8.3 out of 10

Epping

Ranked 203rd best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.6261508774516 144.997469278954
Great for
  • Schools
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Medical Facilities
  • Shopping Options
  • Parking
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Students

Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Sep 15, 2016

"Better options out there"

Pros
  • Affordable rent
  • shopping
Cons
  • Barking dogs
  • Traffic
  • too many traffic lights
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Students
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
Mar 06, 2016

"All is good but the the Council"

Epping used to be a good, quiet place to live. But now, it has been over run by terrible dog owners who has their dogs bark the whole night.
Around my house there are 6 houses which have dogs who goes on howling the whole night keeping the neighbourhood awake, but Council does not care.
But the Council apparently gets very annoyed if you paint the colour of your letter box of your choice instead of theirs- something which my neighbour faced the Council's wrath.
So you won't hear any support from them till election time for their fake promises, price hikes or if you sneeze off their schedule.
It is s TERRIBLE place to live with a terrible lazy council such as this one.
It's a shame that Epping is a beautiful place but run by idiots.
Pros
  • Medical facilities
  • shopping
  • schools
Cons
  • Too many barking noise dogs throughout the night
  • Council does not respond to any help
  • Too much heavy handness in all other respect from Council
  • bit of traffic in the morning on high street
  • no direct road/highway to the city unlike western suburbs tht have the westgate bridge
  • increase in population but roads are the same size and the roundabouts dont help in the morning
  • too many traffic lights
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 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Aug 30, 2015

"Good transport to the city and affordable houses"

Seems like this suburb has been left out by many investors (because of developments of Wollert, Doreen and Mernda), might be the reason the price is still low. The suburb is safe and peaceful, lots of parks, creeks and trees around. Streets close to the train station - are ideal for the commuters, it takes me up to 40 mins to get to the city, train services are mostly reliable, there are also buses to the South Morang, Epping Plaza - big shopping centre and other lines I never used. I live near Greenbrook drive and can see buses very often, I think every 10 mins.
Shopping options are diverse: Epping Plaza with Coles, Safeway, Aldi, Target, BigW, Dan Murphy's and many other shops is a great option. It's just 10 mins away from where I live - so often I don't even have to drive there. Lots of shops and cafes along High Street including McDonalds, Officeworks and Bunnings.
The nightlife - well, there is no nightlife. But I'm ok with that. All in all I'm happy to live there with my family.
Pros
  • transport
  • Medical facilities
  • shopping
  • upcoming developments
  • lovely neighbours
  • schools
Cons
  • bit of traffic in the morning on high street
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
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 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • 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+

"Wouldn't live anywhere else..."

I have lived in Epping now for a year and a half and I have nothing but good things to say about it. 2 minute drive to epping plaza for shopping and great eating out options and the peace of mind having a fantastic hospital at our doorstep. transport is great, epping station is beautiful and you always get a seat which is nice. Couldn't be happier.....
Pros
  • Medical facilities
  • shopping
  • upcoming developments
  • lovely neighbours
  • schools
Cons
  • bit of traffic in the morning on high street
  • no direct road/highway to the city unlike western suburbs tht have the westgate bridge
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 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A fast developing town"

A lovely place, with all that you need at stones throw. Good for growing families and for retired couples.
Pros
  • Parks
  • Medical facilities
  • shopping
  • upcoming developments
  • lovely neighbours
  • schools
Cons
  • bit of traffic in the morning on high street
  • no direct road/highway to the city unlike western suburbs tht have the westgate bridge
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • Country 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 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Epping North is growing really fast. It's Peaceful"

This suburb is growing really fast. The neighbors in Summer hill are so friendly. I'm pretty sure people in other estates are the same. Even though we have a busy schedule it's so nice to get together and do something. Most of them are younger families with kids. Newly built nice houses and It's so quiet. and there are so many parks around here. It's little bit far from the city. But have access to free ways and it doesn't take that long to go anywhere. There's bit of traffic in the morning on high street but now council is doing some work on the road and it's going to be better soon.

Northern hospital and Epping Plaza is so close and they are going to build a new shopping center in Epping north soon. I found this info from the City of Whittlesea website. We are glad that we moved to Epping. Everything is perfect and it's so peaceful.
Pros
  • Lovely Parks
  • Peaceful
  • Medical facilities
  • shopping
  • upcoming developments
  • lovely neighbours
  • schools
Cons
  • bit of traffic in the morning on high street
  • no direct road/highway to the city unlike western suburbs tht have the westgate bridge
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Epping - the place to live in the North"

Epping is not a new suburb. however recent development has made it more beautiful place to live in.,there is northern hospital and epping plaza at 5 minutes drive.
good place to shop and safe place to travel at any times.
the best thing about Epping is that I have found it to be safe. Never came across with any trouble makers. Lot of different cultures though but lot of Indians and other Nationalities do prefer to live here.
The good news is that a safeway is coming on Lyndarum drive and also there is a new Epping Market coming on cooper street near Hume freeway.
I would recommend this suburb mainly to people with Kids and family oriented people.
Pros
  • Medical facilities
  • shopping
  • upcoming developments
Cons
  • bit of traffic in the morning on high street
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
1/5
2yrs+

"Too far again"

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 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Epping - up n coming"

Both Aurora and Lyndarum have beautiful new houses, it's a pretty safe and decent neighbourhood .There are many professionals who live in Aurora and Lyndarum. Many doctors,lawyers and rich businessmen live in these estates. Easy access to public transport,shopping,health care etc. The estate has drastically changed from the "old epping" reputation of trouble makers and country pumpkins to buzzing new and up-coming epping! It's now a melting pot of cultures; very diverse and it's great! Not many eateries esp for dinner.
Pros
  • lovely neighbours
  • schools
  • banks
  • Medical facilities
  • shopping
  • upcoming developments
Cons
  • increase in population but roads are the same size and the roundabouts dont help in the morning
  • no direct road/highway to the city unlike western suburbs tht have the westgate bridge
  • too many traffic lights
  • bit of traffic in the morning on high street
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
Parkie Truck
Parkie Truck This article doesn't suggest that Aurora and Lyndarum are safe. http://www.aurora.asn.au/2012/05/neighbours-unite-against-crime/
Epping is among the top 10 most burglared suburbs in Melbourne, you can know this from the home insurance quotes
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Epping, Melbourne"

Good suburb to live in. Very affordable. I love the location. It is not far from Thomastown. Great shops. Epping Plaza is one of my favourite places to shop. as they also have a market in there. Fresh fish and meat and also other fresh produce good prices too
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 3/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids

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Loxton Tce

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Duffy St

1.5/5
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Touhey Ave

4.5/5
"Green, peaceful street with 8 mins walk to the trains and 5 mins drive to the shopping centre"
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