5.5 out of 10

Harrison Street, Brunswick East

Ranked 2nd best street in Brunswick East
-37.760687166 144.9807918512
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Clean & Green
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
  • Childcare
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees


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

"Not too bad for the inner suburbs"

Harrison street has both good and bad points that make living here not too bad -- but not the best place in the country.

o) Parks: Completly surrounded by open green parklands - the next best thing would probably be a botanical gardens. The Merri Creek flows by with lots of walking and jogging tracks for babies, health freaks and dog owners.
o) Activity centres: There's a council sports field around the corner and a public (bicycle) velodrome next to the middle section of the street. I think the velodrome was used in the melbourne olympics .. i _think_. Down the road (or a walk along the river) is the hippie commune Ceres (http://www.ceres.org.au/). This is a great place to relax, buy organic food from their market or catch up with peeps. On the other side of the creek is a public golf course (http://www.darebin.vic.gov.au/Page/page.asp?Page_Id=487&h=0) that's fun to play on .. if you're into that type of thing.
o) Quiet: it's really really damn quiet! i love it! u can hear the birds ... well, the ones left alive in this planet and living in the cities :)
o) Close to the city: it takes me 15 mins to get the tram into the heart of the city (eg. Burke St). By car/scooter even less.

o) Bogans: The parks have car parking space which sometimes attract bogus and smaktards from the surrounding area's. Of course, these phunks eat McDonalds (located near the street) and by their genetic deformations in their brain, they tend to throw it out of the lame arse hotted up cars, left for the council (or nature) to pickup / blow away. That's why we started SmakTard-Bashing on saturday nights --> don a balaclava, grab a baseball bat, wait until it's dark and around midnight (remember -> they need to goto McDonalds .. so that has to be open...) you run out and start clubing them and their cars. They're generally too stoned to fight back. If you're lucky, they go all emo and cry about their bashed up car. Idiots.
o) Pigeons: Though they seem nice and cutsey, they love to kick back in your open air garage, on the roof beams ... and crap all over your car. I don't mean a nice little plop .. but some mother-of-all-sickly-craps-to-end-all-craps. Damn them!
o) Dog owners: this is just me .. but can dog owners PLEASE PICK UP THEIR DOG WASTE? please? pwitty pwease?

Could be good or bad:
Paper Thin Walls: You can hear the neigbours fight and scream to having sex .. can be both good and bad at times :)

So yeah. I really like the street but like everything there's both good and bad points. The houses are all the same (3 story town houses) at one end or little detached cute houses on the city end. There's a kewl russian orthodox church in the middle and the parklands are very very very kewl! So much room to move!

You can hunt and gather at Coles or Pedimonte's (my preference) which is a 5-10 min car drive. The all important alch-e-hol is found on Nicholson street at the corner pub, opposite a kick ass pizza joint. Totally kick ass.

If u get a chance to buy a place here - i'd recommend it. The houses would be a better purchase than the town houses IMO because you would feel like you have a bit more privacy.

Oh! how could i forget - there's a cute pond opposite the Church that holds a family of ducks ... when there's water in there (rain? hello rain!?) :)
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5

"Harrison St is great for outdoor activities"

Great parks and access to the city via the nicholson st or lygon st trams.
The northern end of Harrison St near the Brunswick velodrome has a high percentage of rental properties.
A good area in terms of visual amenity however the high voltage powerlines may put some people off living here
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
PureKrome Babyboo - can you tell us about :-
a) the neighbours
b) the noise levels?
BellyB00 Mostly people keep to themselves however there is an emerging postivie street vibe and some initiatives we are considering inlcude a community garden, I'd like to get to know a few more people in my street!
BellyB00 For more information on the Community Garden project check out the conversation thread on the STREETBOARD tab at the top of the page.
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