8.9 out of 10

Bulleen

Ranked 93rd best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.7680582474886 145.080719476071
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1/5 rating details
  • Public Transport 5/5
Feb 28, 2021

"Our experience of Bulleen (Manningham Road) has been terrible : ("

We are a family of 4 living on Manningham road in Bullen and although I hate to give a 1 star review our experience of this suburb has been really bad. We previously lived in Northcote for 2 years, then spent 2 years living in Kew East, and 5 years living in Balwyn before moving to Bulleen in 2019. Our experience of Bulleen compared to these other suburbs is not good to say the least. Just a few examples, where we live on Manningham road there are small gangs on teenagers roaming about who have repeatedly graffitied ('tagged') our front fence. We then have to paint over it, but the graffiti then appears again within a week. Around 10pm-1am you often get cars speeding down Manningham road honking horns and shouting. When I go jogging at the weekend about 1 in 4 times I get shouted at out of the car window from some hoon coming down the main road (even though I am just going about my business). I catch the bus to/from work from Heidelberg station, the school kids on the bus are *horrible* discussing buying drugs and other things which I will not post here. I used to catch the bus with the school kids in Balwyn every day for 5 years of about the same age and though they were not angels there was nothing like this. In addition, we take pride in our house, but rubbish is continually thrown in our front garden and on our nature strip, I am out picking it up every weekend. Finally, the estate agents in this area are absolute sharks; we bought our house from Barry Plant Manningham (Mark Di Giulio) and they fabricated information both on the advert and in person at the auction. They then refused to talk to us about their error (which has reduced the price of the property significantly) and have forced us into expensive legal action against them. Whilst other areas of Bulleen may be much nicer than Manningham road; I believe (from what I have seen) that Thompson's road may be similar. If you do read this review and are set on moving to Bulleen, stay well clear of the two main roads, the crime statistics don't necessarily show all of the low-level criminal activity, but these are really not nice places to live (not to mention there is development happening everywhere). Moving to Bulleen has been the worst descision ever, luckily we have just managed to sell (for a loss) and get out of this suburb...
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Oct 22, 2020

"REPUTABLE AND CONVENIENT"

Bulleen is a quiet, safe and convenient suburb bordered by the serene Yarra River. It has lovely parklands and reserves as well as restaurants and offers a great deal of entertainment. The Heide Museum of Modern Art is a sculpture Park that attracts tourists from all over the country. It is well respected for its display of contemporary exhibitions and gallery spaces adorned by Australia's most well-known and highly esteemed artists. Other popular parks and reserves are Bulleen Park, Banksia Park and Sheahans Park, which are perfect for cyclists, walkers, joggers or anyone seeking a breath of fresh air. It is also perfect for picnicking as they offer barbeques, picnic tables and shelters. Apart from being surrounded by good government schools, it is within the catchment area of some of the popular private schools in Kew, such as Trinity Grammar and Sacred Heart. With great neighoubring suburbs like Doncaster, Templestowe Lower and North Balwyn, you will find a variety of medical centres and the Austin hospital only minutes’ drive. This along with being only 12km from Melbourne's CBD, makes Bulleen centrally located and a great choice to live in.

For a standard 2-bedroom unit, you can expect to pay approx. $400 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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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Oct 09, 2020

"A good old fashioned suburb"

As the saying goes 'location location' goes this is the one suburb you want to live in. Close to shopping centres, schools, parks, 15 minutes to the Melbourne CBD, 7 minutes to the Austin and Mercy Hospitals and Warringal private hospital.
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
Oct 05, 2020

"Quiet and out of the way"

Pretty safe, houses have big backyards, not much around; go to Doncaster, or further North for shopping centres/bars/restaurants.

Public transport into cbd consists of making your way to a bus stop to get to Heidelberg station.

Manningham road can get very hectic and quite a bit of hoon driving throughout weekend nights
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
May 26, 2020

"A hidden gem in the heart of Melbourne!"

A hidden gem in the heart of Melbourne, this is a really affordable suburb so close to the city with great access to the east, south and soon to be north! I would highly recommend this suburb as one to watch!
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5/5
Mar 06, 2020

"The Best suburb"

I have lived in Bulleen for 35 years and have never been disappointed, when I first bought a fairly large property here, I bought very cheap. However, now that property is worth well over 5 million. Even if you are new to this suburb it is great investment, the annual growth rate is 5-10 percent pretty sure. I have never seen any Crime in this suburb and doubt I ever will. Right now, the big powerful developers are investing millions in Bulleen so I suggest to buy here before price doubles or triples. Bulleen will become the new Balwyn.
5/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
Feb 29, 2020

"Safe, Family friendly"

Way better than surrounding suburbs like Doncaster, Templestowe. Is family friendly. Because of how good the suburb is the prices are a bit on the expensive side for middle class families
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5/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
Feb 29, 2020

"Quiet clean suburb"

Very well maintained streets and lovely homes
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
Feb 11, 2020

"Great"

Excellent for rich/upper middle class
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Jan 12, 2020

"Great location!"

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5/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
Jul 26, 2019

"very nice place"

easy access to CBD, supermarket, quiet and safe
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
2yrs+

"Safe and conveniently located suburb"

Located amongst some other great suburbs including Balwyn North, Ivanhoe, Templestowe and Doncaster. It is a safe and conveniently located place to live, with lots of shopping and eating options closeby. Close to some good schools including some Private Kew schools sports grounds. Highly recommended for couples, families and professionals that want a safe and peaceful area, that's not far from the city.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"What a Great Suburb this is!"

A nice, safe & quiet suburbs containing Lots of Parks & Reserves & next to the Yarra River. With a Secondary School, Close proximity to the CBD & Doncaster Shopping Centre! This is another Favourite Option to live in Melbourne!
Pros
  • Close to the CBD.
  • Peace and Quiet
  • Safe and Sound
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3/5
2yrs+

"My house in Bulleen"

lovely area clean and accessable.

Lived in bulleen most of life wouldnt change it
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  • Peace and Quiet
  • Safe and Sound
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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 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Peace and Quiet - The Unknown Suburb"

I am still quite surprised that not many people know about Bulleen, even though it is no more than 15 mins from the city. Great place to live and you fell safe inside and outside your house. there are many parks in Bulleen and Yarra River is also included in its area. The only con i can think of are the schools in the area, which are not very well known and do not perform greatly
Pros
  • Peace and Quiet
  • Safe and Sound
Cons
  • Not many schools
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helen-gregoryh
helen-gregoryh There is a Catholic primary school, a special education school and a Catholic boys secondary school, public transport is frequent for children to travel to schools in surrounding suburbs.
Oct 09, 2020
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A Hidden Gem.........."

We have lived here for several years and love the community feel.Neighbouring Nth Balwyn, Doncaster, Heidelberg and Lower Templestowe, this suburb is brilliantly positioned. Close to freeway access cuts down on your travel time. 5 klms from Austin / Mercy hospital, near private schools, surrounded by yarra bike track and several parks including the infamous Wombats Bend. This suburb suits young families, professionals, renters and pensioners who need to be near medical specialists. Bulleen plaza and Macedon Square provide excellent shopping and at a hop, skip and a jump from Westfield shopping town, retail is in easy reach. A hidden Gem which shouldn't be overlooked.
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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 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"High potential"

Bulleen is the most under-valued eastern suburb for its proximity to the Melbourne CBD. Neighbouring Balwyn North and close to Eastern freeway, drive from Bulleen into the city is only 15mins. Bulleen is quiet and has a friendly neighbourhood. There are many parks in Bulleen which makes it suitable for families.
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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 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Good place to rent if you have a family."

Bulleen is not an ideal place to have nightlife, but it is a excellent place to have a quiet and cozy family life. It near hospitals, schools and easy access to high way.
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3/5
2yrs+

"Good with splashes of bad"

Located 12km north east of Melbourne’s CBD and bordered by the Yarra River, Bulleen is home to some 10,000 residents. Its neighbours include Heidelburg, Viewbank, Templestowe Lower, Doncaster, Balwyn North, Kew East and Ivanhoe East but Bulleen itself is ideally suited to families, though some semi-legal adult entertainment operations are known to exist in the area. Boasting sporting grounds, reserves, playgrounds and park areas which provide residents with bike and walking tracks, picnic areas, BBQs, billabongs and an archery range, Bulleen is also home to a main shopping complex with a library, post office, medical centre, business centre, supermarket, takeaway outlets, cafes and restaurants. There are also catholic primary and secondary schools, a specialist school and two pre schools in Bulleen as well as a cricket club, model aeroplane club, football club, golf club, women’s basketball club, tennis centre and swim centre. Buses service the area and link Bulleen with the CBD and the nearby Eastern Freeway.
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Unranked Streets in Bulleen

"Good for transport... bad for everything else."
-37.7667909 145.0916191
"Very safe and quiet pocket of Bulleen"
-37.7610901472 145.0859084625
"Brilliant family Avenue"
-37.7791833183 145.0962903501
"Great place for family"
-37.7758057898 145.0969597086
"Very quiet,safe & friendly neighbourhood"
-37.7590718263 145.0884356325
"What a location!"
-37.7794701863 145.0976700483
"Convenient on many fronts, but with a couple of drawbacks"
-37.775384 145.090745
"walk to just about anything"
-37.76408 145.09091
"For students, bachelors and night life"
-37.7645428078 145.0951018972