9.2 out of 10

Derrimut

Ranked 51st best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.7981751378837 144.786340771484
Great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Schools
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  • Trendy & Stylish

Reviews

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
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Sep 28, 2016

"A gem...it's one of a kind.."

Pros
  • lovely new suburb close to CBD
  • has a golf course across the road with manficient views of the CBD
  • Clean
  • friendly neighbourhood
  • Safe
Cons
  • Everything
  • Public transport outside peak hours or weekend
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Best area out west, very quiet, safe and peaceful."

I have been living in Derrimut for a few years and never had any issues. The council is continuing to maintain its parks at a high level. I walk every day and late at night and it's peaceful. The CBD by car is less than 15 minutes drive and Altona beach is a short drive away. The general area has improved over the last few years and local police hardly get jobs here compared to some of the other new areas out west. I am very happy to have moved here compared to a very busy and overcrowded Caroline Springs. Great area to bring up a family, there is heaps of small parks all over Derrimut that have kids playgrounds etc. The local residents are nice and always happy to say hello when walking in the area. Most afternoons/nights when the weather is good tons of people will be out walking or training in the area especially around Windsor Blvd. You know an area is good when you see the lifestyle locals can enjoy whilst not having to worry about crime/danger. Overall it's safe, quiet, peaceful and well maintained
Pros
  • Very quiet and peaceful
  • lovely new suburb close to CBD
  • friendly neighbourhood
  • Safe
  • Clean
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
  • Parking 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 close to city suburb"

Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
MrWaooo
MrWaooo Ms Meow (Amy) Loves it too !!!!!!!!! Great place for cats
2yrs+
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Great place to live, as long as you don't rely on public transport"

This is a good place to live. It is very safe and I have not encountered any problems. There are plenty of parks and the whole neighborhood has a good, clean feel to it. Very good access to Western Highway. There is plenty of gym and fitness options. If you are a 9 to 5 commuter public transport may be a viable option but outside peak hour and on weekends public transport is hopeless. Bus 400 runs every 30 minutes but does not connect well with trains from Sunshine or Deer Park. The service stops around 7pm so you need a lift or catch a taxi. Many Ballarat line trains do not stop at Deer Park.

Traffic is gradually increasing and in the peak time it can take up to 25 minutes to get to Sunshine. This is made worse because of on going roadwork and train line works, which once finished should be great.

Overall this is a good suburb I would be happy to raise a family here.
Pros
  • Safe
  • Clean
  • Parks, reserves, playgrounds
Cons
  • Public transport outside peak hours or weekend
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 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 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great suburb for families"

I've lived in lots of suburbs over the years, in both the East and West of Melbourne; and Derrimut is a great suburb to live in. It's very convenient to the city and shopping, and there are plenty of transport options nearby - and this will be enhanced once the Deer Park VLine station becomes a metro station... as it is, the trains are frequent and fast. There are also Metro stations within a few minutes' drive (Ginifer, Sunshine) and buses that run through Brimbank Gardens. I like that the Western Freeway extension is only a few minutes drive from home and takes me all the way into the city where I work - the commute is pretty convenient.

There are plenty of conveniences nearby - Child Care and both Coles and IGA are very close by. Sunshine golf course has great meals and is very reasonably priced, with a beautiful view. For me, one of the very pleasant surprises living here are how friendly the neighbours are and the fact that there's a sense of community. Swimming Pool (at YMCA), multiple gyms, and good primary schools (Derrimut and St Lawrence) are walking distance from my house.
Pros
  • good schools
  • friendly neighbourhood
  • has a golf course across the road with manficient views of the CBD
  • lovely new suburb close to CBD
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
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 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 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"NewSettler"

This is a new suburb approx 10 years old,
Nice to live here as there's quite a few new shops around, however, don't expect trendy and flashy shops here. They're there to serve the simple shopping needs.
There's a new Coles, quite a few pizza and pasta restaurants, Medical centre, Nandos chicken, Thai restaurant, Chinese take-away, Sushi, Fish n Chips..and a few other new shops are currently under construction.
The suburb is right opposite the new Golf course, coles and many gyms and new YMCA fitness centre.
Travel to CBD is easy via access to the new Western Hwy (formerly known as Deer Park bypass) which takes little more than 10 minutes to get to Westgate. Buses also within the suburb and express trains take as little as 18-20 minutes with few stops to Southern Cross station.
Drive in and off Derrimut estate will cross little traffic delay due to this new suburb isn't sharing the road with other suburbs hence number of vehicles aren't as many during the peak hours.
You'll find many parks and recreational facilities, childcare centres, schools and before and after hour child care centre all within the Brimbank gardens estate of Derrimut, and yes you'll get fast ADSL/2+ Internet access and recently improved Optus mobile reception helps too.

Would recommend to families and young professionals who prefer easy access to CBD and very close to surrounding suburbs - Sunshine, Cairnlea, Caroline Springs. It also take little time travelling to other suburbs like Point Cook, Laverton, Trugannina and Altona.
Neighbours here are very friendly. You'll find residents of multiple backgrounds and they're very nice...
Pros
  • has a golf course across the road with manficient views of the CBD
  • lovely new suburb close to CBD
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
JackRiverson
JackRiverson What kind of internet speeds do you get in this area? i.e. Upload / Download from www.speedtest.net? I lived in Cairnlea a year ago and the ADSL2+ speeds were beyond horrible. I'm looking at moving into this area and my fear is the internet quality / speed will be the same... Unfortunately only ADSL2+ exists in this area or I'd go Cable.
2yrs+
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1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Melbournes worst suburb"

I have been broken into 3 times and am constanly harrassed by local hooms.
Cons
  • Everything
RTRCC
RTRCC And you rated Tarneit 5 stars.. Haha
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 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great place to live"

When I moved to Derrimut from Caulfield first I thought its a western suburb and I have to be very careful but it turned out otherwise. Very cosmo suburb, people from verious nationality and friendly. Not many places to hang out at night but in close proximity to everything.
I must say I became fitness conscious as I see people walking in park every now and then also many gyms around some of them are open 24x7. Many small and large parks in this area makes it very special also the entry to the estate gives a great look and impresses all the vistors. Deer Park station is very handy even though it is Vline train it takes Metcard till Melton so you can travel to and fro city with cheaper fairs in luxury also the train takes just 18min to southern cross station with only major stops.
I think I made a most wise decision to buy my first home in Derrimut. Some of the new western suburbs dont even have ADSL connection but with Derrimut we have very fast connection speed with ADSL2+ from the Deerpark exchange.

New buyers you cant go wrong with Derrimut.
Pros
  • has a golf course across the road with manficient views of the CBD
  • lovely new suburb close to CBD
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
JackRiverson
JackRiverson What kind of internet speeds do you get in this area? i.e. Upload / Download from www.speedtest.net? I lived in Cairnlea a year ago and the ADSL2+ speeds were beyond horrible. I'm looking at moving into this area and my fear is the internet quality / speed will be the same... Unfortunately only ADSL2+ exists in this area or I'd go Cable.
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Boom town"

This area has developed so much over the past 5 years.
It's a fanastic place to live and raise a family.

Train ride into the city takes 20-25mins.
Pros
  • lovely new suburb close to CBD
  • has a golf course across the road with manficient views of the CBD
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids