8.8 out of 10

Mount Martha

Ranked 118th best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-38.2772796941668 145.010385336825
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Safe & Sound
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Internet Access
  • Neighbourly Spirit
Not great for
  • Parking
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
  • Public Transport
  • Eating Out
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Beach Lovers
  • Singles

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Jul 10, 2012

"Perfect!!"

My family just moved to Mount Martha. At first we thought it might be to far from town but it has been more than manageable and with the new freeway coming it can only get better. We love this area. It's peaceful, the beaches are beautiful. There is a fantastic mix of people, early morning in town feels like being at a cool coffee shop in town. Only downfall is adjusting to the feeling of being on holiday all the time. Getting up for work is difficult!
Pros
  • All of the above
Cons
  • Public transport
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach 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 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Feb 27, 2012

"A little piece of heaven"

We couldn't be happier with the move to Mount Martha - it's a family friendly environment with friendly neighbours - the sort of place we seem to run into folk we know wherever we go. Loads to do, close to everything, fantastic schools - very happy community! I would highly recommend a seachange to lovely Mount Martha!
Pros
  • good schools
  • lovely beaches
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Jan 26, 2012

"Bang for your buck housing"

Housing is cheap given what you get for your money, particularly compared to many Melbourne suburbs that can only boast to being "close to the city".

Great place for families and a pleasure to come home to after a day of work.

The lack of shopping, nightlife & limited eating out options directly in Mt Martha is offset by the closness of Mornington and Dromana - this is, after all, a residential area.
Pros
  • Cheap housing
  • good schools
  • lovely beaches
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Beach Lovers
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Jul 26, 2011

"Housing far too expensive"

Great place to live if you can afford it.
Pros
  • good schools
  • lovely beaches
Cons
  • Expensive overpriced housing
  • too much traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Beach Lovers
mardyp
mardyp Expensive? Compared to where? Sure, you can pay millions for a place in Mt Martha, but there are plenty of places for reasonable prices. If anything, housing is cheaper than many neighbouring areas.
Jan 26, 2012
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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 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Jul 18, 2011

"Best beaches on the peninsula"

friendly neighbours always there to help.Great schools beaches and cafes.the place to be
Pros
  • All of the above
Cons
  • Public transport
  • Lack of hotels
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Jul 16, 2011

"Victoria's best kept secret !"

ssssshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh don't tell anyone our great little secret !
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Beach Lovers
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Jun 29, 2011

"Peaceful, Family-friendly Village"

I moved to the Mornington Peninsula 3 years ago with my husband and 4 children. After settling in for a couple of years and researching all the possible options for living, Mount Martha was our first preference. It has the most wonderful peaceful atmosphere, people are very friendly, it is exceptionally safe, and the schools are excellent. We have been now living in Mount Martha for 6 months and absolutlely love it! I can't imagine us moving ... I really can't find fault with our neighbourhood at all!
Pros
  • All of the above
Cons
  • Public transport
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Apr 17, 2011

"The stuff dreams are made of"

What better place to bring up a family, Mt Martha really has it all. Green, peaceful, village atmosphere, great restaraunts, schools, hospitals, parks and beach close by. Moved here 7 years ago from an acreage property, where I thought was quiet and peaceful, until I came here. Must admit I do hate it when the tourists all converge on our private little oasis, but times like thses I avoid the maddening crowds.
Where I live on the top of Mt Martha hill, really is spectacular and just sitting up here watching the sunset over Port Phillip Bay, truly is awe inspiring. When I went on a whirlwind tour through US, UK and Greek Islands, I can honestly say that I missed this place more than anything.
Glad to call this place my home.
Pros
  • All of the above
Cons
  • Lack of hotels
  • Public transport
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
5/5
Mar 10, 2011

"Such a beautiful place to live"

Mt Martha has it all. Great village atmosphere, friendly people and all the amenities you need. The new Peninsula Link freeway (to be opened in early 2013) will also make it so much easier for people who need to commute to the city for work ! Just watch the house prices go up and up and up........!
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Jan 31, 2011
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Jun 09, 2010

"Great place to raise a family"

Mt Martha, in fact the Mornington Peninsula in general, is a great place to raise a family. The whole area is perfect for just about any form of outdoor activity. There are plenty of schools to choose from. All amenities are in the area such as hospitals, shopping centers, day care, etc. Traffic is reasonably low except on weekends because - as you can imagine - lot's of people are keen to come and experience what the peninsula has to offer. Great beaches, wineries and attractions for everyone in the family make it the ideal place to visit and the best place to live.

One of the great things about Mt Martha is it has that close knit village atmosphere. We felt welcome as soon as we moved in and I really can't think of a better place to live.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 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 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Nov 10, 2009

"Fantastic Area"

Mount Martha and Mornington would have to be one of the best suburbs in Vic. Fantastic beaches with all the amenities you need only few minutes drive away. The only problem I have is the block sizes of the new subdivisions - so small now. Where have the 700sqm+ blocks gone?
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Best Streets in Mount Martha

1

Dunns Rd

3.5/5
"dunns road"
-38.2553967 145.0424147
2

Bentons Rd

1.5/5
"Bentons Road Mt Martha."
-38.2443465215 145.0354606853

Unranked Streets in Mount Martha

Norman Rd

4.5/5
"The Road I would have built for myself if allowed."
-38.257824 145.034377

Harrap Rd

3.5/5
"Great place for young beach loving families"
-38.251795 145.050053

Matthew St

4.5/5
"Fantastic location close to shops/highwaybeach/parks with the feeling of being in the middle of the bush"
-38.2613092963 145.0293954774

Irvine Ave

4.5/5
-38.27675 145.0078

Watson Rd

3.5/5
"A wonderful place to have a holiday house."
-38.267835 145.0180733

Dominion Rd

4.5/5
"One of Mt Martha's premier addresses"
-38.2735182595 145.0191911747

Birdrock Ave

1.5/5
"Good street but watch out for the snobs on the Esplanade."
-38.2486427105 145.0289446849

Hove Rd

4.5/5
"Fabulous relaxed genteel living"
-38.287359 145.016757