7.5 out of 10

Kealba

Ranked 279th best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.738737240718 144.828964671624
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Cost of Living
  • Safe & Sound
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Lack of Traffic
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
Sep 20, 2016

"Kealba - Between "Ke"ilor and St "alba"ns"

Being priced out of the east, we moved here to the Keilor side of this suburb few months ago after renting in inner-west for many years. Proximity to the city (20 mins toll and 30 mins freeway) as well as affordability was the deciding factor in our case. Calder freeway is a delight from Green gully road onwards. Tullamarine freeway widening, which is due for completion early next year is going to further ease our commute. Planning is underway for the M80 ring road from Sunshine avenue to Calder freeway which will add lanes easing traffic. Being a small suburb it doesn't have its own train station but buses are well connected and a 5 minute bus ride take you to Keilor Plains railway station.

Brimbank park is 2 minutes walk and Green gully reserve (undergoing plenty of renovation) is also 2 minutes walk. The Green Gully reserve has a driving school, dogs training, soccer club, tennis as well as cricket club. Brimbank park is absolutely wonderful. Although there are'nt any cafes in the near vicinity, we've got Kelior downs town centre for weekly grocerry shopping. Additionally, Highpoint shopping centre is 10 km away, Watergardens shopping center and Essendon DFO are both 5 kms away.

We envisage a bright future for this tiny suburb in the coming years due the following reasons;

Parks proximity
Proximity to Sunshine Hospital
Proximity to Shopping centres
Victoria University St Albans Campus
Melbourne CBD Proximity
Freeway access
St Albans and Sunshine gentrification
Tullamarine Freeway widening
M80 Ring road upgrade
Pros
  • Close to Airport
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"As it is"

Cons . After movinig to the Rowan Drive about 2 weeks in there was a car blown up in front of our house.
Hoons every weekend and some local idoits think it's calder raceway . Back of Rowan drive when going for walks all ways finding needles, broken glass dumped trash from weekend junkie gatherings and in summer time theres always some twits lighting fires at brimbank park backing on to Rowan drive.
Hopefully the new housing on Rowan drive fixes that.
Have been broken into and robbed once. Same as neighbor across the road.
Green Gully Reserve is a hang out for hoons, bong smokers and trouble makers after dark.
Kealba high was voted the worst high school in victoria.
Some Pros Did have great neighbors and we looked out for each other which was good.
Brimbank Park at the end of the street, Great park i must admit.
Keilor Downs Plaza great little shops with the best deil's in town.
Pros
  • good walking paths and access to the river
  • Park life
  • Views
  • short drive to Melbourne
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Great place to call home!"

The people living in Kealba enjoy a country lifestyle with a very good proximity to all major shopping centres and hot spots such as Highpoint, Water Gardens, Keilor, Niddrie & Essendon. Public transport is closely available and Tullamarine airport only a 5 minute drive which is great for travelling! I live here with my young family and we plan to be here for a long time, my wife and I are very happy with our decision to live in Kealba and we believe the area is way under valued at present.
Pros
  • short drive to Melbourne
  • good walking paths and access to the river
  • Park life
  • Views
Cons
  • Powerline maintanance
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A not so well known hidden paradise"

Well I have been living in Kealba for 9 years. This suburb provides exactly what I want for going around, shopping and schools. Everyday I go to work and back home so easy, thanks to Western Ring Road acess at Sunshine Avenue. The bus is at my door step. I feel sorry for people who live in a ..."expensive" areas in eastern side of the city struggling with trafics on a daily basic. Of course good suburb is not just about trafic, so what else do we need for a good living? a place with all amenities closed by?. You can get that in Kealba. The only problem with Kealba is that not many people heard about it. I find this so vague. In my opinion, the suburb deserved a 80/100 score
By the way, I did not experience any unsecure enviroment at all in Kealba yet we knoe that other suburb in the western and north western sides having some secirity problems every now and then.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids