Balwyn North, VIC 3104

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Ranked 279th best suburb by locals in Melbourne (Greater) Region, VIC

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  • Parks and recreation
  • Clean & green
  • Safe and sound
  • Schools
  • Pest-free

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matildad2
matildad2
11th March 2021

"Our home"

ah good old north boring
North Balwyn is very beautiful and pictureque however it is a little boring soemtimes.
It's not a very active place but it's nice. You just sit and sigh and say ah dear North boring you are a funny place.

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goldlover
goldlover
22nd August 2020

"Nosey neighbourhood"

The area seems nice so far. Close to everything.
Unfortunately, I have had the misfortune of moving into a very nosey street!
The day I moved in, they started coming out.... a couple of old dog walkers, going up and down several times, one walking past the house and immediately turning around again! The next door neighbour who was standing outside his car for hours on end, for two days straight to catch a look at what we were moving in the house. We also got a welcome to the neighbourhood from a business, as soon as they were aware of something we moved in a couple days later - specific related. Very creepy!
Very nice high end houses but next door looks like a couple on Centrelink and perhaps pot. Their house looks old and run down, so the street has obviously improved over the years in terms of houses.
Obviously I picked the wrong street in this neighbourhood! Unless everyone in Balwyn North doesn’t have a life? Lol

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sandro_derango
sandro_derango
5th June 2020

"Peaceful and Tranquil"

Leafy and family orientated featuring many established cream brick veneer homes on generous lots along with impressive architecturally newly built homes North Balwyn Is a desirable suburb to call home. Offering a quality selection of primary schools and zoned to one of Melbourne's leading secondary schools , Balwyn High this suburb has always been a highly sought after and popular location for as long as I can remember. I was fortunate enough to have spent allot of my childhood growing up in the area as it was where my grand parents had lived. Having many kicks of the footy at Belle Vue Primary School's oval , a round of golf at freeway golf or a coffee at the village strip on Doncaster Road

Sandro De Rango- Property Manager Kew

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"A great suburb"

One of my favourite suburbs in Melbourne because of it’s greenery, we’re fortunate to be in a walking distance to Koonung reserve, an oasis for family. Yet it’s so close to great facilities, like Westfield Doncaster, without any huge traffic on our street. Cycling enthusiasts can take the Main Yarra Trail to the city.
Also proximity to the entrance of Eastern Freeway provides a convenient access to the city, for us that prefer the comfort of driving. Bus station at Doncaster Park & Ride is nearby too, if we prefer taking public transport. On top of all these perks is being in the school zone of the well known Balwyn High School. Certainly happy to have a multigenerational home here.

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"It's called North Boring for a reason..."

Cream brick veneers everywhere, lots of parks and nothing much else.
Public transport is limited, cars are required to get anywhere and many homes are being replaced with mc mansions.
Best to choose Balwyn as better transports and restaurants.

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"Great Place to Live"

As a Balwyn North local and a property manager that specialises in this area, I can truly say that Balwyn North is a fantastic suburb to live in. It has a fantastic mix of quiet streets and quaint shopping precincts such as Greythorn and Balwyn North Village. The Koonung Creek Trail is also a great place to go for a jog and walk the dog. Most importantly though, a large portion of Balwyn North lies within the Balwyn High School zone. Balwyn High School is one of Melbourne's best public Schools with an impressive reputation for academic excellence.
I would therefore, definitely, recommend Balwyn North as a great, quiet and safe place to live and raise a family.

Tanya Olver - Property Manager Balwyn North

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"Balwyn North is the Goldilocks suburb"

We have lived in Balwyn North for four years and believe it is a very comfortable and convenient place to live. It is particularly suitable for families with easy access to a good range of public and private schools. My family enjoy the open space, bicycle trails and easy access to public transport. Nothing is too far away with easy access to Burke road and glenferrie road strip shopping or a quick drive/Uber to the city for dinner. The key feature that makes Balwyn North attractive to us is that whilst we are close to a lot of shops and restaurants, it hasn’t been overdeveloped unlike Hawthorn and parts of Kew which are becoming saturated with high rise apartment developments.
I disagree with a number of posts about being snobby and friendly. In fact, I have experienced the opposite! I know a lot of people in the neighbourhood who often introduce themselves and stop to chat while I am in the front garden or walking the dog. I do agree however that prices for the suburb are very high however not unusual for any inner eastern suburb.
After living in a number of suburbs over my life including Blackburn, Burwood, Templestowe and now North Balwyn, I would say that this is my favourite. Whilst I enjoyed every suburb I have lived in, it is the convenience to amenities that is the winning factor for my family. I suppose everyone has different expectations. Sometimes, it is what you make of it. We focus on the positives and thre are plenty of them in Balwyn North

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"Pretty but stuck up only positives are higher prices?"

We lived here for a year and didn’t really enjoy it. There are nice parks and the schools are apparently good. It’s really boring and Neighbour’s are extremely stuck up and unfriendly. For the price you pay it’s soooo not worth it unless you are willing to sacrifice your nice life for your kids education, meaning that they will be with utter stuck up snobs of kids...

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"Agnes ave Balwyn north........"

Most expensive and prestigous st in balwyn north
100m to all a shops
tree lined
Highest prices homes in area ...

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"Friendly safe neighbourhood"

Balwyn North is a great suburb with access to parks such as Macleay Park, sport clubs, good access to schools such as Balwyn High, decent access to public transport with buses to Doncaster, Box Hil and city as well as a tram to the city, decent access to shops such as Balwyn north village, Belmore Road village, Balwyn Shopping precinct and other shopping centres. The only real downsides are no train station and prices are pretty high.

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"Best Place east of Melbourne!"

Another Preference for me to live in Melbourne! This suburb has plenty to see & do! there is lots of Schools, Parks & Reserves as well as the Westfield Doncaster Shopping Mall! This is the ideal Location.

Great for

  • Good parks and bike tracks.
  • Good public transport
  • Good schools.

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"Over priced for a mediocre suburb"

Houses cost way too much.Neighbours are not friendly and keep to themselves.Too many old people. No nightlife or enjoyment

Great for

  • Good parks and bike tracks.

Not great for

  • Neighbours unfriendly
  • Too many old people
  • No nightlife or enjoyment
  • Houses way over priced.
  • Rents to high
  • Could have better shopping facilities.

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AnnaWave
AnnaWave

You obviously don't fit into the area but wish you could

eddieb2
eddieb2

Fully agree with you. Only stuck up people would like it there. Good you are not one of them!

mattb29
mattb29

EddieB...Seriously mate, If you lived next to me, I reckon you'd be a different person, because I would be Neighborly and nice to you. I'm far from stuck up mate and I resent your generalisation. My Neighbours are amazing, so get stuffed.

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"Close to the city- a village atmosphere"

With Balwyn High School close by, this place offers one of the best schools melbourne has to offer. Great place to live, friendly people, great greenery and peace and quiet.

Great for

  • Good parks and bike tracks.
  • Good public transport
  • Good schools.

Not great for

  • Houses way over priced.
  • Rents to high

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"Balwyn North - an oasis in the growing city, and flood free zone!"

A great place to live in the eastern side of Melbourne
Very good access to schools including Balwyn High, Fintona, MLC
Excellent longterm growth in value
Nice shopping streets along Doncaster Rd; also few mins drive to Kew junction and Westfield
Most houses sit on highland, with plenty having city views
AND.........most of all, in the wake of recent rainstorm...........no flooding!!!!!!!

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"Excellent suburb for living and future resale"

Quiet and friendly neighbourhood
Balwyn High zone excellent access to schools and outstanding value for capital growth and future resale
Ongoing upgrading of neighbourhood houses with many redevelopments / major renovations
Easy access to shopping streets along Doncaster Rd, Kew junction, Harp junction and Westfield shopping centre
Good access to city via High St / Studley Park Rd during peak hours, and via freeway afterhours
Surrounding parklands, walking and bike tracks
Adjacent to other suburbs with excellent longterm growth (Kew, Balwyn, Canterbury, Mont Albert, Ivanhoe East), while being relatively affordable
Walking distance to public transports along Belmore Rd / Doncaster Rd

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"Smiley"

The prices of properties in Balwyn North are very high. It always have solid growth every year. My property price has increased by 60% since I brought it two years ago. The more realistic price for an apartment there is at least $550,000 and 1.2 million for a house with 3 bedrooms.

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"Solid reputation and high property prices"

Situated 11km east of Melbourne's CBD, Balwyn North is a lovely area with a solid reputation and high property prices. Popular among families, Balwyn North's homes generally fetch around $483,000 for apartments and $832,000 for houses. The area is home to several primary schools, a golf course, a main shopping strip and a number of bicycle tracks along the Yarra River. Buses service the town and link it with neighbouring suburbs such as Ivanhoe East, Bulleen, Doncaster, Balwyn, Kew and Mont Albert North. Balwyn North is home to some 20,000 residents.

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jarman
jarman

The price range $483,000 and $832,000 are not realistic. A house usually exceeds $1,000,000 in this area.

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