Mount Waverley, VIC 3149

4.1(19 reviews)

Ranked 232nd best suburb by locals in Melbourne (Greater) Region, VIC

Great for

  • Internet access
  • Parks and recreation
  • Schools
  • Resale or rental value
  • Public transport

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Reviews of Mount Waverley, VIC

"Best kept suburb in SE Melbourne"

Mount Waverley is a great suburb with some minor issues that large number of suburbs in the country has to deal with. Yet it is a wonderful one getting ready for its next phase of life.

The suburb is quite,leafy and have great amenities. all big and must things are not too close but not far either.
Chadstone shopping, Monash hospital, M1,Aquatic centre,Restaurants precinct etc....
Everything in 10 minutes drive...Great schools...MWSC,MWPS,Wesley...to name a few....

Transmission line is an evil that modern society needs to deal with. I guess more dangerous is standing next to a microwave oven waiting for your pasta to be heated up for 30 sec..that is more dangerous than living next to a power line for many years..I am not saying HV transmission lines are great.They all pose risk...
They run along lots of suburb, even private schools wealthy parents send their children to. e,g Caulfield Grammer in Wheelers hill...

It is a nice little suburb tucked away nicely..It still has a bit country beauty...

Great for

  • 18km is not far
  • Closer to the city

Not great for

  • Electricty Mains Towers
  • Old dated properties

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
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JimmyJ1
JimmyJ1

The area is ok but I would seriously look at doveton or Frankston for oversea buyers.

The area is overrated and education is not as good as the schools in Frankston

For overseas buyers, give it a miss and look at Ballarat, Bendigo or Doveton.

Hope that helps.

CherS
CherS

Hi jimmy, I have received just mixed review about Frankston. This area really appeals to us, as I have heard the schools are good. We live in the Uk, but are hoping to emigrate in the next 2 years. A long way off I know, but it's good to get an idea of the best suburbs to live in. Any advice would be invaluable. Many thanks

PeterJ6
PeterJ6

Hi CheS, Try to avoid frankston North, it's a dump area. Go somewhere further south to mount Eliza.

BellaB1
BellaB1

Hi I am from Glen Waverley and moved here 5 years ago from Box Hill. I am from an English background. Moving to Frankston or Doveton over Glen Waverley mmmm not sure where the reviewer found their facts about these suburbs.

Glen Waverley has a high Asian population- made up of Indian, Hong Kong , Japan and mainland China. As well as a smaller minority of Aussies. We live in a wonderful street where all the other home owners are of an Asian background.
I love this about Glen Waverley. The neighbours are polite and very friendly and have a great education/work ethic.
The schools are very well resourced and high achieving . Such as Wesley College which is private and Glen Waverley Secondary College which is State,as well as many catholic and state Primary Schools.
The suburb has many good shops, Centro the Glen shopping complex, many restaurants.

Also very family friendly. Great train line and easy access to the main roads and freeways.
You will feel very safe living here.

James1962
James1962

Brighton , parkdale, Mentone is a better option for the same price. Closer to the beach, better golf courses and life style. Hard to get car park for the train station in glen waverly or mount waverley and is far away from the city.
To pay. $1.2 million for a house 23 minute with no traffic to the city is a joke.

Bayside suburds is much better. Better value for money..

Hope that helps.

ps88
ps88

Mount Waverley is a blue chip suburb, has some of the best amenities that Melbourne can offer such as Chadstone SC, public & private schools within 5-10km that are highly ranked, Monash hospital and easy access to freeways and major arterial roads. Correct me if im wrong but for 2015/16 it was the highest growth suburb (%) in Melbourne. Great suburb would never leave.

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andrewh55
andrewh55
24th November 2021

"Moved here and feels like home already"

We moved here in the midst of lockdowns from Perth. So far our experience of the place is great. Seems a very tidy suburb and is very accessible to everything even without a car. Feels like home already and we have only just settled in.

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robm21
robm21
22nd October 2019

"Prestigious"

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amandaf14
amandaf14
11th September 2019

"Superior sized real estate blocks, quietly tucked between more exciting suburbs"

I researched thoroughly around Melbourne for a family-oriented suburb and bought into Mt Waverley in 2006. The demographics were predominantly Greek/Italian/Aussie families who'd lived and raised their families for 30 years and were ready to downsize, so there's been a steady flow of couples buying in to build new homes on large 700sqm plus blocks they couldn't get in prize suburbs like Malvern, Burwood, or Oakleigh. The 1960s yellow brick homes are being steadily replaced by larger 2 storey quality homes with (thankfully) not too much subdivision into townhouses.
Mount Waverley has a good Public School which has driven up house prices and some excellent independent and private schools in or nearby.

The train station is small with slightly haphazard parking. Unfortunately Mount Waverley is often overlooked for development by Monash Council, so the shopping centre is a little 'tired'. However, a few decent cafés have moved in there are 2 major supermarkets which are quite adequate. Council has early-stage plans for an Activity Centre http://tiny.cc/ipajcz

For retail and services most residents travel east 10 min to the mega-mall of Chadstone or west 5 min to either small Pinewood Village or 5 min more to the newly refurbished The Glen Shoppig Mall which also has a thriving dining strip with a pretty good Village Cinema.

The cultural flavour of Mount Waverley has shifted considerably towards Asian backgrounds of predominantly Chinese and Indian in the last 20 years, particularly nearby Glen Waverley which has boomed and definitely benefited from serious Chinese foreign investment. If you have the funds and like apartment living with all the benefit of a quiet family suburban life (parks, gardens, etc.) I'd buy one of those new Glen Towers apartments. I watch the real estate closely, and I think that would make an excellent investment.

People are happy in Mount Waverley and seem to settle in for the long-term. It doesn't have the charm or excitement of so many other Melbourne suburbs, but it's convenient, quiet, open, spacious, safe (I've never been broken in last 14 years; unlike Albert Park where we had regular break-ins!), and generally a 'quiet achiever'.

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"Good restaurant ! must try !"

Piccolino Restaurant - Great good and their pasta was cooked well and woodfire pizza tasted great!
Anita Sales consultant

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Rentals in Mount Waverley

"The good and the bad"

This is in addition to the comments of other people -> The good, ideal commercial/residential property ratio. The bad, if you're asian, there's plenty of old people here with the same mindset as Pauline Hanson. Sad, but true.

Great for

  • Ideal commercial/residential property ratio
  • 18km is not far
  • Closer to the city

Not great for

  • Old dated properties
  • Expensive to buy for the families. Bulging schools!
  • Electricty Mains Towers

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
0
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"Starting to become like Glen Waverley"

Most of the people here are retirees or cashed up migrant families so it's quite a boring neighbourhood. I noticed that those people who lived in this area for long seems not happy with their new neighbours. I say more than half of them have already sold or are planning to sell their property to cash in with the ridiculous high price. There are train stations in the area but parking is a big problem. Not sure on the comments here about plenty of parking? Where?

Not great for

  • Starting to become like glen waverley
  • A bit boring
  • Old dated properties
  • Expensive to buy for the families. Bulging schools!

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
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amandaf14
amandaf14

A good post but a little harsh. I think people who have lived here for 30 years are definitely struggling with their 'new neighbours' but that's because they're resistant to change. I feel at the moment we are going through a lot of change in Mount Waverley which will settle soon as everyone gets to know each other. And, yes the parking at the station is terrible on the Miller Crescent side. Some days I have to park and walk 10 minutes!

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"Hidden Pockets That Offer Great Homes, Views & Character"

With Leafy streets comparing to higher profile Eastern suburbs, a diverse range of homes and cutting edge architecture, great schooling options, amazing lunchtime resteraunts both in central Mount Waverley and Pinewood.
Fantastic for capital growth property, distance to the city, Oakleigh, Chadstone Shopping centre and the Eastern suburbs.

Great for

  • 18km is not far
  • Good public transport
  • Good schools, parks and council amentities
  • Local shopping village with plenty of parking
  • Closer to the city

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"Great suburb to live and work"

Leafy, friendly and expensive!!! But lots of parking everywhere and great connectivity with Mount Waverley and Syndal stations. Very good schools (both public and private). Demographics: Older people, so quiet neighbourhoods. Medical is ok, and nearest public hospital is Monash medical centre. Rents are higher than average --- houses are old and expensive to buy. Many million $$ homes found here. 40-45 minutes to city. No major entertainment, but shopping is always close here.

Great for

  • Good public transport
  • Good schools, parks and council amentities
  • Local shopping village with plenty of parking

Not great for

  • A bit boring
  • Old dated properties
  • Electricty Mains Towers
  • Expensive to buy for the families. Bulging schools!

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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AndrewHo
AndrewHo

Not as expensive and exclusive highly sought after like Kew, Balwyn and Balwyn North with huge French, Italian and Art-deco homes!!!

AndrewHo
AndrewHo

Only suburbs I suggest that are worth good investments and top performing public schools is Balwyn and Balwyn North since they are epicentre suburbs of Melbourne's American US
suburbs

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"Great for families with children"

I have been looking for the right property in Mount Waverley (MW) for over 8 years and finally got one recently. 7 reasons why...

1. MW is well-connected - public transport either by train (Zone 2 & you get a seat) tram (Burwood Highway) or by car (Monash Freeway)

2. MW has great schools - you don't even need to go private. Childcare, primary, secondary and unis are all so close by - walking distance from where I live so I have sold my second car. Has some of the best schools in Victoria close by or in adjacent suburbs < 5 mins by car or a brisk walk (Glendal Primary, MW Primary, MW North Primary, Syndal South Primary, Huntingtower, MW Secondary, John Monash Science School)

3. Due to the infrastructure and schools, demand is always high so capital growth is good. It is a favourite for those parents who are keen on good education for their kids. You can go from P-12 and have a great education without forking out heaps on private schools, too.

4. Shops - Glen, Chaddy, MW Village (including farmer's market every fortnight, I think), Blackburn Rd shops, etc.

5. Work - there are a bunch of companies quite close by so your commute could be really short if you work there.

6. Block sizes are large (great for kids) though the houses are a bit old and could do with renovation. That said, the construction materials they used before like steel windows, terracotta tiles, and so on are rustic, but good. Aim to get one on a flat section, if you can, with a northerly aspect.

7. Safe neighbourhoods

Great for

  • Safe
  • 18km is not far
  • Closer to the city
  • Good public transport
  • Good schools, parks and council amentities
  • Local shopping village with plenty of parking

Not great for

  • Old dated properties
  • A bit boring

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"It is what it is"

Mount Waverley started as the "Napppy belt of the early 60's. Affordable housing for young families with adequate schools, health services, churches and parks. It has remained that over the years. The trees that all home owners were encouraged to build have grown and given the suburb its green and softned appearance. The houses were modest on mainly 1/4 acre blocks. When we bought in Mt Waverley in the early 90's we were attracted to the quiet, green leafy streets but also the good schools and amenities. The blandness of a 60's house offered scope to extend or renovate along with a good sized block. Mount Waverley wasn't and still isn't within most first home buyers scope.

Best things about Mt Waverley
Local shopping village with grocery options covered
Good public transport- train and buses
Good schools- however bulging at the seams!
Local parks and reserves

Worst things
A bit boring- but good eating options in Glen Waverley
Less greenery with clearing of blocks and montrous "Yukka Mc Units " appearing
Expensive to buy for the new families that this suburb suits the most.

Great for

  • Local shopping village with plenty of parking
  • Good public transport
  • Good schools, parks and council amentities
  • 18km is not far

Not great for

  • A bit boring
  • Less greenery with the new "Yukka Mc Units"
  • Expensive to buy for the families. Bulging schools!

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"Everything at your doorstep"

I found living in Mount Waverley very convenient with everything at my doorstep.
Public transport is covered by Mt Waverley and Syndal tran stations, shopping by the Glen, Forest Hill or Chadstone shopping centers, and Schools by the myriad of high schools and primary schools in the area.
The area is very quiet being a fairly old suburb with many retirees.
There are many great places to dine out in and around Mount Waverley.
All in all its a very nice place to live but a little expensive.

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  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"A great place for families"

A great place to bring up kids with loads of parks and nature reserves. Mount Waverley also has one of the highest performing high schools in the state.

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"Lived on Barlyn rd"

Lots of places to walk or jog. Chadstone shopping centre just sown the road.

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"Excellent place to bring up your family"

Living here for 8 years. Can't think of living anywhere else !

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AndrewHo
AndrewHo

Live in Balwyn or Kew. Otherwise live in Malvern, Armadale ; they are firing hot suburbs compared to Mount Waverley

KristyW2
KristyW2

But you cannot find a 3-4 BR rental property with a backyard for under $600 a week in Kew or Balwyn, and Armadale is NOT family friendly. Kew is boring too (I lived close by in Hawthorn East for 5 years). I am trying to find a good suburb to raise my 3yo and 18mo that's affordable and convenient, Mt Waverley sounds like it ticks a lot of boxes. It's great that you love where you live, but why hijack this page with yr anti-Mt Waverley comments?

JohnJ6
JohnJ6

Kew is good only its in the $5 million range area

JohnJ6
JohnJ6

"if its in the $5 million area

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"Good place for family"

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  • Families with kids
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AndrewHo
AndrewHo

Nah.... Balwyn is more prestigious and desirable both for professional families like doctors, lawyers and dentists!!!

caseyc2
caseyc2

A bit unfortunate to choose your suburb based on prestige dont you think? I belong to one of those professions & have also been in business for much longer.... , based on your profiling no Melbourne suburbs are of good choice at all.

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"A great all-rounder"

Mt Waverley is the perfect place to raise a family. I grew up here and found Mt Waverley to be always friendly, clean and safe. Public transport access is great for parents with Teens, and those parents can relax knowing the streets are a safe place ot be at night.
Local parks such as Valley Reserve and Damper Creek are incredible and give the suburb a wonderful country feel. The array of native flora and fauna is also impressive and you'll see plenty of them along the neat tree lines streets.
Without a doubt the closer to the rail station you live, the better living in Mount Waverley is. But no matter where on The Mount you choose to live, you'll surely enjoy.

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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"Close to everything is a top area"

One of the benefits of Mt Waverly is its proximity to everything you need while being a short drive from the city.
There are good schools and childcare centres close by and there is nothing better than having one of those around the corner saving that extra hassle in the morning.
There are plenty of good shops near by including Chadstone as well as the local shops and hairdressers, video stores and milkbars.
It is a nice green area and it shows with the abundance of wildlife around. You’ll see lorikeets and other wonderful birds as well as the odd duck and possum.
There are some good parks in the area making it a great place for the kids and those with dogs. Take them to the local park and let them run.
Public transport services the area well so the commute to the city is pretty easy.

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  • Retirees
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