8.5 out of 10

Glen Waverley

Ranked 163rd best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.8787010940154 145.183324583993
Great for
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Clean & Green
  • Schools
  • Public Transport
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  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Students

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Feb 20, 2017

"A thriving place which requires guidance to become awesome."

It's true. Glenny has transformed into a barely recognisable suburb as compared to 20 years ago when I went to school here. This has come with good and bad. It's hard not to get affected by some of the negative reviews below but it seems like a lot of these people are racist or just sour grapes! "Strange people from single places?" Come on! A Ghetto? Yeah, hardly!!!! For all the migration that has occurred I do think City Council has a strong role to play in steering where the activity centre is headed. I was dissappointed for instance that the new development at Montclair Avenue was approved for a Snooker Centre (allowing drunken youths access to a balcony on the sixth floor? I dunno if that's a great idea?!) I'd LOVE to see the public space used more for good, busking, street entertainment or cultural events. I LOVED the sounds of summer concert held at Bogong Park and would love to see that back again. The library is old and tired and the table and seats recently installed out the front are encouraging. The activity plan and the redevelopment of the Glen looks promising and will only make it a better destination. Let's take it to the next level!
Pros
  • Cinema and bowling
  • Good Asian restauarants and shopping
  • Good coffee shops
  • Walking distance to main attractions
  • TAB and POKIES
Cons
  • No live music venues
  • No mum and dad businesses which display care in their offering
  • Horrific parking and traffic
  • Limited variety
  • Poor parking
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
Jan 25, 2017

"A falling town -"

Restrants are dirty. strange people from single overseas country. speaking loud, rude. more and more drugs on the street during the night. Glen Waverley is worse than Springvale now. prob only people from China like to live there. which makes it worse.
Cons
  • more drug dealers on the street
  • Horrific parking and traffic
  • Over-rated Asian restaurants and Overpriced Property
  • Limited variety
Recommended for
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
michaelb31
michaelb31 Your review and commentary, show a lot of xenophobia, some horrible racism and a lack of education which is not your fault. Obviously these observations are all your opinion through experiences and perspective formed so you're more than entitled to them. Culturally though, I'd guess that it's you, assuming you're a resident that is being LEFT BEHIND whereas most the new migrants and residents that aspire to live in Glen Waverley do so with the hope that their children will receive a good education in a safe, multicultural and convenient area. I've never ever seen drug activity in Glen Waverley and for that matter have not seen it in Springvale for 20 years+ either.
Feb 20, 2017
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1/5
Nov 10, 2016

"Monoculture"

Glen Waverley is very mono-culture. What was once a thriving suburb is starting to look run down and dirty and I cannot get over the stench that now lingers in Kingsway. The greenery is slowly disappearing and being replaced with concrete in a show of my house is bigger than yours - a trait of the people that now live there. The tax department would have a field day if they investigated all the shops here. Everybody is paid in cash with no trace.
frankc6
frankc6 I agree with the hideous McMansions popping up lately but have you call you (and others) out about the so call stench that you say lingers about? Laughable! Glennie's footpath trading is absolutely booming! It's the envy of many suburbs. I very much doubt young cafe goers at places like Piatella, YOMG, Mocha Jos or any of the other fine eateries around would patronise a street that stank. LOL. Sounds like many of you people are SOUR GRAPES. Keep the review real / reasonable please!
Jan 23, 2017
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2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 3/5
Jun 08, 2016

"Its changing for the worse"

Its becoming very crowded and ive seen a lot of riff raff starting to rise. The train station and the shopping centre is becoming packed with the wrong crowd. Houses are becoming cheaper and rent is getting low forcing different people in the suburb. The asains are tearing down the massive houses and building 5-6 units making the suburb attract new people. Ive seen a lot of new races arrise due to this. I got robbed right next to the centre link one night walking back from the movies (just telling some personal experiences) Other than that its overpriced but overall good but slowly going downhill unfortunately
Pros
  • Central area
  • Good position
  • Cinema and bowling
Cons
  • Becoming bad
  • Crime rising
  • Over-rated Asian restaurants and Overpriced Property
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
James1962
James1962 Agree, area is a dump now. Not worth the money.
Foreign investors 7percent stamp duty increase so no benefit.

Glen Waverley is over rated.
Jul 07, 2016
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • 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
Feb 15, 2016

"An all rounder"

Glen Waverley has lots to offer its residents including a modern train station, small shopping centre with all the essentials, great cafes/restaurants, big parks and an all round safe friendly environment.

You will pay a premium for property especially big blocks closer to The Glen, but renting is still realistic for tenants. It's a popular area for investors, so finding tenants is not a problem.

Glen Waverley is an all round quality suburb offering good infrastructure, multi cultured people, great schools, all within 25-30 minutes drive to Melbourne's CBD.

Call me for a free rental appraisal today Melbourne wide (Monique Holgye - 0428 212 559).
Pros
  • Good Asian restauarants and shopping
  • Good coffee shops
  • Walking distance to main attractions
Cons
  • Poor parking around train station
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
JoeyL
JoeyL Don't bother with Glen Waverley.

Schools over crowded.

Lack of car parking.

High rise buildings turning Glen Waverley into a ghetto.

look at other areas as rental is Too expensive.

Moving to Glen Waverley, you will regret it. Look at pearcedale , Broadmeadows
For better value.

If your moving in the area for the school, don't bother. You will need your kids tutored
To get those educational results boasted by GWSC.

Hope that helps.
Feb 15, 2016
NegativeG
NegativeG With changes with negative gearing rents will go through the roof. Prices will collapse.
Overseas investors give it a miss.
Feb 16, 2016
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Dec 04, 2015

"Central quiet with great cafes, restaurants and transport links"

I grew up In Glen Waverley and can confidently tel you its a quiet and friendly suburb centrally located with good transport links.

While buying into the suburb these days is expensive for most people but for people like my parents they have been luck to cash in on the recent sales boom driven by Chinese investors.

The Glen is basic but has everything you need and Glen Waverley station is safe with regular trains coming and going. Around the train station and Kingsway traffic and parking are a big issue, but once that is sorted but the council there won't be an issue.

Plenty of parks around and good community based sporting clubs. In terms of safety I have never felt unsafe and would think its fine to walk around at night without any trouble.

It's become very multicultural over the years, with a good sense of community and friendly families.

*Insider tip: If you want the BEST pies ever go to Kerrie Road Bakery! The tall blonde lady (about 45-55) who i presume is the manager or owner is absolutely lovely and very friendly.
Pros
  • Safe
  • Friendly
  • Clen
  • Cinema and bowling
  • Good Asian restauarants and shopping
  • Good coffee shops
  • Walking distance to main attractions
Cons
  • Basic shopping centre
  • Horrific parking and traffic
  • Poor parking
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
JimmyJ1
JimmyJ1 Hi

The area is a dump. Have you seen all the apartments being built. Wondering why everyone living in the area is selling out. The Monash council has a lot to answer for this.

Kings way parade stinks., however To give credit, some of the restaurants are good.

School results are great but it's due to the hard work of the students and parents commitment to invest in tutoring. Therefore Brentwood SC and Glen Waverley Secondary College is over rated and would not have these results without the parents hard work and commitment to invest money in education, So credit goes to the parents.

Why would you send your child to tutoring if the school is so great in the area? So overseas investors looking to move in the area, think about it. Better education options in America or Uk.

Overseas investors should not believe in the hype as Glen Waverley is getting crowded. Real estate agents will Sell Anything to make a profit. So don't waste your money in the area. Also the government is cracking down on oversea investment. So more than likely you will need to sell up unless your a resident.

I would recommend Ballarat, Bendigo, Werribee, Doveton, Heidelberg for Chinese investors looking to buy properties for investment in Australia.

Hope that helps.
Feb 05, 2016
HoH
HoH Glen Waverley is not worth the money.

Oversea investors, I wouldn't bother. The government is tightening its rules now.

If you want to get fined , buy, but you will be force to sell the house due to tough foreign investment
Restriction.

So better leaving your money overseas,
Feb 11, 2016
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2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
Aug 28, 2015

"Average. Over valued now. For price point why would you buy in this area."

The area is not as good as Cheltenham or Mordialloc for the price point or distance from the city. The high schools are over rated. The area lacks parking. The new development will make it worst. It's an area now attracting an increasing number of wealthy oversea investors. Locals should look elsewhere
As property is over valued for what it offers. Competition at auctions is very competitive so unfortunately most locals are priced out by cash up oversea buyers who have the advantage of the lower yuan.

It will become over populated with new developments. So in five years time, Springvale road will become a parking lot around Glen Waverley.

It doesn't have a decent public golf course. Not much variety for restaurants. Mainly Asian restaurants now. The Glen doesn't have a Kmart or big W. Never find a car park.

30 to 40 minute drive to the beach. Why would you spend so much when Cheltenham is cheaper and closer to Southland, better golf courses. High Schools are better also in other suburbs such as Mckinnon.

Hardly any car parking for train travel. 1 hour travel to the city if your lucky to find a car park. This includes finding a car park.

The Education results at high schools are high as students get outside tuition so the hype of gwsc and Brentwood is overrated. teachers have it easy. See how the schools would go if they had students who didn't get outside help. The results of the school would be much lower.

So overall, why would you spend over million for a house 30 to 40 minutes from the city?

Ask any estate agent why? More commission of course. They push the great results of high school at the auctions but do they mention that your child needs to get tutored also to achieve those top results.
Cons
  • No decent public golf course
  • Not much park land
  • No car parking in peak time.
  • there aren't really any
  • Horrific parking and traffic
  • Limited variety
  • Over-rated Asian restaurants and Overpriced Property
  • Poor parking
Recommended for
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
PhillipP
PhillipP Wow sorry but that had to be the worst review I have ever read. No decent public golf course? Not much park land? Have you ever heard of held park? Oh and right next to it is oh wow a golf course and as a person who had played golf for a number of years and in various states it is quite good. Your review on schools in Cheltenham being better I have no idea where you get those statistics from and your statements about the students abilities on Glen Waverley well I am sad to start is very very simplistic and shows your lack of knowledge on students abilities drive and cultural importance on education. Are you upset that you yourself can't afford on Glen Waverley well go cry me a river and get over it
Oct 02, 2015
JimmyJ1
JimmyJ1 I agree with Glenn. The area is a dump. Never heard of held park. Jells park it should be, so the reviewer must not know the area, Jells park is a nice area and fantastic facilities. The annual Christmas concert is a highlight. Yes there is plenty of land but who knows, the government or council might sell it one day
To an oversea investor when it runs out of money in the next fifty years.

To be serious, the golf course is ok but doesn't compare to other courses in Victoria, it is one of the worst public course in Victoria. Nice area but greens, fairways are not up to standard. Have you heard of Royal Melbourne, near Cheltenham.

Glen Waverley is getting overcrowded like Box Hill and Doncaster.Many apartments getting built.
The area was nicer in the 80s and 90s, when I grew up in the area, but you can't stop change and money coming in from overseas now.

Hopefully the crackdown by oversea investors by the government might slow down property growth in the area and prices can go back to normality. Therefore, future generations can still live 30 minutes from the city. How can prices go up by 20 percent in one year if there is no wage growth in Australia.

So oversea investors should beware that the government is cracking down on overseas investments if your buying into the area, heavy fines have been introduced, if your not a resident.

Hope that helps.
Feb 05, 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 3/5
  • 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
May 03, 2015

"Good and quality location"

Sure, comparatively priced above other suburbs about the same distance from the CBD, you pay for what you get. Schools, not everyone has to go to GWSC, the top 3 public school in Victoria. Other schools is just as good and also there are 3 top private schools within 10 mins drive from town. We have our own train line that hits right smack into street lined cafes (we could use a good pub around here) with the variety of cuisines worthy of a run for those in the city (we are not all just Malaysian and Chinese foodie paradise you know although we attract our fare share of foodies from our northern neighbours). Our parmigianas, waffles, all day breakfasts and contemporary steaks are reasonably priced, varietal in establishments and professionally serviced. We also boasts award winning hair dressing salons from every continents of the earth. Our shopping center is one of the most spacious with David Jones, Thomas Dux, Coles, Target, JB Hifi & Woolies as the anchor. And we are expanding this in the next 5 years. With a fantastic food court and coffee places competing for your dollar , we are spoilt for choices. We have access to the most number of horizontally variety of medical services from orthodentist, GPs, plastic surgery to TCM. We are 5-10mins access to all freeways, including the M3. We are also near farms which gives us plenty of organics straight from the ground and the Carribean market offering more choices. We are also surrounded by public parks with stretches of walking tracks. We also have our very own new generation aquatic center with a wave pool. To be fair, we are also 15 mins drive to 3 other shopping malls if we are bored with the Glen. We have lived here for decades. We have seen it grow. There is something here for everyone. Look closely, do your research, and you can still budget yourselves to come and enjoy this platinum suburb. The Glen Waverley box actually stretches within Blackburn, Highbury, Jells road and the Monash Freeway.
Pros
  • Many great schools,public and private
  • Parks and recreation
  • Cinema and bowling
  • Good coffee shops
  • Walking distance to main attractions
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Students
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
May 02, 2015

"There is a reson why its expensive.."

Safety, Good school, Nice restaurant and cafe.. good public transport not far from University & hospitals (train and bus) , Location Location Location (not far from city) there is no perfect place like Glen Waverley.. I see one review with low score that's because he or she can not afford to buy that's why write a bad review,, The is jealousy not a review,, given the chance every one want to live there.. i want to live there but can not afford it.. leave the Chinese alone,, they have their own world,, they bring in money to Australia it may not benefit you indirectly but it give a lot of JOBS.. in somehow It benefit everyone. Now a days its hard to make end meets,, We are very lucky to have there investors comming here and wanting to live here, Australia is big enough and there is plenty of land to built.. If you do not like the area move out .. there are lots of area you can go where you can afford.. Imagine living in a place where there is no investors ,, there will be no JOB, No opportunity, No money, no house.. so what you rather do.. stay home and look at the SKY and live in nice area but have no money to pay bills.. or let the Chinese investor to invest and make the country more prosperous, and we can get on our life.. Everyone benefit from this either you or your family member either you are a cleaner, Electrician, plumber, waitress, Business owner, Judge, Bus driver, public servant, courier, truck driver and etc remember every one benefit from it..
Pros
  • Good Asian restauarants and shopping
  • Cinema and bowling
  • Good coffee shops
  • Walking distance to main attractions
Cons
  • there aren't really any
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
AA1
AA1 You are joking right. In the last 10 year, Glen Waverley has gone down hill. The streets are dirty, the restaurants are continually getting caught for food violations and the variety is now gone. It might as well be China Town. Step out of your car in Kingsway and you are overwhelmed by a smell I can only associate with a tip.

Glen Waverley was once a great suburb, but since the large Chinese population has moved in it is turning into ghetto. There is a reason why people are moving out of this suburb and it is not money related. I know 8 families who have lived in this suburb that have recently moved.
Aug 09, 2015
JoeL1
JoeL1 If its that bad the price would drop but its keep going up.. you are entitled to your opinion. there are lots of people who want's to move in to this area but can not afford it,, you can't go wrong with good schools and access to public transport
Aug 09, 2015
GlenG
GlenG The place is a dump. The schools results are high because the kids get tutored outside school. The teachers have it easy. Most of the students at gwsc get outside tuition. Why do people sell if such a great location.
The Glen is useless. Better areas to live in such as Frankston or Point Cook.
Aug 28, 2015
KaiM
KaiM The reason house prices go up is because the Chinese are materialistic, plain and simple - it's their culture. They have too look rich even if they are not.
Dec 18, 2015
PeterJ6
PeterJ6 Frankston? Point cook? Are you idiot?
Apr 03, 2016
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2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Mar 08, 2015

"Over valued now"

Unfortunately average Aussies can't enter the market. Newer couples should give this suburb
A miss unless you want to face the disappointment of being outbidded by so called
Buyers from overseas. I thought they couldn't buy established houses?

Houses are now too expensive due to the buzz of the Glen waverley secondary
School hype and so called legitimate overseas investment. The cafes haven't got much variety unless you want to eat Asian food.

Car parking is a nightmare and high rise development is in the pipeline which will
Make it look terrible and over populated Traffic will end becoming worst than punt
Road in peak hour.

Probably give mulgrave, wartirna South, or most of monash a miss as you won't have a chance
In hell to buy in this area. No younger couples are at the auctions so this is a sad state of
The housing market.

Watch the agents as they are under quoting to get bigger crowds at auctions.
To be blunt, you will get out bidded as the agents will target certain demographics at the auction.
This is the reality. Had an agent say that the exchange is low at an auction. What is that got to do at an auction
If foreign buyers can't buy an established house.
Pros
  • Cinema and bowling
Cons
  • Rush rush mentality
  • Lack of decent parks
  • Getting polluted due to over population in the area
  • Horrific parking and traffic
  • there aren't really any
  • Limited variety
  • Over-rated Asian restaurants and Overpriced Property
  • Poor parking
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • 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 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"City and country - the best of both worlds!"

I have lived in Glen Waverley now for 20 years and cannot speak more highly of my suburb! Our house backs onto the Bushy Park Wetlands yet is close enough to the train station, shopping and Kingsway restaurants for all the convenience we could ever need!
Real neighbourhood spirit and great schools nearby. Recommended for everyone!
Pros
  • Fantastic parkland a stone's throw from the shopping centre
  • Great nightlife - a mix of good quality Asian + Western restaurants, and a cinema, bowling, karaoke bars etc.
Cons
  • A little too far from the city (20km)
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"A Great Suburb - Multi cultural and very diversfied society"

Its a beautiful green and peaceful suburb, the make up of the population are very multi cultural and diversified, it has great schools, good public transport hub, train & bus, its an easy reach to any where, The Glen shopping center at Glen Waverley as well as shopping centers at Box Hill, Chadstone and The Knox. The very popular Glen Waverley Secondary College and the nearby Glendale, Highvale and Brentwood schools is one of the main attraction of people who wants to call Glen Waverley home. Dinning out at the Kingsway restaurants, enjoy the Chinese, Malaysian, Japanese, Thai, Mexican and Korean cusine or have a cup of coffee in some of the best coffee shops in Kingsway Glen Waverley..... and much much more.
Pros
  • Good Schools
  • Good public transport
  • Plenty of parkland
  • Good Asian restauarants and shopping
  • Cinema and bowling
  • Good coffee shops
Cons
  • there aren't really any
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
JimmyJ1
JimmyJ1 Hi,

I live in the area. It is now overcrowded, no car parks and stinks. Will end up like a box Hill.
Train stations overcrowded etc. so it is not a peaceful, green area anymore. In the 90s, it was a nice area, however, in 2016 it is congested and with more cars in the area, getting polluted.

So overseas investors, give the area a miss.

Long term, how can it be multicultural if no Anglo Saxon are now buying in the area. So factually incorrect.

Schools are ok but results due to tutoring.

Good luck getting a car park when catching a train. Wait until the apartments get built.
The area is green, yeh right. More like congestion, trees getting down ect.,

Suburds is green, are you kidding. Houses being built now have no backyard or trees.

Ok , the Glen is good so that is factually correct.

So overall, gen Waverley is going downhill.

Overseas investors stick to Frankston.
Feb 05, 2016
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Good value about 6 years ago, way overpriced now....."

I've been living in the Glen Waverley area for almost 10 years now - so I've witnessed it was when it was not so red hot yet (in terms of prices) till now - on a somewhat downward spiral currently.

Positives:

- Great transportation. Train line is relatively short and safe. There is also a bus hub that connects GW to most surrounding and further suburbs.

- Great school, but I somewhat think they've overblown/exaggerated it's "academic greatness".

- Good restaurants/cafes/facilities. Very good Asian restaurants and cafes nearby. Decent nightlife with a couple of good, safe late night cafes and the somewhat seedy Karaoke scene (if that is what you're into...)

- Vibrant Entertainment life - Cinema, bowling centre, wave pool, karaoke bars...etc.

- Commercial sector is quite vibrant with 3M, Toshiba and the Police Academy nearby as well as a swat of medical clinics.

- Various swaths enjoy green scenery and a good view of the Dandenong ranges.

Negatives:

- Prices here have at least doubled, sometimes tripled in some pockets and I seriously that it is sustainable. Seriously overblown housing prices.

- Being 20km from the city, it's probably a tad far and representing a "middle" suburb. If it was 5km closer and town planned like it is, wow...I can imagine the area being even further serious $$$.

- Medium to High density housing starting to appear in parts closer to the town centre.

- The Glen shopping centre is somewhat out of place. Needs to be refurbished/extended/expanded.

- Parking in city centre increasingly difficult, traffic is congested on weekends and on Friday nights.
Pros
  • Cinema and bowling
  • Good Asian restauarants and shopping
  • Good coffee shops
  • TAB and POKIES
Cons
  • Over-rated Asian restaurants and Overpriced Property
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Students
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+

"If you can afford it then go for it!"

Where do I begin? Glen Waverley has everything. Great connectivity, Cafe’s, restaurants, and schools everything that you can think of is here. If something is not then it’s only a few minutes away. It’s a lively place but the increase in traffic on Springvale road is a bit of a concern. Overall Glen Waverley acts as the eastern suburbs hub and is always a happening place.
Pros
  • Cinema and bowling
  • Good Asian restauarants and shopping
  • Good coffee shops
  • TAB and POKIES
  • Walking distance to main attractions
Cons
  • Poor parking
JohnJ6
JohnJ6 Glen Waverley still has affordable property as most of that which is out of reach of many is in clusters in the central part. You can still but under its median value in some pockets even now in 2015.
Apr 10, 2015
JohnJ6
JohnJ6 still "buy" that is.
Apr 10, 2015
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • 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 3/5
2yrs+

"Glen Waverley is Great Value!"

Florence St is around the corner from where we live. We have lived in Glen Waverley all our lives and are now bringing up our own children here. Whilst the property prices are expensive in comparison to some other areas Glen Waverley offers unbeatable value in its local facilities, train station and schools. You can walk to everything here and especially if you live in Florence St too you are in the Glen Waverely Secondary zone, one of the best secondary colleges in the country! There are a lot of Asian families moving in to the area but still plenty of Australians and lots of other nationalities too, everyone is very friendly and there doesn't seem to be much in the way of racism here, everyone lives together happily in this suburb and respects each others cultures, the way it should be. I doubt anyone could be unhappy living in Glen Waverley.
Pros
  • close to everything, walking distance to train, shops, parks & both secondary and primary schools
Cons
  • there aren't really any
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+
Pros
  • Walking distance to main attractions
Cons
  • Limited variety
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
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+

"Nice place to live but the property price is a little bit expensive"

Pros
  • Cinema and bowling
  • Good Asian restauarants and shopping
  • Good coffee shops
  • TAB and POKIES
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • 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+

"Central to everything"

Having been living in GW for over 6 years, very happy with everything here, it is just close to everything, railway, shopping, restauants, one of the best secondary schools in Vic...The area is having a lot of developments on the way which will make it more attractive for people wanting to reside here.
Pros
  • Cinema and bowling
  • Good Asian restauarants and shopping
  • Good coffee shops
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 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+

"GREAT PLACE TO LIVE WITH"

Pros
  • Good Asian restauarants and shopping
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • 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 location within close proximity to everything you could ask for..."

Provided you are not expecting to be able to walk to your favorite night club. Plenty of restaurants to choose from, with some great ones thrown into the mix. If you really need to spend $500+ at a restaurant to feed 2, then move somewhere else. Great shopping centers, plenty of GPs, schools, Monash freeway, public transport, good people,well stocked dan murphys. Dont think Gw is over priced when you take everything into account. Do agree that there seems to be a couple more Chinese families in the street. But hey so long as they don't sit out the front on couches dragged out onto the lawn, drinking topless and they mow their lawns from time to time I really don't care. That factor alone would not affect me buying in the area. All of the aforementioned draw cards along with resale value would be more important for me. I think that in spite of The slight drop in interest from foreign buyers, there is still enough going for glen waverley to keep prices reasonably stable.(as stable as anywhere else in Melbourne)
Pros
  • Cinema and bowling
  • Good coffee shops
  • Good Asian restauarants and shopping
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5
2yrs+

"Nice restaurant and a place to hang out"

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

"One of the Best places in the east..."

Been living here for more than 6 years and can confidently say it's a safe, clean, and quiet suburb, with easy access to public transport, shops on Kingsway and The Glen, lovely parks, friendly neighbourhoods, schools... Suits anyone, whether you're single, have a family, or ready for retirement - There's plenty of reasons why you'd love Glenny...
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Nice little suburb"

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

"A nice and friendly neighborhood -- good for family and young proffesional"

Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
4/5
2yrs+

"Perfect for young professionals"

One of the most populated suburbs in Australia, Glen Waverley has almost 40,000 residents. Its proximity to Melbourne’s CBD, lively social scene and business hub make this a hugely desirable location, especially among young professionals. Glen Waverley plays host to many restaurants, cafes, cinemas, night markets, hotels, shopping malls and department stores. It is also home to the head offices of BMW, Nestle, Toshiba, Ansell, NEC and Adidas as well as the Holmesglen Institute of TAFE, a number of primary, specialist and secondary schools and various sporting clubs. It has great public transport links and a vibrant Chinese dining and entertainment area in the main street. Property prices average at about $600,000 and neighbouring towns include Notting Hill, Mount Waverley, Burwood East, Vermont South and Wheelers Hill.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles

Best Streets in Glen Waverley

1

Glen Tower Dr

3.5/5
"best part of Glen waverley"
-37.8765169291 145.1852467338

Unranked Streets in Glen Waverley

"Friendly non-intrusive neighbourhood with excellent services"
-37.86404 145.17351

Crown St

3.5/5
"A court-like street with a mix of old and new homes sitting behind High Street in Syndal."
-37.8693793814 145.151997373

Shirley Ave

4.5/5
"Its meters away from Syndal Train Station and Bus Stop"
-37.8750313629 145.1491969954

Brentwood Dr

4.5/5
-37.901612 145.169612

Mount St

3.5/5
"STOP the over developments!"
-37.8789245708 145.1684171477

Mannering Dr

4.5/5
"Talk about location - this is the place!"
-37.8938621945 145.1711219026

Boriska Ct

4.5/5
"Quiet and close to everything"
-37.89371 145.15651
"great place for family"
-37.89797 145.15112

Fernhill St

4.5/5
"Nice "
-37.87625 145.15968