Jump to content
Dandenong Ranges area / Ferntree Gully
6 replies to this topic
Posted 02 January 2013 - 06:53 AM
My family are soon planning a big move from Queensland to Victoria. I really like the area of Ferntree Gully but I was wondering about traffic to the City.
My DH will be working in Collingwood and I will be working in Box Hill. We will both drive. I'll probably be travelling around 7am and he will travel around 9am.
I was hoping someone would be able to let me know what the travel time is like.
Thanks so much
Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:13 AM
Ferntree gully to Box Hill at 7am might be 30 minutes. Ferntree Gully to the city at 9am.....I don't even want to think about it. So much traffic standing still! I don't mind a long commute, but like to be moving most of the way.
Good luck with the move.
Posted 02 January 2013 - 08:12 AM
I live in the foothills of the Dandening Ranges (I.e. Ferntree Gully area) and I love it! However my partner and I don't work in the city So neither of us have to deal with the traffic!
Box Hill at about 7am will be fine - about half an hour.
Travelling to the city from Ferntree Gully at around 9am would be a nightmare - I'm not going to lie! Having said that though, all traffic in Melbourne going towards the city in peak hour is a nightmare - especially coming from the East as the Monash freeway is always bumper-to-bumper with major delays!
Wherever you choose to move to in the general vicinity of those suburbs, you will have traffic issues - there is always so much standstill traffic at that time of the morning in Melbourne. Because Ferntree Gully is a little further out from the city, it will add time to your commute, but in terms of standstill traffic you won't have THAT much luck in any other eastern suburb I'm afraid! Gotta love Melbourne's traffic :S
Edited by Kalota, 02 January 2013 - 08:13 AM.
Posted 02 January 2013 - 12:49 PM
Yikes in terms of travelling for a 9 am start in the city from FTG.
Lots of other surburbs a bit closer in, dp commutes to the city by train from the eastern suburbs, we always stick to housing along a train line.
especially coming from the East as the Monash freeway is always bumper-to-bumper with major delays!
Head a bit more north east and you'll get Eastlink and the South-eastern freeway, I'd avoid both though at that time.
Posted 02 January 2013 - 04:31 PM
Yeah, if your partner is working in the city it might be work thinking of relocating somewhere close to a train line so that you can catch public transport. When my fiancé worked in the city, we lived in Glen Waverley right next to the train line and close to the train station. It made his daily commute so much easier!
It was only when he got a job in the outer suburbs that we decided to move to Ferntree Gully :-) If either of us worked in the city, I don't think we could do it!
Posted 02 January 2013 - 08:29 PM
Thanks you all so so much.
That was so helpful. I think I may have under-estimated how bad the traffic in Melbourne is!
If I can ask a follow-up question, he works for himself so he can work any hours, if he drove in a 10am and back out at 7pm, what's the traffic like then?
Again, thanks so much for your help.
Posted 02 January 2013 - 08:35 PM
10am to 7pm would be much better in terms of traffic. However, I am assuming you mean he starts his journey in the car at 10am as opposed to getting to work at 10am?
There would still be traffic congestion to a degree, but anything that isn't right on peak hour would be infinitely better!
If your husband's hours are flexible, maybe once you move you can experiment/try different times of the morning and routes to the city and see how it works out?
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users
Kelly Clarkson has shown off the first photos of her son, Remington Alexander Blackstock.
Birth is an unpredictable, mysterious process that intrigues us all, and there is a lot of misinformation out there.
A US mother has been shot by her toddler while driving on a highway in Wisconsin.
The seven-minute-work out is old news. Research shows the effectiveness of going hell-for-leather for just one minute.
Pregnant woman in country Australia will help Adelaide researchers figure out why cases of type 1 diabetes have doubled over the past two decades.
It's the perfect solution to combat those toddler meltdowns when they no longer want to be in a pram but can't walk long distances.
A pit bull mix that fatally bit a 3-day-old infant last week has been euthanised, authorities said.
While meeting with a lactation consultant can make an enormous difference to a new mother, it's not a service that is available through the public health system.
Members of a popular forum are fiercely debating whether it is acceptable to dislike a friend's child.
A pregnant woman who unexpectedly gave birth on a flight has named her new baby after the airline, Jetstar.
Children living in foster care can feel like their future is less than clear. But that uncertainty disappears the day they are adopted by their "forever family"
When the cramps started to kick in, Klara Dollan just assumed a painful period was starting.
Kerryn has a unusual present planned for daughter Imi's 13th birthday celebrations - she hopes to be able to be able to give the soon-to-be the teenager her first ever photo of her dad.
Our houses are cleaner than ever before. But how clean is too clean? Could a sterile home be putting your family's health at risk?
Here's a puzzle that grows with them; the Puzzle Grow Pack by Millions of Monkeys.
If you grew up in the 90s you might want to look to the genre of Britpop music for baby name inspiration.
When you catch a bug that causes acute infectious gastroenteritis (gastro), your stomach and intestinal tract become inflamed, causing diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramping and pain. The last thing you probably feel like doing is eating.
Would I have survived if I hadn't crossed that street?
Caitlin is a firm believer in the importance of immunisation to protect children from harmful and deadly diseases.
There is no make-up or special outfits and hairdos, but the five-year-old boy who took this picture captured the essence of motherhood as well as any professional photographer.
Studies have shown that infants in the first months of life try to avoid dealing with social wrongdoers - for example, sharing less with them and helping them less - and they expect others to, too.
Top 5 Articles
Bethani Webb was excited to find out she was pregnant, but the first time mum did not realise she was carrying four babies not one.
A Sydney cafe is offering breastfeeding mums free cups of tea in a bid to show support for the right of women to nurse their babies wherever they choose.
Jamie Oliver, who considered a vasectomy, is to be a father again. A fellow dad reflects on his own decision 11 years ago
To everyone's surprise, Kristen Miller "kept doing better each day", keeping her second baby safe.
Before my son was born I was given a lovely baby book full of blank pages waiting to be filled with weights and heights and first words.
There is no doubt seeing their child smile for the first time is an unforgettable moment for parents everywhere.
When Alison Johnson put her 18-month-old Caleb down for a nap, she had no reason to believe her son was in any danger.
All my panic and tears aside, my biggest question looking back is about the kind of security measures used in the maternity ward.
Everyone who visits a mum in hospital in the days following childbirth wants to get a photo with the new baby.
Finally, there's a way to keep warm while breastfeeding through winter.
What to do with this information? My advice would be to try not to think about it during the throes of passion.
From niplash to tight boobs, biting to milk supply issues, Pinky McKay looks at common breastfeeding issues and how to solve them.
Six months on we're all still alive, and the more we get to know each other the easier the days become.
Kirsty Carrington thought nothing of giving her newborn son a kiss, little did she know it would leave the baby fighting for life.
After children, 'me time' looks a little different.
A stroller can make or break travelling with a baby or toddler. Here are 15 great single travel stroller options.
It always pays to remind yourself of how terrific toddlers can be - they're little like this for such a short time
This is the comp for you! We have $800 worth of Myer gift cards and boxes of Australian Bananas to be won. Entry is simple: just post a pic of your little one enjoying a banana in the comments of the FB post to enter.