9.2 out of 10

Emerald

Ranked 32nd best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.9227402599825 145.450990690781
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Safe & Sound
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Country Lovers
  • Singles

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
May 06, 2019

"Great place for families"

Perfect for family life. The local primary school is excellent and the kids have a good range of facilities open to them. Emerald is cosy enough without being too small. There's not much by way of nightlife and so if you're wanting pubs and bars, this isn't the town for you. But if you're looking for a relaxed friendly community, with good links to neighbouring communities, then it's a good choice.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"No traffic lights and good access to Melbourne"

Lovely part of Victoria, still has no traffic lights which is wonderful, however a Woolworths is being built and this may change this situation.

Lovely rolling hills, and not to cold or wet compared to Olinda area.
Pros
  • Greenery, trees, people
Cons
  • Poor public transport and poor public toilets.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
2yrs+

"Gateway to hills living"

The benefits of a quiet hills lifestyle without giving up too much in terms of proximity to shops and services. Emerald shops are a couple of minutes away, Belgrave (trains) is 10 minutes and Rowville/Narre Warren (Fountain Gate) is 15. Oh, and you can watch Puffing Billy go by every day!
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Wonderful place to bring up a family."

Emerald is a sanctuary. The village atmosphere is wonderful- saying hello to friends as you do your shopping or have a coffee at a cafe. The gorgeous walks at Emerald Lake Park or any of the forest areas in Sherbrooke Forest are a great way to get fit.
Children seem to be happy here with plenty of sports to play.
The wildlife is a treat!! All seasons are beautiful in Emerald.
The only thing I have wished for in my 33 years of living here are more interesting food choices for take away!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
AvK
AvK We were there on the weekend and there is one bakery (which was huge and was packed and obviously has a monopoly), one tiny cafe and an indian/chinese shop. Disappointing considering it's a stop for Puffing Billy but the bakery didn't seem to mind!
2yrs+
vico
vico Emerald has at least two fish n chip shops, two thai restaurants with takeaway options, three cafes (Fox, Zest and General) plus the bakery, plus Incy WIncy coffee stop, plus two pizza places (one with sit in option), an Ice Cream cafe, Elevation restaurant, and an Indian cafe...... that's 14 places which is more than enough for Puffing Billy travelers!
May 06, 2019
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"family friendly, beautiful surroundings and clean fresh air"

Emerald is a wonderful place to bring up your young children, with more parks and forests to explore then you can imagine.
No good restaurants though, and not one cool bar in sight!!!
so in a few words, great for a family but totally sucks for a young couple, unless you like driving everywhere....

A great little village, far enough away from the city to enjoy a clean, green lifestyle..
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 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+

"Need maintenance"

Its nice but the street needs to be done properly ..Houses are old style but looks good match the sprirt of the town
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • 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
2yrs+

"A very safe and established neighbourhood"

Lovely to come home to. Beautiful birdlife. Quiet and peaceful. Very friendly town with great facilities. Very close to most places and not far into the city. I would very highly recommend Emerald as a wonderful place to live.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Best Streets in Emerald

"country at your doorstep "
-37.9135399695 145.4439333185
2

Paradise Ave

3.5/5
"Paradise for a reason!!!!"
-37.9351301974 145.4184840336

Unranked Streets in Emerald

"A lovely street"
-37.9274154988 145.4590280365
"A Lovely Haven"
-37.9339280841 145.4559271306

Cornish Road

4.5/5
"One of the best in Emerald!"
-37.92667 145.44162
"Great Town For A Weekend Drive"
-37.947175236 145.4416520353

Berrys Road

1.5/5
"Too far away from to many facilities for us"
-37.93081 145.43705

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