7.6 out of 10

St Albans

Ranked 266th best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.7513490069624 144.803533800198
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Schools
  • Medical Facilities
  • Cost of Living
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Eating Out
  • Parking
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Safe & Sound
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Students

Reviews

2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
Jul 08, 2014

"Better places to live"

I have lived in St. Albans for two years now and I currently am looking to move as I just had a baby. I don't want to bring her up in this area. It is predominantly Asian and lower class people in this area. All the shops don't appeal to me as they are all Asian so it's hard to even go to the shops and have a coffee. The streets are dirty the houses are old even the local Safeway is horrible. Mum and I have had many problems down at Safeway with random crazy people causing problems. The Main Street alfrieda is a nightmare to drive down. The only positive is the close proximity to the city. I have loved that and it's a short train ride to the city. Having said that there is a lot of works going on on the sunbury line so often during school holidays you have to catch a bus and a train to get to the city and it's a massive drainer. It's a great place for Vietnamese people but if you're looking to raise a family in a clean and safe area I would go up the road to keilor or deer park
Pros
  • Never had a problem safety wise except down at Safeway
  • Fresh chilli cafe
  • Good Transport
  • Accessible
  • Affordable
Cons
  • Can't even shop at Safeway
  • Not enough western shops
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Students
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
Aug 31, 2013

"Convenient but not great"

This is a very convenient place to live with great public transport options. With the extension of train line to Sunbury there is much more trains in the peak time to city. Cost of living is low and houses are relatively affordable. The central area of St. Albans is not very pleasant. There are drug addicts and drunks that hang around near the station. PSO's have cleaned up the station at night but problem remains. I would happily live here as a single man but would not be letting my girlfriend walk at night. Traffic around the railway crossing can be terrible and I tend to avoid driving through there at peak time whenever possible.
Pros
  • Good Transport
  • Affordable
Cons
  • Safety
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Students
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Aug 07, 2013

"Looking forward five years from now."

I moved to St Albans for almost 3 years. The first impression that I had, it was public tranportation. There were three bus lines around my house. I only just walked for 5 mins to get there or I could walk to train station within 20 mins at noon and not rush. I found that it was very easy and convienient to travel between city and St Albans. I usually travelled at noon and sometime at night by train. However, I thought the St Albans station at night looked fine with spot lights and security guard from metro. I never had problem travelling at night, it might be because I live on the main street? Also, I found that there were a lots of good commercial buildings around St Albans such as shops, markets, fitnesses, and etc. People were nice and friendly. I never got any discriminations either physical and mental.

I have read some websites that said St Albans is not safe. Personally, I heard some negative news about it but it always happens where isolated and quited. Thus, I think it is not about where you live but it is what you do. I used to live where is closed to main street and a lot neighours and near public buildings such as childcare or school. I often hear and see policemen drive around here at noon and night. This makes me feel much more better. However, there are some motorcycles racing on the street but it was a year ago and now I never hear that again.

Finally, I would rate St Albans as convienienct, accessible, affordable, and peaceful. On the others hand, I perhaps concern about its safety because I heard the noise from venicle racing several times. If there is a police station in this suburb I would get St Albans off from the black list in term of safety. Over all, I satisfy to live here and looking forward in next several years for possitive changes.
Pros
  • Accessible
  • Good Transport
  • Multicultural
  • Affordable
  • Our neighbourhood is very quite and peaceful.
Cons
  • Safety
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Feb 02, 2013

"St Albans, Smart Choice!!!"

I have lived n St Albans for 3 years now. Good accessibility to key facilities like Transport, school etc. Has good shopping precinct within 10 minutes driving distance. Is a suburb to watch in the next 5-8 years. Gentrification happening in St Albans and surrounding suburbs.
Pros
  • Accessible
  • Good Transport
  • Multicultural
  • Affordable
  • Our neighbourhood is very quite and peaceful.
Cons
  • Safety
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
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 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
May 04, 2012

"Close to everything"

St Albans has good schools, libraries, parks, sport grounds, gyms, medical facilities, good restaurants, many shopping districts, and all within walking distance to public transports. Its location is only 16km from CBD.
Pros
  • Accessible
  • Good Transport
  • Multicultural
  • Affordable
  • Our neighbourhood is very quite and peaceful.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Mar 29, 2012

"St Albans has everything for everryone."

Pros
  • Our neighbourhood is very quite and peaceful.
  • Accessible
  • Good Transport
  • Multicultural
  • Affordable
Cons
  • Safety
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • 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
Oct 25, 2011

"Kings Park - Nice and Quite"

I have moved into Kings Park about 3 months ago, dont know what all the fuss is about, my experience till date has been great!! Quite peaceful, good public transport, wide roads , schools, restaurant and sports bar, shopping centres as far as i am concerned ticks all the boxes. Neighbours are great, mostly young working families and lots of parks for young kids to play around. Come have a look yourself!!
Pros
  • Accessible
  • Good Transport
  • Multicultural
  • Affordable
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Sep 25, 2011

"Affordable and very convenient suburb"

I moved here some 4 years ago, and am close to Taylor's rd towards delahey area.Option of walking
to Keilor plains train station or driving to St Albans train station where there is plenty of
parking space up untill 10.am.This is a old area but the area around this suburb has developed with new estates in caroline springs to
the left, delahey area, watergardens and cairnlea to the south. Atleast 4 shopping mall options
within 4 kms radius and a affordable and variety of veggie shopping options in St Albans market.
Lot of chemists and a couple of late night pharmacy options in St Albans, close to main rd east.
There are a variety of public and private schools, where Kings park Primary is the best amongst the public ones, and Gilson college for private. It is only 23 kms from the Melbourne CBD.
Only negative is if your house is located in a corner which is common for young kids to get their cars and do a burnout, But burnouts are a common problem in all
of the Western suburbs, even the affluent ones.
Overall I would rate this suburb as good for first home buyers and investors. My house value has grown in value by 50% in last four years.
Pros
  • Affordable
  • Accessible
  • Good Transport
  • Multicultural
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
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 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
Jun 19, 2011

"Horrible place"

This is worst place in Melbourne. Loud and noisy neighbors, crazy drivers, stupid roundabout on Taylors road. I will remove from here as soon as possible. We made a wrong decision. No post, no chemist, nothing, only expensive IGA supermarket and couple of cafe shops. Especially not suitable for young children. This suburb don't have potential for developing.
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leetsnail
leetsnail zumba, are you located in the East or the West of St Albans?
Aug 25, 2011
tk2
tk2 my sister in law is on Kingdom Ave in Kings Park, noisy trail bike riders up and down the streets, arguing neighbours, a few housing commissions that are either empty for ages or filled to the brim. She doesn't like it there but its cheap when you are a student
Dec 10, 2013
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Jan 30, 2011

"Great place"

Close to everything...2 freeways to access city not to mention other roads..close to airport...my property has doubled in 4 years.
Pros
  • Accessible
  • Good Transport
  • Multicultural
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Jan 05, 2011

"Zone 2 but close to everything, very multicultural. Brimbank Heights estate in St Albans is fantastic (next to Keilor Plains Station)"

Pros
  • Good Transport
  • Accessible
  • Multicultural
Cons
  • Safety
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
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 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 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
Nov 04, 2010

"Cool area"

This area is pretty nice, is full of cool people
Recommended for
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  • Families with kids
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Aug 14, 2010

"The forgotten Suburb with a great name"

Kings park is an older suburb with many rundown houses.
If only the area was a Kings Park, that would be great, the area is more like the stable yards.
The area has had a bad reputation for illegal dealings and an area you would'nt want to
be walking at night. There is realy not much of anything there apart from the usual local shop and school. I guess the streets are designed in the old style of being wider and creating the impression of space which is just about the only good thing for the area. The houses are of a more affordable areas with a big muticultral mix of people. Unfortunatelly for me it's always been seen as a rough and dark area.
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luke3014
luke3014 the only kings that live in kings park are drug lords
Oct 31, 2011
yogi
yogi Luke, agreed it is pretty bad in the area
Oct 31, 2011
tonny1234
tonny1234 Government should builds a police station in this suburb!
Aug 07, 2013
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • 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
Jun 22, 2010

"St Albans is now the Old Footscray"

St Albans is now the Old Footscray.
It will take times to get in a good shape, therefore you are thinking about long term investment then it is a very affordable place to do so.
my property has risen 45% within 3 years.
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leetsnail
leetsnail I just bought a second property in March 2011, right next to my 1st house.
It has been more than a year since i made the first comments. The council has been doing a great job, re-surface the roads, replacing the foothpath and driveway for the entire street, and near by streets.
Aug 25, 2011
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2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Mar 24, 2010

"Rough, noisy and lots of hoons"

Don't have many good things to say about Kings Park from what I've heard and seen except it has great public transport! Lots of noisy cars, rude people (lack basic manners), busy taylors road, not great neighbours (blocking drive ways etc) not many resturants, burnouts regulary. When I've been in the area to visit my friend haven't enjoyed my experience at all.
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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 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • 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 4/5
Dec 14, 2009

"St Albans"

Good affordable area to live in. We have a few friends that live in the area and they like it. Good shops. Multicultural suburb
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Nov 20, 2009

"Great place for family"

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Shruthi
Shruthi Do u live in Biggs street? Is biggs street a good place fr family wit kids?
Oct 03, 2013
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Perrett Ave

3.5/5
"Well known street in St Albans"
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Austin St

4.5/5
"Friendly and safe area to walk home at night ."
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Theodore St

4.5/5
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Bailey St

2.5/5
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