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#1 *melrose*

Posted 27 December 2012 - 05:42 PM

We are going to be moving down to Melbourne next year and i was looking at Werribee, is it a nice place to live? are there things to do there?
We both have work there so that's why i am looking at Werribee....

We will be renting so looking at $280-320 a week can that get you anything nice?

I have lived in Brisbane all my life so moving to Melbourne will be very strange at first but i am sure we will get use to it.


Thanks All biggrin.gif

#2 CFMummy

Posted 27 December 2012 - 05:46 PM

My cousin lives there and also point cook just moved back as she loves the area she is also the director of one of the child care centres there

#3 sakura73

Posted 27 December 2012 - 05:58 PM

It is a long way from the city and public transport is not that great there. Can't help you with the cost of rent or with whether there are things to do, but it is on the fringes of the city, not close to any of the things you might usually think of when you think of Melbourne.

Does have  a great zoo, though!

#4 coffy11

Posted 27 December 2012 - 06:11 PM

Uh, no, definitely not

Look at Point Cook

#5 MrsLexiK

Posted 27 December 2012 - 06:14 PM

No I would not, but I am a bayside girl so perhaps my snobby ways are getting in the way of that. Personally I wouldn't live in the west.

#6 2littledarlings

Posted 27 December 2012 - 06:14 PM

Do you have work in Melbourne or Werribee? Werribee is along way from Melbourne.

I have family that have lived there and THEIR opinion is that it is pretty rough and full of low cost housing and the associated problems with those types of areas.

Hope no one is offended with me passing on their opinion original.gif

Edited by 2littledarlings, 27 December 2012 - 06:15 PM.


#7 noi'mnot

Posted 27 December 2012 - 06:16 PM

You don't have to live in Werribee to work there. You could try Williamstown, Altona, Yarraville, Newport, etc. These areas have much better public transport than Werribee, where it really really really really sucks. They're also a bit livelier, with a lot more going on (as far as I know, I don't live in the west).

I wouldn't live there myself, as I prefer to be a bit more amongst interesting things and people and places. But, I know many people who live there and love it. If you're moving there and renting, you can always move if it doesn't suit you.

#8 ubermum

Posted 27 December 2012 - 06:18 PM

Nope. Too suburban for me. I worked there for a while two years ago and have a few friends there. Like any big suburban area, there is good and bad parts. If I had to live there, I would live in Werribee South.

Edited by ubermum, 27 December 2012 - 09:44 PM.


#9 leisamd

Posted 27 December 2012 - 06:22 PM

There are some lovely parts around werribee and some rough parts. I'd also look at point cook, truganina, some parts of hoppers crossing and wyndham vale. Feel free to pm me if you want specifics. We like this area.
You can definitely get something nice for that price, near new too. Williamstown/altona/newport is more expensive by far.

Edited by leisamd, 27 December 2012 - 06:25 PM.


#10 ~*Rainbow*~

Posted 27 December 2012 - 06:30 PM

I wouldn't live in Werribee if I were you, but would look in Point Cook, Tarneit, Wyndham Vale, Manor Lakes, all are 5-15 minutes drive to werribee and you will find a modern 3-4 bedroom house in your price range there. You most likely will not find a hour in Williamstown or Newport in that budget, though they would be much nicer areas to live, and half way between Werribee and the city.

Werribee is around a 20 minutes drive (not in peak hours) to the city, or 40 minutes on the train. There is the zoo, cinemas, parks, bowling etc. There are a few cafes and restaurants and a semi decent shopping center there also. However, you will most likely want to travel to Williamstown, the city, outer city suburbs for more interesting things to do and far nicer meals.

There are no beachs at all near Werribee... though there is the bay in Altona, Williamstown and Werribee South, if you want a real beach it is around 1-1.5 hours drive down the great ocean road.

There are a huge selection of schools in the Werribee and surrounds areas if you have children.

Feel free to PM me if you have any more questions original.gif

#11 kandj

Posted 27 December 2012 - 06:31 PM

Like everywhere there are good parts to it and dodgy parts. by the river is really lovely with young kids, but there is a small pocket near the train station that is a definate 'no go'.
Avoid any streets with a bird name (birdsville, woodville or something?). I have a few friends that live in different parts there and they have fantastic neighbours etc.
My husband's parents are in hoppers crossing which has good and bad areas also...
transport is really shocking...like really shocking....I wouldn't live there personally, but I live in Newport so its not a west side issue that is stopping us....For us it is really far too distant from the city and a little bland housing wise.
Newport, Yarraville etc I think the rent prices would probably put you off if you are only wanting to spend $300 or so....to get anything decent around here is more like $500....

Point Cook you could get a decent house for your price range but the transport options are even worse....

#12 coffy11

Posted 27 December 2012 - 06:44 PM

QUOTE (kandj @ 27/12/2012, 07:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Point Cook you could get a decent house for your price range but the transport options are even worse....

If you're working in Werribee though, you're going against traffic so it wouldn't be so bad.  It's just trying to get out of point cook onto the freeway that would be a nightmare.  There's only two major roads out and in peak hour it can take a while

Or you could come to Geelong and it's only a half hour drive to Werribee but much much nicer

#13 LookMumNoHands

Posted 27 December 2012 - 06:55 PM

I wouldn't live in Werribee. Not even if you paid me.

#14 slkh

Posted 27 December 2012 - 07:07 PM

I moved to Point Cook a year ago and love it. I work in the city and it takes 35 mins by car in the morning (leaving at 6.30am) and the same returning (4/4.30pm). The town centre is nice and has what you need for day-to-day shopping (coles, aldi, target etc.). I do my other shopping at Chadstone (30 mins away).

Public transport isn't very good, but I don't use it so it doesn't affect my choices.


Just went to Werribee Zoo for the first time today and it was fantastic.

#15 Astrocyte

Posted 27 December 2012 - 07:22 PM

I live in Hoppers Crossing which is close to Werribee. Hoppers Crossing is a nice area (well except for Woodville which is bit dodgy and another area which the name has escaped my mind). I would not live in Werribee. Look at Point Cook, Tarneit, Truganina, Manor Lakes, although they are pricey because they are the newer areas.

The public primary schools in the City of Wyndham are pretty good. Would not choose a public secondary school there though. Also a good range of catholic primary and secondary schools. The hospital is okay but definitely not big enough to accommodate the population IMO. Good shopping centres as well.

Public transport is a nightmare really (not an issue if you do not need to use it). In peak hour the roads to the freeway are terrible on a good day let alone considering a bad day.

#16 mumofsky

Posted 27 December 2012 - 07:32 PM

I lived in werribee for 3 years and finally got out of there this may and moves to port melb. If you have to live in werribee do it - but if you have any other option, for gods sake take it. It terrified me. High crime, nothing to do, bad transport options.

#17 newphase

Posted 27 December 2012 - 07:39 PM

I live in Hoppers Crossing, right next to Werribee, and I wouldn't move here if I had the choice now. One day I will get out, but a bit stuck now. Some bits are okay (my bbit for instance), but I hate all the development. Others have said Point Cook and I wouldn't live there even more for different reasons though!

There are some good schools here though, and Kindergartens. Accomodation is in your price range but for that price it'd be in a crap area or on the outskirts where traffic and transport is bad- but new.

Werribee plaza is pretty good for shopping, and it has a good cinema. The Werribee Zoo is cool. Apart from that we are out here on our own pretty much if you like the cafe lifestyle etc.

QUOTE
Would not choose a public secondary school there though
Werribee Secondary is good, my DD goes there, but it is the only one in the whole of Wyndham shire I would choose and it is tightly zoned as it is the only decent choice.

Edited by newphase, 27 December 2012 - 07:41 PM.


#18 ShamelesslyPooks

Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:11 PM

Yeah Werribee is fine, very affordable, has everything you need. Of course PT is crap but that doesn't matter for a lot of people. You're near main roads, etc. etc. The fact that low income people live there isn't a problem to me.

When you say you have that much to rent, how many rooms, car spaces etc? Coz for a 3 bedroom house with a garage, you have to be looking at the outer suburbs in that price range.


#19 I*Love*Christmas

Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:32 PM

My family use to live in Werribee and we all loved it. Went to school there and found the school really good. My Dad worked in Geelong and would commute each day either via train or work car. We also use to catch the train into the city a lot. I find it funny how PPs are saying how bad transport is. We are in Brisbane now and I find the areas where we live very bad for transport compared to Werribee. At least Werribee is on the train line.



#20 kadoodle

Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:41 PM

QUOTE (LookMumNoHands @ 27/12/2012, 07:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I wouldn't live in Werribee. Not even if you paid me.


You'll be in more sh*t than a Werribee duck if you say that!

I second the living in Geelong and commuting.  Much nicer to be near the beach than the sewage farm.

#21 starsg

Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:46 PM

I have lots of rellies in both werribee and Geelong and I would 100% vote for living in Geelong and commuting to werribee if that's where the job is. Geelong is lovely, schools are much better, it's near the beach and there's plenty to do. (although you would want to avoid the area around corio/norlane like the plague)

Edited by starsg, 27 December 2012 - 08:47 PM.


#22 smilinggirl

Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:51 PM

I would also consider Altona. You would be going against the traffic to drive to W'bee. Good, safe beach. Twenty minutes drive to the city on the weekend. Still on the train line.

I went to a private school in Hoppers Crossing called Westbourne which I highly recommend and it services many surrounding suburbs by their school bus route.

#23 mumtobe79

Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:07 PM

Hi, I've lived in werribee for about 20 years and love it. I love how people say it is so far from melb. i worked and commuted and it took about 45 mins on the train. in non peak hour about 25-30mins. So still a very viable consideration.
Just so you know there's that whole east west issue here in melb eg, I'm from the west and would NEVER live in the east and vice versa. For most who live here, it is a hidden gem biggrin.gif

Wyndamvale is further from the station however a new station is being built as we speak. areas that are ok but very suburban; manor lakes, bluestone. Werribee is just starting to get some great eateries and trendy shops etc, personally I would only live on the south side or westleigh gardens.
Werribee does have a beach and a new docklands type development is currently being built although on a smaller scale. I wouldn't swim in the bay but that's a personal choice.
I now work in Geelong but wouldn't live there. It is lovely but limits work opportunities unless you commute to melb or are lucky to get a job there.
My thoughts, werribee is halfway between melb and the surf beaches, you get the best of both worlds. I now have two small children and the support, activities and sense of community is great.
Good luck.

#24 leisamd

Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:21 PM

I feel much safer in werribee than geelong! ph34r.gif

There are some beautiful places to live out west!

#25 Oriental lily

Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:41 PM

If I had to rent and I was going to work in werribee and had that budget for rent I would rent in Bacchus marsh. Which is about a 25 minute drive further out than werribee but sooo much nicer.
Real country community feel.

I currently am buying a house between theses two suburbs and the housing prices are great for buying but our goal is to move to gisbourne or bacchusmarsh in the future.
I have lived in Bacchus marsh in the past and dhs parents farm in there and we love it.

Never in a million years would I live in werribee.
The roads, traffic and public transport is horrid.





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