6.9 out of 10

Donald St, Brunswick East

-37.7595635999 144.9808874739
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Transport
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Childcare
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Students
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • 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 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 1/5
Apr 20, 2015

"A diamond in the rough..."

Donald St is in an amazing location - close the the city, accessible to trams, more and more eating out options coming this way up lygon st and not too far from the new cool end of thornbury. Merri Creek goes all the way to the city, large park with city views with an oval, dog area, kids playground and an old school velodrome, 5 mins from Ceres (great cafe, organic shop and nursery). Easy to get into the city, to the airport. Generally very quiet. Although there are elements of roughness in this street - dodgy family (understatement) dealing dodgy things, hopefully one day soon will be gone, factories will one day be replaced with tasteful development (we hope), and the council will one day adhere to its greening policy that seems to have missed this street entirely - no trees, very wide street, which means every now and then some awesome dude comes to do circle work on a weekend. delightful. Also McDs rubbish is a problem due to bogans/idiots parking next to the park and chucking rubbish out the windows. arrrgh. Agree houses are a mixed bunch, but with property so expensive who has the cash to renovate!?! One day it will look better.
Pros
  • good access to trams
  • good resturants
  • ceres
  • Access to good parks
  • Close to a river
Cons
  • Bogans doing burnouts at night
  • Crap houses
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Hipsters
  • Students
3/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Not the greatest street in a great pocket of Brunswick East"

This street is a bit ..... weird. There are some pretty average / crap houses along here. But then you get a massive chunk of the oval with the new pavilion, which is really nice! There's a Scout Hall and then u get this evil-cheesy Reception Hall (for -- you guessed it -- really cheesy weddings, parties, whatevers) and a few light industrial buildings.

So it's a really mix-mash of buildings all the way along this street.

But the area is great :) Parks and ovals near by. Great location to public transport options. There's the Merry Creek river / bike path which is a great asset to the area.

Location is good but the real-estate needs to get updated big time.

OH! How could I forget! the street is really wide -- must have been for large trucks to access the Quary near by, when there was a quary here. But, now asshats use the street to do donuts and circle work and burnouts at night. Fail-kids :(
Pros
  • Access to good parks
  • Close to a river
Cons
  • Crap houses
  • Bogans doing burnouts at night
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish

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"A diamond in the rough..."
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