Doncaster East, VIC 3109

4.5(31 reviews)

Ranked 75th best suburb by locals in Melbourne (Greater) Region, VIC

Great for

  • Internet access
  • Safe and sound
  • Parks and recreation
  • Clean & green
  • Gym and fitness

Not great for

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  • Retirees
  • Singles
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Reviews of Doncaster East, VIC

6th May 2022

"A perfect balance between the city and the woods"

For someone who works in the city and enjoys being closer to the nature, Doncaster East is a perfect place to live. Quick commute to the city via M3 and so close to the Yarra and areas like Warrandyte, Wonga Park and several trails, it is easy to feel blessed living here.

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
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23rd March 2022

"Good choice"

Our family bought a house in 2001. Family is fond of the parks and shopping. Kids attended EDSC and ended up with good grades. We made no compromise to maintain a good work life balance living here. Looking back, it was a good decision to move here

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16th March 2022

"Love East Doncaster"

I like the great Asian food
shops in east Doncaster particularly original Hong Kong food

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  • Families with kids
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7th February 2022

"Very green and well connected"

East Doncaster is a leafy green area that has a lots of reserves for picnic. The area has exceptional bus connectivity that is accessible within a few hundred meters from most properties.

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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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12th January 2022

"Shopping & schools"

Very good options to shop in East Doncaster.. kids go to the public schools that are good.

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  • Families with kids
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26th November 2021

"East Doncaster"

Helpful and welcoming neighbours. Lots of public transport (bus) options.

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15th November 2021

"Very good place"

I like doncaster east. My kids like doncaster east as they have a lots of good friends. very good high school. Families should move here.

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  • Families with kids
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16th October 2021

"Great schools and green. Great for being outdoors"

For the families that love being outdoors or lost somewhere in trails, Doncaster East is a great suburb. You don't have to go too far from the city to experience that, so the daily commute to CBD is not that difficult. There are great publis schools that ticks most boxes for families with kids.

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7th October 2021

"Fantastic suburb for raising a family"

We moved to Doncaster East from Balwyn North about four years ago to give a bit more space to our growing family without having to move too far from our friends in the Balwyn area. Although Balwyn is great, we don’t miss it that much now. Doncaster East better options for dining and shopping and it feels more self-contained. The area is pretty green with access to numerous trails and parklands which is a plus for a growing family. Almost entire Doncaster East enjoys a good school zoning for both primary and secondary which is rare to find. All of this so close to the CBD. Our kids are happy having moved here as they spend more time outdoors and can visit their old friends as well.

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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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1st September 2021

"Great place"

I live here with my family... Fantastic place with good neighbors eager to help... Shops and good restros ... Our friends are moving next month as well.

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29th August 2021

"Grown my family here. Will stay here forever"

We have lived in this suburb for more than a decade and have seen our kids grow from using small tricycles to riding a dirt bike…playing basketball and cricket at Leeds street, running through the trails, attending and hosting birthday parties at Ruffey reserve, the memories are vivid.

The suburb offered everything that the kids needed including the schools. Area has some positive seen changes such as Westfield redevelopment and cool cafe’s opening in Jackson Court and Tunstall square that are perfect for weekend brunch. No - we aren’t going to leave this place soon

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15th August 2021

"Green peaceful and convenient"

Doncaster East is a leafy suburb that enjoys close proximity to the city through M3 while not being too far from the hills. A perfect mix of country and city, that close to the CBD!!!

We love the access to the Koonung creek, Mullum mullum creek and Warrandyte hills. Westfield Doncaster is close by. A perfect suburb for a growing family that loves being outdoors. Good public schools make the suburb very attractive for the families.

There are several great cafe’s and neighbourly feel. While there are no trains, the bus service is excellent and provides last mile connectivity. The prices are now going crazy which is a bit sad.

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2nd August 2021

"Green self contained suburb with good public schools"

Fairly close to the city with M3 connectivity. Very green with access to number of trails and parks very close by.

Add to this, almost entire suburb enjoys too rated primary schools eg., Beverley hills and good public seconds school in East Doncaster Secondary College. We are hoping to move there soon.

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  • Families with kids
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6th July 2021

"Convenient, great places to eat"

I work in Doncaster East for years now. The suburb seems convenient with exceptional public transport (bus) connectivity.

There are a lot of god places to eat out and the locals claim that the public schools are very good. The only flip side is that the suburb is becoming very expensive now.

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  • Families with kids
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1st July 2021

"Close to city, Green and good schools"

Doncaster East is a leafy suburb with proximity to the city.
There are good public schools and great dining options with a friendly neighbourly feeling

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  • Families with kids
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29th June 2021

"Friendly, green and convenient. Great dining options"

Friendly suburb with all the conveniences. Some very nice options to eat out at Jackson court.

Access to good public schools is a plus.

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  • Families with kids
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29th June 2021

"Top secondary and primary public schools, shops, close to the city and nature"

Top rated primary and secondary public schools like Beverley hills Primary, Serpell Primary, East Doncaster Secondary College.

Easy to access to shops and cafes at Jackson court, Tunstall Square and Devon Ct.

Short drive to the hills and nature in Mullum Mullum creek, Warrandyte and beyond yet so close to the city. Great friendly neighborhood.
Highly recommended for families.

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  • Families with kids
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13th June 2021

"Doncaster east is quite expensive now!!"

Just recently bought a townhouse in Doncaster East and were loving it!!!
I cant believe its quite expensive now. Nothing is under $1mil for a 3 bedroom townhouse
anymore.
Easy access to anywhere you want. Driving around our area next to the Pines, it has lots of apartments and new townhouses building up in our area.
People around here are nice and friendly people, everyone looks happy and fit .
We love Doncaster East and its the best suburb to live in if you are young family with kids.
Its safe and its a nice leafy pocket next to congested Doncaster and Box Hill.
It has lots of parks and little village like Templestowe village and the Pines.
Also my kids can go to Our Lady of the Pines for just 2 mins drive.
We will live here until we retire!

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5th May 2021

"Great schools, green, access to shops"

Great schools, green, access to shops

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31st May 2020

"Doncaster East Is Good, But Ok"

Pros
Parks/Recreation
Schools-Best For Young Kids.
Very Low Crime Levels. Great For Families
Cons
Internet (Usually Isn’t Very Good Here)
Public Transport
Overall I Would Say It Is An Okay Suburb As It Is Only 20Km Away From The City.

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11th March 2020

"Great placce for family"

Have been living here three years. Friendly neighborhood and community, decent schools, plenty of amazing reserve parks,love everything about here.

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Madeleine Cahill real estate agent
Madeleine Cahill
Bricks and Mortar RE - Bricks and Mortar RE

"Excellent community feel and affordable"

Doncaster East remains affordable and still offers homes with sizeable back yards, as well as spacious apartment living, over some of the smaller floorplans being built in neighbouring suburbs such as Doncaster, Box Hill etc. The area offers excellent bus services, as well as easy access to the Eastern freeway. Reputable schools, great area for families.

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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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"Great location and community"

Very convenient location with great bus service to city and surrounds. I know many people like the idea of trains but they don't go down side streets and most people have to catch buses to get trains! Really lovely community vibe!
Jodi Longmore-Scott - Sales Agent

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"EXCELLENT SCHOOLS"

Schools in Doncaster East are highly sought after. Amenities are conveniently located and it has a good homely feel to it.

Wendy Chong - Property Manager Doncaster East

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"An Overrated, Traffic Congested Area Where Few of the Neighbours are Friendly"

I lived in Doncaster East for 13 years, and watched it change over the years from a quiet, relatively peaceful suburb to an overrated, traffic congested area full of unfriendly neighbours and crime issues. There were 4 robberies in our street in a little less than 15 months - including our home, which was robbed during the day between after school and evening rush hour. Neighbours were home directly opposite but no one "saw or heard" anything despite robbers making off with a literal truckload of our items, computers, jewellery and electrical equipment.

Despite some people's ratings and what real estate agents will tell you, research will reveal that Doncaster East has one of the highest property crime rates in suburban Melbourne. Interestingly, when we first moved there 13 years ago, a young couple who lived next door told us they were moving as they had found the area and the neighbours in the street to be "pretty unfriendly". I can confirm this to be our experience too, as people keep to themselves and dislike any sort of friendly interaction unless your children happen to be on their children's football team, then they will pull out all the stops.
The other issue was the way people drive so aggressively - the lack of transport, especially rail options leads to terrible traffic congestion and the daily commute is full of almost daily accidents and road rage incidents. Not a week went by in the last few years we lived there without experiencing (or seeing) road rage incidents and on one occasion, my young son was almost run over by a speeding Mercedes driver which hurtled around the corner whilst he was crossing a road on his way home from school. Children or young people are rarely seen walking or playing outside as the parents in the area drive them everywhere (and drivers in the area can't be trusted due to their road aggression).

My family has now sold and moved to another area of Melbourne and I was astonished at how friendly and welcoming the neighbours and all the local people were. We are twenty minutes from a large well known shopping complex and have a train station 5 minutes from our home. Best of all, I can see the beautiful Yarra Valley unfolding from my dining room windows and I enjoy leafy parks and green spaces full of people of all ages, unlike in Doncaster East where they were mainly for show apart from the odd person walking their dog of an evening.
Do yourself and your family a favour and avoid buying here.

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"Pricey but worth it"

Great for

  • Close to three shopping centres less than 5 mins away
  • Excellent restuarants nearby

Not great for

  • House/rental prices
  • No trains, but excellent bus routes

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  • Families with kids
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"Simply Perfect"

A Perfect Leafy Eastern Suburb, where everyone knows each-other. Perfect for a happy, relaxed lifestyle with shops and transport right at your hands. Excellent Schools, Recreational Centers and Parks, East Doncaster makes the perfect option. East Doncaster, Simply Perfect.

Great for

  • Close to three shopping centres less than 5 mins away
  • Low crime rates
  • Excellent restuarants nearby
  • Fresh air
  • Great parks & views

Not great for

  • No trains, but excellent bus routes

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"Plenty of birds!"

Great for

  • Close to three shopping centres less than 5 mins away
  • Low crime rates
  • Excellent restuarants nearby
  • Fresh air

Not great for

  • No trains, but excellent bus routes

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"Living here... FOREVER!"

Great suburb, there's no question about it! What I love most about it are the hills, trees and parks, fresh air, great people around neighbourhoods, quiet and safe. Definitely a fabulous place to raise a family as well as retire!

Great for

  • Great parks & views
  • Fresh air
  • Nice people
  • Close to three shopping centres less than 5 mins away
  • Low crime rates

Not great for

  • No trains, but excellent bus routes

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
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"Peaceful Bliss, with all the required conveniences"

It's all about family living, relaxing and being a stones throw away from excellent shopping centres, quality food, public schools and beautiful parks. Safe quiet neighbourhood with mainly middle and upper class residents. The convenience of having one of the few non tolled freeways is brilliant.

Great for

  • Low crime rates
  • Excellent restuarants nearby
  • Close to three shopping centres less than 5 mins away

Not great for

  • No trains, but excellent bus routes

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
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AdamS
AdamS

I 100% agree PhoenixGSR, Doncaster East is a fantastic suburb especially for raising children.

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"A City For All Seasons"

Doncaster East has it all. A cosmopolitan dining and shopping precinct, quality schools, retirement villages and options, Eastern Freeway access and family-friendly streets. Tunstall Square immediately comes to mind when thinking about dinner plans, a special gift for a friend or a new look. The Milgate Park Estate, off Anderson's Creek Rd, is a particular area that is favoured for its many parks and proximity to Milgate Primary School and Our Lady of the Pines Primary School. Bordering Donvale, Doncaster East is well serviced by buses leaving from most main roads and busy streets - they'll take you to the nearby shopping mecca, Westfield Doncaster, schools and industry hubs at the afore mentioned shopping districts.
For more information of for properties for sale in this area go to www.philipwebb.com.au

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elizabethj4

Hmm. I think I saw this review on one of the real estate magazines in the area!

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