The biggest problem with Parkview IMO is the isolation. You are cutoff from public transport. For similar budget, you can get something very close by without the isolation.
Consider Happy Valley and look into:
I don't quite see how you are "cut off' from public transport?????
The public buses run at the bottom of the road. If my 4 year old can walk to and from the bus stop with me I don't see why anyone else can't.