I was wondering if any members were in the Bendigo area? DH has applied for a job there and we're hoping to relocate from Melbourne in the next few months :-)
We currently live in Melbourne, but my parents live just out of Bendigo (I never lived there, they moved after I'd flown the coup!) so I do know the area a bit, but would like some 'local knowledge'
I know that the area's I like are Quarry Hill, View St area, bits of Golden Square, generally the older parts of town (love older houses, anything post 40's leaves me cold) and we'd be hoping to rent in these areas for a year or so before buying. From what i can see QHill primary school is good, as is Spring Hill, Camp Hill, Kennington (but not so keen on the area housing wise) - anything to add? Violet St school seems to be a bit contradictory going by MySchool ratings v's other feedback...not sure what to make of that!
My kids are 8 and 5, DH is in IT, I'm a primary teacher (almost, roll on last Semester!).
Anyone else made the leap from city living to the country? We both grew up in a regional city, have lived in Melb for almost 20 years (Uni, careers etc) and now feel like the 'gloss' has worn off for us. We dislike the traffic (even though we live in a leafy outer suburb) and just feel the need to get some balance back into our lives....having said that, I'm slightly terrified as well!