Jump to content

Dandenong Ranges area / Ferntree Gully


  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1 janie1105

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



#2 50ftqueenie

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.

#3 Kalota

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 sad.gif 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.


#4 lucky 2

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.
QUOTE
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.

#5 Kalota

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! sad.gif

#6 janie1105

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.

#7 Kalota

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

 
  • ek-thumb-blinkybill

    Win Blinky Bill The Movie Prize Packs

    To celebrate the release of BLINKY BILL THE MOVIE in cinemas September, you could win 1 of 10 prize packs that include a pair of Kids Ugg Australia boots, DVD pack, a Blinky Bill The Movie book set and family pass to see the film.

  • ek-fathersdayfitbit

    Father's Day Gift Ideas 2015

    Here are 13 awesome gift ideas for the Dads to celebrate his special day.

  • ek-sportbooks-athumb

    Best books for sporty kids

    Need some inspiration for your sporty kid 's downtime? Here is a handful of good reads for young sporting enthusiasts.

  • kmart-320

    Kmart decor hacks

    Entire communities on Instagram are devoted to showing Kmart homewares prepped, preened and hacked into designer items.

  • ek-pullapart-zthumb

    Amazing pull-apart bread recipes

    From savoury to sweet, here we have gathered a range of amazing pull-apart bread recipes for you to make - in the mean time try to avoid licking the screen!

  • cotton-on-_320

    Cotton On KIDS activewear range

    Activewear for kids has gone designer at Cotton On.

  • ek-90steentvshows-2thumb

    Teens of the 90's TV favourites

    Were you a teen in the 90's? Here are some of your favourite shows from Australia and abroad during the decade.

  • Things only kids growing up in the 90s would understand

    Did you grow up in the 90s? Here are 50 classic memories from your childhood that will take you back.

  • harry320

    10 actors who were almost cast in the Harry Potter series

    Casting for the Harry Potter series couldn't have been an easy job. While we think everything turned out the way it should, here's ten actors that almost made it into the movies.

  • hobie_320

    When they were famous

    Ever wonder what happened to the child stars that entertained us all those years ago? From Mary Poppins to Jerry Maguire, take a look at when they were famous and learn what they're doing now.

  • ek-fidgettoys-1athubm

    Fidgets or Fidget Toys for ASD, ADHD and Sensory Disorders

    Fidgets and other sensory hand held toys are a great way to encourage attention and concentration. We all love to rock on a chair and click our pens or chew gum to stay alert and attentive, so why not let children have functional and socially acceptable fidgets too, to help them learn and keep them focused on learning.

  • ek-80sboys-1thumb3

    Boys growing up in the 80s

    Flashback time! Here are a handful of totally retro memories for boys (and a few for girls) who grew up in the 1980's in Australia.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Advertisement
 
 
 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.