Hi guys, we're looking into moving into one of the above areas in the near-ish future. The move is mainly based around affordability and convenience for commuting etc. We've been visiting these areas on the weekends to suss them out a little but I thought I'd garner any opinions the fine folks of OzB may have on these areas, particularly if you're living there now, or have recently.
We're in our 30's so we're looking for somewhere suitable to potentially start a family, but with opportunity for social activities as well.
Anyway, I'd love to hear any experiences you guys may have to share!
Edit - I should add, please comment on the area's night time environment (as in up til circa 10pm) if you can. We'd like to feel safe coming home after a dinner etc in the darker winter months.