Art.

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Ridge Rd

"Great area for families"

I've lived here for 15 years and am only moving because my kids have grown old and moved out.

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  • Families with kids
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Anita Crescent

"Quiet Beachside Country Town"

Anita Crescent, as with most of Venus Bay, is a strange place. It's like a regular Gippsland country area but instead of a regular town there is just heaps and heaps of houses populated by holiday house owners and retirees. There are a few shops down the road at the first section of houses but you can't get much there so to do real shopping you need to head all the way back to Inverloch or Leongatha.

So, if you're all stocked up the place is great. You can easily walk to the beach which, as you can see by the photos, is stunning. Fine white sand against a blue sky with waves high enough for boogie boarding but no so high you'd think you'd wash away. You also get the local wildlife wandering around (we saw an echidna pottering around in the vacant lot next door).

Basically, it's a fantastic holiday spot... love the serenity.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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Peerless Avenue

"Quiet street close to beach and shops"

We recently returned from a trip to the Gold Coast where we stayed at Montego Sands on Peerless Ave in Mermaid Beach. The street was very quiet even though it is bracketed the Gold Coast Highway to the West and Hedges Ave (a busy one-way street heading north up the coast). As with most of the streets on the Gold Coast it's a very quick walk up to the beach (2 minutes at most) but you also have the advantage of the shops along the Gold Coast Highway (IGA supermarket, bottle shops etc.) and just over the Highway is Pacific Fair.

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  • Retirees
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Flinders St

"Smack Bang in the Middle of Everything"

Flinders St has the famous Flinders St Station (funny about that) stretching along it between Spencer St and Elizabeth St (and slightly further up). Trams run up and down it all day long (until just after midnight) and taxis drive around in prides. Flinders St plays host to some of the largest pedestrian crossings in all of Melbourne with the station itself playing as the central point for many outings.

I worked on Flinders St for 4.5 years during the 90s and was glad to have such easy access although trying to find (and pay for!) a parking spot would be hellish. It's a short walk to almost everything in the city from Crown Casino and Southgate to Federation Square (which is actually ON Flinders St) to the Burke St Mall and Melbourne Central.

During the day there are people everywhere in 1 of 2 types of groups. The first group are the people who work in the city who are often in a huge rush to get wherever it is they're headed. The other group are the shoppers who walk along (usually in large groups) as slowly as they can often blocking the footpaths and annoying the busy workers. You may also get hassled by a foul-mouthed dero outside Young and Jacksons or set upon by someone asking for a dollar to get to some fictional train station.

There are plenty of places to choose from when it comes to dining from your little bar-only sushi places to complete restaurants with waiters and whatnot...

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
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York Road

"Miles Away From Everything"

I only lived on York St for a brief period and for good reason. I had to catch every form of public transport to get to work on St Kilda Road in Melbourne. I walked to the bus stop where the bus would pick me up and take me to Lillydale railway station where the train would take me into the city where I'd catch a tram up St Kilda Rd.

I was there during Winter and MAN did it get cold out there being up in the mountains. On a brighter side though it was very "rural" being surrounded by tall gum trees etc.

If you're looking for a nightlife or any kind of entertainment forget about it...

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  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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Victoria St

"Have worked on this street for 6 years"

While I haven't actually lived on Victoria St I've been around here quite a while. We first moved offices here in 2001 before the big Victoria Gardens shopping center was built and being at the far end (on the Yarra) everything was a long walk away. Now with Vic Gardens around there's plenty more food and shops to choose from but still lacking in choice when it comes to sit-down places. That's when you have to head down the street to the many asian restaurants or the pubs or the other various places around.

Being an inner-city suburb it has the usual traffic problems, crime and run-down buildings but the Yarra River hooks around through it giving you a place to escape to if you need to get away. The 109 tram goes up and down Victoria St (you can catch it on Collins St in the city) but train stations are a 10+ minute walk away.

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
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Collins St

"REALLY close to everything including crowds"

I worked on Collins St for a few years and can't imagine living there. Famous for being one of the big "financial" streets in Melbourne's CBD you see a lot of well dressed "suits" and "skirts" bustling around at lunch time but after dark it's a wasteland. Tramlines run the length of the street and taxis are a hand wave away.

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scan24

Yeah, cbd apartment living is not too popular in Melbourne. Great place to work though.

PureKrome
PureKrome

What do u mean CBD appartment living is not too popular?! It's hella-popular, even if you don't include all the foreigners going to RMIT/Melbourne Uni!

You jason? :)

scan24

What I mean is that if you compare prices between your average 1 or 2 bedder in the cbd and that in say Port Melbourne or Albert Park, there is a very big difference.

soutarm
soutarm

You basically need to be a reasonably well-off single person or couple to make it worth your while... plus you need to put up with "the city". i.e. people every which way and noise and smelliness etc. But you do get the uber convenience of literally everything at your doorstep.

cinnamon
cinnamon

Do you live in the city soutarm?

soutarm
soutarm

I worked in the city for 5 years and I know a couple of people who live/lived in the city.

cinnamon
cinnamon

I agree that working in the city can often make you feel that you have to "put up with the city, people noise and smells" although I am not sure what smells you mean, but even with an outer city neighbourhood, the tone of an area can change. It can often be quiet in the day and busier at night and weekends, as people return home from school and work, whilst the city certainly seems more alive during the day it does take on another personality at night and weekends. Yes it is busier than the burbs, but the dynamics of city living is often more exciting, with a more vibrant sense of community. There are some inconveniences however, such as ferrying your kids to schools, but the plus is that you are often going against traffic at drop off and pick up times. Also the supermarkets are usually packed and generally not big enough so pruduct range is sometimes limited. Maybe soutarm you should give city living a go, I think you might enjoy it.

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Fleming Place

"Nice Little Hidey Hole"

Fleming Place is a quiet out of the way "street" where the neighbours say g'day and there's no through traffic. It's buried in the middle of the warren of roads around that area of Mill Park so it can get confusing driving there the first few times... You just have to remember the colours: if you turn off at the ReadLeap/Childs Rd intersection you take, REDLeap Drive, BLACKman Ave then GREENway Drive.

There's a dentist and a medical center close by on Childs Rd and The Stables shopping center with restaurants, pubs, supermarket, chemist and a bunch of other shops (and banks!).

Public transport is a little difficult so you'll notice most houses have 2+ cars in the driveway or on the nature strip.

Nightlife is pretty quiet and if you don't want to travel TOO far you're pretty much limited to the pub with the pokies.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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Killarney Ridge

"A friendly, quiet street"

We've been on Killarney Ridge for over a year now and we're good friends with our neighbours and our kids all play together. Behind us is currently undeveloped land with grass and trees curving down into the valley. We often have the local kangaroos hanging around out the back giving the kids something to marvel at.

The street itself is tucked away in the far eastern corner of Greensborough and as it is a dead-end street there is no through traffic.

A great place to raise a family, very close to schools and child care plus a quick 5 minute drive to Main St Greensborough and Greensborough Plaza shopping center.

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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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PureKrome
PureKrome

Hi MRated,

what is going to happen with all that spare land around your place? Is it untouchable government parkland or zoned for other usage?

mrated
mrated

Hey PK,

University Hill, a new "community" is under construction behind our street. It's pretty much a whole new (small) town. You can find more details (including the plans) at http://www.universityhill.com.au.

MichaelS
MichaelS

Hi mrated,

Is it possible to get through to Plenty Rd from your street? It's pretty close (going by the map) and would be really handy if you're heading north to Mill Park or Sth Morang or something.

mrated
mrated

G'day MichaelS,

(un)fortunately you can't get through to Plenty Rd. A few months back you were able to travel across the countryside (i.e the paddocks) to get to the new construction (you can see the temporary road in the Google map at the moment) but it has since been fenced off.

HarveyBirdman
HarveyBirdman

Hey guys, just wondering if there's a road there yet. I drove past University Hill the other day and there was heaps of completed buildings etc.

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McHaffie Drive

"Great holiday spot"

For the past 7 years we've had our family holiday on McHaffie drive. It's a dead end street and has almost no traffic running on it. The entire area is surrounded by old gum trees and you can hear the ocean from the North end of the street.

Being in a bushy area there can be a lot of bugs and one year there was a swarm of beetles that had died and piled up in corners and doorways by the next morning.

Close to the beach and a 20 minute stroll to the main strip in Cowes.

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  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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Fulham Road

"Beautiful tree-lined street"

Pros:
- very pretty street
- local council recently made the street a no-go zone for non-residents during peak times
- VERY close to public transport and major roads, 15 minute train ride into the CBD.
- close to Station St, Northcote with its strip of award winning restaurants, cafes and retail shops
- plenty of schools in easy reach

Cons:
- heritage issues when building a new house
- the odd crazy person
- close to Grange Rd which is a major road and very busy at peak times
- close to the railway line so train noise can be an issue
- housing prices recently skyrocketed (by 300% in some areas) meaning it may be out of the price range of most families

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  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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Park St

"Nice area, pity about the residents"

Park St in South Yarra seems to attract some odd people, especially in the guest houses where it seems people who can't afford to put their relatives into aged care or mental institutions will just rent them a room.

Right across from the Botanical Gardens and within walking distance of Chapel St and other retail areas makes it a great spot for singles or young couples. Also in easy reach of major roads into and out of the city.

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
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Peace Avenue

"Short walk into town"

A beautiful tree-lined street easily accessible but also far enough out of town to be comfortable.

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Hastings Square

"Peaceful"

While you may get lost cruising around the Square it's a quiet area just on the Northern outskirts of Warragul. It's an older area of the town but well kept.

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Grosvenor Street

"Typical inner suburbia"

The street is close to Ripponlea train station and shops on Glen Eira Rd plus a short walk to St Kilda Rd it's an area with many blocks of flats from around the 1960s. Dilapidated and too much concrete with a few trees thrown here and there. The train line also crosses the street (railway bridge) with a small park and grassy area to hang around on. The Grosvenor Hotel is at the southern end of the street providing food and drink and a short stumble home.

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
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Landsborough Street

"Just out of town"

I spent my childhood on Landsborough St and have fond memories. Where the Princes Freeway (M1) runs through now used to be paddocks with large gum trees but now it's just a noisy 4 lane freeway. But you do get an uninterrupted view of Warragul and the mountains on the horizon as the street is elevated.

The West Gippsland Hospital is on this road so getting medical attention is not a problem (handy for kids who keep stacking their bikes!) and Warragul Secondary College is just across the other side of the freeway.

Warragul being a small town is only a 2 minute drive away with the railway station in easy reach. The only traffic you get on Landsborough St is the traffic to and from the hospital which isn't a lot. There's also only houses on one side of the street making it less crowded.

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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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HarveyBirdman
HarveyBirdman

Nice review...

helloitsme

hey this is great review. Is it still ok here? We are looking athe retirement village for my inlaws. I've been told it's noisy and lots of hoons on the road :(

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Cain Avenue

"Good place to live, but a little noisy"

As the street runs alongside the Greensborough/Eltham trainline it gets a bit noisy but it also means it's a short walk to one of 2 train stations in the area. Close to Station St's shopping strip with its award winning restaurants and cafes with a variety of small retail shops.

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
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