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Moving to Lyndhurst Victoria

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Hello. We are moving from Canada to Melbourne in  few months with a 7 and 12 year old. How would you guys rate Lyndhurst area especially in terms of schools. We would prefer Govt. schools initially so any suggestions would be welcome. thanks

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I'm fairly new to Melbourne, but I do know that anywhere around Dandenong is viewed as an undesirable area to live.  

https://www.homely.com.au/lyndhurst-casey-melbourne-greater-victoria

https://dandenong.starcommunity.com.au/uncategorized/2012-06-07/a-smell-that-sickens-yet-dandenong-south-gets-clean-bill-of-health/

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2010-05-13/waste-tip-blamed-for-cancers-birth-defects/434070

Is there a reason you've chosen Lyndhurst?

 

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Scot by birth, emigrated 1985 | Aussie husband applied UK spouse visa Jan 2015, granted March 2015, moved to UK May 2015 | Returned to Oz June 2016

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Computer glitch, double post.

 

Edited by Marisawright

Scot by birth, emigrated 1985 | Aussie husband applied UK spouse visa Jan 2015, granted March 2015, moved to UK May 2015 | Returned to Oz June 2016

"The stranger who comes home does not make himself at home but makes home itself strange." -- Rainer Maria Rilke

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Lyndhurst is out on that Casey growth corridor. Used to be semi rural now a giant housing estate and growing. At least it was the last time I was there, middle of last year. 

Roads struggle with the weight of traffic from all the new housing. Wouldn’t be my first choice but I know people who live there and I think it is family friendly. 

Sorry no idea on schools.

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Lyndhurst can be a bit on the rough side- maybe look at Berwick? Not to say there aren't some nice areas but you do hear some negative things. 

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Funny how everyone claim areas are 'rough' without living there.

I'm in Cranbourne East which ifs a couple of km's away. The main development Marriot Waters is far from rough. There's schooling on the site not sure of the quality - if its like ours its adequate but the parents tend to bitch and whine on facebook pages. Due to population growth schools are locking down catchment zones. For secondary schools the public ones with the best reputation are Elizabeth Murdoch in Langwarrin & Alkira (Cranbourne North / Narre Warren south) Primary schools seem to be much of a muchness.

Lyndhurst has easy access to city via train station Merinda park (they are currently upgrading the line so expect some bus replacements for part of the journey. Also the M1 (Monash) and the Eastlink (toll road) are in (relatively easy reach).

All in all an average to good area not fantastic. Reasonable ammenities and within easy reach of the city, Bayside beaches, Mornington Peninsula, Phillip Island and Dandenong Ranges.


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3 hours ago, theonetruechris said:

Funny how everyone claim areas are 'rough' without living there.

As far as I can see, the main complaint about Lyndhurst isn't that it's rough, it's that it stinks (due to the waste dump)


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The smell bizarrely seems to only be noticeable in the winter I think it's because it's spent the summer warming up, but even then it's nowhere near a constant. Still if you smell it a couple of times thats enough for some people


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