Moonee Ponds, VIC 3039

4.6(19 reviews)

Ranked 33rd best suburb by locals in Melbourne (Greater) Region, VIC

Great for

  • Parks and recreation
  • Internet access
  • Public transport
  • Gym and fitness
  • Neighbourly spirit

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Reviews of Moonee Ponds, VIC

26th February 2024

"Inner city burb with space, great people, leafy streets and a breakfast, lunch, brunch, dining and wining culture"

So much to do. Close to city and an all round amazing suburb

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  • Professionals
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22nd November 2023

"A Dynamic Tapestry of Culture and Convenience"

Nestled on the outskirts of Melbourne's bustling city center, Moonee Ponds presents a vibrant tapestry of culture and convenience. This thriving suburb, with its tree-lined streets and diverse community, has become a hub for those seeking a perfect blend of urban living and neighborhood charm. In this comprehensive review, we'll explore Moonee Ponds' lively cafe scene, eclectic shopping options, and the diverse real estate landscape that defines this dynamic locale.

Moonee Ponds' cafe culture is a reflection of the suburb's diverse and dynamic community. Along the iconic Puckle Street and its surrounds, coffee enthusiasts can discover a plethora of cozy cafes, each with its unique charm. "Bean Blossom" stands out for its artisanal brews and inviting atmosphere, while "The Green Nook" offers a plant-filled haven for those seeking a tranquil spot for their morning coffee. The cafe scene in Moonee Ponds not only caters to coffee aficionados but also embraces the multicultural flavors that define Melbourne, making it a delightful culinary journey for residents and visitors alike.

Moonee Ponds is a shopping haven that caters to a variety of tastes and preferences. Puckle Street is the bustling heart of the suburb's retail scene, boasting a mix of boutique stores, fashion outlets, and specialty shops. Residents can explore trendy fashion boutiques like "Threads & More" or discover unique homewares at "Eclectic Living." The Moonee Ponds Central Shopping Centre adds to the convenience, offering a range of everyday essentials and major retail brands. With a mix of local gems and well-known establishments, Moonee Ponds provides a diverse and exciting shopping experience.

The real estate landscape in Moonee Ponds is as varied as its cultural tapestry. Characterized by a mix of period homes, modern apartments, and townhouses, the suburb caters to a broad spectrum of residents. Leafy residential streets showcase Victorian and Edwardian homes, while the urban precinct offers contemporary living options with easy access to amenities. The demand for real estate in Moonee Ponds remains strong, driven by its proximity to the city, vibrant atmosphere, and well-regarded schools. Whether you're a young professional seeking modern convenience or a family looking for a spacious home, Moonee Ponds has a housing option to suit every lifestyle.

Moonee Ponds, with its lively cafes, diverse shopping scene, and varied real estate offerings, epitomizes the best of Melbourne living. This suburb seamlessly blends cultural richness with modern convenience, creating a welcoming environment for residents. Whether you're exploring the vibrant shops, enjoying a coffee in a local cafe, or contemplating a move to this dynamic suburb, Moonee Ponds beckons with its unique charm and urban vibrancy.

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16th February 2023

"Beautiful"

Amazing houses, plenty of cafes and shops too.

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"Truly Beautiful Neighborhood"

What doesn't this suburb have to offer?.. Stunning homes, Schools, Parkland, transport and shopping all within close proximity.

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  • Families with kids
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"Lots of local food eateries- Variety of take out cuisines."

Large parks, new modern apartments bringing in singles, first home owners, students, working professionals that are increasing foot traffic daily in the area. Lots of fitness guru jogging and running. Lots of kids in the area as well on their bikes or with family picnics.
Fashionable trendy people.
Great dine out cuisine variety.
Some shops and buildings need renovation near the train station as they are very old, run down and outdated. Commercial landlords should fix that up to bring more appeal to the streets.

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Rentals in Moonee Ponds

"Close to the city"

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"Council too strict on new developments & entertainment"

There is a die hard need of change in Moonee ponds, growing up here as a high school I have seen the history of it all.
The ATO tax office is right in the area so you see alot if government workers on their daily break at lunch God knows if they are even efficient enough since they always to be at a few cafes downstairs.
Lots of new apartments are popping up and cafes and restaurants to cater for the new generation.
If only council would approve of an entertainment complex/movie theatre we are in need of! Otherwise theres always a drive to highpoint shopping centre or airport west for movies....

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"One of Melbourne's Best Offerings"

A large variety of property types ranging from gorgeous Victorian double-fronts to sumptuous townhouses, all perched among beautiful parkland and lifestyle options.

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"Great"

Great amenities like food and groceries and highly accessible transport system. Families with children would truly appreciate the environment here.

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"Great suburb!"

Moonee Ponds is a great suburb to live, less than 10km from Melbourne's CBD. It also has excellent restaurants and cafes.

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"Cool Suburb"

Good spot, close to the river and the city.

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"All about location"

Good food and outlets. Close to city.

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"Every street is beautiful, more private and great state schools than you could want. Parks, parks and queens park. Also very quite with great neighbors and beautiful gardens."

Great for

  • Private schools
  • Queens park
  • Sports fields that are kid and dog friendly

Not great for

  • Everyone wants to live her
  • Expensive to buy in too.
  • Can be snobbish

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"The Best!"

The best place to live has everything you will ever need! The best! :)

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  • Retirees
  • Tourists
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"One of the best places to live!"

Moonee Ponds is the best place in Melbourne to live...hands down! Everything is here, shopping, food, a cosmopolitan lifestyle, business services. Close to the beautiful Maribyrnong river and gorgeous Queens Park. A very trendy and stylish place to live, without all the bad traffic and angry attitudes that you get with this sort of living so close to the city! The best streets in Moonee Ponds...Ardmillan road or Park Street have the most beautiful homes and are known for being the most exclusive streets in the area. Love Love Moonee Ponds!

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Christian Lonzi
Jellis Craig Moonee Valley

"My personal favourite!"

Often considered the cultural centre of Moonee Valley, the relatively small suburb of Moonee Ponds certainly has an incredible array of attractions to support its unending popularity. Quality period homes are found in virtually every street of Moonee Ponds generally ranging from late 19th century Victorians to early 1900s Federation / Edwardian homes and 1920s Californian Bungalows offering a choice of compact single-fronts to expansive family homes. Individual block sizes however are generally much smaller than those in Essendon or Strathmore. Just about everything is within walking distance in Moonee Ponds including some of the jewels in the Moonee Valley crown the spectacular lake, islands and gardens of Queens Park, the vibrant retail and caf scene of Puckle Street and Moonee Ponds Central shopping precinct, Mount Alexander Roads incredibly popular restaurant district, Maribyrnong Park / River, Moonee Valley Racecourse, Clocktower Centre and a number of fine public and private schools. Being only around 5-6 kilometres from the CBD, getting into town is quick and easy with a number of transport options to choose from including trains, trams, bus services and dedicated bicycle paths. A Citylink exit/entry makes a trip to airport and beyond quick and effortless.

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  • Professionals
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  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"Best suburb in Melbourne and way underrated"

When we moved to VIC from QLD we had no ties to Melbourne and looked all over the city for the ideal suburb in which to buy and raise our growing family. We looked at the inner east and south of the city and found that the access to the city and traffic along the main roads was too prohibitive. We had visited the beautiful Poynton's nursery in Essendon/Moonee Ponds with friends and when we discovered Moonee Ponds it was like an amazing discovery; here was a suburb that had everything we were after: Every public transport option, parks, great shopping, gorgeous period houses, the river precinct, great schools and sporting facilities. We looked on a map and when a house came up for sale that was walking distance to all these things we bought it.

That was about 18 months ago and I can honestly say that Moonee Ponds and the surrounding area is the most fantastic place for families in Melbourne, you are close to the city but it feels like a destination in itself. It takes only a few minutes to get into the city, has a vibrant community with lots happening and is a convenient and pleasant place to live.

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"Home to some fantastic features"

Ideally suited to professionals working in Melbourne's CBD as well as families, Moonee Ponds is a recognisable suburb based 7km from the city. Boasting the Moonee Valley racecourse, Queens Park and The Clocktower Centre, this delightful residential suburb houses over 12,000 residents. The town sits between Essendon, Brunswick West, Parkville, Aberfeldie, Ascot Vale and Meribyrnong, and has excellent public transport links, including buses, trams and trains. Moonee Ponds plays host to many shops, cafes, supermarkets and department stores as well as football teams, a river trail and a creek trail for nature enthusiasts.

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"Moonee Ponds - City fringe location with exquisite heritage homes"

Living in Moonee Ponds is hard to beat for city fringe convienience and stunning heritage homes.

With leafy streetscapes and amazingly well maintained homes and gardens you are likely not to find anything that matches Moonee Ponds on the north or western inner city areas of Melbourne.

Moonee Ponds offered something that surrounding suburbs couldn't quite match in the distinction stakes too, it feels homely instantly. The pocket surrounding Park Street, Clarinda Rd, Derby Street and Ardmillian Rd presents the most exquisite and irresistible homes from Victorian terrace houses and through to sprawling Edwardian classics.

Highly recommended!

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