8.9 out of 10

Carnegie

Ranked 107th best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.8914097594441 145.056137711812
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Oct 05, 2016

"Very central -"

Carnegie is a great place to live if you like to eat and swim! Start your morning with a coffee and Bagel at Huff Bagelry then go for a mid morning swim at Carnegie pool or GESAC or take a walk around the lovely streets. Then for dinner you can enjoy one of the many great (mainly asian) restaurants.

The beach, city, Chadstone Shopping Centre and Universities are within easy reach.

The area is going through quite a transformation with developments popping up everywhere. Relatively new trendy cafes like Left Field and Temperance Society indicate that the area has arrived as a place to be.

It will certainly be a bonus when the level crossings have been removed as crossing the train line is worse than trying to get across the Yarra!

I don't know if it is a coincidence, but I don't find the people to be all that friendly.
Pros
  • Shops
  • Transport
  • Library
  • Peaceful
  • Quiet
Cons
  • House prices are increasing!
  • No Train Bridges
  • Expensive Houses
  • Bad traffic jams
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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
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  • Trendy & Stylish
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 2/5
Nov 02, 2015

"Too busy!!"

Have lived here for a while now and the traffic is just getting worse because everyone seems to be building apartments left right and centre. OMG, move here if you don't mind traffic and multi-dwelling units!
Pros
  • Shops
Cons
  • No longer peaceful
  • Bad traffic jams
  • House prices are increasing!
  • No Train Bridges
  • Expensive Houses
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Apr 14, 2015

"A Great Suburb with Great Dining & Shopping Options!"

What a Nice Suburb in Melbourne! Another great Preference of living in Melbourne!

Good International Dining Options featuring Chinese, Thai, Japanese, Indian, Malaysian, Vietnamese, Italian & Korean. Also Includes 2 Woolworths & Safeway Supermarkets & Great Shopping at Chadstone Shopping Centre, Chapel Street South Yarra, High Street Armadale, Glenferrie Road Malvern & at Ikea Springvale!
Pros
  • International Dining Options
  • All the Luxury Shopping at the Chadstone Shopping Centre
  • Close to IKEA
  • Library
  • Shops
  • Transport
Cons
  • Expensive Houses
  • No Train Bridges
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Students
Jasmine Gillespie
Jasmine Gillespie Couldnt agree more!
2yrs+
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"A great place to live, for a high price"

I've really enjoyed living in Carnegie, very easy to go in and out of the city, lots of shopping/eating options, great neighbourhoods, quiet and safe. Great public transport options (bus, train AND tram).
The two things that threaten the balance of things here though are the rising house prices and the new developments. It's just impossible for a normal middle class family to afford anything around here (even to rent). A lot of balky developments are happening too, which will change the vibe and push up the price, traffic and noise levels.
Pros
  • Shops
  • Transport
  • Peaceful
  • Quiet
Cons
  • House prices are increasing!
  • No Train Bridges
  • Expensive Houses
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Everything you need is close by"

Pros
  • Library
  • Shops
  • Transport
  • Peaceful
Cons
  • No Train Bridges
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
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 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Don't move to Carnegie unless..."

...unless you love all the multi-national dining options, the really good local butchers, several niche market cafes and being spoilt with shops, childcare and of course Chadstone. Yes, Chadstone is just minutes away. Prices are steep, even for apartments, forget about houses. I love it for the convenience, metropolitan and multi-cultured lifestyle. Suits both owner occupiers and investors.
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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 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • 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+

"Just Loving It"

Just bought a unit here. It's a great spot to live in. Absolutely no regrets.
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Matthew Hurlston
Matthew Hurlston Congratulations! you will love it. Try a coffee at Spilt Milk or Santucci
2yrs+
ngt
ngt I am looking at buying a 2 room unit, what's the ave price for a 2 rm?
Feb 07, 2017
RF99
RF99 I think the average cost of a 2 BR property in Carnegie is about $900,000! Not cheap but a great area
Feb 08, 2017
Josh Hommelhoff
Josh Hommelhoff Hello NGT,
Right now the large majority of unit's in Carnegie (depending on size and location) will start from $600,000 and go as high as early/mid $800,000's. If this is something you wish to discuss further please feel free to contact me anytime.
Feb 08, 2017
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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 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Wanting to Live Here"

I've been looking around for a property to buy around the South Eastern inner suburbs and was recently introduced to Carnegie. It's an amazing little spot and so convenient. The people living here are more humble, friendly and neighbourly. After looking at near new / refurbished units and apartments in South Yarra, Richmond, Armadale and North Caulfield that would cost you around $700++++(which is a ridiculous prices for tiny spaces and it's so dense in those areas you can't even find a park!), I've got my mind set on trying to find something in Carnegie as the prices for near new large 3 bedroom apartments are still between $600 to $700k which is very reasonable.
This suburb also has various units around the $400k to $500k mark but from my inspections, they are mostly greater than 10 years old, smaller, requires significant renovation and comes with only one bathroom! How can units come with 1 bathroom? How can I add another bathroom in a townhouse I saw the other day that sold for $680k?
So if you have time money and skills, you can self renovate and spend anywhere up to $100k. Otherwise, if you happen to see a 3 bedder apartment in a boutique block around the $650k mark in Carnegie, you'd better grab it, unless of course I grab it first. Let the games begin!
Pros
  • Library
  • Shops
  • Transport
  • Peaceful
  • Quiet
Cons
  • House prices are increasing!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
nick_bennett
nick_bennett I just finished saving up for my deposit and bought my first apartment in a beautiful boutique development on Maroona Road, in Carnegie called ''Willim". Its a 2 bed, 2 BATH, which I purchased off the plan and I have fallen in love with the suburb and the development.
2yrs+
Robert Cincotta
Robert Cincotta Congratulations. It's a great spot I hope you enjoy it for many years to come. Robert
2yrs+
ngt
ngt Hi Nick.. I am looking at a 2 BR at 1060 Dandenong Road.. its 600K.. is it expensive.. fully furnished..
Feb 07, 2017
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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 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 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Been Around 10 Years..."

...and not about to move anywhere else. My family moved here 10 years ago after renting houses in Balwyn, Hawthorn and South Yarra. We came across Carnegie and decided to buy a home along Neerim Road, the patch that is close to Koornang Road shops and restaurants. Carnegie has always been a busy little suburb because of it's local facilities and amenities. It's easily accessible by public transport of all types and is very close to all the attraction of Chadstone and Malvern shopping strips. I have seen this suburb bloom from year to year. Property prices here have maintained their value and prices of newly renovated homes here have skyrocketed, but in my humble opinion, still very much worth the price. I can only see a very bright future for this suburb as it attracts more exciting cafe and restaurant owners.
Pros
  • Restaurants and Cafes
  • Chadstone
  • University
  • Library
  • Shops
  • Transport
  • Peaceful
  • Quiet
Cons
  • House prices are increasing!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
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 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • 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+

"Best Suburb in the South Eastern Strip"

Carnegie is located in the middle of Caulfield and Murumbeena. If you live there, you can enjoy the convenience of one tram line, 2 train stations and heaps of buses in terms of public transport. What I love about this place is the blend of international food and culture. If you live near Koornang Road where the shops are (I live just 5 minutes walk away), you will be amazed at what you will find. We have Korean, Chinese, Indian, Russian, Thai, Malaysian and of course, your true blue Australian cuisine all along that strip. There are also 4 major banks, 2 Woolies, 1 Aldi and lots of local green grocers and fresh butchers to get your weekly (or daily) supplies. For the family oriented, there are at least 3 parks and a swimming centre within a 2 mins drive radius. For those looking for schools, there's so much to choose from, it would be difficult to mention all of them here. There's also good old Rosstown Pub which has a fabulous burger and pot deal for 10 bucks or so, not to mention several fitness gyms within Carnegie itself. Mate, this suburb has a lot going for it and with Monash University just 20 mins walk away (you can catch a train but walking is healthier), it's good suburb for professionals, families and / or investors to purchase a unit here.
Pros
  • Convenience of 4 major banks
  • Home prices on the rise but it's worth every penny!
  • Walking distance to Monash University
  • Library
  • Shops
  • Transport
  • Peaceful
  • Quiet
Cons
  • House prices are increasing!
Recommended for
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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • 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+

"From Rosstown to Carnegie"

I've been living here for over 3 years and have seen tremendous changes. Developers have targeted this area as the up and coming suburb because of it's excellent location in terms of shops, restaurants, facilities, amenities, schools and proximity to Monash Caulfield. It's a quiet suburb that gets the hustle and bustle during peak hours because everyone from neighbouring suburbs seem to shop and eat here. I'm planning to sell my unit soon and hope to get a good price as I need a bigger place for the extra kids but can't afford buying something bigger in Carnegie. But, I love this suburb and will definitely consider living here time and again.
Pros
  • Library
  • Shops
  • Transport
  • Peaceful
  • Quiet
Cons
  • House prices are increasing!
Recommended for
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  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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  • Trendy & Stylish
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 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"What A Pleasant Surprise!"

I just love it! Good quality living, access to amenities of all sorts, lovely muti-cultural food and restaurants. If only they had more new houses or townhouses here. All new developments are mostly modern apartments and the older houses will cost a bomb to buy and renovate. There's just one down the street, sold for close to $700k and you can't really live in it. But the owner's are pulling the guts out and it'll cost them around 250k to do it all, including landscaping the garden!
Pros
  • Great food and coffee!
  • Green grocer stalls and supermarkets!
  • Public transport!
  • Library
  • Shops
  • Transport
  • Peaceful
  • Quiet
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Best Things Come in Small Packages"

Very small suburb stuck in the middle of Caulfield and Murumbeena - Very convenient suburb - My family enjoys living here due to it's close proximity to everything - My wife loves shopping at Chadstone, Glenferrie Road Malvern, High Street Armadale and Chapel Street South Yarra - All are approximately 10 minutes away by car - Don't know what else to say but if I had more money, I'd buy a house here :)))
Pros
  • Library
  • Shops
  • Transport
  • Peaceful
Cons
  • House prices are increasing!
Recommended for
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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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  • Trendy & Stylish
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 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A Pocket Full of Diamonds"

Moved to a unit at Neerim Road just several minutes walk to Koornang Road shops and restaurant recently. Am really impressed with the abundance of food that is available. There's like Thai, Indian, Shanghainese, Malaysian, Modern Australian, Russian, Greek, Italian, contemporary cafes, you name it, we've got it. Facilities and amenities are more than satisfactory, parks galore, librarie, day care and schools, there's Woolies, Aldi and fresh fruit stalls. If that does not satisfy you, take a 5 minute drive to Chaddy and knock yourself out. No complaints from my missus so all is very good here at Carnegie. It's a pocket full of diamonds!
Pros
  • Library
  • Shops
  • Transport
  • Peaceful
  • Quiet
Cons
  • House prices are increasing!
Recommended for
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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Where Everyone Comes to Shop"

Love the shops, the restaurants, the fresh food, the community library, Packer Pack, St Anthony's Primary school, the leafy, quiet and fresh air feel to the neighbourhood. Lots of birds chirping and bees buzzing around my garden and friendly neighbours. It's one of the suburbs in Melbourne that has a good multi-cultural blend to it. The cafes here are also good e.g. Platform 3, Huff Baglery and lots more. The best thing is that it' a short drive to Chaddy, Glenferrie Road, Chapel Street and Ikea Springvale / Homemaker centre. I own an apartment here and am keen to buy another one.
Pros
  • Gym and Fitness Clubs
  • Parks
  • Yamaha Music
  • Library
  • Shops
  • Transport
  • Peaceful
  • Quiet
Cons
  • House prices are increasing!
Recommended for
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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
ConnarOO
ConnarOO Yes it is A Great Suburb including a lot of international dining options, JT Packer Park & Koornang Park & Great Shopping Options at Chadstone Shopping Centre & Chapel Street in South Yarra.
2yrs+
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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 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Carnegie oh Carnegie How I Love You So...!!!!"

This is one of the best inner suburbs located 12 kms from the city. It has the best of many worlds. I live along Neerim Road, just 5 mins walk to Koornang Road shops and restaurants, 2 Woolies supermarkets, 1 brand new Aldi supermarket plus various Asian, Korean, Greek, Russian and Indian grocery stores. It's almost unbelievable to find so many different cultures opening a grocery store on a single street.

There's at least 3 parks (a swimming centre) and 2 gyms within a 10 minute walk from where I am including a library and gas station. All the big 4 banks are located on Koornang road and we have 2 post offices, one in Koornang road and another one next to Murumbeena station, also less than 10 minutes walk away.

It's also got good early learning and primary schools nearby and also secondary schools within the vicinity. I can't believe how convenient this suburb is and I really hope that I can afford a house here as it is getting really expensive to own a property. It's actually one of the best suburbs to raise a family or for young professionals to live in as the cost of living here is still quite good.

Local restaurants are all priced very affordably and they taste fantastic. Lots of funky new developments are already being completed with a few more underway. I guess if you are looking for a trendy and vibrant suburb along the South Eastern belt, this is it. You can either invest of live here. You won't regret buying something here. I'm already looking at buying another property here. Oh... Did I mention that Monash Uni is only 5 mins drive away?
Pros
  • Library
  • Shops
  • Transport
  • Peaceful
  • Quiet
Cons
  • House prices are increasing!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A gem and relatively affordable South Eastern suburb less than 13km by road from the city"

We just moved to Carnegie recently. It's a wonderful area to live in, particularly north of Oakleigh Road. Below that and it's a little too far to easily walk to the Koornang Road shops or the Glenhuntly. It's close to the city, serviced by two major train lines. Closest stations are Carnegie and Glenhuntly, although Carnegie is the best choice as it runs express into the city. It's also serviced by a bus line on Neerim Road, and a tram line on Glenhuntly Road.

It's super quiet, and the Koornang road shops has hundreds of shops including numerous restaurants ranging from Indian to Thai to Pizza to Korean. Everything you can think of really. It is serviced by two Woolworths supermarkets, and is close to parks, pools. A short drive to Chadstone for the times you need the chain shops.

There are some apartments but mostly the older style house with the odd new development. Most streets are wide and it's full of established houses and beautiful trees.

An amazing place to live!
Pros
  • Quiet
  • Peaceful
  • Close to all amenities
  • Library
  • Shops
  • Transport
Cons
  • House prices are increasing!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • 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+

"Carnegie - Surprising Gem of a Suburb"

I moved to Carnegie not knowing much about the suburb but only based on the recommendations of my home loan manager cum mortgage broker. It did not take long for me realise that this suburb is a hidden gem. I live just 5 minutes walk from the heart of Koornang Road shops and restaurants but discovered that there was more to Carnegie such as good schools, a near new library centre, parks and children playgrounds, medical centres, gyms, and the fact that it has heaps of green grocers and two Woolies supermarkets! Living here also gives you a chance to shop at multi-national dry food / grocers. For those of you who have not heard of Carnegie, it's just the suburb after Caulfield and before Murumbeena. Also, I love the fact that it's 5 mins drive to Malvern and Chadstone shopping centre and 20 minutes drive to the CBD. Come by for a visit one day.
Pros
  • Library
  • Shops
  • Transport
Cons
  • House prices are increasing!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
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 5/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A loveable spot buzzing with life and wonderful variety of food and amenities!"

Bought an apartment and moved here 8 months ago. This is a lovely spot. It's got everything from a library to all sorts of shops along the character-filled Koornang Rd. Furthermore, it's only a smooth 20 minute drive to the city and a 10 minute drive to Chadstone and also Glenferrie Road Malvern. It's also quiet at night but in the morning, the lively chirps of birds are in the air. Ah, the air quality is great and so much better than Melbourne CBD (and the Western burbs...). Oh and don't forget that Monash Caulfield is just a 5 min drive away or just the next station if you catch a train.
Pros
  • Shops
  • Library
  • Transport
Cons
  • House prices are increasing!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
2yrs+

"Great Neighbourhood"

Love the suburb, Packer Park is a great place for little kids. It located close to train stations that are in the Zone 1 area. The main shopping strip on Koornang Rd is fantastic and if you more there is Chadstone just 5 minutes down the road.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
2yrs+

"A nice suburb with a green outlook"

Nice suburb especially with the newer home developments and being 12 km south-east from Melbourne's central business district makes Carnegie and attractive place for families.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"WE LOVE IT HERE!"

Carnegie is a great place to live. It is quiet, peaceful yet with a hub of activity around the local shops, where there are lots of bargins to find. The parks are easily accessible and well equiped with for children. The Packer Park is great for children, there is so much to do. We love living here as we really feel part of the community and safe.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"good place to rent, quite expensive to buy"

Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
2yrs+

"Family friendly neighborhood"

Great shopping at local strip, friendly community with good schools and parks. Close to the city and public transport. We LOVE living here.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
4/5
2yrs+

"Close to the shops, close to the city - plenty to like"

Close to Caulfield racecourse and with easy access to the city along the freeway this area has a lot going for it.
This is a good blend of houses available from apartments and units through to houses on larger blocks making it suitable for a wide range of people. There are still some beautiful older homes on smaller blocks that have been restored or well maintained.
Public transport services the area well with train stations close by and trams not far away either.
There are some good schools in the area and close by and it is close to Monash University making it a good spot for families of all ages, or just Uni students looking for a spot close to Uni.
There are some good shops around and Chadstone isn’t too far away either.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Best Streets in Carnegie

1

Tranmere Ave

5/5
"Wide, quiet street that is within minutes walk to lots of nice things :)"
-37.8932645529 145.0604318569
2

Neerim Rd

4/5
"A loveable spot buzzing with life and wonderful variety of food and amenities!"
-37.8872949676 145.0462250635

Unranked Streets in Carnegie

"Golden Triangle?"
-37.8845492315 145.0476730636

Moira Ave

4.5/5
"Leafy, lovely and lively"
-37.8976427042 145.0505554034

Moonya Rd

3/5
"Street closer to all the facilities"
-37.8974275532 145.0650080837

Kokaribb Rd

4.5/5
"Great Place to live"
-37.8905119867 145.0556234038
"A Beautiful Street Scape, Walk to Everything"
-37.8834290805 145.0483697429

Yendon Rd

4.5/5
"Amazing street to live in"
-37.887672 145.049304