Affordable housing but traffic is terrible

A friend of yours is going to move into your area, what experiences would you share with them, reassuring them to make this move?:

Affordable Housing - good sport and open space provided. Well kept parks and shopping options.

A friend of yours is going to move into your area, what experiences would you share with them, discouraging them to make this move?:

I won't recommend. Traffic is terrible almost always - so stressful. Lots of rude and angry drivers as people are so frustrated. Many properties are incomplete in terms of gardens and driveways. People over stretch financially to buy huge house and then don't finish off.
Area is souless with every street looking the same - even the shops all look the same.

If there is anything you or others in your community have done to overcome issues in your area, please describe them?:

Mernda Rail committment was the best - and most surprising. Lets hope they build it!

What were the outcomes of these efforts?:

Hopefully a new train line through to Mernda.

If one great thing was going to happen in your area next year, what would you want it to be?:

Train..... and walking/bike trail in Plenty Gorge (such as Plenty River Trail in Greensborough and Diamond Creek Trail in Eltham)

From Resident of Whittlesea