Broadmeadows, VIC 3047

3.9(25 reviews)

Ranked 306th best suburb by locals in Melbourne (Greater) Region, VIC

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  • Eating out
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  • Neighbourly spirit
  • Safe and sound

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talebm
talebm
16th October 2021

"Broadmeadows review"

Broadmeadows is the best place to raise a family, beautiful place, good future. Amazing shopping centres, hospitals. Easy place to get to in and out etc. city and airport. We’ve been living here for a long time and we love it! We love to see the sunrise rising above Broadmeadows and the setting. A great community And mixed cultures living here and diversity.

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zoeh17
zoeh17
24th August 2021

"Valley views"

We moved here a year ago after being priced out of neighbouring suburbs and love it.
We bought off Johnstone street near the valley, beautiful park lands and Moonee Ponds bike trail.
My husband rides easily to work every day in Brunswick.
We are 10 mins to the shopping centre and train station. Everything we need here and more

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socool
socool
5th June 2021

"Unsafe and Crime"

Whole day noise with car whizzing sound
Totally crime and unsafe place to live
They had crazy driving anytime
You can see car accident on the way home everyday

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barryb9
barryb9
29th July 2020

"Broadmeadows have changed a lot"

Its a suburb with a lot of open space and parks .. Its very safe , have been living here for sometime .. unlike other suburbs there is no cultural uniformity if that makes one feel unsafe , it may not be ur place . Recently a lot of real estate investment have given as to rise in property prices .. .

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justing8
justing8
18th June 2020

"Not Australia"

PRO’s-
- Proximity to airport, freeways and city access
- Infrastructure
- Decent bike trails and parks
- Decent shopping requirements

CON’s-
- Seedy characters being Australian and Non Australian / General uncouthness
- Crime (including theft of car first hand)
- Hoons in cars
- Unsightly houses and private /public spaces

I moved here 4 years ago due to its affordability although sometimes regret my decision. I’m hoping 10 years will see a turnaround

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emily-goumas
emily-goumas
17th December 2019

"Everything at your feet!"

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wanghsiangan
wanghsiangan
29th September 2019

"Quiet, spacious, reserves and huge potential"

You have 2 train lines, Craigieburn and upfield, to the city within 30 mins. When one is down, you can easily go to the other with the same time. The third train line, the circle line in on the plan too. (Bonus point, always have a seat to work).

It’s very close to the airport, which cost you $18 by Uber. Cheaper than the sky buy!

5 mins to Broadmedaws shopping mall with all the big shops you want. Coles, Woolworth and Audi all in one mall. Buntings, Kmart, Big W, and 5 banks! The hoyts cinema with reclining chair is AMAZING. Also the 24hr Kmart at camperfield is in 5 mins drive too! Not many fancy brand like Zara, but for daily life, SO CONVENIENT.

There are 2 dog friendly reserves in broady, and another 4 within 10 mins.

Broady has terrible reputation, mainly because many low social economy groups who were deployed here by the government and early batches of Middle East refugees. Not personal, but they are ruthless sometimes and literally do whatever they want (eg dumping rubbish at reserves, don’t clean up their front yard, having minimum 5 cars in a house with another 5 for their car fix job.)

However, the populations is changing dramatically in the last 2 years (since I bought my house in 2017). More young couples and Australian families move in after original residents sold there big land for townhouses.

Is it safe? I will not walk around by myself after sunset for sure. But would you do that anywhere else besides the CBD or south yarra with plenty of people, shops and lights to make you feel safe? Definitely feel safer here compare to frankston.

There’s no night life at all, but I guess it’s for living not partying place for young couple like chapel street. Good thing is that it is super quiet at night. Solid sleep to the morning.

Last bonus point, Kebab, kebab, and kebab place everywhere and they are AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS AND CHEAP. I used to hate kebab until I moved here. $8 for a giant kebab and taste gorgeous!

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goodlife1
goodlife1

Mate. I live in Glen Waverley and i can take a walk 24/7. What are you talking about? You think it is a good suburb to live with certain time limit especially at night like curfew??
That's why Broadmeadows is just unsafe and unapproachable place.

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steveb32
steveb32
17th April 2019

"Crime!"

Not a nice suburb.

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suazs
suazs
25th January 2019

"Getting better each day"

diverse and most culturally rich suburb in vic.
through each passing year its getting better and more interesting.
and with all surrounding suburb overcrowded with townhouses and concrete junks.
the broadie is a place of relief with old cottages and good old labourers.

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"Doesn't seem like Australia"

Just another dull, unsafe Melbourne suburb out in the sticks.

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"Great Investment Property Area"

Close to Melbourne's CBD, great infrastructure / amenities and exceptional property investment area.

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"Ugly suburb with a bad vibe"

Visit this suburb and you'll see what I mean!

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"Terrible Suburb"

Soulless suburb, that lacks any class. Unsafe and has a very bad vibe.

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jimv4
jimv4

absolutely true . daily police helipcopters and burnt out carrs

tonyangelo
tonyangelo

Most of the police there are corrupted

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"Affordable, convenient, excellent infrastructure, local ammenities and facilities!!"

nothing wrong with the suburb aside from the stigma attached. might be a slow burner but isn't this the best way of getting in now before it becomes extremely competitive, then unaffordable? at the moment, you can buy a decent size block of land and a house which can be renovated and you'll still be able to live quite comfortably. its weird how suburbs flourish, it just takes a couple of hip and cool cafes/eateries for people to start recognising it and the rest follows..

i have friends that live in glenroy paying almost double what you would in broadmeadows/ pascovale but they still come to broadmeadows to run their errands? sounds silly to me but it makes me feel better knowing i spent 400k less on a home which which is no better nor worse.

anyhow, land will alway appreciate in value so my thoughts are for 10 years to come. take a drive around broadmeadows and you will notice how may old homes there are.. but also, how many are being replaced with brand new development.. i take this as a sign of growth and change.

i live just on the other side of camp road close to the train station, that little pocket is quite peaceful. lots of the elderly and families. i can walk to the shopping centre, schools and train station within minutes. there a small strip of shops near the train station on railway cresent... I'm hoping one day someone will turn one of those into a trendy cafe that will make great breakfast and coffee! any takers? haha...

Great for

  • Easy access to freeway
  • Large shopping centre
  • Local schools/tafe
  • Lots of transport

Not great for

  • Not much nightlife
  • Less of cafes and bars.

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michaelo'connor
michaelo'connor

Yep - I bought just south of Camp Road within a 10 minute walk of Jacana station. It's quite amazing how many units and developments are going up around there now. Every second property is being subdivided. Like I say to all of my friends who live in the inner city who are like "DON'T GO THERE! IT'S TERRIBLE etc", give the suburb time. It's changing rapidly and getting more expensive. I was lucky to get in for under half a million dollars for a decent block, but that wont last long (the house is old and needs work, but for the price I'm not complaining). Olsen Place and Widford Road will definitely change the moment you get even just one decent cafe there.

The only thing I would change would be to improve security around Jacana station. It's far too quiet and seems very, very sketchy at night. Other than that, it's 30 minutes to the city, has 2 trainlines, a decent sized shopping precinct that has everything and good access to the ringroad. Factor in that if this rail loop thing ever gets off the ground, Broadmeadows will become a major hub interchange, then you can safely say that if you're lucky to have bought in the area, you're sitting on a goldmine. The suburb just hasn't started gentrifying just yet, but it will.

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"Close to the city"

so close to work in the city is very good.

Great for

  • Easy access to freeway
  • Large shopping centre
  • Local schools/tafe
  • Lots of transport

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"A great place"

We love living here. So close to the city via train or car doesn't take long to commute to work. Quiet neighbourhood generally which is nice.

Great for

  • Easy access to freeway
  • Large shopping centre
  • Local schools/tafe
  • Lots of transport

Not great for

  • Not much nightlife

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"Improving quickly"

We bought a house here about 2 years. It is so close to work, and the shopping centre is very accomodating. Neighbours don't really talk to much but no issues in my street.

Great for

  • Easy access to freeway
  • Large shopping centre

Not great for

  • Not much nightlife

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"And we too moved in"

We are a young couple both working in CBD . When we deicided to settle down in the suburbs the initial review we got form existing crowd was to prefer the far east or far south west. After our set of research we found that in fact in terms of reachability , liveability the northern suburbs are better. And in North only a few areas are in fact promoted by developers where property is beyond half a million. The excuses for not choosing suburbs like Broadmeadows was the crime rate and old taboos of being a industrial zone . From our research in police records available in public domain we found in fact the CBD where we lived till date had the largest crime rate and still we found CBD quite safe. And then with a lot of further research we found recently all factories being shutdown had resulted in job loss which was nothing to do with the suburb. We did a few more visits and reading and also found out that in fact many suburbs like footscray and fitzroy also had a similar history which got changed rapidly over in a decade time as new people moved in and settled.

Great for

  • Easy access to freeway
  • Large shopping centre
  • Local schools/tafe
  • Lots of transport

Not great for

  • Negligence form the council on public infrastructures like railway station, pedstrains.
  • Not much nightlife
  • Less of cafes and bars.
  • Violent Teenagers

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"It's not the safest place in the world but it is getting better."

Great for

  • Lots of transport
  • Easy access to freeway
  • Large shopping centre
  • Local schools/tafe

Not great for

  • Violent Teenagers
  • Lots of pot holes

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"Suburb close to amenities"

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  • Large shopping centre
  • Easy access to freeway
  • Local schools/tafe

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RoroM
RoroM

Hi everyone , i am planning to buy a house in Broadmeadows so anyone can advise in what side of Broadmeadows better to buy? Is shopping side better or olsen place side? Also which school better? Broadmeadows valley or broadmeadows priamary on blair st? ????? Thankss

matt-harrison
matt-harrison

Hi Ina, did you find out which is the best side to buy? East of the train station, OR Valley side?
Thanks so much ,
Matt

jayt11
jayt11

I have recently moved to the valley side - it's quiet, safe and peaceful. No issues from me!

zoeh17
zoeh17

On the valley side towards Johnstone st is the best pocket.
The top end of the valley has comission.

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"Only 15 mins to CBD"

First myself and my husband purchased a house back in 2004, for investment reasons, when got got married, we decided to move into the investment property. Now after 3 years, living in Broadmeadows, i can tell you that we've had no problems, the freeway is at our door step, a shopping centre, gym, swimmingpools, cathlic scholl, fire bergaide, transport facilities, buses, trains, heaps of taxis at the shopping centre, you name it Broadie has it. Yeh Broadmeadows has had a bad reputation from the past, but it's cleared alot since then, and any how is there such a thing like a perfect suburb, NO, every suburb has it's good and bads, Craigieburn has street racings and bulagaries,assults, Essendon, Moonee Poonds and Ascot Vale, are known for crims that live in the areas, which have made it to the news, Epping has alot of people on drugs, just visit the Northern Hospital, in the emergency department, that's were you'll see them.At the end of the day, no one or any body can really judge a suburb, todays day and age, every suburb is pretty much the same. But i'll tell you something Broadmeadows is were the money is, prices hav e risen over 200 % in the last decade, and it's still going to rise, why, it's already in high demand for house, unnits and old houses on large blocks, give it another 5 years, wouldn't surprise me if it reachers to North Melbourne prices, you'll see.

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tonyangelo
tonyangelo

No it hasn't cleared up. Just go out more often.

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"'Winning Tattslotto Wouldn't Move Us From Broadmeadows'"

Having fallen in love with a 'Broady Boy' and moving to the Northern suburbs from the East of Melbourne, the first thing Broadmeadows offers is instant character and culture. With its bad reputation on the mend- we can't help but notice the transformation taking shape.

Only 15ks from the city- Broadmeadows is still quite affordable when compared to other suburbs sitting as close to Melbourne's CBD, with freeway access on our doorstep. The recent surge in land prices is seeing older properties sold off to be replaced by neat and tidy new homes and townhouses.

The Broadmeadows Shopping Centre offers all the major retailers, banks, and food outlets. An impressive homemaker centre and plenty of local tradespeople help to keep business local. The central Police Station and its officers have a good reputation within the community and help to keep trouble to a minimum.
With the Courthouse, VicRoads, Leisure Centre, Library and Hume Council offices within walking distance to one another, there really is no reason to have to venture out too far. Our medical centres are constantly expanding and plenty of funding is going to local schools, TAFE and employment. The numerous walking tracks and parks help to keep the ever expanding area green and appealing.

While nightlife doesn't exist in Broadmeadows, its not far to the busy city nightspots and restaurants- keeping the nights quiet back home is a nice consolation.

With modern Broadmeadows being multicultural and predominately working-class, the area is full of friendly faces and modest people, happy to work hard and raise their families whilst enjoying the easy-going lifestyle the area offers.

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"A suburb that is improving very fast. It does not deserve its reputation of being rough anymore"

My Aunt lives in Broadie. We often visit her and go there to do shopping. I have always found Broadmeadows to be quite a safe suburb with friendly courteous people. Sure it has some druggies and there are some people who look very poor with sunken cheeks and pale complexions and poor clothes but they are diminishing. At this rate of change it will be the next Glenroy in five years and the next Pascoe Vale in 10. It is quite central with easy access to the North, the CBD and the East and West. While I would not live there just yet. I would not mind investing there. In fact I would love to invest there.

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zoeh17
zoeh17

I 100% agree. Broadmeadow is a little city centre with everything. Good access to transport and freeways. And only 15 km to the city

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"Going through a radical change for the better"

I purchased an investment property in Broadmeadows off the internet and although I had heard very negative comments about the suburb I was amazed when I visited there to see the radical transformation that is occurring. Many of the old houses are being demolished and in there place are lots of modern townhouses. The shopping centre there seems huge and there seems to be a lot of infrastructure and services. As Broadmeadows is located only about 14klms from Melbourne and the train service is excellent, I think that it will continue to improve.

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lilym5
lilym5

I have been in Broadmeadows for 30 years,and it improved so much over these years,and i have had no issues in my street.Great shopping centre and schools and, lots of new town houses and the house prices are pretty cheap.

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"Broadmeadows"

Not a suburb i would liek to live in but it is in a good location.There are heaps of shops around and transport.

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