9.3 out of 10

Beaconsfield

Ranked 14th best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-38.047932064872 145.369427178897
Great for
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
  • Schools
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
Not great for
  • Parking
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Students
  • Country Lovers

Reviews

1/5
Jul 17, 2016

"Shock!"

I have never experienced this much this much racial prejudice in my life. It was yesterday on saturday when me and a couple of my mates (some african and some pacific islander) came over for our club rugby league game, we couldn't find our playing field and were basically stranded around a beaconsfield sport and rec centre next to some tennis courts and a afl field. From their we tried to ask some locals about directions and thats where it started, we had caucasian people ignoring our simple questions for help and walking away from us frantically to people driving out the parking lot and staring us down in a condescending way, and i know it was condescending because neither of us would break eye contact until they drove of, we even had a guy yell "go back to africa you black c****" i can also remembering the couple at a bus stop where i saw the guy clench on to his partners handbag when he saw my african mate walk past to see the bus timetables. I am not lying when i tell you this that me and all my friends went home truly upset from our experience after visiting your city i never myself experienced these in my life and coming from my heart i was really shocked, i dont know how multicultural your little city is but i hope your minority population dont get treated as we did, we you see coming from a multicultural suburb such as sunshine rarely experience these situations so it was one ordeal that me and my mates will never forget.
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
  • 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+

"Moved to the best suburb in Melbourne!"

After looking to buy a home by the bay and through to the hills and every in between we found what we consider the best suburb. It has the country feel but yet close to everything. The local shopping centre caters for all your needs including both an Aldi and Safeway within the same car park. Day care centres are all rated highly. You have your pick from the top high schools in the state as they are all near by. Quick access to the freeway which is a God send for going to work. Once 9am hits the freeway is clear and no traffic build up. Public transport at your door step. For a family with young kids surrounded by so many retirees and young families in our estate it makes me feel very safe day and night. Can not fault it one bit!
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5
2yrs+

"Country feel in the suburbs"

Moved from warragul to Beacy 5 years ago and really love it. Great place to raise kids. Also great for family to vist only 35 mins from warragul and all hwy and no city driving for the oldies. Catch the train to the city for any major events. Beacy has it all country feel in the suburbs.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
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 4/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • 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+

"Love living in Beaconsfield"

Have lived in Beaconsfield for 15 years. Raised 3 kids who all went to the local Primary school, and walked to the local high school. They are all grown up, but still living in Beaconsfield. You really feel that this is your community, and get to know your locals. Great shops, plenty of parks and recreation facilities. Always so good to come home!!!
Pros
  • Direct train to the city every 20 minutes.
Cons
  • Desperately need a service station.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • 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 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • 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+

"Safe and pleasant lifestyle"

A superb suburb to live and visit. Safe, quiet and within easy access to everything. Open spaces for the kids and plenty of places to walk the dog. I have nothing negative to say about Beaconsfield.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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 4/5
  • 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 raise a family"

We moved to Beaconsfield from Berwick about three years ago and discovered this best kept secret. It's the perfect location to raise a family with all amenities within walking distance. A 3 year old can even ride their bike to the shops and back. The local schools are excellent and there are lovely walking trails and bushland close by. We walk to the Akoonah Park Market every week and walk/ride to the shops most days.
Cannot recommend Beaconsfield highly enough for young families :)
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"We LOVE Beaconsfield!"

We have lived in Mt Waverley, Rowville, Narre Warren Nth & Narre Warren Sth. In our humble opinion Beaconsfield is one of the best suburbs in which to raise a family. We have lived here now for 5 years and would not consider moving. Beaconsfield offers the best of country and city living with great local schools (private, public & Catholic), shopping, transport and recreational facilities. The suburb has a great mix of people from tradies to professionals. At the time of writing this review, properties range from about the $400k - $1m plus range. In a nutshell. It's just a really nice place to live.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"Nice and quiet and safe. Great country town."

A nice quite town with good set of shops. It has a Woolworths, Aldi, Home Hardware. It's a short trip to Berwick with it's restaruants. Also love the Sunday markets at the Berwick Showgrounds.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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 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+
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
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 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+

"Beaconsfield has the best of everything!!"

Recommended for
  • Families with kids
4/5
2yrs+

"Picturesque living in the Victorian countryside"

Set against a backdrop of stunning rolling hills and beautiful rivers and creeks, Beaconsfield is a delightful community located around 45km from Melbourne. Bordered by towns like Harkaway, Guys Hill, Officer, Clyde and Berwick, Beaconsfield is a great location for young families or retirees seeking picturesque living in the Victorian countryside. It is home to almost 4,000 people and boasts its own railway station, a small shopping centre with an Aldo supermarket, an Aussie Rules football team and both a primary school and college.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A beautiful place to live"

Beaconsfield is a beautiful town to live in - it still has that country feel but is so close to everything. Safeway is coming into the area soon. I love it and wouldn't live anywhere else.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
CommunityMan
CommunityMan Thanks for the review! You're almost on the edge of Melbourne - how is the mobile phone reception?
2yrs+
Harcourts
Harcourts Fine no dramas at all. I also have broadband internet and foxtel. So all services are available.
2yrs+
CommunityMan
CommunityMan Thanks for lettung us know. Some people report patchy services in outer areas so it's helpful to know Beaconsfield has good coverage.
2yrs+
Harcourts
Harcourts Pleasure - let me know if you need any further information.
2yrs+
BeacyLover
BeacyLover I'm confused.

You love it and wouldn't live anywhere else but you rate it 3 stars!

Come on. Where is your community spirit!

3 stars is a disgrace. Especially from a local agent.

Lift your game ;-)
2yrs+
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