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Melbourne suburbs ranked by liveability 2019

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I recently seen there is an updated suburb liveability ranking list posted on Domain and just linking here for anyone interested.

https://www.domain.com.au/liveable-melbourne/melbournes-most-liveable-suburbs-2019/melbournes-307-suburbs-ranked-for-liveability-2019-898676/

I must say that I do take these rating with a pinch of salt as liveability can mean different things to different people.

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Total nonsense as far as I can see. Some of the higher listed suburbs are awful whilst some much lower down are safe, lovely and with a great community spirit. Have to think the real estate agents were involved !

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I know, from what I can see the scores comes from cafes, walkable, culture, public transport, tree cover, retail and crime. 

My own suburb Warrandyte scored roughly in the middle due to poor public transport and lack of retail but scored higher than the 2015 ranking due to more cafes. 

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17 hours ago, starlight7 said:

Total nonsense as far as I can see. Some of the higher listed suburbs are awful whilst some much lower down are safe, lovely and with a great community spirit. Have to think the real estate agents were involved !

No, I think it's just that their measures are skewed to the things that millenials would value, like walkability and culture.  And they do open the survey by saying different people value different things.


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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These surveys and comparisons are totally useless for the newer suburbs as the data used for the comparison is either non-existent or so different (based on say 1/10th of the population the suburb now has) as to be meaningless.


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Its funny how everyone just 'knows' which are the good and not so good suburbs around them. More or less unanimous but you don't really find out until you live there! Also things change over time and what was once a 'good' suburb can suddenly change and vice versa.

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