8.9 out of 10

Alexander Ave, Upwey

-37.9008733837 145.335524556
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Safe & Sound
  • Schools
Not great for
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters


5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5

"Alexander Avenue - the lower end"

Alexander Avenue is long street so this review is only about the lower end of the street where we live between The Avenue and Rutherford Road. We've lived there since Dec 2005 after moving from Oakleigh and Port Melbourne before this. This was our first house and we're really happy with the area. Our section of Alexander Ave backs onto Thompson Reserve so there is backyard access directly into a football/cricket oval.
The street is relatively quiet but with some through traffic most noticeable in the morning and evening with the work crowd. Alexander Ave connects to Mt Dandenong Tourist Drive via Mast Gully Road so there's some traffic using this option.
Lots of trees along the street and few street lights which is good and bad. Not really any footpaths for walking along the road nor is there street parking - but everyone has driveways.
Our section is really close (5-10min walk) to the Upwey village with cafes, restaurants and public transport (train). There is a local bus but it doesn't run very often. There are a number of new cafes and restaurants recently opened in the village along with a good little Foodworks supermarket, organic health food store, butcher, and some great takeaway food places. Other eating options are in Tecoma and Belgrave (a few minutes up Burwood Hwy).
There are schools very close (primary and secondary) along with a Council run childcare facility which is one of the best around the area (both our children go there - nursery and kinder). The local childcare centre is about to undergo a major rebuild to expand and incorporate childcare from nursery to preschool, maternal health care centre, community centre and public open space and playground.
There is a local medical clinic which is good and a plethora of oesto, chiro and other similar facilities very close by.
No facilities for going out close by but this is a residential area so its great. Local RSL club and a great nightclub (Ruby's) in Belgrave a reasonable walk or few minute train ride away.
  • Leafy
  • Close to village (train, shops, cafes, restaurants)
  • Easy access to facilities
  • No street parking
  • A bit of a thoroughfare
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish

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