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  1. TheresiaBerg


    Frankston is a beach side town with some wonderful views, great shopping, and a variety of cultured foods. In the last 12 months Frankston has started a revamp of the city. The train station and surrounding area has undergone upgrades in plans to revitalise the area. In the past Frankston has had a bad name, due to bad publicity and high crime rate, however with the aid of local law enforcement, and Frankston city council funding new refurbishments and upgrades around the area, it now boasts great dining options, Shopping Centres, Beach Front Cafes, Children and pet friendly beaches, Patrolled swimming zones, Aquatic Centres, Arts Centres etc. Beach front dining is so popular now that the beach is clean and tidy with a family friendly atmosphere. There are also more parks for the children to have a great time without being concerned about the weather as they also have undercover options Housing in Frankston in the past did not offer a variety in the “style” of housing, as it was an old commission housing area, however over recent years there has been a great influx of buying and renovating, as a person who has lived in the area for over 20 years, I can honestly say the area is only getting better and looking great. Suburb Profile Report for Frankston VIC (3199) Metrics HOUSE UNIT Median price $545,000 $355,000 Quarterly growth 5.83% 1.43% 12-month growth 22.47% 10.76% Average Annual Growth 7.91% 5.77% With many facilities for all children of all ages in the area, there are all sorts of sporting and other activities for them to do There are a variety of Junior football teams around Frankston, · Frankston Football Club · Frankston YCW Junior Football Club · Frankston Dolphins Junior Football club · Pines Football Club There is a Scout’s Club for all ages · 1st South Frankston Scout Hall · Baden Powell Park Scout Hall (Humphries Road Hall) · Baden Powell Park Scout Hall Just to name a few EDUCATION The schools in Frankston are boundless, offering many different options to suit your schooling and education needs, both private and public. PRIMARY Karingal Primary, Karingal Heights Primary School, Frankston Heights Primary School, Frankston Primary School, Overpot Primary School, Derinya Primary School and Frankston East Primary school, The primary schools in the area are many, with most not having a zoning policy, they are happy to assist you and will help find a suitable placement for your child. They will also advise you if their school can help fit these needs. SECONDARY Frankston High School, McClelland College, Mount Erin Secondary College, Monterey Secondary College are all public secondary colleges. Frankston High has a zoning policy, although they will also assist in a private school payment basis if you have reasons why you insist your child attends Frankston, you can also apply for a scholarship. Frankston High has had a bad reputation in the past and have undergone strenuous changes to change the public perception of their college. As with most schools, there is always someone who will disagree and agree with the quality of education they offer. McClelland College was consolidated of the two Karingal High Schools and has rapidly become a sought-after school as they have a great education program for mainstream and VCAL education Mount Erin is a Zoned Policy Secondary College, however they will take students outside of their zone with extenuating circumstances, and again as most schools in the area, has a great set of programs aimed at helping students better their education. Monterey Secondary collage had a bad reputation in the past, it has worked hard to rectify that by working on its education requirements and needs, Upgrading the buildings and maintaining the appearance of the grounds All the high schools offer the same basic education requirements, but each school has its own independent benefit for your child, some schools offer VCAL some offer special independent studies while others offer specific classes (i.e. camping, surfing, special outdoor education like a botany class with a camping class) PUBLIC TRANSPORT The public transport in Frankston is recommended, with buses or trains able to get you just about anywhere. I would have to say the best way to sort out your trip is to do so with an app you can download to your phone able to show you how to plan your trip it even shows you where to catch your bus or train the time what stops you need to make and so on All in all, Frankston is a great recommended place to live, as it has reasonable priced homes, great variety of multi-culturalism and neighbourhoods that make you feel at home.
  2. The Pom Queen

    Box Hill - Melbourne Suburb

    Box Hill Intro Box Hill is a suburb of Melbourne and is located about 14 km east of Melbourne’s CBD. The City of Whitehorse is Box Hill’s local municipality. Post code is 3128. The suburb consists of a large population of Asian descent - mostly Chinese. Box Hill is a conveniently located suburb close to shops, food and public transport. There are many Asian restaurants and shops in this area to cater to the demand of the local population. There are also different academic centres and schools where you can learn Chinese and cultural studies. Many medical centres and dentists are available within the suburb. Demographics According to the 2016 census, the population of Box Hill was at 11,395. 50.8% make thefemale population and 49.2% of male population. 0.1% of the population is comprised of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Median age of people in Box Hill is 31. Common ancestries include 35.4% Chinese, 14.2% English, 11.0% of Australians, 5.3% Irish and 3.8% Scotland. Major religions in this city reported No religion, Catholic, Buddhism and Anglican - where No Religion was the largest group among these. The top languages spoken were English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Indian and Vietnamese. Common professions in Box Hill are professionals, clerical and admin workers, technicians, tradies, managers and community workers. Median individual income was at $473 and median income for household showed $1054. Weekly rent showed a median of $350 and median mortgage monthly repayments were $1800. Recent stats displayed that 19.0% are established couples and families, 15.0% of people are older couples and families and 13.0% independent youth. Schools There are a number of schools in Box Hill giving you different options to choose from. You can also find schools which teach the Chinese language and culture. Following is a list of schools and colleges in this suburb: • Box Hill High School • Box Hill Senior Secondary College • Kingswood College • St Francis Xavier's Catholic Primary School • Our Lady of Sion College • Berengarra School • Box Hill South Pre School • Chinese Culture School Australia • Australasian Centre of Chinese Studies Transport Mostly trains, trams and buses are used for public transportation. Box Hill serves as a central hub for the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. This is due to the well -thought out train network, tram (route 109) and numerous bus routes. Personal cars is the common mode of transportation used mostly by the full-time employed residents of this suburb. You can get to the CBD early if you go in early in the mornings via train. Health There are many clinics situated in Box Hill where you can find great and experienced General Practitioners and some clinics you can find that are available even after normal hours. Here is a list of medical centres in Box Hill: • Box Hill Family Clinic • Box Hill Mall Medical Centre • After Hours GP Clinic • Box Hill Superclinic • Box Hill Family Clinic • Guardian Medical Box Hill • Box Hill Medical Centre • Skintech Medical Cosmetic Laser Clinic There are also many dental clinics in Box Hill: • Landale Dental • Smile Gallery Dental Clinic • The Australian Unity Dental Centre • Box Hill Dental • Box Hill Family Dentistry • Soh Dental (Dr Leng Lu Soh) Real Estate If you are looking to buy a house or just want general information of the median of buying a house or unit in Box Hill, following are the 2018 figures: ➢ 2 bedroom house- $910k ➢ 3 bedroom house- $1.694 m ➢ 4 bedroom house- $1.689 m ➢ 1 bedroom unit- $358k ➢ 2 bedroom unit- $519k Median Rent would be $470 per week. The market in Box Hill is considered to be a high demand market due to its increased popularity. Shopping Box Hill is close to shops, speciality shops, restaurants and cafes. It has a central shopping mall called Box Hill Centre. Things to do Here are a few places to visit in this suburb: • Box Hill Central • Box Hill Gardens • Surrey Park • Bolton Park • Darkzone laser tag Box Hill • Box Hill Public Library • Box Hill Fresh Food Marketplace Restaurants Box Hill is known for its wide range of restaurants serving Asian type cuisines which include Chinese, Vietnamese, Indian, Taiwanese, Japanese, Korean, and Malaysian Restaurants. What Local Residents Say According to local residents: ➢ Box Hill has great public transport system. ➢ The downfall of this suburb would be it is too congested ➢ Traffic can get very busy around shops and on the weekends ➢ Peak-hour traffic is heavy ➢ Find a house in quiet streets away from noise and traffic ➢ You can get to CBD easily especially in the mornings by using the train ➢ Very culturally diverse ➢ Many amazing Asian restaurants ➢ Parks are nice ➢ Great place for families ➢ Parks are fantastic ➢ A very convenient area ➢ Nice and friendly community
  3. The Pom Queen

    Essendon - Melbourne Suburb

    The iconic suburb of Essendon is the place I have been calling home since the last 10-years and feel a deep connection with the place. It has always been home since I got out of University and started the life of a responsible adult. Essendon offers close proximity to the Melbourne CBD and is only about 12-km north-west of the CBD. The City of Moonee Valley is Essendon’s local government area. Essendon and the banks of the Maribyrnong River were originally inhabited by the Wurundjeri clan of the Woiwurrung speaking people of the Kulin Aboriginal nation. In 1803 Charles Grimes and James Fleming were the first known European explorers into the Maribyrnong area. Essendon was named after the village of Essendon in Hertfordshire, England. In 1851 the gold rush opened up the Moonee Ponds District with miners travelling along Mount Alexander Road to Castlemaine. The Essendon Post Office opened on 18 August 1856. A vast majoring, 73%, of people in Essendon were born in Australia. The remaining fraction was made up by people born in India, Italy, England, China and New Zealand. 73.5% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included mainly Italian, Greek, Mandarin, Hindi and Cantonese. Essendon boasts of a bundle of reputable schools and colleges around that have produced a lot of intelligent and successful individuals. Schooling in Essendon ranges all the way from child-care centres that help in early development of kids to some amazing Private and government colleges that help building careers for thousands of students every year. The high focus on education here is distinctive. The Lawther Hall Anglican Grammar School was amongst the top 20 schools in all of Melbourne’s suburb last year. Other notable schools and colleges are Essendon Primary School, St Columba’s College, Essendon Keilor College and St Bernard’s College just to name a few. Essendon, along with its close proximity to the Melbourne CBD, also has a wide and greatly efficient public network. The Craigieburn train line offers stops at Essendon, Glenbervie and Strathmore that lead to various different parts of Essendon. Getting to the train stations is also very convenient due to the ample amount of bus routes and the tram line. The tram route 59 runs along Mount Alexander Road and Keilor Roads terminating at Airport West at one end and in the heart of Melbourne CBD at the other. The suburb is bordered on the south west by the Maribyrnong River Trail, and on the east and north by the Moonee Ponds Creek Trail. Both are used by commuting and recreational cyclists. Catching public transport to and from this suburb is extremely easy and convenient. Essendon also offers easy access to the city and the Airport via the famous CityLink, which can get you to these places in no time. Essendon also boasts of an Airport of its own offering interstate commute at reasonable prices. Essendon, being one of the fastest developing suburbs around Melbourne, offers a very balanced mix of apartments in multi-storey buildings and houses with ample amount of space. There is always an option available to suit your need. Being one of the rapidly growing suburbs of Melbourne, property values are always on the rise which makes for an amazing option for investment ensuring a decent return. With the rise in apartment buildings and thus increase in the supply, the rental costs are not extra-ordinarily high and are in line with the market. You get what you pay for. Proximity to the CBD, an amazing culture, abundance of space - all makes up for the cost involved. Essendon, as a whole, expanding in to Essendon North, Essendon West, Essendon Fields and the Essendon Airport area offers a lot of space and various kinds of businesses and thus providing ample amount of employment opportunities. Jobs available in Essendon range from working in a vibrant café to working at the Airport. I have worked at a few cafes, bakeries and restaurants in Essendon and have always managed to earn a decent living to support myself. Employment culture in Essendon is very relaxed and happy whilst being professional and polite at the same time. Essendon has a strong café culture, night-life and lots of eateries around. It boasts of multiple cafes offering all-day breakfast where you can enjoy a nice weekend brunch and catch up with friends. An entire strip on Keilor Road in Essendon provides access to lots of food joints offering delicious cuisines from all different parts of the world. Essendon has multitudes of accessible supermarkets, petrol stations, convenience stores. Essendon is also home to the huge Direct Factory Outlet (DFO) and the large Home Maker centre that cater to all your needs. Essendon, being home to a large majority of younger crowd who are health conscious, offers a range of high-class gyms and fitness centres. There are different leisure activities available all around. Essendon also boasts of vast areas of parks and gardens that are maintained to a very high standard. These make for a great place to hang out for kids and adults.
  4. AndreaB

    Bayswater, Melbourne

    Located in the outer eastern suburbs of Melbourne just 29km from the CBD, Bayswater is a thriving community with an approximate population of 12,000. Recent statistics show that the population is made up of 50.2% Females and 49.8% Males and that the average age is 38 years. Surrounded by endless opportunies as well as a newly renovated train station completed in mid 2017, Bayswater is a modern and ideal place to live, work or play. Enjoy a morning coffee at one of the many award winning cafes such as Montano’s Patisserie and Coffee Interchange café, all within walking distance to the train station. Real Estate Rent or buy your dream home with real estate agents that include Appleby, Barry Plant and Ray White. The average price for a 2 bedroom/ 2-bathroom rental property is around $380 per week, however expect to pay slightly more if you are closer to the station and main street. Buying average price is around $750,000. Accommodation If you are looking to stay in a hotel/ motel you would be looking at around $130 per night for 5-star accommodation. Local accommodation includes; The Golden Pebble and the Quality Inn, which are both located just outside of Bayswater. Unfortunately, you will not find any accommodation within the suburb of Bayswater but of course there are always house vacancies from time to time where people go away or list their properties as accommodation. Shopping Shopping in Bayswater includes three major supermarkets; Woolworths, Aldi and Coles with the closest shopping precinct being Mountain High Plaza, which also includes Anytime Fitness gym, Discount Direct pharmacy and Dimmeys. Bayswater is also the headquarters of the Knox Opportunity Shop which is volunteer run. If you are looking for some more retail therapy or a new wardrobe Knox City shopping centre is just the place. Only 5.3km away this popular shopping complex boasts many of the major retailers such as Target, Kmart, Woolworths, Coles, The Reject shop, Toys R Us and Myer as well as smaller retailers such as Ally Fashion, Prouds Jeweller’s and Cotton On. Knox City prides itself on the large fresh food complex which has a range of fresh meats, fruits and vegetables and bakeries. If you are wanting to have a romantic night out or just have dinner with friends, look no further than Ozone which is located outside the shopping centre and features restaurants of all flavours and tastes including, Indian, Chinese, Australian, Mexican, Italian and Thai. Afterwards treat yourself to a film at Village Cinemas, also located in Ozone. Education Public Education facilities include; Bayswater primary school, Bayswater South Primary School, Bayswater West Primary School and Bayswater Secondary College. There is also one privately funded primary school. The closest Tafe is Swinburne Wantirna or Swinburne Croydon. They provide a range of courses in all different study areas. These are all easily accessible by public transport including trains and buses. Recreation If you are a sport fan or just want to take the kids to the park, Bayswater Reserve is your go to place. Situated just 2km from the station and main street, Bayswater reserve features a large oval which is home to the Bayswater football club (EFL), and 2 tennis courts as well as a large playground area where children will have hours of fun and adventure. Transport Public Transport is a breeze around Bayswater. Located on the Belgrave train line, is a recently upgraded train station with more than 350 car parking spaces as well as a bus interchange and is accessible by lift and stairs. Bus route numbers include 755 and 745. A train ride from Bayswater to the CBD is approximately 26 kilometres. Bayswater is within the ‘City of Knox’ council and the Aston Voting electorate. Surrounding suburbs include Bayswater North, Boronia, Knox, Wantirna and Ferntree Gulley. Medical Modern Medical Bayswater receives 5 stars for its medical centre located in the Mountain High Plaza. Featuring seven medical practitioners and four members of nursing staff, Modern Medical is open until 6pm most nights and is convenient, trusted and well known by fellow locals. Also, located locally and receiving 4.5 stars for its practice is Knox medical centre which currently has 8 medical practitioners and is open until 8pm most nights. Both clinics feature bulk billing. Pharmacies in this area include Bayswater Amcal Pharmacy open 8.30am until 9pm Monday – Friday and 9am until 6pm Saturday and Sunday. Situated within the Mountain High Plaza is Direct Chemist Outlet, open Monday to Friday 8.30am until 6pm, Saturday 9am until 5pm and Sunday 10am until 4pm. Both pharmacies stock a wide range of products and brands for all your medical and pharmaceutical needs. Employment Employment opportunism is large within this area, with areas including retail, hospitality, marketing, building/construction and childcare. Also bringing in large amounts of work is the factory complex which is only 1km from the main street in Bayswater. If you need your children cared for whilst at work there are several childcare centres available, all with open positions as of current. Centres include Goodstart early learning, Community Kids Bayswater and Little Jazzys as well as a range of family day care services and kindergartens. Eateries Whether you prefer eating out or ordering in there is a large range of take away and fast food retailers available. These include; McDonalds, Fish and Chips, Charcoal Chicken, Thai, Indian, Chinese, Noodle Bar and many pastry shops. Bayswater is a family friendly and pet friendly suburb but also suits couples, the elderly, workers, students and those with no vehicle transportation. Overall Bayswater is the ideal place to live, work and play and will only grow over the coming years.
  5. Cerberus1

    Caroline Springs- Melbourne Suburb Guide

    Caroline Springs - Melbourne Suburb Guide Caroline Springs is a suburb of Melbourne Australia. It is located 25 kilometers (15.5 mi) west of the CBD and borders Burnside, Taylors Hill, Burnside Heights, and Plumpton. Caroline Springs is a relatively new suburb and was established in 1999, and due to this has a relatively younger demographic. It is mostly residential, in one of the trendier parts of the Western Suburbs of Melbourne and is well suited to families with young kids, as well as professionals who have significant employment prospects due to the proximity of the CBD. House Prices - Renting Vs. Buying Compared to other similar suburbs in Melbourne, Caroline Springs offers excellent value due to the lower price of houses to both buy and rent, as well as its proximity to the CBD. Caroline Springs Houses have a median price of $563,000, with a weekly median rent price of $390 Caroline Springs Units have a median price of $400,000, with a weekly median rent price of $370 Things To Do There is plenty to do in Caroline Springs that will ensure fun for people of all ages. Some of the highlights include: ● WestWaters Hotel & Entertainment Complex - is the Western Suburbs premier entertainment venue and is great for leisure, business, and entertainment. ● Lake Caroline - a beautiful man-made lake, which provides the perfect place to take the family to feed the ducks, or to go for a relaxing walk or jog around the lake. ● ThreeSixty Trampoline Park - Soar high and let yourself go as you defy the laws of gravity, perfect entertainment for kids and adults alike. ● Chipmunks Playland and Cafe - The perfect place to play and party all day, for kids aged 0-11. Public Transport Caroline Springs is largely a car-dependent suburb, and most people travel everywhere via car. Recently the public transport services have been upgraded and run more frequently, however, most of the time you will still require a car to reach the train station, or bus stop. Caroline Springs train station opened in January 2017. It is part of the V-Line Regional Public Transport Network on the Ararat line. However the station itself is quite far from Caroline Springs, and you will require a car or bus to reach it. There are only 350 parking spaces, and they are almost certainly always full by 8 or 9 am on weekdays. The station is in Zone 2, and to travel to the CBD requires a Zone 1 & 2 ticket. It takes about 25 minutes to reach Melbourne’s Southern Cross Station. As it is a regional train, services are not frequent outside of peak times, and on the weekend, and you should always check the timetable before travel. Another nearby station is Watergardens Railway Station, which is on the Sunbury line and a part of the Metro Trains Network. There are 588 parking spaces, and trains run more frequently via Watergardens (approx every 10 minutes in peak times, and every 20-30 minutes at non-peak times). This station is also in Zone 2, and the train goes through the City Loop, while also stopping at Southern Cross Station and Flinders Street Station. Trains take about 35-40 minutes to reach the CBD. With two train stations both within a 10-15 minute drive, it becomes a trade-off of a quicker service to the CBD from Caroline Springs Station, compared to a more frequent and reliable service from Watergardens station. It is advisable to check the timetable of both train lines, and then select the one that fits best within your schedule. From November 2017, improved local bus services improve the connection between Deer Park, Sunshine, Watergardens, and Caroline Springs. Routes 456 and 426 provide a more frequent service with extended operating hours between Rockbank Middle Road, Burnside and Sunshine Station via Albion Station and Ballarat Road. The combined service of the two buses operates every 10 minutes during peak periods, and 20 minutes during the day, 7 days per week. The 20 minute service runs until around 8:30 pm weeknights, and then operates every 30 minutes for later evening services. Buses operate from approximately 5 am to 12:30 am on weekdays and Saturdays, and on Sundays from 7am to midnight. Walking and Cycling Caroline Springs offers excellent walking trails, as well as natural parklands to provide the perfect scenery. There are trails to suit all fitness levels. The most popular are to walk around Lake Caroline which offers picturesque views of the lake. Another walking trail is Kororoit Creek Trail which is a shared path for pedestrians and cyclists and follows along the creek. Commencing in Caroline Springs Boulevard, the train then goes through Burnside, Albanvale and then to Deer Park. (total distance approx 10km). There are also lots of local parks, including Caroline Springs Lake Reserve which includes facilities such as a BBQ, shade areas, and a car park, making them great places to take the family for an afternoon. Shopping Caroline Springs has a premium convenience shopping centre, CS Square. The centre underwent a redevelopment in 2009 and now contains over 55 quality retailers and is sure to have everything you need under one roof, including department stores, supermarkets, and banks. In addition to conveniently located car parks, the shopping centre is also accessible by bus. In addition to CS Square, Watergardens Town Centre is only a 10-minute drive away and is the second largest shopping complex in the Western Suburbs. After an expansion in 2007, the centre almost doubled its size, and now features over 100 specialty shops, and 220 businesses. It includes a 600-seat food court, a cinema complex, library, bowling centre, and over 4,700 free parking spaces. It can also be easily accessed by public transport, Watergardens train station is directly next to the town centre. Schools Caroline Springs has many great schools in the suburb. There have been a couple of schools unexpectedly close within the past 12 months, but there are still a lot of options which offer an outstanding education. The following are schools within Caroline Springs: Primary Southern Cross Grammar - an outstanding school which is rated the best in the area. P-6, 458 Students, Address: Cnr Gourlay Road and Lancefield Drive, Caroline Springs Secondary Lakeview Senior College - is a Government Secondary School for Years 10-12 Address: College St, Caroline Springs Catholic St George Preca Catholic Primary School - P-6, 379 students, Address: 22-48 Lancefield Drive, Caroline Springs Christ The Priest Primary School - P-6, 669 Students, Address: 54 Caroline Springs Boulevard, Caroline Springs Combined Brookside College - P-9, 940 Students, Address: Federation Way, Caroline Springs Creekside College - K-9, 1495 students, Address - The Crossing, Caroline Springs Springside P-9 College, P-9, 1049 students, Becca Way, Caroline Springs Overall, Caroline Springs is one of the best suburbs in the Western Suburbs of Melbourne; it is affordable, safe, only 25kms from the CBD, and perfect for young families and professionals. It has great shopping centres, parks, and schools, with the only downside being that to live here a car is certainly required.
  6. Cerberus1

    Melbourne Suburb Articles

    Thanks to members who have recently contributed articles on St Kilda, Oakleigh and East Keilor. They can be found at: https://www.pomsinoz.com/articles.html/where-to-live-in-australia/
  7. aduffield76

    Highett - what is it like?

    Hi all We have just come back from Black Rock in Melbourne to validate our visa and we are looking for areas to rent in when we move over later this year/earlier next year. We want to live in the City of Bayside and near the train line and have seen a few places in Highett but are not sure about the area. Does anyone out there live in or know about the area? What are the pros and cons? what are the schools like? Cheers guys Andy
  8. The Pom Queen

    Melbourne's Hot Suburbs

    VICTORIA'S property market could be on the verge of bouncing back as suburban pockets finally show signs of life. Footscray, Mentone and Ballarat have topped a list of property hot spots across the state in the annual Hot 100 list compiled by Australian Property Investor. Experts have suggested it could be the best time to invest in a string of regional towns and suburban centres that are included on this year's annual snapshot. "Since the market hasn't yet gained great momentum, now is the perfect time to be searching for an investment property," Hot 100 co-author Lauren Cross said. "What's likely to really drive the market this year is a remarkable improvement in affordability." With property prices edging back and interest rates still relatively low, it has become easier to buy. Other Victorian suburbs to make the list include Box Hill, Dandenong, Frankston, Ringwood and Sunshine. Real Estate Institute of Victoria spokesman Robert Larocca said the state could finally be turning the corner. "We don't expect to see a lot of capital growth this year, but we are beginning to see the signs of improvement," he said. Regional centres such as Ballarat had weathered the market slump better than Melbourne, but buying outside metropolitan areas remained a significant lifestyle choice. "Ascot Vale, Footscray and Footscray West are obvious areas to expect growth when you compare the cost for properties the same distance from the CBD in the east and southeast," he said.
  9. The Pom Queen

    Fastest Growing Suburbs in Melbourne

    The top 5 fastest growing suburbs in Melbourne are: Waterways Launching Place Cranbourne South Kinglake Sandhurst
  10. We all have different ideas on what's our perfect suburb but I wondered what your top 10 suburbs would be in Melbourne and Victoria. Mine would be: Mornington Mt Eliza Berwick Cannons Creek Harkaway Pakenham Upper Port Fairy (would have to be retired though) Beaumaris Sanctuary Lakes (but schools aren't great) Beaumaris