7.7 out of 10

Aberfeldie

Ranked 266th best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.7597921629321 144.895561015302
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Clean & Green
  • Schools
  • Gym & Fitness
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • 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 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 1/5
Apr 08, 2016

"Lots of McMansions"

What was once a lovely sleepy suburb is now a hodgepodge of ugly McMansions mostly on small blocks. The big plus is the location... close to the river, parklands and some good schools.
Pros
  • Good schools
  • Beautiful parks
Cons
  • very pricey
  • McMansions
Recommended for
  • Professionals
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 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • 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
2yrs+

"Perfect place to bring up a family"

Some of Melbourne's best schools are located within Aberfeldie, and therefore a very tightly held suburb. Beautiful historic homes and tree lined streets make this a hidden gem within only 7km to Melbourne's CBD. Being walking distance to the very popular Maribyrnong River also makes this a very desirable suburb.
Pros
  • Beautiful parks
  • High quality schools
  • Stunning architecture
Cons
  • very pricey
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"Best kept secret!"

Aberfeldie / Essendon West

Sharing Essendon’s 3040 postcode, these two areas are seen as both part of Essendon yet with their own unique character and identity. The architectural styles begin with stunning Edwardians and Californian Bungalows near its eastern Waverley Street edge. Progressive modernization occurs heading west including post-war, Art-Deco and 60s/70s brick veneers. Although the styles of homes vary greatly, both areas have one thing in common – their proximity to the ever-popular Maribyrnong River. Aberfeldie in particular benefits from its relationship with the river boasting one of the most picturesque riverside vistas in Melbourne. The Boulevard features many spectacular homes as well as parks, playgrounds, walking tracks and barbeque areas. Other highlights include the superb athletic facilities of Aberfeldie Park, the Incinerator theatre, Clifton Park, shopping and transport amenities along Buckley Street, as well as its own selection of fine public and private schools. Essendon West also has a unique relationship with the river. Being generally more elevated, many homes in the area play host to some of the most spectacular city skyline views anywhere in Melbourne. With its western border along Steele (or Rose) Creek, Essendon West has the highest proportion of open space and parkland of any suburb in the area as well as one of Moonee Valley’s most popular schools – St Bernards College which also incorporates a Paul Sadler Swimming School.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

""Lifestyle Plus""

Aberfeldie boasts the best parklands, schools and sporting clubs in the Essendon area. Homes range from period style to the modern contemporary. Enjoy the leafy suburbs close proximity to schools, shopping precincts, cafes, restaurants, Maribynong river boulevarde and CBD. The suburb has it all to offer and more, rest assure your home is an asset always in appreciation in this suburb!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
4/5
2yrs+

"Ideal for families who enjoy sports"

Located just nine kilometres from Melbourne, Aberfeldie has a population of three and a half thousand – most of whom are families. A attractive location with an abundance of park areas, Aberfeldie sits among suburbs such as Essendon, Moonee Ponds, Ascot Vale and Maribyrnong, home of the Maribyrnong River. Young families are attracted to this area because of the range of sporting activities for children in the area, though there are also many adult sporting teams. Aberfeldie plays host to a bowls club, cricket club and sports club as well as one public primary school, two catholic primary schools and a catholic secondary school. Local buses service the area and link it with surrounding areas but for those who enjoy a relaxing walk, the Maribyrnong River Trail provides the perfect location. Property in Aberfeldie ranges from inter war Californian houses to post war dwellings, with the average cost of buying a home sitting at around $700,000.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids

Best Streets in Aberfeldie

"Great family suburb"
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Unranked Streets in Aberfeldie

"Aberfeldie - An OVERRATED and Noisy little Haven"
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"Quiet, friendly street with families"
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