High speed internet where you live is a great asset, not only for the Netflix addicted, but it’s especially important for individuals that work from home, are studying online or run a residential business.
As of February 5 2016 the number of homes and businesses with a National Broadband Network (NBN) service reached 736,000 (In Daily). So why not join the privileged few and welcome high speed internet into your home.
With continuing uncertainty on future developments, completion dates and funding for the NBN up in the air, the only way to guarantee you’ll have NBN access ASAP is to live in a suburb that already has the service available.
If high speed internet is on your wish list for your new place, these are the best Melbourne suburbs worth adding to your search based on our suburb reviews. We’ve also included Your Investment Property data for median house prices (MHP) and weekly median rent (WMR), to give you an idea of housing affordability for each area.
The best suburbs in Melbourne for NBN access in:
North: Suburbs with NBN services include Brunswick, parts of Brunswick East, Brunswick West, Princes Hill and Carlton.
Winner- Brunswick West rated 9/10, ranked 92nd best suburb in Melbourne (Greater).
Stats: $850,000 MHP and $518 WMR.
Drawcards: NBN, public transport access, proximity to the CBD, friendly neighbourhood, shopping, café culture, trendy/ stylish area, suited to professionals, couples, families and retirees.
Typical house type: Californian Bungalows and apartments.
West: Suburbs with NBN services include Seddon, Kingsville, parts of Footscray and Yarraville.
Winner- Kingsville rated 9.2/10, ranked 54th best suburb in Melbourne (Greater).
Stats: $775,000 MHP and $450 WMR.
Drawcards: NBN, peace and quiet, proximity to the CBD, affordability, friendly neighbourhood, safety, local shops, public transport, parks and recreation facilities, suited to professionals, families and retirees.
Typical house type: Heritage listed Edwardian houses.
Outer South East: Suburbs with NBN services include Keysborough, Waterways, parts of Mount Eliza, Cranbourne, Crabourne West, Karingal and Langwarrin.
Winner- Waterways rated 9.3/10, ranked 36th best suburb in Melbourne (Greater).
Stats: $918,000 MHP and $510 WMR.
Drawcards: NBN, clean and green, peaceful, proximity to the beach, parklands, walking trails, lakes, wildlife, friendly neighbourhood, lack of traffic, suited to beach lovers, older couples, retirees, professionals and families with kids.
Typical house type: New double storey homes.
Outer West: Suburbs with NBN services include Wyndham Vale, Melton, Melton West, Melton South, parts of Brookfield, Bacchus Marsh, Maddingley and Darley.
Winner- Brookfield 9.5/10, ranked 7th best suburb in Melbourne (Greater).
Stats: $918,000 MHP and $510 WMR.
Drawcards: NBN, peaceful, lack of traffic, freeway access, shops, public transport, parks, schools, safe, gyms, fitness, suited to families with kids, singles, retirees and professionals.
Typical house type: New homes.
Outer North: Suburbs with NBN services include Tullamarine, Gladstone Park, Keilor Park, Airport West, Gowanbrae, South Morang and Mill Park.
Winner- Airport West 9.3/10, ranked 42nd best suburb in Melbourne (Greater).
Stats: MHP and WMR.
Drawcards: NBN, shopping, parks and recreation, schools, sport clubs, public transport, suited to families with kids, singles, retirees, students and professionals.
Typical house type: new homes, units and townhouses.
If you’re planning on moving to one of the above areas or another location in Australia, to check whether the specific address has NBN available and what internet service providers are on offer take a look at the NBN rollout map.
Happy house hunting!