7.4 out of 10

Cranbourne

Ranked 292nd best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-38.1082441650848 145.273898123496
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Cost of Living
  • Internet Access
  • Shopping Options
  • Medical Facilities
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Students

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
Jan 19, 2016

"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.
Pros
  • Sporting Facilities
  • Large Police Station
  • Cranbourne Station got a big upgrade too
  • Affordable housing
  • Botanic Gardens
  • good retail
  • Proximity to beaches and Melbourne
Cons
  • Hoon Drivers are a big problem
  • hoon drivers
  • less than perfect transport system
  • Delinquent children
  • Noise and parties
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Beach Lovers
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"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.......
Pros
  • Proximity to beaches and Melbourne
  • good retail
  • Affordable housing
  • Botanic Gardens
Cons
  • Noise and parties
  • Delinquent children
  • No community spirit, pride
  • hoon drivers
  • needs a cinema and a Target
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
shellyc1
shellyc1 Don't no when u wrote this far from the truth now.
Mar 20, 2017
Mary
Mary So no real problems in Cranbourne? Thanks for the review..
Mar 20, 2017
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • 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 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"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.
Pros
  • Affordable housing
  • Botanic Gardens
Cons
  • less than perfect transport system
  • needs a cinema and a Target
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+
Pros
  • Affordable housing
  • Botanic Gardens
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
2yrs+

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

"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. :)
Pros
  • Botanic Gardens
  • Affordable housing
  • strong sense of community
Cons
  • hoon drivers
  • less than perfect transport system
  • needs a cinema and a Target
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Nice for new families and if you want to start a life"

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

"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.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • 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 5/5
2yrs+

"Great Place to buy, nice houses and very nexpensive."

Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees