9.4 out of 10

Oakleigh South

Ranked 5th best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.9249022165664 145.093896078532
Great for
  • Parking
  • Internet Access
  • Public Transport
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Students

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Jun 11, 2018

"A beautiful quiet area that has shops nearby and friendly neighbours"

Quiet area, friendly neighbours, lived here for 19 years, no crime at all, and close to great areas, such as malvern east, bentleigh, cheltenham, clayton, moorabbin, Springvale, Oakleigh and oakleigh east. so plenty of work areas aswell as shops such as chadstone southland. Very near is Oakleigh where you can go out for a coffee with your friends at Vanilla
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Great location"

I lived here for 23 years,friendly people and loads of public transport
Pros
  • close to transport
  • Shops
  • Efficient bus route
  • Supermarket at door step
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 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 4/5
2yrs+

"A really under-rated suburb with lots of potential"

Oakleigh south has been a great place to live since we moved in 3 yrs back. The only weak point we initally thought was distance of a supermarket from our place. But now there is whole new shopping complex coming up scheduled to be finished by April 2012 which would include woolworths and other home and garden centres at the corner of warrigal and centre rd which would make all the necessities at door step. The 913 bus route is efficient and buses are not much crowded till oakleigh which makes it easier to get seat. Locals are excellent, all the services are handy and being close to school and parks makes it a great life for kids and family. I'm really happy with our decision to move to Oakleigh south and would recommend everybody.
Pros
  • Supermarket at door step
  • Efficient bus route
  • Green and clean
  • close to transport
  • great eats
  • Shops
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
Robert Cincotta
Robert Cincotta I agree. Oakleigh South is a fantastic suburb which is underrated! Close to so many amenities!
2yrs+
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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 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 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+

"Nice and all"

3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+
Live near caroll road and bourke road area every day in morning at 6am teh land fill trucks start thier chirping, and dont know what work they carry out but the house shakes as if a minor earthquake give it 2 to 3 on richter scale ;) Great area, unfortunately lived here for last 4 years but in the last year its almost worst than third world countries with the smell of the near by land fills wafting around, generally noticed at dusk, sometimes can smell from as far as Clayton station follow the EPA web site for more details.
Pros
  • close to transport
  • Shops
  • great eats
Cons
  • Land fill foul smells
Recommended for
  • Students
harrym6
harrym6 I think youre confusing your own odor for a garbage smell. I have lived here my whole life and never smelt a thing!
Jun 23, 2018
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