9.5 out of 10

Avondale Heights

Ranked 2nd best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.7640726534542 144.862346032469
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Parking
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Schools
  • Childcare
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

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
  • 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
Dec 30, 2016

"Quiet, Green, Close to Everything"

Everything you could want, except a train!
Pros
  • Close to the Airport.
  • Close to the CBD.
  • Shopping.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Nov 07, 2016

"Best in Melbourne's West!"

Features great Parks & Reserves & Public Transport Options by Tram or Bus. With lots of Schooling Options, Close to Melbourne CBD & Highpoint Shopping Centre, this is another ideal location in Melbourne to live in!
Pros
  • Close to the CBD.
  • Close to the Airport.
  • Shopping.
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 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • 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 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+

"Best Suburb In Melbourne!"

Moving here was the best decision we made. Beautiful Canning Reserve, close to Highpoint, tram line into City just around the corner. Leafy green suburb, full of friendly people minus the pretention that other suburbs of this calibre seem to have!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Family living near river"

Quiet suburb surrounded by parks. Great community spirit
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"An underated and affordable haven so close to everything!"

As Sales Manager at Moonee Valley Real Estate on Military Road, Avondale Heights for the last 10 years, I have grown up in this fantastic area, attended St Martins primary school through to St Bernards College.

Being a proud Avondale Heights resident, I believe that the area is very much underated and has the potential to exercise plenty of growth whilst still being in a central location close to all amenities and not too far from the city.

With so many features to enjoy such as the Maribyrnong River and walking tracks, plenty of local parks and the arrival of new and exciting centres such as child care, fitness centres and the expansion of the Milleara Shopping Centre, this is a safe, family friendly suburb that everyone can enjoy!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Best kept secret in the north/west!"

Occupying the south-western tip of Moonee Valley, Avondale Heights shares many similarities with its northern neighbour – East Keilor. Its diversity of architecture and landscape closely mirrors that of East Keilor with a predominance of 1960s brick-veneer homes on sizeable flat blocks, plus more recently developed pockets such as the popular St Bernards Estate which comprises some of the largest residences in the entire area. Two significant factors make this suburb unique – its proximity to the Maribyrnong River along with some of the best city views in Melbourne, and its closeness to Maribyrnong itself (via Canning Street) including trams and Highpoint Shopping Centre. Also popular with young families, Avondale Heights offers quality accommodation at a number of price-points – from unrenovated 1960s homes to grand residences with pools, tennis courts and million-dollar views. Given the large number of older homes on good-sized blocks, the area has long been of interest to developers creating multi-unit projects which appeal to first-home buyers and downsizers alike. Local amenities include three primary schools, bus services and local shopping centre on Milleara Road. With its East, South and Western borders along the Maribyrnong River, there’s also an abundance of parks, reserves, walking/cycling tracks and other recreational facilities local residence are able to utilize.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Great area only 11 kms from city !!"

Look out for the booming property prices here as the older generation moves on (in a nice way)... especially near the Maribynong River. Predominately retired European community. Lots of scope to get it at groundish level for subdividers. Mostly huge blocks (around 650-750sq m). Needs a retail /cafe strip away from Military Rd...maybe Canning st
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids

Best Streets in Avondale Heights

"Lovely quiet street, good for families."
-37.7691566006 144.8626159182

Unranked Streets in Avondale Heights

Oakley Dr

4.5/5
"THE GOLDEN STRETCH!"
-37.7597309396 144.8734349378

Canning St

3.5/5
"Canning Street"
-37.7706080158 144.8655119184

Military Rd

3.5/5
"main road with plenty of action!"
-37.7566880903 144.8598428614
"Best street in Avondale Heights."
-37.7597719207 144.8610722955

Weyburn Pl

3.5/5
"WHAT A SCENIC LOCATION NEAR THE RIVER!"
-37.75917 144.86818
"Great Street to live in"
-37.7742177708 144.8592418048

Doyle St

4.5/5
-37.7638768644 144.8604165973

Rhonda St

2.5/5
"Rhonda Street - Quiet and peaceful"
-37.77205 144.85492

Riviera Rd

3.5/5
"A good mix of the old and the new! "
-37.7536520712 144.8746916927