Who’d be living at Parkville?

A group of friends who conducted door-to-door interviews with folks living in Parkville early this year received generally positive responses relating to the security of the area. Most residents, however, complained about the lack of services and the relative boredom of not having any form of entertainment in the area, ‘lest you trek/hike/drive/ride/hitch-a-ride down towards the busier suburbs.

The Age, today, painted a fresh new outlook for Parkville. According to a RACV analysis of police statistics and census numbers, Parkville came in at the Burglary Chart tops with a burglary rate of one in every 15 homes.

So, considering the calmness (boredom) and the activity (burglary), who would be wanting to live at Parkville? Something has to be wrong – current residents, feel free to correct me.

See The Age article here.

1 Comment so far

  1. adrock2xander (mel_john) on June 24th, 2008 @ 11:48 pm

    I love Parkville. Most of my foreign student days were spent there. It’s what I’d call a leafy inner north suburb.

    Funny how a pleasant and quiet suburb that’s bursting with expensive houses and rich people are a target for petty crime. Yeah there’re heaps of students – both foreign and local – who live in the area. Proximity to universities does help.

    Wonder how the western suburbs fare in this.



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