Been back and forth between Sydney and Melbourne for the last few years, mainly due to shifting careers and family arrangements. Now, I've been offered a dream job in the CBD which will require me to live there in close proximity to the city.
So what are the best areas to rent (preferably an apartment) that are within 20 minutes train/bus/bike ride to the city? What are the worst ones? Budget is anything under $550 a week.
Ideally, looking for something that is central but not right in the heart of all the chaos (I can't deal with excessive noise and air pollution). First places that came to my mind were Strathfield, Burwood, and especially Wollstencraft for the nice coastal views. I don't know much about city life so I'm happy to hear other people's wisdom.
If it makes a difference - I'll be travelling back to the West quite regularly as I have friends and family there, so any place that is still relatively accessible to the M4 would be worth a look too.
Mod note - there are some slightly similar nodes but I feel like I have specific requirements which warrant a new one.