9.1 out of 10

Lalor

Ranked 76th best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.669462553994 145.023835825094
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Schools
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Medical Facilities
  • Cost of Living
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

..2 ..2
4/5
Apr 11, 2017

"Surprisingly awesome"

Gentrifying but still holds a fantastic old school multicultural community ethos. Vibrant market, great food, excellent library and close to everything you need on a day to day basis. Not the end of the earth, will hipsterise with the ripple effect from the inner north.
Pros
  • Community
  • shopping
  • transport
  • access to freeways
  • selection of cuisine
Cons
  • nightlife
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Hipsters
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • 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 21, 2017

"Not surprised."

Lalor is not far from the city and the train/ buses are great. Beats renting inner city with the noise, traffic and graffiti (moved from Brunswick)
the cost of renting a new 2 bedroom unit with some land is excellent. Markets are very good and a mixed demographic is pleasant. Ring road is near and so is Preston Market, which we love going to.
Pros
  • parking
  • shopping
  • transport
  • access to freeways
  • selection of cuisine
Cons
  • nightlife
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
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
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • 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
Aug 27, 2016

"Rejuvenation."

It is more than I expected after moving back to the North 18 years later.
Priced out of Reservoir and Preston but was surprised at the markets and shops here. Reservoir has none of this so I am glad that we made the move. Old houses are being pulled down for new units.
As Lalor is an older suburb most infrastructure and services are here. Younger people coming back into the area.
Feel safe here, I have rented in some 10 other Melbourne suburbs and find Lalor on par with others for noise and traffic.
Pros
  • parking
  • shopping
  • transport
  • access to freeways
  • selection of cuisine
Cons
  • nightlife
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • 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 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+

"Demograhic change coming..."

As people get priced out of Preston and Reservoir, the next option turns to Lalor and Thomastown. A lot of young professionals are moving into the area buying into either units and townhouses. A lot of construction happening at the moment with many builders opting to purchase old properties to knock down and sub divide.
I have noticed a lot of the shops on station st are beginning to get that Fitzroy/Northcote overhaul and it wont be long until the cafes are taken over by gen y's.
One of the best fruit markets in Melbourne which is situated at Station St. a great community spirit which is based on multiculturalism and history.
As the properties continue to develop and improve so will Lalor. Get on now before the prices start to soar.
Pros
  • selection of cuisine
  • direct access to cbd
  • developing character
  • parking
  • shopping
  • transport
  • access to freeways
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
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
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 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 4/5
2yrs+

"LoveLalor"

Pros
  • access to freeways
  • parking
  • shopping
  • transport
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
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 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Camboz"

A place which is a affordable and effectively livable
Pros
  • parking
  • shopping
  • transport
Cons
  • nightlife
  • teenagerz
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 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+

"love it"

beautiful place to live.nice and quite. All the amenities.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
MOK MOK
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great for families, shopping and even entertainment....."

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

"Great place to to live"

Great place to live, a lot of the european residents of the 70s/80s have now moved on. (either sold or renting). The area has way to many rental properties, bringing in bogan neighbours who don't look after there gardens and giving the once beautifull kept gardens and clean streets a bad look. I highly recommend buying in the area to live, if you want to buy and rent it out or develop, piss off to another suburb.

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

"Lalor, Melbourne"

Lalor is a multicultural suburb.Not much to do around there. Close to Epping Plazza and public transport
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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