Originally Posted by Hazzz
I would recommend the following suburbs in Melbourne. Generally, CBD, Eastern and South Eastern suburbs are popular but this comes at a higher cost of real estate.
Affordable and safe areas in Melbourne:
North Melbourne (Descending order - rental and distance from CBD)
West Melbourne (Descending order - rental and distance from CBD)
I would avoid Broadmeadows - but again it is my opinion.
Check this feature from ABC News Australia.
It may provide some insights.