9.3 out of 10

Montmorency

Ranked 21st best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.7182598300334 145.12248352372
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
Jul 31, 2018

"Monty - the suburb with the country feel!"

Monty is a small suburb with a great little shopping village. Hilly, Gum trees & peace and quiet are notable here. Whilst there has been development the land is affordable for families wanting to build within the burbs.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
1/5
Jul 11, 2018

"Gangs moving in, crime rate goes up."

Northeastern side used to be good but nowadays, increasing crimes as gangs moving in. Police presences used to be enough but no longer. Such a pity.
alfas
alfas Are you being serious? What gangs and where's your evidence? Peaceful subdued with a great main street with cafes, shops, a handful of restaurants and other shops. One of the quietest suburbs in Melbourne and great for families.
Jul 22, 2018
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Jan 14, 2018

"Fabulous gem 100% happy"

Large blocks, surprisingly close to everything.
Kids playing with neighbours like the olden days. Roller skating, bunnings, cafes, train station (eltham TS is equally as close), water parks, miniature train rides, bushwalking.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Dec 18, 2017

"Like a small country town, with a train station and easy commute to the city"

Monty is a great family suburb with great primary schools (both Montmorency South Primary School and Montmorency Primary School) and friendly local shopkeepers who learn your name.
A very leafy area, with lots of local birdlife and trees makes for a great country atmosphere - like Mount Dandenong, but without the bushfires! And only a 40 minute train ride from town.
The only small complaint would be that the footpaths are a tad small and uneven (probably due to tree roots) - but that's nitpicking!
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 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
  • 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+

"Great Family Suburb"

Been living here 10 months and love the place. Great food and coffee with beautiful tree lined streets.
Local catholic school is great and great area for families.
Pros
  • Clean
  • Quiet
  • Safe
  • local connection
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5
2yrs+

"Rustic, hilly, pricey"

Pros
  • Clean
  • Quiet
  • Safe
  • plenty of wildlife
Cons
  • Too expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"My favourite suburb!"

We looked at many different suburbs when we relocated to Melbourne, but decided that Montmorency was for us and we don't regret settling here. It's a beautiful area with a lush green canopy, great views, lots of parks and green spaces. Were Street has great little cafes, restaurants and delis and is really bustling in the evenings and at weekends. Parking is easy and plentiful at the station with a 40-odd minute run into the city. Shopping at Greensborough or Doncaster is just round the corner, but it's easy to find peace and quiet; the Yarra Valley is close too. Property prices aren't the cheapest in the outlying suburbs and Monty is a small suburb with fewer properties coming to market, but it's prices seem comparable to Eltham or Greensborough. Older and less well-maintained properties are being snapped up for redevelopment but there's local resistance to over-development. The recent expensive and high-density apartment block near the station is a sign of the way things are going to go in Monty I fear!
Pros
  • Clean
  • Quiet
  • Safe
  • local connection
  • plenty of wildlife
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Whats Not to Love?"

Montmorency is condensed Melbourne, Stylish, Humble and Hot. Clever folk enjoy enviable city access, magnificent canopy and geniune family spaces. Chris Miller - Morrison Kleeman
Pros
  • Clean
  • Quiet
  • Safe
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
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 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Melbournes best kept secret!"

Montmorency has the unique blend of leafy streets and a bustling little community centre where you can do all of your weekly shopping and enjoy a latte with people going by that you know. We have a great mix of people, its a very progressive suburb. It is an easy drive into the countryside to enjoy vineyards or the yarra river and an equally easy commute to the city.
Pros
  • plenty of wildlife
  • good shopping
  • strong community
  • Clean
  • Quiet
  • Safe
  • local connection
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"Monty, Town in the City"

Montmorency is like living in a small town, just with the convience of a large city next door. Were Street has awesome cafe's, pet shop, clothes shop, take away's, supermarket, butchers, deli, travel agent, accountant, dentist and hair dressers galore to mention a few of the traders packed into one street. At the bottom of the street is the train and around the corner are the schools.
Being an Ex country dweller this is the perfect city address.
Pros
  • Clean
  • Quiet
  • Safe
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 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
  • 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+

"Country feel in the city"

I live amongst a canopy of green trees on a hill tucked in a quiet street that only people whom live in the street know it. (Gordon Grove) Close to cafe and shops and a great feel of "connection" which is lost in the "URBAN SPRAWL" A uniqule stylish, with a chic feel. To think that I bought in Monty 6 years ago because I could not afford Doncaster. I would not buy in Doncaster if i had all the money in the world.
Pros
  • local connection
  • Clean
  • Quiet
  • Safe
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
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
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • 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 4/5
2yrs+

"Quiet and out of the way, yet still right near everything"

Montmorency seems to be a suburb many people just drive right by and never notice. The good thing about that is that it's quite often peaceful and quiet. On the other side though, theres plenty of schools nearby, post office and great fresh shops near the very safe station plus it's only a 5 minute drive to Greensborough Plaza or a 10 minute drive to Doncaster Shopping Town. Very affordable and relaxing place to live.
Pros
  • Safe
  • Clean
  • Quiet
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A rare jewel of a township, tucked away from the busy streets"

I occassionally visit 'Monty', which I would know about except for a resident friend whom I meet for coffees in the middle of town (many great cafes by the way). I'm only aware of two suburbs which have the shopping strip located away from the busy streets so that only the locals know about it. And that Montmorency and Brighton. The view down to the leafy train station is splendid.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

""Monty' - the only place to live!"

I'm from Oakleigh originally and when given a choice by my new husband to stay in Monty or sell and move more over my side of town I chose Monty! It was the best decision I ever made, the community feel, location to shops, kinders and schools and the best friends I have made through the Kinder and School. My husband has grown up in Monty and I have never regretted settling here. Even if I won Tatts I wouldn't move!
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
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 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great for families"

Monty is my favourite suburb I have lived in. It has a great community feel. Fantastic for kids. Great schools and facilities either in the suburb or neighbouring suburbs.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A great-value suburb that is experiencing a resurgence of new families"

Monty is a relatively small suburb, and the main shopping street (Were St) is tucked away from general traffic. It's hilly, green, and generally has mainly a post-WW2 to 80's housing stock. There is a substantial amount of development going on, but most is relatively sympathetic to the surrounds. The primary schools and preschools are good. It takes about 45 min to get to the city on the train. There seem to be lots of new families moving into the area - as older families downsize.
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 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+
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Best Streets in Montmorency

1

Cressy Street

4.5/5
"Warm country feel in middle of the city"
-37.7295005223 145.1287064279
2

Wooded Way

4/5
"Location, Location, Location!"
-37.7217311821 145.1248268804
"19 km to the city but still closed to the parks and wineries & public transport ."
-37.7223172 145.1210336

Unranked Streets in Montmorency

"Great community vibe!"
-37.7274514655 145.1335695226

Gordon Gve

4.5/5
"Quiet cul de sac with long standing house owners."
-37.7168032006 145.1345120887

James Street

2.5/5
"Steep hill but suitable location"
-37.7224825029 145.1234881634

Were Street

4.5/5
"A hidden village gem, and great coffee!"
-37.7174691441 145.1210019745
"Great street close to All amenities"
-37.7181726535 145.1164803893
"Country feel on the city fringe"
-37.7197435971 145.1351951076
"A quiet street in a convenient location"
-37.7134359174 145.1261792579

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