Aberfeldie, VIC 3040

4.5(19 reviews)

Ranked 84th best suburb by locals in Melbourne (Greater) Region, VIC

Great for

  • Parks and recreation
  • Clean & green
  • Schools
  • Resale or rental value
  • Safe and sound

Not great for

  • Cost of living

Who lives here?

  • Families With Kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • LGBTQ+

Reviews of Aberfeldie, VIC

6th December 2021

"Ah the serenity"

The suburb of Aberfeldie is wonderful. Locals are very welcoming & supportive of new comers, in person and with the ‘Aberfeldie good karma’ FB group. The streets are safe and once it’s dark, very peaceful. There’s plenty of attractions & reasons to get out about whether it’s to catch up with family and friends for a coffee at the many cafes, Poyntons, The Boathouse, Calmers or to improve your health and well being with a stroll or vigorous workout along the Maribyrnong river. A hidden gem is Aberfeldie.

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
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6th December 2021

"Lifestyle within reach of the CBD"

Aberfeldie is a leafy suburb on the river. It has some of the best schools in Melbourne nearby, and beautiful parks and sporting facilities. It’s 3km away from public transport, which is both a positive and negative. It’s not far, but far enough that you won’t see high density housing for many decades. It’s quiet, friendly and safe. And a 15 minute drive into the CBD at night. Hard to find a nicer suburb.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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11th August 2021

"A relatively unknown gem."

Very quiet, close the the best stretch of the river. Great schools and sporting facilities. Easy transport into the city. We love it here.

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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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"Beautiful suburb between Essendon and Moonee Ponds"

Aberfeldie isn't known to many Victorians, but it's a very nice suburb next to the river. Mainly families. Gardens and trees everywhere.

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"River Suburb"

I've lived in Aberfeldie for two years and love it. Perfect for walking along the Maribyrnong walking/jogging path. North and Eight Café is one of the best cafe's in Melbourne. Nice people in the suburb, no ferals, or druggies, or bogans. Not many rentals, mainly families that take pride in their homes and gardens.

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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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"Riverside"

Family-friendly small suburb nestled next to the river, Essendon and Moonee Ponds. Nice park and river access for walking and running.

Quite expensive, but worth the money.

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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"Awesome Safe and Classy Suburb"

Lovely clean and safe suburb north of the river. Cool people. Plenty of trees. Good place to live!

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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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"River Precinct"

Aberfeldie is a great family-friendly suburb on the river.
No crime.
Lots of trees everywhere, and many heritage houses throughout the suburb.
Good people.
Is on a great part of the Maribyrnong River.
Close to the city, airport and other hubs like Moonee Valley and Essendon.

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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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"Great Neighbourhood"

One of the best suburbs north of the river. Excellent streets, beautiful gardens, good people.
Great place for joggers and walkers as the streets are quiet and the river has a good path for jogging/walking.

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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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"Everything you need in this trown"

Quiet, safe, good for singles and families and all facilities nice and close.

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"Affluent Leafy Suburb"

Aberfeldie is an affluent area on the river. Trees everywhere. Gardens look good. People seem generally nice and decent.

Have lived here for 2 years and am yet to see a meth-head or any other type of junkie (which is rare for Melbourne!).

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
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"Quite a classy, clean, safe suburb"

Aberfeldie is a small suburb of the Essendon area.
It has established homes, many heritage homes from the intra-war period.
Manicured gardens throughout.
Mainly families.
Clean.
Very safe, no druggies or deadbeats or Council flats in the suburb (unlike the majority of Melbourne).

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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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"One of the finest suburbs in Melbourne"

A hidden gem of the north. On the river, beautiful houses everywhere, great family suburb.

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"Picturesque, safe and friendly"

Aberfeldie is a beautiful suburb, tucked away in a lovely part of the Maribyrnong River precinct.
Very nice houses and gardens throughout the suburb. Very safe too.

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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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"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.

Great for

  • Good schools
  • Beautiful parks

Not great for

  • Very pricey
  • McMansions

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
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ajb4

What does McMansion actually mean? The houses and streets of Aberfeldie are mainly beautiful.

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"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.

Great for

  • Beautiful parks
  • High quality schools
  • Stunning architecture

Not great for

  • Very pricey

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Trendy & Stylish
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"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.

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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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""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!

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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"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.

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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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Rocky D
Rocky D

$700,000? Did you post this in 1995?
With a median house price of $1,461,250, Aberfeldie is higher than Victoria's median house price of $645,000.

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