6.5 out of 10

Barkly St, Footscray

Ranked 3rd best street in Footscray
-37.7989703763 144.8930922223
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Internet Access
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Transport
  • Childcare
Not great for
  • Peace & Quiet
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Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Professionals
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Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A rich culture and exciting place to live!"

Footscray is an up and coming area west of the city. It has amazing cuisine, excellent transport, parks/gardens, bike tracks and best of all it is only 6km from Melbourne CBD. As someone who grew up in the Eastern suburbs it's refreshing to experience the rich culture and community spirit that Footscray has to offer.

The Vic Government has identified Footscray as a key transport hub in it's 2030 plan and is injecting large amounts of funding to improve infrastructure in the area. FOOTSCRAY in 2030 will be safe, artsy, edgy and affordable, according to the latest State Government guidelines.

The suburb is set to become the centre of employment, services, public facilities, shopping and dining in the West.

I would highly recommend the area to anyone looking for an affordable and culturally diverse area with fantastic growth prospects.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 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+

"Barkly Street Walking distance to any facilities and friendly characters"

It's so friendly, if you catch a bus or walking to station, you can make friends on the way. People are so friendly and like to make friends and helping each other. We have lived in Barkly street for more than 10 years and love it love it and love it. It is so convenient walking to shops, station, buses and close to High point (10minutes driving), 7 km from CBD.
Recommended for
  • Singles
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Do not stop your car"

A dank, dangerous neighborhood. Great to live if you hate people and enjoy being fleeced by gangs of criminals. A good place to get your car broken into.
pkmelb
pkmelb A little OTT (over the top) I would say. Gangs of criminals? In your imagination.
2yrs+
fpam
fpam Very OTT, even to the point of ridiculous. Sure there is still an element of crime which exists in most suburbs, but for the most part that is all gone. Footscray is filled with beautiful old homes and a wonderful mix of people from all walks of life. I moved from the inner east to Footscray 4 years ago and it is the best thing I ever did. I’m 10 minutes from the city and have all the amenities I need.
2yrs+
bhowden
bhowden Very much over the top. Have not experienced anything close to what you described and I am seeing fantastic changes in the area.
2yrs+
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