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Preston

    Preston, Melbourne (north)

Rent: apartment rents are in the lower to mid range, house rental prices are higher

Vibe: grass roots United Nations

Location: River, 5-10km from city centre, Near La Trobe Uni

Preston is a huge suburb with three distinct sections. The southern end attracts the alternative types and young professionals. Preston West has some beaut streets and well kept family homes. East Preston is still considered a bit rough. This is one very multicultural suburb in the process of gentrification, and people who live here are very proud of their patch. (More information below and to your left<<<)
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TOP 10 SUBURBS AND BEST SCHOOLS Print E-mail

 

TOP 10 SUBURBS



Here are some of the best suburbs in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. They are in a variety of locations, have good amenities and access to public transport, and suit different lifestyles and budgets.



SYDNEY:

 

1. BRONTE - east, beach, relaxed living

2. MANLY  - northern beaches, outdoor activities, community

3. BALMAIN - inner west, cafe culture, community

4. PADDINGTON / WOOLLAHRA - east, shopping, stylish

5. CLOVELLY / COOGEE - east, beach, family friendly

6. AVALON - northern beaches, relaxed living, older professionals

7. SURRY HILLS - east, cafe culture, cool factor

8. LANE COVE - north shore, parks and harbour, family friendly

9. VAUCLUSE - east, harbour, wealthy

10. WAHROONGA - north shore, near nature, wealthy, family friendly


special mentions: HABERFIELD, MOSMAN, POTTS POINT

 

MELBOURNE:

 
1. CARLTON / FITZROY - inner north, cafe culture, cool factor

2. ALBERT PARK - inner south, beach, professionals

3. ST KILDA / ELWOOD  - inner south, beach, cafe culture

4. HAWKSBURN / SOUTH YARRA - inner south-east, shopping, chi chi

5. PRAHRAN - inner south-east, alternative, cool factor, gay friendly

6. RICHMOND - east, cafe culture, multicultural

7. ELTHAM - north, green, environmentally aware

8. HAWTHORN - east, wealthy, student and family friendly

9. BRUNSWICK - inner north, green politics, multicultural

10. YARRAVILLE - inner west, community, village feel


special mentions: WILLIAMSTOWN, SANDRINGHAM, MOONEE PONDS


BRISBANE:


1. PADDINGTON / ROSALIE - inner west, cafe culture, hilly
2. NEW FARM - inner east, cafe culture, professionals
3. SANDGATE - outer suburb, bay, relaxed living, family friendly
4. BULIMBA - inner south east, cafe culture, families and professionals
5. GRACEVILLE - inner south west, family friendly, village feel
6. WEST END - inner west, cafe culture, alternative, great market
7. KEDRON - inner north, parks, family friendly
8. WILSTON - inner north, village feel, families and professionals
9. MANLY - outer suburb, bay, outdoor lifestyle
10. COORPAROO - inner south, diverse, student friendly

Special mention: ASCOT/HAMILTON


ADELAIDE:

1. NORWOOD - north, cosmopolitan, cafe society
2. NORTH ADELAIDE - north, cafe culture, plenty of professionals
3. HYDE PARK - south, bling bling, families, older professionals
4. MILE END - inner west, multicultural, community
5. STIRLING - adelaide hills, stylish
6. HENLEY BEACH - west, beach, everyone is welcome
7. MAWSON LAKES - north, a new suburb, family territory
8. MARION - south, retro, family territory
9. BRIGHTON - south, beach, families and older professionals
10. ATHELSTONE - north east, foothills, family territory

Special mention: GLENELG, WALKERVILLE


PERTH:

1. FREMANTLE  - west, cafe culture, outdoor life, everyone is welcome
2. MOUNT LAWLEY  - inner north, alternative, arty
3. APPLECROSS - south, family friendly, professionals

4. FLOREAT  - west, family friendly, professionals
5. LEEDERVILLE  - inner north/west - arty, cafe culture
6. SUBIACO  - west, wealthy, cosmopolitan, bling
7. INGLEWOOD - inner north, family friendly

8. COTTESLOE  - west, beach culture
9. MOUNT HELENA - east, hills, semi rural, plenty of trees
10. MOUNT HAWTHORN - north, family friendly, cafe culture



BEST SCHOOLS IN BRISBANE, SYDNEY, MELBOURNE, ADELAIDE AND PERTH




BRISBANE'S TOP YEAR 12 SCHOOLS:

AGNEW SCHOOL (Brisbane, private) female.pngmale.png christian-catholic.png
BRISBANE GIRLS' GRAMMAR  (city, private) female.pngmale.png christian-catholic.png
SHELDON COLLEGE (Sheldon, private) female.pngmale.png christian-catholic.png
ALL HALLOWS' SCHOOL (Brisbane, private) female.pngmale.png christian-catholic.png
BRISBANE GRAMMAR (city, private)  male.png christian-catholic.png
ST AIDAN'S ANGLICAN GIRLS' SCHOOL (Corinda, private) female.png christian-catholic.png
REDLANDS COLLEGE (Wellington Point, private) female.pngmale.png christian-catholic.png
SOMERVILLE HOUSE (South Brisbane, private) female.png christian-catholic.png
ST PETER'S LUTHERAN COLLEGE (Indooroopilly, private) female.pngmale.png christian-catholic.png
ANGLICAN CHURCH GRAMMAR SCHOOL (East Brisbane, private) male.png christian-catholic.png




SYDNEY'S TOP YEAR 12  SCHOOLS:


JAMES RUSE AGRICULTURAL SCHOOL  (government, north west)  female.pngmale.png
NORTH SYDNEY BOYS' HIGH SCHOOL  (government, lower north shore)  male.png
BAULKHAM HILLS HIGH SCHOOL  (government, north west)  female.pngmale.png
SYDNEY BOYS' HIGH SCHOOL  (government, east)  male.png
NORTH SYDNEY GIRLS' HIGH SCHOOL  (government, lower north shore) female.png
SYDNEY GIRLS' HIGH SCHOOL  (government, east)  female.png
HORNSBY GIRLS' HIGH SCHOOL  (government, north)  female.png
FORT STREET HIGH SCHOOL (government, inner west) female.pngmale.png christian-catholic.png

MORIAH COLLEGE  (private, east, Jewish)  female.pngmale.png jewish.png
NORTHERN BEACHES SECONDARY COLLEGE, MANLY CAMPUS (government, north shore) female.pngmale.png




MELBOURNE'S TOP VCE (YEAR 12) SCHOOLS:


MacROBERTSON GIRLS' HIGH SCHOOL (Melbourne, government, inner south)
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HUNTINGTOWER SCHOOL (Mt Waverley, Christian) female.pngmale.png christian-catholic.png
LORETO MANDEVILLE HALL (Toorak, Independent Catholic) female.png christian-catholic.png
MELBOURNE HIGH SCHOOL (government, inner south, boys)  male.png 
BIALIK COLLEGE (private, east, Jewish)  female.pngmale.pngjewish.png
YESHIVAH COLLEGE (St Kilda, Jewish) female.pngmale.pngjewish.png

JOHN MONASH SCIENCE SCHOOL (Clayton, government) female.pngmale.png
MOUNT SCOPUS MEMORIAL COLLEGE (private, south-east, Jewish)
female.pngmale.png jewish.png
CAMBERWELL GRAMMAR SCHOOL (Camberwell, private) male.png christian-catholic.png
KOROWA ANGLICAN GIRLS' SCHOOL (Korowa, private) female.png christian-catholic.png



ADELAIDE'S TOP YEAR 12 SCHOOLS


WILDERNESS SCHOOL (Medindie, private) female.png christian-catholic.png
WALFORD ANGLICAN SCHOOL FOR GIRLS (Hyde Park, private) female.png christian-catholic.png

ST PETER'S COLLEGE (St Peters, private) male.png christian-catholic.png
PEMBROKE SCHOOL (Kensington, private) female.pngmale.png christian-catholic.png
GLENUNGA INTERNATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL (Glenunga, government) female.pngmale.png 
SEYMOUR COLLEGE (Glen Osmond, private) female.png christian-catholic.png
PRINCE ALFRED COLLEGE (Kent Town, private) male.png christian-catholic.png
ST IGNATIUS COLLEGE (Athelstone, private) female.pngmale.png christian-catholic.png
PULTENEY GRAMMAR (Adelaide, private) female.pngmale.png christian-catholic.png
ST PETER'S COLLEGIATE GIRLS' SCHOOL (Stonyfell, private) female.png christian-catholic.png

MARRYATVILLE HIGH SCHOOL (Marryatville, government) female.pngmale.png 



PERTH'S TOP YEAR 12 SCHOOLS

ST MARY'S ANGLICAN GIRLS' SCHOO  (Karrinyup, private)  female.png christian-catholic.png
ST HILDA'S ANGLICAN SCHOOL FOR GIRLS (Mosman Park, private)  female.png christian-catholic.png
CHRIST CHURCH GRAMMAR SCHOOL (Claremont, private) female.pngmale.png christian-catholic.png
PRESBYTERIAN LADIES' COLLEGE (Peppermint Grove, private) female.png christian-catholic.png
CARMEL SCHOOL (Dianella, private) female.pngmale.png jewish.png
METHODIST LADIES' COLLEGE (West Perth, private) female.png christian-catholic.png
PENRHOS COLLEGE (Como, private) female.png christian-catholic.png
PERTH COLLEGE (Mt Lawley, private) female.png christian-catholic.png
ALL SAINTS COLLEGE (Bull Creek, private) female.pngmale.png christian-catholic.png
HALE SCHOOL (Wembley Downs, private) male.png christian-catholic.png