Balnarring, VIC 3926

4.1(8 reviews)

Ranked 256th best suburb by locals in Melbourne (Greater) Region, VIC

Great for

  • Parking
  • Peace and quiet
  • Resale or rental value
  • Safe and sound
  • Parks and recreation

Not great for

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Who lives here?

  • Families With Kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers

Reviews of Balnarring, VIC

19th July 2022

"This is home"

Balnarring is stunning, close to the beach. You can walk anywhere in the village - a lovely resident community. The school is excellent and I have the best neighbours ever. Moved in in May and could not be happier

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"Beautiful surrounds, but unkind community cultural"

A small town where everyone is involved in what everyone’s doing. The town’s people are very opinionated and can be seen walking the streets and gossiping about the neighbours, rather than offering a helping hand. Some simple acts of kindness in this place are needed. The original locals discredit all those they dislike and are known to spread untrue rumours.

The surrounds are beautiful and those that stop to enjoy them are really lucky to call this place home. Just a pitty about the people!

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I believe this review should be removed as the person seems not to live here or know the area very well. To say that all people in Balnarring are very opinionated and that all gossip about their neighbours and none give a helping hand is patently untrue. Maybe they were just passing through and were bored and decided to just upset our lovely community that I belong to that has always been welcoming and kind.

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"Beautiful Balnarring near the exclusive Balnarring Beach"

Balnarring is an easy 1 hr drive from Melbourne CBD, or a picturesque hinterland 1/2 hr to Mornington. Pressed against the shores of Westernport Bay; a once quiet seaside hamlet, is now a vibrant community, winery destination, excellent village atmosphere, host to the picnic races and home to new peninsula residents. There’s the new and old property style choices, the standard block with modern new homes, the old-fashioned beach shack done up or ready for imagination and the larger acreages for the hobby framers.

The sporting facilities for young ones are some of the best on the peninsula and the local primary school is outstanding. Public buses into Mornington and Mt. Eliza makes it possible for secondary school aged kids to attend quality education.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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"Small town feel, close to everything - including the beach!"

A small suburb on the Mornington Peninsula's east coast, Balnarring is home to 2500* permanent residents.
Fantastic setting to raise a family, with a fully fenced playground, new public amenities, fully lit skate park and easy access to the shopping strip with an abundance of cafes, restaurants and specialty stores. The local service station and garage is worth a special mention, as they have driveway service and will fill your car for you; rain or shine!

Balnarring is approx. 10 minutes north by car to Hastings (closest Coles, Woolies, Kmart, major banks etc.) and 20 minutes west to Mornington (major shopping centres, homemaker stores and strip shops). Public transport in Balnarring is limited (bus) however there is great running/walking/cycling access via the 26km Westernport Bay Trail which ends in Sommerville. The closest train station is 7km away at Bittern (PTV zone 2, Stony Point Line to Frankston).

If you are coming for a weekend visit be sure to try a burger at the Tulum store down Balnarring Beach road, grab a coffee at Village People, sneak a snack at the Red Hill Baker - Balnarring, check out the huge range of gifts at the Dispensary, treat yourself to French, Italian or Asian Fusion cuisine at one of the great eateries in town (and I mean great!) and top it off with some Sunday afternoon tunes at the local tavern (Heritage 3059). And of course there's an abundance of beaches, parks and nature trails all within a stones throw of the town centre.

If you are looking to move to Balnarring, I can't recommend it highly enough! There is an influx of traffic in the Summer months, but nothing compared to the congestion of the west coast (Dromana, Rosebud, Sorrento etc.). Commuting to Melbourne will add a little time to your daily drive, and be prepared for tradie traffic entering and exiting Peninsula Link.

(*figure from the 2011 census)

Great for

  • Great cafes
  • Community feel
  • Walking distance to shops from any residential street in town
  • Friendly
  • Quiet

Not great for

  • Lack of pedestrian crossings
  • Expensive to buy/rent

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
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Rentals in Balnarring

"A great place"

Balnarring is the place you choose to live

Great for

  • Friendly
  • Quiet
  • Relaxing
  • Stress Free

Not great for

  • Public transport to the city ...if you needed to go there regularly
  • Mornington Shire council should remove pine trees and other weeds and plant native trees

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
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"Great Rural Life"

I lived in Balnarring for 32 years. I had my family and it was such a great safe place for them to grow up. Balnarring has a great Primary school, Kinder and Infant welfare centre. Just what you need for a young growing family. It has quiet beaches two Churches, Tennis courts, wonderfull wetlands which just have to be seen. There is a Cricket club and also a Football club. There is a Doctor and Dentist and a lovely shopping village.It is also close to a surf beach which the locals love. Balnarring is definately the place to live.

Great for

  • Friendly
  • Lay back
  • Quiet

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
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"Relaxing place"

I work there most days and find it a great little town. Shopping is a bit average and night life is nil. People are friendly but can be a little uppity at times but overall a great place. Great place for young families and a very safe atmosphere.

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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