POINT COOK (VIC), Good Place to Buy a House?

Hi

I am looking to buy a house in Point cook. Is it a good place for a young couple to live in?

Does anyone has any pros and cos about living in point cook?

I work in Airport West, how does the everyday traffic treat?

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  • +2 votes

    We have just bought in Altona Meadows, uses the same freeway exit, but the traffic is 100 times better here. We get right of way on the roundabout to get out of the suburb.

    Point Cook did have ok capital growth, but not so much now. It is still being sold to foreign investors who build brand new to get investment over here. There is still a lot of land there, so I don't foresee any huge growth. The roads seriously need major attention though. There's terrible public transport and I've heard horror stories of the daily commute to the city. Some people can take 45 minutes just to get out of Point Cook, then another 1 hour to the city… I work at the airport and it takes me 20-25 to get to work on the ring road.

    Not much in Point Cook itself and there's no real beach. Altona Beach is awesome and the dog beach is even better.

    Our house price valuation has gone up 12% in 1.5 years.

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      Hi

      Thanks for your input!

      Hows the public transport in Altona meadows? Which is the nearest train station?

      • +1 vote

        Where I live there is a bus that will take you to the station. But I usually walk 10 minutes and it gets me to Laverton Station. We also have Aircraft as well. We did have a problem where Laverton was the last zone 1 station so everyone would drive to ours and park, but the zone 1 has been extended out and it has really helped.

        There are crappy parts of the suburb, but there are 2 distinct nicer parts.

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          which part of the suburb is better to live in?
          What shopping centre do you use?

        • +1 vote

          @nkdangar:

          We use Central Square as our shops. They have Coles, Big W and Aldi. Also a variety of pharmacies, $2 shops and medical services (dentist and bulk billed GP). Point Cook has Target and a few others I might need to visit every now and then.

          Better areas are away from Central Square and away from Laverton station. I bought a house looking over Bruce Comden reserve and it is brilliant. Easy access to freeways, better class of people (no renters) and there is a park on your doorstep :-)

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    Why not look at a two bedroom apartment near the city?
    Queens Road has the Monarc which was finished a year ago and two more going up on the city end to be completed in 2017.

    Great schools near by, beach, city is close, Albert Park across the road, gold course across the road, hospitals, Fawkner Park, everything is incredibly close.

    It is still a nice quiet place to live as it is not right in the city.

  • +1 vote

    Why not buy in Craigieburn instead of Point Cook? Craigieburn is much closer to your work and traffic from the northern suburbs going to the city is not as bad as coming from the west side which Point Cook is.

    Werribee train line is horrendously tight during peak hours considering its sharing the line with Williamstown and other Vline trains from Melton and Bacchus Marsh.

    • +1 vote

      what do you mean not as bad?
      from the North you probably have to take the balti.
      If not you're stuck on the ring road - west gate
      pascoe vale rd mt alexander
      or sydney rd.
      public transport is better with the trainstation at craigieburn though.

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        Why would you take the balti or the ringroad if Pascoe Vale rd is running smoothly?

        I never use this freeways during peak hour because its expected to be congested.

        From my place (Meadow Heights) to city between 7 to 8am, you can reach the city within 20 to 30 mins tops!

        • +2 votes

          from meadow heights (depending where you are of course)
          it takes 20 mins without traffic to get moonee ponds via pacoe road and a further 20 from their to the city, 40 mins total without traffic. good luck if you get stuck behind a tram on mt alexander road.

          p.s i lived in meadow heights for 6 years and it never took me 20 mins.

        • +1 vote

          let us agree on the train then so that we would not have any more discussions =)

          Happy weekend!

      • +2 votes

        Do not take advice from someone that can't spell Bolte properly.

  • +1 vote

    Point cook and the surrounding area has a lot of issues with Internet service. Roll out of the NBN is uncertaIn and exisiting infrastructure is mostly ADSL.
    Be wary of whether the home you buy has nbn and what type of nbn it will have.

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    I moved to point cook when I moved back to Australia
    Lasted 6 months and now in Williamstown

    Commute is a killer at PC.

    I'd be keen on Altona meadows but not deep PC again

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    Williams Landing is another one to consider, probably a little more expensive (haven't checked)

    PC is a okay option especially for newish house, but u have to put up with bad commutes. My friends complain.

    For me I think spending time outside the house in PC would be boring.. not much to do there except local town centre, go to city/werribee. That's why I stuck with a established eastern side suburb.

    A friend moved to Altona near the beach, that seems like a more fun location.

    OP will have to weigh up whats more important to them, also factor in new future jobs which may not be located in Airport West.

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      Yes Williams landing is bit costly over PC, and being a first home buyer its over my budget.

      I have heard they are planning a new employment precinct in Werribee south which is next to PC, so good for future jobs.

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    Would you consider moving to Northern suburbs? Have a look at the new development in Epping and around.
    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=871786102879508&...

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    Hi DelhiBelly,

    I have got my friend circle living in western suburbs so i would not prefer Epping area.
    I did visit the Epping and Wollert area though. Thanks Niraj

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