7.4 out of 10

Burgundy St, Heidelberg

Ranked 1st best street in Heidelberg
-37.756038 145.064645
Great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Medical Facilities
  • Parking
  • Shopping Options
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Lack of Traffic
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Tourists

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
Dec 08, 2015

"Living on Burgundy Street, young couple"

This review is from a young couple, no children or pets (although we do want a dog), both full-time workers, with active lifestyles.

Living on Burgundy Street is EXTREMELY convenient. There is a wide range of grocery stores, a few chemists, some shopping options (although I never visit the clothing stores), post office, hospitals, gyms and a park; basically all the things you might need for everyday life. There are malls that are fairly close such as Northland and Doncaster, both can be reached by bus in about 30mins (I prefer Doncaster, but to each their own).

The park is nice and big, definitely a good spot to bring your furry friends!

As I do not own a car, public transportation was really important for me (partner has a car). A train ride to Flinders from Heidelberg averages about 25mins. Buses are easily accessible. I've never had a problem with public transportation (although the hill can sometimes be daunting if the weather isn't right haha)

Having the hospitals just up the road is quite convenient, regardless if you own a car. I had to go to urgent care in the middle of the night and was able to get there within 10 minutes. Another time I needed a dental consultation and x-ray and all was done within walking distance of my residence. Again, the convenience of having various chemists is great for filling prescriptions or whatever you need.

Our building offers gated parking as well as 30min guest parking which isn't very long at all. Other than that there is parking in the Warringal shopping centre, street parking, parking behind Leo's and along side streets. We've had a few guests and they've never complained about parking. It's all free parking, however, they do ticket if you overstay the sign, so beware!

There are quite a few restaurants along Burgundy Street with diverse cuisine. To name a few: Fish and Chips, Burgers, Pizza, Italian, Coffee, Japanese/Sushi, Chinese, Indian, Greek, Thai, etc. These range from take-away to date night dining.

If you're looking for nightlife, I wouldn't recommend Heidelberg.

The one thing that really bothers my partner and I is the noise. We happen to live on one of the busiest cross-streets which makes for a noisy environment. We rarely, if ever open our patio door or window because the traffic noise is constant. They have recently put up signs that trucks are not allowed after a certain time, but I haven't noticed a change in noise levels. Obviously, living on Burgundy Street is going to have it's pros and cons, you can have everything you need practically within reach but you sacrifice a bit of peace and quiet. Other areas of Heidelberg, maybe further away from the shops might be a bit quieter but if you plan on living right in the action, prepare for some noise. When looking at a place make sure to open the windows or patio doors and see if you hear the noise! I wish we would've been more thorough with listening.

Rent is a bit pricey for a 1 bed/1 bath BUT keep in mind...you are paying for convenience. So for my partner and I, it makes sense for our current lifestyle. (Again, we're busy bees and are happy that we're within walking distance of all of the above).

My partner complains of the traffic getting in and out of Heidelberg. Again, it's a very busy area! I would recommend making the trek to your potential new place during traffic hours so you can get a feel of how it is around here. He has the ability to make his own hours so he generally avoids traffic but when he doesn't he says it can be a killer.

Overall, I thorough enjoy living in Heidelberg. My neighbours are lovely, people at the local shops in Warringal (fruit and veg stand and Chester's butcher especially) are very friendly. The area is safe (police station just near the park). The demographic seems to be young families and/or pensioners.
Pros
  • Calm, safe environment
  • Range of food shops
Cons
  • Noisy
  • Lack of major name clothing stores
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
kierenf
kierenf Burgundy Street Family Medical is a new bulk billing medical centre on Burgundy Street.
Oct 08, 2016
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Great local shopping street"

Burgundy street is one of the best local shopping strips in the surrounding area. The street itself plus the Warringal Shopping centre have a good variety of restaurants, supermarkets, bakeries, green grocers and butchers. All though the area does lack major name clothing stores, the safety of the street and the calm environment make up for it.
Pros
  • Range of food shops
  • Calm, safe environment
Cons
  • Lack of major name clothing stores
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
4/5
2yrs+

"Heidelberg's retail and health service heart"

A great shopping street with readily accessible off street parking Burgundy Street has a great mix of specialty grocers', cafe's and retail outlets. The Warringal Shopping Centre also provides the usual national chain retail outlets, banking and financial services. The Austin Hospital's accident and emergency unit is also accessed via Burgundy Street.
kierenf
kierenf There is also a new bulk billing medical centre on Burdundy Street, Burgundy Street Family Medical.
Oct 08, 2016
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