8.6 out of 10

Newport

Ranked 155th best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.8456085311523 144.889904913172
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Jun 15, 2016

"Best West of Melbourne!"

Another Preference to live in Melbourne! This place has everything close by including lots of Primary Schools at Newport Gardens & Newport Lakes. It Also has lots of Places to Fish & Ride Bikes as well as lots of Parks & Reserves & is close to heaps of Shops including Altona Gate & Highpoint! Newport also has very good Public Transport options to the city!
Pros
  • Lots of Parks & Reserves
  • Excellent train service minutes to the city
  • close to the Williamstown beach, The Strand, Newport lakes reserv
  • Miniature railway
Cons
  • Cafes/Restaurants are lacking
  • Shops are disappointing
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 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 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Mar 14, 2016

"Lovely little secret"

People are slowly cottoning in to Newport's charms, but it's still rather a secret. Less expensive and snooty than Williamstown, less yuppy than Yarraville, it's the happy median that's attracting young families like honey. Offers a glorious outdoor lifestyle still within easy reach of the CBD.
Pros
  • Some good cafes cropping up
  • Excellent train service minutes to the city
  • close to the Williamstown beach, The Strand, Newport lakes reserv
  • Nice community feel, lots of social activities
  • Substation-Artists market
Cons
  • Getting very pricey
  • Expensive to rent and buy
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Too Industrial and becoming expensive"

Newport is no longer good value, there is a lack of shops and good high schools for me to feel it is worth the cost. The smell from the industry, and pollution and dust from other nearby industries are the big deterrent for me.
Pros
  • Excellent train service minutes to the city
  • close to the Williamstown beach, The Strand, Newport lakes reserv
  • Substation-Artists market
Cons
  • Shops are disappointing
  • Lots of heavy industry still around
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DbF
DbF AnneMarie can you explain more about the smell/pollution? Where is this noticeable?
Sep 21, 2015
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"A little gem... an expensive little gem"

Newport is a great little place which is close enough to the CBD but still has a real suburb feel with some big blocks of land to cater for families. The local shops are dingy and always threatening to get a refurb but never do and the recent IGA seems to be floundering. Close to Williamstown and plenty of parks nearby with Newport Lakes being an awesome place for dogs with an off leash area. Neighbourhood has a mix of Lebanese and middle white class families and is really nice and quiet. The property prices in Newport are ridiculous when you compare it to the neighbouring suburb of Altona North and it's the reason we are sadly leaving. It's Yarraville without the cafes but with big yards. it's Williamstown without the restaurants and the uber expensive price tag. A happy little mid way between the two.
PS the childcare has an average wait of 3 years in the Newport area. No joke.
Pros
  • Best Fish n Chips ever at Newport Sea Catch
  • Excellent train service minutes to the city
  • close to the Williamstown beach, The Strand, Newport lakes reserv
Cons
  • Shops are disappointing
  • Cafes/Restaurants are lacking
  • Expensive to rent and buy
  • Childcare is a struggle to get into
Recommended for
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Lucky and we know it :)"

Newport has been kept as a well hidden gem, one part mistaken for Williamstown and other for Altona West is luckily attracting in the past 5 years professionals and young families to it's nest -as the prices are not that high (well, hm , hm for that)... 10 minutes to all the cool spots that Melbourne has to offer, we love it! We used to live in Yarraville (5 years) and didn't find the trucks fun anymore, when opportunity knocked , we bought our home on North rd. Just seeing the view toward the city over the river when you are standing on the North rd-it's a breathtaking, and then ship passes by...well it's nice to know you own a peace of that view!
I love that train is so conveniently connecting City, Williamstown beach and Werribee line. We were pleasantly surprised to find oasis of Newport Lakes and Miniature Railway attraction.
But I find that the shops on the Hall st could get speedier facelift as it for some mysterious reason doesn't even come close to it's peak potential. It could be vibrant and popular caffe packed street , but it's not. Why it isn't so when there is strong market for that- beats me :( But there is Yoga centre, Nosh caffe,Junction hotel got facelift...so it's improving... On the other side of the train there is the Substation(artists market) and toward The Strand there is cool cafe " The Pint of Milk"... All in all not to shabby for a suburb a few minutes from the beach, parks city, shops and public transport :)
Pros
  • close to the Williamstown beach, The Strand, Newport lakes reserv
  • Excellent train service minutes to the city
  • Nice community feel, lots of social activities
  • Substation-Artists market
  • Miniature railway
Cons
  • Expensive to rent and buy
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  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
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  • Students
  • Beach Lovers
mafeking
mafeking Those shops on Hall street are ALWAYS on the cusp of a major revival but it never seems to happen. I went back there a few weeks ago and I can't believe how much it HASN'T changed. Oh well, there's a lot more new apartments and that new IGA there anyway.
2yrs+
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
2yrs+

"Nice Place"

Newport is tucked away but once your driving through it you realise just how many houses there are, really long streets, must be 300 homes per street?
you can't beat the the position though, so close to the city, willy beach and yarraville, newport is the claytons of the inner west, experience everything that your surrounds offers but on the cheap.
Pros
  • Excellent train service minutes to the city
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
2yrs+

"Still very industrial, quite expensive"

I lived in Newport for several years and only left a few years ago. I really loved Newport as it was nicer than the outer suburb that I lived in previously but the last few years particularly I got tired of the drinkers club hanging around the park/railway station and the (sometimes) horrible industrial smells. There was a really odd mix of luxury car-driving people who liked to pretend they were actually living in Williamstown and old locals who resented them; the main shopping strip is Mason street and despite the repeated attempts to 'gentrify' the place there's still a hard core of street drinkers who hang around and make trouble.

The weirdest thing is that upmarket snobs from the East move over there and rail against the heavy industry that abounds. I once had a lady knock on my door and try and get me to sign a petition against a new truck depot on Melbourne Road and I explained to her that I thought it was actually a good idea to have a truck depot near the Westgate off-ramp - she nearly punched me in the face! It is very industrial though and the industry was there a LONG time before Newport went upmarket. There were frequent smells from the oil depot down the street; one morning I woke up and the smell of petrol in my house was overpowering and alarming (there had been a spill into the Yarra from the Shell depot). My garden furniture and my air conditioner filter used to get covered with a strange dusty grit I don't see any longer since I moved away.

Having said all that it is very close to the city; 15 minutes peak hour train but don't even bother with the Westgate in peak hour. It's usually really quiet and peaceful. The river and the beach are really close by and there are a lot of parks and bike paths; it is EXPENSIVE however - the proximity to Williamstown has driven prices through the roof in the last five years.
Pros
  • Nice community feel, lots of social activities
  • Excellent train service minutes to the city
Cons
  • Expensive to rent and buy
  • Lots of heavy industry still around
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"Loving Newport"

We moved to Newport from Yarraville last year and have not looked back. We love the walks beside the water, the shopping on Douglas Parade and Ferguson Street, the cafés, and the schools. We have great neighbours and wouldn't change a single thing about where we are living now.
I do not understand why people get so stuck-on being Eastside when they really don't know what they are missing on here!
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"Still a well-kept secret"

What a great place to live!
Fantastic access to the city by PT, as well as close to Willy and its fantastic eating.
People are still busting themselves to buy in the East when for the same money they can come over to the West and enjoy a fantastic quality of living with great investment potential.
[then again maybe I shouldn't be saying anything and we can keep this all to ourselves!]
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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 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Great place to live, good vibe"

We have lived in Newport for 8 years now. I grew up in Brighton but we couldn't afford to buy around that area, I wanted to be close to the water and not too far from the city. Newport fit the bill and we are so glad we bought here. It is very quick to get into the city (10mins by car) and the public transport is excellent. We enjoy going out to dinner in Yarraville and Williamstown and there are now some great restaurants and cafes in Newport. There are 2 gyms one with a pool and heaps of nice walks. The Newport Lakes is excellent for walks/runs and BBQ's too. It is a quiet suburb and people are friendly and neighbours look out for one another.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"What would I do if I won Tattslotto?Buy a house on "The Strand""

Where do I start?Hmm what to do?What to do on a sat morning?Do I duck down to Yarraville for a cheeky latte or Williamtown or maybe southbank or CBD or Port Melbourne. All within a max of 10min.
Do I go over the bridge or do I go along Douglas pde and under the west gate?Life is tough when you live in Newport,absolutely spoilt for choice.Whether its the Gym with an amazing location with its city views or one of the best fishing spots in Victoria,the "Warmies"also mentioned on Coxys Postcards show.Perhaps I may even take my boat out today and launch it from the boat ramp within a few hundred meters from my place and have lunch at the Docklands.
"The Strand' also boasts probably the best view of Melbourne,you could just about reach out and touch it.The students at the Grammar school located on the strand also enjoys that bonus.
Transport is a plenty,the beach is a five min train ride to Williamstown.It gets really annoying when the suburbs only traffic light decides to go red once a year,don't you hate that?I dont know too many suburbs in Melbourne that has no passing traffic.Plenty of good well established schools.
Newport does not have the Toff factor that Williamstown oozes,But I have to admit I can handle that when Im playing tennis down at Liston tennis club on a hot summers night,Location Location.The Hall st Shops will improve in time and the new Safeway and Aldi as well as a new shopping centre in Spotswood can only be cream on the cake.On a serious note a word of advice if you are thinking about moving to this hidden gem invest a little more and target the best pocket of Newport along Douglas pde between Hobson st and through to Yarra st,as much as I hate to admit it the Williamstown end of Newport......
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"You could virtually live here without owning a car."

You could live well enough here without owning a car. The frequent buses meander through the streets connecting Newport train station with Yarraville via Altona North & Kingsville/Spotswood. That enables you to get to schools, strip shops, doctors, dentists & Altona Gate Shopping Centre for all your basic needs.
For entertainment, etc., you can easily get to Yarraville for the Sun Cinema, cafes, and shops, etc; or visit Williamstown for a wide variety of eateries, cafes, pubs, market, etc. If you want to get to the beach, the train from Newport station to the beach is only a 5 minutes trip to Williamstown Beach station, or if you prefer pools then the Leisure Centre is on the bus route along Mason St. For cyclists, the bike path along the foreshore is a really nice ride - you have Williamstown & beyond to the east and Altona beach to the west.
As Newport & Williamstown are on a sort of mini-peninsula, we don't get the through-traffic congestion that a lot of other suburbs get. Except for grocery shopping, I rarely use the car. Commuting via rail to the city beats driving any day. I get to read instead of getting frustrated in commuter traffic. If you have to get to the city by car then on a weekend the city is only 15 minutes away.
All in all, to live so close to Melbourne, Newport is a nice place to live!
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Miguel
Miguel You mention alot of good attractions but not one of them is for newport - what has newport got to offer that's good without the need to drive williamstown or yarraville? I'll tell a couple of things its got, hell of alot of graffiti and no go zones at night. Its still got a way to go yet, good luck getting it cleaned up and gentrified anytime soon
2yrs+
TicToc
TicToc You're right and you're wrong. You're right in that I did omit a lot of good things about Newport ... a population with a multicultural mix, library, health centre, Newport Lakes, the Strand, the fantastic Mamma Teresa restaurant, many cafes, a premium railway station (no train bypasses Newport), the Substation centre for art & culture, sports grounds, playgrounds galore, affordable housing, schools and churches/mosques to cater for a variety of denominations.
I don't know of anyone who would consider Newport unsafe, there are many locals who walk/jog/cycle at night and in fact the nearby suburbs you mention have recently had incidents of violent attacks. I guess this suburb is just not for you.
2yrs+
Miguel
Miguel Well if I want to choose from a tiny selection of 1982 circa romantic trash novels, with graffiti, i'll know where to head. And those people you see jogging at night generally have people chasing them. And the fact you call mamma Theresa a fantastic restaurant, well, I kindve rest my case. Good luck with it
2yrs+
WalkNotDrive
WalkNotDrive Sounds like someone has personal security issues. We've lived here ten years and not heard of anyone being chased or attacked. Maybe you should get a different paper route!
2yrs+
WalkNotDrive
WalkNotDrive Sounds like someone has personal security issues. We've lived here ten years and not heard of anyone being chased or attacked. Maybe you should get a different paper route!
2yrs+
Miguel
Miguel Thank you, youve reminded me - the paper delivery services are absolute rubbish, and when they do finally arrive you're lucky if some passing hobo hasn't pinched it. With a disproportionate number of Herald sun readers in the area ive found you're safer ordering the aus.
The day Hobson bay council establishes a true vision for the area and invests equally as it does williamstown is the day Newport can start its true transformation
2yrs+
Byrnecore
Byrnecore Whilst I understand your issues with the area and I agree, some of what you say is still around. Though as WalkNotDrive mentions with good examples, what suburb is without similar challenges? That said I have seen the transformation of the area over the past 25 years. I was born and raised in Newport and I can without a doubt say that Newport has seen better growth in culture, infrastructure and livability than Williamstown. I don't need to go into the advantages any further as WalkNotDrive has mentioned many, and there are more.

Williamstown is the tourism hub of Hobsons Bay and is a destination for people from outside to come and enjoy the area. It would be stupid to neglect that. Newport is far more a destination for locals. Many avoid Williamstown to have a quieter experience in the Cafes such as "Nosh", "Odd Spot" and "A Pint of Milk" which are hugely popular and provide a wonderful service. Many are mentioned in many food and culture publications for their quality. One would even argue that Wiliamstown is a place for tourism and Newport has much more to offer in terms of culture.

You may say that there is a lack of vision for the area, but spare a thought for other developing suburbs that could be viewed and worse off in the municipality. Newport in contrast is a very pleasent and safe place to visit. That's not to say others are unsafe and unpleasant. My opinion is that Newport is better for my needs and preference and have found similar with my friends and family.

Summing up, Newport has developed much faster than many other suburbs in the area and is still on the move. There is nothing to suggest that is going to stop anytime soon. I and many of friends and family frequent the area and always enjoy it. You are a person here and you are entitled to your opinion. That is the beauty of free speech, but I think that we'll find that popular opinion will triumph against you.... that is a good thing. :)
2yrs+
Miguel
Miguel let's not lose sight that people who feel the need publicise their views on real estate selling services may have questionable motives from the onset. I'm attempting to provide a balanced view and let others know its not all rainbows and lollipops. Some of the reviews are misguided and are obvious attempts to prop up the suburb - if people wanted to be fed a diatribe then go speak to a real estate agent
What's more of a concern is the common perception that a disproportionate spend towards a tourism destination over the living standards of residents is justified - that kind of thinking is tantamount to a backwater nation polishing the decks to hide its true infestations - its smoke & mirrors and it's unfair to the residents who contribute evenly but receive far less in return. If newport is truely the great destination you indicate then why arent we embracing the area more holistically and offering up the supposed best bits

Williamstown's laneways are in better condition than newport roads, park services are tended far less frequently and grass clippings arent even removed when cut. Whilst residents continue to justify and support a spending strategy that's largely disproportionate and clearly unfair, the greater the chasm of inequality will continue to grow. But on the flip side, at least the fine folk from the sunny eastern suburbs will have somewhere noice to sip their cafe latte
2yrs+
gemini7666
gemini7666 Miguel where do live??
2yrs+
Byrnecore
Byrnecore I agree with you to a degree, but remember that council rates for the difference suburbs would dictate to some extent how and where the money is spent. It's no secret that WIlliamstown residents pay a much higher premium to live in the suburb than other suburbs in the Hobsons Bay City Council.

As for your road and lane quality, I would suggest that traffic type and frequency would be a factor in these decisions as well as the complaint register. Which I suggest you can also direct your concerns to, if so haven't done so already. :)
2yrs+
CindyS
CindyS I have never received any email from Local Voice. All of a sudden, I saw more than 10 emails today. Why do we even bother with this Miguel guy's comments? Obviously, he knows there is no place for him in Newport as people live harmoniously and respectfully in Newport.

Moved here a few years ago from an Eastern suburb, have never looked back. What a beautiful place to live and for children to grow up. I feel sorry for people who are so ignorant.
2yrs+
gemini7666
gemini7666 I would suggest that "Miguel" does not even live in Newport or Williamstown or even from the west,I would suggest he is probably a "blow in" from the eastern suburbs who has no idea what the hell he is talking about.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • 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+

"Best Address in Melbourne"

The best part about Newport is that theres no through traffic going from one suburb to another, the only traffic is people who need to be here coz theylive here, visiting,work need something in the area. Newport has been a sleepy little spot for many years and in the past few years younger ppl have discovered it and its proximity to the city and Williamstown. Willy is very expensive to buy into and shop but Newport gets the benefit of the attractions of Willy and the beaches without the high price tag. Most neighbors are very friendly and watch out for each other. Theres buses going in all directions from the station or Altona Gate, so getting around without a car is no problem.
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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 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+
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2yrs+

"perfect for everyone not far from the city"

Close to the city and with easy access to the beach this is a reasonably nicely located area.
There is a large park in the area which makes for a good spot for the kids, take them there and let them run.
Public transport, including the train services the area well so it’s easy to get around without a car.
There is a good sized shopping centre (Altona Gate) close by which lets you get everything you need. There are also plenty of cafes and restaurants in the surrounding areas making for a good spot for a range of people from young professionals to retirees.
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Peel Street

4/5
"Cant Beat it!!!!"
-37.8458869457 144.8879695804
2

Franklin Street

2.5/5
"Quiet, safe, friendly, green and 15 mins to the CBD"
-37.8474408138 144.887450486
3

North Road

2.5/5
"Iconic view from the North Rd"
-37.84486 144.889952

Unranked Streets in Newport

"A great street to live in with a family, with a great vibe"
-37.835354794 144.8773281457

Revo Street

4.5/5
"Quiet street, friendly and close to all ameneties"
-37.84851 144.86913

Mason Street

4.5/5
"The best at your doorstep"
-37.8421679077 144.8803197685
"Possibly the most convenient location in Newport"
-37.8410921529 144.8817541083

Woods Street

3.5/5
"A long, wide street with a lot of foot traffic"
-37.8450092664 144.8702384093
"Unassuming but great street close to all the amenities"
-37.8429533795 144.8796913911