We know that there are many things that go in to buying or renting a property. One of the most important decisions is where you will be able to send your kids to school. You may have heard from a family friend or a neighbour about the best school, but with thousands of reviews, we today present: The best suburbs in Melbourne, when looking for a school friendly environment, voted by the general public.

1. Balwyn

Located 10km East of Melbourne’s CBD, Balwyn is the most desired school friendly neighbourhood. With local schools Balwyn Primary, Balwyn High, Balwyn North Primary, Deepdene Primary School, and Fintona Girls for a private offering it is strongly positioned as the number one public school zone in Melbourne. It is also very appealing for families looking to set up in a kid friendly area. Read more about the best primary schools in Balwyn, here 

2. Camberwell

Not far from Balwyn, Camberwell has been described as “Camberwell is a great suburb for families and young couples with close proximity to schools” it has an abundance of private schools but has been noted for its public schools access as well. Schools such as Camberwell Primary School and Camberwell High School are both desired options for public schools in the area.

3. Kew

Kew does have an abundance of private school offerings, however there are other suggested public schools that are appealing for parents looking to live in the area. Schools including Kew Primary and Kew High School are very desired public school offerings.  Its close proximity to public transport with trams servicing the area makes it very easily accessible and strongly desired for families looking to buy. 

4. Seabrook

Seabrook has a great public school zone whilst also providing good liveability surroundings for consumers. Seabrook Primary has been mentioned as potentially the best public primary school in Victoria. With its close proximity in to Melbourne’s CBD- Seabrook provides a good offering for families looking to settle down. 

So if you are looking to make the move in to a new suburb, and you do have young kids, keep an eye out for good value in these suburbs. Finding the right suburb with good local schools is a sure fired way to keep your kids happy and also improve the value of your home. Many consumers look around school zones when they buy, so keep that in mind when you make your next move. 

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