7.8 out of 10

Albert Park

Ranked 256th best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.8443707859446 144.96100733167
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  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Transport
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Eating Out
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Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Jul 11, 2017

"One of the premier Melbourne suburbs for those who can afford it"

Albert Park is an amazing suburb. The beach is on your doorstep while being only a 5-10 minute commute to the CBD. The community is well established, very friendly and welcoming. Great cafe's and restaurants on Bridport St and Victoria Avenue as well. Albert Park generally has wide leafy streets with renovated stunning townhouses (some of the best in all of Melbourne). Those that aren't yet renovated are a developers dream as Albert Park has some of the most expensive real estate per sq meter in Australia. And that's the only downside really, the cost to buy a house.
Pros
  • The beach is on your doorstep
  • Friendly community feel
  • Fantastic cafe and restaurant lifestyle
Cons
  • Very expensive to buy real estate
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
pkerr
pkerr No mention of drunks at 2 am smashing stubbies on way home ?
2yrs+
AdamS
AdamS Albert Park would have to be one of the safest areas I have ever lived in. If there are drunk people walking the streets, it is no more than any other suburb within 15km of the CBD.
2yrs+
RPM1984
RPM1984 Great review AJ!
2yrs+
arnela
arnela Nice review!
Feb 16, 2017
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Dec 02, 2016

"The Brightest Gem Within CBD Walking Reach"

Albert Park is by far the most beautiful, characteristic & high class suburb in Melbourne within close proximity to the city. As a direct contrast to the likes of neighbouring suburb Port Melbourne where the air of 'money & elitism' oozes from all corners, Albert Park's subtle upper-class affluent vibes create an atmosphere comfortable for those that cannot really afford the real estate.
Adorned with some fabulous eateries such as Dundas & Faussett (very affordable, selection for anyone), Albert Park Deli & Kamel there is no need to venture further than the few minutes walk it takes to get from one side to another, however for those that live for adventure & exploration Albert Park offers direct passage to the Light Rail (East Brunswick to St Kilda Beach via CBD), City Link Freeway & barely a 20 minute walk to Crown Casino, easy access is an understatement.
Albert Park Lake is the diamond within the platinum white-gold ring - FIVE kilometres of glorious water embellished walking tracks, motivation for exercise has never been easier.
For those that can afford to buy (to date, $10,425 per square meter) it is a lifestyle gold mine with monetary value growing by the minute. Those that cannot - I could not more highly recommend Albert Park as the best suburb in Melbourne to rent within, however if you do find a place you can afford & love, snatch it up or it will disappear before your eyes! Also, did I mention the beach...
Pros
  • Neighbours to walk past who return your smile & hello
  • Beachside within minute from any corner of the suburb
  • Easy & quick access to any area of the city you wish to adventure to
  • Fantastic cafe and restaurant lifestyle
  • Friendly community feel
  • The beach is on your doorstep
Cons
  • Small expensive supermarket only
  • High cost of living
  • Very expensive to buy real estate
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
Oct 11, 2016

"Great suburb for families"

Such a great lifestyle, can't go wrong here in Albert Park. Prices are very very high, but if you can afford it then it's a really great suburb to live.
Pros
  • The beach is on your doorstep
  • Friendly community feel
  • Fantastic cafe and restaurant lifestyle
Cons
  • Very expensive to buy real estate
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
2yrs+

"A great place close to the city"

This is an attractive area close to the city with a good feel. The suburb that lends its name to the park is as you'd expect right by Albert Park making easy access.

Albert Park is a very attractive area with lovel;y tree lined streets. It is well serviced by public transport so getting around without a car is easy.

It is a really short trip into the city so its ideal for anyone thats works in the city or enjoys heading in for a good night out or some shopping.

The Botanic Gardens aren't far away so you can make use of the childrens garden if you have kids, or just enjoy the local streets for a bit of a walk around.

It's not far from the beach so it really is ideally located for people that like that combination of city, surf and parks.

The streets are nice and quiet. There are a few good places to have a drink or a meal close by.

Perfect for young families, and singles and couples that work in the city with an eye to the future.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Moved away . . . never coming back!"

Having lived in Albert Park for 5 years (Little Page St), my partner and I made the decision to finally move away due to the high crime rate. Our home and or back yard were broken into 7+ times in 5 years and had our car (parked on street in front of our house) broken into 5 times! I don't know if the crime is coming from within or from those wondering in from neighbouring suburbs, but we are certainly glad we left.
Cons
  • Very high crime rate
  • High number or break ins (home and car)
  • Very expensive to buy real estate
5/5
2yrs+

"Best place in Melbourne to live."

Pros
  • Fantastic cafe and restaurant lifestyle
  • Friendly community feel
  • The beach is on your doorstep
Cons
  • Very expensive to buy real estate
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Nature"

originalkfc
Jul 10, 2017
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great central and well serviced suburb"

Albert Park is a premium suburb situated conveniently close to town.
Being in the Roof Restoration industry, i see many suburbs and Albert Park seems to catch my eye every time I pass through. It is a pretty suburb, with beautiful houses and worth every dollar these properties are worth.

Cheers,

Phil
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
4/5
2yrs+

"Beautiful, affluent city fringe suburb"

Characterised by wide streets, heritage buildings, open air cafes, parks and mature exotic trees, Albert Park is a beautiful looking suburb located just 3km outside of Melbourne’s CBD. With almost 6,000 residents it is an affluent area well suited to professionals and families. Albert Park boasts a reserve, the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, Kerferd Pier, an award winning burger place, St Vincent Gardens and the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre. Home to a predominant mixture of Edwardian and Victorian homes as well historic buildings which have been converted into apartments, Albert Park’s properties average at a cool $1.1 million.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
4/5
2yrs+

"Great for recreational living close to the CBD"

Just 3 km from the Melbourne CBD, Albert Park is a good inner city suburb with lots to offer.

The suburb has some very major and busy streets, where a number of companies are based, so on a quick glance the suburb can have quite an impersonal feel.

However if you dig a bit deeper you will find some charming streets and cafe strips with heritage buildings and open air cafes. The suburb is centred around the huge Albert Park, which is a great location for jogging, cycling or taking a long walk. It is also home to a number of music festivals and concerts throughout the year, not to mention the Melbourne Formula 1 Grand Prix, so there is often a great atmosphere.

On the topic of the Grand Prix, this is held some time in March/April every year, so you'll need to get your earplugs out and be aware of the restricted traffic.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids

Best Streets in Albert Park

1

Moubray St

4.5/5
"Close to the beach and the city in a small village atmosphere."
-37.842373 144.952102
2

Page St

4/5
"I love this street - Page Street is amazing."
-37.8456922854 144.9515449812
3

Merton St

4/5
"Stunning location that's only getting better with house redevopment."
-37.8390430962 144.9526651322
4

Bridport St

3.5/5
"Perfect street - shopping, public transport and more!"
-37.8412697379 144.9535940379
5

Danks Street

3.5/5
"Great location close to schools, public transport, beach, sporting facilities, parks, and Albert Park village"
-37.84674 144.9506105

Unranked Streets in Albert Park

-37.843694 144.949134
"Sweet and simple in Albert Park"
-37.8423079266 144.9500013584
"A lifestyle we all should apisre to, one of the best in Albert Park."
-37.839519 144.955167

Foote St

2.5/5
"Future potential, great location"
-37.8427109078 144.9486899621

O'Grady St

3.5/5
"Familiy friendly and fantastic location."
-37.8433666059 144.9518864907