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  1. We've been offered a job at Cabrini Hospital Malvern and are looking at areas to live within commuting distance. If possible we'd like the commute via Public Transport so we can manage with just one car. In terms of location we have two children (12 & 7) so are looking for family friendly area with decent schools. Initially only one of us will be working so we're looking at rents up to about $550 Can anyone suggest suitable areas for us to look at in more detail?
  2. Hi All, Anyone live in Woy Woy and commute to Sydney? I have looked at the trains at it seems to be 1hour and 20mins to Town Hall Station. Is this realistic? Do they run on time? I used to go up to the Central Coast a lot when I lived out there 6yrs ago but always drove. We need a house with a garden (as we have two dogs) but we are looking at around $600pw in Sydney, yet similar properties in Woy Woy are half that! There also seems to be more off leash areas (inc beaches...yay!) which is another big selling point for us! Any advice from anyone that does that commute would be really appreciated! Danielle x
  3. Hi Guys, i've been offered sponsorship from a company based in Milton, Brisbane and I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations for commutable suburbs with good schools. For some reason I am assuming as Milton is north of the river that I should be looking for north of the river for easier commute but I'm only guessing on that one. I would be looking for 3 bed house paying no more than $450-$500 per week. Fairly close to beach would be nice (not essential) and near trainline perhaps travelling no more than 45mins would be ideal. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
  4. I've been having a good Google and have now generated a list of potential employers to whom I'm going to write in due course. I've plotted them on the map below and you can see that most are concentrated in a few areas. Each red mark on the map represents at least one potential employer - There are 28 on the list with the bulk being in in the areas to the north west and south of the airport. The question is.... how far (in miles) can I consider a reasonable commute to these areas? I'd be happy to travel for 40 minutes each way either in the car or on public transport. Any other thoughts on potential areas to live given this info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
  5. Hi, Just looking into Queensland and property seems a lot dearer than a couple of years ago. We are a family of four (2 children - 8yrs and 5 yrs) so would need a 3 bedroom house. Our budget would be max $340k (£200k). I have looked at all the recommended areas on this forum and it is a struggle to find such property in what is classed a 'decent' area. Can anyone please recommend any areas that is commutable to Brisbane and no more than $340? There must be many migrants now who are worrying if house prices keep going up QLD will no longer be an affordable option. Thanks, Ken.
  6. Hi, I am trying hard to find somewhere commutable by car to liverpool and train to CBD. Been thru the various places, earlwood, kingsgrove, and padstow, revesby. The St georges road traffic puts me off places like hurstville. Rental cost is not the issue, the issue is * good primary schools * good trasnport * time of travel to liverpool at peak hours * low crime, safe place Concerns * childcare is impossible to find for a 3 year old * traffic on the M5, I think maybe it is only one direction at a time, but frankly..I would really need someone who does the commute to tell me what its like. Open to suggestions.
  7. Albertzshot

    Is Torquay to CBD commutable???

    Hi All, I'm hoping for opinions on places to live. I'm currently awaiting my 457 being approved and doing my research into potential places to live. We are a young family hoping for a new life style by the sea. By all account Torquay is a lovely place to live, however..... Is it realistic to live in Torquay and commute to Melbourne CBD every week day? I have checked out the bus service from Torquay to Marshall and then the train links to the city. It sounds in theory, doable. Does anyone currently do this? Is the Torquay lifestyle worth the commuting pain? My Wife will be home with the babies whilst I work, so is there enough family friendly actives in the town? By way of a plan B, I'm also looking at the Mornington area (possibly same commute issues as Torquay???) along with Altona and Williamstown areas. Rental budget is approx 500pw, we are hoping for a nice 4 bedroom house. Any opinions will be greatly appreciated. Regards,
  8. Hi I'm full of questions as of late! posted up inf about pharmacists now places to live! I'm looking to get ideas about places to live that would be commutable (by train/tram) to Melbourne CBD (St Kilda Road iir) I've got some ideas of what we want: 1) 30-40mins commute by train preferbly 2) Nice area for young children (4 and 6) 3) Good schooling (mixed) 4) Kinda affordable rent wise maybe $300 a week for a 3/4 bed house. Any suggestions to look at? I have thought about Camberwell, Mt Waverly/Glen Waverly, St Kilda, Sandringham or Dandenong? Purely from location on google maps! Thanks again! Oliver
  9. :unsure:I *think* the answer is 'no' but hoping someone might indicate otherwise?! OH has been offered a role in Sydney, working in circular quay, which we're considering. We know Sydney quite well and a few years ago we'd have had our pick of the suburbs...but now? We'd have a budget of c $1million, but for that we'd ideally be looking for a 3 bed detached with a garden....preferably not one of the ramshackle places that are advertised as knock it down and re-build. We'd ideally like to be within 15minutes drive of the beach too as we swim each morning. I think the Eastern suburbs we know are all a 'no', and Manly too. Can anyone suggest anywhere else we should be looking at that would have a commute time of 1hour door to door or less? I think this is a lot to ask now, but 3 years ago it would have been easy peasy :huh:
  10. Hi all, I am moving to Oz shortly on a 457 visa and looking to live in the northern beaches area. From looking at schools, there is one in Dee Why which may suit us. What is dee why like to live in, would you recommend it, any pros and cons of the area and is it easy commute to teh city via public transport? also, some of the houses up Avalon way look amazing quality compared to what you get down Manly way for the same price. Is Avalon a realistic option if Im working in the city? hope some one can advise and help
  11. Hi all, I am moving to Oz shortly on a 457 visa and looking to live in the northern beaches area. From looking at schools, there is one in Dee Why which may suit us. What is dee why like to live in, would you recommend it, any pros and cons of the area and is it easy commute to teh city via public transport? also, some of the houses up Avalon way look amazing quality compared to what you get down Manly way for the same price. Is Avalon a realistic option if Im working in the city? hope some one can advise and help
  12. karlom

    Commutable from Sydney

    Hi all, I wonder if someone can answer something for us. We are considering applying for the NSW state sponsorship and not the 175 and we are starting to look at some areas to live in NSW. We would like to live by the sea and dont mind 45 min/1 hr commute to Sydney. Does anyone know how far north or south that would be a normal commutable distance from Sydney to give us an idea where to be looking at property. thanks a lot Karl, Sue and Jessica (3)
  13. Hi there, Has anyone got a room to rent for my better half who has just arrived in Sydney. He is being put up in a hotel until the 21st November however he needs to find a room to rent for short term let. He is a quiet, tidy non smoking mad Irishman (well, he is not mad!!), works in IT and has permanent employment. Help would be much appreciated. Planning is not his strong point DOH! Trace
  14. Hey all, We have been searching for some time to find the perfect place for us to settle, and have found the perfect house for us (it has a Granny Flat!) but have some concern about how far out Brighton is. My wife and I would most likely both have jobs within the technical and recruitment industries respectively and would most likely have to commute into the City Center (is that where the technical/commercial are is?). Would it be doable whilst still keeping time to play with the kids of an evening, to commute every day to work? Is there a direct public transport link anywhere near by or should we be looking at going by car? If so, how long is the rough commute? Also, if you know a bit about Brighton, it would be great if you could tell me a bit more about the area. Do they have good schools? (We have a 6 and a 3 year old) Family friendly town? A few decent pubs and resteraunts? Low or high crime rate? Any "no-go" areas? I would really appreciate as much info as possible as this could be the biggest decision of our lives Thanks in advance Danny N Caroline