Melton South, VIC 3338

3.4(18 reviews)

Ranked 346th best suburb by locals in Melbourne (Greater) Region, VIC

Great for

  • Internet access
  • Gym and fitness
  • Schools
  • Public transport
  • Childcare

Not great for

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  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Students

Reviews of Melton South, VIC

shazlink
shazlink
6th December 2021

"Melton South-A world of opportunities"

I moved to Melton South about 5years ago and purchased my first home. Friends and family were skeptical about how safe the area was.
Since I have lived here I have been very pleased with the area. There has been so much growth, changes in demographics and new developments pop up over the period. The council has also done a great job with recently updated the park & rec areas!
People are now seeing great value and potential in the area and I look forward to seeing what the future of Melton holds.

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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christine-m2
christine-m2
24th November 2021

"Family friendly"

I have lived here for over 30 years and raised 4 children, there are a lot of parkland and employment opportunity.

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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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roset10
roset10
14th October 2021

"Scary place"

spent my childhood growing up here, there were a minimum of 4 drug houses on my street. very unsafe and constant police activity. close to schools and shops but overall not a good area at all. trains leave the station once every 20-40 minutes, so not very good pt wise either.

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raegon
raegon

Hi. Mind if I ask, how long ago was that "childhood" of yours? Sometimes, other people judge an area based of what they think they know 20, 30 years ago somewhat forgetting that change can happen.

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emily-goumas
emily-goumas
13th January 2020

"Amazing Estate developments"

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"Melton South, the land of opportunity"

Melton South has potential to be something great! With older houses on big blocks its only inevitable that new people will buy into the area renovate or build new which will dramatically change the area for the better. This process has already began. Why buy a small over priced new house or home and land package when you can buy something already established close to shops, public transport and on a big block of land for a bargain price.

As time goes on Melton South will only improve.

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
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"Nice place for big families and who is going to have family"

I am living here with my family almost 5 year, Nice are quiet lifestyle to live in. Convenient to take the train to CBD and driving to other places are easy. Enjoy all public facilities. Ideal place for people who is having family or have a big family. Lots of options here and potential to grow!!!

Great for

  • Affordable
  • Rental return
  • Train station
  • Trains run usually within about 5 mins of timetable
  • Close to Melbourne

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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
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"Great for Investors or first home buyers"

Melton South is a cheaper and older part of the Melton area and it hasnt got the best reputation, but it has a lot going for it also. It has excellent schools and public transport. The housing is cheap and the rental return is good so this makes it great value if you are looking for an investment property.

Great for

  • Affordable
  • Rental return
  • Train station
  • Trains run usually within about 5 mins of timetable

Who lives here?

  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
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"Friendly old school neighbours share their backyard lemons, almonds over the back fence."

I'm a lady and I'm always walking or riding my bike .Have lived here for 5 years after living in richmond. Lots of young families whom like walking their kids to school. Rental prices going up. I'm seeing less of the rough types around now a days. Lots of people like having a chat with. Generally people are friendly. You can't judge a book by its cover. I've saved heaps of money living here and have found trustworthy solid gold friendships. I still work in the city but life is less stressful. I have made my own little family here and enjoy all the little blue wrens and milky way skies in my large backyard. I have ample rooms. The houses maybe old but have been built well with few cracking. If you are creative and a doer in life not a complainer this place may well be a good start.

Great for

  • Affordable
  • Rental return
  • Train station
  • Trains run usually within about 5 mins of timetable

Not great for

  • Limited shopping, regularly drive to Ballarat or Deer Park to get things that are unavailable here
  • Run down in parts

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
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"The Zone Suburb - surrounded by University and Schools that push up home prices"

Residential homes in and around Melton South, nearby the only Railway Station and Bus Terminal in Melton, is considered to be the best value for long term investment. It is an ideal family home address for young families with growing up school children. Victoria University, kindergartens, primary and secondary schools are surrounded at this perfect location for parents who prefer to walk their children to schools. It is not merely a big saving on transportation costs; but it also allows you to spend more quality time with your family.

Great for

  • Peaceful, Safe, Secure and Friendly Neighbourhoods
  • Affordable
  • Close to Melbourne
  • Rental return
  • Train station
  • Trains run usually within about 5 mins of timetable

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
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"Just dont do it... and heres why."

Melton South is ok, there are many nice streets, and only a few "bad" areas, but, you will get better elsewhere. Pay that small amount extra and buy into Melton, Melton West or Kurunjang, those 3 suburbs are lovely, well serviced and alot cleaner. As in investment area it is fine, but I just don't see why anyone would set up home there, when you can buy a house in a good street in the other Melton areas at not much extra cost.
For the record, the area is seedy, but it isn't thrown in your face. Your neighbour may be on drugs but they won't bother you.

Great for

  • Affordable
  • Rental return
  • Train station

Not great for

  • Melton is MUCH better
  • Run down in parts
  • Seedy in parts.
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"A country town yet not far from the CBD"

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  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
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"Be Wary"

If your thinking of moving here for cost effectiveness; please dont! Especially not with a family this is no place for kids to grow up. Look at Kurunjang or Melton West, so much better there. There are a lot of scum of the earth types that live here and don't give a rats if you need sleep to go to work the next day, they will just keep drinking their wine and screaming at the top of their lungs for everyone to hear, you'll have a brief gap, and think of sleep, but its only to refill the glass and start up again. Cops are well known to this area, at least on a weekly visitation basis. If like the majority of this area, there is no garage, make sure you have a petrol locking cap, or they will just rip of the cover off to steal your petrol. If for some unforeseen reason you have to move here, at least keep away from Oakfield Court, just off Fraser Street. Only a couple of good neighbours left, the rest were driven away to regain their sanity. It may look ok but it's the druggies and low down scum, that give this area a real bad name and there are plenty of those types around here. If you are renting be prepared for nothing to be done, most of the owners won't lft a finger to get anything repaired, unless they are legally obliged to. if you do only one thing, or everything right in your life, stay away from this area, it's the real bronx!!!

Great for

  • Close to Melbourne
  • Trains run usually within about 5 mins of timetable
  • Affordable

Not great for

  • Limited shopping, regularly drive to Ballarat or Deer Park to get things that are unavailable here
  • Plenty of drug and alcohol abusers
  • Buses drive right past you at the stop
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essendon43
essendon43

I agree with the staying away, but please don't make up crime statistics, they just aren't true.

gihan25
gihan25

I find this place to be real gem that you could find in this market.The development that is to happen would create a great living place.Check the developemnt that is happening allready in Woodgrove and the house projects that are coming up. Its time to move in before all , no place is bad or good as you think.Overtime demography change.The walking and Bicycle tracks give a meaning to life.And of cource the nearby station

mainulm
mainulm

It is a Good place to consider.

gihan25
gihan25

See my comments above in 2016-2017 and see where the house prices now - almost doubled. And the growth only began .... I recon it will skyrocket in the coming years

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"Melton South is a pretty good place to live."

Ok this is a long way from paradise but its not too bad either. Have lived here for nearly four years & have for the most part enjoyed the time here. No real problems to speak of & the fresh air is great for my previously unhealthy lungs living in the City. Major Shopping Centre & local amenities are good & suit all people. Melton South is overall a good place to live.

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"Id rather swallow razor blades"

I grew up here. I felt like I was living in the terrible end of a terrible suburb ... my only saviour was the fact that the train station was in Melton South so that I could get out. My family still live there and they are fine with it. I personally like to live my life doing things. The school I attend there was shocking. If material things mean a lot to you then yes, by all means go there. You'll get a big house on a big block for little money. In my opinion ... you get what you pay for. I'd sooner live in the Bronx ... at least there would be stuff to do there.

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  • Families with kids
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"Great area but............"

You are taken by the green when you enter the estate and it is so different and refreshing compared to all the tree less flat estates in the western suburbs.
The Pros
* It has a nice golf course and a comfortable and historic golf club that is heritage listed.
* recycled water
* Fibre to your home (fast internet & no roof antenas)
* forest
* no hoons (yet)
* houses are nice and land is cheap

The Bad
* Body Corporate fees of $1200+ pa plus high council rates on top of that to maintain the forest and the parks.
* No public transport and none in sight. Have rung all the local service providers, and the estate is not even on their radar for a few more years. The closest secondary schools are in Melton. 10km +
* Closest shops are in Melton, but your best bet is to go to Watergardens or Caroline Springs, where you have a greater variety of retail stores built this century . 25km +
* low prospect of resale to get your build price in the next 5 years. Slow land release and lots of land to go. (2500 lots ?)
* "pioneering spirit" it seems they are all wanting to be the pioneer.......just ask for the association meeting minutes at the sales office. They are not willing to give them up for a look. I wondered why? I got my hands on them, as they give you an indication of the "community spirit" or lack of.


The state goverment needs to have a good look at themselves for continuing to allow estates in fringe locations of Melbourne with no infrastructure to be allowed to be developed. This place could be great, but without the facilities it simply not good enough for young families or families with school age children.

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  • Professionals
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"Beautiful"

We were looking at a place that was quiet and away from everything. We found Eynesbury to be a wonderful place to live. Very clean and tidy. There are some drawbacks. You need to drive into Melton to shop. There is a fee of $1020 (roughly) per year for the life of the home to maintain parks and gardens. What I loved about this area is that you aren't allowed to have any cats!! Overall an awesome place to live and ideal for retirees. Just too far out for what we were looking for.

Who lives here?

  • Retirees
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"it just keeps getting better!"

I grew up in Melton, and had mixed feelings about moving back here. However, the amount of new facilities on offer, and the new Deer Park bypass making it only 25 mins to the city, i honestly have no idea why this place has not got a median house price +100,000 above what it does. Parks all over the place and really good access to health facilities. I think an upgrade of the Melton train station is in order, but besides that i love it.

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"Ultimate in country living on the city fringe"

A modern town in a rural locality, Eynesbury is a brand new town which saw its first residents move in early in 2009. Based just 40 mins from Melbourne's CBD, Eynesbury is an ideal home for families seeking an affluent lifestyle or investment opportunity. Combining modern housing, local shopping, recreation and entertainment, Eynesbury plays host to a golf course with a cafe, restaurant and function centre, football and soccer ovals, an equestrian centre and both tennis and basketball courts. It provides residents with sweeping views of country Victoria and is bordered by Parwan, Exford, Mount Cottrell, Balliang East, Quandong and Wydnham Vale. This beautiful town offers the ultimate in country living on the city fringe and will eventually play host to a school, a number of nature trails and a nature reserve.

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  • Retirees
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