Am moving from a rural area to Geelong for Uni, looking for the best suburb/area to live in?

best suburb/area for someone on a budget?
looking for a low rent area
a safe/low crime area
close to public transport and shopping
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Toni Sleep 2yrs+
When you say Rural, do you mean country? Because our country towns are 25-30 minutes away from uni campus. If you are willing to move closer to town, I can recommend several suburbs nearby both campuses that are also close to public transport, shops and are safe. For the Geelong campus I would recommend, Geelong, Rippleside, Newtown, Geelong West, Herne Hill or East Geelong. For the Waurn Ponds campus I would recommend, Waurn Ponds, Grovedale, Highton, Marshall, Belmont and Wandana Heights.
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clm87
clm87 Hi Toni,
Thanks for responding, I come from a very small, rural/agricultural town (it only has 4 asphalt roads, the rest are dirt roads). Do you have any ideas on what rent would be like on a fortnightly basis in the areas you have recommended? Would appreciate any more info that you could offer.
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Courtney
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Toni Sleep
Toni Sleep Hi Courtney,

Depending on the suburb that you look at will depend on the price. If you are looking around Bannockburn, which is a beautiful country town only 10-15 minutes to Geelong's CBD- A standard 2 bedroom home/unit that is only a few years old would be priced anywhere from $250 - $320 depending on its finishes.
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Eddie_eee
Eddie_eee Recently a neat 2 bedroom unit in Marshall was advtd for $260 p wk.
5 mins from train and buses to Deakin Uni.
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Eddie_eee
Eddie_eee Anyhow, I hope you are settled by now somewhere nice.
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Toni Sleep 2yrs+
Good morning Courtney,

I hope you are well.

How many bedrooms are you looking for? Rent can very depending on new/old homes and size of the homes.

Thank you
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clm87
clm87 Hi Toni,
Thank you so much for your assistance.
I am looking for something small with 2 bedrooms, preferably. But I would happily live in a one bedroom place (if it was big enough for all my junk lol).
It will only be me, so I don't need anything big, as long as it's a clean, safe place I would be very happy, as long as it fits within my budget.
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Courtney
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