7.3 out of 10

Albanvale

-37.7463992834173 144.765673017252
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Shopping Options
  • Schools
  • Clean & Green
  • Parking
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Eating Out
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Students

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
May 05, 2017

"Quiet suburb with everything you need."

Albanvale is a great little suburb 20km west of the CBD. A quick half an hour drive will get you to the city, and if driving isn't your thing, it's close to St Albans Railway Station, Keilor Plains Railway Station, Ginifer Railway Station, and Watergardens Railway Station. The main local shopping centre, Brimbank Central, has all major supermarket chains, Woolies, Coles and Aldi, although no big labels and variety of clothing labels not the greatest. However, a quick drive to Watergardens or Highpoint will sort that out. Generally, it is a safe and quiet suburb, some loud cars at night, but only very rarely. Unlike some neighbouring suburbs, Albanvale is quite green, with nice big street trees and access to public reserves and parks. In addition, the local primary school has undergone significant upgrades, with removal of all demountables - very new looking school. All in all a great suburb for young people and families.
Pros
  • Public Transport
  • Local Shopping
  • Greenery and Parklands
  • Access to Ammenities
  • Distance from CBD
  • Family focus
Cons
  • Some Hoonery
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Quiet family suburb a short commute from the CBD"

Albanvale is a great suburb for families to grow in. Albanvale and the surrounding suburbs are dotted with parks, playgrounds, and sporting facilities for the kids, with schools like Cairn Lea Park Primary, Deer Park Primary & High, Albanvale Primary, and Gilson College within easy reach. For shopping, residents have easy access to Brimbank Central, with Watergardens a short drive away if a large shopping center is the call of the day. With modest housing prices in the area, Albanvale is ideal for new home owners looking to start a family.
Pros
  • Family focus
  • Access to Ammenities
  • Distance from CBD
Cons
  • Public transport access
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
2/5
2yrs+

"Relatively small suburb within reach of the CBD"

With less than 6,000 residents and an average property price of $250,000, Albanvale makes a great location for families and professionals seeking life in a relatively small suburb but within easy reach of Melbourne's CBD. Bordered by Burnside, Kings Park, Deer Park, Cairnlea and St Albans, Albanvale is located just 19km from the city and boasts a primary school and college for those with children. Sports enthusiasts can join the Albanvale Football Club and naturists will enjoy Kororoit Creek and the Kororoit Creek trail.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids