my family are looking to move to Melbourne in the next 6-9 months and would like some suggestions on some family suburbs to rent then eventually purchase. We have two very young children the eldest being a toddler and a baby. We would like to have some nice parks, soft play and kids facilities nearby.
my husband will be based in Melbourne and we have been looking at Mornington, seaford, patterson lakes areas but not sure if the commute would be too long. Ideally we would like to be in walking distance from a train/tram stop and no longer than 50 min train/tram journey.
We would also like the area to have a nice town where there are enough shops, bars, restaurants cafes etc so you dont have to take the car everywhere but we also dont want to live somewhere where the town is too big/busy.
would appreciate any advice.