5.6 out of 10

Allenby Rd, Canterbury

Ranked 6th best street in Canterbury
-37.8196863401 145.0589292153
Great for
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Schools
  • Internet Access
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Transport
Not great for
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Who lives here?
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Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"The best of Burke Road lifestyle with the Canterbury location"

We've lived in Allenby Road for about 6 years now. The location was what brought us to the area, it is so close to the city and great shopping down the road at Camberwell Junction. Although we can walk it we find more often than not we drive (too much shopping to walk back with!).

Property prices have skyrocketed which is fantastic and I put this down to two things. The proximity to private schools and the sheer lack of real estate in Canterbury. Many well paid professionals want to send their kids to private schools and so they need to live nearby. Canterbury is also a relatively small suburb so there is a shortage of houses for sale.

Shopping is really very good. Burke Road provides all of the supermarket requirements such as Safeway (which is big, but busy - make sure you go either Saturday afternoon after 2pm, or before noon weekdays), and we are getting a new Coles out the back of Borders Books \ Georges Restaurant. In addition you have Target, Country Road, a number of book stores, a great newsagency that is open late and a few large pharmacies. Bocaccios is a fantastic deli\supermarket which is up Burke Road towards Doncaster Road (almost Balwyn).

Cafes and Restaurants are numerous. Some of my favourites include Orsinis opposite the Rivoli Cinemas, Georges, and Italy 1. Max Brennar's Chocolate cafe just opened also. I love the Carpark Cafe with its model airplanes hanging from the ceiling.

Things to do - lots of parks around the area, cinemas at Burke Road. People watching at Burke Road. Browsing the shelves at Borders Books. Because it's so small walking is a big thing around here.

So, yes it's expensive, but you do get a great lifestyle with it and I would recommend the area to anyone.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
AdamS
AdamS Hi JVS,

Have you seen the big new development going on in Burke Road? It's going to have a new Coles, JB Hifi and more. Do you think house prices will increase in the area? (More than normal)

AJ
2yrs+
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Walking distance to Burke Road, golden mile location in one of Melbourne's best suburbs"

Lived in Canterbury for over 10 years and you really cant beat this suburb from an investment perspective. Homes have increased 300% in value in 10 years with median prices now exceeding $1 million.

Canterbury is renowned for being a tree lined suburb with some of the most beautiful streets in Victoria. Some of the best private schools are nearby including Xavier, Carey, MLC and Camberwell Girls.

Allenby Road is a mix of Victorian style homes with some more modern residences having been built. Blocks are not overly large which can have it's moments when you can hear neighbors in their backyards but this is a pretty typical issue with most homes now.

Shopping is fantastic with Burke Road less than 1km walk. The shopping strip at Camberwell junction includes a mix of fashion shops, restuarants and Safeway/Target. A Coles is under development as at time of this review. The Rivoli cinemas down the road are some of the best around and have had international movie stars do film releases right here in Camberwell. Our favourite dining options include Orsinis for Italian, Georges for comfort food and Legs and Breasts for it's great takeaway chicken.

The local council of Boorondarra does an ok job, but I would like to see larger waste collection bins. They really aren't large enough to collect the weeks garbage. Council also seem to do alot for protecting local parks and gardens which is so vital to the value of Canterbury as a suburb.

Traffic is not as much a problem in this area as trying to find car parking. For residents it is ok but given most homes seem to have two or three cars, the street can become busy at times, especially if an event occurs at the local school. Again, only a minor problem that is all part of living in such a popular suburb.

Overall, we would definitely recommend Allenby Road and I think current sale prices in the area support this.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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MoreDots
MoreDots Nice review! Sounds like a great street
2yrs+
jotoma
jotoma How is your street, coping with the water restrictions? I'm looking at moving into Canterbury but worried about high maintenance gardens that seem to be everywhere in Canterbury.
2yrs+
meridianman
meridianman any update on home prices in your area?
2yrs+
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