7.2 out of 10

Barkers Rd, Kew

Ranked 2nd best street in Kew
-37.8128834717 145.0218959296
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • 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
  • 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+

"A Perfect Place for Families with School Children"

Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
2/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"A very busy main road which has become worse with lowered speed limits"

Barkers Road, once home to some of the most beautiful properties in Melbourne's inner east has become a mini freeway over the past 5 years. A journey from Burke Road, Canterbury to Kew covers no more than 4 kms but can take anywhere up to 30 minutes in peak hour. Schools go back every year around Feb 1 (after Australia Day) and the commute increases from 5 minutes to 30.

Speed limits of 40km/h have been introduced given the many private schools like Carey, MLC and Xavier which has further increased the bottleneck. Gotta love how a few speeding fools ruin it for the rest of us! For sane drivers, 60km'h is fine.

I don't know why people would want to live on Barkers, it is very busy, I cant imagine trying to drive out my house onto this road in peak hour and the noise must be an issue.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
AdamS
AdamS No recommended for?
2yrs+
Jason Spencer
Jason Spencer Thanks AJ, I've updated. I would recommend it for everyone except families with kids, personally I have an issue with living on a busy main road, just feel one time kids might run out onto the road.
2yrs+
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