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So many people want to know what an area is like and what services are available. I am setting out below some of the councils I think people may be interested in giving the demographic and also the council/shire sites have a lot of information which is helpful when assessing where to live.



Mornington Peninsula Shire covers Mornington, Mount Eliza, Mount Martha etc




City of Casey, covers Berwick, Cranbourne, Officer, Narre Warren, Lyndhurst




City of Wyndham covers Point Cook, Werribee and areas around





Nillumbik Shire, Eltham, Hurstbridge





City of Manningham, Doncaster area





City of Melton population forcast new areas to the north of Melbourne


I will add more later

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Hi Petals,


Great info, have looked at a number of suburbs but wonder if you could give us some personal advice.

Will be coming over at the end of February, husband has a job in the Bayside area of the city and we originally thought we might initially rent somewhere on the Frankston Line, but after thinking about it more carefully would like to try a semi-rural suburb on the eastern side. Bit worried about the risk of forest fires but would like to be nearer the hills. We have two children, aged 10 and 12 and need to find a suitable high and primary school.


Cheers :smile:

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Where abouts in Bayside is your oh going to be working? If you want rural you will have to go further out. Mornington Peninsula is nice, areas such as Bittern and there are good schools around. Train line to Frankston. It will really depend on how much time you want to spend getting to and from work.


A lot of Brits have picked Berwick, Mornington, Mount Martha, Langwarrin, Cranbourne as places to settle which are a bit countrified and also close to the beach.


I live in a small town in the centre of the Peninsula which is not that wide where we live, between the two bays and everything is very handy to us and that is one of the reasons we chose to live here. We are 10 minutes from Frankston, Hastings, Mornington so its ideal for us. Also next to Peninsula link so we can get up the city in an hour.

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