7.2 out of 10

Oakleigh East

Ranked 334th best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.9027056299487 145.113319628665
Great for
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Parking
  • Safe & Sound
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Clean & Green
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Cost of Living
  • Childcare
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Tourists

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
Jan 13, 2021

"It’s decent"

Apart from the high crime rate, it has nice parks, places to eat out and also it is right next to Clayton station and huntingdale station. The old Clayton North part needs work
2/5 rating details
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
Dec 21, 2020

"Good and bad"

Pros
- nice parks, greenery and everything is near
Cons ( the side along Clayton road)
- homeless people
- crackheads
- drugs, violence and robberies
4/5 rating details
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
Oct 27, 2020

"Unsafe areas but mostly good"

Great area for parks, public transport and suburbs like Clayton, Springvale, Mount Waverly, Oakleigh. The side along Clayton road needs a lot of work done
3/5 rating details
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
Oct 18, 2020

"Pretty rough area"

This suburb is basically Clayton everything is same grubby, dirty a lot of crime in the suburb. Never feel safe at night. But the area is good for parks, public transport and has a fair bit of stores near by. It close to the suburbs Clayton, Springvale, Oakleigh, Mount waverly and Chadstone so you got of places nearby
4/5 rating details
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
Sep 30, 2020

"Great area but some parts need a lot of improvement"

Great suburb but the side along Clayton road is really dirty and graffitied with a fair bit of crime. But apart from that great suburb
2/5
Sep 26, 2020

"Good area expect the part close to Clayton"

Most of the area is safe and good for family but the side closer to Clayton is really dirty/graffitied and crime has risen there in recent years
2/5
Sep 02, 2020

"It’s alright, there is a bad area"

I live in the poorer area with more crime but I have heard that up further on princess highway it is good and safe for families
5/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
May 11, 2020

"Perfect for families"

I've been living in the area for 2 years now. Has to say it's my perfect match. Feel safe to walk at night and it has everything you need. Only 20km to CBD and easy access to everything. In terms of night life and eat out, you have more than enough choices to choose from Clayton, Oakleigh and Chaddy. Not to mentioned Monash Hospital is less than 7 mins drive.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Jan 28, 2020

"Really peaceful and perfect for families"

Used to live in Narre Warren South, moved here 4 years ago, so much of difference. Shopping, freeway, reach to the city, people and greenery is amazing. Old style houses gives good warm homely feelings
Just love it...
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
2yrs+

"Closely knit enclave, much to love"

Family friendly and plenty of pets enjoying walks in the parks. Driving distance to schools, restaurants, and shopping.
Pros
  • Close to Princes Hwy. Monash Uni and public transport
  • Quiet
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
2yrs+

"A nice, quiet, friendly place to live"

I rented in Oakleigh East (on Dublin St) for about 2 years. It was largely a quiet area (although the early morning noise coming from the primary school did get a bit annoying!). It's a convenient location; it's close to Monash University, and Chadstone is not far away. Public transport options are many - you're near Princes Hwy with buses that will take you anywhere, and you can choose between Huntingdale and Oakleigh stations. The Oakleigh shops nearby have a strong Greek culture which is lovely. I always felt safe there. Obviously it's a quiet suburb so not great for those who like some nightlife, but it would be perfect for pretty much anyone else.
Pros
  • Quiet
  • Close to Princes Hwy. Monash Uni and public transport
Cons
  • No nightlife
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Students
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids

Best Streets in Oakleigh East

1

Coane Street

4.5/5
"Safe and greenery"
-37.9130037996 145.1161115591
"a very quiet place but far from public transport and place to eat"
-37.90374 145.11995

Unranked Streets in Oakleigh East

Boyd Avenue

4.5/5
"Boyd Avenue, Oakleigh East - Everything you need at your doorstep"
-37.90773 145.1213
"Serenity meets Spirit"
-37.90681 145.12176
"Great place for family and students"
-37.9046 145.11999