7.9 out of 10

Reservoir

Ranked 250th best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.7144033402847 145.015924694634
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Parking
  • Resale or Rental Value
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Eating Out
  •  
  •  
  •  
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Students

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Dec 12, 2016

"Reservoir is becoming a cool inner city suburb"

in 2016 the suburb of Reservoir had the largest amount of property, 451 sold from 598 auctions, making a healthy 75% clearance rate. The area is smallish, yet community driven, it's closer to the city than it looks.
Pros
  • Buyers Agent
  • Good public transport (still Zone 1)
  • Affordable property only 13km from the city
  • Multicultural community
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
tomj4
tomj4 No it is not.
Feb 21, 2017
tomj4
tomj4 Reservoir is not smallish at all.
Feb 21, 2017
yanap
yanap It's not inner city.
May 03, 2017
reservoirr
reservoirr Reservoir is the largest suburb in melbourne
Jul 12, 2017
Add a comment...
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Nov 02, 2016

"Underated"

People are often shocked by how I rate Reservoir. Probably the worst part of this suburb is it's reputation. I may be biased because I grew up here, but Reservoir truly is underrated. It still has that old neighbourly spirit... I knew my neighbours by their first name, and could rely on them to watch on the house when I was away, and to collect the mail.
The streets are OK, we had a few potholes in our street and the gutters would flood, but I've noticed recently there has been a lot of street and stormwater improvements in the area. The "spaghetti" intersection at the Reservoir Station has always been (and feels like it always will be) a major traffic congestion problem, with promises at every election to make improvements, however Reservoir falls within one of the nation's safest seats and consequently nothing ever gets done about it.
Apart from that, generally traffic in Reservoir is OK... however there have been a lot of streets (like Broadway and Tyler Street) cut-in-half to allow for extremely wide bike lanes, causing a bit more congestion but it's generally OK.
The nightlife in the area is improving radically, with a new bar or caf opening up every few months along High Street or Plenty Road, which is exciting to see and great for the area.
The diversity of fresh food options are fantastic, with Italian and Asian grocers and independent supermarkets, as well as the larger chains. The new shopping centre in Summerhill has everything you need, and generally prices are competitive.
What I like most about it is the proximity to the city. Reservoir has an inner suburb feel, but without all the cars parked in the street. Allotments are large and most houses have garages and driveways which gives the area a feeling of spaciousness which is disappearing in neighbouring suburbs Coburg and Preston.
Unfortunately though, make sure if you are wanting to move to Reservoir to invest in good security for your house. We were burgled on multiple occasions, as were our neighbours. Even though the area generally feels very safe and I'm comfortable walking the streets alone, crime rate for some reason is still high.
Pros
  • Good public transport (still Zone 1)
  • Edwardes Lake Park
  • Multicultural community
Cons
  • Reputation
  • Crime
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Sep 16, 2016

"Heaps of character, central location"

Pros
  • Good public transport (still Zone 1)
  • Affordable property only 13km from the city
  • Edwardes Lake Park
  • Close to CBD
  • Close to Ring Rd
Cons
  • Crime
  • Reputation
  • Some scary people about
  • Not many cafes, restaurants or cultural hubs yet
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
5/5
Feb 09, 2016

"Best Choice is now Reservoir"

I moved to reservoir in March 2015 I stay on Colthur Street Reservoir, We bought a house with 330 sq mts beautiful location , friendly people, very easy access for everything and safe area I feel as of now. I have two small kids and non driving wife at home, But still I feel and recommend this area as we are living here with utmost safety and happiness in this area. Edward lake park is near by walkable, Early Journey Child care is also walkable, Insane Gym is walkable and Gellibrand kinder is walkable and Bus service is very efficient and with 300 meters we have more main bus stops and bus drivers also very friendly. Best part of this area is we got a property price hike of around 80k in first year itself. We bought for $400k and the similar house next door sold for $640k. Huge demand in the area of houses and also people love the area for renting also. With in 2 kms of the area you have lot of shopping, eating and education varieties. Reservoir recreation centre is near by . Especially for INDIAN community the area is very attractive as we have all that we need like Indian Grocery, good schools for kinds, good indian restaurants, nice parks , fresh air and safety no junkies.
This is my experience and I love this area. Welcome to all good descent family guys to Reservoir near Edward Lake on Colthur street.
Pros
  • Good child care and primary and kinder schools
  • Medical centre facilities are nearer
  • Reservoir recreation centre for kids and adults is very near
  • Good public transport (still Zone 1)
  • Affordable property only 13km from the city
  • Multicultural community
  • Affordable
  • Edwardes Lake Park
Cons
  • Very soon the area is going to become unaffordable with the hike in the property price
  • The Broadhurst Garden need to be well maintained
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Nice suburb!"

I live on Thackeray Rd and absolutely love it. Beautiful street with lots of period homes, picket fences and rose gardens. We don't get any trouble with break in's but I suppose we have a good security system and soon to get a very big dog. I have a friend that lives a few streets away and says he leaves his shed unlocked and no one has ever taken anything. The best areas are Oakhill and regent. The fringes of both of these areas are really nice too. Edwardes park is meant to be really nice aswell and a little cheaper than Oakhill and Regent. The Areas that have lots of commission housing is Cheddar rd, over near northland shopping centre, and I think also near reservoir east primary. It's best to stay south of broadway and west of plenty rd and boldrewood. Just pick your area and do your research before moving to Reservoir. Its a great suburb with lots of facilities and parks. For transport you have the option of tram or train, and its still Zone 1. Its also nice and close to Preston market, the yummy asian food restaurants of high st, and coffee/ cafe central Thornbury. The demographic of Reservoir is definitely changing with more people being pushed out of Thornbury and Preston and into Reservoir. Our street has lots of professionals, retiree's and young families. Definitely one to watch over the next 5 years.
Pros
  • Good public transport (still Zone 1)
  • Affordable property only 13km from the city
  • Multicultural community
  • Affordable
  • Edwardes Lake Park
Cons
  • Reputation
  • Not many cafes, restaurants or cultural hubs yet
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Great up and coming family suburb"

I have recently purchased in Reservoir with my wife and 2 young kids after renting in the area for the past 2 years. I live close to Edwardes Lake and Reservoir Village and love the little pocket we have bought in. The neighbours have been super friendly since we moved in. There are two great Primary Schools for the kids in Reservoir West Primary and Reservoir Primary School. Our friends have their kids at Reservoir West Primary and they rave about it. We love taking the kids to Edwardes Lake and our eldest has just started at the lakeview tennis club which she is loving, A lot of people are renovating or improving old houses which is good to see. The council have been very active as well, they have planted trees on our street and have been doing upgrades of Edwardes Lake playground and gym equipment and also of the local library. They have a great structure plan for the future which will totally revamp the shops and sort out the spaghetti intersection. With the state government very keen to grade level railway crossings, this plan will likely go ahead in the near future, view the plan at this address- http://www.darebin.vic.gov.au/files/Reservoir_MAC_Structure_Plan_2012.pdf
It is great to be close to a zone 1 train station too, makes it easy for me to get to work. Only takes 20 min to drive from our house to Bourke Street too, so we love the central location.
There are some great cafes and more opening up all the time. The negative would have to be the lack of quality restaurants and good nightlife. This is some what negated by being close to brunswick, also I hear there is a new wine bar in Preston which is good, but I am yet to try it.
Overall, I think this is a great area for families and we are very happy with our purchase.
Pros
  • Good council
  • Great Community feel
  • Friendly neighbours
  • Good public transport (still Zone 1)
  • Affordable property only 13km from the city
  • Affordable
  • Edwardes Lake Park
Cons
  • No Nightlife
  • Spaghetti intersection
  • Reputation
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Reservoir - a convenient place"

i have migrated to the country 9 years ago, i've spent 5 years in quite & peaceful country town... lived in reservoir about 4 years when i have started my university. this place is a convient place where it has the train, tram, buses, not far from CBD& the majority of the eastern&western suburbs, i can pretty much drive to everywhere & dont need to worry too much about petrol usage. living expenses are average& affordable, the edward lake is a very nice area. the draw back about this area is the safety concern, my house has got broke into, stuffs put in the garden got stolen and etc, and this did not only happened to me. i'd like to say this town has got its reputation. A particular type of ppl you can see everywhere in public places. This is a place for young adults, students or young professionals who work in the CBD, it may not be a perfect place for families with kids or elderly people .
Pros
  • Good public transport (still Zone 1)
  • Affordable property only 13km from the city
  • Multicultural community
  • Affordable
  • Edwardes Lake Park
Cons
  • Crime
  • Reputation
  • Some scary people about
  • Not many cafes, restaurants or cultural hubs yet
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Affordable Established Suburb, Only 13km from CBD"

Its no accident Reservoir has become one of the fastest growing suburbs in the northern corridor.
From public transport, local primary and secondary schools and a variety of specialty stores along The Broadway and Edwardes Street, it is easy to see why so many people are moving here and have been residents here for many years.

Recently Reservoir was flagged as one of the top 10 most affodable suburbs within 15mkm from CBD so there are plenty of opportunities for first home buyers and astute investors to secure a property and reap the benefits and rewards Reservoir has to offer in the long term.

For me it was an easy decision to live in an established suburb like Reservoir, all the conveniences of transport, schools, shopping and recreation at your fingertips.
Pros
  • Affordable property only 13km from the city
  • Good public transport (still Zone 1)
  • Multicultural community
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
2yrs+

"Choose carefully"

We moved in 12 years ago when the area was busy but it still had character. There were lots of period homes and the residents would stop for a chat. In the past 2-5 years this has all changed due to the developers moving in, dozing down houses and creating high density living. Due to the increase of new housing being built up the line and the changes in speed limits through Preston this has resulted in more traffic on the roads of Reservoir. Unbearable if you live on what was once a reasonable road that has been converted to a thoroughfare. The local Coles is small and not safe to visit after dark and unfortunately the staff at the IGA can be quite rude and unhelpful. There are a good selection of cafes opening up which is good, but not many restaurants unless you are into pubs, Chinese or Vietnamese. In regards to secuity and safety, I have been robbed and stalked in the past 5 years. So if you are moving in, make sure you have a good alarm system and a big dog and if you drive, off street parking will avoid the scratches and dents. We are looking forward to moving out of the area.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Still here six months later... looking for the right house elsewhere. In the past six months I have seen the area deteriorate even more with regards to crime and safety, you only have to read the paper and watch the News to get those updates. I also work in this area serving the general public and I am sorry to say that I cannot see any family/community spirit and have encountered racism on several occasions.
However, glad to hear the the perception of Reservoir of those wanting to buy in the area is improving as it will increase my sale price when I'm leaving, which will hopefully be soon.
Pros
  • Good public transport (still Zone 1)
Cons
  • Crime
  • Nothing to do - not many good parks, restaurants, etc.
  • Reputation
  • Some scary people about
  • Street parking is congested
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Students
tomj4
tomj4 Agreed
Feb 21, 2017
Add a comment...
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Booming suburb & only 11km to the CBD"

Reservoir is starting to take control of the property market in the inner northern suburbs. Only 11km from the CBD, easy access to all major FWYs and lots of public transport (trains & buses) to choose from. Only a short drive to Highpoint or Doncastor shopping complex (15mins) and easy access to Lygon or Brunswick street for a bite to eat or a quality coffee. A University and a heap of schools to choose from plus the Ring rd will connect to the Eastern Fwy in the near future giving your young family a variety of elite schools to choose from. A very family orientated suburb majority with Italian (European) heritage. The professionals & wealth are starting to move in with the big blocks to choose from, quality built homes, location location plus the family friendly environment. A must for all to see & consider as the recent property investment indicates Reservoir is on its way up.
Pros
  • Good public transport (still Zone 1)
  • Affordable property only 13km from the city
  • Multicultural community
  • Affordable
  • Edwardes Lake Park
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
JLH JLH
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Next Coburg (we hope)"

We moved here 18 months ago after being priced out of the inner North. Not surprisingly most of our neighbours are young families same as us. Res is a HUGE suburb - one of Melbourne's biggest. We're in the Reservoir West pocket on the border with Preston and there are two great coffee shops, schools look fine (kid not really old enough for me to comment yet), nice parks, and I love going to the Coburg Drive In, market and pool in Summer. The 112 Tram is always good, but it would be fantastic if it was extended - would make the train station much more accessible. And a good bar would be wonderful.

Probably the worst thing is the reaction from people when you say where you live! And it's not even cheap any more. We paid the Melbourne median price for a 3 bdm 1940s house. Still we have a lot more space than many of our friends, and you can see the suburb changing even since we moved. Fingers crossed it keeps improving.
Pros
  • Edwardes Lake Park
  • Preston West cafes
  • Affordable property only 13km from the city
  • Good public transport (still Zone 1)
  • Multicultural community
  • Affordable
Cons
  • Reputation
  • Not many cafes, restaurants or cultural hubs yet
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
2yrs+

"Not the best suburb."

Growing up, Reservoir was always known as a pretty rough area, but it is close-ish to the city and affordable, so I didn't see the harm in moving here.

We live on a quiet street and have not had many issues, although our neighbourhood is a target for robberies. Our neighbours are friendly and are mostly families of very multicultural origins. There is always a lot of construction going on in Reservoir and units are popping up very regularly.

I think the issue about living in Reservoir is living too close to either Reservoir or Ruthven stations. Ruthven station is regularly covered in graffiti (and one time, the Myki machine was covered in faeces). The carpark at Ruthven station regularly has shattered glass in it, implying habitual car break-ins.

Another issue is the Reservoir shopping strip. I try to avoid it as much as possible, as quite often I will encounter loud, obnoxious arguments full of profanities between locals.

Reservoir is a place I don't feel safe in and would not like to raise my children in.
Pros
  • Affordable
Cons
  • Nothing to do - not many good parks, restaurants, etc.
  • Crime
  • Some scary people about
Marios Valia Ampatzoglou
Marios Valia Ampatzoglou Hello, do you know something about summerhill rd in east reservoir? I have a baby and we are moving to essendon in 2 months.
Aug 24, 2016
tomj4
tomj4 Agreed
Feb 21, 2017
Add a comment...
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
2yrs+

"Affordable and close to the city"

I moved to Reservoir about six months ago and I really like it. It's great to be only a 30 minute train ride from the city, and the bike path means I can cycle to work in the city safely (Along the Epping line, then down the middle of St George's Rd). If the proposal to extend the Gilbert Rd tram line (No 112) goes ahead, public transport options will be even better.

Preston Market is close by and there are lots of great places to eat out in Preston as well. not to mention a great pizza place near Reservoir station! Jackson Dodds (Gilbert Rd) is the first trendy cafe to open up - I'm certain that it's the first of many as the coffee drinkers are priced out of Coburg and Preston.

There's an interesting mix of apartments, town houses and old Californian bungalows. Edwardes Lake Park is great for a jog.

Somewhat lacking in nightlife (apart from the TAB and the RSL!) but Northcote and Brunswick are not too far away.

I'm looking forward to see how Reservoir develops in the next few years.
Pros
  • Affordable property only 13km from the city
  • Multicultural community
  • Good public transport (still Zone 1)
Cons
  • Not many cafes, restaurants or cultural hubs yet
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 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
2yrs+

"Perfect!"

Moved to Reservoir about 2 months ago and am loving it!!
Excellent and affordable close to everything!!!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"What's not to love about Reservoir?"

Living here for 2 years and I love it. It is not true that there are no good primary schools here, Reservoir Primary performed very well in the recent Myschool website. The Leisure Centre is the best in at least the Northern Region and public transport here is exellent 2 trams and one train. There are good parks and it is not far from the Austin hospital. Having the Preston Market nearby is a boon and there is also a lot of good eating in Preston. Add to that the direct and reliably smooth and flowing St Georges Rd into the city and you have Melbourne's best kept secret!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Big Suburb, Affordable House and Convenient Life"

I have lived in reservoir for 5 years and I love this suburb. Edwards lake is a very good place and my kid loves the old tank engine. Reservoir leisure center is good, membership fee is reasonable and you should try the group training session, it's awesome. Preston market and Northland shopping center are just five minutes away.

A lot of people are renting in this area and some of them don't care about their lawn. There are no good public primary school in reservoir, but there are couple catholic primary schools to choose.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
CommunityMan
CommunityMan But you can't water your lawn with the water restrictions! I think a brown lawn says that you care about saving water.
2yrs+
Add a comment...
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Reservoir,Victoria"

Reservoir is a great place to live with everything close to hand. Local Transport, Schools,Shops and the beautiful Edwardes Lake. In summer all you will see is families getting together for barbeques and fun at Edwardes Lake. There is also an annual fate at Edwardes Lake. The Kids love it. Great shops and cafes nearby. Very multicultural suburb with people from all walks of life.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A great place to live for anyone"

It's beautiful. It holds people from all walks of life. It's a rather cosmopolitan suburb, with many different cultural background local shops. The Leisure Centre, I think, is the main attraction. It would be great though if the council could buy one off fantastic fans so that the aerobics participants and staff don't die from heat stroke!, instead of purchasing cheap inefficient equipment that last for about a week!
There are wonderful parks and lots of cycle lanes. I love living in Reservoir!!!
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Best Streets in Reservoir

1

Kia Ora Road

4.5/5
"Kia Ora - Kiwi for 'hello'"
-37.7206588424 144.9930042295
2

Rubicon Street

4.5/5
"Rubicon Street"
-37.7250096729 145.0195873257
"Friendly street with beautiful homes."
-37.7118752191 144.9960504938
4

Miranda Road

3/5
"Miranda Road"
-37.7079205396 145.0276469489

Unranked Streets in Reservoir

Box Street

3.5/5
"Box Street"
-37.7072375207 145.0213221938
"Great Inner City Living"
-37.7125070116 145.0016512489

Tambo Avenue

3.5/5
"Great Location"
-37.7181794837 145.0191775144

Barry Street

4.5/5
"Perfectly placed for a family living with kids."
-37.7085967283 144.9959275504
"Great location with the added bonus of peace and quiet."
-37.7249994276 145.0014326829
"St Vigeons road"
-37.7059397847 145.0195873257