Abbotsford, VIC 3067

4.2(14 reviews)

Ranked 184th best suburb by locals in Melbourne (Greater) Region, VIC

Great for

  • Public transport
  • Neighbourly spirit
  • Eating out
  • Resale or rental value
  • Internet access

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Reviews of Abbotsford, VIC

leighfletcher
leighfletcher
21st October 2021

"Something for everyone"

Abbotsford is one of Melbourne's most underrated suburbs. It gives you great access to everything the city has to offer, while presenting lush walking, biking and even kayaking along the mighty yarra. With some of Melbourne's best coffee roasted and poured in the heart of the suburb, it's a great choice for those who love a latte.

Leigh Fletcher | Director
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Real Estate Agent Armstrong Creek

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joshm32
joshm32
12th February 2020

"Awesome inner-city suburb without all the people"

It's incredible to be so close to the city, to footy ovals, to transport, fitzroy and the surrounding suburbs etc.

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"Narrow street but close to everything!"

Great for

  • Access all amenities
  • Close to City
  • Walk to the MCG or City.
  • Many cafes and restaurants

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"Excellent for eating out!"

Abbotsford is an excellent place to go to try out new cafes and alternative cuisines. With excellent choices you will love to spend a Sunday morning reading the paper and enjoying breakfast and a coffee at one of the many gorgeous cafes.
The location is perfect, near the banks of the Yarra where you can take long walks and enjoy the recreational option of close parklands and walking tracks.
With multiple options of public transport, it is very convenient to make your way to close by shopping strips and the CBD.

Great for

  • Many cafes and restaurants
  • Access all amenities
  • Close to City
  • Walk to the MCG or City.

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"One of the best inner-city suburbs"

We love Abbotsford! Here is why:
* so close to work in the CBD - you can walk, ride, bus, tram or train - you have 2 train stations, loads of trams down Victoria St, and buses along Johnson and Hoddle St.
* fantastic cafes and bars all within walking distance
* walk/ride along the Yarra River
* walk to the Collingwood Children's Farm - great for kids, great cafe there, beautiful spot for a walk and lunch
* Abbotsford markets
* Abbotsford convent with amazing places and events like Shadow Electric
* great for young kids - so many parks, Collingwood Library is fantastic, maternal child health centre, Richmond pool, lovely community feel - quick drive to Melbourne Museum, Prahran Pool, Botanical Gardens
* so close to the hottest bars, restaurants and cafes in Fitzroy and Collingwood
* quick drive to South Yarra and out to the eastern suburbs like Camberwell
* close to the Eastern Freeway if you have family out that way, or jump on to drive down to the Peninsula for summer holidays
* the Hive has Woolworths, Aldi, Chemist Warehouse, nail salon, bank etc
* short drive to Vic Gardens for Toscanos, Brewsters Butcher, Fitness First etc
It is a great suburb for young professionals and young families. We really love it here.

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PCB
PCB

Spot on. Great review!

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"Value and Progression"

Close to everything you would want - I have loved living here over the past couple of years. Really looking forward to the years to come, Woolworths now in , Vic Gardens for other bits and peices, not far from Bridge Road shops , CBD or Brunswick/Smith Street. Just off the fitness and serenity of the river - not to mention the cows at Collingwood Childrens Farm and the markets at the convent.
My Wife loves the fact that she is home in 10 minutes on the tram from the cbd - and has choice of either tram or train. Everyone in the area is friendly and the cafe lifestyle is just making its mark - the smart move from our previous location at Richmond with greater tree lined streets and cleaner air so close to the city.

Great for

  • Close to City
  • Access all amenities
  • Walk to the MCG or City.

Not great for

  • Council a little slow on the uptake for cleaning schedule of streets

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"Great Suburb For Families"

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"Fantastic suburb"

The good:

- The place has a real village feel - neighbours know one another and look out for each other.
- There's a big Aldi on Victoria St and with Woolworths planned to open up next door soon there'll be a great mix of supermarkets as well as Vietnamese grocers and butcheries.
- It's just twenty minutes walk to the Paris end of the CBD, Smith and Brunswick Streets in Fitzroy, and easy access to Church Street and Bridge Rd in Richmond as well as Ikea and other amenities at Victoria Gardens.
- There's a good mix of restaurants in the immediate area ranging from cheap and cheerful to fine dining. There's also a huge range of bars and pubs ranging from the trendy to the daggy-but-delightful.
- Not to mention the Abbotsford Convent with access to fresh food markets and the Collingwood Children's farm as well.

All in all, Abbotsford offers everything you could possibly need right on your doorstep. I would highly recommend it.


The bad:

- Only one comment here: it can be a bit tricky to get ADSL+ broadband, due to the young and techy-savvy population using all of the limited available ports in the exchanges.

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"Heaps to do"

I loved living in Abbotsford. Although it was quite busy and sometimes noisy, there are some fantastic facilities and it is soooo close to the city, you are pretty much living there. I loved having small children there as there was really good places for them as well; the parks, collingwood childrens farm etc. But as children got older it didn't really suit... too many drugs around and the bordering roads are just too busy.

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"Great Family Suburb"

Bordered by the Yarra River, parks, walking trails and recreation facilities, Abbotsford is a hidden gem in inner city Melbourne. There are great local pubs within walking disance of any street you choose to live in and a fantastic (and ever evolving) arts/markets/childrens precint in the Abbotsford Convent and Collingwood Childrens farm down the end of St Heliers Street. This is a great suburb I am proud to call home for the last 12 months and I look forward to our 10 month old growing up here. there is a great community spirit and friendly atmosphere throughout the suburb.

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"Great place to rent but Expensive to buy"

Great place to live but housing prices are so high. Close to everything. City is only a few minutes away.Nice restaurants and shops

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"Inner City Lifestyle"

Having lived in Abbotsford for a number of years I am a really big fan of the area, despite giving it some low ratings.

Abbotsford has excellent access to anything you could want, the city, pubs, restaurants plus my personal favourites the Convent and Children's farm area. Only sacrifice to make is lack of backyard.

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