9.0 out of 10

Bayside Avenue, Edithvale

-38.0429413184 145.1133794834
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids


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

"I can't think of a better place for new families"

The easiest way for me to sum it up is like this...

A friend of mine whom is into properties and has quite a portfolio of homes was having a discussion with me about how much I thought my house in Edithvale was worth these days. The standard line that my wife and I give is "it doesn't matter, we don't wont to go anywhere". So he said to me, "if you were offered 1million dollars for your place (we bought in Dec03 for $323,500) you cant tell me you wouldn't take it". And I say, 'No I wouldn't'.

The issue being, I would take my million dollars and then want to buy my house in the same street!

Edithvale ticks all the boxes of what you tend to look for in deciding on a suburb.

Our House is:

700m from the beach (one of the best beaches in the bay - no rocks, rips, river (read storm water) outlets, beautiful fine sand and crystal clear un-polluted water, with life saving club. Like dogs?? Each day (but particularly on the weekends) dogs are free to run on the beach before 10am (hours changes with the seasons) lots of fun for pets and owners! Then grab a Coffee at the café at the Life Saving Club

700m from the wetlands, home to a mob of Eastern Grey kangaroos which you can see everyday, and many migratory birds throughout the year. The wetlands area of international significance and currently the government is building a wetlands education and discovery centre on Edithvale rd. The wetlands are boarded by a bike path that leads to Patterson River and then onto the East Link Trail, or you can head the other way up to Mordialloc and then follow the beach rd path to St Kilda and beyond.

1100m to Edithvale station, then 40min train ride to the city. Many different secondary schools within 4 stops either direction.

850m to Edithvale primary School (and for us we don't have to cross any major roads).

650m to Edithvale Kinder Garten.

50m to bus stop which if you really wanted could take you all the way to Doncaster Shopping centre or even airport west.

5min drive to Woolworths Chelsea.

1100m to Gran Sasso Italian restaurant and Brown Rice Thai (plenty of other places to eat nearby, but these two are worth noting.

Plenty of weather board houses with lots of character on decent sized blocks (great if you want to have a dog - we have a great dane, and a large backyard for children to play in.

750m to large park and play ground on Edithvale rd, 1100 m to even larger park, play ground, and skate park on Thames Promenade.

And talk about choice of sporting activities for kids... within walking distance there is: Life Saving, Yachting, Little Athletics, Football, Soccer, Cricket, Baseball, Cycling at velodrome, Tennis, Netball, Golf, Lawn Bowls.

The other significant point to be made is this. The suburb was created in the 1950's - 60's. Until about 10 years ago, the community was very much older residents, but recently the demographic has changed dramatically. In our street last year their were 6 babies born within the 12 month, there has been 2 more since, and another 3 in the oven. Almost all of our street is made up of home owners not rentals, with many aged between mid 20s-40. This is the kind of demographic you tend to find in new estates out on the fringes of Melbourne.

Each year we close off the street and have a street Christmas party with everyone.

I would not want to live anywhere else, and I encourage any young couple, first home owners, who want picket fences, characters, large blocks, and everything else I mentioned above to come to Edithvale. Its the best!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids

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