4.4 out of 10

Garfield St, Richmond

Ranked 9th best street in Richmond
-37.8120331131 144.9956680032
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Public Transport
  • Eating Out
  • Medical Facilities
  • Resale or Rental Value
Not great for
  • Parking
  • Clean & Green
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
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Who lives here?
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  • Singles
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Reviews

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

"Shooting gallery"

Lived on Garfield street for a year in a warehouse conversion from late 2009 to late 2010.
The location is fantastic especially if you are young with no children. The all nations pub is around the corner, the vic and the aviary are a stones throw away. The hive Shopping centre has opened on the abbotsford side of victoria street and there is plenty of Vietnamese options to eat.

However...... and its a pretty big however. The street is rife with heroin. My partner and myself were living directly opposite a dealer who was known to the police and was still allowed to operate. The street is littered with syringes and there were always addicts siting in cars shooting up or often just on the street between the cars. We were constantly being woken up by addicts carrying on in the street at all hours of the morning. The Dealers themselves try to do as much as they can to minimise the amount of attention they bring upon themselves and would keep a low profile but the addicts that come in for the fix are pretty full on. There were a number of times after walking home from the pub where i passed a car with addicts shooting up in a car with their children in the back. I would call the police to report then incident and as soon as you said "Garfield street" you could hear their voice change. Just before i moved out of Garfield street i was walking back from lunch with a friend who worked close by. We had noticed a lot more addicts in the area of late and asked some patrolling police if there had been an increased drug activity in the area especially around Garfield street. At the mention of "Garfield street" one of the officers laughed and said (i'm not making this up) "Ha! Garfield street is the centre of heroin activity"

If you are thinking of moving onto Garfield street make sure you check it out before you commit
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Everything Richmond offers and with community you could only wish for!"

What I love about our street is the real community we have - which was totally unexpected for a place in this pocket of Richmond! We bought our place because we wanted to be at the centre of everything but in a location which just enough away to be a little more quiet. I love wandering to the shops on Bridge Road, my husband loves the eating on Victoria Street and we both love brunches at either the Convent bakery or the New York Tomato (around the corner, it couldn't possibly be our patch's secret for much longer).
But what has really made our place home are the people that surround us. There is a real mix - young couples, a few share houses, multi-generational families and my favourite, Gwen. Gwen is the our most divine neighbour. Having lived in Richmond all of her eighty something years, she is one of the Richmond originals and a mad Tigers supporter (the bell of her little terrace plays the Richmond theme song). There is nothing which makes my day more than walking by on a sunny day, leaning over her fence for a chat while she reads the paper on the porch or prunes her beautiful roses. Gwen is the neigbour who brings your bins in because she likes the street to look good and she knows your busy and work hard. She's the neighbour who will ask you to help her light her hot water system when it goes out and then feed you up with tea and home made biscuts afterwards. Gwen's love for the street, the suburb and for us makes me smile every day - I wouldn't want to live anywhere else!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
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AdamS
AdamS Hi jc1976,

What a lovely review! Thankyou so much for sharing this information about what a fantastic place you live in. I must say I have never been to Garfiled Street, but I think ill have to drive down it next time on my way into the city.

I do have one question though. Looking at the map above, you seem to be very close to the commission flats. Do you have any problems with crime\noise?

Thanks again for the great review!

AJ
2yrs+
redamus
redamus Lived on Garfield street for a year in a warehouse conversion from late 2009 to late 2010.
The location is fantastic especially if you are young with no children. The all nations pub is around the corner, the vic and the aviary are a stones throw away. The hive Shopping centre has opened on the abbotsford side of victoria street and there is plenty of Vietnamese options to eat.

However...... and its a pretty big however. The street is rife with heroin. My partner and myself were living directly opposite a dealer who was known to the police and was still allowed to operate. The street is littered with syringes and there were always addicts siting in cars shooting up or often just on the street between the cars. We were constantly being woken up by addicts carrying on in the street at all hours of the morning. The Dealers themselves try to do as much as they can to minimise the amount of attention they bring upon themselves and would keep a low profile but the addicts that come in for the fix are pretty full on. There were a number of times after walking home from the pub where i passed a car with addicts shooting up in a car with their children in the back. I would call the police to report then incident and as soon as you said "Garfield street" you could hear their voice change. Just before i moved out of Garfield street i was walking back from lunch with a friend who worked close by. We had noticed a lot more addicts in the area of late and asked some patrolling police if there had been an increased drug activity in the area especially around Garfield street. At the mention of "Garfield street" one of the officers laughed and said (i'm not making this up) "Ha! Garfield street is the centre of heroin activity"

If you are thinking of moving onto Garfield street make sure you check it out before you commit
2yrs+
redamus
redamus Lived on Garfield street for a year in a warehouse conversion from late 2009 to late 2010.
The location is fantastic especially if you are young with no children. The all nations pub is around the corner, the vic and the aviary are a stones throw away. The hive Shopping centre has opened on the abbotsford side of victoria street and there is plenty of Vietnamese options to eat.

However...... and its a pretty big however. The street is rife with heroin. My partner and myself were living directly opposite a dealer who was known to the police and was still allowed to operate. The street is littered with syringes and there were always addicts siting in cars shooting up or often just on the street between the cars. We were constantly being woken up by addicts carrying on in the street at all hours of the morning. The Dealers themselves try to do as much as they can to minimise the amount of attention they bring upon themselves and would keep a low profile but the addicts that come in for the fix are pretty full on. There were a number of times after walking home from the pub where i passed a car with addicts shooting up in a car with their children in the back. I would call the police to report then incident and as soon as you said "Garfield street" you could hear their voice change. Just before i moved out of Garfield street i was walking back from lunch with a friend who worked close by. We had noticed a lot more addicts in the area of late and asked some patrolling police if there had been an increased drug activity in the area especially around Garfield street. At the mention of "Garfield street" one of the officers laughed and said (i'm not making this up) "Ha! Garfield street is the centre of heroin activity"

If you are thinking of moving onto Garfield street make sure you check it out before you commit
2yrs+
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