Epping, VIC 3076

4.5(100 reviews)

Ranked 68th best suburb by locals in Melbourne (Greater) Region, VIC

Great for

  • Schools
  • Parks and recreation
  • Public transport
  • Medical facilities
  • Shopping options

Not great for

  • Nightlife

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Reviews of Epping, VIC

jennifern13
jennifern13
8th December 2021

"Great suburb"

We moved to Epping almost 2 years ago and think it's perfect for us. We are a young family and love the peace and quiet that the suburb offers. The people in Epping were welcoming and very nice. The parks are lovely and clean and the kids love going to the kinder and school for socialising with their friends. Our youngest also loves doing Ballet at the local hall. Epping provides a lot to offer for the kids in terms of netball, football, all different types of dancing, etc. We will definitely be staying in Epping.

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henryking
henryking
26th April 2021

"New Epping"

The New Epping project represents the rehabilitation and development of the former Epping Quarry. Spanning 51 hectares, it is one of the most ambitious mixed-use projects ever seen in Australia, encompassing healthcare, residential and commercial facilities. The development will offer over 2,500 townhouses and apartments, a premium commercial office precinct, an ambitious new health precinct, and a variety of lifestyle and amenity offerings.

New Epping will take urban regeneration to a new level and bring an inner-city offering to the suburbs

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helena64
helena64
12th January 2021

"New private hospital fast-tracked in Stage 1 of ‘New Epping’"

A number of permits within the $2 billion mixed-use development, New Epping, have been fast-tracked under the Victorian Government’s Building Victoria Recovery Taskforce (BVRT), with $194 million of work given the green light due to its significant community benefit and employment opportunities.

The fast-tracked approval includes the delivery of a private hospital to be operated by one of the world’s largest private healthcare operators – Ramsay Health Care – 151 affordable housing apartments, alongside key supporting infrastructure. Combined, the approval package delivers on key state and local government policies, including healthcare.

Spanning 51-hectares, it is one of the most ambitious mixed-use projects seen in Australia, spanning medical, residential and commercial facilities.

New Epping is set to be home to over 2,500 townhouses and apartments, a premium commercial office precinct; an ambitious new health precinct and a variety of lifestyle and amenity offerings.

Construction is to commence in early 2021 to deliver on the fast track approval

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jameso12
jameso12
5th January 2021

"Closer than you thought"

Many people don’t realise that Epping is closer to the Melbourne CBD than Ringwood, or that it is well connected to major arterials that link to Melbourne Airport, the Port of Melbourne.

Epping Central is one of the biggest of eleven designated Metropolitan Activity Centres as outlined under Plan Melbourne.

There are already 11 major sites in Epping ready for development, including a four-storey aged care facility at 513 High St.

Great for families with kids, elderly people and investors.

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heleng18
heleng18
4th November 2020

"Epping - Top 5 suburbs for living"

Great place for living! Excellent price to buy! Not only for family with kids but also for people working from home and enjoy large back yard and generous room size. .

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janeb25
janeb25
19th September 2020

"Moving back to Melbourne to live"

My Auntie and Uncle lives in Epping I would like to work in Epping hospital and rent a house not far from the hospital and I would like to find a dog centre for my dog while I’m at work can you help me please

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jenniferl19
jenniferl19
10th August 2020

"Post Covid19 Suburb"

It's important to live closed to Costco, hospital and other great amenities. Time for home owners and property investors to think. This is one of the best suburbs for living.

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oa
7th May 2020

"Convenient and happening yet family friendly"

Amenities: Decent schools nearby, enormous shopping centre with very good entertainment precinct that doesn't close until late, The Northern Hospital, Costco, largely self-sufficient
Pluses: public transport, schools, shopping options, nightlife (not nightclub but restaurant kind), bustling, vibrant, very good suburb, affordability, the train line (Mernda) is actually nice with new trains and isn't ridiculously packed like Craigieburn line
Downsides: have some stupid teens stealing stuff from the shopping centre and being a bit of a nuisance, some crime occurs. "Thomo boys" and the like
Ethnic profile: Anglo-Celtic predominates, but large Greek community (but not as loud as Oakleigh), large Macedonian community, Middle Eastern and Indian Australians too

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fionah13
fionah13
11th March 2020

"Fast growth."

The growing community of New Epping continues to surge forward with a number of wins for the City of Whittlesea in the 2019–20 Victorian State Budget, including an investment of $50 million into the Growing Suburbs Fund.

Increased demand at The Northern Hospital will be addressed with the development of a children’s emergency department. This will also complement New Epping’s seven-hectare health and wellbeing precinct and alleviate pressure for the growing population in accessing primary health care.

Educational opportunities will also increase with funding for Edgars Creek Primary School and Edgars Creek Secondary College stage two developments that will see additional buildings constructed, and one of seven new early parenting centres for Victoria.

The plan also earmarks funds to connect the Plenty River Trail with Mernda and Hawkestowe stations in order to provide a link for cyclists to the Yarra River Trail, the CBD, and beyond.

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roberth21
roberth21
25th February 2020

"Paradise in the North"

I have lived here for many years. The people in Epping are very friendly and warm, there are so few incidents of actual trouble in the neighbourhood, I could count them on one finger. The people make the suburb in my opinion, and based on that notion, Epping is a great place to live.

I have seen lots of changes in the area, Shopping Mall with everything you can get got renovated, Hospital are being expanded, Costco with petrol station was built, hotels, restaurants and pubs were developed, other projects are growing. This is so different and modern suburb now.

It is also very green, plenty of parks and open spaces for families and kids. On a summer's day, its absolutely wonderful, with lots of people out for walks and enjoying the weather.
One of the other big pluses is the multicultural diversity, with plenty of different races living in the area and most importantly living in harmony.

Bus and train are very important as well.

Epping is a gem of the North, with rising house prices reflecting the demand in the area, I would seriously consider Epping above other surrounding suburbs. You cannot go wrong!

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sandraw11
sandraw11
5th February 2020

"Retirees looking to move to Epping for retirement"

For retirees who want to find a place with lots of natural beauty, affordable goods, and a slow pace of life, Epping might be the place to look.
According to many real estate, retirement, and tax experts, there's a lot to love about the suburb. While it's not for everyone, Epping might be an ideal place to retire for anyone wanting to save on goods and live an outdoor lifestyle.

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emily-goumas
12th January 2020

"Everything at your feet!"

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"Strong Growth in the next 5 years"

Epping is 20km north of Melbourne CBD and in the rapidly growing population growth corridor to the north. As the population of Melbourne continues to grow, demand for food production, storage and distribution, housing manufacturing and eight-hour distribution to Sydney, will drive strong demand growth in the Epping. This will be a very important suburb in the next five years.

There will be biodiversity business park built by Vaughan Constructions located next to Melbourne's Fruit, Vegetable and Flower Market. It is positioned in the heart of Melbourne’s Northern on Cooper Street, Epping. Possessing easy access to the full diamond exchange of the Hume Freeway, Biodiversity is one of Melbourne’s most strategically located business parks

Frasers Property found Epping is extremely important and has secured a huge prime land parcel in Melbourne’s northern suburb of Epping for $40 million.The 63.4-hectare site, located at 410 Cooper Street, will eventually become home to a $250,000,000.00 master planned estate, the first stage of which is expected to be released in 2019.

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"Epping - place to live"

Nice area with lots of shops and restaurants. Plus it has hospital and plaza...Better than Lalor and Thomastown and even Reservoir

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"Epicentre of Melbourne’s north & second fastest growing municipality in Victoria"

the New Epping project would create Australia’s largest privately-funded health precinct with over 7 hectares of land devoted to a private hospital and various healthcare, aged health and health research facilities.

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"Epping will be metropolitan activity centre"

Epping will be metropolitan activity centre
Excited time for future Epping.
http://planning-schemes.delwp.vic.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0010/463996/Whittlesea_PS_Ordinance.pdf

Epping is the link for North and East. Change in dwellings between 2016 and 2041 for Donnybrook & Wollert will be massive so Epping is going to be most important suburb in the north.
https://forecast.id.com.au/whittlesea/residential-development

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"ready for footy - go Tigers"

Great to be in Epping this weekend...at Republic Tavern : A Melbourne hotelier has launched a new venue with a brewery and distillery in the Northern suburb of Epping. Currently the venue, home of Beer Republic Brewery and Twist Brewing, can fit up to 350 people, and includes accommodation on site. The distillery has been installed and will produce whiskey using barrels straight off the truck from the Clare Valley region. Whilst the whiskey is aging, the distillery will be used for gin production – but the beer is the focus first. On site they have six 10-barrel fermenters, each of those produces around 11-12,000 litres of beer per brewing cycle. They are the first venue to have a SmartBrew system in Victoria.

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"So much potential! A great investment!!!"

Bustling with so much potential for an investment or to live. New estates, infrastructure, amenities, shopping malls, parklands, cafes and the rest and only 20kms out from the CBD. A very neighbourly and multicultural community perfect for the young family, young singles or older couples with very good surrounding schools and a great amount of medical services within the area including the Northern Hospital.

Amanda Compagnino, Property Manager, REVOLVE REAL ESTATE, South Morang

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"O’Herns Road Upgrade in Epping- POTENTIAL"

So much potential for local business and developments in Epping.
Drivers in Melbourne’s north will soon experience safer, quicker and more reliable journeys, as construction begins on the second stage of the O’Herns Road Upgrade in Epping.
The Australian and Victorian governments are investing $103 million in this vital upgrade, which will improve traffic flow and reduce travel times for tens-of-thousands of drivers who use this busy road every day.

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"Love Epping skatepark"

Big new park built by Convic. It sin fact the biggest one they have done to date. It features a fair sized combi type bowl with big oververt connecting wall. The Street section is massive with pretty much a bit of everything.

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"love shopping in Epping - Pacific Epping , Costco and others"

Love to shop there as everything you need is there. From grocery to jewelry. Aldi, Wooli, Coles, JB Hifi, Body shop, Pandora,etc. Lots of car park and food. Very clean and organised. 5 stars. Only need some more for Chinese: luxury shops like Burberry, LV Gucci and what we miss: $10 quick hair cut.

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"Best move we made"

We moved to Epping in 2014 after living in Brunswick for 8 years. It was the best thing we did! The fresh air was a welcome change to the inner city smog and we love that we can safely walk around our leafy green neighbourhood. We live in the Greenbrook area which is IMO the best area of the suburb compared to the newer estates being built in Epping. It's surrounded by beautiful red river gums and open spaces but also has close access to High St, Dalton Rd & McDonald Rd. It offers the perfect mix of country and city. All my neighbours are hard working and house proud. I really think we bought at the right time when it was affordable, and I think it will only improve once all the planned infrastructure is complete.

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"Epping plaza is great"

Epping Plaza is a bright new shopping centre just north of the ring road with a fabulous range of retail stores and all the amenities you expect with a modern shopping centre.

Epping Plaza has 215+ stores, the choice of two quality supermarkets, a huge Big W, plus Best & Less, Target, Harris Scarfe and Reading Cinema.

Epping Plaza's great range, lovely wide malls, bright and light surrounds and friendly atmosphere equals an enjoyable shopping experience you will want to repeat!

Amenities
Disabled Parking, Wheel Chairs, ATM's, Children's Pushers, Photocopying & Faxing, Public Telephones, Baby Care Facilities, Taxi Ranks, Bus Services, Ticketek and Ticketmaster.

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"Northern Star - Epping"

Northern Star
See the video.

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=epping+victoria+news&view=detail&mid=37B6C4577E776347F13437B6C4577E776347F134&FORM=VIRE

33 yr old Professional with a love of coffee, boutique shops, dog parks and great community I LOVE Epping. After renting in Mill Park for a few years I wanted to buy local however house prices booted me out of Mill Park so chose the closest option.... Epping. Definitely the best choice. I'm South of McDonald Rd so still really close to Mill Park and it's well maintained and gorgeous. I'm just on Rufus St so super close to the Epping Plaza shopping precinct, but when I'm lazy there's amazing High st shops with that hipster trendy vibe. You can't really notice the change from Mill Park to Epping so personally wanted stay there purely as a lifestyle choice, but everywhere in Epping is great. Beautiful old houses (still with backyards too!), access to heaps of transport. Yep! Best choice ever.

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"A brilliant investment for the future"

Where else can you buy a 600m2 large block, with a beautiful house, a backyard for the kids and the dogs to let loose in, you can sit outside at night, not hear the traffic and look up and see the stars clearly! Its a slice of the country 35mins from the Melbourne CBD! Its a brilliant location, our neighbors are fantastic! its a really choice location. You will never regret buying in Epping, and the value is skyrocketing every day, get in while its still affordable I say!

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"All the comforts of the city without the traffic!"

We originally moved to Epping because we wanted a gorgeous home in a gorgeous street without the price tag of the city.It had to have easy access to the city via highway and it definately had to have some great cafe's and restaurants! Not to mention great coffee. Epping and surrounds has some beautifull walking tracks and scenic bike rides. It's definately stress free and the locals are always friendly!

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"Affordable Established Suburb"

Its no accident Epping has become one of the fastest growing suburbs in the northern corridor.
From public transport, local primary and secondary schools and a variety of specialty stores along High St, it is easy to see why so many people are moving here and have been residents here for many years.

Recently Epping was flagged as one of the top 10 most affodable suburbs within 20 Km from CBD so there are plenty of opportunities for first home buyers and astute investors to secure a property and reap the benefits and rewards Epping has to offer in the long term.

For me it was an easy decision to live in an established suburb like Epping , all the conveniences of transport, schools, shopping and recreation at your fingertips.

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"Great for families with children"

I have been looking for the right property in Epping for over 8 years and finally got one recently. 7 reasons why...

1. Epping is well-connected - public transport either by train (Zone 2 & you get a seat) bus (lots of routes) or by car (High St, M80)

2. Epping has great schools - you don't even need to go private. Childcare, primary, secondary are all so close by - walking distance from where I live so I have sold my second car. Has some of the best schools in Victoria close by or in adjacent suburbs < 5 mins by car or a brisk walk.

3. Due to the infrastructure and schools, demand is always high so capital growth is good. It is a favourite for those parents who are keen on good education for their kids. You can go from P-12 and have a great education without forking out heaps on private schools, too.

4. Shops - Epping Plaza, Westfield near Mill Park,Lalor shopping markets, etc.

5. Work - there are a bunch of companies quite close by so your commute could be really short if you work there.

6. Block sizes are large (great for kids) though the houses are a bit old and could do with renovation. That said, the construction materials they used before like steel windows, terracotta tiles, and so on are rustic, but good. Aim to get one on a flat section, if you can, with a northerly aspect.

7. Safe neighbourhoods

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"Fantastic schools, bustling centre, natural reserves and a bustling centre."

I went to Epping Secondary College, and the teachers and leaders there are so dedicated and passionate. Many of the students are tolerant of a range of cultures, religions and people, and prioritise learning. This, and the vibrant high quality extracurricular activities has made love my experience at the college.

Great parks every few kilometers. Need more trees on the nature strips.

Thr neighbours are friendly. There should be more community activities, concerts and groups to bring people together.

We need a library here in Epping near Plaza is great. Going to Lalor or Thomastown one so not far from Epping. The public tramsport is also excellent.

Plaza is nice, and definitely not monoculture though. The restaurants and cinema make it great place to hang out.

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"Hidden Gem"

I was looking to buy my first property and have visited many suburbs. I finally decided on Epping because of the following reasons...
- Excellent train/bus service
- Well established schools, amenities, parks and communities
- Price reasonable
- Less foreign migrants, looks and feels more "Australian" than the others i visited
- Scenic, hilly, lush green land with contour = good water retention; West suburbs are flat, featureless and dry like desert
- Acceptable distance from the city
Foresee huge potential in Epping as the New Epping is still developing.

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"Multicultural"

After Living in South since we migrated to Australia in 1999 I never thought i could ever live in the North but when i started my business in Epping everything changed, 3 yrs later we built our new home in Epping North. I love being so close to my work, Airport and other places. Being Muslim there are so many options for Halal dining and a huge variety of multicultural food and the Mosques nearby.

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"A brilliant location"

Ten years ago, we knocked down our renovated, comfortable ex commission home to build a larger family home. We didn't really want to move and it was the better option at the time. Epping then was becoming popular due to its excellent access to transport, shopping and excellent schools and it's proximity to wealthier Epping North. Our kids have now grown up and have wonderful careers thanks to our decision and the wonderful access and choice of schools. Government funding has provided a magnificent child care centre, medical and dental bulk-billed facility, public and private hospital for locals and a manned Police Station. We have the lot in Shopping Plaza , great cafes, top takeaways and the freshest produce. The area has become extremely popular and why not, it has it all!

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"Wonderful Epping"

I have lived in Epping for the past 6 years and have found it to be an excellent place to live in. We are close to great shopping areas such as Epping plaza, Costco, Mill Park Westfield, Lalor shops, Dalton shops and University Hill. The facilities (hospital, Bunnings, shopping places) are fantastic. We have BMX tracks on McDonald Rd, local parks, beautiful creek, many reserve for sport and golf course. The YMCA centre is a 5 minute drive from our home which has gym and all sorts of leisure activities. The neighbours in our street are fantastic. We keep an eye out and help out each each other. People walking the street are generally friendly and will say G'day. You will see native birds like Kookaboros, Lorikeets, Corellas, Cockatoos, Magpies, Grassparrots etc. The bus stops are just round the corner giving access throughout Melbourne top facilities including schools, shops cafe's etc. We are approximately 20km from Melbourne CBD.

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"Country Town Feel"

Purchased a house here 7 years ago after living in 'better' class eastern suburbs, and have never looked back.

Sure, Epping has some issues, but the same issues exist in many parts of Melbourne and in suburbs where house prices are treble of those in Epping.

There are some fantastic pockets of Epping that are still super affordable. Spend a few hours around Lowalde street and meet the true locals.....ask questions, nobody is in a hurry around here! Kids have a ball exploring the Reserve.

I personally prefer the areas closer to Epping station near the Creek
If in the market to purchase, look south of McDonald Rd.

Dont be put off by comments of people who dont live in this undiscovered oasis....

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"Simply incredible food, low cost of living . What's not to love?"

I've lived in Epping since 2012 and can honestly say, hand on heart, it's an excellent place.

Leafy streets, with an enchanting mixture of old and new housing are complimented by plenty of green spaces, and quiet retreats from the hustle and bustle of the central business district.

With mouth watering offerings from Ethopia, Vietnam, Thailand, Korea, The PRC, Hong Kong, India, to name but a few, I think I can successfully argue that Epping has some of the best food in Melbourne on offer, at a fraction of city prices, so eating out becomes a healthy norm.

If you feel like working yourself in to a lather over what to purchase. then head to the Epping Plaza, and if you feel like working up a sweat, Epping has several excellently appointed gyms. Too much shopping put you out, over did it at the gym, then you'll be pleased to know Epping Hospital both public and private is just around the corner and is ringed with top class medical professionals.

All in all, the existing lay out works well, but local and Federal government are pumping millions of dollars in to Epping (which has been earmarked for rapid expansion), meaning things are only going to get better.

Mark my words, ten years from now, you won't be able to touch a house for less than $600,000!

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"Epping- the true muticultural community"

So much food & Restaurant choices now, Italian, Greek, Korean, Chinese, Malaysian, Hongkong, .Indian, Japanese, Thai, Indonesian, all kinds of Aussie fast food choices, you name it!!! Woolies, Coles, Aldi and other shops and plenty of parking + one extra huge Asian supermarket.

You have got hospital, TAFE, all sorts of clinics, physios, big 4 branches, post office, two pharmacies, and even animal hospital in one spot!! . Very multicultural. Have a few good churches. Surrounded by Westfield Mill Park, Lalor market, easy to get on High St, M80, easy and quick to go to city and airport by car. Something for young families: many good Primary school (very close to Epping center) an unzoned primary school has always been ranked within top primary schools in Victoria.

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"A must come and visit"

It has median prices and rising fast. It's good for investments. Travelling is excellent (bus, M80, train station to all stops). Epping has good community to bring a family up in (dog parks, walking tracks, pubs, senior citizen centre, churches, temples). It is massive hub of the Northern suburbs. Great amenities (shops, station, schools, childcare, post office, banks, hotel, bakery, real estate agency's, cafes, hairdressers, beauty salons) and most importantly it's multicultural (Every nationality you can think of)

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"Ideal, Family-oriented, Harmonious Suburb"

If you want peace and comfort, and access to all amenities (transport, healthcare, elite public and private schools), then you can get a better area than Epping. Just enough distance to be away from CBD, but still within all the lushy green vegetative surrounding. Perfect area to live long-term with family.

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"Great quiet place with great people &#128077;"

We’re born and bred in Australia. We loved everywhere we lived and aren’t afraid of a little disadvantage or diversity. Granted Epping is a little quiet if you want nightlife within walking distance but as far as people are concerned, everyone is lovely, friendly and really active in the community. At least everyone we come in contact with. After reading some of the negative comments I completely disagree. We love the diversity, the food options, the Plaza, the schools, the parks, the great people, the trails, the accessibility to all the freeways and a great train line. Honestly after riding on every line it’s the best by far. Low crime rate as well. Great place to live and raise kids.

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"Great location and well served by trains & bus"

Hard to beat the location from the standpoint of convenience and shopping options. Most of the shops in the Epping plaza are open until quite late too. Great groceries and butcher's and bread shops at really reasonable prices. Local buses also go direct to Epping plaza justa few minutes away. And the train station's right there too. Stay south of McDonald Road for more buses and close to train.

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"Family friendly suburb, safe enviroment to live with all amenities located at your door step"

The Epping property market is flourishing, and for very good reason!

Epping has all the qualities that most family could ever want in a suburb - every facility at your doorstep. The streets are beautiful and tree-lined with a mixture of beautiful heritage and modern contemporary homes. Epping has become a highly sought after location, and for very good reasons.
Offering residents some of the best Private and Public schools in Victoria, the suburb offers excellent amenities, restaurants, transport, many recreation facilities and parks, large blocks of land compared to many other suburbs, a vast variety of shopping options, easy access to the CBD, great resell value, safe streets and a great neighbourly spirit.
It is fair to say that I am yet to see another suburb offering the same style, heritage and tranquillity that Epping does, without compromising any desirable modern amenities.

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"Best suburb in Melbourne and way underrated"

When we moved to VIC from QLD we had no ties to Melbourne and looked all over the city for the ideal suburb in which to buy and raise our growing family. We looked at the inner east and south of the city and found that the access to the city and traffic along the main roads was too prohibitive. We had visited the beautiful nursery in Epping with friends and when we discovered Epping it was like an amazing discovery; here was a suburb that had everything we were after: Every public transport option, parks, great shopping, gorgeous period houses, the river precinct, great schools and sporting facilities. We looked on a map and when a house came up for sale that was walking distance to all these things we bought it.

That was about 18 months ago and I can honestly say that Epping and the surrounding area is the most fantastic place for families in Melbourne, you are close to the city but it feels like a destination in itself. It takes around 30 minutes to get into the city, has a vibrant community with lots happening and is a convenient and pleasant place to live.

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"Suburb which offers everything"

You will be spoiled with transportation choice, excellent schools and good selection of shops for your day to day needs. Epping Plaza is excellent and some good take away and dine in places as well. Cinema ticket is cheap. Restaurants beside that good for late dinner as well. In all Epping is an all rounder.

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"A beautiful place to live"

Epping is a beautiful town to live in - it still has that country feel but is so close to everything. Kaufland is coming into the area soon. I love it and wouldn't live anywhere else.

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"Jolly Good Spot"

It's a jolly good spot, lots of green and clean spaces, child friendly and dog friendly parks. People are friendly albeit they do keep to themselves safe a few nosey ones. It's so convenient and it does drive the value of property up. I think in the future, more and more people will want to live near shopping centres just because they do not want to drive and find a park.

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"Ssshhh... A Secret Delight! ...As yet Undiscovered!"

Leafy Undulating Peaceful... Safe and Quiet! ...Atmospherically suburb with Views!!!

Epping offers a friendly, courteous, VILLAGE Ambience...

It has massive plaza, with its own Post office, banks... range of doctors, dentists, ophthalmologists... Costco, Hospitals, Bunning, Macca, Hungry Jack, KFC, coffee shops, restaurants, supermarkets, hairdressers, butchers and bakers, among others - including an 'open twenty-four hour' business, and a Travel Agent, if one should ever feel the need to take a break! Major shopping centres such as Mill Park Westfield, Uni Hill can be reached in minutes.

It is handsomely served by sporting facilities of all kinds... and boasts Tennis Courts, Lawn Bowls, Ovals and Fields for AFL, soccer, rugby, baseball, softball and the like.... together with a full Aquatic Centre housing indoor/outdoor pools - therapy spas - diving boards, and so on.

It is perfect for Family Living and offers a variety of Schools, Parks, Open spaces, Bike paths, local churches and a Creek in and around the community from which to choose.

It is blessed with many larger land parcels and property bargains galore, since it is yet to be "discovered." Several streets are elevated and homes on these offer glorious views.

It is quietly served by Train and Bus...

Add to this - a 20 minute trip to the Airport .. and one realises its superb LOCATION!

People in Epping ...nod... smile... wave... and laugh! A rarity indeed these days! It is a "blink" in time, and the road passes through... leaving its inhabitants to enjoy its rich benefits, whiling away the day - whilst others whiz by!!!

In A few words...

A quiet, residential, unpretentious, friendly pocket of society served by a train station, bus-stops ; sporting facilities/venues, parks, bike paths, creek, churches, schools, community and shopping outlets.

Ssshhh.....!

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"Fantastic area and friendly growing community""

Close to everything Epping caters for all ages from the new units and townhouses to the family homes close to Sporting clubs, Primary schools,Secondary school, Real Estate ,child care centres, Plaza, Westfield shopping centre, fields,,buses,easy access to the freeway and a quick drive to the city and Airports,great parklands and ovals and most importantly friendly people.

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"Moved to the best suburb in Melbourne!"

After looking to buy a home by the bay and through to the hills and every in between we found what we consider the best suburb. It has the country feel but yet close to everything. The local shopping centre caters for all your needs including both an Aldi and Safeway within the same car park. Day care centres are all rated highly. You have your pick from the top high schools in the state as they are all near by. Quick access to the freeway which is a God send for going to work. Once 9am hits the freeway is clear and no traffic build up. Public transport at your door step. For a family with young kids surrounded by so many retirees and young families in our estate it makes me feel very safe day and night. Can not fault it one bit!

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"We LOVE Epping!"

We have lived in Mt Waverley, Rowville, Narre Warren, Box hill. In our humble opinion Epping is one of the best suburbs in which to raise a family. We have lived here now for few years and would not consider moving. Epping offers the best of country and city living with great local schools (private, public & Catholic), shopping, transport and recreational facilities. The suburb has a great mix of people from tradies to professionals. At the time of writing this review, properties range from about the $400k - $1m plus range. In a nutshell. It's just a really nice place to live.

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"Wonderful"

Epping and the surrounding suburbs are simply wonderful!

There are awesome restaurants and cafes everywhere and a couple of nice pubs/bars for entertainment. Off traffic, the drive to the city is straight forward or the train just takes 40 minutes stopping all stations.

It's super family friendly and has a great community spirit.

There are heaps of job opportunities in various industries less than 30 minutes drive from Epping direction to the city.

It's probably one of the best value for money suburbs regardless if you are buying or renting, and even in a falling market Epping has been increasing in value as there is very limited supply of houses. People have been moving from all over the place over the last couple of years and there are more and more young couples with young children who are still fulfilling the Aussie dream of home ownership without being a slave to the banks for their whole life.

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"My Epping"

I moved to Epping after 10 years living in Box Hill. It's the best life decision I've ever made. My travel to the city each day takes only 10 mins longer than it used to take me to drive to Box Hill then train to city. I know all of my neighbours by name, but still have enough personal space to keep to my own when that's my preference. There are foodie meccas hidden everywhere here - some of the restaurants are outstanding. To top all of that off, the local music scene is fabulous. I highly recommend Epping. It really is Victoria's best kept secret. Jump in before the secret is too wide spread.

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"Great place to invest"

Epping is soon becoming a popular suburb where both sales and rental prices are increasing as the popularity of the neighbouring suburbs increases. With the new suburb developments in Epping and surrounding areas, it is becoming more and more desirable to live in Epping although you can still pick up a bargain! It is a great family suburb with tree lined streets and parks and walking tracks available.

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"Quiet, Great community, Pretty outlook, Safe"

We moved to Epping few years ago and never want to leave. It's a safe, quiet "Country Town" feel. It's a great community, not "Suburban" and is only minutes the big shops in the suburbs the other way. Best of all worlds!

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"Melbourne's best kept secret"

Very affordable, close to shops, cafes and transport - an all round great place to live!
Epping was established around the 1890's so has a lot of beautiful Victoria weatherboard house in tree-lined streets, with a couple of small parks. Most blocks in Epping have a backyard and/or outdoor entertaining area. There are also some very large blocks, many of which are now being subdivided and redeveloped as townhouses. There are also numerous apartment blocks and you can pick up a one or two bedroom apartment for a steal, so something for everyone really! There is plenty of unrestricted on street parking.
We bought in Epping because it's a nice area but, surprisingly, it remains one of the most affordable Northern suburbs in Melbourne! I think it's affordability is attributable to to the fact that it is a relatively unknown suburb. However, with the northern becoming a popular place for young professionals and families to buy, more and more people will want to live in the 'the pocket in the pocket'!

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"Epping Rules"

Moved here recently and am loving it. Cannot believe how convenient this suburb is to everything. Pacific Epping shopping is a major attraction for me and the kids. Well worth every penny since I have great neighbours and the streets are mostly gentrified. Get in if you can because it is a great spot to live.

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"Lovely small town, fabulous location"

Epping has great eateries, from small cafes to great pubs. The location and transport links to cbd are brill. Schools and medical facilities top notch. Yes can be described as quiet, however after a busy day in cbd or away travelling Epping is a fabulous place for both young and old. And last but not least as a regular visitor from the US, I've always found the people to be very friendly.

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"A Perfect place to live near to all amenities"

Easy access to City, Shopping at Plaza, Restaurants & Cafes on various Road, Schools and Child care Facility, Close to hospitals, Near to Epping Melbourne Polytechnic, Excellent Resale value, Quite and Peaceful Suburb with lot of things to offer.

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"Hidden village with loads of personality"

What an awesome northern suburb. A great village feel with gorgeous homes and smack bang. So much to offer for young families and foodies!! We moved from living in the south east holding our breath... turns out best decision we have ever made. Love Epping!

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"Epping is good"

I loved living in Epping. It has wonderful transport access (bus to everywhere and trains to city). It's far enough away from the city that you feel like you've come home and can relax. It's so quiet and is only walking distance to shops and local restaurants. For cyclists there are loads of great cycle paths. Great schools and TAFE are a short walk too.

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"Epping is perfect for family"

Epping has great eateries, from small cafes to great pubs. The location and transport links to cbd are brill. Schools and medical facilities top notch. Yes can be described as quiet, however after a busy day in cbd or away travelling Epping is a fabulous place for both young and old.

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"Lovely area Epping"

safe and nice area...lots of parks and playground for kids. My kids like to play bicycle in the park on McDonald rd. Many schools and shopping place. People are friendly. many nice restaurants nearby and fastfood if your kids like.

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"Epping - nice area"

I just moved here. Nice people and good area. Lot of parks and playground. Not too busy and crowded like the east and south. Good place to raise a small family.
If Mernda line can have express train, it will be great. It can run from Mernda to every stations to Epping, then Epping express to Reservoir, then Preston,then city, it will be wonderful.

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"Epping"

I lived there for forty years originally it was a lovely country town now an Islamic infested suburb, crime ridden I finally sold. Best thing I ever did even the local shopping Centre Epping Plaza dangerous and unsafe. Avoid at all costs

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Hi Sandy, we have been looking for s new home and found a few houses near aurora / bail street and Herlitz drive. Do you know if these areas are bad? Thank you

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"Epping is good place for family"

good for families with Epping plaza and Westfield near Mill Park. Train and bus are good. Lots of facilities around. Many parks and playgrounds. Hospitals are very close. It provides free flu vaccination as well.

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"Not the best place but cheap as a first home buyer"

The suburb is ok. Not much to do except go to the park and walk around the Epping shopping centre.

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"Epping - lots of potential"

Epping has been developing so much recently and becoming the most important suburb in the North. With public and private hospitals, pacific Epping, huge Bunnings and Costco with unique petrol station in Epping, you can go wrong when buying RE in this suburb. With a lot of available land as people are only can buy cheaper RE in Epping North and Wollert, Epping has opportunity to become CBD in the North with many shops, hotels, apartments. Close to airport, M80 and North-East link in the next 5 years, I can imagine it will become one of the best suburb in Melbourne. The council needs to build more recreation centre, library and playgrounds for a lot of families choose to live in this wonderful place.

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"Epping - Place to live"

Bought 4 bedroom house at a good price. Lot of my friends suggest Mill Park or Epping is good. Epping is better as it has Epping station and lot of amenities around. It's very convenient when you can buy anything in Epping.

I live Epping as it is very peaceful and has many parks for jogging and exercise.
I like Epping as it has 2 hospital nearby so it's good for young family with kids or old parents.

I hope Riverlee project will start soon so Epping will be even better.

There might be train station to Epping hospital in the future so that's great.

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"Shopping in Epping is great"

Many shops with varieties. Big plaza and Costco. Very clean and tidy.
Cheap price for veggie and fruit compared to Preston. Preston is messy and dirty.
However haircut is a rip-off. I will go to Northland shopping centre for $10 Quickcut.

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"Epping - growing so fast"

Happy to live here for a while. Lots of green, parks, very peaceful, convenient, close to everything. There are 2 chemist warehouse, Harvey norman, clinic in plaza, dan murphy, etc.
The Darebin Creek track is good for exercise, running and bike.
Bunning is huge, bigger than Mill park one.
Staffs are friendly in Bunning, Plaza etc.
Bus and trains are good and safe.
Many good schools, public and Catholic ones.
Sport centre is good for every activities you think of.
House is getting expensive but still not too late to get in the market. Land is already $500K average for sale.
Mill Park is not far maybe 5 minute drive and that's Westfield.

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"Pacific Epping and other dining places"

I love having meals in Urban Diner restaurant and entertainment precinct. It offers a lovely landscaped pedestrian street with a wide open piazza area, light filled surrounds that are complemented by a family friendly atmosphere. Enjoy entertainment by Reading Cinemas and Reading Cinemas Gold Lounge, play at Intencity and dine from one of the 11 restaurants offering a variety of cuisines.

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"Epping is fantastic"

Epping is growing everyday. So convenient to everything. Parks and Playground are very good too. Very green and big roads. Lot of schools for children.

Epping North is booming with lots of beautiful cars and houses. But if you go by train, need to live near Epping center.

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"Epping - Being so close to the city centre while remaining away from the hustle and bustle"

One of the most desirable aspects about staying at Epping is that it’s only 40 minutes’ drive from the Melbourne CBD and 15 minutes from Melbourne Airport. Being so close to the city centre while remaining away from the hustle and bustle, the suburb of Epping has quickly become one of the fastest growing locations in Melbourne.
With the population increasing at a steady rate, the development of infrastructure is pushing the boundaries of this once conservative location, transforming it into a sought-after destination for living.
If you’re spending some time in Epping and are wondering what to do in the area, you’ll be well looked after when it comes to dining and recreation. Pacific Epping is the one-stop-shop for your entertainment needs, open 7 days featuring a host of stores including major retailers, supermarkets, banks, discount and variety shops, fashion stores and kid’s activities. It’s also home to a cinema complex and a restaurant precinct, where you can make the most of an evening with friends or family.

Nature enthusiasts can go to Quarry Hills Bushland Park for fresh air and stunning views across expansive hinterland and freshwater lakes. The Hawkstowe Picnic Area is also a must to visit if you’re looking for family friendly activities or simply a place to relax under a shady tree.

Epping also has a range of indoor playcentres, outdoor playgrounds and parks to keep the kids entertained. Depending on the age of your children you’re bound to find an age appropriate activity for toddlers through to school aged kids.

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"Epping - Melbourne’s fastest growing expansion corridor just 18km north of the CBD"

Four-star hotel on Mantra Epping, a new $70 million hotel in one of Melbourne’s fastest growing areas, is now underway and opens in mid-2019, the 214-room.The location of the hotel right near Melbourne’s new wholesale fruit, vegetable and cut flower market and the Northern Hospital. It will feature both hotel rooms and apartments, a café/restaurant, brewhouse, conference and meeting facilities, gymnasium. The hotel will also be complemented by eateries by cafe/restaurant and Beer Republic Brewhouse. Occupying a prime corner position at 250 Cooper Street within the prestigious Northpoint Enterprise Park at Epping, Melbourne’s fastest growing expansion corridor just 18km north of the CBD, the two-wing hotel has been designed by leading architect The investment in this development is a powerful statement of confidence in the future prosperity of Melbourne and surrounds, with hotels experiencing substantial uplift in demand in recent years.
With its strong and varied accommodation demand drivers, this hotel will provide a market-leading hotel offering, well positioned to become the region’s premier corporate, meetings and leisure hotel. It is perfectly timed to accommodate the next stage of growth for Epping. The municipality’s current population is approximately 194,000 residents and is expected to grow to 333,700 persons by 2036.Mantra Epping will become a proud part of the local community and a favourite meeting spot.
What can I say? Look forward to seeing Epping develop and become the central for Northern Melbourne. Yeahhhhh

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"Epping - fastest growth city"

German supermarket chain Kaufland is on its way to the northern suburbs, with the company set to open first stores in Epping.
Kaufland Australia would invest $459 million to build and open stores at Epping.
Fascinating news for fast growth city like Epping. Next will be Riverlee $2 billion project and what next? I can't imagine. Woohoooooo

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"Epping - living city"

20 km north of Melbourne's CBA with population of 32,200 with a growth rate of 9.1.It is bounded by Mill Park and Lalor Somerton, South Morang and Wollert. It has a mainly flat terrain though, towards the north, lie several large hills, which provide an excellent view of Melbourne. McDonalds Road and High Street are the main thoroughfares. The majority of commercial activity is located on High Street and Cooper Street, where Pacific Epping is located. One of Melbourne's many shopping centres, Pacific Epping, is located 500m away from the Epping railway station. The Northern Hospital adjoins it. Dalton Village is a small shopping centre which is located on Dalton Road in Epping. There are many parks and reserves located throughout the suburb.There are several government and private schools in Epping, including one of the biggest Catholic High Schools in Australia; St Monica's College and the second largest public school in Victoria; Mill Park Secondary College, with its senior campus located in the east of Epping, as well as Epping Secondary College and Lalor North Secondary College. Primary schools include Epping Primary School, opening in 1872,Epping Views Primary School, Greenbrook Primary School, Meadow Glen Primary School and St Peter’s Primary School.
Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE has a campus at Epping,The Epping campus of NMIT is the largest provider in Victoria of training to the agriculture sector, offering courses from certificate to bachelor's degree level in Aquaculture, Equine Studies, Agriculture and Land Management and Viticulture and Winemaking. A new Green Skills Centre,provides courses and training in renewable energy, sustainable design and building and construction.The campus boasts one of Victoria's few indoor recirculating aquaculture facilities. Many other vocational education and training courses are also available. The Epping railway station is on the Mernda railway line. Several bus routes operate within the area, which connects commuters with train and tram services.

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"The new beating heart of Epping."

New Epping will be a sustainable master planned community unlike any other. It will transform an area that has remained undeveloped for decades into the heart of a living, breathing city.
A place that combines residential, commercial, hospitality and healthcare into one bustling area.
A place for people to live, learn, work and play.
I moved to Epping recently and like the peace in the area. Bought the house end of 2018 with good price and the price already went up in few months. It's good to live near the park, school, hospital and shopping centre.
Epping only need more restaurants and this area will be great.

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"Booming multicultural suburb"

I have bought the property and lived here for 4 years. Safe multicultural neighborhood (Australian, Italian, Macedonian, Greek, Chinese, Arabs, Indian, Filipino, Indonesian). Many places to go for shopping; Costco, Pacific Epping, Westfield Plenty Valley. Only 45 mins drive to the city without traffic. Another places nearby (about 15-20 minutes drive on weekend) that I love to visit: Farm Vigano and Kingsbury Sunday Market.

I was lucky to buy my property when the price was still ok (350k for 530m2 land!).

However the traffic getting worse each year.

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"Epping good area for family"

Good for family with kids.lots of good school, close to public and hospital.

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"Epping - affordable and convenient"

You find this suburb convenient and affordable. Costco, Pacific Epping, Bunnings, Officeworks, Aldi, hospital, schools and others. However it does have many nice parks, library. Still affordable if you want to buy big house under $600k.

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"Epping - the future"

Epping has everything and that's why every businesses want to piece of it. Riverlee is on the way and speed train to Sydney and Brisbane is incredible. Woohoo...

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"Epping - everything except tram that can slow you down. :)"

You can search for whatever you need in Epping. Train, bus, supermarket, restaurant, cinema, Costco, Bunnings etc. I can't name them all here. Multicultural, quiet and safe suburb. Traffic is good with High St, Dalton Rd and M80.

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Why tram? just slow everyone down. Tram should only work in CBD. Epping is perfect. You got everything here. Hospital, Costco, Bunnings, supermarket, OW, TGG, cinema, Aldi, what else it does not have. Riverlee development is coming https://newepping.com.au/ ...Epping will be a great place to live in the future. Convenient with Bus, regular trains to city.

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Epping fully rubbish( people) ! The teens are hopeless.

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I think Epping has lots of young family and I can see lots of teens but not hopeless like you said. They are tidy and quiet. I could not hear swearing and things like that. I used to live near Box Hill and could see a lot of hopeless teens (not Chinese)

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short comment with no evidence should not be posted. waste of time

peterc65
peterc65

you can find rubbish everywhere. Just need to clean it and the city will be nice. CBD has more rubbish than you think.

sandyleonards
sandyleonards

I lived there forty years it's a crime riddled suburb

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"Boom town and growing"

Very safe with my family, love being close to all amenities. Public and private hospitals, great primary and secondary schools. Safe, easy city access, what can I say, best affordable suburb in Melbourne's north. I doubt it will stay affordable for long.

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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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davidw67
davidw67

Epping is central for the North with 2 public and private hospital. It has large shopping centre, Costco, huge Bunnings, China bar and you name it. Should live near McDonald Rd for bus and near Epping train station. Forgot to mention St Monica school is one of the best. Other schools are fine too.

johnr43
johnr43

Some houses are expensive in Epping North because they are new. Land is cheap near Epping central somewhere near train station. Sallyj6 what is your recommendation for primary school in Epping? Thanks.

sallyj7
sallyj7

St Peter's Primary School .. gets a little busy with traffic at school times but worth the grind... Epping Primary School is also worth a mention. Can't go wrong with either.

terencew1
terencew1

I notice Epping Primary school has Greenbrook Campus. Is that good? Thanks Sallyj6

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"Fantastic urban hub for everyone"

Epping is a very urban suburb that is continuing its transition to urban hub. It has everything for the modern Australian family and is a fantastic place to live or invest. The future is bright with a buzzing activity centre that is going through a construction development boom, fantastic public and catholic schools, excellent public transport, Epping Plaza, Public & Private Hospitals and serious investment in infrastructure by the Vic government to improve the road network to reduce traffic. Work, live and play in Epping as there is a mix of new homes, existing homes & units and even apartments are starting to be built to ensure families young and old have so many affordable options. With the suburbs stretching to the north up to Woollert, Mernda and even Wallan, Epping will be the central activity hub of this region. Get in quick everyone before we look back and moan about missing out which seems to be the norm today. Epping 5 stars!!

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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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davidw67
davidw67

love the idea live near to everything, bus and train. 7 stars!

johnr43
johnr43

Think Box Hill. Epping will be similar story. Chinese will buy house in Epping because it has everything including Centrelink, hospital, cheap grocery, Costco, shopping centre, China bar restaurant etc.Lot of good schools. Buses are located in the Cooper Street car park, adjacent to the Degani/Big W entrance to the Centre, routes 569, 901, 555, 556, 571, 575 & 577. It has 2 train running every 5-10 minutes. If you like Westfield, you can go to Mill Park.
Bigger space mean more shops and carpark. Box Hill is so squeezed.

peterc65
peterc65

Epping vs Box Hill. Interesting!

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"Vile and dangerous"

I originally built our home in Epping in 1972 it was a lovely country town. It is now a drug and crime hub and I sold after 40 years. It us full of non English speaking migrants it has a massive crime and drug problem DO NOT AT ANY COST LIVE THERE YOU ARE SAFER IN THE BRONX

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jamesh31
jamesh31

I think you lost the plot fayd1 .. and i doubt you moved to the inner eastern suburbs to be safer .. said to rubbish epping after 40 years living there

sallyj6
sallyj6

Agreed James, very sad fayd1. No more bitterness, change is good. It's healthy growth.

davidw67
davidw67

I do not think your opinion is right. You can say that to Richmond near Victoria St. There are migrants but they are lovely people with good English skill.

johnr43
johnr43

Not Epping. Safe and peaceful. Maybe Lalor and Thomastown, Preston, are those hub. Western Melbourne like Footscray or St Alban is horrible with lots of gangs...

peterc65
peterc65

how come? It does not have Housing Commission!

sandyleonards
sandyleonards

Housing commission in lyndarum

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"Epping Vic"

Epping Vic is not perfect and far from it. However it does have what you need to get by and also lots of variety of homes to choose from and most people can afford to live here and still have some money left over after they pay their bills not much but something at least. You have the choice of shopping in the Plaza, Markets, or Lalor has some great shopping you just need to go and seek the bargains you can find. I read articles about the traffic issues but where would you rather be stuck in traffic in Epping or South Eastern suburbs and don't start me about the Monash Freeway I know where I would rather be stuck in traffic on High Street at least it moves as you do get home. Like I said its not perfect it does have problems but try not to be to critical and except that life isn't perfect. Make the most of your environment and no matter where you live you will be happy.

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  • Families with kids
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davidw67
davidw67

Epping is great place and centre for everything. People in the north will go to Epping for shopping (eg Costco) and entertain with a lot of restaurants (Eg China bar).High St can be busy due to roundabout near Epping centre. There should be a traffic light to avoid this.

johnr43
johnr43

South Eastern suburbs are packed and polluted with way many cars. Northern suburbs are great, fresh air, so many shops, fast speed trains linked Melbourne to Sydney and Brisbane. Oh at that time Epping will be packed with tourist, apartments and hotels. But hope no pollution .

peterc65
peterc65

High st is busy in Epping North only.

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"No just no"

Epping is a bad place with high crime rates and just in general bad. Consider Northcote, Thornbury or even Preston to the south but not here.

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fayd1
fayd1

Sadly Preston mosque everywhere northcote and thorn bury indigenous stronghold avoid

davidw67
davidw67

Every place has its own problem but I found Epping is nice convenient and quiet sometimes.

johnr43
johnr43

you are kidding right? Northcote is full of drunk people, CBD has more crime rate than any suburbs...what is your choice to live? Mornington? Check this https://www.crimestatistics.vic.gov.au/explore-crime-by-location

peterc65
peterc65

CBD has highest crime rates in Melbourne.

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"Been living here for one year having moved up from brunswick,"

I'm knocking on 40 and the rents inner city are climbing north and mt merger wage is around 55,000. I moved up here for a job so i wanted to be closer to work. i lost the job unfortunately and now I'm stuck out here for the foreseeable future. Renting here is around the same price as you would get closer to town in either reservoire,coburg,fawkner,preston. I'll probably be moving back further down once the lead is up. the suburb is okay just very DULL.

The train into the city due to the growth of Melbourne is packed after 8:00am as you would expect, i get a seat most days but i would thing it wold be this packed this far north. its only going to get worse as the suburbs grow. traffic is busy as you would expect as Hight street was built in the 60's or 70's with no though of growth so if you drive you will know all about it. HOWEVER i got a cab home on the weekend and it was smooth sailing after 11pm all the way up to high street for $38 TAXI not uber which would be cheaper.

The suburb is your typical aussie suburb filled with bogans with v8's i don't mind this as I'm a bit go a bogan and if you want it to be deadly quiet then you should move to the country so there is that. the demographic around her that i can see is OLD PEOPLE, TEENAGERS, FAMILIES i haven't seen young professionals but i think that will change as it grows. the north is a booming!

Great for

  • Pros: Cheap ,cheap ,cheap, defiantly working class a few rough nuts around but i wouldn't say its unsafe.

Not great for

  • Cons: no pubs or decent cafes, the high road is pretty boring and epping mall is just another sprawling mall. Epping cinemas however is $10 a movie...thats awesome

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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fayd1
fayd1

You forgot to mention full of Africans and Muslim

davidw67
davidw67

Epping will be the central for North. I could see more luxury cars in this area (eg Land Rover, Mer, BMW) with more Chinese live in Mansion in Epping North

johnr43
johnr43

Good to hear it's booing especially Epping. It deserves that. 2 big hospital, Costco, huge Bunnings, too many shops that I cant name everything here. Bus train and so on.

peterc65
peterc65

I cannot get train seat on Wednesday only. Epping needs more big road, maybe near the Bunning side. If you prefer living with Chinese, live in Box Hill.

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"Better options out there"

Great for

  • Affordable rent
  • Shopping

Not great for

  • Barking dogs
  • Traffic
  • Too many traffic lights

Who lives here?

  • Singles
  • Students
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johnr43
johnr43

you must live near the park and sleep in on weekends. Dogs only park when see others. Traffic is good in Epping. Have you tried Box Hill, Camberwell and so on. They are trapped.

peterc65
peterc65

hahaha...so funny John. Maybe he's renting near the park...

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"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.

Great for

  • Medical facilities
  • Shopping
  • Schools

Not great for

  • 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
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fayd1
fayd1

Sadly city of Whittlesea has been a migrant run corrupt council for many years eventually labelled the most corrupt in Victoria was replaced by government commissioners

davidw67
davidw67

A lot of house with dog near my place as near the reserve but I could not hear a single bark. Must be hot day for you to hear that. Council seems very proactive with my request and email and I had no issue so far.

johnr43
johnr43

Barking noise must be on weekend and near the park. Oh dear wake up early and do some exercise Annie. Freeway? High st and Dalton Rd, M80. Soon you will have speed train to Sydney and Brisbane.

peterc65
peterc65

Speed train is good thing to boost the North. Northern Melbourne will soon be better than South-East and become second CBD

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"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.

Great for

  • Transport
  • Medical facilities
  • Shopping
  • Upcoming developments
  • Lovely neighbours
  • Schools

Not great for

  • Bit of traffic in the morning on high street

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
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davidw67
davidw67

Agreed with you most of things. Best to live McDonald south and near train station. However I note a lot of trees are being cut due to the replacement of maple. I think we need more trees but not replacing trees.

johnr43
johnr43

What about cinema and restaurant for night life? what else do you want? Bar, Club with drunker and gangs with drugs and smoking for pollution?

peterc65
peterc65

CBD is best for night life.

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"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.....

Great for

  • Medical facilities
  • Shopping
  • Upcoming developments
  • Lovely neighbours
  • Schools

Not great for

  • Bit of traffic in the morning on high street
  • No direct road/highway to the city unlike western suburbs tht have the westgate bridge

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
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davidw67
davidw67

Epping is like Box hill + Ringwood. 2 massive public + private hospitals like Box hill and Costco + Shopping centre like Ringwood. Bus 901 is longest bus in Melbourne and can go to airport. Train is new and clean. Forgot to mention Bunning, officeworks, etc. Love it.

johnr43
johnr43

Soon you will have Riverlee development and speed train connect Melbourne with Sydney and Brisbane.

peterc65
peterc65

Just check Riverlee...Wow...$2 billion for the development...exciting.

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"A fast developing town"

A lovely place, with all that you need at stones throw. Good for growing families and for retired couples.

Great for

  • Parks
  • Medical facilities
  • Shopping
  • Upcoming developments
  • Lovely neighbours
  • Schools

Not great for

  • Bit of traffic in the morning on high street
  • No direct road/highway to the city unlike western suburbs tht have the westgate bridge

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
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johnr43
johnr43

Traffic is when people go to work and finish work. Everywhere the same. Get train to CBD,why bother freeway? Westgate bridge is used when you live across the river and near heavy industrial area.

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"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.

Great for

  • Lovely Parks
  • Peaceful
  • Medical facilities
  • Shopping
  • Upcoming developments
  • Lovely neighbours
  • Schools

Not great for

  • Bit of traffic in the morning on high street
  • No direct road/highway to the city unlike western suburbs tht have the westgate bridge

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
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davidw67
davidw67

a bit far from Epping station so I think it's best to live south of McDonald rd and near Epping train station. I find good spot near Greenbrook

johnr43
johnr43

Epping North is bit far from Epping train station and hospital and Pacific Epping.

peterc65
peterc65

There will be train from Lalor to Epping hospital then Epping North. Look forward to that.

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"Too far again"

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davidw67
davidw67

only 20km from CBD so not that far compare to skyrocket priced and far Ringwood..

johnr43
johnr43

far? easy to commute with car and train or bus

peterc65
peterc65

too closed to the shops...love Epping.

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"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.

Great for

  • Lovely neighbours
  • Schools
  • Banks
  • Medical facilities
  • Shopping
  • Upcoming developments

Not great for

  • 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

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
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parkietruck
parkietruck

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

fayd1
fayd1

It is now a Muslim suburb dangerous full of drugs

davidw67
davidw67

good to read Carter. Agreed with the roundabouts. About other people opinion, I think this is common everywhere. Burglar can happen in Burwood Box Hill and anywhere. I do not think home insurance is high and I already compare with other GOOD suburb. Yes more Muslim but not full of drugs like Fayd1 said. I see no even a single cigarette butts on the street.

johnr43
johnr43

Many beautiful house but far from train station. You can buy 80s' house near train station with big land so can built you dream home.
Many restaurants now for dinner, Chinese, Thai, Viet, Italy, you name it.

peterc65
peterc65

7 year old article so now the immature kids are now grown up I would think.

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"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.

Great for

  • Medical facilities
  • Shopping
  • Upcoming developments

Not great for

  • Bit of traffic in the morning on high street

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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davidw67
davidw67

Epping is great with Costco and everything. Much better than old Lalor and industrial Thomastown. Mill Park is near powerline corridor and power station near Westfield with high radiation so I avoid it.

johnr43
johnr43

Thanks David. I checked satellite map and agreed with you regarding Mill Park. High radiation so better to avoid it.

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"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

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davidw67
davidw67

Epping plaza with Coles, Woolie, Aldi and the lot...oh Epping!

johnr43
johnr43

what is your recommendation for fresh fish and meat? Thanks.

peterc65
peterc65

Costco for everything. Fist and meat.

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