9.4 out of 10

Rennie Street, Thornbury

-37.7532559202 144.9921436256
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Internet Access
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • No ratings yet
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+


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
Mar 01, 2021

"Not a rabbit run."

Quite leafy street with nature strips all the way along, some owners have taken to extending their gardens out which adds to the quaintness of the area.
Waking up to symphony of bird life is pretty amazing when you are 7km from the Cbd I never tire of it.
All the housing is pretty much updated /renovated but there are still a couple that I would say if they ever came on the market would be a pull down job
Road is just wide enough for cars to be parked and traffic to pass through. Most houses have off street parking which is a huge bonus. Fortunately this road is not a rabbit run so most traffic is from those who live here.
Really friendly street stopping for a chat with your neighbor is pretty common . Mixture of older European established residents to young families and professionals.
Merri creek at the Strettle street end is great for local sports picnics dog walking bicycle path to the cbd or goes on for ever in the other direction.
Thornbury Station is 10 minute walk over St Georges road. Even though it is a busy road I live near Bracken avenue and I cannot hear the traffic.
The tram stop is 4 minutes away in Miller Street which also has a couple of restaurants/cafe, a bar,chemist,hairdresser and IGA so its well handy for those times when you cant be bothered doing the get up to the high street thing..
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5

"Cute, quiet street. Very close to great cafes and shops, lots of parkland and transport options."

Rennie St has many cute 1920's Californian bungalows with some great, creative gardens. Lots of young families moving in recently with plenty of recent renovations lifting the vibe as there are still some houses that need some love. Traffic is only locals. The Bracken st park cuts through the middle and is great for dog-walking and getting through to Mayer Park. Merri Creek is great for peaceful, picturesque walks and runs. The Miller/Gilbert St precinct has some great food options, and there are great bars and cafes on High St, only 10 mins walk away. The streetscape is less tree-lined than Keon and Fyffe streets. The tram stops at Bracken or Taylor streets - a 2 minute walk from pretty much anywhere along the street.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Students

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