Is Ballajura a good suburb?

i am planning to buy a house recently.some friedns recommend me Ballajura, but some others say no. reasons below:
1. i work in the city. not many public transport, very hard to go to the city everyday
2. too close to Malaga, where the industry area is. not good.
3. mirrabooka, where the crime rate is high.

I am really confused... so, can anyone living there give me a objective and fair comment on it? Many thanks
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HILDA 2yrs+
I have lived in North Ballajura for 30 years love the place by Perth standards its very close to everything very central.
Malaga is a light industrial area furniture electrical stores,churches,smash repaires theres no heavy duty factories.
Mirrabooka is not that close to be a problem and Mirrabbooka is not that bad some very expensive houses there.
Its easier to get to the city from Ballajura than many costal suburbs that rely on the Mitchell Freeway from Ballajura its srtaight down Alexander Drive. I will agree that public transport is not to good
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JohnDoe 2yrs+
I have lived in Central/South Ballajura for 17 years and work in the city. I have only one bus option for getting into the city for work, so I have to plan around it carefully but it is not a major hassle.
The Malaga industry area is (so far) only light industry zones (small factories, mechanical workshops, scrap yards, etc) so it isn't a health hazard if you're worried about pollution, but there is a petty crime problem there as with all such areas so you wouldn't want to park your car there overnight unguarded (as I have been forced to before and found it broken into the next day with the fuel stolen).
As for the Mirrabooka "crime problem", it is not an issue. But Ballajura does have its own crime problem (mostly hoon drivers, break-ins and vandals) so you need to be aware of that too.
I continue to live in Ballajura because it is very central to everywhere for its location in the north-east of Perth and I have substantially boosted my home security over the years to compensate for the crime rate increase since we lost the local police station (Kiara Police station is too far away and the replacement patrols aren't frequent enough to compensate for it).
Every area has its good and bad phases. Fortunately for Ballajura it is part of a political swing seat zone, so hopefully the current bad phase for the last four years is almost at an end.
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First Last Jan 25, 2016
The kind of people that come from Ballajura:

http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/morley-car-chase-ends-with-two-houses-hit-by-cars/news-story/a4d3ce2d85e631d3554fde5e786b51f2

"A WA Police spokesman said officers spotted the stolen Holden Commodore leaving a car wash on the corner of Walter Road East and Beechboro Road North, in Morley and tried to stop the vehicle.

However the driver, a 19-year-old Ballajura man, continue to drive away from them.

Police followed the car and while travelling on Morley Drive it is alleged the suspect tried to drive in between two vehicles."
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