9.1 out of 10

Fitzroy Gve, Chadstone

-37.8749494007 145.1091994076
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Nightlife
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees


5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5

"Everything within an arm's reach!"

I was very suprised when I moved to Huntingdale Road in Ashwood, I was originally a bit wary of moving out 'into the suburbs', but Ashwood is so well equipped, I've never looked back!

The public transport is fantastic, with Jordanville station giving you a quick 30ish minute ride into the city, or quicker if you catch an express train. Plus, because it's a short line, you're always guaranteed a seat on the train. The bus service up and down Huntingdale Rd is exceptional, with regular buses to Chadstone (easier than taking the 5 minute drive and then looking for a car park - especially at Christmas) and the universities.

We have 2 primary schools, a high school and four childcare centres within 5 minute walk of our house, as well as at least half a dozen well maintained parks which makes it a great family suburb. There are lots of young families in the surrounding streets and numerous playgroups running. There are also a number of gyms, and the YMCA within 5 minutes drive. I have found all of our neighbours to be very friendly, and we often have street BBQs or get togethers, and I have met lots of local residents while walking on the many walking/bike tracks in the area.

Just because you're out in the suburbs doesn't mean you have to miss out on cafes either, there are 2 great cafes less than 1km away, but unfortunately they don't stay open late into the night, which makes the nightlife a little dull. Still, the Glen Waverley cafe strip is a 7 minute drive, and the Armadale restaurants are still only 10-15 mins away.

I have never heard of a crime or incident the whole time we have lived here, probably due to the well run neighbourhood watch scheme. Because there is a diminishing housing commission area about 5kms away in Chadstone the area is also very well serviced by multiple community centres and free courses / activities.

I don't think you can beat Ashwood as a suburb that isn't too far from the city, but not out in the sticks either. It is rapidly growing and gaining value, so a great place to buy a house!
Recommended for
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Robert Cincotta
Robert Cincotta I really love this street! It's one of the best in Chadstone and has some lovely homes!
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