I will be migrating to Australia later this year. Although it is still not confirmed whether I will be moving to Sydney or to Melbourne, I have started looking at the places to stay. I was hoping that the members of this forum could let me know from their experiences or what they hear about some of the suburbs.
I am considering two factors (amongst others). Whether to stay in a location closer to the city (just about close enough to walk) and save on the transportation cost; or to stay in the suburbs and perhaps save on the rental. There are a host of other factors, of course, such as where I will eventually end up working, etc. But I was wondering whether the readers of this forum could give me an idea of what living in some of the areas in these two cities are like (not so much on the consideration of the distance, transportation, etc).
In Sydney, I am looking at suburbs out of town such as Paramatta, Castle Hill and Glebe compared with the suburbs closer to the CBD such as Surrey Hills. In Melbourne, I was wondering what the readers think of suburbs away from the city such as Bulleen and Templestowe compared with suburbs closer to the city such as North Carlton or places around Richmond.
It would be good to hear what the readers here think of these places. Thank you