Blackburn North, VIC 3130

3.9(8 reviews)

Ranked 298th best suburb by locals in Melbourne (Greater) Region, VIC

Great for

  • Clean & green
  • Parks and recreation
  • Schools
  • Internet access
  • Medical facilities

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Reviews of Blackburn North, VIC

25th July 2021

"A great place to raise a family"

Blackburn North is the perfect suburb in Melbourne for growing families and older couples alike. Its well-established community offers local conveniences including the Katrina Street shops as well as the local Blackburn North Shopping Centre.
There are a number of parks around the area including the Koonung Creek trail that runs through Blackburn North and provides you with an opportunity for exercise and leisure activities. Along with this you can find many sporting facilities such as the local tennis, lawn bowling and football club.
There are multiple local schools at your fingertips including Whitehorse Primary School, Old Orchard Primary School, Blackburn High, and Saint Phillips school as well as Katrina Preschool for the young ones.

The suburb is nestled in between Doncaster and Box Hill, providing you with every amenity available and is also just minutes entry to the Eastern Freeway with easy access into the CBD. There are also multiple bus routes that pass through the Blackburn North area and there is easy access to the Blackburn Train Station.

The tree lined streets and range of cafes and schools makes Blackburn North a perfect place to raise a family.

For a standard 3-bedroom house, you can expect to pay approx $430.00 per week in rent.
If you are looking for a rental property or looking for an agent to lease out your rental property, please contact me directly on 0411 062 462 or [email protected]

Anna Molinaro, Property Manager OBrien Real Estate Blackburn.

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25th February 2021

"Amazing Suburb to live in for family"

Blackburn North has everything: closeness to shopping malls, M3 driveway, great schools like Blackburn high school. Further the environment is super quiet, love to live here with friendly neighborhood.

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5th July 2020

"Excellent little suburbs with no snobbiness"

Great food and location for shops and cafes and restaurants. Neighbours are nice, caring, welcoming and not nosey and not snobby unlike some suburbs. Most middle income and working class citizens here which is great as we are also small family with both of us working. Close to eastern freeway and schools as well as medical clinics in the area. Despite people saying it is unsafe I have not once known anyone in my street saying it is unsafe? Maybe we are all lucky in our street :)

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1st May 2020

"Beautiful leafy suburb with everything at your doorstep"

Blackburn North is a family-friendly area with everything you need in close proximity: shops, trains, freeway. The houses are gorgeous and the streets are tree-lined! It’s pretty as a picture. The area is also filled with great school, parks, and an abundance of cafes... plus Blackburn Lake is just around the corner. Perfect suburb :)

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  • Families with kids
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29th February 2020

"Unsafe"

Rented here for two months, neighbours house got robbed twice while we there. My husband was mugged at a bus station on Surrey Road Blackburn north.

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sarahs72

The plural of anecdote isn't evidence. Check official crime stats for the real picture.

stacym1

sarahs72 The crime isnt so low in Blackburn north every once in a while neighbours say they got their mail stolen etc.

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Rentals in Blackburn North

11th February 2020

"A town full of sketchy people"

When me and my husband immigrated here we got advice to rent here because it is a quiet and safe suburb. However, we were instantly shocked by how many rebel teens roamed here. Infact, they bullied our daughter for attending a private school. All of our neighbours were jealous and unwelcoming, one time when we got our first car (Mercedes s-class), our neighbour who we thought was friendly came up to us and said our car was [email protected]% which we found offensive and funny because that neighbour was a retiree with an old toyota corolla. I do NOT recommend people to live here unless they want the unsafe experience or they are just on minimum wage. In a few months, we moved to donvale then later bulleen where everyone was nice and had neat and upper middle class lifestyles. Now that we have our permanent residency we reside in Balwyn which so far we approve of MUCH MUCH more than the low class blackburn north.

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sarahs72

Maybe it's your attitude.

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"A decent suburb of Melbourne"

We've lived in Blackie North for 3 years. Having lived in country and city prior to this, I can fairly say that Blackburn North is a fairly good suburb. It is quiet where we live, there are excellent schools and kinders, and neighbours are friendly (though most people keep to themselves). The shopping options are excellent as just about anything you need will not be too far away. Locally we have a small shopping centre, within a few km's radius there's Whitehorse Road with your large stores like Bunnings and Officeworks, Forest Hill Chase is not much further away and Doncaster Shopping Centre, to the north, which is massive.
Public transport from Blackburn in general is excellent; you have express trains to the city and buses everywhere.
There are a large number of ethnic people so from time to time language can be a barrier, unfortunately even from shopkeepers(!) but this also brings a lovely 'flavour' to the community as people learn to be more tolerant and accepting of others.
Housing prices are high as are rental prices, and this tends to keep out the lower socio-economic bracket, therefore there are few hoons or (dare I say it) bogans. There are large numbers of families and seniors. There's excellent bike trails in the area and a number of small play parks. Blackburn Lake (though not directly in Blackburn North) is lovely and not too far away.
As the area has been established for some time there are many large, established trees which adds attraction to the area.
There's not much in the way of eating out options directly in Blackie North but you don't have to travel far to bump into a heap of restaurants and take-away places.
Internet access - no problems for us at all. Parking - this can be a problem, especially when it's school pick-up times and coming home from work traffic. There's simply not the space for it, so you tend to have a glut of traffic at times. The Blackburn Road (Surrey Road) train crossing is a nightmare.
The crime rate is minimal, as far as I'm aware, though Blackie North Shopping Centre (Safeway) was robbed just a month or so ago, and about three years ago the Commonwealth Bank in there was robbed. Generally speaking though it's a pretty safe area, as far as I'm aware. We and our neighbours/friends have never had any problems.
In brief; I give Blackburn North a thumbs up as a quiet, safe suburb with excellent amenities.

Great for

  • Excellent public transport
  • Clean and green
  • Great schools
  • Great Parks
  • Lots of Childcare and Kindergardens
  • Tree filled leafy streets

Not great for

  • Expensive to rent/buy
  • Cost of living
  • Traffic can get congested
  • No night life

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"Great community feel"

A great place to raise a family, feels safe, great parks and schools and a real feeling of community. Nice little cafe's are popping up an so close to Doncaster Shoppingtown, Forrest Hill Chase and has the local North Blackburn Square as well.

Great for

  • Tree filled leafy streets
  • Great Parks
  • Lots of Childcare and Kindergardens

Not great for

  • No night life

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