8.8 out of 10

Albion

Ranked 97th best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.7763877834141 144.81105573438
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Cost of Living
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Eating Out
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Retirees
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Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Jan 29, 2018

"An old-time gem hidden in the middle of the western suburbs"

Albion is a square mile patch of post-WWI period-era suburbia in the middle of the western suburbs. Basically part of Sunshine, Albion is comprised mainly of Federation-style weatherboard houses and California bungalows, as well as a mix of houses from the 1950s, also mainly of weatherboard. It is a short bike ride or good walk to the supermarkets & shops in Sunshine town centre. Albion train station – on the Sunbury line – is 23 minutes from Melbourne Central.

It is quiet and very suitable for young families and has two primary schools and a kindergarten. Albion's Selwyn Park, has a sports ground which is used for soccer in the winter and cricket in the summer. Defining the western border of Albion is Kororoit Creek which is very peaceful and is in a fairly natural state, lined with eucalypts.

There is not much anywhere around Albion in terms of nightlife, though there is large new dance and music school, Montanasa Studios. On Perth Avenue there is a cafe and a Polish delicatessen (Mitko Deli) where you can also get a very decent coffee on a Saturday morning.

What can I say? Albion is a gem, an attractive little old suburb in Melbourne‘s west!
Pros
  • Nice period homes
  • Everywhere is walking distance to the local Zone 1 train station
  • Undervalued house prices
Cons
  • Very quiet in terms of cafés or nightlife.
  • Too many houses rented, with lawns often unmowed
  • Quite a lot of cars cutting through
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
Jan 28, 2018

"Hidden gem of the west!"

Albion is a hidden gem!! Quiet streets with lovely weatherboard houses. Big improvements to Perth street lately and a fantastic new cafe (Saddie Black) opening up - awesome coffee and food by the way, really worth the check out... it's Brunswick good ;) oh - i almost forgot the train station - walking distance and only 15 mins into the CBD!! Winning
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Undiscovered pocket of the West"

Quiet with homes on comfortable blocks of land. Every house if different, so lots of variety on each street. Suburb is well established with a mix of victorian weatherboards, californian bungalows and more modern timber and brick homes. Roads are safe, some with speed bumps. Zone 1 Train station and frequent buses. 2 significant schools on Adelaide Street, plus a kinder. Large park with a creek, plenty of space to throw a ball and walk the dog. We've lived here for over a year and are very happy!
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great place to be"

Nice and quiet, two train station in walking distance. Three Bus going from City to Sunshine (10/15 mins Walk from Albion) . Bus 903 going to Most major shopping center in Melbourne. Parks around Albion is too small.
3/5
2yrs+

"Popular among families and professionals"

A residential area and small suburb based 13km west of Melbourne’s city centre, Albion is a well known suburb with a population of less than 4000. This location is best suited to families and professionals working in the CBD as a local train station and bus services make the commute easy. There are two primary schools and a kindergarten in Albion as well as a local Aussie Rules football team, a baseball club, a cricket club and a bowls club. Albion is also home to a number of churches and boasts features such as the Kororoit Creek and trail and Stony Creek. Properties in the area include Californian bungalows and weatherboard houses from the ‘40s, the average sale price of which is $325,000.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids