8.4 out of 10

Ascot Vale

Ranked 177th best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.7790476947846 144.91299148354
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Public Transport
  • Clean & Green
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Parking
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

4/5
Feb 05, 2017

"Close to the CBD"

Ascot Vale is very close to the city . Unless you are actually living in the housing commission flats, is very nice , like any other suburbs living in Ascot Vale or others suburbs, no body is free to be invade in their own house. We all know of many stabbings or drug crimes that have happened in every suburb , so living in here or not does not make any DIFFERENCE but crimes in this days are everywhere with all the gangs here in Melbourne , How you can feel secure in their own house , if you wash the news is every day a stabbing robberies , gun pointed to robe cars ,breaking in to properties,assaults in shopping centers and the list keeps going .. We are not safe anywhere in this days, we need to put security cameras get dogs and so on to protect our self for the type of life the government is making for us , with all this immigrants with bad history bad habits , why , ???. Why the government bring all these people with so much trouble to live in to our country, why the government is making does terrible decisions ,they making life even harder to all of us ,they don't want to work, they have bad habits and they don't care for the people in are living in this country ..
The government need to check who is getting in to this country , To many of them have criminal history , is that type of life we want for our grand kids in a future??? They got not respect for the others morals values and property's, rapes criminals and sex offenders , this people think they can do what ever they want???, consequences for their acts is not in their mains..
We need to stop all these crimes. Is not need to talk about witch suburb is better then other, we need justice to be done and strong police force to STOP ALL the crimes in our city...
Melbourne is not safe anymore, really hope the government do something about the gangs and all the crimes the past month is getting out of control. , I am actually amazed that some people are writing this type on comment abut were is better living , Is not were any more ...If you living in Melbourne you are not safe , were ever you go it will be some one watching to make their move to robe you assaults you breaking in to your house , point you with a gun when driving a more expensive car or simple is a they just want to have fun , what about that , this is our city in this days...you could not possibly have ever lived here or other places feel unsafe . Please enjoy be safe and always look around just in case one of those members of the Apex Gang may be watching . Good Luck to all of us...
Pros
  • Great parks..
  • Council is always impruving the roads, parks..
  • Close to city
  • Great public transport options
  • Plenty of schools
Cons
  • Ministry of housing flats
  • Not next to the beach!
  • Eating out not quite SE standard
  • Traffic during key events ie Races
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 2/5
Jan 10, 2017

"Why didn't we live here earlier!"

We have been in Ascot Vale for 1.5 years now. It was a toss up between here and Ivanhoe as we were moving to have access to parks, cafes, great schools and lovely older period homes. The house we fell in love with sits high on a hill overlooking "the vale" and the city. Flocks of birds fly past to our delight. Those white cockys are very cheeky and the rosellas stunning. I simply can't believe we didn't move here earlier.

Each day we usually get out and about for a walk with our young children visiting the soooo many parks around us. We have had to give them nicknames to the children know which one we are going to! "Timber Park" near the Leisure centre is a gem for little ones. So much greenery around! We also love walking along the river and I hop across the river to do Park Run on Saturday mornings ().

We grab our coffee or yummy breakfasts from Middle Child Cafe, No. 19 Society (brand new), Union Food & Wine or Ascot Food Store. Spoilt for choice really. Often this causes indecision, but never bad food. We usually walk to counter the fact our eyes are bigger than our tummies. We usually stop at Union Road and load up on gourmet breads (hello Organic Bakehouse), gourmet produce (hello Food Works - do those Noisette pastries have many calories?!), fresh fruit/veg (hello Happy Apple) and swing past the local butcher and newsagents (huge with great gifts). By this point we usually run out of cash and often don't make it to the quiet end where lovely little shops sit and a new coffee shop & icecream parlour. The people we meet along our way are diverse and friendly. Santa is even known to pop over to Union Road!

Who are we? Busy parents, two professionals, people who love to get out & about on the weekends, coffee addicts, a family, friendly neighbours, wanna-be runners and supporters of the Ascot Vale community.

What don't we like? The occasional congestion near the Showgrounds for a handful of events (but on the plus side we walk to the MELBOURNE Show!). The increased traffic that passes through Epsom Rd due to poor outer west infrastructure.

What did we really not expect? Driving to the city in 15-20 minutes. Holy Moly living in IVANHOE would have killed us! What a luxury! Public transport is very quick into town too. We also didn't expect we would use the Moonee Ponds shops or the cafes in Kensington.

Ok enough said. I need to pop over to the Showgrounds Coles to pick up lunch provisions. Might grab an All Press Coffee and some raisin brioche from the Larder...

Ps. Feel very safe here & happy to raise our Children in AV
Pros
  • Close to city
  • Great public transport options
  • Handy and vibrant shop strips
  • Modern and period houses
  • Plenty of schools
Cons
  • Traffic during key events ie Races
  • Not next to the beach!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Jan 10, 2017

"Love Ascot Vale"

Yes I have lived in AV for 6 years. People posting who haven't lived in the suburb should shut their mouths. AV is lovely. We're very happy there. Our street is very quiet despite being next to two very busy main roads, trams and trains. Every time my husband is on his mobile in our front yard he's asked if he's in an aviary. Our neighbours are either city professional commuters or have been there for 20+ years with grown up kids. Our street is very friendly. We know everyone. Each year we have a street Xmas party. There are nice places to eat and two great and very convenient shopping strips: one in Union Road and the other Puckle St in nearby Moonee Ponds. They are both now better than the Prahran end of Chapel St, so there. That's what yer property prices did to that precinct.

There is a housing commission presence, as there is in many inner city suburbs. My husband and I regularly walk and never had any issues with crime or dodgy people. Nightlife is restricted to restaurants and a couple of good wine bars, which is fine for us. We also love the facilities at the leisure centre. We're right near Flemington Racecourse but you wouldn't know it. Except once we could hear the Metallica concert in our back yard, and we enjoyed it very much :)

An issue I see for the long term is traffic. So many new housing estates in the west and not enough motorway access to the city. A lot of non-local traffic is moving west-east via Racecourse Rd and Holmes Rd. Also few river crossings mean traffic is pushed down Maribyrnong Road.

LindyC you're just sour grapes because many of your effluent suburbs are not ranked too highly on this site. Which only goes to show, as a quick look at the interior design of many Toorak homes will tell you, money don't buy taste.
Pros
  • Handy and vibrant shop strips
  • Modern and period houses
  • Quiet considering built up area
  • Close to city
  • Great public transport options
Cons
  • Eating out not quite SE standard
  • Moonee Valley council events are pretty average
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
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  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
Aug 27, 2015

"What a Joke!!!"

That's right ... WHAT A JOKE!!! Forget it, anything west or north-west will never compete with the Eastern suburbs. Why else are the affluent paying top dollar to secure a property and educate their kids in the East? Foreign investment is a strong indicator of this. I wouldn't splash out investment money in the poorest corridors of Melbourne even if I landed six numbers in Tattslotto. Scum, losers, high crime rate, drug addicts, father-less children, housing commission inhabitants who walk the littered streets of Ascot Vale and beyond. Unless you spend an exhorbitant amount of dollars to secure your property and your LIFE DON'T even think about AV. And ... beware who you inherit as neighbours ... the gangland war isn't over!!! The western suburbs will NEVER compete with the classier, affluent east.
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MikeT3
MikeT3 Go back to boring Balwyn then LindyC! This is not a competition. Have you even lived in AV? We have lived in both the inner south east and in AV for the past two years and own property in both pockets of Melbourne. Each have their pros and cons and each have pockets that I would favour and those that I would avoid (around social housing). This comes with the territory of being an inner city suburb. If you prefer to live in suburbia, good for you, I'm not going to bad mouth your choice of lifestyle or generalise an entire community with poor form. You very well know why foreign investors funnel their money in the east and we're talking a select number of suburbs predominately - I'll list them for you - Balywn, Balwyn North, Box Hill and Glen Waverley. There are others too, but this particular pocket of Melbourne has out stripped the rest, almost exclusively with foreign money. The simple reason is the close knit Chinese community and the over-sold notion that Balwyn and Glen Waverley Secondary colleges are 'so much' better than any other school in Melbourne. The thing is, they are competing against themselves, most times than not. You only need to look at how these properties are being marketed, they are not even remotely interested in the local buyer and many of the agents struggle to speak fluent English. Do I care? No I'm not Chinese and I have no intentions to ever live there.

We are fortunate to live in an affluent pocket in AV, on the river bank and surrounded by million dollar homes, greenery, river views, tranquility and yet only 6 km from the CBD. The Moonee Valley city council clean our street with the sweeping trucks every week, as they do all other streets in AV. Our neighbours are very kind and lovely people. In fact we have found the area in general to be a very family friendly neighbourhood. Do I feel safe walking the streets - absolutely but it doesn't mean you shouldn't be street smart as you would with any inner city pocket. For us AV was the right choice to settle and start our family. There are many positives about the surrounding area for young families. Besides the proximity to the CBD, excellent public transport, access to the airport and Citylink and many backstreet options to avoid peak hour drives in and out of the city, AV has some excellent sub 10 minute access points - Union Rd cafes, Queen Vic market, North Melbourne cafes, Sydney Rd Brunswick, Lygon St Carlton, Puckle St & Mt Alexander Rd Moonee Ponds, Buckley St Essendon, Kenisngton village cafes, Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne Showgrounds, Melbourne Zoo, Royal Children’s Hospital, Riverside golf course, Maribyrnong river trails, abundance of parks and sporting facilities for kids, a selection of prestigious quality private schools in Essendon and Moonee Ponds and let’s not forget Melbourne University. We love it here!
Sep 20, 2015
PennyL2
PennyL2 OMG LindyC .... why would you go to such an extent to spread negativity. It is more a reflection on you and not the suburb. There is a reason why homes in AV are selling for millions. It's a beautiful, leafy pocket and so so close to the city. I have mates who live there and they love it. I have spent many weekends in AV...I only wish I could secure one of those properties by the riverside.
Oct 28, 2015
HannanS
HannanS LindyC Oh what a boorish snob you are and how wrong
HannahS You make a regular snob look like a saint and a person with prejudice look polite. You are the very example of what is wrong with the world ... thinking you are better then others Ha.
I hope you do stay over there because I have lived for years in this extremely safe, uncluttered area with access to so much parkland and nature that you guys over there may be crying for.
I have the best neighbours and the streets are clean plus I havn't seen one druggie here yet wow !!! Plus the lack of traffic is a dream. But you know what?? I hope you do stay over there LindyC because a person like you would not fit in over here with your bad attitude.
Good Luck and please don't pot your negativity where its not required.
Jan 16, 2016
KateP1
KateP1 Is LindyC on drugs? How's the prejudicial recommendation that AV is suitable for gays & lesbians! Oh dear, how embarrassing! So it seems she prefers living in an "effluent" eastern suburb... Kath and Kim would be so proud. Good luck you silly twit.

To anyone reading this thread as a basis for a decision to come to AV, ignore LindyC.
Feb 15, 2016
AnthonyA
AnthonyA I recently moved from the eastern suburbs to AV. It really is just like living in Hawthorn, Camberwell or Richmond with such beautiful period homes. The land size of many houses in AV are smaller relative to the eastern suburbs. Do your calculations and you will find that houses in AV are more expensive per square meter, than the ones in the eastern suburbs !! So LindyC please explain why? When did you buy your property in the eastern suburbs 50 years ago? Property wasn't as expensive as it is now!! It is quiet obvious that you are a very shallow person. There are many well educated professionals with extremely high incomes living in AV I am one of them. Inner city living absolutely fantastic. You need to get your head out of your backside and wake up, to me you are scum. Who are you some uneducated low class snob!!!
Feb 15, 2016
JoshC2
JoshC2 Lets be honest, there is Ascot Vale West (homeowners land) and there's Ascot vale (housing precinct) I live near the latter and in the last few months alone there has been too many violent and drug induced crimes to mention including assaults, stabbings, multiple shootings and all that goes with it. Things are not improving, the police themselves say the same. LindyC's comments are very accurate for my area but I do admit the outskirts of Ascot Vale are very nice (for those who can afford to live there)
Feb 25, 2016
LauraH1
LauraH1 JoshC2 Unless you are actually living in the housing commission flats I do not know of any stabbings or drug crimes that have happened here in the past three years. There has been no shootings either, I am actually amazed that you are writing this type of slander on here as you could not possibly have ever lived here to make a comment such as this. Please come and live here and find out how safe it is you really look to be trying to cause trouble here and I don't get where your get your information as it is rubbish. Ps enjoy the safety of the Apex Gang. Laura H
Jun 27, 2016
JoshC2
JoshC2 Thank you for the comment. I have lived in the area for 12 years, there have in fact been multiple stabbing a and shootings in the past 12 months, feel free to do a quick Google search if your only facts are coming from just your own opinion. Truth isn't slander. I am not a member of any gang, do not participate in any criminal activity and am a decent law abiding citizen. Regards.
Josh
Jun 27, 2016
ZeldaJ
ZeldaJ To say that Ascot Vale streets are littered is just not true Ascot Vale is one of the cleanest places I have ever lived in. Most of the people here are lovely. However there is a small pocket of drug dealers, ice addicts and gangs who do cause a lot of trouble. Which does make it unsafe for the rest of us. I wonder if they can be deported back to the country they came from
Aug 29, 2016
rowanb1
rowanb1 Lindy C, jealousy is a curse. Your gripe about this area seems to come from a place of hurt. Maybe you were dumped by someone that lives in Ascot Vale. Maybe he didn't want to put up with such a negative influence. Maybe you went to one of our glorious cafes and someone knocked over your half empty cup? Maybe you missed the chance to buy in here? Love to walk you around the suburb at some stage but can you please leave your bad attitude behind?
Sep 23, 2016
ZeldaJ
ZeldaJ I agree, rowanb1. I wonder if LindyC has even been to Ascot Vale. We are one of the cleanest and neatest suburbs around. Especially around the public housing estates. Also, we have a wonderful community, who are mostly really good to each other. We have the best community centre ever, which offers many interesting activities, and is actually housed in three building, all not far from each other. Regular community events are also organised from here. We are close to the showgrounds, close to the cbd and all forms of public transport. We also boast the best coffee shops and restaurants along Union road. The druggies and gang members are only a small part of our population, and are regularly being dealt with by the police. And anyway, you can find druggies and gangs everywhere, even in the so called affluent suburbs.
Sep 23, 2016
joshs5
joshs5 ascot vale is the best
Nov 11, 2016
davida10
davida10 I moved to the Ascot Vale Public Housing Estate in 1974 when I was 5 and lived there until 1988. I returned in 2001 and I am still there.
There is crime. It became more regular around 2005.
In the last 12 months there has been violent assaults and murders reported on TV (approx. 4).
There are many more that are making it to the news media.
I now of two suicides in my street in the last 3 years.
People who work in social housing have a term for what is happening: residualisation. This is what happens to an estate when eligibility is narrowed to the poorest people, so only the 'residue' of society is left.
Their term not mine.
If the estate is made of only the poorest people, normal standards begin to slip away, until bad behaviour is common and accepted.
My neighbour was a drug user and seller for approx. 3 years, and the amount of people from the estate and some from other suburbs coming to buy drugs was stunning.
Once the 'word is out', the networks connect and there is a steady stream of drug users in the area.
We received a notice in the mail today about the Vic. Govt. plan to renew public housing buildings. It has been known by this sector for some time, that a mix of public and private is necessary to prevent 'residualisation' and all its negative effects.
The ratio varies from 70 private and 30 public to 50:50.
The idea is that 'normal' people can modulate the behaviour of public housing residents by leading by example.
It is worth a try, but from my experience 'normal' people in my suburb aren't leading by example, which seems to be a reflection of the decay of human civilisation. The lack of a moral code is evident in many 'normal' people.
Dec 01, 2016
laraw
laraw Ha ha ha, ha ha ha. The east-west thing, the north-south thing is just hilarious in Melbourne. So small minded, like a country town! The differences are greatly exaggerated. Most of the money may always be in the SE. So what? There is plenty of money in Melbourne, on all sides of the city particularly the inner city. I remember when I first came to Melbourne I went to a party and I told a little girl I lived in South Yarra. "Where's that Mummy?" She says. "Oh, it's across the river honey. It's far, far away [from Fitzroy]." I nearly fell over in laughter. Really? I heard all about how we were so looks obsessed in the SE. Whatever. I had a great time on Chapel St. Spending $400 before breakfast. Drinking hot vodka at breakfast with some guy who hadn't been home since the night before. Not driving my car at all on weekends. etc. But then I moved to Armadale and got a bit sick of the aggressive 4WD driver mothers. The women with their plastic surgery plasters on at the local recreation gym. Being glared at on High St by the cafe goers because I was walking to my yoga class instead of dressed up. The stressed women nit picking over their 'catering' at the cafes. Then I moved to Essendon to live with my boyfriend. It was like a weight was off my shoulders. I was free! I loved the middle aged guy walking his dog to the shop to get the paper. Yes! Now we're in AV and it still (thankfully) has that relaxed, unpretentious feel. Sometimes we go for a walk in our trackies and on the way home we decide we'll stop in for a few wines or dinner. We are under dressed but no one cares.
Jan 10, 2017
cathieonthego
cathieonthego I agree with Lara... and also love having a wine in my #activewear #theofficialuniformofascotvale
Jan 10, 2017
katierc
katierc I just move from Sydney to Melbourne.
I bought a property in Ascotvale because i don't see the different between east or west that much for inner city. Everywhere is surrounding by public housing.
So i don't know why you bother crime, violence, drug dealer etc. it's everywhere in innercity guy. Even good expensive area get rob. Wake up guy...do you really thing bad guy are not expensive area??? I think they loves those area more. Good luck
Jan 27, 2017
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • 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 4/5
2yrs+

"Perfect inner urban living"

6km to the CBD, trains & trams, shopping precinct with Coles and locals, the Maribyrnong River and several good parks make this a great area to live and relax. There are several good schools in close promiximity providing both public and private options. A growing number of good eating options are within 2 minutes.
Pros
  • Close to city
  • Great public transport options
  • Plenty of schools
Cons
  • Not next to the beach!
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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 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • 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+

"Quite bliss a step away from the city"

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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"A chic inner city suburb"

Its chic, clean, green and its a great investment with strong capital growth

Its so close to the city yet it has so many open spaces along the riverside!

We just moved from Blackburn to enjoy Ascot Vale inner city convenience .

Although the price is getting high... yet its still good value for $ relative to eastern suburbs

Expect >$1M for Whiskey Hill homes
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Leafy Suburb"

Great Suburb, Close to the city , trams runs through all area's. Property prices going up up and away, great investment, Beautiful treelined streets, very quiet, great blend of families and young couples,
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Watch this space!!"

Ascot Vale is an inner city suburb which is rapidly becoming extremely affluent!!! A suburb which was once home to mainly horse racers and lower class Melburnians is now rising up, and rapidly becoming an area highly sought after!! Ascot Vale boasts its countless parks, easy public transport access and a trendy Union Rd! But what i believe is Ascot Vale's best attribute is it's friendly locals! I myself have lived here my whole life and feel it is a suburb open to all types of Melbournians! By reading what types of residents live here you can see its evenly split; with Families, Couples, Retirees and Singles. Anyone who says only the South-East of Melbourne boasts the affluent suburbs, I say WATCH THIS SPACE!!!!!!
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A family suburb but with lots of action!"

Ascot Vale stretches from the Maribyrnong River in the west across to the Moonee Ponds Creek where along with Travancore it shares its eastern border with Parkville. Eternally popular and increasingly affluent, Ascot Vale has been transformed over the past decade or two into one of Melbourne’s most desirable inner-urban locales. Incredibly diverse, Ascot Vale homes appeal to a broad range of people. The large number of single-front Victorians and Edwardians are ideal for professionals wanting to be close to town. The many units and townhouses appeal to investors offering healthy returns and strong capitol growth, and the larger Californian Bungalows and post-war homes around the Whisky Hill precinct are popular with families needing a bigger house on a bigger block. The heart of Ascot Vale is the Union Road shopping strip boasting an enormous array of boutique retail outlets, restaurants and cafés. Public transport is also excellent with tram, train and bus services close by. Ascot Vale has its own golf course and tennis centre (Riverside), modern leisure centre and a number of quality parks and reserves – particularly along the Maribyrnong River.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"a great place"

close to city, close to highpoint shopping center, also close to the beautiful Maribynong river banks. now the new Coles shopping center with 30 other shops is open, another great convenience for the area. For that large area of government housing near the showground area, I believe it will be relocated somewhere else. this is an area to put your investment in.
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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 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+

"An up and coming area for melbourns finest!"

Ascot Vale is quickly becoming the new Richmond. With constant growth and development, the area continues to expand as a high class, safe, peaceful yet young area. Recent times have seen younger generations flocking to the area to secure themselves a piece of what is soon to be, hot property. With the new showgrounds shopping village, the showgrounds themselves, flemington racecourse and union rd, ascot vale is a self maintained, easy living suburb that will soon be unaffordable for most, if it isnt already.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
3/5
2yrs+

"A great location for families"

A popular suburb north west of Melbourne, Ascot Vale is home to some 12,000 people. It is a great location for families and plays host to 3 primary schools. A train station and several tram routes provide fantastic public transport links to various locations including neighbouring towns such as Aberfeldie, Flemington, Kensington, Travancore, Brunswick West and Maribyrnong. Ascot Vale is bordered by the Maribyrnong River and Moonee Ponds Creek and also boasts a golf course. The average property in the area is valued at $686,000.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids

Best Streets in Ascot Vale

1

Union Rd

3.5/5
"A brilliant shopping strip"
-37.7805527712 144.9147166012
2

Sandown Rd

3/5
"Great Great Great!"
-37.7829194318 144.9169978844

Unranked Streets in Ascot Vale

Moonee St

4.5/5
"Sell your car - everything is right on your doorstep."
-37.7749349406 144.9236231679
"Quite, friendly but close to local shopping and a quick drive to the city"
-37.7733537519 144.9079683743

Nairn Ave

4.5/5
"Avenue with the View"
-37.77901 144.903

Kent St

3.5/5
"A popular Street to live in"
-37.7808396392 144.9316691307