6.3 out of 10

Melton South

Ranked 308th best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.7513790842498 144.573278378351
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Cost of Living
  • Schools
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
  • Shopping Options
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Medical Facilities
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Students

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Feb 04, 2014

"Nice place for big families and who is going to have family"

I am living here with my family almost 5 year, Nice are quiet lifestyle to live in. Convenient to take the train to CBD and driving to other places are easy. Enjoy all public facilities. Ideal place for people who is having family or have a big family. Lots of options here and potential to grow!!!
Pros
  • Affordable
  • Rental return
  • Train station
  • Trains run usually within about 5 mins of timetable
  • Close to Melbourne
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Aug 29, 2013

"Great for Investors or first home buyers"

Melton South is a cheaper and older part of the Melton area and it hasnt got the best reputation, but it has a lot going for it also. It has excellent schools and public transport. The housing is cheap and the rental return is good so this makes it great value if you are looking for an investment property.
Pros
  • Affordable
  • Rental return
  • Train station
  • Trains run usually within about 5 mins of timetable
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
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
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Sep 21, 2012

"Friendly old school neighbours share their backyard lemons, almonds over the back fence."

I'm a lady and I'm always walking or riding my bike .Have lived here for 5 years after living in richmond. Lots of young families whom like walking their kids to school. Rental prices going up. I'm seeing less of the rough types around now a days. Lots of people like having a chat with. Generally people are friendly. You can't judge a book by its cover. I've saved heaps of money living here and have found trustworthy solid gold friendships. I still work in the city but life is less stressful. I have made my own little family here and enjoy all the little blue wrens and milky way skies in my large backyard. I have ample rooms. The houses maybe old but have been built well with few cracking. If you are creative and a doer in life not a complainer this place may well be a good start.
Pros
  • Affordable
  • Rental return
  • Train station
  • Trains run usually within about 5 mins of timetable
Cons
  • limited shopping, regularly drive to Ballarat or Deer Park to get things that are unavailable here
  • Run down in parts
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
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
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Jul 25, 2012

"The Zone Suburb - surrounded by University and Schools that push up home prices"

Residential homes in and around Melton South, nearby the only Railway Station and Bus Terminal in Melton, is considered to be the best value for long term investment. It is an ideal family home address for young families with growing up school children. Victoria University, kindergartens, primary and secondary schools are surrounded at this perfect location for parents who prefer to walk their children to schools. It is not merely a big saving on transportation costs; but it also allows you to spend more quality time with your family.
Pros
  • Peaceful, Safe, Secure and Friendly Neighbourhoods
  • Affordable
  • Close to Melbourne
  • Rental return
  • Train station
  • Trains run usually within about 5 mins of timetable
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Dec 19, 2011

"Just dont do it... and heres why."

Melton South is ok, there are many nice streets, and only a few "bad" areas, but, you will get better elsewhere. Pay that small amount extra and buy into Melton, Melton West or Kurunjang, those 3 suburbs are lovely, well serviced and alot cleaner. As in investment area it is fine, but I just don't see why anyone would set up home there, when you can buy a house in a good street in the other Melton areas at not much extra cost.
For the record, the area is seedy, but it isn't thrown in your face. Your neighbour may be on drugs but they won't bother you.
Pros
  • Affordable
  • Rental return
  • Train station
Cons
  • Melton is MUCH better
  • Run down in parts
  • Seedy in parts.
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Nov 27, 2011

"A country town yet not far from the CBD"

Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
Nov 26, 2011

"Be Wary"

If your thinking of moving here for cost effectiveness; please dont! Especially not with a family this is no place for kids to grow up. Look at Kurunjang or Melton West, so much better there. There are a lot of scum of the earth types that live here and don't give a rats if you need sleep to go to work the next day, they will just keep drinking their wine and screaming at the top of their lungs for everyone to hear, you'll have a brief gap, and think of sleep, but its only to refill the glass and start up again. Cops are well known to this area, at least on a weekly visitation basis. If like the majority of this area, there is no garage, make sure you have a petrol locking cap, or they will just rip of the cover off to steal your petrol. If for some unforeseen reason you have to move here, at least keep away from Oakfield Court, just off Fraser Street. Only a couple of good neighbours left, the rest were driven away to regain their sanity. It may look ok but it's the druggies and low down scum, that give this area a real bad name and there are plenty of those types around here. If you are renting be prepared for nothing to be done, most of the owners won't lft a finger to get anything repaired, unless they are legally obliged to. if you do only one thing, or everything right in your life, stay away from this area, it's the real bronx!!!
Pros
  • Close to Melbourne
  • Trains run usually within about 5 mins of timetable
  • Affordable
Cons
  • limited shopping, regularly drive to Ballarat or Deer Park to get things that are unavailable here
  • Plenty of drug and alcohol abusers
  • Buses drive right past you at the stop
essendon43
essendon43 I agree with the staying away, but please don't make up crime statistics, they just aren't true.
Dec 19, 2011
gihan25
gihan25 I find this place to be real gem that you could find in this market.The development that is to happen would create a great living place.Check the developemnt that is happening allready in Woodgrove and the house projects that are coming up. Its time to move in before all , no place is bad or good as you think.Overtime demography change.The walking and Bicycle tracks give a meaning to life.And of cource the nearby station
Oct 11, 2012
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Sep 09, 2010

"Melton South is a pretty good place to live."

Ok this is a long way from paradise but its not too bad either. Have lived here for nearly four years & have for the most part enjoyed the time here. No real problems to speak of & the fresh air is great for my previously unhealthy lungs living in the City. Major Shopping Centre & local amenities are good & suit all people. Melton South is overall a good place to live.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
Aug 03, 2010

"Id rather swallow razor blades"

I grew up here. I felt like I was living in the terrible end of a terrible suburb ... my only saviour was the fact that the train station was in Melton South so that I could get out. My family still live there and they are fine with it. I personally like to live my life doing things. The school I attend there was shocking. If material things mean a lot to you then yes, by all means go there. You'll get a big house on a big block for little money. In my opinion ... you get what you pay for. I'd sooner live in the Bronx ... at least there would be stuff to do there.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
JPS JPS
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 1/5
Jul 28, 2010

"Great area but............"

You are taken by the green when you enter the estate and it is so different and refreshing compared to all the tree less flat estates in the western suburbs.
The Pros
* It has a nice golf course and a comfortable and historic golf club that is heritage listed.
* recycled water
* Fibre to your home (fast internet & no roof antenas)
* forest
* no hoons (yet)
* houses are nice and land is cheap

The Bad
* Body Corporate fees of $1200+ pa plus high council rates on top of that to maintain the forest and the parks.
* No public transport and none in sight. Have rung all the local service providers, and the estate is not even on their radar for a few more years. The closest secondary schools are in Melton. 10km +
* Closest shops are in Melton, but your best bet is to go to Watergardens or Caroline Springs, where you have a greater variety of retail stores built this century . 25km +
* low prospect of resale to get your build price in the next 5 years. Slow land release and lots of land to go. (2500 lots ?)
* "pioneering spirit" it seems they are all wanting to be the pioneer.......just ask for the association meeting minutes at the sales office. They are not willing to give them up for a look. I wondered why? I got my hands on them, as they give you an indication of the "community spirit" or lack of.


The state goverment needs to have a good look at themselves for continuing to allow estates in fringe locations of Melbourne with no infrastructure to be allowed to be developed. This place could be great, but without the facilities it simply not good enough for young families or families with school age children.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
Jul 26, 2010

"Beautiful"

We were looking at a place that was quiet and away from everything. We found Eynesbury to be a wonderful place to live. Very clean and tidy. There are some drawbacks. You need to drive into Melton to shop. There is a fee of $1020 (roughly) per year for the life of the home to maintain parks and gardens. What I loved about this area is that you aren't allowed to have any cats!! Overall an awesome place to live and ideal for retirees. Just too far out for what we were looking for.
Recommended for
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
May 17, 2010

"it just keeps getting better!"

I grew up in Melton, and had mixed feelings about moving back here. However, the amount of new facilities on offer, and the new Deer Park bypass making it only 25 mins to the city, i honestly have no idea why this place has not got a median house price +100,000 above what it does. Parks all over the place and really good access to health facilities. I think an upgrade of the Melton train station is in order, but besides that i love it.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
Sep 09, 2009

"Ultimate in country living on the city fringe"

A modern town in a rural locality, Eynesbury is a brand new town which saw its first residents move in early in 2009. Based just 40 mins from Melbourne's CBD, Eynesbury is an ideal home for families seeking an affluent lifestyle or investment opportunity. Combining modern housing, local shopping, recreation and entertainment, Eynesbury plays host to a golf course with a cafe, restaurant and function centre, football and soccer ovals, an equestrian centre and both tennis and basketball courts. It provides residents with sweeping views of country Victoria and is bordered by Parwan, Exford, Mount Cottrell, Balliang East, Quandong and Wydnham Vale. This beautiful town offers the ultimate in country living on the city fringe and will eventually play host to a school, a number of nature trails and a nature reserve.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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0.5/5
"Shocker"
-37.7004927089 144.5768408033

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4.5/5
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-37.7091533887 144.5738355201

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3.5/5
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4.5/5
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