9.6 out of 10

Edithvale

Ranked 1st best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-38.0396128702371 145.109769837549
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Transport
  • Safe & Sound
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Peace & Quiet
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  • Professionals
  • Beach Lovers
  • Hipsters
  • Singles

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Sep 15, 2016

"Couldn't be happier"

Recently moved to Edithvale after saving for over 6 years for a first home. Originally we both wanted to be in Parkdale or Mentone however rising house prices pushed us a little further south and we couldn't be happier. Access to beach, parks, bike tracks, trains. A quiet little suburb with everything! The beach here is one of the best along the bay.
Pros
  • Public transport
  • young people
  • Soccer field
Cons
  • Home prices
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
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
Sep 11, 2016

"Edithvale: Love it"

This suburb has it all!
Its proximity to the city, shops, parklands, schools, transport ... basically everything that a family needs!
It is close to the city, yet still retains that suburban feel to it. It does not feel busy and rushed as other "close to the city" bayside suburbs (eg. Sandringham, Brighton etc.) feels. There is lots to do, but aside from the shopping centre precinct, just the next road down, it is quiet and peaceful. Living here, I have been able to be close to everything (shops, city for work etc.) but whenever I want to take a breather or just to relax, it is just a walk in the other direction! It literally meets all my needs in one location!
Driving in to the city is easy (nowhere near the drive from the North western bayside suburbs where I grew up).
I would recommend this suburb to anyone! Growing families, singles, couples, and even retirees will enjoy living here!
Pros
  • Public transport
  • many great cafes and restaurants
  • young people
  • Stylish
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
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
  • Childcare 5/5
Sep 11, 2016

"Edithvale is pure gold!"

We moved to Melbourne from Sydney and look for the perfect Melbourne suburb to live. Thankfully we found it!
Edithvale is the best kept secret of Melbourne, it is a gem! A great lifestyle suburb that has very limited shortcomings. The beach is sensational, cafes and restaurants are superb and proximate to city (both via car and train) is great.
There are great schools in the area as well as fantastic childcare. Moving from Sydney's north shore, Edithvale seems to hold its own pretty well.
Pros
  • Public transport
  • many great cafes and restaurants
  • young people
  • Stylish
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
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
Sep 11, 2016

"Wonderful little beachside suburb with leafy streets and a white sand beach with historical beach boxes"

I am looking into purchasing my own home in Edithvale after having grown up in the suburb and then being away overseas (New York) for getting my degree in professional musical performance. I have now come back to Melbourne and am still in love with Edithvale and its beautiful beach (with the historical colourful beachboxes) and cafes. The whole feeling of Edithvale is like a little holiday town. I love taking the train from the cbd and coming home to a holiday every single day after work. I usually grab a healthy bowl at Soul Press (which is a beautiful little cafe) and chat to the locals before heading home to the apartment I am currently renting there. I then enjoy a stunning sunset over the sea from my balcony. House prices have risen dramatically here, so I am still waiting for the perfect house to come up that I can afford. I will definitely raise my future family in Edithvale.
Pros
  • Historical colourful beach boxes
  • Public transport
  • many great cafes and restaurants
  • young people
  • Stylish
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
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
Sep 11, 2016

"Best decision ever to move to Edithvale"

Best decision of my life to move from sandringham to Edithvale. The beach is much better in Edithvale, the people are friendlier and I enjoy the cafes and the relaxed atmosphere. There is this amazing new childcare centre as well! And Haileybury (one of the best schools in the country) is down the road as well. Perfect for young families!
Pros
  • Most stunning beach in VIC
  • Public transport
  • many great cafes and restaurants
  • young people
  • Stylish
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Aug 18, 2016

"A hidden gem - so glad we bought here when we did"

Edithvale has surpassed all my expectations. Having grown up in Bentleigh and lived in Albert Park and Elwood, I must say at first I was a bit unsure about the area. However now having lived in Edithvale for nearly two years, I couldn't imagine living any where else.

On the very first day my partner and I moved in to our house, we met all our immediate neighbours. They were so friendly and accomodating, inviting us over any time and letting us know where to get the best local coffee and take away. When ever one of us goes away for a few days or more, we always let each other know. Although nothing has ever happened, it's nice knowing your neighbours are looking out for you. Also the location is phenominal. Within 5 minute walking distance is the best beach in Melbourne (which is also a dog beach first thing in the morning), a train station, a local primary school and a large park, and amazing take away. If you haven't been to Brown Rice (Thai restaurant) you're in for a treat. Also there's a fantastic yum cha joint (it's not much to look at from the outside but my, oh my, does it satisty! (delicious dumplings: the dessert ones are my favourite) Plus theres the tastiest and healthiest green smoothies and acai bowls (similar to the type of clean eating food I got accustomed to in Elwood) just across from the train station.

The other major plus is that you have direct freeway access, which makes getting into work on Eastlink, the Monash or Mornington Peninsula Freeway super easy. You have no idea how much of a pain it was to get out of Elwood and over to the other side of the city. I get there so much quicker living in Edithvale and I must say, I certainly don't miss the bumper to bumper traffic on Nepean Hwy. Also Edithvale is a very exclusive suburb. It's tiny compared to other suburbs, so the quality of the houses and residents is better than most areas. Word is getting around though so affordability is becoming more difficult. That being said, if you get a chance to buy into the suburb, do it. It's one of the best decisions we made.
Pros
  • Best beach
  • Safe
  • Great freeway access
  • Public transport
  • many great cafes and restaurants
  • young people
  • Soccer field
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
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
May 11, 2016

"I recommend Edithvale to everyone"

I have observed the the bayside area over the last year and must say that Edithvale performs EXTREMELY well. Instead of buying a house in Mentone or Parkdale (where you are likely to be FAR away from the train, beach and the shops), I recommend buying in Edithvale where everything is in walking distance: beach, train, shops, parks, restaurants, cafes, schools, golf clubs, footy fields etc. The beach is absolutely stunning in Edithvale and there is so much green space there as well.
Pros
  • EVERYTHINg is within walking distance (beach, train, shops, restaurants, cafes, golf clubs, parks, footy fields,...)
  • Public transport
  • many great cafes and restaurants
  • Stylish
  • young people
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
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
Mar 07, 2016

"Edithvale - much better than Parkdale"

We lived in Parkdale before moving to Edithvale and have to say that we prefer Edithvale and are so much happier here in Edithvale. The community is much nicer, the beach is more beautiful, there are more parks and leafy streets, the houses are much better and the neighbourhood is wealthy and very stable and safe.
Pros
  • Public transport
  • many great cafes and restaurants
  • Stylish
  • young people
  • Soccer field
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
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
Feb 19, 2016

"Stylish and relaxed bayside living"

We recently moved to Edithvale and are absolutely in love with it. We are a professional couple in our thirties with a young baby and were looking to live close to the sea and away from the city but within good access to public transport and commuting distance (we are lawyers and work in the cbd). We haven't regretted moving to Edithvale. Our neighbours are lovely and we love to hang out at the local cafes. Highly recommend it!
Pros
  • Parks
  • Leafy streets
  • Public transport
  • many great cafes and restaurants
  • Stylish
  • young people
  • Soccer field
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
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
Dec 22, 2015

"Edithvale - loveliest place on earth"

Edithvale is a great suburb to invest. It is not too far from cbd but has a beautiful beach and lots of nice cafes. It is a quiet suburb with lots of leafy green streets. One immediately feels at home. Or more likey on holiday. Every day feels like a holiday in Edithvale.
Pros
  • Public transport
  • many great cafes and restaurants
  • Stylish
  • young people
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
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
Dec 09, 2015

"Edithvale is Melbourne's best kept secret"

Edithvale is a hidden gem. It is a beautiful leafy suburb right at a stunning beach. It feels like a holiday living there.
Pros
  • Public transport
  • many great cafes and restaurants
  • Stylish
  • young people
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
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
Dec 08, 2015

"Best suburb at the beach in Victoria - leafy streets and beautiful houses"

Edithvale is the most beautiful quiet suburb at the beach in Victoria. It has everything you could wish for: leafy tree-lined streets, the most beautiful white sandy beach (with colorful beach huts), trendy cafes and restaurant, train line, parks, bike trails, wetlands, gold courses, great shopping etc etc.... But most of all the residents are just amazing: People actually stop to have a chat. You will see lots of kids riding their bikes around the neighbourhood. House prices are increasing and Edithvale will be the new Mentone in my opinion (VERY soon). Edithvale is PERFECT :)
Pros
  • Public transport
  • many great cafes and restaurants
  • Stylish
  • young people
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
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
Dec 06, 2015

"Great place! LOVE IT! Lot's of young and hip people - new stylish cafes opening"

I LOVE Edithvale. More and more young people are moving here and more and more stylish cafes and restaurants are opening. I would never want to move anywhere else. House prices are still reasonable but definitely rapidly increasing. Beautiful houses on large properties!! Best beach in Victoria...white sand as far as the eye can see!!!!!
Pros
  • Public transport
  • Soccer field
  • Stylish
  • young people
  • many great cafes and restaurants
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Expected better"

During one year some items were stolen in front of my entry door: garden shovel, solar lights and also car was damaged a little bit at night time. Sometimes there could be bad smell (probably from the swamp). Sometimes it's noisy at summer nights (I think it depends on the street location).
Pros
  • Public transport
  • Soccer field
Cons
  • Home prices
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Always loved Edithvale"

Have spent many long visits in Edithvale for more than 30 years, with relatives living in the suburb. Like the rest of Melbourne generally, I've never wanted to leave.

It is a nice suburban area with few 'dead spots', very close to the bay with beautiful golden sandy beaches and colourful beach huts -- these beaches are busy on hot summer days with visitors arriving by train to enjoy them (sounds and looks like a modern-day version of what people traditionally did back in the days of steam).

Whilst lacking in "retail therapy", nearby Chelsea and Mordialloc are there for day-to-day shopping, while Southland is just up the Nepean Highway. However for a traditional suburban environment, Edithvale is a friendly area with quality housing and numerous parks. Add the rail service and it is a great place with lots to offer and more close nearby with great transit connections. I would love to live there permanently and always enjoy revisiting.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"I can't think of a better place for new families"

The easiest way for me to sum it up is like this...

A friend of mine whom is into properties and has quite a portfolio of homes was having a discussion with me about how much I thought my house in Edithvale was worth these days. The standard line that my wife and I give is "it doesn't matter, we don't wont to go anywhere". So he said to me, "if you were offered 1million dollars for your place (we bought in Dec03 for $323,500) you cant tell me you wouldn't take it". And I say, 'No I wouldn't'.

The issue being, I would take my million dollars and then want to buy my house in the same street!

Edithvale ticks all the boxes of what you tend to look for in deciding on a suburb.

Our House is:

700m from the beach (one of the best beaches in the bay - no rocks, rips, river (read storm water) outlets, beautiful fine sand and crystal clear un-polluted water, with life saving club. Like dogs?? Each day (but particularly on the weekends) dogs are free to run on the beach before 10am (hours changes with the seasons) lots of fun for pets and owners! Then grab a Coffee at the caf at the Life Saving Club

700m from the wetlands, home to a mob of Eastern Grey kangaroos which you can see everyday, and many migratory birds throughout the year. The wetlands area of international significance and currently the government is building a wetlands education and discovery centre on Edithvale rd. The wetlands are boarded by a bike path that leads to Patterson River and then onto the East Link Trail, or you can head the other way up to Mordialloc and then follow the beach rd path to St Kilda and beyond.

1100m to Edithvale station, then 40min train ride to the city. Many different secondary schools within 4 stops either direction.

850m to Edithvale primary School (and for us we don't have to cross any major roads).

650m to Edithvale Kinder Garten.

50m to bus stop which if you really wanted could take you all the way to Doncaster Shopping centre or even airport west.

5min drive to Woolworths Chelsea.

1100m to Gran Sasso Italian restaurant and Brown Rice Thai (plenty of other places to eat nearby, but these two are worth noting.

Plenty of weather board houses with lots of character on decent sized blocks (great if you want to have a dog - we have a great dane, and a large backyard for children to play in.

750m to large park and play ground on Edithvale rd, 1100 m to even larger park, play ground, and skate park on Thames Promenade.

And talk about choice of sporting activities for kids... within walking distance there is: Life Saving, Yachting, Little Athletics, Football, Soccer, Cricket, Baseball, Cycling at velodrome, Tennis, Netball, Golf, Lawn Bowls.

The other significant point to be made is this. The suburb was created in the 1950's - 60's. Until about 10 years ago, the community was very much older residents, but recently the demographic has changed dramatically. In our street last year their were 6 babies born within the 12 month, there has been 2 more since, and another 3 in the oven. Almost all of our street is made up of home owners not rentals, with many aged between mid 20s-40. This is the kind of demographic you tend to find in new estates out on the fringes of Melbourne.

Each year we close off the street and have a street Christmas party with everyone.

I would not want to live anywhere else, and I encourage any young couple, first home owners, who want picket fences, characters, large blocks, and everything else I mentioned above to come to Edithvale. Its the best!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • 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+

"Fantastic Place to live and raise a family"

I've lived here for 3 years and its been fantastic the whole time, kangaroos in the wetlands and 2 km away is an amazing beach... Schools and parks aplenty. Why wouldn't you live here...
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"“Ticks all the right boxes, sleeper suburb bound to be re-valued, best beaches on the bay”"

Edithvale is a fantastic suburb, very family friendly. Highlights include local Kindy & Primary Schools, new playground on the corner of Fraser & Hughes Ave, golf course, bowls, minimal traffic, sports oval, cycling velodrome, dedicated walking/bike trails, wetlands, train station, eastlink, local shops and of course the beach.

Beach - Smart beachgoers know that the best beaches around the bay start from Aspendale and continue all the way up to Seaford. White sands & beautiful water quality. Beaches anywhere else do not even compare... if you want to live near the best beaches on the bay this is the spot.

Train - 40mins on the express to the city, very do-able on a daily basis

Low Traffic - The bay borders one side so consequently there is minimal through traffic compared to a central suburb surrounded on all sides

People - Great community feel, lots of young families, very safe, good demographic. It's the sort of neighborhood where if you go for a walk people will sometimes say hello.

Flat Terrain - The terrain is very flat which makes driving, walking or riding a bike very pleasant not having to deal with hills.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
AdamS
AdamS Fantastic review!!
2yrs+
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4/5
2yrs+
tahls
tahls i hated the traffic through there, it was shocking. i lived there for 3 and a half years and the traffic was the same all that time. especially on edithvale rd, its so busy at 8.30 til 9.20 am, and dangerous they need lights all through there especially near the school.
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Get in while you can..."

I had never heard of Edithvale until end of 2008...I now live in Northcliffe Road. We are 400 metres from the beach, 3 minutes walk to the park and 5 mintes walk to the Wetlands. For couples looking to buy the houses are reasonably priced - although the median is now $580, 000...in part this is due to the $1mill+ houses on the beachfront. There are great opportunities to buy for less then $500k.
For families you couldn't ask for more green space or beach in such a quiet, safe locale.
A daily commute to town can be a bind (45 mins on train) but once you are home it is a great feeling.
Nightlife is pretty quiet - it is no St Kilda, but then that is not the point - there is a 4k drive or cab to Mordialloc or a quick trip to Chelsea Heights or indeed the bar opposite Chelsea Station.
For shopping a brand new Woolies is now 1 minute away and Southland a 10 - 15 minute drive one way and Frankston 10 - 15 mins the other way.

The area, with all the new housing, seems to be coming up. If you like the beach, open space and a quiet locale then Edithvale could well be a place of interest
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
Beachman
Beachman I am new to Edithvale, but have come to the beach here before and always loved the white sand and clear water. Unfortunately, I was never aware that on hot days the beach is packed and there are a lot of hoons driving around the streets, and being drunk or loud on the beach. While I live only 5 minutes from the beach, I don't want to go there unless I am prepared to put up with being close to these people and seeing them leave bottles and rubbish on the beach. My street is used for "rat running" by people coming down from Springvale road to avoid queuing to cross the railway line. Frequently cars burn around the side streets. It's fine on cooler days, but then, what's the point of living at the beach if you can't just walk down there? I either go to a quieter area between Chelsea and Edithvale, or Mentone. Mordialloc is only marginally better, a bigger beach but such a mixed bag of people on the streets, from hard tatooed bearded guys, down and outs to trendies and families. Personally I'd rather be on a street where I feel more certain of the sort of people I will see around the next corner.

As a single person, there's nothing to do in Edithvale, and the few nearby places with entertainment and small crowds quickly turn up the same faces after a few visits. If it wasn't for the quiet and peaceful house I am in, I'd leave, with the beach being a poor drawcard against the other aspects of the area. Frequently when visiting the shops in Chelse I see people either drunk or on drugs, am asked by dishevelled people for money and at the Edithvale supermarket I have seen elderly men in singlets drinking wine in a brown paper bag while sitting on the footpath. It's more what I would expect in Collingwood or Frankston and I wasn't aware that quiet serene Edithvale was only streets away from these lower socio-economic problems.
2yrs+
JasonS3
JasonS3 Beachman you are spot on with your comments!
Feb 19, 2016
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Best Streets in Edithvale

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Lochiel Ave

5/5
"Lovely leafy streets with expansive houses"
-38.0342157517 145.1064400112

Unranked Streets in Edithvale

Bayside Ave

4.5/5
" I can't think of a better place for new families"
-38.0429413184 145.1133794834

Station St

4.5/5
"Perfect for young families"
-38.0448845072 145.1127237852

Hughes Ave

4.5/5
"Ticks all the right boxes, sleeper suburb bound to be re-valued, best beaches on the bay"
-38.03778 145.12139