Cranbourne, VIC 3977

4.2(23 reviews)

Ranked 210th best suburb by locals in Melbourne (Greater) Region, VIC

Great for

  • Parks and recreation
  • Public transport
  • Cost of living
  • Safe and sound
  • Schools

Not great for

  • Nightlife

Who lives here?

  • Families With Kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Students

Reviews of Cranbourne, VIC

21st September 2021

"Great little suburb, highly recommend."

We bought our first home in Cranbourne at the beginning of 2021 and are really enjoying living here. The people are nice, it feels safe at night walking around, decent local schools, huge Botanic Gardens which are beautiful to walk around, racecourse, some great restaurants, golf courses, a few big shopping centres and more. Great growth suburb! The value of our house has already risen substantially in only a short amount of time. Looking forward to raising our kids here.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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21st September 2021

"A quiet suburb with a lot to offer and great long-term investment."

Pros: We moved to Cranbourne 6 months ago and are really happy here. The people are really friendly (suburbia), it's got a number of great amenities with local grocery stores, cafes, restaurants, parks, massive Cranbourne Home centre with lots of shops etc. Close to the train station so it's easy access to the city for work. Once they extend the train line to go straight to the airport, Cranbourne will be an even more popular suburb to live in as it will be even more accessible to everything. It's great that they are also doing the level crossing removal at Cranbourne train station. Great family friendly area that has a good mix of younger couples, couples with kids, and older adults. Great long-term investment.

Cons: The roads can use some upgrading as it's getting busier and traffic will start building up with more people moving into the area. There is a bit of rubbish on the side of the road on the main street, council could do more in cleaning up the neighbourhood.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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16th February 2021

"Awesome town"

Great value for money. I bought my first house in Cranbourne. Moved to north few years back due to my new job.

If I get a good job near by I would move to Cranbourne.

Very convenient, close to shopping. Very peaceful.

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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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28th January 2021

"ACCESSIBLE LOCATION!"

Some people may known Cranbourne as"Crimebourne" which doesnt make sense. There are heaps of Suburbs in Melbourne with highest crime rate. Why they always gave Cranbourne a bad name where they didnt see the other good side why you wanted to live in Cranbourne. Shopping centres, amenities, TAFE, Chisolm, Grammar Schools, Clean air, close to the beach, Public transpo, The well known-Australian Botanic Garden, Racecourse and friendly environment. I'd like to make a campaign to improve the name of "Cranbourne" by using the social media platform to recognise the suburb. Once this Suburb improve, housing price may rock up to the roof.

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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20th June 2020

"Great friendly country town feel with city ammenities"

I bought in Cranboune East in 2013 and my house has soared in value. Over 150 in 6 years!I think the demographic is no worse than anywhere else. I love my neighbours side back over the road. How many people can say that?
It’s definitely worth living out here for the family friendly atmosphere. Medical facilities are also in abundance with a public hospital very close.
“The lucky city” and people know it as we are central . 25 minutes to the beach 25 minutes on the train to the city or around 40 minutes drive
And 45 minutes from Phillip island.
Overall a peaceful understated and under rated City.

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
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Rentals in Cranbourne

15th April 2020

"Close to everything and excellent shopping!"

Located within walking distance to schools, shops, daycare centres, medical centre and transport

The local shopping is excellent, highly recommend!

Stacey Kennedy
Leasing Division Manager
Ash Marton Realty

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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"Good place"

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sunseasail

Care to explain more for a 5-star rating?

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"Great suburb to live in"

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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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Felicity Reid real estate agent
Felicity Reid
Property Manager Plus

"Everything you could need all in the one suburb!"

I am a huge fan of Cranbourne. I have lived in the area for 6 years and worked here for 10 years. Cranbourne and the surrounding suburbs have everything you could need and are growing every day- great schools, abundance of shops, plenty of public transport, great cafes, parklands, sporting facilities etc. There is truly no need to leave the City of Casey as you will find everything you need right here!
Felicity Reid
Property Manager Plus

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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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"Lifestyle thats convenient, Ideal and homely"

Its convenient to shopping centers, the City, the beaches and the countryside ..with rail and road infrasture.

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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"Up and coming area with lots to offer!"

Fast growing area that is very affordable and has a lot to offer everyone!

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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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"Great shopping, transport and gardens"

Convenient for shopping with most major retailers and easy car parking. Good rail link which will benefit greatly from planned improvements. The Royal Botanic Gardens (Australia Garden) is outstanding and great for kids, best of all its free!

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  • Families with kids
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"Under rated town"

I recon Cranbourne has improved so much in the past 2-3 years. The new housing developments surrounding cranbourne attracted good people with young families and Cranbourne is smack bang in the centre of all this. The new mall development is great too. It’s not near melbourne city but the train line is very convenient and good. I hope that in time there will be more ‘cool’ cafes and nightlife activities for younger people. It’s definitely looking better each day and Cranbourne is a far cry from the backwards place it might have been 10-15 years ago.

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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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"Improving Greatly"

I have been living in Cranbourne for 12 years now and it wanted to leave almost immediately. However, the suburb has really stepped up its game. The new Shopping Centre is brilliant. There's a woolies, Coles, Target and Kmart and now there's also a JB and so many fashion stores, as before it was lacking so many of these. Even the streets are calmer and cleaner and so are the parks. So many food options now around the suburb and not many suburbs can claim to have a world class sporting facility as what Casey Indoor Sports Centre and Casey Fields are right now. Not to mention the botanical garden, horse and dog track.

However, the nightlife is still a big let down and the main High Street can use a bit of upgrade.

Great for

  • Sporting Facilities
  • Large Police Station
  • Cranbourne Station got a big upgrade too
  • Affordable housing
  • Botanic Gardens
  • Good retail
  • Proximity to beaches and Melbourne

Not great for

  • Hoon Drivers are a big problem
  • Hoon drivers
  • Less than perfect transport system
  • Delinquent children
  • Noise and parties

Who lives here?

  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Beach Lovers
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"Could be so much better"

I have lived in Cranbourne West from 2003 and since then have seen good and bad over the years. I have found that more and more of the nice friendly 1st home buyers (owner occupiers) in this area have moved on and more investors have come into the area. This seems to have attracted a different demographic. Meaning more very low income people or unemployed with no prospects of home ownership and as such seem to take no community pride in the street scape from which they live. In some areas (not all), ample street parking has been provided yet people choose to park their cars, trucks, boats, caravans, trailers out on the nature strips or front muddy lawns, providing the point of least resistance to their front doors!! . The proliferation of vehicles onto council land is unreal. Add to this no pride in their dwellings such as overgrown gardens, high grasses, muddy nature strips due to vehicle parking and household hard waste left on nature strips for weeks on end. The parties and loud noise by some in the Central Parkway area is typical, just no common respect for others.. If people could show some pride and respect for their homes,themselves and their neighbours it would be a great place to live. So geographically it is a good place to live, demographically not so good.. But we can always hope.......

Great for

  • Proximity to beaches and Melbourne
  • Good retail
  • Affordable housing
  • Botanic Gardens

Not great for

  • Noise and parties
  • Delinquent children
  • No community spirit, pride
  • Hoon drivers
  • Needs a cinema and a Target

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
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shellyc1

Don't no when u wrote this far from the truth now.

Mary

So no real problems in Cranbourne? Thanks for the review..

lindaw17
lindaw17

Cranbourne is a fantastic location - getting a cinema and brewery very soon!

pon-saravananp

I guess this is an outdated review. Things have changed dramatically in past 5 years. I cant speak of anything beyond this time

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"Great suburb with everything you need"

Cranbourne is an evergrowing suburb, with a new estate seeming to pop up everyday! The new estates are helping bring more and more people to Cranbourne, which is crating the need for more amenities.

Cranbourne has plenty of sporting options, with Casey RACE (gym and aquatics centre), Casey Fields (Althletics, tennis, rugby, football, cricket, cycling).

It's pretty easy to park at most times of the day. Recently traffic has become an issue in certain parts of Cranbourne (peak hour problems exist on the South Gipsland Highway, Thompsons Road and Hall Road) but when compared to traffic problems in other areas they are pretty tame.

Housing is well priced and of a pretty high standard, a large percentage of homes have been fairy recently built and it is really just the centre of Cranbourne which has the old houses (there are a fair amount of renovations going on).

I would suggest Cranbourne for many types of people/families. It is suitable for anyone who wants to escape the city without missing out on any amenities.

Great for

  • Affordable housing
  • Botanic Gardens

Not great for

  • Less than perfect transport system
  • Needs a cinema and a Target

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Students
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Great for

  • Affordable housing
  • Botanic Gardens

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
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"Could be better"

Cranbourne has a lot of cons but on the positive side it is reasonably safe and the people are generally friendly.

Cranbourne would be better if it had better amenities and services, especially restaurants, cafes and alternative medicine. The public transport is also woeful. Locals need to start taking action to get much better amenities and services rather than just complaining all the time!

Not great for

  • Hoon drivers
  • Less than perfect transport system
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"Home of the Beautiful Australian Garden and the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne"

I have lived here for 10 years and am very satisfied with the area. Even though the area has grown in population, there is still a sense of community, especially if you have younger children. People are generally down to earth and friendly and wonderful friendships have been formed. There are some aspects of the area that are unsavoury, but that happens anywhere and Cranbourne is no exception really. There are plenty of sporting facilities and we have the most amazing Botanic Gardens in the area, something that Cranbourne really need to showcase and brag about. It is amazing that so many residents in this suburb even know that these wonderful gardens even exist! All in all I have been very happy living down here, finding local employment and making some wonderful friends. :)

Great for

  • Botanic Gardens
  • Affordable housing
  • Strong sense of community

Not great for

  • Hoon drivers
  • Less than perfect transport system
  • Needs a cinema and a Target

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
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"Nice for new families and if you want to start a life"

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"Lived in Cranbourne for years"

Cranbourne is great for families with kids, there are so many schools, primary and secondary and loads of parks and ovals. It's very geared towards a family who enjoys sport with the leisure centre, casey fields, hockey, soccer, new aquatic centre, horse and dog races and even a few golf courses.

There's a lot of local shopping centres popping up even in the middle of the estates, so getting food for the evening meal is always easy and hassle free. Cranbourne also has the larger Centro Shopping centre with many shops including coles, k-mart and woolworths, best and less and several surf shops.

A lot of the houses are small and low-income earning. Most of the houses that were built years ago are now rental properties with rowdy tennants and higher crime rates.

Newer estates aren't really experiencing this and are generally occupied by older couples and retirees as the house sizes are larger and more expensive than in older areas.

Large overhead powerlines run through Cranbourne.

Safer than Noble Park, Dandenong, Doveton... But not as nice as Berwick and Pakenham. In the middle.

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  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"Great Place to buy, nice houses and very nexpensive."

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