9.0 out of 10

Coburg

Ranked 82nd best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.7464320953794 144.966952132727
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  • Parks & Recreation
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Pest Free
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
Nov 04, 2016

"Old"

Nothing is being updated. NBN is still not available, roads are crap, crazy drivers.
Pros
  • Merri Creek parkland & bike trials
Cons
  • No neighborhood spirit
  • No Resturants
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  • Gay & Lesbian
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Nov 01, 2016

"Coburg"

Safe and great housing. The council don't look after much for the quality of streets however the residents maintain the surrounding very well. In my 7 years observation and experience I have lived in a safe and good neighbouring.
Roads around Coburg library needs to be improved, walking with a pram becomes very hard. Shops in coburg should not sell outside of their shops on the street. The fruit&vegetable displayed on the street looks bad to the eye and eventually leaves a smell and catches many fly when you shop around.
Pros
  • Cafes and shopping
  • Merri Creek parkland & bike trials
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Mar 25, 2016

"Mixed bag of a burb, but still affordable"

Slowly gentrifying with cafés & bars yet still has a Dimmeys & an NQR store. However, is becoming built up with many subdividing their plots into 3-4 townhouses on residential streets and even more so along tramlines & rail where multiple units being built & encouraged. It used to be a place where you could consider buying a home with a yard but is becoming more of a dream these days. Even if you do buy, there's no guarantees your elderly greek/italian neighbors place won't be turned into 4 townhouses.
Anything South of Bell e.g. 3 bed in good condition with a yard is typically $800k+.

Lots of hipsters moving north after being priced out of Brunswick so a lot of the older rundown houses are rentals to the hip & students. The smaller new units are tiny but a lot are now on the NRAS, making them slightly cheaper than surrounding but I reiterate they are real small.

Despite the mix and multicultural atmosphere, it is not a real friendly suburb. Maybe this is due to the fact that there are more subdivisions & units, more rentals. Older residents are mostly nice though there are some aloof or just darned rude. I really like it here but it would be so much nicer if I found it friendlier.

I've heard it can be a bit rough & ready at the weekends going out locally but I usually go into the city so can't comment. I have seen some idiots on the trains late but I guess that is not unusual for Melbourne.
Pros
  • Cafes and shopping
  • Merri Creek parkland & bike trials
Cons
  • No neighborhood spirit
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1/5
Nov 12, 2015

"Culturally presumptuous"

I've never come across an area with such a chip on its shoulder and as many rude people in my life, not all are like this but there is a general problem with this area.
I happily & openly go along hoping to experience different cultures & people who have understanding & compassion, because they have had hardship, but all I find is mostly negative experiences (I've given it 2 years). I rent here but I will b moving because of the above and because there is always a large amount of rubbish around the streets partly due to people not caring less for example junk mail that they never remove from their letterboxes so it blows all around the streets (a reflection & attitude of the area) they knock a prison down (negative/bad energy remains from the prison that also affects this area) but they only end up building more prisons (psychiatric wards in rows that face each other)
Peoples attitudes & the standard of food concerning quality & what's available from the supermarkets/shops/markets compared to other areas + cafes restaurants etc. is definitely a way to judge an area and this is low to average standard
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+

"Coburg is my haven."

I moved to melbourne 2 years ago and straight into coburg. I am in love with the area, everything i need is at my fingertips. It is quite, but a still throw away from the hustle and bustle of its main street. The price is cheaper than other areas surrounding the city, but with its popularity its probably going to become more expensive. Im moving out of my current home and i dont want anything other than coburg.
Pros
  • Cafes and shopping
  • Period housing
  • Beautiful surrounds
  • Merri Creek parkland & bike trials
  • Post Office Hotel
Cons
  • Too hard to leave!
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RudyK
RudyK Dears, May I have insights from you and or others please. I want to buy either apartment with 2 bedrooms or town house with 2 bedrooms as well. Car Park is not necessary. Anyone is able to recommend please? Thanks in advance
May 04, 2015
RudyK
RudyK Sorry to add...may budget is AUD 400K. Thanks again
May 04, 2015
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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 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Multicultural"

After Living in South since we migrated to Australia in 1999 I never thought i could ever live in the North but when i started my business in Coburg everything changed, 3 yrs later we built our new home in Coburg North. I love being so close to my work, Airport and the city. Being Muslim there are so many options for Halal dining and a huge variety of multicultural food and the two Mosques nearby.
Pros
  • Mosques
  • Cafes and shopping
  • Period housing
  • Beautiful surrounds
  • Merri Creek parkland & bike trials
  • Post Office Hotel
Cons
  • Too hard to leave!
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SymaS
SymaS Hi saima, we are about to relocate to melbourne and was looking our options. do u recommend this sburb for new immigrants who are nt sure abt their job locations yet? plus can we find an independent 1 bedroom apartment as in auzi share house concept is too mmuch.
2yrs+
BenishUmar
BenishUmar hi I have recently reallocated from perth. can we talk please?im looking for a house in coburg
Apr 27, 2016
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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 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • 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 place to live"

I've been in and out and now finally back in for ever in Coburg, raising my family. I love it and it will only get better. Best place to live, bring up a family, ride your bike, walk your dog or catch transport to anywhere in Melbourne! Forget the new Northcote...This will be the new Carlton/Fitzroy/Brunswick.....and still affordable.....for a little while anyway!
Pros
  • Post Office Hotel
  • Little Deer Tracks
  • Woodlands Hotel
  • Cafes and shopping
  • Period housing
Cons
  • Too hard to leave!
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  • Hipsters
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Coburg... the next Northcote."

Pros
  • Beautiful surrounds
  • Cafes and shopping
  • Merri Creek parkland & bike trials
  • Period housing
Cons
  • Too hard to leave!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • 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 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • 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+

"Close to everything - Yet peaceful and quiet."

We bought in Coburg a year ago after moving from Brusnwick, I love the Creek, there is lots of beautiful birds. Good market, good public transport and so close to the City..it really is the place to be and it will only get better.
Pros
  • Beautiful surrounds
  • Cafes and shopping
  • Merri Creek parkland & bike trials
  • Period housing
Cons
  • Too hard to leave!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • 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+

"Great place to live!"

It is so close to absolutely everything, I wouldnt live anywhere else, it ticks all the boxes for me, I love Coburg!
Pros
  • Beautiful surrounds
  • Cafes and shopping
  • Merri Creek parkland & bike trials
  • Period housing
Cons
  • Too hard to leave!
Recommended for
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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5
2yrs+

"Safe, convenient and with so much upcoming potential"

So conveniently located - only 7ks to the City, excellent schools, safe enough for families/kids, lots of parklands and public transport, its full of culture, has the most amazing restaurants and friendly service is everywhere.... the list really does go on
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Tonyjaya
Tonyjaya Agree with most of what you said, but what good schools are you talking about? There are none in the area.
2yrs+
Daffy-Duck
Daffy-Duck Soon to be! Finally! Soon to be! Best place in the worl to live!
2yrs+
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5/5 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 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Coburg - Inner City Quality"

Only 7ks from the city - Coburg enjoys 3 tram lines and 2 train lines plus easy access to the Calder freeway. It aslo boats parks reserves plus the merri creek. Coburg is a large selection of restuarnants cafes and shopping. Its has a great ethnic chic to it - witness Sydeny road on Saturdays. Coburg has a wide variety of living with big block housing to 1 bedroom units. It has performed verry well in terms of capital growth - but still remains good value. Coburg also has excellent amentities with cable broadband and foxtel available.
Pros
  • Beautiful surrounds
  • Merri Creek parkland & bike trials
  • Cafes and shopping
  • Period housing
Cons
  • Too hard to leave!
  • No Resturants
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Hipsters
  • 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+
Recommended for
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5/5
2yrs+

"So close to the City and still so undervalued!"

get in and buy while you still can, its only 7klms from the City and still alot cheaper than other suburbs within that range of the City, if you want a great lifestyle with convenience in every aspect - than Coburg is for you!
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Close to the city, shops for all needs, heaps of transport"

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

"muliticultral, accecible superb suburb!!!"

Coburg is a northerm Melbournes city fringe suberb only 8km from the centre..It has some on the best transportation amenities that can be offered. Great schools, Great strip shopping, great food from markets to fine dinning restuarts. not much in the way of night life but if you like movies then you will love the Village drive-inn. People are very freindly, close to the airport great sporting clubs... coburgs mediam housing price is currently $550K if you look at other similuar city surrounding suburbs coburg has a lots of property growth to be had.. one thing though which local government is working on!!! Some roads are in desprate need of repairs..
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Best Streets in Coburg

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Butler Gve

3.5/5
"leafy aspect"
-37.7519342786 144.9797263417

Unranked Streets in Coburg

Rennie St

3.5/5
"Rennie street, Coburg"
-37.7504384672 144.9670085295
"A great street for families"
-37.7434204478 144.9509575849

Urquhart St

3.5/5
""Eastern" Urquhart street not 'Western" Urquhart"
-37.741043542 144.9748359263

Linda St

4/5
"Linda Street Coburg"
-37.7510634295 144.9619815102

Vincent St

4.5/5
"Close to everything"
-37.7403263721 144.9567086042

Berry St

4.5/5
"In the heart of Coburg, quiet but close to all the action."
-37.7459578631 144.9556704155

Industry Ln

3.5/5
"Serene street with a local history"
-37.736482 144.969549
"Noisy and very expensive"
-37.7526241277 144.976379549

Mill Pl

3/5
"Mill Place"
-37.7544307128 144.9778548699