Greensborough, VIC 3088

4.4(24 reviews)

Ranked 127th best suburb by locals in Melbourne (Greater) Region, VIC

Great for

  • Parks and recreation
  • Clean & green
  • Internet access
  • Schools
  • Neighbourly spirit

Not great for

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Who lives here?

  • Families With Kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Country Lovers

Reviews of Greensborough, VIC

15th April 2022

"Awesome place to live"

Greensborough combines a leafy landscape with great shopping, decent public transport and convenient access to the city, airport and Yarra Valley region. Have loved living here. There's a good mix of young families, couples and retired folk. We'd never lived in the area before (previously lived in Essendon), but have been surprised by how much we've enjoyed the different vibe. There's a lot of nature to be enjoyed, including heaps of different birds in our backyard. It's a great lifestyle.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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12th January 2020

"Family orientated"

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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"Everything (including good schools) at your doorstep"

Greensborough is a fantastic suburb to live, especially with kids. Transport, shops, parks, and all basic amenities can easily be accessed. In terms of school, plenty to pick! Especially Watsonia Heights Primary school is a good one to send kids to, considering the result from recent years. Other good ones include Apollo parkways and Greenhills, though on the other side of Greensborough.

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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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"Luscious Greenery and lovely people"

I've grown up in the Diamond Valley area my whole life and don't plan on moving! Greensborough itself has so much to offer... beautiful parks, endless shops at the plaza to browse and a number of great schools to choose for the little ones. The community as a whole is very welcoming and accomodating. Great suburb to live and work in!

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
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"Plenty of greenery"

Lovely area to live in, plenty of outdoor activities to participate in. Take long walks or cycle through wonderful parts. Public transportation is accessible. The only thing to gripe about is the lack of variety with shops, restaurants, and options for a late night outing... or variety in general. Also the neighbood is fairly tranquil, but there are those occasional neighbors that will become rowdy on the weekend or you'll hear late night speeders racing each other. Very much a family location or for any one looking for a low key life. As a renter in the area, houses are not on par with superb conditions (as in new, air systems, heating) yet are very pricey... just throwing that out.

Great for

  • Family friendly
  • Close shops
  • Nice neighbours

Not great for

  • Lack of accesible shops
  • Some hoons, burnouts on weekends

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
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Rentals in Greensborough

"A suburb with everything"

Greensborough is big and the different areas vary greatly. The streets off Henry St are lovely - established 50s-60s homes, many parks, including a running/bicycle track through parklands. Lots of dining options nearby such as the very trendy Mabel Jones for brunch. Greensborough Plaza is only a short walk away and has a new luxurious cinema seats and brand new dining precinct. A surprising well-kept secret is the proximity to the city - my husband rides his bicycle to work in the city every day in under 50 mins. Only 25mins drive to the city at off-peak times (longer during peak hour - bring on the North-East link!)... as I said, though, it is a big suburb and there are some less-than-desirable pockets, such as around the pub in Main St, near Savers and the bus depot. These are not residential areas, though, and most areas of the suburb are incredibly beautiful and safe. There is no freeway noise in most areas of Greensborough (maybe there is in the spots closer to Watsonia North?), also I have never come across hoons (as mentioned in another review). I have lived here for seven years after moving from Kew. I feel safer in Greensborough than in Kew or Hawthorn, though both those areas are very beautiful.

Great for

  • Great cafes and restaurants
  • 30mins from city
  • Close shops
  • Nice neighbours
  • Good resale values
  • Good rental returns

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
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"Greensborough is a great place to live"

We have lived in Greensborough since 2000 and have seen many changes. Greensborough is becoming more and more vibrant with the new Greensborough Walk and Watermarc. There are now more choices when it comes to shopping or dining out, gym and medical facilities. Greensborough has beautiful parklands as well. Easy access to the Eastern suburbs and Western suburbs and only 20 mins drive to the airport! or can take even 20 mins into the city in non-peak hour traffic. Our neighbours are great, Greensborough is a great family suburb.

Great for

  • 30mins from city
  • Close shops
  • Nice neighbours
  • Good resale values
  • Good rental returns

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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"Best kept secret on the North"

Greensborough is 20 kms north of city with easy access to the east (Eastern Freeway), to the west (Western Ring Road) then Princess Freeway or to the very north (Hume Highway). I have done door to door non stop to Torquay in 1 hour 15 mins! Its also a jump skip and hop to the airport (20 mins). Just on the cusp of the green belt.

Banyule city council has been active in investing in infrastructure - Watermarc is the largest indoor water slide in the southern hemisphere. The vineyards are not far in Kangaroo Ground of the Yarra Glen. Houses are reasonable in price and being on the correct side of the ring road - fewer traffic jams.

Neighbourhood is a mix of mature and young families. Kilparin Lake is do under a yet another facelift....this is the suburb to be in!

Great for

  • 30mins from city
  • Close shops
  • Nice neighbours
  • Good resale values

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
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"Beautiful suburb!"

I visited greensborough three times last week, went to parks with my dog, went to the plaza and also train station, can't express how beautiful this suburb is! So much trees too!! It was definitely so peaceful and quiet when I went, currently planning on moving and I think I'm going to move to greensborough! Lots of shop, restaurants, good for big families! I feel like I'm in the countryside when visiting, it's beautiful!

Great for

  • Clean & Green
  • So much trees
  • Peaceful & Quiet
  • 30mins from city
  • Close shops

Not great for

  • I don't live here yet

Who lives here?

  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
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"My Home Town"

Greenborough is a great place with lots of shops and restaurants you can go to. Transportation is great as well so you are always able to get around. I've met and I still meet up with some of the best people ever there and the shopping centre even though it changes a lot is like a second home. It's a brilliant place that I love.

Great for

  • 30mins from city
  • Close shops
  • Nice neighbours

Not great for

  • Some hoons, burnouts on weekends
  • Lack of parking on Main St

Who lives here?

  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
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"A Peaceful Place to Live with the Convenience of Living in a Big City."

Once you engage yourself in the community almost everyone has their extended family within Greensborough. No one wants to leave.
It's a great place to raise a family as everyone is friendly and family oriented.
Everything is at hand like shops, mall, Watermark, medical centre, gym, parks, tennis courts, churches, etc.
Great transport links - train line to city and buses.
30mins to the city, 30mins to western suburbs, 30 mins to eastern suburbs.
A peaceful place to live with the convenience of living in a big city.

Great for

  • Lots of schools
  • Great place to raise family
  • Great Community
  • 30mins from city
  • Close shops
  • Nice neighbours
  • Good resale values

Not great for

  • Lack of childcare near school

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
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"Greensborough is a great place to live"

We live in Greensborough and love it here. It is a very nice and leafy suburb. We find Greensborough very convienant- serviced by a train station and buses to various suburbs. The shopping centre has the major shops that we need (Coles, Aldi, Target, Kmart) and Woolworths is just outside. A choice of different cafes, restaurants, a cinema and WaterMarc. Not far from the entrance of the Ring Road freeway. Greensborough is becoming more vibrant, Greensborough Walk is currently under construction and many new units and townhouses recently built or under construction walking distance to the shopping centre/ train station. Greensborough is a nice place to live, safe and convenient especially to raise a family or even for young couples.

Great for

  • Good public transport (train and buses)
  • Leafy and green
  • 30mins from city
  • Close shops
  • Nice neighbours
  • Good resale values
  • WaterMarc

Not great for

  • More train station parking

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"Green, pleasant, handy and safe - it's starting to catch on too"

We bought here 8 years ago, when affordable buying in our preferred Darebin council area (Northcote, Thornbury, Preston...) was just a pipe-dream. Just further north than these suburbs, and we were looking at some pretty soulless, semi-industrial wasteland suburbs that we knew were not where we wanted to raise a family. East, and Fairfield, Alphington, Heidelberg and Ivanhoe were equally expensive.

It was actually on house-hunting in the not-much-better (affordability-wise) Eltham that we found ourselves attracted to the Henry St area of Greensborough. Lots of 1930s to 1960s character homes on typical Melbourne blocks, undulating hills, diverse treescapes, parks and quiet streets, close to the Plaza (JB HiFi and Robinson's Bookshop two welcome additions since I moved here), WaterMarc and Grimshaw St restaurants, a hop-skip-and-a-jump over to Montmorency for (admittedly much better) café/village scene, easy escape out to the gorgeous Yarra Valley and country but seriously only a 20-30 minute drive anywhere we want to go in Melbourne (even quicker at night when we tend to want to head back in to the nightlife-style suburbs of the inner north), train to the city, immediate access to the Western Ring Road for airport, goldfields or Western suburbs (ScienceWorks took no time at all!).

Admittedly, it's not a pre-made hip suburb (some decent cafes and bars wouldn't hurt) and it probably lacks an identifiable 'personality' or 'vibe' as a community, but it also lacks the pretension and the dodgy element that other suburbs have. But the suburb seems to be being 'discovered' a bit recently; a property not far from me sold for close to $1m, and $600-$700k houses on normal blocks are not rare at all (my friend having just sold one). It's a bit sleepy I guess, but its being woken up and perhaps its day will come.

Great for

  • Well serviced
  • Friendly and unpretentious
  • Leafy and green
  • 30mins from city
  • Close shops
  • Nice neighbours
  • Good resale values

Not great for

  • Probably lacks vibrancy

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Hipsters
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ShereeD

Can you tell me what Nell street is like off Henry Street? Is it a busy street in the day do you know?

WayneN1

We live in Vermont Pde just 2 streets away from Nell street and have it is generally a little busy during commuting times as it has the Greensbourough Primary school at the northern end, otherwise it is fairly quiet.

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"Friendly and quiet"

We have moved back to Greensborough from Ivanhoe as it has more to offer us than Ivanhoe did. There is much less Graffiti than Ivanhoe and the shopping is much better. Eating out is also cheaper and the choice of restaurants is great ! House prices are much more affordable and you get alot more bang for your buck. Public transport is fantastic and the streets are green and clean. We have just extended our home in Vermont Parade and we plan to stay here for a very long time as we can walk to everything Greensborough has to offer and people are very friendly.

Great for

  • Good restaurants
  • Good shopping
  • Watermarc aquatic centre
  • 30mins from city
  • Close shops
  • Nice neighbours
  • Good resale values

Not great for

  • A lot of subdivisions
  • Main street needs updating

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
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"Better than Plenty"

Schools, shops and transport. Everything you need is as your doorstep

Great for

  • 30mins from city
  • Close shops
  • Good rental returns
  • Good resale values

Not great for

  • Too many Greenies

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
0
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"Great place to live"

30 mins from the city.
Lots of schools and shops.
Public transport everywhere.
New aquatic centre.
Soon to be renovated town centre.
Trees,trees, trees.

Great for

  • Good resale values
  • Good rental returns
  • 30mins from city
  • Close shops

Not great for

  • Lack of parking on Main St

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
0
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"Loving Community"

Its a great place to live and enjoy!

Great for

  • 30mins from city
  • Close shops

Not great for

  • Freeway noise
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"Hoon town"

Some parts are still green but most of it is hoon infested, the traffic is unbelievable and the locals put shopping trollies in the lake. Litter and graffiti everywhere and the public toilets smell bad bad bad.

Not great for

  • Hoons hoons hoons
  • Freeway noise
  • Some hoons, burnouts on weekends
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Tige

Not sure where you live but I have never seen this.

waynepi3

Where is the lake in Greensborough? I think you have your suburbs crossed!!!

TracyH

I don't agree with the comments, but I think the above poster is referring to Kalparrin Lake, Pinehills Drive, Greensborough.

JonH2

This may be murphy99's experience, but it's not been mine, and I have lived in the Henry St/south-of-the-plaza side of Greensborough for close to 8 years now. The Kalparrin lake is not my side of town but I have always found it to be a really pleasant spot with the kids. Just needs a café!!

VJ

Live just across Kalparrin Lake. Have not seen nor heard this hoons... Perhaps they have grown up and moved out of their parents place (and Greensborough)?

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"Central to everything"

After selling dozens of properties in and around the area I have say it has a lot to offer, good schools, kinder gardens, shops, public transport, easy access to freeway and a bush like environment. A good blend of people and nationalities. If you need further advise please call me any time. Shane Leete for Morrison Kleeman Real Estate.

Great for

  • Nice neighbours

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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MarleneArnold
MarleneArnold

Hi Shane we are moving from Brisbane and we are at a loss we are tossing up between greenvale or greensborough could you give us any advice pro's and con's of both suburbs if you can spare some time. Our first priority is the schooling for our children, we are tossing up between St Carlo Borromeo at greenvale and St Thomas Apostle or Apolo Parkway at Greensborough, I am stuck for a good early learning centre also in Greensborough. Any help greatly appreciated

DevuN

Hi Shane, my husband and I are on the lookout for a new home (custom build if we find land within budget) or else just buy an existing one but are tossed up between Greenvale and Greensborough similar to Marlene :) Could you please let us know the best way to get in touch?

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"Fantastic place to live, close to schools. Tafe, shops, train and buses"

I live in Palpera Tce., which is absolutely beautiful,. Lots of trees, friendly neighbours, quiet street,
lots of wonderful walks

Great for

  • 30mins from city
  • Close shops
  • Nice neighbours

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
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BunnyH

Hi Sufree1 are you still living there? Do you still feel the same way?

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"A great place to live for a young couple"

We have fantastic neighbour who all look out for each other. Shops and schools are close by. It is nice and green and has beautiful hills.

Great for

  • Nice neighbours
  • Close shops
  • 30mins from city

Not great for

  • Some hoons, burnouts on weekends
  • Freeway noise

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
0
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"Green Green Green"

Lovely place to live, close to the city with the Eastern and Ring road a hop skip and a jump away.
Large shoping complex right in the middle with great bars and restraunts all around.
Leafy, green grass and parks galore.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"Greensborough"

Has everything on offer.
Shopping centre, cinemas, cafes & restaurants, all trades & services, great schools, close to the city, close to the country, very clean, promotes a healthy lifestyle.
Public transport is everywhere, within the green belt of Melbourne.
Fantastic place to raise children, safe environment with a great demographic.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
0
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"Greensborough"

Nice area but it is expensive to buy there

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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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