9.0 out of 10

Maidstone

Ranked 75th best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.7802649713974 144.872748546491
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
11 hours ago

"True gem - quiet and close to everything!"

Friendly neighbourhood, quiet, safe, surrounded by ample of food choices, next to Footscray and Highpoint, about 8km to the city - most importantly, properties are still very affordable.
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1/5
Nov 05, 2017

"A small suburb"

Abit boring
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Aug 16, 2017

"Safe and quiet suburb 8kms from the city"

Quiet and alot of parklands and close to the river for walks.
Close to city, highpoint, footscray for entertainment and work
Good schools and friendly people.
Abit far from train stations but theres alot of busses.
Houses are spreadout and roads are wide with nice footpaths for walking or biking.
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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 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • 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 1/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Feb 18, 2017

"Very Quiet and Family Oriented suburb!"

I love Maidstone, it has very nice friendly people, lots of recreation, good public transport, but houses prices are going up as the suburb is developing quite fast. If you're a parent, please do not go to Maribyrnong College, for the safety of your children as the school has horrible peers, rude teachers, crumbling facilities and disgusting toilets, make sure your child chooses Braybrook College, Footscray College or try out an selective school such as Melb High or Suzanne Cory! I really love Maidstone, but schools do need a huge amount of improvement. Shopping is quite nice as there are loads of shops on Barkly Street strip or Highpoint.
Pros
  • Lots of parks.
  • Period houses.
  • Public transport.
Cons
  • Area is becoming more medium density, as prices go up.
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4/5 rating details
  • Nightlife 1/5
Feb 07, 2017

"Close to everything"

Whether it's a shopping centre, a swimming pool, tennis courts, the city, food, transport, a church, Maidstone's prime location gives it's residents superior access to what Melbourne has to offer - and without a heavy price.

In terms of the suburb's aesthetic - it's streetscapes are a mixed bag, most of the best streets are in the north and south ends of the suburb. Better looking streets tend to have better people who take care of their gardens, lawns and nature strips. The suburb, being next to Highpoint does cop a bit of traffic.

Childcare and small parks are not hard to find in Maidstone. Cafs have started popping in and around Maidstone, and we can assume there is more to come brought by the gentrification of nearby Footscray.
Pros
  • Lots of parks.
  • Period houses.
Cons
  • Area is becoming more medium density, as prices go up.
  • Not as trendy as Seddon/Yarraville.
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  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A true gem in the inner west of Melbourne"

I have been living in Maidstone for more than 4 years and I am absolutely loving it! It takes me 25 minutes door-to-door to get to my workplace in the CBD (Collins St) in the morning. Food choices are ample in West Footscray, Footscray, High Point, Yarraville, Seddon, Kensington, and Flemington.

High Point has improved greatly since we moved into Maidstone. There are now more shops (to name some, Zara Home, Apple Store) to meet the needs of young professional families.

I can't think of a better place in Melbourne that has the convenience to the CBD and has all the amenities that a family needs at an affordable house price.
Pros
  • Lots of parks.
  • Period houses.
Cons
  • Area is becoming more medium density, as prices go up.
Recommended for
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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A wonderful place to call home."

We purchased in Maidstone last year and have had no regrets buying here. Our criteria at the time was a period home, as close as possible to the CBD, that was affordable. Maidstone fit the bill perfectly. The area has a lot of period homes, mostly built around the 1920's, along with new medium density townhouses (for those that swing that way). As Maidstone houses prices haven risen, more and more houses are renovated and new townhouses built. The people here are friendly, the neighbours have been wonderful and we feel safe living here. The area has improved significantly in the last few years, with a lot of money being spent on public spaces by the council. There are plenty of parks around, (including two dog parks), all of which are maintained very well. There are train, trams and buses within walking distance. Ultimately, we recommend the area to anyone considering moving here.
Pros
  • Period houses.
  • Lots of parks.
  • Public transport.
Cons
  • Not as trendy as Seddon/Yarraville.
  • Area is becoming more medium density, as prices go up.
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5/5
2yrs+

"Great investment and family living so close to the cbd!"

Me and my partner are a young couple and we were looking for a property we could live in and renovate and hope for capitol growth. Maidstone seemed the perfect option and hasnt dissapointed! we bought a period home on a large block 10kms from the cbd for well under $500k!
We are loving highpoint, ascot vale cafes, parks, really everything we need!. We were very sceptic about the western suburbs but things are changing and now is the chance to get in! you wont regret, love it!
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Maidstone still good value."

People tell me that I am lucky to have bought my house in Maidstone ten years ago, as it was a lot cheaper back then. I remember that a lot of people back then told me that they will wait for cheaper houses to be available. I was not lucky, just smart as I have seen my house increase in value at a very good rate for the past 10 years.
The reason for this is location. We have easy access to the CBD, Highpoint is a short walk away and Williamstown is a 15 minute drive, which is great for summer. We often take our children and dogs for a walk along the Maribynong River and when we have a few hours we go for a bike ride around the River Bend. We also head to Yarraville, Seddon, Footscray Moonee Ponds and Ascot Vale for Cafes and shopping aswell.
The best part about Maidstone is that we have everything we need in our local shops, with so much more near by.
Maidstone is still undervalued, ask anyone who lives in the area why they wont sell. The answer will be because they love the location and know to find someing similar will cost a lot more. Sure there is other suburbs close to Melbourne, but who can afford $900,00 plus for a little house. Stick to Maidstone and you will find a good size house around $600 - 700,00 just don't be the one who is still waiting for a cheaper house to come along, as you will miss out!And my house is not for sale, I am not selling, so don't ask! Regards John..
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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 5/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great place to live in Melbourne"

8 km from the city - good for young professional working in the city
High Point Shopping center at door step - Paradise for shopping Lover
Choice of many gyms and sports center - Paradise for Athletics and sports lover
Maribernong River - Great for jogging or Walk
Public Transport - Plenty of Bus and Tram service
Internet and Pay TV access - Can't complain
Schools - many primary and secondary schools around & Victoria Uni campus is close by
Medical center - 24 hr Hospital and medical center at the doorstep
Racecourse at doorstep
Parks, Garden and Medway Golfcourse
Bowling, cinemas, restaurant & Bar at highpoint shopping centre
Name any shops such as furniture, entertainment etc and you have it in maidstone such as JB HI Fi, Harvey Norman, Good Guys, Clive Peter,
Age care and child care facilities
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • 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 3/5
  • 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+

"maribyrnong without quite the price tag"

maribyrnong really is maidstone only maidstone is cheaper. I live in this little known suburb ...at least it was 9 years ago. the prices are skyrocketing but still bargains to be had. i have dogs and love the water and walkways. eateries are abound and i have never had any trouble in my suburb. bus direct to highpoint constantly. great 8 kms to the cbd,, unbeleivable. try and by a place with a friend or mate or may never have a hope of owning the aussie dream
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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 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A tranquil place 10km from the cbd, with all the conviences close by."

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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • 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+

"A Hidden Gem"

Maidstone is a hidden Gem. Growth this suburb has seen has not been experienced by any suburbs in Melbourne region. It is only 8klms away from city and close to everything with Train Tram Bus services and also 10 min drive from the epicentre of melbourne on & off peak hours. I really want to invest in this suburb but past few months i gather everyone has realised that and the rates are only northwards. But if you have money and looking to buy something - this is the ONLY suburb to invest in.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great place if you can get in!!"

We brought in Maidstone 3 years ago and so glad we did!
Close to everything, inluding a 10 min drive to the city. Traffic flows well at peak times which is a big plus.

We wanted to buy an investment property but people seem to be catching on to Maidtsone.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • 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
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Contemporary quiet stress free living in Maidstone"

Maidstone is conveniently located 8 kms from the CBD. Here awaits the busy professional couple or young family looking for a contemporary approach to carefree luxury living and entertaining. Surrounded with many parks, the suburb is situated close to public transport, schools, Maribyrnong River, Western Hospital, Aquatic Centre, Medway Golf Club and Victoria University. For all your retail therapy and entertainment needs, it is only minutes walk from Highpoint Shopping Centre and restaurants.
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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 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+
Recommended for
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  • Families with kids

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