7.9 out of 10

Dandenong North

Ranked 244th best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.956714008868 145.220012820433
Great for
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Safe & Sound
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Cost of Living
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Reviews

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

"Great neighbourhood and friendly spirit"

Bought in Dandenong North a year ago and love my decision. Dandenong North is quite different than Dandenong and Springvale (where occasional crime may occur), as it is more of a residential suburb rather than commerical.

The best streets are north of Halton Rd and Brady Rd near to Waverly Garden shopping centre and Rosewood Downs areas. You wont find any junkies and commission housing here, just friendly and smiling people. There are some good schools like Silverton Primary (which was chosen #1 in Victoria under a cetain category - as per myschool website), Elizabeth Primary.

With Melbourne boundary extending upto Pakenham and Cranbourne, Dandenong North feels like in the centre. You can goto Ringwood, Frankston, Berwick within minutes. Just be careful living near Heatherton Rd as there are some troublemakers there, you cannot go wrong if you live in the northenmost parts of Dandy North.
Pros
  • Great neighbourhood
  • Big parks and sporting grounds
  • Area of growth as it in the centre of Eastern Melbourne
  • Necessicities Close by. Good schools
  • Waverley Gardens is OK
Cons
  • Need a car, but if living in the outer suburbs it is nessesary any way
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
May 24, 2017

"Great to living here"

It is good suburb to live, which i was scared before coming here, everyone telling about this area no good, but once I come here, I really enjoyed, living peaceful and great neighbours, etc. I really love this area
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • 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 2/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great area big blocks with views of dandenongs"

Rosewood downs area is the best part of dandenong north just next to mulgrave/rowville. Big blocks big houses a lot will have views to the dandenongs from front balcony. Dandenong has an unnecessary bad name check this pocket out and you will b surprised. Dandenong central and market just down the road via Gladstone or stud road, its really lovely here
Pros
  • Necessicities Close by. Good schools
  • Waverley Gardens is OK
  • Afghan Food in Dandenong
  • Cheap Housing
Cons
  • Need a car, but if living in the outer suburbs it is nessesary any way
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"2nd city of Melbourne"

Peaceful neighbour, if you have a car shopping is cheap and many options,waverley garden shopping centre 7 min,chadstone s.c. 20 mins.,dandenong plaza 5 mins,knox s.c. 15 mins., freeways like eastlink and M1 within reach in 5 mins.,not expensive likes of clayton and mulgrave,schools nearby,pizza places
Pros
  • big papa's pizza.......... cheap and awesome
  • some good schools
  • dandenong market for fruit and veges
  • Necessicities Close by. Good schools
  • Waverley Gardens is OK
  • Cheap Housing
Cons
  • Need a car, but if living in the outer suburbs it is nessesary any way
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Exclusive and private Rosewood Down Dandenong North"

I am staying at Rosewoord Down area - Outlook Drive.
It is peaceful and quiet place, exclusive and private. This is what i like the best in this small surburb/area. Less complicated.
This suburb itself is not crowded if you do not like a lot of people within a suburb :)

I am lucky to have good neighbours beside us they are nice, friendly and helpful.

- Easy access to public and private hospital and schools
- Many childcare centres, churches
- Great parks and reserves are very close to the area
- Dandenong North esp Rosewood down is consider high demand but low supply suburb and housing prices is on affordable range compare to Mulgrave and Rowville.
- Most of the house are built in the 70s, so it is mostly build on site and pretty good quality houses and houses are pretty big.
- Traffic is low to average and speed bumps in the area forcing the hoons out of the area
- Recent improvement of the street and repainting.
- Easy access to freeways such as M1 and Eastlink.
- Train station is far away unless have to take a bus and thus less dodgy people/neighbours
- Nearby shopping center within 15 mins drive - Waverly Gardens, Dandenong Plaza, Stud Road shopping center, Knox.
- Nearby public golf course. retirement living area
In general, if you are staying within Rosewood down area, it is generally a good place to stay.
Pros
  • Nice pizza takeway along Brady Road
  • Milk bar shop in some street
  • Necessicities Close by. Good schools
  • Waverley Gardens is OK
Cons
  • Buses seldom punctual
  • Need a car, but if living in the outer suburbs it is nessesary any way
  • Train station 2 hour walk
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Awesome, cheap, 2nd city of Melbourne, pretty much every thing is available"

Awesome, cheap, 2nd city of Melbourne, pretty much every thing is available
I have lived here for 8 years, neighbours are great, restaurants are good, very multicultural
never had any problems with other people
People say Dandenong station is a bad area but i guarantee any train station in the world after dark is as bad
Pros
  • Cheap Housing
  • Necessicities Close by. Good schools
  • Multicultural
  • Afghan Food in Dandenong
Cons
  • Need a car, but if living in the outer suburbs it is nessesary any way
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Noisy people yell in the middle of the night"

Its alright but always hear people yelling at night and dogs barking. Hoons speed in court.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
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 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A place to call home"

We have recently moved to this area and here is what we've found:

- Very nice and peaceful neighbourhood
- We live on 400 – 500 meters distance from Eastlink, but we can’t hear any noise inside or outside the house due to very good sound-proof barriers.
- Traffic is low to average and it seems to me that the local council has spent lots of money to fund speed bumps in the area forcing the hoons out of the area
- Public transport is excellent, with bus lines to major shopping centres and train stations
- Access to public and private hospital and schools
- Many childcare centres
- Great parks and reserves are very close to the area
- Property prices are going up in the area as Dandenong North is emerging as a family living hub
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
2yrs+

"Currajong st"

lived outside the park, it was alright during the day, but dont go out at night. Kids smoke dope outside your house and someone got stabbed in the park outside our house the day after we left.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
Torakutta
Torakutta Thats the case for pretty much any park after dark
2yrs+
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4/5 rating details
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
2yrs+

"Great starting point!"

Bought a house off outlook drive and could not be happier with the location.
Was quite reserved about buying in Dandenong North but would now recommend it to many first home owners.
Good value for money & a quiet friendly street.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Excellent area!"

I live in the area between eastlink and gladstone road. It is clean and quiet, neighbors are friendly.
There are both primary and secondary schools close by, as well as the Dandenong hospital.
There are buses that run along gladstone road and oakwood avenue. The Dandenong area is also developing fast with facilities and roads being upgraded. There are trails and reserves nearby if you like exercising.
Access by car is great with access to Princess Hwy, Monash Fwy, and easlink a few minutes away.
Groceries can be done at the Dandenong market or shopping centre, or the waverley gardens shopping centre 5mins away.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Never want to go back"

Thinking that being so close to Mulgrave would make this place OK?

Please don't make the same mistake as I did.

It is horrible for public transport - buses stop at 9pm and takes forever to get to Oakleigh or Dandenong , train station a 2 hour walk away. Yarraman Station is really dodgy and the express trains don't stop there and you need to position yourself to get off at the front of the train so you don't get mugged.

Hey but wait til you get home...more dodgy people and stolen cars dumped in the street. Some of the neighbours were really nice and it had that family feel but there was still a big community of dodgy people around the neighbourhood.

By the way it is over $60 to get a cab home from the city and it take almost an hour to drive there too.

Not very safe to walk around after dark .

The only thing I will miss is the Afghan food places in Dandenong (near the station) - cheap and yum.

I would only really recommend it to Monash Uni Students cause it is really close but my advice is to get a car or have a house mate with a car.
Pros
  • Waverley Gardens is OK
  • Afghan Food in Dandenong
  • nope still out of ideas
Cons
  • Buses stop really early (9pm)
  • Dodgy neighbours
  • Train station 2 hour walk
virusvaleria
virusvaleria get a car. if you leave out in the suburbs you cant expect to STILL get public transport! LOL
2yrs+
Torakutta
Torakutta Exactly!! if u dont have a car in the outer suburbs of Melbourne it is gonna b pretty difficult
2yrs+
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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 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
  • 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+

"A great place to live in rosewood down dandenong north"

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

"A quiet, peaceful neighbourhood for families with kids"

We've moved here about two years ago and have found the neighbourhood quiet, peaceful and clean. Bus stations are accessible, convenience stores (e.g. Brady Road shops) are near, parks are clean, childcare centre is available, and schools (both primary and high schools) are 5-10 minute walks within the area.

Dandenong North is about 7 minutes to Waverley Gardens mall and about 10-minutes to Dandenong Plaza ---which is currently under plans for better roads and improvements, pushing up the price of houses around the area. East link is easily accesible and so is the M1 freeway. The Valley Private Hospital and Dandenong Hospital are between 5-10minutes drive from the area.

If you are looking for a suburb that is near and accessible to everything but not nearly as expensive as Clayton, Mulgrave or the like, then Dandenong North is an excellent alternative.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids

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