7.4 out of 10

Delahey

-37.7204571633059 144.777714837268
Great for
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Clean & Green
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Parking
  • Childcare
  • Medical Facilities
  • Nightlife
  • Resale or Rental Value
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  •  

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
Feb 15, 2017

"Great quiet suburb, friendly community"

We've been living here for 5 years and find it great. Great for nice walks and exercise routes. People out walking their dogs every evening, friendly neighbours. We have the vet nearby and some takeaway shops as well as being only a couple of suburbs away from Caroline Springs and Watergardens shopping center so it's convenient without being right in the centre of the business.
Pros
  • Affordable
  • Cheap house prices
  • Close to all facilities (if you drive)
  • Peace & Quiet
Cons
  • Bit of a distance from the train station
  • No nightlife
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
2yrs+

"Slum, future ghetto, crime central."

Never again will I live in Delahey. This place is full of crime and hoons, it's the pits. Delahey is full of rentals and commission housing and the homes are cheap so scum move in.
I moved back to Derrimut where it's peace and quiet and I never had an issue in 5 years.
In Delahey my house was broken into, car broken into and then stolen a week later. My fence spray painted. Always young hoons wandering the streets looking for trouble. Idiots driving 100km on Copperfield Drive. I didn't feel safe there with my family walking the dogs. Fights at the local milkbar next to the high school. Always police cars in my street absolutely sick of the area.
Pros
  • Cheap house prices
Cons
  • Crime
  • Hoons
  • Drug use everywhere
Recommended for
  • Singles
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Delahey - Slipping under the radar as quiet, friendly and affordable suburban living."

We bought a house here after living in Point Cook for a year, after doing a bit of research around melbourne. We certainly have not been disappointed.

1. Public transport - there's buses that run through the suburb but it's not great proximity to any train station (closest is watergardens - about 25 minutes walk). But it's barely a 5 minute drive.
2. Shopping - plenty to choose from within driving distance. Watergardens is 5 minutes drive which has absolutely everything. If that doesn't satisfy (don't see how it couldn't - it's HUGE) , Keilor downs, Caroline Springs or Brimbank shopping centres are under 10 minutes drive away.
3. Schools - We aimed for Taylor's Hill PS as it's a little nicer than Mackellar PS but either would have worked. Can't really comment on High schools - copperfield college is there but our kids aren't at that age yet.
4. Cleanliness - Brimbank council is a bit pathetic in keeping the place clear of rubbish. Like anywhere in Melbourne it gets a bit windy which seems to spread it around. If you compare to the neighbouring Taylors Hill (Melton Council) the difference is quite stark. Delahey is a much older area though, so that could be part of the reason.
5. Neighbourhood - QUIET. Exactly what we wanted. Unfortunately it's a bit street-by-street when it comes to the amount of rentals but our street is mainly owner occupied and everyone's quite friendly and nice. We met our neighbours within days of moving in and have good relationships with both.
6. Nightlife - Not really any (doesn't bother me!). This suburb is mostly residential, nightlife is more St Albans way.
7. Internet is good, TPG has their own network through Kings Park.
8. Rents are pretty affordable here, but I don't think it is a skyrocketing suburb in terms of property prices. It is moving up with the rest of melbourne, but is known to be very family friendly so is highly sought after (rental wise).
9. Facilities - dribs and drabs around in Delahey itself. We got a place for our youngest at Delahey Kindy we've heard good things but are yet to experience it ourselves. Like anything, childcare is in demand so waiting lists are required, Unless you're prepared to travel a little, there's quite a few around here. Medical we go to Keilor Downs for, or Caroline Springs.
10. Parks/recreation etc - BIG park with two decent playgrounds in the middle of the suburb. Kids love it. Few tracks to ride bikes, plenty of open space for sports etc. A few sports clubs around which is good for the kids.
11. Safety - I feel relatively comfortable walking around at night, the suburb is quite quiet but not dark and dangerous. I even walk around the park sometimes with the dog but don't see any suspicious activity or people hanging around. Doesn't seem to be a lot of crime, but a few people are lead foots.
12. Demographics - Mostly families, some with young kids, others with teenage kids. Most are working families, haven't come across any feral activity (drugs/alcohol etc) at any property close to our place.

All up, great suburb. Could do with a freshen up or a bit more TLC from the council and it would be that little bit better. It's a little further out from Melbourne than other places but as close as some eastern suburbs twice the price! Definitely staying for the long term!
Pros
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Close to all facilities (if you drive)
  • Affordable
Cons
  • Needs more council attention: cleanliness/maintenance
  • No nightlife
  • Bit of a distance from the train station
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • 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 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+

"Close to everything,yet safe and quiet"

Recommended for
  • Families with kids