8.6 out of 10

Ashwood

Ranked 160th best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.865598083043 145.101215530093
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
  • Pest Free
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Students

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
Feb 03, 2017

"Great suburb with increasing demand"

Nice and quiet suburb, with easy access to the city.
Prices has been going up steadily over the last years, and seems to keep going up as the properties here are in increasing demand, evident by the interest of younger people moving in.
This will be an up and coming suburb for time to come I reckon, great place!
Pros
  • Close to Shopping Centre
  • Close to Good school
  • Great access to public transport, and major freeways
Cons
  • Not much nightlife
  • Difficult to buy, how much in the martket
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Nov 22, 2015

"Great Place!"

Another Choice for me to live in Melbourne! This is one of the Best suburbs in Melbourne with Lots of Schools & Close to Chadstone Shopping Centre, this is one of the ideal Locations!
Pros
  • Close to Good school
  • Close to Shopping Centre
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Students
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Oct 24, 2015

"An Emerging Suburb"

Well I have just come across Ashwood and I think its one of the great potential/emerging suburbs in the SE of Melbourne. The suburbs like Glen Waverley and Mount Waverley in one side of it have gone through the roof price wise, the other side of Warrigal Road you have Ashburton and also Glen Iris. Malvern East along Warrigal Road and The Boulevard where the Golf Course is about 5 minutes drive up Warrigal Road from High Street in Ashwood. The location of Ashwood is fantastic.

Ashwood has a Woolies on the corner of High Street and Warrigal Road as the main shopping precinct, but this is where I reckon Ashwood has big potential, you have the Ashwood shopping strip along Warrigal Road and then you have the Ashburton shopping strip just 5 minutes away, and if you need to get to a bigger shopping centre, you can go about 7 or 8 minutes up Warrigal road to Chadstone or go 10 minutes east to The Glen and the restaurants along Kingsway in Glen Waverley.

From a distance point of view Ashwood is approximately 14kms from the Melbourne CBD. So getting into town is easy, you can pick anyway from the Monash Freeway or the down Burwood Highway heading into town, if you want you can go down High Street and follow it all the way down through St Kilda Road. Its just easy to get into town. There are train stations in the area as well in Ashburton and again down near Holmesglen TAFE. There are nice schools in the area as well.

I have been looking at property prices in the area and you can get property for decent prices (for now anyway) and usually the blocks are pretty big too, I've seen blocks around 800sqm. Ashwood finally passed the $1 million median price range for houses according a recent stat I saw.

Overall it seems to be a suburb that would attract younger families looking to buy an older home or probably looking to build a dream home with close access to just about everything. Overall I reckon it would be a good place to live.
Pros
  • Potential Going Forward
  • Close to Shopping Centre
  • Close to Good school
  • Great access to public transport, and major freeways
  • Have different public transport
  • Lower entry price than neighbouring premium suburbs
Cons
  • Still lots of old houses that probably need to be Rebuilt
  • Traffic along Warrigal Road during Peak Times
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
2yrs+

"A convenient and lovely place to live"

I rented in Ashwood for 3-4 years. One big pro is the location; it's close to Princes Hwy and Monash Fwy, Chadstone is right nearby, as is Holmesglen station and, of course, Holmesglen TAFE. There are a lot of Asian groceries and restaurants in the area which is a plus. It's a fairly quiet area too; no nightlife to speak of, although the Matthew Flinders pub is nearby. It's not the most safe area - I live well off the main road and have never had issues, but my friend who used to live on Warrigal Rd got her place broken into, so think twice about getting a place on a main street. The one other thing to be cautious of is that there are some housing commission places in the area; we were unlucky enough to live in a block of four units, one of which was a housing commission unit (which we didn't realise until some terrible bogan neighbours moved in with whom we had trouble), and apparently there are some housing commission places around the station and Power Street, I'm not sure exactly where. I've been told that people have heard gunshots coming from there and saw in the news recently that a man was shot to death in some commission housing in Ashwood. I would say that most of Ashwood is pretty safe, but just make sure you're not moving into the housing commission area!
Pros
  • Close to Shopping Centre
  • Great access to public transport, and major freeways
Cons
  • Some commission housing
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
DarrylJ
DarrylJ Having being born in and lived in (and still am near to...Chadstone) Ashwood for much of my 55 years of adult existence,I can't understand what this previous writer is on about! Virtually the whole of Ashwood is a housing commision suburb!!
2yrs+
DarrylJ
DarrylJ Power street??? I guess this person means Power Avenue.On the real and positive,Ashwood is brilliantly located,but Warrigal rd is way to busy these days.
2yrs+
DarrylJ
DarrylJ There are more astute reviews further down;ignore the rubbish above.
2yrs+
KatjaP
KatjaP Correction, I did mean Power Avenue, not Power Street. Aside from this I'm not sure exactly what about my review DarrylJ has a bee in his bonnet about.
2yrs+
DarrylJ
DarrylJ Correction,street,avenue.,since it is the main through road in the area....not similar.No "bee in the bonnet",just a bulltish detector.By the way,what percentage of the housing in Ashwood was housing commission?
2yrs+
DarrylJ
DarrylJ Someone who had hung around for a bit,but knew little.Read the original post.
2yrs+
DarrylJ
DarrylJ Sorry KatyaP.You lived in Ashwood for,"3-4 years",and you couldn't figure out the name of the main road was not Power street,but Power Avenue?? Only my post made you realize this? Stop wasting everyone's time.
2yrs+
DarrylJ
DarrylJ Silence....Ashwood is great;read the real posters below.
2yrs+
KatjaP
KatjaP If the only criticism was that I made a mistake with Power Avenue, that's fair enough and I corrected myself. It's not "bullshit" that I didn't know the exact name of that road; I've never had to use it, only ever travelled past it and seen it at a glance. I consider the main road through the area Warrigal Road, which I use frequently. I don't know the percentage of Ashwood that is housing commission, I haven't seen any statistics from the Dept of Housing. I've only relayed what I've seen and heard while I've been in the area.
2yrs+
DarrylJ
DarrylJ Sorry Katya,there are two "halves" to Ashwood,divided by which road? Which part of Warrigal Rd. touches Ashwood Housing? Where did you live in Ashwood?People reading this might feel that you haven't lived there and are writing about it,for whatever reason.Your original post shows that you are afraid of "bogans" and "housing commission places",yet you can't even locate where they are;you have to contact the "Dept of Housing",(sic).
2yrs+
DarrylJ
DarrylJ Katya swears,she lived in Ashwood for,"3-4"years (?),but can only name one road.Even her reference to "Princes Highway",(people 'round here call it Dandenong Road.) shows that she is "out of touch",with the area.Please read the more atute comments below.
2yrs+
DarrylJ
DarrylJ Astute,typo.
2yrs+
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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 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"One of the highest demand suburb in Melbourne"

This Suburb located at central of everything with its own style attraction, That why many people want to live in here!!!
Pros
  • Close to Shopping Centre
  • Close to Good school
  • Great access to public transport, and major freeways
  • Have different public transport
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Great potential area"

You buy now , you earn big money tomorrow
Pros
  • Close to Shopping Centre
  • Close to Good school
  • Great access to public transport, and major freeways
  • Have different public transport
  • Lower entry price than neighbouring premium suburbs
Recommended for
  • Professionals
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Roughie amongst the diamonds: A suburb on the up"

Ashwood is very small suburb in area, named after its neighbours 'ASHburton' and 'BurWOOD'. It shares the same post code as Ashburton in the City of Boroondara. Ashwood is in the City of Monash. Ashwood is in a sought after south-eastern region of Melbourne and is close to major freeways (Monash, Eastern) and shopping centres (Chadstone, The Glen). Large parcels of land have typically housed delapidated brick homes, rented by students and low-income families. Commission housing along the train line in Chadstone meant the suburb was less desirable than other neighbouring suburbs like Ashburton, Mount Waverley, Burwood and Glen Waverley - all of which are now premium suburbs with fantastic large homes and good schools and facilities.

Ashwood offers great potential for capital appreciation in the coming years as the trend of demolishing old homes, and building new ones continues. Ashwood itself is green, and quiet and the neighbours are all very friendly. On the weekends the netball courts are abuzz with young girls playing netball with their friends as their parents watch on and socialise. Every 3rd Sunday of the month, there's the Ashwood Farmer's Market on the main cricket oval, with local produce including herbs, cheeses, meats and chocolates. Residents can all feel the positive change in the area and feel lucky to be in such a great area of Melbourne. Be sure to have a full-breakfast at 'Cafe on Cleveland' when you visit Ashwood - delicious!
Pros
  • Lower entry price than neighbouring premium suburbs
  • Great access to public transport, and major freeways
  • Close to a variety of quality schools
  • Close to Shopping Centre
Cons
  • Higher than usual % of rented homes - less well maintained
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
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 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Very Potential for Investment"

I'm currently living in Glen Iris and looking for a property to invest.

I think Ashwood is one of most potential suburb in south-east, close to everything you need and you have never found enough property in the market!!!
Pros
  • Close to Good school
  • Close to Shopping Centre
  • Have different public transport
Cons
  • Difficult to buy, how much in the martket
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Students
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 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"I want this place"

My uncle is currently living in here. It's all Brilliant about family living, relaxing and being a short distance from Chadstone shopping Centre , with public transport, schools and beautiful parks. Safe quiet neighborhood with mainly middle and upper class residents.
Moreover, this area is very good on resales value, as not too much on the market. I'm currently want to buy one here, but hard to get one.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A Great Family Area with Everything You need close by"

Ashwood is a great suburb and is only getting better. Many of the old places are being pulled down and being replaced with new and modern housing. There are gorgeous parks nearby, it is close to transport, shops schools and universities. We are currently living in Cleveland Road, Ashwood which has its own shops (milk bar, chemist, cafe, indian restaurant, soon to be thai restaurant, bottle shop and a beautician). The people in the street are friendly and more and more families are moving into the street. Cleveland road is a walk away from Ashwood College and Parkhill Primary School. There are also some great childcare centres (Bloom on High Street Road Ashwood is excellent) and a very reputable kindergarten in Ashwood. There is a large safeway in Ashwood which is currently being renovated and will be finished soon and will be fantastic. There is now a farmers market on the every third sunday of each month in Aswhood. I have no hesitation in recommending Ashwood especially to growing families.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
4/5
2yrs+

"An area with just about everything"

This is a great suburb out of the city. It is not far from Chadstone so you can get just about anything you need close by. There are also a good selection of local shops. The shops provide everything you might want within walking distance including milk bars video shops a bakery and takeaway.
There are some nice restaurants in the area so you can get out for a meal without having to venture too far.
The area is well serviced by public transport so it isn’t difficult to get into the city to work or have a good night out.
Adjacent Glen Iris, Ashburton has a lot going for it including a wonderful family friendly feel.
For the families there are some great schools and kindergartens close by and some child care. It is so much easier having childcare in the area.
For those with older kids, Deakin University isn’t too far away.
Parks, sporting facilities and medical facilities (for the rolled ankles as a result of being so active) are all close by.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Unranked Streets in Ashwood

"Family Friendly"
-37.86552 145.09975

Morris St

4/5
"Quiet friendly street"
-37.865367 145.094963

Railway Ave

4.5/5
"Beautifully presented avenue, in the heart of Ashwood"
-37.86915 145.10627
"Nice"
-37.8705610041 145.1089808416