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?
1 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users
Most people who are trying to get pregnant know that the best time to conceive is in the few days after ovulation.
A cruise with your family is among the most absurd settings for a miscarriage, but it is certainly not the worst.
A 22-year-old woman who is pregnant with her third child has had her requests for a tubal ligation denied because doctors believe she is too young.
When a pregnant woman is infected, the likelihood that her foetus will be infected is about 50 per cent.
If you're hoping to conceive, one of the most important things you need to know about is ovulation.
I remember the first time I felt mum guilt, within days of having my first child. The feeling was so intense I rang my own mum to debrief, hoping she'd tell me I wouldn't feel this way very often.
When it comes to motherhood, actress Kristen Bell is her own superhero and she thinks other mums should be too.
In a world of ever-shrinking gadgets, it's no surprise prams are getting smaller. We put the record-holding GB Pockit through its paces.
The gorgeous Bombol Bouncer is back - and boasts two chic new colours to boot.
Looking for a gift for the wine lover in your life - or just something for yourself?
Pinky Mckay joins us again at the Essential Baby & Toddler Show presented by Blackmores with her expert baby settling advice. Register now for your free ticket.
The best part about our outdoor adventures? It makes my husband and I better parents, since we're happier while adventuring.
A good samaritan saved a mother and baby from being seriously injured by crashing her own car into theirs.
Returning to work after having a baby can be daunting, and when you're experiencing postnatal depression or anxiety it can seem even more overwhelming.
Background noise from the radio or TV might be making it harder for your toddler to learn learn new words.
Teresa Palmer is basking in pregnancy glow as she awaits the arrival of her new baby.
Top 5 Articles
Pre-book & Save 50%. Get your tickets now for Kidtopia Festival. 7-9 October 2016 Parramatta Park, Sydney.
H2O is one of the necessities of life, but for babies a seemingly harmless amount of water can be fatal.
So much parenting advice is geared towards having your first baby, but what's it like having a baby when you already have children?
Fans of The NeverEnding Story – of which there are certainly plenty – went crazy for these plush Falkors when they first went on sale last year.
I thought I had prepared myself for motherhood. Then my baby girl arrived and knocked everything flat.
People love to warn you about what to expect when having a baby, but they can be way off when it comes to the reality.
Motherhood is wonderful ... except when it sucks.
There is no doubt seeing their child smile for the first time is an unforgettable moment for parents everywhere.
Breast is best, except when it's not. And in our case, it most definitely wasn't.
The photos are heartbreaking and almost too difficult to look at, but Kayley Burke is begging other parents to take notice.
In news that will make expectant mums jump for joy - and reach for a block of Cadbury - scientists have revealed chocolate could provide health benefits during pregnancy.
If you're in any way challenged in the follicle department, prepare to feel a jolt of envy - at a two-month-old baby.
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.
One mum has learnt a harrowing lesson about the best way to cut grapes to make it safe for toddlers and little kids to eat.
Lately I've been thinking about the caesarean stories and the brave women who birth their children with strength and beauty.
It's stressful to be the one who is holding your baby most of the day, but it's even more stressful to wonder, 'am I doing something wrong? Or am I creating bad habits?'
Free ticket offer
The Essential Baby & Toddler Show, presented by Blackmores, will be held in Sydney on 23-25 September. Register for your free ticket now to save $20!