8.0 out of 10

Bayswater

Ranked 237th best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.8413355152368 145.260450291171
Great for
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Clean & Green
  • Schools
  • Public Transport
  • Resale or Rental Value
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
Jun 30, 2016

"Affordable with all the perks"

Bayswater has a lot to offer residents and astute investors as it boasts most desired amenities, but is still relatively and reasonably priced.

Lots of shops to choose from, train station, parks and easy access to big shopping centres and freeways are just a few reasons why it is a great suburb.

I manage many rental properties in Bayswater/surrounding suburbs and find the area to a great investment with rental properties having good yields.
Pros
  • Affordable
  • Clean and Quiet
  • Spacious Houses on Large Blocks
Cons
  • Crowded parking near Station
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Jun 15, 2016

"Lovely area with huge blocks"

Pros
  • Affordable
  • Clean and Quiet
  • Spacious Houses on Large Blocks
  • Views of Dandenong Ranges
Cons
  • I wish we had more cafes
  • Crowded parking near Station
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Mar 15, 2016

"You beauty!"

Bayswater is surprisingly a nice suburb for families with schools, shops, restaurants, parks and public transport all in proximity. We love being away from the hustle and bustle of the city. But if we do need to go to town its 35 mins via Eastlink. People say crime rate is an issue but we havent experienced it, and this is found in every suburb, even in the inner eastern/northern and especially western suburbs. Knox City Council is also investing in improving the area...can't wait to see what Bayswater 2020 will be like!
Pros
  • Views of Dandenong Ranges
  • Affordable
  • Clean and Quiet
  • Spacious Houses on Large Blocks
Cons
  • Crowded parking near Station
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Mar 01, 2016

"An accessible, affordable Eastern suburb with amenities"

A quiet, family-friendly neighbourhood with humble homes on decent sized blocks. My husband and I moved here from the south-eastern suburbs and we're very happy. We're away from the city but not too far. There's a train station and the commute to the CBD takes around 40 minutes in the mornings on weekdays, otherwise it's a 40-60 minute drive (depending on traffic). There's some good local restaurants, it's a short drive to Knox City and Eastland shopping centre and around 15-20 minute drive to the Dandenong Ranges and 1000 steps walk.
Pros
  • Affordable
  • Clean and Quiet
  • Spacious Houses on Large Blocks
Cons
  • I wish we had more cafes
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Hidden Gem!"

Affordable, Quite and friendly neighborhood. Good restaurants, public transport and shopping complex
Pros
  • Affordable
  • Clean and Quiet
  • Spacious Houses on Large Blocks
Cons
  • I wish we had more cafes
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
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 3/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Beautiful yet Affordable!"

When I and my wife started looking for houses to buy last year, we were so frustrated with underquoted ads and skyrocketing prices. Then we found Bayswater very affordable where we could find decent Houses on a Large blocks. Initially, we were quite skeptical about the reason for it being comparatively cheap and I couldn't find any logical reason for it. Unable to afford any other suburb, we made up our mind and finally bought our first House here. We've been very happy residents since then (an year). The neighbors are very friendly and I mean it. I can't imagine renovating our house without genuine help and advice from our neighbours. Best of all, we love the greenery and native birds you get to watch everyday! I personally love the wide footpath unlike some suburbs which don't have it at all. We've got the Mountain High Shopping Centre for daily groceries. Also, you can find some of the best Thai Restaurants in eastern suburbs. As far as the schools, they are not bad - I do not have a first hand experience as we do not have kids yet. Having said that, some of the best schools are in Wantirna and Heathmont which are just 4-6 km from Bayswater! And commute to city, for us it's a 15 min walk or 3 min drive to the Bayswater station and 40 min travel to the City in Express service. Interestingly, we see the Protective Services Officers everyday when we get off the train in the night which gives us a sense of security . Although one might think why they are there so frequently, we have never had any bad experience so far and we arrive at Bayswater station everyday anywhere between 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm! Nevertheless, this is purely our experience and thought of sharing...
Pros
  • Clean and Quiet
  • Spacious Houses on Large Blocks
  • Affordable
Cons
  • I wish we had more cafes
  • Crowded parking near Station
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers
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 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 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A nice place"

Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • 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+

"Beautiful suburb"

We have been looking for a property around this area and finally found Bayswater to be the place we want to live in. A great suburb with lovely neighbourhood!
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  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
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 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Great suburb to live"

I have lived here for about 3 years. Many of the areas have been rejuvenated with lots of new houses and renovations going on. It is great for family with children as there is a big fantastic playground my kids just love. Public transport is good as well with train station and bus hub. Grocery shopping is convenience as there are 3 major supermarkets: Aldi, Woolies and Coles. Regarding crime, we haven't had any problem so far. Within the first month of moving in I forgot to close my garage door so it was open for the whole night. We live in a busy street and we have some stuff that we put in the garage and nothing was stolen. We've had left the house unoccupied for 1 month and found it the way it was when we came home. For people who haven't seen the current Bayswater should check out and see how the suburb has evolved. From the info we received from council, there will still be some development in the area around the station. The cons is currently the suburb center hasn't got plenty options for eating out.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
georginaburden
georginaburden I agree with 'ince'. I have been here 3 years also and have had no problem. Neighbours very helpful. This suburb is definitely changing with the older people moving on and new families with little kids coming in. Very good for us!! Local school is ok - my kids settled in quickly and just got on with it. Good kind teachers and principal.
2yrs+
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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 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"Gorgeous suburb"

Bayswater is a beautiful, safe, friendly suburb. Have been living here for the past 15 years and do not have a bad word to say about it. The shops are wonderful and no matter where you turn you have a glorious backdrop of the mountains. Wouldn't live anywhere else!!
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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 5/5
  • 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 5/5
  • 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+

"Great place to live - 33 years experience"

I have lived in Bayswater for 33 yrs and haven't got a bad word to say about it. All the people who live around my wife and i are very friendly and helpful. The air is fresh, the grass is green and it is a peaceful place to live. Public transport is walking distance as is the full range of shops and all the parks and sporting grounds. There are some amazing views of the dandenong ranges from Bayswater and yet only 10 mins drive to get up into the mountains. In the other directions you have a 30 min drive to the melbourne cbd via the new Eastlink freeway. The house and land sizes and prices are much more generous than inner city areas which is great if you are bringing up children or just like to have a little space between you and your neighbours. I recently got married and we are moving out of the area for the first time to explore another part of the eastern suburbs.
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  • Families with kids
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rens
rens I have lived in Bayswater for 33 yrs and haven't got a bad word to say about it. All the people who live around my wife and i are very friendly and helpful. The air is fresh, the grass is green and it is a peaceful place to live. Public transport is walking distance as is the full range of shops and all the parks and sporting grounds. There are some amazing views of the dandenong ranges from Bayswater and yet only 10 mins drive to get up into the mountains. In the other directions you have a 30 min drive to the melbourne cbd via the new Eastlink freeway. The house and land sizes and prices are much more generous than inner city areas which is great if you are bringing up children or just like to have a little space between you and your neighbours. I recently got married and we are moving out of the area for the first time to explore another part of the eastern suburbs.
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Sad to be leaving"

I have lived in Bayswater for the last three years and will be sad to see the end of our time here, but the time has come for us to move to something more... rural.

Our court is very quiet and the neighbours are great - everyone gets along really well, not a day goes by without a 'hows it going?' or a wave and a smile as you pass in the street.

Sure some of the houses may look a little older, but a lot are also being renovated now, and what a transformation! We are walking distance from shops, Knox Leisure Works, Boronia and Bayswater station and the bike track.

Bayswater now homes Aldi, Woolworths and Coles - as well as a recently built shopping hub with everything you need from a local centre.

I'd recommend Bayswater to anyone who asks.

Cheers
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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 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • 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+

"Safe and Sound"

Having lived in various suburbs in Melbourne, I love the green, big blocks of Bayswater. Friendly neighbours, peaceful and quiet with great access to public transport. Bayswater was looking a little tired, but with all the new builds it has very much been revitalised.

For the previous poster who complained about his car being broken into and side swiped in a car park - GET REAL! Such things can happen in any suburb. I have lived in so called 'expensive and safe suburbs, such as Surrey Hills and Malvern, and have experienced more violence and crime in those suburbs than anything in Bayswater. This included a stabbing in front of my old house in Surrey Hills.

Highly recommend Bayswater as a safe, friendly and affordable place to live.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • 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 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Not my cup of tea"

I've lived in Bayswater for three years and couldn't wait to move out . The first month I moved in my car was broken into, trashed and left with a damaged car door. Within another year I parked out side a local shop and the whole side of my car was side swiped completely writing off the car . The person didn't leave a note nothing and no one bothered to help , something I don't think you'd miss in shopping center that size , the sound alone would've made people look . I was lucky I only rented there and got out as quick as I could . Strange place crime is alive and well just follow the shoes hung over the power lines. One of the dodgiest places I've ever lived in..
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Depressing suburb"

I'm a resident of 10 years and about to leave for a beautiful suburb by the sea :)
In my ten years I would sum the place up as, extremely dull , lot of outdated houses, depressing landscapes, a mish mash of same same boxes. A place you simply pass through , nothing exceptional .I also found the area unsafe in parts
5/5
2yrs+
5/5
2yrs+

"bayswater"

Recommended for
  • Families with kids
1/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
2yrs+

"Can't recommend"

Not a safe place to live in, far too much crime.Overall the suburb is quite average and run down in places.Real estate prices are overpriced considering the condition of real estate.I wouldn't recommend at all.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+
Recommended for
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Princess Street, Bayswater"

I live on Princess Street in Bayswater, and have found it to be a very friendly place to live. My neighbours all know each other's names and families, and are always willing to lend a helping hand. I was a little nervous about living so close to the Knox Club, but it has never been an issue in the 7 years I have lived here.

I'm currently looking at selling my house, but will definitely be looking in the same area when buying a new property.
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Clean Air"

Nothing beats the great big green blocks of Bayswater!
Big allotments, clean air, and plenty to do make Bayswater a great place for the family.
It can get quite cold in winter though :(
I own a roof restoration company and work in this area regularly.

Cheers,
Phil
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3/5
2yrs+

"Best suited to young families"

Typically a middle class suburb in Melbourne's outer east, Bayswater sits 28km from the city and houses over 10,000 residents. Home to four primary schools and a secondary school, the area is best suited to young families. Other features of the town include playgrounds, parks and reserves, football and cricket ovals, netball and tennis courts, a number of shopping centres and supermarkets and a train station. Bayswater sits between Wantirna, Heathmont, Bayswater North, Boronia and Wantirna South. It is 5km from Croydon and has an average property price tag of over $280,000.
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Best Streets in Bayswater

1

Alwyn Street

4.5/5
"Ideal location in lovely Bayswater Street"
-37.84279287 145.2612667393
2

Comrie Court

4.5/5
"Cute Bayswater Court"
-37.84811 145.26023
3

Devenish Road

4.5/5
"Family favourite in lovely street"
-37.85282 145.2697
4

Cameron Close

3.5/5
"Close to everything"
-37.85107 145.25744
5

Myrtle Street

3.5/5
"Magical Myrtle Street"
-37.8435783418 145.2610891544
6

Ann Street

3.5/5
"Bayswater beauty"
-37.8570201541 145.2644222867

Unranked Streets in Bayswater

Rowan Place

4.5/5
"Convenient to all of Bayswater's best"
-37.8437047003 145.2606520223
-37.84098 145.25713

Amber Street

3.5/5
"Small but sweet"
-37.84733 145.25445

Ash Grove

4/5
"Bayswater beauty"
-37.845897191 145.258944475