7.4 out of 10


Ranked 304th best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.8007800327273 144.988324624718
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Eating Out
  • Public Transport
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Shopping Options
Not great for
  • Parking
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian


4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
Sep 20, 2018

"A great place to live."

Collingwood has fast become a trendy inner-city suburb known for its cafes, restaurants, boutiques and a great place to hang out with family and friends.

Public transport is available for everyone in Collingwood and with its close proximity to the CBD you can also be a short walk away from the city.

Collingwood has other great amenities like hospitals, parks and sports grounds.

Pete Larkis – Senior Property Manager - Collingwood
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles

"Great inner city area with everything you need"

Collingwood is close to everything and has a wealth of its own highlights.
There are plenty of great little shops so you can get what you need. Although the city isn’t far, Lygon Street isn’t far and Brunswick street is right there making it ideally located.
If you want to get out for a meal or night out, you are in the heart of it here with many places in Collingwood and more within a short walk.
It's not a long walk to the city but there is also good public transport services making it even easier.
If you want greenery, Fitzroy gardens is close by making this one of the best inner city locations you could find.
Best for singles, couples and young professionals that want inner city living.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 5/5

"Collingwood - a great community to live in"

We've only just moved out of Collingwood and miss it. We still do our shopping on Smith Street and go out for dinner [even if we have to drive and not drink as much].

We had to move as we couldn't afford the size house we needed with our 4 year old - additional bedroom, study and back-yard are not that easy and cheap in Collingwood now.

The community and people of Collingwood - particularly Smith Street - was fantastic with our son as he grew up. He became a regular talking to the crowds outside Safeway. We never felt threatened and always felt safe.

I loved living in Collingwood.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles

Best Streets in Collingwood

"Great place for families"
-37.7966993384 144.9903267953

Oxford St

"The best street in Collingwood!"
-37.8027269804 144.984971927
"Very cool and happening"
-37.8037139427 144.986597512
"Close to all the action - but keep off the road when the footy's on"
-37.8080955091 144.9858598516

Unranked Streets in Collingwood

Rose Street

"Life is blooming on Rose St"
-37.7965627347 144.984685059

Dight Street

"quiet, friendly street in an established neighbourhood"
-37.80352 144.9882
"Creative Bedford Street, Collingwood"
-37.8012448293 144.9846440779
"Great place to eat out"
-37.7989806216 144.98435721