8.4 out of 10

Berwick

Ranked 183rd best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-38.0341372349537 145.344604856647
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  • Parks & Recreation
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Shopping Options
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Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Sep 02, 2016

"Mix of the old and new"

Berwick has a mixture of established properties and new estates and shopping complexes. The older side of Berwick (located towards Main Street), features lovely streets lined with large established old oak trees and period homes. The main street has cafes, boutique shops and restaurants where you can sit and enjoy the surrounds.
The more newly developed side of Berwick (right side of the freeway exit), features new estates, modern homes on smaller blocks and larger commercial shopping centers.
Berwick is a beautiful suburb although t is approximately 45km away from the city and the main freeway used is the Monash. The time it takes to drive from Berwick to the city in peak hour traffic can be over 2 hours.
Pros
  • nice cafe strip and boutique shops
  • good community
  • safe
  • parks
  • Medical centers
  • Schools
Cons
  • traffic
  • distance from the city
  • overcrowding
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
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 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Langmore Lane best street in Berwick!"

Pros
  • good community
  • safe
  • Medical centers
  • Schools
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
  • 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+

"A beautiful leafy street with nature's beauty at it's best!"

Inglis Road is a beautiful road which starts in Olde Berwick and leads to Upper Beaconsfield .. It's right in the heart of Olde Berwick yet away from all the traffic.. It's peaceful living here.. Scenic view park land and kangaroos in the park ... Famous Berwick Secondary College ..Clover cottage hotel near by..Beautiful views to the upper hills and valleys.. Satisfaction and peace of mind living here.. It's country style living in the heart of Olde Berwick with all amenities around...
Pros
  • Leafy, calm and quiet
  • Near all amenities
  • Beautiful views to the parlands
  • safe
  • parks
  • good community
  • Schools
  • Medical centers
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
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 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+

"Toorak in the country"

Fantastic established high street with all amenities. Excellent schools - both private & public with some ranked in the top 10 VCE schools for the state. Travel to CBD via Monash off-peak in roughly 35 minutes - better than some bayside commutes! Great executive lifestyle without the Toorak price tags.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
crossfire
crossfire .....and without the Toorak quality properties
2yrs+
SafePlace
SafePlace Well said on your coments,I couldn't have said any better.The people living in Berwick are more down to earth and friendly,I don't drive a B.M.W , but one thing for sure I know the persons name living next door to me.This is the country life style here,wouldn't have it any other way. staysafe.
2yrs+
Jason66
Jason66 And only 40 k from Toorak and driving Hot utes instead of BMW's that you only wish you had!
2yrs+
SouthEastForMe
SouthEastForMe I'll take Berwick over Toorak any day.
2yrs+
PeterC10
PeterC10 Go down Beaumont road the area speaks volumes for itself! Some of the beautifully designed houses in there are selling in the 2-3 million range. Bereick is booming an Old houses in Mansfield street berwick in an 800sqm block has sold for 900k just recently.
Apr 08, 2016
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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 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • 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 5/5
2yrs+

"A great place to raise a family"

Great schools, transport, childcare and parks, what more would you want to raise a family. Its quiet, safe and beautiful, move here if you want something for families
Pros
  • good community
  • parks
  • safe
  • Medical centers
  • Schools
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5
2yrs+

"10/10"

We moved to berwick (in the chase estate) after having lived in some of the nicer leafy suburbs of melbourne and surprised at all the infrastructure available from cafes, bars, boutique shops, take aways, fast food, access to freeway, medical facilities, top private schools and beautiful parks and sorroundings. I travel to the city for work everyday and it takes me less than 3 minutes to get to the station at 6.20am. I have travelled down Clyde road between 7 and 7.30am and find traffic to be a breeze so not sure what some people are complaining about. Our neighbours and great and we love the overall feel of the place.
Pros
  • good community
  • parks
  • safe
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
JamesB7
JamesB7 chase estate is not true Berwick! Add a comment...
2yrs+
marisas
marisas Snob! Lol. Funniest comment ever.
Sep 23, 2016
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2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Good for the price you pay here"

Berwick is a lovely town. Just don't try traveling around during peak times, the road infrastructure just can't handle it. Trying to get broadband is near impossible as the exchanges are very old and Telstra don't care about updating to service the increasing number of estates going up. Easy access to the freeway to get to the city.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
kleos
kleos I have ADSL 8 meg in the St Johns estate, No issues in my area, Lots of my neighbours have ADSL/ADSL 2
2yrs+
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1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Over priced and too much traffic"

Berwick used to be a wonderful place to live, but in the last five years it has become too populated and the people are not as friendly and neighbourly. It can take 30 minutes to get from one side to the other due to traffic lights and commercial estates. North side of the highway is a much better choice for anyone looking at buying in Berwick as it retains it's tree lined streets and friendly neighbours. Also beware on the southside off Clyde road in the newer estates (Chase, St Johns Wood and Berwick Springs) they have a major problem with wild cockatoos that wake us up at 2am every morning with their squawking
Recommended for
  • Singles
LittleJane
LittleJane Have you thought about moving out further?
2yrs+
Brett71
Brett71 Seriously? I've lived in St John's woods estate for ten years, and NEVER had a problem with the cockatoos..
2yrs+
kleos
kleos My mother in law who lives in the chase had issues with the Cockatoos but I have never had a problem in St Johns Wood estate.
2yrs+
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1/5
2yrs+

"Too crowded & lots of traffic"

Cons
  • traffic
  • distance from the city
  • overcrowding
Recommended for
  • Professionals
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • 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 4/5
  • 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+

"Jarryd Crescent"

Beautiful peaceful place to live great shopping in Main Street, Berwick, minutes to Fountain Gate with new Myers under construction. Many different restaurants and eateries, train close by. Huge selection of Private and Public Schooling. New public hospital and also many local Dr's & Private Hospital. Beautifully green and lots of trees with fantastic views of the Beaconsfield foothills. Without living amongst the bush and the risk of fire danger you can sit back and take in the amazing scenic views from your lounge room. You can choose Woolworths or Coles both are local. Close to Freeway to get to the city. Lots of places to walk in Akoonah Park and also the beautiful Wilson Botanic Park. Having lived here since 82 and seen all the changes it is still a great place to raise a family, my grown up kids want to stay here and raise there own families.
Pros
  • Jarryd Crescent
  • good community
  • parks
  • safe
  • Medical centers
  • Schools
Cons
  • traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Familiy orientated, lots of shopping options & facilities."

The berwick village is what used to be an old country town since the 1800's, and still maintains much of the history. There are big old buildings and trees down the main road.
The estates around the area are clean and modern and have lots of young people and families. There is an excellent choice of resaurants and take away in the area. Also very close to fountain gate. Lots of budget warehouse shopping, you can easily live on a budget. There are also lots of nice parks and nature reserves in the area.
the area is not as diverse or multicultural as it could be though. And seems a bit bland. As well as being really far out from the city, i think you could find better value somewhere closer in to the cbd.
Pros
  • restaurants and cafes
  • safe
  • parks
  • good community
  • Schools
  • Medical centers
Cons
  • distance from the city
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • 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 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Sachiko Place, Berwick - 10/10"

Living in Berwick will have to be the nicest place there is. The people are so friendly, and kind. The schools are excellent. The standard of living is very high - shops are a little on the expensive side but it is all about quality not quantity .
Great choice of quality restaurants .
Public transport/ hospital/university/colleges are all high standard. Beautiful parks and lakes.
Highly recommended to families with kids, couples and retirees.
Pros
  • good community
  • parks
  • safe
  • Schools
  • Medical centers
Cons
  • traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Beautiful place to raise a family"

We built our home in Berwick 4 years ago after living in various Melb suburbs. Berwick is by far the best place we have lived and we have made many good friends in the time we have lived here. I love the community spirit, the village atmosphere and shops and there are also plenty of parks for the kids to enjoy.
The schools are fantastic and there are so many private and public options.
Pros
  • good community
  • parks
  • safe
  • Schools
  • Medical centers
Cons
  • distance from the city
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A hearty village."

Berwick is one of those area that people would love to move into, it has many facilities and no more than a few minutes away from Fountain Gate shopping centre. I work in High street, Berwick at Ray White and it is filled with commercials shops that you can almost call it a little village. Traffic can be a little frustrating at times and Berwick train tracks stop the traffic almost all the time which causes a big jam especially during peak hours.
People who are looking into moving in Berwick have to see the bigger picture and not just look at it as an expensive suburb. There are pockets in Berwick which are affordable for the first home buyer as well as investors. This area is great for young families as well as retired people. it is conveniently close to local shops, primary and secondary schools.
Pros
  • good community
  • parks
  • safe
  • Schools
  • Medical centers
Cons
  • overcrowding
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
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 3/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"The best suburb in the outer south east"

We lived in Glen Waverley and find that Berwick has everything that Glen Waverley has and more. We luv it here and sometimes wonder why we didn't buy in Berwick before. Great dining & shopping options.
Pros
  • public transport
  • good community
  • parks
  • safe
  • Schools
  • Medical centers
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
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 4/5
  • 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+

"Peacefull and clean ..."

We moved to Berwick last year. Since then we are enjoying living here. Its a clean suburb with good neighbourhood, good schools, easy access to freeway, shopping, cafes and resturants. We are happy living here. :-)
Pros
  • Schools
  • Medical centers
  • good community
  • parks
  • safe
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
5/5
2yrs+

"Simply Awesome"

With some of the best homes & streets, places to eat & wilson botanical gardens, Berwick represents great value. Lovely place to call home!
Pros
  • good community
  • parks
  • safe
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
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 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Peaceful place to live"

Apart from a bit away from CBD it's a wonderful place to live.
Pros
  • good community
  • parks
  • safe
Cons
  • traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"too crowded now"

we have been living in the chase estate now for 4 years and we are moving out to quiet beaconsfield . the traffic is terrible now with clyde freeway , trying to get out to get to high st can take at least 25 mins during end of school time . look it was pretty good when we first moved in but it has just got to big . it is really safe on the streets but the traffic has killed it for us . plus the overcrowding !!! you just want some space .
Pros
  • safe
  • parks
  • good community
Cons
  • traffic
  • average public hospital
  • overcrowding
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
crossfire
crossfire I agree. Berwick used to be a pretty, rural-style suburb, but it now there's too many estates with bland houses squeezed on tiny blocks with narrow roads and too much traffic. There's a particularly awful high-density development behind eden rise shopping centre - the units all look the same and a re packed in like sardines - check the pic of it on google maps.
The nicest part of Berwick is the oldest part near the main street, north of Princes Hwy.
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
  • 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
2yrs+

"Great Investment"

Moving to Berwick was such a good move. We were renting an apartment in St Kilda, and for work need to moved further out. Berwick was the suburb that fitted into exactly what we wanted. We haven't look back. It offer a lot for the money.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Trendy & Stylish
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
  • 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+

"Booming Suburb"

Berwick is such a booming Suburb. Offers a lot for the money. Nice place to bring up a family.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • 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 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • 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+

"Great place for the future"

We've been living in Berwick for the past 12 months, and honestly we could not have picked a better place to live. It's so close to the shops, there are great restaurents as well as close medical options as well.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • 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
  • 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+

"Think about the Future"

I moved to Berwick, because it was the only suburb in the South East of Melbourne I though that offers a lot for what you pay. Definetly recommended for families and couples. Think about your future. Come and visit Berwick and you'll know what I mean.
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  • 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 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • 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+

"Great Location....Very family friendly"

Myself and my partner have recently moved to Berwick from the City. Initally we thought it would be far away from every where but Berwick offer so much within a short drive. Great food, recreation and Fountain Gate is only a 4 minute drive from home. Couldn't ask for more.
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  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A great place for the future"

Berwick is a great place to start a family. Cost of living being very high these days Berwick offers a lot of value and facilities to what you pay. The only downside is the peak our traffic. The roads can't handle it.
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  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A great place to live."

I've lived in Berwick for four years and wouldn't want to move anywhere else. It's a quiet spot with access to Wilson Botanic Park, excellent local restaurants, shops, friendly neighbourhood, fitness centre ect. Berwick probably one of the best places on earth.
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  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Bigger, Better Berwick"

We bought a new house in 'Bernly Gardens', its a developing area but our neighbours are all great and multicultural. The traffic congestion is tough a times but it won't be long till they sought that out, there is quite a bit off road works about but needed for our growing area. Shops and Schools are in walking distance from surrounding estates and ours. We love the amount of activity in the area, from people walking there dogs and taking there kids to nearby parks, to seeing people working on there properties and stopping for a chat. Families care about the presentation of there houses which is great for everyone willing to sell up and move on.
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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
JamesB7
JamesB7 bernley gardens and all these "Estates" have destroyed the true value of Berwick.
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+
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4/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • 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+

"Traditional English Style Town - One of the Largest Towns in Victoria"

Established in 1848, and now with a population of over 36,000, it is one of Melbourne's largest towns and has grown substantially over the last 15 years.

It has retained a lot of it's leafy english town/village feel with the quaint shopping strip that runs through the town. Many nice restaurants have popped up over the last few years.

Even with the bypass freeway built a few years back, it is still a very busy town.

Most sought after is the "Olde Berwick" area, north of the main highway - which is very leafy and established part of Berwick. The next established area is the Timbarra area and the Bomber's estate (yes! an estate named after Essendon players of the 80's - wouldn't you just love to live on Van Der Haar crescent?)

South of the highway past the township near Haileybury college is also a sought after area (now over 10 years+) and very well constructed estate. Edrington Park Drive used to be famous for Christmas Lights throughout street (not sure if it is still the case today)

The most growth is now far south around Grieves Road, Centre Road, Soldiers Road etc heading towards Narre Warren and Cranbourne - numerous estates and hundreds of houses constructed over the last 10 years, and the council have struggled to keep infrastructure up with the growth (hence the roadworks/duplications occuring all a little too late).

However everything is close by in Berwick. Many many sporting clubs all represented, many shopping centres, and close to the city via Monash or Eastlink.
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A great place to be..."

We've lived in Berwick for the past 4 years after moving here from North Melbourne. There were a few personal reasons for choosing Berwick as listed below:

1.) Affordable in terms of land and house size (more bang for bucks).
2.) Good shopping areas around Fountain Gate and Old Berwick Village.
3.) Distance from CBD is irrelevant to us as we hardly go there anyway.
4.) Plenty of family oriented activities and attractions as such is the demographics here.
5.) A safe suburb and crime rate record is pretty low.

Having said all the above, we will move back closer towards the CBD in the future as the kids grow up. This is to gain better access the facilities in the city e.g. shopping, cultures etc. It's also because of the faster equity appreciation of real estate closer to the city. For now, we're happy where we are.
Recommended for
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A beautiful suburb with lots of facilities for families"

I used to live in the Timbarra Estate, which had really nice parks and a good shopping centre (Parkhill Plaza). I have since moved to the Olde Berwick area, and just loving it! It is honestly such a beautiful area, and reminds me of my husband's home town in New Zealand, with its rolling hills and mature trees. I have great neighbours too, who bring in my bins for me every week! We have an annual christmas picnic get-together in one of our many local parks ( overlooking the Harkaway Hills). You can walk to the local high street steeped in history, with its many cafes and restaurants, buy a book from the local Collins bookstore, sip lattes from Gloria Jeans, go to the quaint local library for a leisurely read....The train station is only minutes away, there are a number of good private schools, and a reputable public high school. Lastly, for retail therapy - there's a Westfield shopping centre - Fountain Gate where you can get everything you need.
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Okay if you like to be distant from the city."

High reliance on the motor vehicle would put some people off. At around the start and end of the school day it is a nightmare.
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Windy
Windy What part of Berwick do you live in? You dont sound happy where you are, maybe to need to move to a more friendly part of Berwick.
2yrs+
mrated
mrated Hi Mark, all three of your reviews (so far) say pretty much the same thing: you need to drive to get anywhere. Does that mean you work in the city or something? What if you worked in Berwick then living there would be quite convenient. If you truly know about the area write more about it, not very helpful to say it's got traffic and nothing else.
2yrs+
mikespit
mikespit I disagree with Mark's view as well. Public transport is not bad, with stations at Berwick and Narre Warren, and a reasonably good bus network.
2yrs+
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Best Streets in Berwick

1

Wimmera Court

4.5/5
"Great street for families, young or old."
-38.0247832605 145.3188179132
2

Brisbane Street

3.5/5
"A long, meandering street with a mix of old and new homes with excellent outlooks across the hills."
-38.0357354688 145.3640884071
"Family friendly"
-38.0713275846 145.3502367834
"I lived in Neilian Retreat for 6 years"
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5

Earlston Square

2.5/5
"Great place to live with plenty places to eat and go out Berwick Village"
-38.050802 145.35038

Unranked Streets in Berwick

"Lovely street with park across the road. Quiet with fantastic neighbours."
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Chirnside Rd

4.5/5
"Chirnside Road, Berwick"
-38.051233168 145.3433109716
"One of the most sought after streets in Berwick"
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"Picturesque town with lots of cafés, great food, interesting walks, quaint"
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"Clean family street"
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