8.3 out of 10

Viewbank

Ranked 191st best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.7419390239679 145.092093245786
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Schools
  • Clean & Green
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Childcare
Not great for
  • Parking
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
  • Eating Out
  • Neighbourly Spirit
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Country Lovers

Reviews

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 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Aug 21, 2014

"A small, trendy suburb ... gentle stroll to two coveted schools"

We love it here after moving from Hawthorn just under a year, after many months of searching for a suburb for raising two girls, and of course a place close to school ... for a primary school and secondary college for my two girls. Looks like any where you stay in Viewbank, you can walk to school. My elder daughter just love Viewbank College with good manner schoolmates around, and supportive, experienced teachers, no wonder Viewbank College is one of the top ten public school in Victoria!

It is small suburb with lot of characters, mostly professional with families, mainly who work in the city as IT professionals, professors, programmers, a few city cafe owners, ... and a few medical scientists! A brainy place to be, I presumed. Maybe because it is close to Yarra Park, Yarra river ... a place to ponder while walking along the trail.

The house prices are getting pricey though because of the school zone and a good place to raise a family.
Pros
  • Tightly-held pocket with mostly professional with families
  • Great internet - Fiber and ADSL+
  • Lovely parkland
  • Prized school zone
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Aug 21, 2014

"Peaceful and friendly, 14kms from the city"

Two years ago we moved from Alphington to Viewbank. I am very fussy about where I live and I am very impressed by Viewbank. We are in the area near Viewbank college. Fresh air, peace and quiet with polite friendly neighbours (not too friendly!) and trendy cafes (i.e. Miss marie), shops and train not far in Rosanna.
If you are heading into the city, Warringal shops and Burgundy street have heaps of shops. The Yarra and parklands pretty much at your doorstep, I'm really very surprised as to why its not a very expensive area. The houses and blocks are large, however all mid-century. With a bit of cosmetic renovation the mid-century dag can be transformed into some mid-century cool. 1 hour drive into the city during peak and about the same via train. Absolute gem of an area.
Pros
  • Tree line
  • Safe
  • Friendly, schools
  • Great view and vista
  • Prized school zone
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Aug 13, 2014

"Up and coming suburb in a prized school zone; lovely neighbourhood"

I have been living in Viewbank for just less than two years. I have been canoeing along the close Yarra River. I have been walking along the Yarra Plenty Trail. The view is just great with lots of green.

I have been living in a number of suburbs in the Bayside and inner East ... Viewbank suits my family most because it is a safe neighbourhood, close by libraries, beautiful streets and most important of all, my oldest son will be heading for Viewbank College next year, which is known for its academic excellent, music and great facility.

It is an up and coming pretty suburb with unique characters that suit young families.
Pros
  • Tree line
  • Safe
  • Friendly, schools
  • Great view and vista
  • Prized school zone
Cons
  • Little shops choice
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Trendy & Stylish
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 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Aug 09, 2014

"Prized Viewbank school zone with Yarra River just a stroll away!"

G'day and Halo

We have been living in McKinnon for almost 15 years and have recently move to Viewbank. We love it!

The Yarra River is just a stroll away through the Plenty River Trail. Summer fun swimming. Spring slow stroll. Autumn reflection. We have spent endless time walking around the few parks in Viewbank and of course the Yarra River. Although Viewbank is just a small patch north east of Melbourne, it is a big attraction to professional family with children because it is safe, clean and green.

Our children are in the Viewbank Secondary College now, and they just love it there. According to them, it is comparable to Mckinnon ... with more balance academic life. Over time, we can observed that more and more families are moving into Viewbank to enter Viewbank SC. Great school with highly committed teachers.

I have noted the house prices in Viewbank is inching higher and higher and I am guessing because of few factors that hold the house prices here: green parks, prized school zone, great family surrounding and I can't say enough, the Yarra River.

Cheers ... Lucas
Pros
  • Great view and vista
  • Prized school zone
  • Tree line
  • Safe
  • Friendly, schools
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
May 12, 2013

"The perfect family place!"

We moved to Viewbank from Eaglemont and I asked my husband why the house prices are so much better in Viewbank. I think Viewbank area is better for us as a family with the great schools, preschools, great friendly neighbors, child and maternity health center, beautiful parks and little convenient shops within walking distance. He said that it was due to the public transport situation. I still don´t understand, because in Eaglemont we also had to drive to the station and it has no school, preschool etc. Yes, it´s 10 minutes closer to the city but that´s not enough reason for the great price difference.
Viewbank is a beautiful place, with fantastic views, close to so many different areas but yet quiet. If you don´t have a car, the bus will take you to the station (!). The neighbors are very friendly and Price park is getting a completely new playground and so many children of all ages meet there. We have small children but we constantly hear about the school in Viewwbank, getting the same results as top private schools do.
Pros
  • Friendly, schools
  • Tree line
  • Safe
Cons
  • Too close to Mac Donalds
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
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 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Nov 11, 2011

"Funny Joele"

To Joele, I live in Viewbank and have cable internet. Rosanna Village, Burgundy Street, Warringal Shopping Centre and Rosanna and Heidelberg train stations are only 3-5 minutes drive away. The proposed freeway if it goes ahead will not impact on the suburbs wonderful parklands as it will be built as a tunnel under the existing creek and banyule flats area. It will send house prices skyrocketing when the drive to/from the city is further reduced. The subsequent express bus service along this route will get to the city quicker than the current train does.
Pros
  • Tree line
  • Safe
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
Joele
Joele As mentioned below some parts of viewbank have cable some have not, and due to the poor telephony in Viewbank being on average 5km away from the Heidelberg exchange ADSL2+ is not really a reliable option. For some even if they can get Telstra cable that may be important and worth knowing.

I agree the proposed freeway will be great if it goes in, it will boost our prices up as long as you are not near the planned exhaust towers (gladly I am well away). There is no gaurantee it will be below ground as the libs are doing another viability study on that, but either way if you are not right near it, it will be a great boost for the area.

3-5 minute walk or drive to those locations? they are certainly far from 3-5mins walk for a lot of viewbank, I drive as does my partner so I care little for the PT options but some might and it is a compromise that I think people should investigate depending on their needs..

The lack of restaurants and cafes and general businesses means I would hardly call it trendy, I am glad you think there are ZERO cons for the suburb but rather than having a group back patting session I think it is useful to honestly discuss the fact that all area have pros and cons..
Nov 16, 2011
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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 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Nov 09, 2011

"Funny Suburb"

Schools and childcare options are very good, location (distance form city) for price is also very good I think... Poor public transport options and little to no business around (i.e. no restaurants) and TERRIBLE internet options (no optus cable, no telstra cable and as it is so far away from Heidelberg Exchange either no ADSL or very poor quality ADSL)... No Telstra Cable also means no Foxtel unless you get satelite, the problem there is with the poor broadband options you cannot use IPTV either so little option other than regular free to air TV..

Parks are very good around the area, though I am not sure what will happen when/if the freeway does go through as is planned.
Cons
  • Poor transport
  • Very Poor Internet Access
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
ViewbankLocal
ViewbankLocal Hi Joele

I have to agree with comments from 'Family Man' we have had Telstra internet cable and Foxtel via cable in Viebank for many years.

ViewbankLocal
Nov 16, 2011
Joele
Joele Depends where you are in Viewbank, you are right some people have Telstra cable, but some do not.. If you do not you are left with woeful ADSL2+ due to the suburb being on average 5km from the exchange in Heidelberg (4.5km is generally considered the limit for reliable ADSL2+), if you do have cable in your street then you are lucky in that respect but unlucky that there is zero competition for broadband in Viewbank...

Some people prefer there also being ADSL2+ as most places around Greater Melbourne have as you have much better competition on ADSL2+ (there is none on cable) so better service, pricing the option for IPTV services (also gives foxtel alternative) such as fetchtv from iinet or internode or TPGs IPTV services.. You will find the ADSL2+ IPTV services are going to grow dramatically in the next few years and Viewbank will miss out.. Even if you can get ADSL2+ which I have now managed to get the line sync speed is well on the slow end so none of those additional services are available to us.

I am just trying to give an honest review and mention things that for SOME people may be important, for others they may not... Hopefully if the Libs don't cancel it we will ave the NBN in the next 6 years or so across all of Melbourne giving everyone the same level of broadband service and far more competition..
Nov 16, 2011
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Jul 02, 2011

"Long term resident"

My family and I have lived in Viewbank since 1997. We live in a quiet, friendly and well cared for
court and have fantastic views over the parklands and golf courses toward Lower Plenty. It is only a short walk to both the local primary and secondary schools and the small group of shops in Martins Lane. The bus stop to Rosanna Station, Northland and Greensborough shopping centres is also a 1 minute walk from our front door so very convenient. Our neighbours are also young professionals who now have childeren and settled in the area primarily as it is a great place to bring up children. We are also only a short drive to Austin Hospital which is fantastic.

The only draw back is we have to drive out for restaurants etc however Heidelberg (and Ivanhoe) offers some great local options and is only a 10 minute drive away.
Pros
  • Safe
  • Tree line
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
Jan 17, 2011

"Viewbank ???"

I have lived in Viewbank for 3 years and it has been ok to live here but I hate the style of the houses and have no character. The houses look like boxes and isn't the best superb to drive through that will make you say wow look at that house.

Nearing surburbs are very nice such as Ivanhoe and Eaglemont that drive the prices up in viewbank and Rosanna.

Transport is very poor.
Pros
  • Tree line
Cons
  • Box looking homes
  • Poor transport
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • 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
  • 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
Aug 06, 2010

"A great place to live amonst professionals"

a great suburb with million dollar suburbs right next door.Wake up to Clean and fresh mornings.majestic park life at your doorstep.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Jul 05, 2010

"A Hiden Paradise."

I am living in Viewbank for the past 25 years. I can't describe the joy i feel every morning and evening, walking around the parks and streets of Viewbank! Beautiful Views a lot of green fresh air,
friendly people. It is country like and yet so close to everything.It is a hiden paradise, although in the past year going by the high property demand and rising property prices it is obvious that people have finaly discover this beautiful pocket o Melbourne.It is serviced by regular Bus transport,
a small strip of shops with hairdressing saloon, Grocery, Fish and chips,Pizza shops.
A very good medical centre with GP's Dentist, podatrist,Dendist and a Pharmacy.
The streets are wide and the traffic is minimal. We have 2 kindegarden,a good Primary school and an excelent and very much in demand high School.
We are only 20 min from the City, 10 min from Northland and Westfield, 5 min from Heidelberg and Rosanna shops.
I have raised my family here and i will live here for the rest of my life.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Jun 28, 2010

"A great place with a bit of noise"

Viewbank is great, if you want to live with a little drummer boy, who plays way too loud in his garage at all times during the day. You have migrant neighbours who complain about anything and everything. But on the otherside, we have fatastic parks and playgrounds, tennis courts, close to shopping (Rosanna, Heidelberg, not too far from Doncaster). Plenty of primary schools to choose from, and Viewbank college zoned secondary school.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • 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
Apr 30, 2010

"'Happy in Viewy'"

For a suburb that is only 12 -14 km from the city, Viewbank (previously Rosanna East) is a wonderful place to live. It has well sized homes and blocks with wide, winding, undulating, leafy streetscapes. It has very little medium/high density dwellings and hence very few renting residents. Property turnover is lower than the average suburb which suggests resident satifaction. The residents are pedominantly professional families and retired couples who originally built here. It has a definite community feel, is safe, traffic free and quiet.

Viewbank is no more than 10 minutes drive from the following.

The Ring Road, the Eastern Freeway, Austin Hospital, Warringal Private Hospital, Heidelberg and Rosanna train stations, the highly regarded (and zoned) Viewbank College, Marcellin College, Our Lady Of Mercy College, Loyola College, Parade College, Ivanhoe Boys and Girls Grammar Schools, La Trobe University, Northland Shopping Centre, Greensborough Plaza, (Doncaster Shopping Town 15 mins), Warringal Plaza, Burgundy St and Rosanna Village shops, the Yarra River, Main Yarra Trail, Banyule and Yarra Flats, the soon to be built state of the art Greensborough Aquatic Centre and numerous other facilities.

Ask and of the residents and they'll tell you that 'Viewy' is the best kept secret in Melbourne.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Feb 23, 2010

"Gone"

Recently moved out of Viewbank - found it too isolated with a lack of reliable public transport; very car reliant and no facilities within working distance. Proximity to a McDonalds and Quix found many late night party goers passing through. Neighbours were rude, dirty and couldn't mind their own business. The streets are too narrow and many houeses are too close together. Had letterbox smashed a few times by the students of the local school. There is no consistency in the housing with some houses are very unkept due to high level of rental properties and lower priced properties. Feel that either Heidelberg or Rosanna a better place to live due to facilities and capital appreciation.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
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 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Jan 24, 2010

"Perfect for families"

Viewbank is a great suburb to live in if you have a family, in particular a young family. It is a quiet suburb layed out over a series of gentle hills, giving many of the streets views of the parklands or surrounding suburbs. The locals are all very friendly. The nearby primary schools are great, in particular, the viewbank primary vice principal is very passionate and friendly. The high school is well regarded although we haven't used it yet. There are a number of child care centres and kindegarten centres. The maternal health nurse is extremely friendly and helpful. Basically, if you have a young family or are about to start it is a fantastic place to live.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Dec 04, 2009

"14 km's from the city but you may as well be in the country!"

We moved in the area in September 2007 - what a great decision that was! This is a lovely area with a rural feel, gorgeous parklands for the kids (we have a 7 hectare park 200 metres from our door step). There is little to do in Viewbank re nightlife, shopping and eating out but with Heidelberg, Rosanna and I vanhoe minutes away we don't mind (the more peace and tranquility for us!). The schools have a great reputation here and are walking distance from our house (we are in Duff parade). It is very quiet with friendly neighbours and you do feel very safe here (no crime as far as we know). The funny thing is very people know of Viewbank although if real estate prices are anything to go by, those in the know are purchasing wonderful properties and taking advantage of the area and all it has to offer. After living in Preston and Reservoir, we are glad to have left the noise and cramped living for space and nature at its best.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
AdamS
AdamS Great review sweeney!
Dec 04, 2009
Sweeney
Sweeney Thanks AJ. Sweeney
Dec 04, 2009
treesaregreen
treesaregreen As a Reservoir/Preston resident, I too cannot wait to find a place like Viewbank! Glad to read these comments.
Jan 25, 2013
PatDewar
PatDewar Hello Sweeney. Assuming you still live in Viewbank, have your sentiments of the area remained the same since your post in 2009?
Feb 02, 2014
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Nov 24, 2009

"Beautiful acres of parkland and very quiet"

Hidden between the yarra river and lower plenty road, Viewbank has kept its country feel - it is very quiet and has large tracts of parkland. The suburb also has many beautiful local views.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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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 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Nov 14, 2009
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
3/5
Sep 09, 2009

"Sizeable residential suburb ideal for professionals and families"

Sitting amongst Macleod, Yallambie, Montmorency, Lower Plenty, Rosanna, Heidelberg, Bulleen and Templestowe Lower, Viewbank is based just 15km outside of the city centre. With almost 7,000 residents, it is a sizeable residential suburb ideally located for professionals and families. Boasting features such as part of the Yarra River, wetlands and a number of parks and reserves, Viewbank is also home to a couple of public schools and a small commercial strip. The average cost of property in Viewbank is $485,000.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids

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