8.3 out of 10

Brunswick

Ranked 191st best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.7630589557001 144.959225810387
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5/5 rating details
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
Sep 07, 2018

"The place to be!!"

Having spent most of my childhood living in the area and now as a Property Manager in the area, I have seen Brunswick transform into the Cosmopolitan suburb that it is today.
I have found Brunswick to have evolved into a very family friendly suburb with great cafes and eateries. Its transport into the CBD and neighboring suburbs is second to none.

Regards,

Pete Larkis – Property Manager – Brunswick
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
Jul 24, 2018

"The Mecca of Bars, Cafes & Restaurants"

Brunswick is a suburb of multiculturalism and diversity which brings colour and joy to the community. It brings the young and older professionals together which meet with pensioners, keeping the old tradition although adding new elements. Packed with European markets and delicatessens, you could get your groceries while going down the road to grab a coffee or possibly a meal at one of many beautiful cafes and restaurants which vary with many styles and cuisines. Also located on the outskirts of the Melbourne CBD, travelling makes life much easier as travel time is very short. Not to mention, the growing morning coffee crowd which gathers for lattes on a Saturday morning.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
Jul 11, 2018

"Restaurants & eateries – outstanding whatever your persuasion"

Brunswick offers a plethora of dining options from various Asian cuisines to a good old fashion Australian pub meal. My favourite would be Good Days located at 165 Sydney Road. Arguably the best beef pho I have ever had, period. Our local is the Edinburgh Castle which is always good for a meal and a few beers.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
Apr 03, 2018

"Brunswick is the place to be! From a market & locals perspective"

My Real-Estate Market Perspective:

Highly sought after, Very strong demand for traditional housing, Period homes like Victorian Double fronts, Terraces and Edwardians continue to pull and attract the big bucks.

With low levels of available traditional housing sellers are enjoying unprecedented growth. Buyers to will benefit from this growth, Under 6km to the CBD, Bursting with culture, an amazing array of restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs, most locals tend to spend lots time socializing in and around Brunswick these days instead of making the trip over the Yarra.

My Local Perspective:

I love the mix of people, the little old-school delis, the quality cafes that are popping up in the oddest of places but are smashing out quality food, the barber shops, local top class designer clothing stores and for the ladies some of the best wedding dress stores in the State.

It’s so hard for me to pick one thing I love about Brunswick, Its everything combined, the familiarity of faces, the old and the new, the gorgeous traditional homes, the fashion, the pubs, the young creatives, the buskers, the shopping, the bakeries, the nightlife, all of these combine to create an experience that is uniquely Brunswick, for Brunswick is the place to be.

Kind Regards,
Rob Elezovic, Managing Director & Principal Auctioneer at Raine & Horne, Brunswick
M : 0408 799 299 T : 03 9384 0000
E: [email protected]

www.facebook.com/rh.brunswick
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Parking 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
Dec 16, 2016

"Inner City Hum with a small town feel"

I love living and working in Brunswick, there are always friendly faces, a great vibe, brilliant and interesting shops, and everything you could need is a walk, ride or tram away.

Mix of cultures and classes all coming together to create the wonderful community of Brunswick. I live and work in the suburb and would not be anywhere else in the world.

Karen Arnold
Senior Property Manager - Ray White Brunswick
0415 093 075
Pros
  • Great parks
  • Sydney Road Street Party
  • Ability to be yourself - wear and be anything!
  • Community feel
  • Public transport
  • decent coffee
  • eating out
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4/5
2yrs+

"10 Things to Know Before Moving to Brunswick"

1) Brunswick has lots of great shops. Whether it’s the varied shopping on Sydney Road, the staples in Barkley Square, or the plethora of great places to eat on Lygon Street, you will never go hungry! For eating, I suggest Rumi, Town Hall Kebab, Tandoor n Spices, Moo Moo’s Milk Bar among others!
2) NBN is available! Check here for coverage: http://www.nbnco.com.au/develop-or-plan-with-the-nbn/check-rollout-map.html Brunswick’s postal code is 3054 for the NBN and you can see coverage stops south of Albion St.
3) Rental properties in the area are affordable and varied. Everything from apartments, houses and duplexes can be found. As more infill occurs, even more quality property will pop up.
4) People are super friendly. I was surprised when I first moved here how many people will greet you on the street.
5) Lots of car share availability. I use GoGet, but Flexicar and others all have vehicles available in the area.
6) Good transit to the CBD and north/south. The 55 tram will take you straight to downtown via Melville Road and Grantham street, but of course Lygon and Sydney Road all have tram service. Buses also service the area, and the Upfield line is the main train artery.
7) Not great transit west/east. Like many places in Melbourne, going west/east can be a real pain.
8) Lots of young families. Although the demographics are mixed, there are heaps of kids and families about.
9) It’s safe. Apparently back in the day Brunswick was known as a bit rough but that is ancient history. I’ve never once felt threatened walking at night and have never worried about property theft. I couldn’t find stats for Brunswick specifically, but here’s a link to crime stats for Moreland (of which Brunswick is only one suburb) http://www.police.vic.gov.au/content.asp?a=internetBridgingPage&Media_ID=72186
10) It’s close to Royal Park, Melbourne’s largest green space!
Pros
  • Ability to be yourself - wear and be anything!
  • Community feel
  • Public transport
  • decent coffee
  • eating out
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Stuart Mitchell
Stuart Mitchell Great review...you nailed the suburb description, i love working in Brunswick.
May 03, 2017
mickey20
mickey20 Thanks Stuart! Glad you agree.
May 03, 2017
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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 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Love it, but there might be better northern suburb options."

I've lived here for about 5 months now and I love Brunswick. But there might be better options. I always end up leaving Brunswick when I'm going out for a night on the town and sometimes even leave when I'm going out for dinner. Brunswick east, Fitzroy, Carlton, Northcote all have very good offerings when it comes to eating out and drinking. That said, Brunswick is very central to all these places, so I can't really complain. Although I can complain about the people racing their cars and motorcycles up and down Lygon st.

Overall 4/5. Would consider moving, but probably not.
Pros
  • Ability to be yourself - wear and be anything!
  • Community feel
  • Public transport
  • decent coffee
  • eating out
Cons
  • People racing cars and motorcycles on Lygon st.
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Stuart Mitchell
Stuart Mitchell I know what you mean when it comes to dinning out but i think as more apartments are built in the area the more and more restaurants and bar will pop up.
May 03, 2017
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Very Perfect!"

This place has heaps to see & do. There is lots of Trams as well as nice Clothing Shops & even Cafes. Brunswick is also close by to the City which does come in handy & also has perfect Accommodation.
Pros
  • Ability to be yourself - wear and be anything!
  • Community feel
  • Public transport
Cons
  • Inner city undesirables in pockets
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Every day is different in Brunswick - you'll never be bored"

Lots of real people enjoying life - minimal pretence here. It is the melting pot of Melbourne - lots of cultures living in harmony together. Relatively easy to get around by train, tram, bike or foot (forget about the car as parking can be difficult) the area or into the CBD. An abundance of cafes, restaurants and bars. Plenty of strip shopping too. Numerous parks and recreation areas.
Pros
  • Community feel
  • Public transport
  • eating out
  • decent coffee
  • strip shopping
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 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+

"Families and urban comfort mixed with student led funk in a stones throw of town"

Brunswick has shifted seismically since we arrived 3 years ago. we live at the lygon street end of brunswick and love wandering out for brunch at monsieur truff, small block Brunswick project or pope Joan. the number of new restaurants springing up has added to an already vibrant strip and the activity and give has gone up a few notches. we have a young family and we find it hard to match the lifestyle this close to town win house and land that is larger than your typical terrace. a number of new apartment developments has accelerated the influx of young professionals and students increasing the viability of small business .
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Robert Elezovic
Robert Elezovic Perfect review of Brunswick! I love the Lygon St end of Brunswick - was just enjoying lunch at the Moroccan Deli-cacy today & often go into East Elevation (we all call it 'Red Door' here at our office for breakfast & to enjoy a Monsieur Truffle hot chocolate). As you said, the influx of developments in the area have attracted many families, couples, students and young working professionals alike, however, we are even seeing established homebuyers moving into these new developments. All of these different groups of people are breathing new life throughout the suburb & I feel now more than ever are we seeing more & more cafes/shops/bars & restaurants popping up. What an exciting time to be living in Brunswick.
-Robert Elezovic, Director & Principal Auctioneer @ Raine & Horne, Brunswick 0431 431 671
www.facebook.com/rh.brunswick
Mar 14, 2018
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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 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Gone downhill"

We lived in Brunswick for over 15 years before it was "gentrified". It was a great place, but now its even more busy, noisy and all the new units and developments its just getting busier and noisier. The only thing I miss are the convenience to the city apart from that, not much else.
Pros
  • Ability to be yourself - wear and be anything!
  • Public transport
Cons
  • Inner city undesirables in pockets
  • traffic congestion
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TCM TCM
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • 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
2yrs+
Pros
  • Ability to be yourself - wear and be anything!
  • Community feel
Cons
  • Moreland council's work ethic
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Groovy, Accepting, convenient and a place to be yourself"

For all those who want leafy green pockets filled with white people, tennis lessons for home based wives and massive blocks of land, this is not the place for you. In fact is is likely to feel like you have been deposited on a different planet.
For those who enjoy the eclectic, interesting and diverse, in a stones throw from the city with the potential to make a massive amount of money on property investment, you are welcome in Brunswick!
We love it that we can get on our bikes and buy absolutely anything, eat from any culture and live in a thriving metropolis where every part of the world meet. The old Victorian charm means there's always a bargain, and if you do it well, a whole lot of money to be made out of renovation and investment.
The average detached house block of 400m2 may seem small for those with children, but not really considering the sheer amount to do in the immediate surroundings. 3 years and counting and we're still finding things to do.
Pros
  • Community feel
  • Ability to be yourself - wear and be anything!
  • Public transport
Cons
  • traffic congestion
  • Moreland council's work ethic
  • Inner city undesirables in pockets
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chloed6
chloed6 this is such a perfect review of brunswick!
Aug 27, 2017
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4/5
2yrs+
4/5
2yrs+

"A great location for the young professional"

With shops and great eateries close by this is a wonderful little spot to live for young professionals and couples. There are some unattractive parts off the main roads, and the main roads carry a lot of traffic. But the trade off is you are in a very hip and up and coming area.

There are more than enough places to go out and enjoy some great food, and a lot of great speciality shops.

But it is not geared towards families. This is an inner city location for people that want to be close to the city and don't need a lot of room to move.
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