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Hanlol
So guess what!! I'm moving to Melbourne!!

I've been thinking about it for a few months and I told my boss today that I am definitely moving in February, which makes it official!!!! I'll be getting a transfer so that's awesome. Pretty happy I can move straight into a full time job :)

I'll be moving in with a close friend. We're currently looking at places in Point Cook, Truganina and Williams Landings (and suburbs closer to Melbourne itself as well) due the the quality of house vs cost and closeness to his work. I'm bringing my fatdog Ruby obviously, so that will be amazing!

I'll be so excited to actually have a bunch of friends living in the same city as me, and especially ALL THE TWELVIANS!!

I have previously felt like I've been in a bit of a rut in my life, and I really want to 'find my place' in the world. I really have nothing keeping me here in Toowoomba, apart from family and it's just not enough.. I feel like Melbourne is probably it. I have a heap of friends, and a huge amount of job opportunities if I want to change field. I also feel like Melbourne is a place where I could start saving money, eventually buy a new car/house and just generally live my life!


Anyways I thought I'd tell you about my awesome and huge news!!
Melg
Hanlol wrote:
I also feel like Melbourne is a place where I could start saving money, eventually buy a new car/house and just generally live my life!


Generally untrue.

But thats cool, you will be able to say you live in the best place in Australia now! #melb12crew
Hanlol
Seylana wrote:
Hanlol wrote:
I also feel like Melbourne is a place where I could start saving money, eventually buy a new car/house and just generally live my life!


Generally untrue.

But thats cool, you will be able to say you live in the best place in Australia now! #melb12crew


Well I've considered everything and I'm pretty sure I'll be able to save a reasonable amount. Also I'm super excited. Everyone says it's the best.

Hunterbob wrote:
Point Cook is miiiiiiles away! But good news!


Yeah I know it's super far away, but it's pretty cheap.


All I'm looking for is a Backyard, under $400 a week and not a shit box.

Recommend any other suburbs?
Fun
Hanlol wrote:
[All I'm looking for is a Backyard, under $400 a week and not a shit box.

Recommend any other suburbs?


$1600 a month for you??

Fucking anywhere for that much haha. Even if you mean $400 total for the both of you, you can still find a nice place with a backyard for that much, that doesn't require you to live in high proximity to the shitfarms.

Edit: figured I'd be a bit more useful than just being a belligerent cunt

http://www.domain.com.au/search/rent/pr … displmap=0

That's inner-north - Thornbury and surrounding suburbs (best area in Melbourne, come at me haters) for between $400-800 p.week for 2+ BR houses for rent.

http://www.domain.com.au/search/rent/pr … p=0&page=2

That's for max $400 per week, still a tonne of decent places there with back/frontyards.

Moral of the story is don't waste your life in the outer west like
a shit cunt.
Ian.
hekate
Yay Hannah!
Good decision. Point Cook is pretty far … And a bit of a depressingly bland housing estate place. If you're going to live that far from the City, at least the east/south east has public transport.
Hunterbob
Our place costs us $1860 a month for a two bedroom house in Windsor. Granted it's below market value apparently, you can definitely not live in the sticks and not spend a lot. I suppose the northern suburbs are fairly cheap, but we have the Coast on hand in the south.
Bain
Finding a place that will accept a pet is going to be your hardest part ofor renting in melbourne.

Anywhere that accepts pets will have a higher rental cost too. Point cook isn't the best for public transport either. The trains are often late or miss stations during peak hour and traffic on the roads from that side of the city is horrendous at the best of times.

Fun made mention of Thornbury, it's worth looking at as its close enough to the city with decent links into melbourne. However it is a shit hole of an area with high crime suburbs around it.

Look around a bit before deciding point cook, Williams landing..
kiral
Seylana wrote:
Hanlol wrote:
I also feel like Melbourne is a place where I could start saving money, eventually buy a new car/house and just generally live my life!


Generally untrue.



What are you talking about? You can save money anywhere in the world if you aren't retarded with your money.

Yeah Point Cook is pretty far out. I would also factor in taxi prices if you plan on going out a night. I live inner city, but I reckon the amount of money I save on taxi fares outweighs the saving of living further out.

Outer suburb Melbourne wouldn't be much of an upgrade from Toowoomba in my opinion! Get as close to the city as your budget allows!
Hanlol
Thanks for the advice guys! We're actually not super locked into those suburbs anyways, so all of North/west Melbourne is open.

As for Ruby, it's going to be hard to ind a place with a good sized backyard that allows pets for sure. She's not a small dog either which makes it harder.

As for public transport, I'm not too worried considering most collection places have spots where you can park, and I won't be working in the city. Going out wise, I'd probably crash at a friends house. I've got a few in the city.

Obviously I still have a whole bunch to work out, but it's not till February, so hopefully it'll be enough time.

I'm doing a huge cull of my stuff this weekend to see what I actually want to keep, or throw out.


I'm pretty fucking excited though.
Fun
Bain wrote:
Fun made mention of Thornbury, it's worth looking at as its close enough to the city with decent links into melbourne. However it is a shit hole of an area with high crime suburbs around it.


Northcote/Thornbury definitely aren't shitholes, maybe 10-15 years ago they were? They don't even rate that highly on any crime data/SEIFA indices, but definitely agree that some adjacent neighbourhoods like Preston/Coburg/Reservoir can be fucking dives.

Having lived in Thornbury it's mostly young families, students and hipsters these days in small detached houses in quiet blocks. Having also lived in Preston and having my car and house broken into, I wouldn't suggest living there unless you're nicely tucked away from St George's Rd or Bell St...
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