7.3 out of 10

Clayton South

Ranked 297th best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.9439267825959 145.125032581644
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Childcare
  • Medical Facilities
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Students
  • Retirees

Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+
Editors Choice

"It will get better"

Have lived here for 5 years and thoroughly enjoyed it! 10mins to some great beaches (of which you get council parking, so its' always free at certain parking areas), 30mins to city, 30 mins to the Dandenongs. Southland one side, Chadstone on the other and DFO Moorabbin on our doorstep.. shoppers dream just quietly 80) Springvale & Clayton both offer quality affordable produce and meat, along with the normal shops / services (post office, library, police station) you expect in decent sized suburban shopping strips. Parking can be a little chaotic at times but a sense of humour behind the wheel goes along way, avoid Springvale sarturday mornings if you're a nervous driver. Monash hospital and University are all close by with local doctors, dentists, nurses also available. Public transports' improving all the time with more bus services and the new train station making getting around easier.
The dog parks in the area are fantastic, plenty of access to offlead areas / beaches and many a wonderful friendship made while the dogs romped around! Great access to vets, pet obedience schools, walking etc in and in the surrounding suburbs. Can't talk about schools at all have no affiliation with any of them.

Neighbours here are friendly,nice and helpful but we don't live in each others' pockets - (might be just our part of the street!) but we're more of the wave as you drive by, hello at the letterbox and move on type. It's a multicultural area with alot of young families begining to appear, the age is as varied as the people, and like most suburbs with main roads - we have our share of hooning and racing - not often, not alot but it happens. Not too sure where you can go walking at night anymore, but we don't.

Traffic wise Clayton Sth is a junction, it has a peak and offpeak time. If you're on one of the main roads.....there are always cars. 7-9am / 3-6pm are busy. Off peak is relatively quiet. The biggest down to living here recently is the smells. It's an issue that everyones' working towards resolving and yes, there are times that it's really bad - but eventually that will improve..... Clayton south is a 5-10yr plan suburb, there are issues now but not too far in the future we're all going to look back and say it was worth the wait.
Pros
  • great variety of asian food available
  • great access to offlead dog parks, vets, needs
  • close to aminities
  • Close to Monash Hospital Emergency
  • Close to Monash University
  • great shopping
Cons
  • LAND fill foul smell
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
2/5 rating details
  • Public Transport 5/5
Aug 13, 2017

"Landfills Smell and Seagulls"

I worked around here in one of the factory. The smell from the landfill is terrible and it's bad for health. Traffic is an issue in the main road and I always bump into the rubbish trucks. For those with a weak stomach and children would you want to stay anywhere near to a rubbish dump? You may want to consider this place to stay 5 years down the road when the train station upgrades completes. But remember the landfill will continue to leach methane gas, frankly speaking we can't smell methane gas? When we can smell methane gas, the concentration must be extremely high. Methane gas was added with smell commercially to warn people of the hazards of explosion. It is not worth to put money into landfill areas.
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • 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+

"Easy living"

easy 30 minute commute into city either with princes hwy or fwy or train.
brand new manned train station at westall station- always get a seat when i get on here rather than clayton
great shopping down clayton rd - heaps of cheap good fresh grocers, butchers and $2 shops.
large variety of indian, chinese, vietnamese, thai restaurants that offer great food without the inner city prices.
monash hospital is close by offering emergency services as well as paediatrics and maternity so its great for peace of mind for families.
nice open parks and kids love the recently refurbished playgrounds near our street. new swimming pool and library are also a fav.
Pros
  • close to aminities
  • Close to Monash Hospital Emergency
  • Close to Monash University
  • great shopping
  • New Westall Train Station
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Will get better"

Industrial area that is getting better by the year.
Recommended for
  • Singles
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • 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 3/5
2yrs+

"Great access to public transport, affordable living and great opportunity for growth!"

Clayton South is literally a hop, step and jump from the Monash Hospital which has an Emergency department. Monash University for students it is a great university and a very large campus. The new Westall train station and also Clayton is not far too all within walking distance. Great selection of shopping with Coles, Spotlight not far and now the new Homemaker Centre with IKEA, Chadstone 10 minutes drive away, you can't go wrong. Best of all prices are very reasonable and living is very affordable.
Pros
  • Close to Monash Hospital Emergency
  • Close to Monash University
  • Close to IKEA and the new Homemaker Centre
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Surrounded by land fills"

Great area, unfortunately lived here for last 4 years, didn't notice the smell of land fills very much probably few times a year before, but in the last year its almost worst than third world countries with the smell of the near by land fills wafting around, generally noticed at dusk, sometimes can smell from as far as Clayton station follow the EPA web site for more details.
Pros
  • great shopping
  • close to aminities
  • good Indian take aways
Cons
  • LAND fill foul smell
Recommended for
  • 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 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • 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+

"Best Kept Secret in the Monash/Kingston area"

One of the best kept secret in the region..Very affordable with good quality surrounding and amenties . Great access to public transport, within minutes from three major shopping precinct. and yet have a lot local parks, school and recreation facilities.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Great investment area! Monash close"

Old industrial area now booming! High demand for rentals! Monash close and good transport.Great pizza,Indian and fish shop.
Recommended for
  • Professionals

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