4.4 out of 10

Livingstone Road, Eltham

Ranked 1st best street in Eltham
-37.7099183699 145.1572019771
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Transport
Not great for
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Safe & Sound
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees


3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • 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 3/5

"Where I grew up"

My Grandparents moved to this street in 1956, back then it was the backwoods of Melbourne, unpaved and no Eltham station. It has become a lot busier since then but has retained most of the leafy rural charm being in the heart of the 'green wedge' of Melbourne.

Everything you need is within walking distance- Shops, library, station, schools (high and primary), and there are heaps of bike/walking trails along the nearby diamond creek.

On the downside there are quite a few high density units popping up on the street reducing the 'neighbourly' feel, and it is very hilly. Also the rates etc. have gone through the roof since the '50s as the area is in high demand from developers.

On the whole a splendid and delightful street in beautiful Eltham ;)

P.S. Yes there are a few car hoons in the area so watch out!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • 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 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"A grumpy visitor to Livingstone Rd"

My boyfriend lives on this road in Eltham. Normally it is a nice and peaceful street, but recently an unknown driver SMASHED into my car that was parked legally on the street. They drove off, leaving my car undrivable. Therefore, although Livingstone Rd is normally a pleasant place, it is home to hoons and generally unpleasant folk.
jotoma Squiddycat, what are the neighbors like in your street? You rated them pretty low at 1/5
squiddycat Well, from the people I have met, they weren't very helpful in giving details as to what they heard about the crash. Otherwise, they weren't all that bad. I was just grumpy at the time.
mrated Is the street usually that bad or did you just happen to pick the wrong day to park in the street? Any other damage to cars on a normal day?
RecidivousJim Well, mrated, normally I can say that there are no car smashings going on. However, there is a fair amount of traffic. Plus I don't park on the street anymore. :)
RecidivousJim That previous comment is from Squiddycat through Jim's profile.
jotoma Thanks squiddycat, I've rated your review helpful.
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