Melbourne’s 307 suburbs ranked for liveability

 
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Interesting results.

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

Of note, Fairfield, Northcote and Alphington is being marked down due to congestion and crime although Northcote has excellent transport options.

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  ZH836301 Chief Commissioner

Location: BleakCity
These sorts of things are nonsense, the reality is far more subjective.

If I live in any of the top leafy burbs, but can't afford it, my livability is low, similarly if I don't work nearby, or prefer open spaces.

They even put distance to coast as a criterion - as a motorcyclist, distance to the hills rates far more highly to me.

This is just w4nk to push up real estate prices and bring in business for Domain - you're literally posting an ad.
  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
These sorts of things are nonsense, the reality is far more subjective.

If I live in any of the top leafy burbs, but can't afford it, my livability is low, similarly if I don't work nearby, or prefer open spaces.

They even put distance to coast as a criterion - as a motorcyclist, distance to the hills rates far more highly to me.

This is just w4nk to push up real estate prices and bring in business for Domain - you're literally posting an ad.
ZH836301
Yep, who voted, real estate agents by any chance?

As someone who spent many years living and working in and around Collingwood before going bush I would certainly not rate it above North Melbourne (where I now spend some weekends) for open space, topography and generally being a good place to live.

3066 has VERY little open space unless you include Abbotsford which is a separate suburb altogether but was once East Collingwood many, many years ago. Heaps of people still get that bit wrong so it may be a factor. Crime is certainly there in NM but nothing compared to Collingwood - as a parting gift from the local housos / druggies I even had my laptop lifted on my last day in 3066 as we loaded the last truckload of gear. I lost count of how many times we were robbed while I lived around there, 3 times in 2 years in 2 different houses springs to mind though.

And being a motorcyclist as well the chances of avoiding an accident on North Melb's wide, leafy streets is much higher than on the congested narrow rat runs of the Hood known as Kollingwued.
  LeroyW Junior Train Controller

Location: Awaiting MM2
As ZH indicated, the things they rate for livability are pretty subjective... amount of cafes and trams?  Important for some for sure but of little value to the person living next door.

What I find funny is within 5 minutes drive of where I live there is:
- A station served every 6-7 minutes in peak, with a direct bus as well
- 6 primary schools and 3 secondary, ranging from the old public school, to brand new ones, to independent and elite private
- Shops and cafes, that are also perhaps 15 minutes walk through open parklands and wetlands
- Playgrounds, sporting fields, golf clubs and open spaces

Add to that it's 30 minutes drive to the Yarra Valley for good food and wine; a little over 90 minutes drive to the Surf Coast for proper beaches and 2 hours drive to Mt Buller for skiing.

And the best bit? According to this it's not even a suburb Rolling Eyes!

Livability huh! Shocked
  stooge spark Chief Train Controller

Location: My House
Another problem with the list is that the rankings are way too different from the one they did 2 (or 4?) years ago.

Too many suburbs here have either risen 40 spots or dropped over 20 spots.

I mean, what's happened in Keilor East that made it drop 100 places?
  chomper Junior Train Controller

Who comes up with this crap???
  drunkill Junior Train Controller

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Can't this go in an off topic thread somewhere?

This is a dumb 'survey' they counted the number of bus stops per suburb as how well serviced it is by PT. Not the fact it may only have 1 route running every 50 minutes.
  Madjikthise Deputy Commissioner

Sounds to me like an advert for high density living. Of course you'll have a heap of PT, food, entertainment, leisure options in the tightly packed inner suburbs which magically ended up at the top of the list. That's just obvious.
  GoldenGirl Locomotive Fireman

Every day I count my blessings that I live on 9 acres of land, well away from the city sprawl, and all that inner city crap.
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Who does these alleged surveys, does anyone read them, and does anyone care?  
Where I live is ranked number 4 and I couldn't give a fish tit if it ranked 400.
  Braddo Deputy Commissioner

Location: Narre Warren
This stupid report says Frankston North has poor public transport. It is VERY well served by buses (760, 832, 833, 901) and Kananook station is just across Frankston-Dandenong road.

The scores for tree cover and walkability are also low? Obviously they're not aware of the Pines Fauna & Flora Reserve. Arguably one of the best places to go for a walk in Melbourne.

A pathetic piece of journalism to say the least.
  Lockspike Deputy Commissioner

It seems that the only criteria that matter are, a cafe on every corner and trams. All the highly ranked 'burbs excel at traffic congestion, noise, dirty laneways and crime - sounds ideal.

The way things are going, the developers, estate agents and politicians will not be happy until the place looks like Hong Kong.
  RedEyeExpress Junior Train Controller

Location: Melbourne
Even Kooyong is marked down for its crime rate!

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