Bundoora, VIC 3083

4.1(20 reviews)

Ranked 249th best suburb by locals in Melbourne (Greater) Region, VIC

Great for

  • Parks and recreation
  • Public transport
  • Safe and sound
  • Internet access
  • Schools

Not great for

  • Parking
  • Nightlife

Who lives here?

  • Families With Kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Students

Reviews of Bundoora, VIC

6th April 2021

"A great and peaceful place to live"

It does not have the city or other fancy suburbs vibe but very peaceful environment to raise a family
You will have all the amenities required by sharing borders with Epping, Greensborough and Eltham and be within
There is nothing that you cannot find in Bundoora except Eureaca that I bet you don't visit it regularly even if you live by it.
The population is mostly elderly people and the only thing that could improve is Bundoora Square
Cheap fruits in Settelment road, high quality (Halal) meat in Lalor, cheap pool (Watermarc) in Greensborough, cheap fuel and groceries in Castco (Epping), Bunnings (Thomastown and Mill Park) you have everything.
Restaurants are not that great I have to admit - or at least I don't know the good ones, but for sure avoid KFC in Greensborough
Within 5 km you will reach 5 shopping centres.

The tram takes ages to get to City but Wastonia station seems to be a good public transport option
Andrews' suburban loop plan is to build a train station in Bundoora but that would eventuate in 2050 if not later.
No great schools
Bundoora park is fantastic
Two university campuses RMIT and La Trobe

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
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Maria Tavlas
Maria Tavlas

Epping is on the other side more north rather than north east to Bundoora.
The suburbs close to Bundoora & on the same side of plenty road are ; reservoir, greensbourgh, mill park & south Morang.

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14th May 2020

"Don’t need the city? This is your place"

Lived in Nickson street for just over a year. Absolutely hell to get into the city via car/tram/bus and train. Other than that it’s a nice area, not too hilly and lots of amenities easy to get to from all ends. If you work or study in mill park on one end to Preston/Northcote at the other, it’s a great location and you won’t need a car.

Plenty Road is almost always packed. Why they’re building apartments on it I have no idea.

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
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jg6

This is true, however Nickson Street isnt really Bundoora although technically it is, it has appartments, townhouses units etc which is full of students whether the main housing areas of Bundoora would be in the College View estate and Botanica Park, hope this helped :)

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"Don't live near any students area"

General rule in Australia don't live near any students area

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emmyn
emmyn

Why?

tara20
tara20

Mmmm, noisy neighbours
Some students hit others at night and take their laptop
I didn't live in Bundoora in specific, but i think i gave it baf review after the student who was killed :(
https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/kindest-girl-young-woman-killed-outside-bundoora-shopping-centre-was-israeli-student-20190117-p50ruz.html

Salman Sh
Salman Sh

Where did you get this general rule in Australia?

tara20
tara20

Just my own opinion

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"Great place to live in!"

Bundoora has recently become more costly in the recent years. House prices have gone up but there has been houses that have been bought for a bargain. There is a lot of parks and great open spaces. The nearest shops are at walking distance.

Then there is the traffic. It is a shocker between 8:00 and 11. And between 3:30-6:300 but what area doesn't have traffic between those times. It is a lovely area overall. I have lived here for 9 years now and I have no real complaints. The trip to lygon would take around 40 minutes. Good place.

Great for

  • Public transport
  • Lively
  • City isn't far
  • Great doctors

Not great for

  • Busy plenty road toomuch traffic on peak hours

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
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Gino Vernucci real estate agent
Gino Vernucci

Hi Paul
Thats a pretty fair and unbiased review. (:

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"Nice lake in Botanica park!"

Nice lake in Botanica park, great for long walks.

Great for

  • Amenities

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
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Rentals in Bundoora

"Great people and everything you need."

Having grown up in the area a may be seen to be bias. Its no accident values in Bundoora a risen steadily over the last 10 years. From Tram route 86, bus services to local primary and secondary schools, Latrobe University, RMIT University and Bundoora Park. Then you are spoilt for choice with Bundoora Square, University Hill and the newly complete Polaris for all your shopping needs. Bundoora is an ever changing affluent suburb with lots to offer.

Great for

  • Public transport
  • Amenities
  • Lively
  • City isn't far
  • Great doctors

Not great for

  • Busy plenty road toomuch traffic on peak hours

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Trendy & Stylish
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"Bundoora is the best place"

Bundoora is a great suburb to live in, we live off grimshaw street near plenty road and absolutely love that everything is walking distance... Great doctor, variety of shops (Coles, Safeway or aldi) , fast food choices, public transport if you need it. This suburbs gonna boom! Our house has doubled in price in 7 years. Great place to buy! And 20-25 minute drive to the city. Safe, family friendly neighborhood. P.s Never seen a "hoon" around my streets so not all of bundoora has hoons and I been here 7+ yrs.

Great for

  • Great doctors
  • City isn't far
  • Family friendly
  • Public transport
  • Amenities
  • Lively

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"Bundoora"

Good Universities. Good sized blocks, lots of green. Great for young families or students.

Great for

  • Amenities

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Students
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"Very very nice place to live! We have everything we wanna!"

Great for

  • Public transport
  • Amenities
  • Lively

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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"Greenwood Drive is like living on Bell Street"

Bundoora is full of hoons and students, at night you can expect vandalism, drunkenness and cars doing burnouts at most intersections and roundabouts. Greenwood Drive would be the absolute worst street in Bundoora, its like living on Bell Street, carries a lot of traffic, A LOT !!!!

Great for

  • Public transport

Not great for

  • Insane amout of traffic and hoon drivers
  • Busy plenty road toomuch traffic on peak hours
  • Far from City

Who lives here?

  • Students
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Bob74

Talk about hyperbole. Bell street ... are you kidding??? "Expect" vandalism and drunkenness, burnouts at "most" intersections and roundabouts, Greenwood carries "A LOT !!!!" of traffic ... what utter rubbish. As for being a long way from the city; this may be true if you're used to living in Carlton, but you should try getting into town from urban growth areas like Mernda or Pakenham!

JK17

Not utter rubbish, but a little exaggerated. I've been living here for the last two years and it's not ideal. The traffic isn't too bad, honestly, but you can expect drunkeness, firecrackers, loud music, 'hooning' and such regularly. My mailbox gets vandalized often, to the point where I have stopped asking my landlord to replace it because it's a waste of money to do so. This is close to the sports oval / tennis clubs, so roughly around the middle area. The Watsonia end of the street is a lot more quiet, seemingly, as is the Plenty Rd side (minus the noise from Plenty Rd traffic).

Not the nicest street to live in, honestly. I plan on moving as soon as able. But I'd personally give it 3 stars, not 1. There are much worse streets out there to live on.

joshuar7

A young girl's life was taken there by a rapist aboriginal man. Nothing more can be said about the suburb.

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""Excellent place to live""

Fantastic place to live, close to schools. Cafe, shops, tram and Universities

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Not great for

  • Busy plenty road toomuch traffic on peak hours
  • Far from City

Who lives here?

  • Students
0
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"Great Place to live for Young Families"

Very nice and lively place. All amenities are close. two hot spots La Trobe Uni and RMIT. Very good public transport. I love the place.

Great for

  • Public transport
  • Lively
  • Amenities

Not great for

  • Far from City
  • Busy plenty road toomuch traffic on peak hours

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
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"BUNDOORA without a doubt the best in the north."

University Hill
By far the best development in the north east, large blocks beautiful landscaping and views, close to all possible retail / amenities from schools to childcare / medical. With majority of the houses not yet constructed it is already looking serene and a peaceful place to reside. No regrets watsoever., The prices are also quickly exceeding expectations.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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"I love Bundoora"

Bundoora's got the lot...

There's everything you need within a 15 minute drive from Bundoora really... And if you dont drive, the trams and buses will be there for you. I love this place

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"What a place to live!"

2 Universities: RMIT & La Trobe Universites.

Number of hospitals: Northpark Private Hospital, La Trobe Medical Centre as well as Bundoora Extended Care Centre.

Shopping Centre within metres: Brand Junction, Bundoora Square.

All you need is to move into this livable suburb!

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"Student Haven"

Bundoora is a good suburb to live in. Over the years i have noticed that more and more students have moved in to Bundoora. The housing prices have also gone up. Very easy access to public transport, La Trobe university and shops

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"Greenwood drive, Bundoora - the place to live in"

Close to school (Bundoora Primary, Colege), excelent network connection with City , shops close by, green suburb with fresh air, afordable house prices, easy access to Western Ring Rd...

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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"A safe and beautiful suburb with a lot of potential."

A Great Place To Live. Not that far from the city. Great public transport. Nice little shopping centre, and close to larger shopping centres. A pretty leafy suburb.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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