Don't like Reservoir. Do not feel safe at all for myself & my family & have been living here since Jan 2015. No community spirit. No one seems to care about their fellow neighbour. Traffic is terrible, made worse by having that train line clogging all the traffic. Shopping isn't any good. Local Coles are inept at stocking their shelves & not a very good choice. No police presence. Even the police were rude to my husband when we had a would-be theif hiding in our front yard one night! When we buy our own home it won't be in this suburb I can assure you.
Reservoir has two separate sides the north east and the north west on the north west there will be some public housing along with flats all spread out but should have no problem during the day except for the night.
North east reservoir is extremely dodgy and most streets only have public housing and some streets flats but the main areas in reservoir to stay away from at night are any always near kfc subway coles Edward st Broadway strathmerton st boldrewood parade creveli st summer hill shopping centre and on the corner of cheddar rd and Mcmahan rd are tall flats those parts of reservoir are the most dangerous
I have lived in Reservoir North for the last 10 years, between Massey Ave and Radford Rd. I could not be happier with the area, neighbours are friendly, no townhouse developments. Only problem I can see with people moving to the area would be the house prices, one around the corner from me sold for $895,000 and it needed to be renovated!!!
I live in Reservoir. Its a great place to live but it is changing, and it will not be nice for too much longer.
Beautiful well established character homes are being replaced with ugly developments left right and center. The council does not adhere to its character statement in any way, and just keeps approving cheap and ugly "modern" units. Which is a shame.
After living there for 10 years (Oakhill Estate) I think its pretty hard to beat the convenience factor. There are cool bars, cafe's and eating places opening up all the time. I am not keen on the areas near Reservoir Station, or behind Summerhill, but the areas off Plenty Road (left going away from the city) are really good, and probably the best value in Melbourne.
Worked in the area for the last 14 years, Reservoir has changed. There is a diverse demographic and higher property prices are bringing families from Eastern suburbs and inner city to the area. New cafes, restaraunts and upgrades to all infrastructure is only a positive moving forward. With a Median house price of $860,000 for homes and $585,000 for units/ townhouses its still ver affordable for a suburb 13km from the Melbourne CBD.
I am impressed with the reservoir north area on colthur street near edward lake. its safe and affordable and easy access to all the features of reservoir . Good gellibrand crescent kinder school and Early journey child care for kids and good bus facilities to reach railway station or tram station also. Just 2 kms for both train or tram by walk. Nice people around and no crime at all from last one year during my stay period. One best part is in last one year our house price with 330 sq mtrs has raised by $80k in value. Good for first investment i am not going or moving away from Reservoir. Renting also is easy and in demand in this Area.
I have lived in Reservoir for 10 years, and while planning to down-size I am not planning on leaving Reservoir. It has everything you could possible need :-)
Ive lived in Reservoir and I serviced the area for 10 years. It has changed quite dramatically in this time. There are lots of parks, shops and easy access to transport from most pockets. It is one of the largest suburbs in Metro Melbourne and has a lot to offer. I would suggest when looking where to purchase or rent you do a drive around the area and maybe meet some of the neighbours. If you would like to discuss my favourite pockets to live and why give me a call 0403510286
I don't live there, but i did spend all my school days in and around reservoir, there are some great pockets, suggest do some homework on where exactly in reservoir you may like to live.
The value of homes in the area are steadily climbing. The demographic of people buying and renting in the area is improving accordingly. Many old commission areas are being renovated and given a face-lift improving the overall image. There are plenty of schools & parks in the area and services such as; the South Morang train line (in or, bordering zone 1), Latrobe University, RMIT, Preston Market, And Northlands Shopping center are all major features in reach of residents. The metropolitan ring road runs along the north boundary of Reservoir and offers easy negotiation to the rest of the city as well as a quick exit for the weekend getaways.