9.5 out of 10

Kew East

Ranked 8th best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.7852514638876 145.049246987551
Great for
  • Parking
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
  • Neighbourly Spirit
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
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Reviews

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 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Mar 16, 2017

"Family fun"

We love living in Kew East for its open spaces, abundance of parks, walkability to cafes, shops, supermarket, child care, schools, kinder, gyms, trams and buses. The lifestyle is relaxed and the area is full of friendly professional and family orientated people. Having lived here for my whole 40 years of life it has been a great place to grow up and bring up my own family. It has beautiful heritage houses and big spacious blocks and wide streets. Nightlife is very quiet- great for us. We can easily get to where ever we want to go - zoo, museum, carlton north cafes, shopping centres, Brunswick st - in a short drive. We will be here for decades to come!
Pros
  • Parks
  • Trees
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 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+

"Green, leafy and tranquil"

We moved to Kew East from Northcote one year ago, and we have never regretted it. In fact, we feel so lucky that we were priced out of the market in Northcote, as Kew East is like a breath of fresh air in comparison. It is a quiet, safe, family friendly area, with lots of trees and beautiful gardens.

Hays Paddock is amazing. We walk our dogs there every morning before work. It is almost like being in the country, with all of the gum trees and native birds.

The house block sizes are huge in Kew East, and the houses are very good quality. People are friendly and considerate. Overall, it has been the best move that we have ever made. We are incredibly happy here and cannot imagine living anywhere else.

I highly recommend it to anyone wanting a safe, quieter area, but close to the city.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
CPD CPD
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 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • 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
2yrs+

"10 years and still loving it"

Our family moved to East Kew from the inner city 10 years ago and we're still loving it. The choice of schools is vast and the local primary school is rated as one of the best in the State, it's safe and easy to get around (no city and sports traffic), the parks are incredible and the neighbours friendly. Brunswick and Smith Streets are minutes away via the freeway and it's an easy commute into the city. Our kids have thrived living here.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • 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 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A safe, quiet, friendly place to relax & enjoy good neighbours"

A great suburb for quality built houses that are not subject to excessive seasonal soil movement, solid value of property, no termites that I have come across, and really good return on investment from renovating/extending especially around Spruzen & White Aves. Be sure to get a building report done for peace of mind.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A very sweet life."

Friendly and clean suburb, close to the schools and to transport. In the early morning the streets are filled with young children heading to school, calling out to each other and laughing, mums with prams waving hello, elderly men or women tending to their lovely gardens.On the week-ends kids are off riding their bikes or scooters or skate boards. They are allowed on the school grounds on week-ends to play and there are numerous parks with great footy and tennis and sport facilities. Kids love Hays paddock too and everyone knows who is who. Life here is safe, and community minded. School systems public or private are excellent. Streets in Kew East are minutes away from trams and bus stops and easy access to medical and sports centres, grocery shops, cafes, restaurants bakeries and more. Larger shopping centres such as Victoria Gardens or Doncaster Shopping Mall are only fifteen minutes away. It perhaps lacks the shopping facilities of Glenferrie rd in nearby Hawthorn but it is much better this way.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Booming area for Families"

Have been here for nearly 10 years and in that time have experienced most of what Kew East has to offer in terms of family facilities. Great parks, walking tracks, bike tracks. The kindergartens and schools are excellent. Many nearby recreation centres offer an abundance of fitness programmes and facilities for people of all ages. Public transport is convenient and the freeway provides fast access to the city, the airport, and eastlink if you want to head further out of town. The spirit is community-minded and friendly. I hope to be here for at least another 10 years.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
4/5
2yrs+

"Ideal for families and professionals"

An ideal setting for young families and professionals, Kew is a well-renowned area bounded by the Yarra River. It plays host to a primary school and a secondary school and is home to a small local shopping village. Kew East’s population of over 6,000 can enjoy two local golf clubs, four churches and easy access into Melbourne’s CBD. The Eastern Freeway also runs across the centre of the suburb, so it makes an ideal location for those who travel a lot. Trams and buses service the area and link it with its neighbours, which include Alphington, Kew, Balwyn North, Bulleen and Ivanhoe. The average cost of property in the area currently sits at around $840,000.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids

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-37.7923963193 145.0545715546
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