7.5 out of 10

Balwyn North

Ranked 288th best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.7886234432552 145.084386121895
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Dec 15, 2017

"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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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Oct 21, 2017

"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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1/5
2yrs+

"PooHoo"

Ridiculously inflated prices due to the Asian and Indian infiltration! Who in the name of God would spend $1.8 million for a 3-bedroom, 1 bath, 1 carspace DUMP? The smarter investors would buy 2 or 3 dwellings in a mid-range suburb which offers all the same inclusions and make a fortune in rental income per annum. North Balwyn has always been a "wank" suburb ... it caters for "suburbanist" twits who only buy into the place just for the postcode. North Balwyn has absolutely nothing to offer other than Koonung Creek reserve and the bike track. No entertainment, no hotels and no excitement. Anyone with half a brain would spend their money elsewhere!!! Neighbouring suburb, Doncaster, is climbing in price and stature but it has heaps more to offer than North Balwyn (once known as "Divorce Hill").
Pros
  • Pretenious would-be's if they could be.
Cons
  • Houses way over priced.
  • Rents to high
  • Could have better shopping facilities.
  • Neighbours unfriendly
  • Too many old people
AndyR2
AndyR2 Mayah, are your comments based on personal experience or condescending generalisations based on jealousy and envy because the prices in this suburb
have boomed over the last few years while your area continues to lag behind. Its one thing to comment on a suburb but another to down right put down
a suburb and the people living in it. The market has clearly determined this suburb isnt at all wanky or pretentious hence the high demand supporting the suburbs price growth. I grew up in Balwyn north and parents still currently live there and it is absolutely not what you are describing.The reason why prices in the area have escalated in recent years is due to the same reason other blue chip suburb prices have escalated, relatively close proximity to CBD, good transport links- eastern freeway, trams/buses, good Public/Private schools (Balwyn High School), appealing landscaped neighboorhoods with views to the mountains. The suburb has gone through significant development with alot of the older houses replaced with larger and new homes.W alk/drive through a few streets in Doncaster and then do the same in Balwyn North and one will clearly see why there is a big price difference.

I would take a house in Balwyn North over 3 mediocre house in middle range suburbs any day because in 10 years time, the Balwyn North dump will probably be worth 3m+ while the latter will continue to lag behind in capital growth. Anyone with half a brain would know that.
Aug 18, 2016
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"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.
Pros
  • Good parks and bike tracks.
  • Good public transport
  • Good schools.
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2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"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
Pros
  • Good parks and bike tracks.
Cons
  • 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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Anna Wave
Anna Wave You obviously don't fit into the area but wish you could
Nov 30, 2016
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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 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"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.
Pros
  • Good parks and bike tracks.
  • Good public transport
  • Good schools.
Cons
  • Houses way over priced.
  • Rents to high
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  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
sin sin
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"What was once a good area"

I have live in North Balwyn for about 20 Years. I liked living here because it was a nice quiet suburb with friendly neighbors. In recent years this has changed. The suburb has been popular with foreign investors, mainly from Asia. In the process this have driven up the prices in the area and made it difficult for the average Aussie family to buy and live here. As for the foreign investors who do live here, I find that they are not friendly and keep to themselves.
Pros
  • Good schools.
  • Good parks and bike tracks.
  • Good public transport
Cons
  • Houses way over priced.
  • Rents to high
  • Could have better shopping facilities.
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Anna Wave
Anna Wave Just because too many Asian doesn't mean bad. Sounds racist
Nov 30, 2016
Anna Wave
Anna Wave Asians
Nov 30, 2016
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Zhu Zhu
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 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+

"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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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • 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+

"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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5/5
2yrs+

"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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4/5
2yrs+

"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.
2yrs+
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Best Streets in Balwyn North

"Peaceful, leafy, winding, street with stunning views - perfect place to raise a family! "
-37.7932637533 145.0803213678
"One of the best avenues in Balwyn North, outstanding location..."
-37.792929074 145.0918507271
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Cascade Street

4.5/5
"Beautiful tree lined street in the heart of the prestigious Riverside estate."
-37.7893432247 145.0647758573
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Panoramic Road

4.5/5
"nice place to live"
-37.7930793382 145.0792421979
"Great street, quiet, acc"
-37.7914025267 145.0644343478
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Tower Road

4/5
"One of the golden street in the region"
-37.80082 145.0774

Unranked Streets in Balwyn North

"A quiet, Pin Oak lined street with little traffic and bounty of parks and gardens to enjoy"
-37.8032836408 145.0887498212
"Great street!"
-37.7970579234 145.0797066508

Maud Street

4.5/5
-37.7962109799 145.0799388772
-37.797023 145.085789