9.0 out of 10

Burwood

Ranked 63rd best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.848780892843 145.112677054518
Great for
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Safe & Sound
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Schools
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Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Mar 10, 2016

"Great proximity to City"

I enjoy every minute living here. I commute to the city by car every weekdays so I chose this place due to it being in the middle of M1 and M3. When there is heavy congestion at M1 it's always good to have another option. On weekends I can ride the tram without a hassle to go to Bourke rd Shopping Strip in Camberwell or Glenferrie Hawthorn to have a drink with friends and there is a bus to Box hill for some nice Chinese cuisine. Although I think it would be good to have the 75 Tram extended to Wantirna South so I can go to Knox Westfield, it can be a nightmare finding a parking space there on weekends. Overall in Burwood I see many professionals with children so I guess it's because of the good safety, good schools, and easy commute. My only con is I think the little shopping strip in toorak rd between Camberwell and Burwood could do a little better with some more restaurants.
Pros
  • proximity to M1 and M3
  • Excellent Neighbours
  • Family Friendly
Cons
  • Shopping strip could do better
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Safe and Conveniant"

I have a unit on middleborough rd and for the 12 years I lived here it has been fantastic. I have the 24hour medical centre right at my doorstep, minutes walk to Woolworths, post office, tram stop, bus stop, and the soon to be built shopping / dining precinct at the former brickworks site. Also there is a 733 bus line on middleborough rd that goes to Box hill or Monash Uni and if you need to go to the city I can take the tram straight to city or ride the 733 bus which only takes 5 minutes to Mt Waverley Train Station. I don't have kids but all the houses on middleborough rd which are part of Burwood and Burwood East is in the Mt Waverley School Zone. Anyhow I lived on rees st, highbury rd, puerta st, peacock st, and middleborough rd throughout my life and every one of those places has been outstanding.
Pros
  • Transportation
  • Excellent Neighbours
  • Family Friendly
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Students
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Melbournes own Wisteria Lane!"

Having lived in all directions of Melbourne, I stumbled on Burwood after needing a House with a large backyard. My partner and I moved in 9 months ago, and have since had 3 Street parties, multiple dinners and coffees with neighbours and have made fantastic lifelong friends. We absolutely love the area, and could not imagine a better, more friendlier neighbourhood. With easy access to freeways, shopping and Camberwell if you would like a bit of nightlife it is the perfect suburban suburb. Just out of the main traffic, but 5 minutes to bustling Ashburton and Camberwell. If you are looking to move, I cant recommend it enough, Safe, Family minded and fun. Burwood has it all!
Pros
  • Excellent Neighbours
  • Family Friendly
  • Shopping
  • Night life
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"The place for Education!"

Lived here for a long time and I enjoy living here. Like my 70 year old house, most of the houses are very old but still giving high capital gains, Burwood Vic has a median house sales price of ($1,120,000) according to REIV with many good schools nearby. PLC is an excellent private girls school, the main big Deakin Uni campus and some parts of Burwood is in the popular Mount Waverley Secondary School Zone. Living here I found Burwood is extremely convinient for me as I can go grocery shopping at the 24 hour Coles or at Woolworths. Camberwell and Glen Iris is a couple minutes away for a decent cup of coffee and Box Hill, Glen Waverley is also very close for a nice Asian cuisine.
Pros
  • 24 hour Coles/Kmart
  • Safe Community
  • Excellent Neighbours
  • Family Friendly
Cons
  • Most houses are old
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 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
2yrs+

"Clean family oriented neighborhood"

Loving Burwood Ive been renting in Toorak and thought Id give burwood a try because of the close proximity to toorak my old place and camberwell which I lived before toorak.Though I think the rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is quite expensive I think its a fair price to pay since I want a safe and family oriented neighborhood. I like how the neighbors smile and say hi when Im taking a morning walk through the neighborhood and the tram makes it real easy for me to go to the city. Im planning to make some new friends while im here :)
Pros
  • 15km to city
  • Excellent Neighbours
  • Family Friendly
Cons
  • rent is hard to find when uni starts
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Students
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Getting better every year."

Lived here for about 12 years now never had any burglars and is still getting better every year. Love the 365 day medical centre on middleborough rd, burwood shopping strip on toorak rd, and the close proximity to nearly everything. Recently there are many new apartment developments (the deacon, poplars, the easton) in between station st and middleborough rd in burwood hwy. School is no problem with many good primary, secondary schools, and of course Deakin Uni also is close to Monash Uni. House prices are rising with good capital gains with even old houses selling for over $1 million these days. Hoping the new house and retail development going on in the old brickworks site will have more decent cafes and restaurants.
Pros
  • Shopping
  • Excellent Neighbours
  • Family Friendly
  • tram
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A good suburb even it is not the best"

I have composed suburb view for Burwood East http://localvoices.realestate.com.au/victoria/burwood_east/review/28602.

Then I think I would have a look of the neighborhood area and found current there are no decent review on this Burwood area. So decided to give my opinion on this area


Fact:
Burwood is a suburb of education center with abundant good schools and a not-bad university (Deakin). It's current price (2010 03 ) is around Burwood $779,000 - $810,000.

Good part
- Schools and good school and a university
- Excellent transportation

* Tram route 75 runs from Melbourne to Vermont South, traverses the suburb along Burwood Highway.

* Route 903 (Altona to Mordialloc) (SmartBus) runs along Warrigal Road.
* Route 732 (Box Hill to Upper Ferntree Gully) runs along Station Street and Burwood Highway.
* Route 735 (Box Hill to Burwood East) runs along Eley Road.
* Route 766 (Box Hill to Warrigal Road Burwood) runs along Warrigal Road, Burwood Highway, Evans Street and Highbury Road.
* Route 767 (Box Hill to Southland Shopping Centre) runs along Burwood Highway.

- Leafy eastern suburb
- CLoser to city and easy to boxhill, ashburton
- Excellent for investor for rental return and excellent for homeowner as it is a quiet and green suburb.

Poor

- Still a little bit far from the CBD and lack a train
- Lack land for future development land thus it will depend on the burwood height activity to provide a shopping center facility
Recommended for
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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"An undervalued but appealing area, safe, friendly neighbours with scope for capital growth"

We've been living in Burwood VIC for approximately 2 years and couldn't be more happy with our decision to live in the area. We considered many suburbs around Melbourne before chancing on our house in Burwood (we originally didn't have it on our list) and have found the proximity to the city where I work to be excellent, the neighborhood to be filled with caring and considerate neighbours and the area to have a great option for different amenities including Gardiners creek, several sporting ovals, shopping centers and schools.

The area borders Glen Iris and Ashburton with both suburbs just across Warrigal Rd so the amenity of those suburbs is easily at your disposal but without the excessive property prices of those locales. In my opinion this will provide scope for Burwood to appreciate in value as those neighbouring suburbs continue to increase. The local university also aids in maintaining local rental demand.

The only negatives I would mention would be the local nightlife as several of the suburbs in the east were originally designated 'dry zones' which limited the development of local pubs and clubs. The demographics of the area are still generally on the older end of the spectrum but this is changing with more families coming to the area. Local eateries, coffee shops and 24X7 shopping centers (Burwood One) have more recently been built which does help these detractions.

In summary I would recommend Burwood VIC to families in particular but generally to anyone who is seeking the advantages of the inner-east without the excessive cost.
Pros
  • Family Friendly
  • Excellent Neighbours
  • Amenities
  • Shopping
  • Train
Cons
  • Night Life
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
SLA SLA
5/5
2yrs+
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
2yrs+

"Laidback living"

Burwood is an often overlooked suburb that takes you away from the chaos of city life, but is still close to all the necessary amenities. The lush and scenic Gardiners Creek is the perfect place for walks or afternoon picnics. With Box Hill just around the corner, you're spoilt for choice when it comes to Chinese and Vietnamese cuisine, offering meals at competitive prices. With access to a 24-hour K-Mart on Burwood Highway, you can do your shopping at any time of the day. A 10-minute drive takes you to Camberwell's shopping and cafe strip, plus it's only a 15-minute drive to fashion capital, Chadstone Shopping Centre. Trams on Burwood highway go to Flinders Street, take the train from Box Hill Central or drive down to the freeway entrance nearby. The suburb is also perfect for students with access to Deakin University, PLC, and Mt Scorpus.

For more information or to see houses for sale in the area, visit www.allensre.com.au
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  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
Mit Mit
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

""Just" outside Inner City."

Great strip shopping nearby in High Street, Ashburton and Toorak Road, Camberwell. Great Public Transport and local facilities. Quiet, neigbourly place to live.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"Family friendly."

We have lived in Burwood for 10 years and have found neighbours friendly and the area quiet. We are raising two young children here and have found lots of young families are moving to the area. There are a number of great primary schools and Kindergartens in the area which our children attend and they have made great friends. The playgrounds are filled with children on the weekend. More often than not we know someone there. I would highly recommend Burwood as a quiet and safe place to live.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Studentville"

Burwood WAS a great suburb approx 10 years ago, before Deakin Uni turned the area into studentville, weekends have become very loud and busy with student parties, week nights alike. Great for the investor as rental returns are great, if you're prepared to rent to students ?

The area has become very unkept and untidy in recent years due to the influx of students, I have lived in Burwood for 25 years & have seen the area change significantly for the worse. This was our main reason for selling up and moving out.
Recommended for
  • Singles

Best Streets in Burwood

-37.85933 145.1077
2

Nursery Way

4.5/5
"Hidden GEM in Burwood!"
-37.85641 145.09631
3

Highbury Road

4.5/5
"Neighbors all help each other and watch out for each other"
-37.8552989464 145.1129013701
4

McGowans Lane

4.5/5
"Quiet, leafy, friendly and safe neighbourhood."
-37.8463035873 145.1244170691

Unranked Streets in Burwood

"This street is in Ashwood, not Burwood"
-37.8577612296 145.1074781999
"Best St in Burwood"
-37.8601142298 145.0993229541
"Safe and Convenient"
-37.8570850409 145.1314794847
-37.8432812286 145.110114653
"If you are looking for quiet and peaceful place to live in"
-37.8543597954 145.1127784267

Sixth Avenue

4.5/5
"Just outside inner city."
-37.854093418 145.1013173693