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Ashleys mind 3 | 456
13 Feb 2011  #1
Can anyone suggest the best areas to live in Melbourne?

I'm shortly moving down there... *ahem* Sobieski *ahem* ;)
hague1cmaeron 14 | 1,377
13 Feb 2011  #2
Can anyone suggest the best areas to live in Melbourne?

Very nice city, and arguably Australia's cultural capital. You should have a look around before you decide, Toorak would be the ideal place to be, but alas not necessarily affordable.
King Sobieski 2 | 716
15 Feb 2011  #3
can no longer view pf at work, and my memory aint the best to remember to log on.

what are you looking for?

renting by yourself or with others?

how far out do you want to live?

you prefer a more snobby scene (south) or an alt scene (norf)?

im no big fan of south side and if i was giving advice id suggest innercity places like richmond, carlton, fitzroy.

if you prefer city locale then maybe south melbourne or east melbourne.

all these options are going to be very $$$$ though but you dont want to be too far out.
POLENGGGs 2 | 150
15 Feb 2011  #4
Flemington - You get to experiance the best of culture by living in close proximity to the famous horseracing, whilst at the same time having a cosmopolitan vibe that can rub-off on you in the supermarket, on a tram or in the park.
OP Ashleys mind 3 | 456
15 Feb 2011  #6
Ok guys, well I'm only around for 10 months or so so want to experience the ''real'' Melbourne..

I'm aiming for Fitzroy at the moment and I'll be commuting everyday out of town. I guess I want a good vibe (not too suburban) but leafy and green and multi-cultural, with more of a day buzz than a night time party atmosphere... I'll be studying.

Good transportation links are imperative and not too near busy roads... somewhere you can cycle and with a good street scene... (am I really fussy??)

What I'm saying is I want a good experience, but I've lived in dumps before - but obviously as long as it's safe, it can be somewhat lively??

I want diverse and arty, NOT yuppy. I'm not married with children... ;)

And I want to get on these funny things...

edit: oh, and I'll likely be renting with others.

Thanks. :)
King Sobieski 2 | 716
15 Feb 2011  #7
im guessing you're either studying at rmit/la trobe?

is that where you are commuting?

fitzroy is far from multicultural or leafy and green but is diverse and arty and well serviced by pt.

also a good place to use as a base. plus only 15-20 min walk into the city.

you obviously been on gumtree to check prices and the like?

And I want to get on these funny things...

Honk Honk!

they look like this now (sorry, cant be arsed copying to my hard drive and then uploading pic):

Polish tram
OP Ashleys mind 3 | 456
15 Feb 2011  #8
im guessing you're either studying at rmit/la trobe?

No, alas, work based training in glorious Broadmeadows... :S

fitzroy is far from multicultural or leafy and green but is diverse and arty and well serviced by pt.

Ok, well I guess as long as it's not *too* hectic. I do like the sound of central though... :)

you obviously been on gumtree to check prices and the like?

I start looking in earnest tomorrow. I will arrange some inspections for the weekend I arrive (I'm not *too* fussy really) But you know what they say... location, location, location! ;)

they look like this now (sorry, cant be arsed copying to my hard drive and then uploading pic):

I was afraid that might happen... *sigh*, modernity... And for what? And extra 2 miles an hour?? :S (As long as they still rattle!)

P.S. Lazy arse... ;p
King Sobieski 2 | 716
15 Feb 2011  #9
No, alas, work based training in glorious Broadmeadows... :S

broady, thats hilarious.

well, there is your multicultural experience.

you'd need a car to get there.

Ok, well I guess as long as it's not *too* hectic. I do like the sound of central though... :)

busy on weekends but mid week should be quiet.

I was afraid that might happen... *sigh*, modernity... And for what? And extra 2 miles an hour?? :S (As long as they still rattle!)

hahaha, there are even newer ones.

if ya want ole skool then there is a city circle tram that is free.

or live it up: tramrestaurant.com.au/en/

my middle name is lazy.
OP Ashleys mind 3 | 456
15 Feb 2011  #10
if ya want ole skool then there is a city circle tram that is free.

Yeah hey why not? For the most expensive tram ride in the city...

broady, thats hilarious.

well, there is your multicultural experience.

you'd need a car to get there.

Nooo! There must be public transport...? Trains?? *Gulp!* Hitch hike?? (Hitch a hitchings???) ;)

hahaha, there are even newer ones.

No kidding! And I was heading to Melbourne for its quaint history of old curiosities... ;)

my middle name is lazy.

Don't worry I'll pick up the slack... ;)

Speaking of picking up the slack and curiosities... remember this golden jewel of Australian prime time television?

youtube.com/watch?v=WYF7G7Gitrk
She sounds so sexy singing that lead in tune...
King Sobieski 2 | 716
15 Feb 2011  #11
Nooo! There must be public transport...? Trains?? *Gulp!* Hitch hike?? (Hitch a hitchings???) ;)

i take that back, there is a train line that runs up there but obviously no idea how close to where you're going.

and just remember no one travels to broady, everyone is travelling out of there.

No kidding! And I was heading to Melbourne for its quaint history of old curiosities... ;)

you should be, she has ole skool charm does this girl.

Speaking of picking up the slack and curiosities... remember this golden jewel of Australian prime time television?

i do remember that show. you must be of my vintage to remember it.

nearly as good as simon townsends wonderworld.

how ya go ashley?
OP Ashleys mind 3 | 456
17 Feb 2011  #12
Have decided on one of the areas on the train line going to Broady... so I can make a quick get away if things get rough... ;)

Any suggestions? Flemington??

To be honest I'll probably just decide when I get there. Decisions come at an instant when you have all the information necessary...

Any idea how long that trip would take? From the centre to Broady?

Cheers.
King Sobieski 2 | 716
19 Feb 2011  #13
Any suggestions? Flemington??

Any idea how long that trip would take? From the centre to Broady?

is that a sydney-ism?

here is the timetable (20-30 min depending where you lay your head):
tt.metlinkmelbourne.com.au/tt/XSLT_TTB_REQUEST?command=direct&language=en&outputFormat=0&net=vic&line=02CRB_&project=ttb&itdLPxx_selLineDir=R&itdLPxx_selWDType=T0&sup=%20&count=1

if you want inner city living then Flemington, Kensington, norf melb are your best bets on that line.
OP Ashleys mind 3 | 456
21 Feb 2011  #14
Hey, Sob. I appreciate your inside help.

I get there next week and have another 3 weeks to check things out. Should be able to locate a great place in that time...

Goodbye Sydney :( again...

is that a sydney-ism?

No I think the centre is something I picked up in England... just like ''going into town'' is..

Now I need to ask the most important of all questions... Which football team to cheer on this season?? Essendon?

Up the SWANS!! :))
King Sobieski 2 | 716
23 Feb 2011  #15
Hey, Sob. I appreciate your inside help.

I get there next week and have another 3 weeks to check things out. Should be able to locate a great place in that time...

nae bother.

glad i could kind of help, just lucky that you decided on the norf.

ive no idea about the south side of the yarra.

No I think the centre is something I picked up in England... just like ''going into town'' is..

yeah, it did sound more uk oriented.

Now I need to ask the most important of all questions... Which football team to cheer on this season?? Essendon?

Up the SWANS!! :))

nah, not the bummers.

i support geelong and thoroughly recommend impartial supporters to take them under the wing.
Walimai - | 1
24 Feb 2011  #16
I'd highly recommend suburbs north of the city. Like Fitzroy North, Brunswick East, Brunswick, Carlton and Carlton North. All are very lovely, green with trees abound, only 15-25 minutes to the city, and there lot's of good stuff happening in those areas, (venues, pubs, cafes, restaurants etc). Brunswick East and Brunswick would definitely be your cheapest out of those as well (and not implying the least desired and lovely by any means), however you can definitely stumble upon something nice and reasonably affordable in the other areas also, just requires more patience and work I guess.

Good luck with deciding and I hope you have a great time in Melbourne! (It's a fantastic place!)
OP Ashleys mind 3 | 456
24 Feb 2011  #17
Hey thanks, friendly Melburnian! Will check out said places. It seems there's an abundance of livable suburbs in Melbourne. :)

It's not on any fault lines I hope... :S
OP Ashleys mind 3 | 456
6 Mar 2011  #19
I'm here! No rain. Luxury apartment. Full to the brim on high octane coffee (what the *hell* do you guys put in your Lattes??) And ready to take on the ''strip'' with an empty stomach and an eye for accessories...

Good morning Melbourne!

Pleased to meet you. :)

edit: Oh, and you guys are now my *only* friends in this whole city... :S
King Sobieski 2 | 716
7 Mar 2011  #20
luxury apartment where?

what shopping strip?

and rain forecast tomorrow...the beauty of melbourne, perfect one day, shizen the next.
OP Ashleys mind 3 | 456
8 Mar 2011  #21
what shopping strip?

Well I though that would be found on Swanston or Collins.. but I found a little bit of this a little bit of that everywhar...

luxury apartment where?

I'm at Docklands baby. ;) Living it up... (for now!)

and rain forecast tomorrow...the beauty of melbourne, perfect one day, shizen the next.

It didn't rain *that* hard. ;) I appreciate the differential...

you should be, she has ole skool charm does this girl.

By the way... where's the ruff end of this b1tch? ;P
King Sobieski 2 | 716
8 Mar 2011  #22
Well I though that would be found on Swanston or Collins.. but I found a little bit of this a little bit of that everywhar...

ugggh, commercial areas, ugghhh.

if you're looking for decent factory outlets then head north to smith street. bridge rd used to be the ****, bit now its just chains saying they're factory outlets but charging the same as myer/david jones.

then again, whatever floats your boat.

I'm at Docklands baby. ;) Living it up... (for now!)

you go girlfriend.

It didn't rain *that* hard. ;) I appreciate the differential...

you will maybe have time to learn that you gotta carry an umbrella with ya at all times.

it is drizzling at the moment.

By the way... where's the ruff end of this b1tch? ;P

melbourne in general?

take a trip out to scumshine in the west, dandewog in the south east, frankston in the south east. in the words of eddie murphy's landlord in coming to america. you'll like it, its real ****** up.
OP Ashleys mind 3 | 456
9 Mar 2011  #23
ugggh, commercial areas, ugghhh.

Hey, Ugg *is* an Australian brand... ;)

if you're looking for decent factory outlets then head north to smith street. bridge rd used to be the ****, bit now its just chains saying they're factory outlets but charging the same as myer/david jones.

Hey, I'm not looking for factory outlets, I'm more looking for facts on inlets...? Scenic bike paths, places to take ferry rides, good kebabs, cheap oil heaters, street festivals, rousing AFL teams to support...???

then again, whatever floats your boat.

Oh I'm sure Melbourne's got enough where that's concerned. ;)

you go girlfriend.

Le life fantastique! :)

you will maybe have time to learn that you gotta carry an umbrella with ya at all times.

Advice heeded... I just wish I received it this morning... :S

melbourne in general?

take a trip out to scumshine in the west, dandewog in the south east, frankston in the south east. in the words of eddie murphy's landlord in coming to america. you'll like it, its real ****** up.

I want Bikies at my doorstep and Underbelly in me backyard... ;)
Hey, where I'll be living, I reckon I'll get it! (The things we sacrifice for an extra hour in bed...) :S

Edit: And nobody told me about the wall of cars I'd meet on Citylink.. :S

I mean is that meant to be your idea of street art or did I just discover the weakness of your tram system???

Yes! I want answers!!! ;)
King Sobieski 2 | 716
17 Mar 2011  #24
Hey, Ugg *is* an Australian brand... ;)

still ugghhhh.

Hey, I'm not looking for factory outlets, I'm more looking for facts on inlets...? Scenic bike paths, places to take ferry rides, good kebabs, cheap oil heaters, street festivals, rousing AFL teams to support...???

another bikie?? there are paths along the yarra and through carlton that i know of. you could always join the lyrca throng on saturday morning for the ride to mornington and back.

you can take a ferry from st kilda to williamstown. or get real adventurous and get the portsea to port arlington ferry.

not a big fan of halaal meat, so dont know much about kebabs. i prefer the lamb souvlaki's but the turkish bread, unfortunately they will never come together.

you dont need oil heaters in melbourne ;)

comedy festival coming up in april if thats your thing. most street festivals happen during the warmer months.

geelong cats, best afl team to support. but im guessing you seem more a magpies type!!!

I want Bikies at my doorstep and Underbelly in me backyard... ;)
Hey, where I'll be living, I reckon I'll get it! (The things we sacrifice for an extra hour in bed...) :S

broady? dallas? roxburgh park? fawkner? thommo?

Edit: And nobody told me about the wall of cars I'd meet on Citylink.. :S

I mean is that meant to be your idea of street art or did I just discover the weakness of your tram system???

Yes! I want answers!!! ;)

i never get citylink so got no idea.

i think its a weakness of our public transport system as a whole. try hoddle st/punt rd at anytime. awful.

im shocked that places like doncaster, templestowe, donvale have no train station nearby.

where i live its not too bad, 2 tram lines and a train line. but the further out you're the further you're farked.
OP Ashleys mind 3 | 456
17 Mar 2011  #25
I like Melbourne. :)

Yeah, I've noticed the lycra parade on Saturdays... They look a little intimidating...
I just muck around on bikes to get from A to B, but maybe if I wanted to take myself *really* seriously...

I'm right near the Etihad stadium so I've *practically* seen a game already... is that meant to be an insult...? ;) (This is the part where my cultural ignorance of Melbourne is to my detriment...)

Be nice! I mean we've got guys in short shorts in Sydney but they're usually heading out to Oxford Street! ;)

Anyways, I'm pretty much sorted... but any further insights or tid-bits of information will be warmly received.

Many thanks. :)
Lodz_The_Boat 32 | 1,535
17 Mar 2011  #26
I'm pretty much sorted

So you found the best place? Congrats! Which is it?

Haven't been to Australia, was just looking at some sport news and there it said that Australians have one sport all over them and that is "cricket" :D ... it said there is the world cup on, and Australia is favorite to win it.

Are you following it? ... we don't play cricket in Poland.
King Sobieski 2 | 716
18 Mar 2011  #27
I'm right near the Etihad stadium so I've *practically* seen a game already... is that meant to be an insult...?

why an insult?

finally after 6 months, the best game on earth returns.

and the shorts are no longer short.

the docklands. i thought you wanted the extra sleep and hence would move closer to broady.

and it isnt etihad, it is jihad stadium.

Haven't been to Australia, was just looking at some sport news and there it said that Australians have one sport all over them and that is "cricket" :D ... it said there is the world cup on, and Australia is favorite to win it.

Are you following it? ... we don't play cricket in Poland.

is this not the worst example of "how to do things"? can you imagine the the football worldcup dragging on over 2-3 months?

the only sport news worth following is afl. youtube it, will be confusing but a thrilling watch. maybe.
A J 4 | 1,089
18 Mar 2011  #28
So how many citizens does Melbourne have exactly? I've read somewhere about 90.000, but I thought it was a *much* bigger city? If that's true, then Melbourne isn't that much of a bigger city than a city like Alkmaar?

:)
OP Ashleys mind 3 | 456
18 Mar 2011  #29
So you found the best place? Congrats! Which is it?

Thanks! Not the best place but not the least. (It's above ground...) ;) But the agent's still a tyrant!

Are you following it? ... we don't play cricket in Poland.

Nah... I was forced to by default all during my youth and I enjoy the odd game, but everything in moderation. ;)

Haven't been to Australia,

Well of course you'd be more than welcome!

why an insult?

I know little about the AFL culture down here, but if I was to say..

''Good old Collingwood forever,
we know how to play the game.
Side by side we stick together,
to uphold The Magpies name.
Hear the barrackers a shouting,
as all barrackers should,
Oh, the premiership's a cakewalk
For the good old Collingwood.
..'' Would that appease you...? ;)

finally after 6 months, the best game on earth returns.

Naked Beach Volleyball??

and the shorts are no longer short.

And the hair's no longer ridiculous!

the docklands. i thought you wanted the extra sleep and hence would move closer to broady.

I'm planted here for the time being... :)

and it isnt etihad, it is jihad stadium.

Hmm... the flying missiles of impassioned supporters no doubt?

So how many citizens does Melbourne have exactly?

Exactly?? Close to a bucket full??? But they do their best to appear to you one at a time... ;)

(Close to 4 million).

How many are Collingwood supporters I wonder?
A J 4 | 1,089
18 Mar 2011  #30
Exactly?? Close to a bucket full??? But they do their best to appear to you one at a time... ;)

Good, because I'm obviously good at counting!

xD

(Close to 4 million).

I have absolutely no idea which site I've been reading, or why the hell I came up with that figure, but I would've thought about 3.8 million myself. Much bigger than any Dutch city then. (That's cool!)

:)


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