8.7 out of 10

Mitcham

Ranked 141st best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.8138410372127 145.203403357136
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
  • Public Transport
  • Neighbourly Spirit
Not great for
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Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Parking 2/5
Sep 29, 2016

"Hidden gem with nearly everything you could ask for!"

Mitcham is a beautiful leafy-green suburb in a great location. It is a quick drive to the fabulous Eastland shopping centre where you can stop in for a shop, catch a movie or grab a delicious bite at the funky new restaurants. It's quick to jump on the eastern freeway and the train station was also upgraded not too long ago.

There are lots of great cafes to eat at on the weekend. We like to walk the dog at Halliday Park which is absolutely buzzing on weekends - especially when the sun is out! Mullum mullum reserve is also a short drive away for those moments you need to escape the hustle and bustle for a nice bush walk. Its amazing to find such a place in the middle of suburbia.

We also love to take our interstate guests for a drive to nearby Warrandyte and it is also a bonus being close to the Yarra Valley.

The one downfall I would say is the local shopping centre and Coles. It is a little outdated and could do with a revamp. They often have low stocks or not so many options. There is a local fruit and veg but they also keep low stocks it seems. Tunstall square and Brentford square are both only a short drive away and provide a better grocery shop in my opinion.
Pros
  • Location
  • Public Trasnport
Cons
  • Mitcham Private Hospital causes issues with parking
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • 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 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Jul 28, 2016

"MITCHAM - A must to come and visit"

M - Money to be made (median prices rising)
I - Investments (plenty of good investment opportunity)
T - Travelling (bus, east link, train station, walking)
C - Community to bring a family up in (dog parks, walking tracks, pubs, library, senior citizen centre, churches, temples)
H - Hub of the eastern suburbs (huge selection of shopping eg. Doncaster Shopping Centre, Eastland Shopping centre, Knox Shopping Centre, The Glen Shopping Centre, Forest Hill Shopping Centre, Chadstone Shopping Centre
A - Amenities (shops, station, schools, childcare, post office, banks, hotel, bakery, real estate agency's, cafes, hairdressers, beauty salons)
M - Multicultural (Every nationality you can think of)
Pros
  • New underground train station
  • Central location
  • Leafy
  • Location
  • Public Trasnport
  • Safe
  • Dog lovers
  • friendly
Cons
  • Temporary inconvenience of works done on footpaths of Whitehorse Road
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • 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 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • 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
Jun 30, 2016

"Magnificent Mitcham!"

As a resident and Property Manager in Mitcham I feel I have great insight into the area and can honestly say it is a fantastic place to live/work!

Firstly Mitcham is located in a perfect spot next to top performing suburbs like Donvale, Blackburn, Vermont and Nunawading. It's wedged between major freeways including the Eastern freeway and Eastlink, the newly renovated Mitcham train station (with 20-25 minutes express services to he CBD), major shopping centres (including newly renovated Eastland) and littered with parks/walking tracks.

Mitcham offers good shopping amenities including Coles, post office, gyms, cafes, restaurants and speciality shops, but is still close to bigger shopping centres including Knox, The Glen and Eastland.

Yarran Dheran Nature Reserve is a lovey scenic part of Mitcham to get away for a quiet walk and Simpson Park is dog friendly if you want to let you dog off the lead for a play!

From a Property Managers perspective its a great place to live for tenants and is quite popular for the above reasons. For investors Mitcham offers good sized blocks which are great for developing, but can be quite expensive depending where you buy in Mitcham.

With lots of apartments popping up in the area you can grab a bargain if you want to buy an small apartment for under 300K, but the rental yield is high and they are popular with tenants due to location and how modern they are.

Overall its a lovely multi cultural place to live and certainly recommend it to anyone thinking of buying or investing here!

I'd be more than happy to give any investor advice, so feel free to contact me - Monique Holgye Property Manager Mitcham
Pros
  • Its own dog park
  • Beautiful tree lined streets
  • Express trains to city
  • Location
  • Public Trasnport
  • Safe
  • Dog lovers
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • 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
Jun 18, 2015

"Great Suburb, close to everything!"

Mitcham is a great Eastern suburb with all city conveniences without the city's bad traffic! Located only 20kms from the city, and with two train stations it is an easy 30 min commute into the city via public transport.
With many restaurants and cafes popping up, the dining options have become fantastic and the people are extremely friendly and welcoming. With 80% of Mitcham being owner occupied, there is both great longstanding families and investors residing within Mitcham. Very Family friendly, and also great for singles and young professionals with great shopping, public transport and cafes and dining.
Pros
  • friendly
  • Good food
  • Great shopping
  • Location
  • Public Trasnport
  • Safe
  • Dog lovers
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Nice Suburb"

Nice Suburb, got schools, parks, shops and public transport. Really good family suburb.
Pros
  • Location
  • Public Trasnport
  • Safe
Cons
  • Temporary inconvenience due to works at Mitcham level crossing
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Mitcham Vic. Green and quiet"

Great area, close to public transport buses and trains. Not too far from highway links to the city. Lack of parking due to station upgrade makes commuting difficult and no lift at new station makes it difficult for the disabled. Lots of shops, trees and parks. Very little in the way of nightlife. House prices are getting very high putting out of the reach of many families.
Pros
  • Location
  • Public Trasnport
  • Safe
  • Dog lovers
Cons
  • House prices getting too high
  • Temporary inconvenience due to works at Mitcham level crossing
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • 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+

"Mitcham - a 'destination' suburb"

Mitcham is one of those popular leafy eastern suburbs where many people aspire to live.
There are many character homes (some still original and some extended and renovated), excellent shops and and heaps of parks/bushland walking tracks.
Mitcham also has better public transport than suburbs (train and bus to CBD).
The local schools are excellent (four primary, one secondary) and there is easy access to surrounding private and Catholic schools.
There is not much 'nightlife' to speak of, but the Mitcham Hotel has great meals and occasional live music.
Mitcham has retained much of its village feel - the central main shopping centre has a supermarket, medical services, restaurants and cafes filled with regulars.
Residents are a mixture of long time older residents and families / couples of all ages.
Pros
  • Dog lovers
  • Location
  • Public Trasnport
  • Safe
Cons
  • Temporary inconvenience due to works at Mitcham level crossing
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"Quiet area"

Nice place to live ,close to every thing but little traffic noise .
Slowly old houses are being replaced or done up with units replacing older homes .
Lovely and green with many species of birds and other wildlife .
Slowly but steady the prices have risen with good growth over the long term .
Pros
  • Location
  • Public Trasnport
  • Safe
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • 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 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • 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
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
2yrs+

"Quiet suburb living within 30 minutes of the city"

Mitcham is a safe, tranquil and conveniently located suburb. It's a very good neighbourhood with friendly people around. Also close to a number of major shopping complexes and public transport (30 minutes to the city by train).
Pros
  • Public Trasnport
  • Safe
  • Location
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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 4/5
  • 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+

"Easy to live, great access to all facilites"

Quiet place, great access to transport, shops and cafes. Good re-sale for homes, good sporting facilities, great for dogs, nice mix of couples, families and older people. Good newsagent, medical and dental surgeries, close to larger shopping centres, freeway to city and peninsula, fully staffed train station with parking.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • 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+

"Perfect Place for Raising the Family"

Approximately 7 square kilometers in size, Mitcham is a perfectly located suburb of Melbourne. With a train line linking Mitcham to the heart of the city, and highways providing easy access to tourism sites such as the Dandenong Ranges National Park and its Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens, the superb wineries of the Yarra Valley and the amazing Healesville Sanctuary, Mitcham is an excellent location in which to live.

Mitcham is also located at the beginning of the new Eastlink tollway which runs 39km from Mitcham to Frankston, linking the eastern suburbs to the south-eastern Melbourne suburbs.

With almost 8% of its total area covered in parkland (29 parks in all), the name Mitcham was derived from a place near Croydon in Surrey, England.

When Mitcham’s first school, a private school for 27 students became insufficient, a State school was established and opened in August 1888. The school was originally located right next to the corner of Whitehorse Rd, where Mitcham’s Coles supermarket now stands. It moved to its current location in May 1930. Today, Mitcham is home to 4 schools and 4 childcare centers, as well as numerous shops, cafes and restaurants, which service its ever growing population.

Homes in the area were predominantly built in the 1950s and 60s, with a mixture of weatherboards and brick veneers lining the mostly tree-lined streets, however some houses date back to as early as last century. As the demand for Mitcham has grown, so too have the house prices and as a result many renovations have been taking place as the area continues to increase in value.

For more information on this area or to view properties for sale in the area please see www.philipwebb.com.au
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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1

Page St

5/5
"Beyond Compare"
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2

Halls Pde

4.5/5
"Nice pocket of Mitcham"
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3

Delhi St

4.5/5
"Small but sweet"
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4

Fellows St

4.5/5
"I love this street! 5 stars!"
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5

Orient Ave

4.5/5
"A beautiful leafy street !"
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6

Rosstrevor Crs

4.5/5
"One of Mitcham's most sought after street"
-37.8281557747 145.193593225
"Nice quiet Avenue"
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8

Vernal Ave

4.5/5
"My favourite Street in Mitcham!"
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9

Glenburnie Rd

4.5/5
"Country feel close to the action"
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