9.1 out of 10

Essendon

Ranked 71st best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
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Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Apr 21, 2017

"Nice town"

I lived in Essendon for 3 years with my husband. The positives are the shops, restaurants, parks and schools. The negatives are lack of community feel and the planes and traffic. Also I never felt really relaxed there as it was a bit too close to the cbd for my liking and the people were so pretentious. The houses are also really expensive and there are too many aprartments.
Pros
  • Close to Public Transport
  • Great food
  • Holds it's value
Cons
  • Expensive to buy in
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Apr 16, 2017

"Distinguished, blue ribbon suburb"

Really lovely neighbourhood, highly recommend!
Pros
  • Low crime rates
  • Quiet and Clean
  • Distinguished and kind neighbours
  • Close to Public Transport
  • Great food
  • Holds it's value
  • Quality schooling options
Cons
  • Dont want to leave
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • 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 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Apr 16, 2017

"Outstanding neighbourhood and everything's close by . . . including the CBD"

Lived in Taylors Lakes for about 5 years before moving out, loved the place to bits. There just isn't any fault to it, a lot of greenery, distinguished and kind neighbours, low crime rates, quiet, and clean. It has a very homely and yet professional feel to the place. The council looks after the suburb really well.
Only problem is the pricing. You need to have an above average income to live here (single person). Parking is a problem at the train station (so get in early!).
Pros
  • Parks
  • Safety
  • Great looking houses with beautiful leafy trees
  • Train station
  • Shopping complex
  • Great Sense of community
  • Schools
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • 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 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Feb 01, 2017

"First class location."

Do yourself a favour and check out Essendon if you're looking for your next family home close to the CBD.
Pros
  • Restaurants
  • Parks
  • Safety
  • Close to Public Transport
  • Great food
  • Holds it's value
  • Quality schooling options
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • 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 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Jan 10, 2017

"Incredible Place to Live"

If you are looking for a safe, family friendly, upper middle class neighbourhood, with incredibly beautiful Edwardian and Victorian homes, look no further than Essendon.
Pros
  • Friendly neighbours
  • Luxury homes and beautiful architecture
  • Parks and sporting facilities
  • Close to Public Transport
  • Great food
  • Holds it's value
  • Quality schooling options
Cons
  • Expensive to buy in
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • 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 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Dec 28, 2016

"inner city family friendly sanctuary"

walking distance to everything; transport, shops, elite schools, restaurants, parks, and sporting facilities. easily one of melbourne's best areas for bringing up a family. only shortfall is it's becoming difficult to buy into. the area has such high demand and limited properties (houses) on the market.
Pros
  • Stately homes
  • Close to Public Transport
  • Great food
  • Holds it's value
  • Quality schooling options
Cons
  • Expensive to buy in
  • Dont want to leave
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • 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 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Aug 18, 2016

"Prestigious and historic neighbourhood"

Increasing move towards new cafes, shopping options, and the always present beautiful architecture makes this the ideal spot for professionals wanting it all and still being a stones throw from the bustling CBD.

Families are also winners in Essendon, with some of Melbournes best schooling options.
Pros
  • Period Architecture
  • Safety
  • Expansive parks
  • Close to Public Transport
  • Great food
  • Holds it's value
  • Quality schooling options
Cons
  • Expensive to buy in
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • 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 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Jun 28, 2016

"Inner Suburb with incredible appeal"

We have been lucky enough to recently purchase our home in Essendon and our children have both enrolled in Buckley Park.

The school has been an excellent choice for us, and we are absolutely delighted with the sense of community in the local area. Very much an area that looks for for one another.

As others have mentioned, the homes are a beautiful throwback to both stately Edwardian and Victorian estates, as well as restored Californian Bungalows of the 1920-30's.

So happy to have chosen Essendon to raise our family . . . Perfect!!
Pros
  • Close to CityLink
  • Shopping
  • Farmers Market
  • Close to Public Transport
  • Great food
  • Holds it's value
  • Quality schooling options
Cons
  • Dont want to leave
  • Expensive to buy in
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • 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 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Apr 29, 2016

"Best of Melbourne's elite schools"

Wonderful suburb to bring up a family and lucky enough to have incredible restaurants and transport infrastructure. Also some of the best schools in Melbourne are all in Essendon.
Pros
  • Education
  • Close to Public Transport
  • Great food
  • Holds it's value
  • Quality schooling options
  • Fletcher Street nearby Cafes
Cons
  • Dont want to leave
  • Expensive to buy in
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 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
Mar 07, 2016

"boring"

Not happy in Essendon as I do not like the neighbours and don't feel safe.
MaxxL
MaxxL I doubt you have ever set foot in Essendon. It's one of the most central, vibrant and safe suburbs of Melbourne.
Apr 29, 2016
JaneC6
JaneC6 Agree with MaxxL, Essendon is refined and certainly safe. The community bond is second to none.
Jun 28, 2016
stephr2
stephr2 Unsafe? Obviously this is a troll. Essendon has always been safe, and continues to be so.
Dec 28, 2016
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Victorian and Edwardian charm"

Recently back from living in London, and as our kids were nearing school age, we needed pick a suburb that would provide the highest standards in education as well as social and networking opportunities for myself and my husband.

With all the unsympathetic development going on around the inner eastern suburbs of Melbourne we decided to look at the Moonee Valley area as this was recommended by friends that had recently moved there from Kew.

We found the most beautiful Edwardian home on a large block in Essendon and fell in love! The neighbours are the most wonderful and welcoming people you could ever hope to live next to . . . we're so lucky to have found such a perfect spot in a perfect area.

Our kids have now both started at Penleigh & Essendon Grammer School (PEGS) and the we are delighted with the exceptional level of education, teaching staff, and student facilities.

In short, we extremely glad to have moved into Essendon and can't imagine a better place to live.
Pros
  • Edwardian architecture
  • Victorian architecture
  • Penleigh & Essendon Grammer (PEGS)
  • Close to Public Transport
  • Great food
  • Holds it's value
  • Quality schooling options
  • Fletcher Street nearby Cafes
Cons
  • Dont want to leave
  • Expensive to buy in
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • 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 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great inner suburb option!"

Recently moved into Essendon from Moonee Ponds. The major change from the 2 close proximity suburbs is that the general character of the Essendon houses is more late Victorian. I am also pleasantly surprised by the street widths and lot sizes for this inner city suburb.
Highlights of this area is it's close proximity to multiple public transport options for young professionals working in the city, great schooling options for families, great shopping options being short drive to Moonee Ponds, Keilor Rd, Brunswick, Flemington and Footscray. Luckily the prices aren't too inflated yet as compared to the more asian dominated suburbs such as Box Hill, Glen Waverly and North Balwyn.
Overall I would say this is one of the best inner Melbourne suburbs to raise a family in.
Pros
  • Close to Public Transport
  • Great food
  • Holds it's value
  • Quality schooling options
Cons
  • Dont want to leave
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
TtleT
TtleT That's right
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Upwardly mobile!"

Having just moved into a new apartment on Mt Alexander Rd, I absolutely blown away with the shopping and cafe options - all fantastic for a young (20-something) single to get out and meet new (and very welcoming) people.

I'll be here for the long haul :-)
Pros
  • amazing cafes
  • great for meeting new people
  • Close to Public Transport
  • Great food
  • Holds it's value
  • Quality schooling options
Cons
  • Expensive to buy in
  • Dont want to leave
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • 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 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Fabulous lifestyle"

In my opinion, the best parts of Essendon are between Cooper Street and Lincoln Road - this takes in Mar Lodge Estate and some other prestigious streets that surround the estate.

Very close to trains and tram stop as well as an elevated pocket toll so many homes have city views of they are built up.

Expensive to buy into, and people rarely leave so the hardest part is actually finding a property on the market to buy into. If you do get a chance to experience living in Essendon, I doubt you'll ever leave.
Pros
  • Friendly neighbourhood
  • Close to Public Transport
  • Great food
  • Holds it's value
  • Quality schooling options
Cons
  • Expensive to buy in
  • Dont want to leave
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • 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 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"One of Melbourne's best"

Having grown up in the inner east of Melbourne (Kew and Canterbury), I have fond memories growing up in a leafy area with friendly neighbours.

Now that I am about to raise children I want the same for them however the Kew/Canterbury pockets are now changed and not where I want my children to be raised.

Lucky for me my partner and I recently acquired a property in Essendon where we are most delighted with our new home, beautiful streets, friendly neighbours, and high achieving schools. Being one of the original suburbs of Melbourne, the architecture of the homes in the area reminds me of where I grew up . . . better still, it has retained it's charm and character (unlike some of the inner east).

It's clear to see why they call it the Toorak of the inner north-west. We love it!!
Pros
  • Period homes
  • Parks and gardens
  • Close to Public Transport
  • Great food
  • Holds it's value
  • Quality schooling options
Cons
  • Expensive to buy in
  • Dont want to leave
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • 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 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • 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+

"Elite schools are only the beginning"

The choice for schools is second to none. Private or public, the are both high achieving. Oh, and as for architecture, simply divine.
Very friendly area, and more importantly, quiet in the residential areas, while the strip is very lively!
Pros
  • Stunning period homes
  • Close to Public Transport
  • Great food
  • Holds it's value
  • Quality schooling options
Cons
  • Expensive to buy in
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
PureKrome
PureKrome @MichaelC6 - what are the schools you are talking about, please? I didn't know there was any private schools in that part of Melbourne?
2yrs+
JohnC7
JohnC7 Private Schools Include:
- Ave Maria College (Girls)
- St. Columba's College (Girls)
- St. Bernards (Boys)
- Penliegh & Essendon Grammar (Co Ed)
- Lowther Hall Anglican Grammar School (Girls)
2yrs+
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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 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Never leaving!"

Having only lived in Essendon for less than a year, my partner and I have already made the decision that we’ll never leave this incredible area. Not only does it offer some of Melbourne’s leading schools (private and public) but Essendon also provides a high level of quality and diverse restaurant/cafe options on Buckley St, Mt Alexander Rd and Keilor Rd . . . spoilt for choice!
We spend most evenings exploring the local area, whether that’s checking out the local pubs or just admiring the exquisite architecture of the Edwardian and Victorian homes on an evening stroll through the very safe and inviting streets.
Pros
  • Quality schooling options
  • Beautiful parks
  • Proximity to city
  • Close to Public Transport
  • Great food
  • Holds it's value
Cons
  • Dont want to leave
  • Expensive to buy in
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • 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 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • 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+

"Mr Wood"

Great family atmosphere good food,parks,transport it has it all
Pros
  • Great food
  • Holds it's value
  • Close to Public Transport
Cons
  • Dont want to leave
  • Expensive to buy in
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Essendon - The jewel of the north!"

Moonee Valley’s largest and generally most affluent suburb, Essendon spans a sizeable area bordering Brunswick West and Pascoe Vale South to the east, Moonee Ponds to the south, Niddrie to the west, and Strathmore to the north. With its combination of quality housing, excellent recreational facilities, leading education institutions, public transport and array of shopping options, Essendon is the preferred choice for many families and is only 7-10 kilometres from the CBD. Architecturally, the area’s development spans nearly a century from the fine Victorian and Federation homes around Essendon Station / Windy Hill, the classic Californian Bungalows around the Mar Lodge vicinity, through to the 50s and 60s brick-veneers nearer Hoffmans Road. Although exhibiting a vast difference in styles, most Essendon homes have one thing in common – generous land components. Not an exact rule, but the family-friendly streetscapes of Essendon usually contain far bigger blocks than their Moonee Ponds or Ascot Vale counterparts. Specific highlights of Essendon include some of Melbourne’s most renowned private schools including Penleigh and Essendon Grammar, Lowther Hall and St. Columba’s Catholic College. Recreational areas include Woodlands and Buckley Parks. Trams, trains and buses provide excellent public transport options whilst easy access to the Tullamarine Freeway and Citylink allow fast transit to the city or airport. Shops and cafés are also in abundance around Essendon North Village and Essendon Station in particular.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5
2yrs+

"Fletcher Street"

I have recently lived in Fletcher Street Essendon, what a beautiful location. Central to all amenties and public transport. I loved taking a walk to nearby Queens Park especially when the sun was out!
Pros
  • Fletcher Street nearby Cafes
  • Close to Public Transport
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
Crlz14
Crlz14 Hi, thinking about renting in Fletcher st.. Just wanted to know more about it, is it safe around that area? Thanks
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Beautiful Green and Clean Suburb"

I lived in Essendon for nearly 5 years and loved it!
Only thing is its a little expensive to buy there.
Its beautiful and green and has many great cafes, shops and schools. Good public transport too.
Great for every demographic (singles, families, couples, etc).
Highly recommended area; would love to move back there some day...
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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1

McCarron Pde

5/5
"Perfect pocket"
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2

Gordon St

4.5/5
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Unranked Streets in Essendon

Graves St

4/5
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Ballater St

4.5/5
"A handy little spot..."
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Napier St

4/5
"Great opportunities..."
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Monica St

4/5
"Mar Lodge brilliance..."
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"Ahh the serenity..."
-37.74782 144.92669

Eric St

4.5/5
"A pretty little pocket..."
-37.7529383164 144.9285955456

Wheeler Pl

3.5/5
"The hidden street you didn't know was there"
-37.7577843356 144.9244291302

Leake St

4/5
"Where it lt happens..."
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