9.2 out of 10

Chelsea

Ranked 58th best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-38.0519087694152 145.117277627098
Great for
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Pest Free
Not great for
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Tourists

Reviews

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 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • 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
Oct 30, 2016

"Has everything you need!"

I've lived in Chelsea 9 years nearly and it has Woolworths, little shops, cafes & restaurants , beach, hotel, library, police station, primary schools, post office, newsagency, train station and Bicentennial Park ect. It's a nice middle class suburb. They say if you invest in a good area you should double your investment after 10 years and I have done that with the unit I purchased. Chelsea has great infrastructure and most importantly a friendly vibe.
Pros
  • Beach
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Not quite there..."

Has potential but not there yet. Streets lack any sort of greenery, no stand out education options, proximity to questionable suburbs makes it prone to undesirable blow through types and if proximity to the city is of relevance public transport can be a problem (serviced by one train line only). Location in regards to beach is both a blessing and a curse, beaches are nice, influx of weekend visitors dramatically reduces the relaxed lifestyle of the area.
Pros
  • Beach
  • Has potential
  • Cheap
Recommended for
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • 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+

"terrific place to retire or live with a family"

chelsea is a great place to live. It has a very community based atmosphere. The beaches are some of the most beautiful in australia, they are safe for kids and great for water activities. It is like being on a permanent holiday
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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 2/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Good suburb for families."

Good suburb for families.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Great neigborhood. Plenty to do."

Everything you need within walking distance. The beach is beautiful. Plenty of parks and playgrounds. Good variety of shops. Great running/bike tracks to Patterson Lakes and the wetlands.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+

"A kid friendly area"

This area is great especially for kids. that great combination of wonderful parks and a great beach, what more could you want?
Definitely a great spot to raise a family, good sized blocks on safe streets with parks close by. Let them run.
Its easy enough to get to the city by public transport or in the car. There are a couple of train stations in the area making it easy to get on the train to where you need to go.
There are plenty of good shops close by to get the essentials. But Southland isn't far away.
The area is home to some good schools as well as kindergartens and childcare. Add to that playgroups and play centres and you'll never want to leave.
However, if you're after masses of top restaurants and nightlife this isn't the spot to be.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Unranked Streets in Chelsea

Golden Ave

4.5/5
"Close to playgrounds, the beach, Patterson River and the wetlands..what more could you want?"
-38.05691 145.12227
"Just Perfect"
-38.0447752242 145.1181879366

Elsie Gve

4.5/5
"A friendly street, near the beach, wetlands, quality shops and great for young families""
-38.0440887902 145.1153602383

Argyle Ave

2.5/5
"Nice for family with kids."
-38.0555532627 145.1195949555