7.7 out of 10

Pascoe Vale

Ranked 307th best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.7253529955363 144.934245446689
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Public Transport
  • Schools
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Neighbourly Spirit
Not great for
  • Parking
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Trendy & Stylish

Reviews

2/5 rating details
  • Public Transport 5/5
Sep 14, 2019

"Only good thing is it's location to CBD."

I lived in Pascoe Vale for three years and the only positive thing I have to say about it is it's location. Very close to the CBD makes it an attractive option and its about the only thing I miss about it.

Majority of the new establishments in the area is being developed into tiny townhouses with developers obviously looking to make a quick buck. I lived in a townhouse that felt like it was made out of cardboard.

Food options are shocking and you'll need to drive to Coburg or Preston if you want any decent meals otherwise it's just pizza or kebabs. Apart from IGA express the nearest Coles or Wollies is in Coburg.

Poor open spaces, taking my dog for a walk in the streets of Pascoe Vale felt unsafe and it is not a family friendly suburb. It will continue to rise in price because of its proximity to the CBD and the airport.

Expect low flying noisy planes due to proximity to the Essendon airport and few jets going all the way to Tulla.
supen
supen Not sure how long ago you lived here, but there has always been a Coles in Pascoe Vale. It was once a smaller one but now is one of their flagship stores on the corner on Gaffney and Sussex St and it is so busy that they literally need to build another next to it to cope with demand!
Food options have improved over the last couple of years. There are a lot more caf/coffee joints in the area that are actually worth going to. Would agree that there is still too much pizza or kebabs going on, but there are places opening that are either improving those offerings, or adding something new.
If you don't like air traffic, you won't like a lot of suburbs near here. But there are some parts of Pascoe Vale where the air traffic is very minimal. None of the planes that fly over Pascoe Vale go to Tulla. They are just the big cargo jets landing at Essendon.
Area is pretty family friendly considering the number of schools in the area, but yes, the public amenities need to be improved. I actually feel pretty safe at night around here because unlike every other suburb in Melbourne, there is not one pub in Pascoe Vale (just the RSL only which is inconvenient to get to) so there aren't a lot of drunks prowling around on weekends which is great!
Jan 31, 2020
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Apr 14, 2019

"An affordable and safe suburb close to Melbourne city"

Have been living in this area for over two years and have seen it change to become more and more trendy with more townhouses popping up everywhere. So many more cafes and eateries have opened up around the place. The neighbours are friendly, and it’s very safe and quiet. Nothing like taking the dog for a walk at the many parks scattered around. City link takes you to the city within minutes, the airport is a 20 min drive and you can drive to the happening and busy suburbs of Brunswick so easily but still away from the noise and crowd living there. The train is a 30 min ride into the city! You’ve got Strathmore high school next door - if you’re lucky enough to be in the zone. Love this area and think it’s the perfect place for young families. In my opinion, this is a gem compared to the south east suburbs which are so far from the city, and constantly congested.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
2/5 rating details
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"Not a public place to enjoy around, terrible roads, no nightlife,"

I have been living here for 2 years. It is far from east suburbs. I don't like the culture around here (at least neighbour suburbs); sometimes I see mean people. very bad roads, and terrible connections. There are two points to connect the suburb to Pascoe Vale St. These are always congested by long traffic lights, long closed road for train crossing (at 8:40am) it takes 6 minutes before the boomgate opens. Poor cars need repair every year for the roads here.
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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
2yrs+

"Interesting place but isn't Ascot Vale"

Jacko lives here and is very dodgy
Pros
  • close to 'trendy' suberbs
Cons
  • crap
  • rubbish
  • seb
  • awesome
  • few good cafes
  • no nightlife
Recommended for
  • Hipsters
joshs5
joshs5 check your spelling!!!!!!!
2yrs+
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Quiet and safe and just up the road from the city"

Pros
  • close to 'trendy' suberbs
  • quiet
Cons
  • no nightlife
  • few good cafes
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Undervalued but remarkable area, central safe location & amazing accessibility"

Lived in Pascoe Vale my whole life since I was 5 years old. My parents had the luxury of letting us go for walks without worrying. Will be a doctor next year and I am so fortunate to be close to all the major hospitals in Melbourne as Pascoe Vale is one of the few suburbs in Melbourne that can access every major freeway in 10 mins or less (except Eastern FWY which is disconnected from Melbourne anyhow). Safe, quiet&friendly. Downside - lack of supermarkets, places to eat - but this is an advantage as there is no 24 hour McDonalds, no shops open late - which increases the safety. 12 minutes to CBD 11 mins to Docklands 14 minutes to airport. Zone 1 Train/Buses. Much cheaper than the east - much more accessible - amazing roads to get home - never have to worry about traffic - multiple options. Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne Showgrounds, Moonee Valley Racecourse, Sydney Road, Lygon St, Brunswick St nearby. All major regional towns accessible - Geelong, Ballarat & Bendigo! What more could you want. Melbourne culture + accessibility = Pascoe Vale :)
Pros
  • awesome
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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Love living here"

Pascoe Vale is a beautiful suburb in Melbourne close to everything. Great neighbours plenty of shopping and transport and so close to the city. Pascoe Vale has a large number of parks and great places to eat.
I bought my home 1 year ago for $560,000 and now it is worth close to $800,000! I LOVE PASCOE VALE!!!!!!!
Amz11
Amz11 "Close to everything" - says it all :)
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Crikey"

Good schools close to city and public transport close to all major freeways and numerous major shopping centres within a ten minute drive great local shops and sporting clubs great community to live in and raise a family
Pros
  • awesome
Cons
  • awesome
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 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • 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+

"Ideal Family Oriented Suburb"

Pascoe Vale is 10 km north from CBD.It is known for its many parks ,gardens and schools.Good access to the city with its available infrastructure.
Ideal for the Busy and the Lazy.
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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Pascoe Vale, Melbourne"

Pascoe Vale is close to Coburg. Very close to tullamarine airport. I have a friend who lives in Pascoe Vale and she is an air hostess so i guess it is perfect for her as she is so close to work.There are always buses running along the main road every 15 min. Not too far from shops and there are plenty of schools around
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
ThemiG
ThemiG I live in pascoe vale great suburb very happy here, the people are beautiful and it close to everything
2yrs+
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Pascoe Vale is an amazing place to raise your kids"

I've lived in Pascoe Vale most of my life, and I love it here. It's very close to the city, without having to pay Canterbury style premium prices. I also think it's one of the friendlies of all suburbs as well, we know a lot of people in Pascoe Vale.

It's a very quiet suburb, not much in the way of traffic, and everyone is very friendly, even Greg at the local Caltex knows my name :) The staff at the local bottle shop on Cumberland Road are extremely friendly as well...just goes to show that there are family and neighborly suburbs still around in Melbourne.

If you're looking for a place to raise the kids or retire on a good wicket, don't look past Pascoe Vale!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Best Streets in Pascoe Vale

1

Ray Street

3.5/5
"Quiet street in suburban Pascoe Vale"
-37.7352481265 144.9428159994
2

Snell Grove

3.5/5
"Great place for young professional couple with or without small children. "
-37.7192962197 144.93164181
3

Warwick Road

3.5/5
"Spent my childhood here - watched it grow."
-37.7226703331 144.93994732

Unranked Streets in Pascoe Vale

"Peaceful area. Flat and easy to walk around. "
-37.7197811631 144.9380075463
"Brilliant Perfect for families"
-37.73086 144.94339

Lake Avenue

2.5/5
"average place to stay "
-37.7171481252 144.9338411309

Kent Road

3.5/5
"A quiet street in a great neighbourhood"
-37.720549 144.94403
"Unsafe"
-37.7327619376 144.9438951693
"Pascoe to Batman"
-37.7307675224 144.9316964515
"Lovely suburb to live in"
-37.72949 144.94532