8.6 out of 10

Ringwood East

Ranked 133rd best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.810803900104 145.256171367112
Great for
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
  • Shopping Options
  • Clean & Green
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Professionals
  • Students

Reviews

1/5
Sep 06, 2017

"Far from city and not too safe"

Takes quite a long time to go to the city and often the trains are delayed or cancelled. Only 1 train line so if it goes down theres massive delays.

Lots of people and once nearly got assulted when refusing cigarettes.
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
Jun 23, 2017

"Peaceful place with close proximity to facilities"

It's been 5 years since I live in Ringwood East, it is quiet and clean area you can ever imagine. Less than Km walking to Ringwood lake, Mullum Mullum Creek, close distance to new improved shopping town Ringwood~! You will no longer need to travel way to Melbourne CBD, most of things including Asian groceries can be sorted in neighbour area Ringwood. We are so in love with Ringwood East. Education wise, Ringwood east offer close to proximity to great private and public schools in Maroondah.
Pros
  • close to hospital
  • Please to shopping centre
  • Continuous improvement
  • Close to train station
  • Parks
  • Public Transport
  • Schools
  • Peaceful
Cons
  • Nil
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Well located and improving"

We purchased in Ringwood East in 2010 and have seen the area improve over the years. The recent announcement by Public Transport Victoria to abolish zone 2 means the daily commute by train now costs the same as zone 1 - excellent news and value.

Commuting time by train during peak times to Flinders Street station can be as little as 40 minutes by changing at Richmond to avoid the city loop. I regularly work at Southbank and door to door is less than an hour.

By car, transport links are excellent with easy access to Eastlink. Out of traffic, driving from home to the Flinders Street area is easily achievable in 30-35 minutes and the airport is around 50 minutes drive. At peak times both these journeys can take around an hour.

The streets are quiet and leafy and there are still some great looking character weatherboard houses dotted around.

Ringwood East Primary School is being refurbished, Tintern schools are located in the area, and Ringwood East is zoned to Ringwood High School, which has a great reputation.

The local area is being improved by major redevelopment of Eastland which also includes upgrades to the transportation links. Further information is available from the following links:

Eastland: http://www.ringwoodgoingplaces.com.au/Content/Pub/ContentDetail.asp?lngContentID=250

Transport: http://www.ringwoodgoingplaces.com.au/Content/Pub/ContentDetail.asp?lngContentID=252

New development of 'Aquanation' is underway which adds to the list of benefits to the area, described in the following link:

http://www.ringwoodgoingplaces.com.au/Content/Pub/ContentDetail.asp?lngContentID=237

With regards to housing value, we had our property valued at the end of 2013 and again in December 2014 and it has seen an increase of around 20%. We also had a rental appraisal performed in the same periods and from 2013 to 2014, the rental potential has grown by over 15%.

In some respects, the local shopping strip does let the area down but we have seen improvement over the years, which is hopefully set to continue.
Pros
  • up-and-coming suburb.
  • Close to train station
  • Parks
  • Public Transport
  • Schools
  • Peaceful
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"One of the last bastions of affordable housing in the well-serviced East."

We bought a unit here just over a year ago. R.E is quite, well-timbered, and well-serviced. We are 7 mins walk from the shopping strip and train line. Ringwood proper, with all its excellent services and facilities (Medicare, Costco, Eastland, etc.) is highly accessible, but its bogan population tend to leave quite R.E alone. Great for a young family. There are some absolutely beautiful streets here, but lovely houses and well-kept gardens. There is a real feeling of community and pride in one's area that you just don't get in the huge, McMansion filled suburbs in the west. If you're happy to live a little further out, then RE is a great, affordable option.
Pros
  • Parks
  • Public Transport
  • Schools
  • Peaceful
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Offers everything you could need"

We've been in Ringwood East for just over a year now and absolutely love it! We have two teenage children as well as a baby, and it's perfect for all. The transport links mean my teenagers can have the freedom to get around without me having to be a taxi! The commute into the city is easy, and it's just such easy access to everywhere - the city, the beach, the Yarra Valley, the Dandenongs, to name just a few. It is safe, clean and quiet, and the parks are fantastic. There are lots of good childcare centres and schools nearby. I would highly recommend Ringwood East, it just has everything you could possibly need.
Pros
  • Safe
  • Close to train station
  • Parks
  • Public Transport
  • Schools
  • Peaceful
Cons
  • Nil
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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+

"Perfect For Families"

We moved to Ringwood East from Donvale over 12 months ago, the reason we chose this area was your money went so much further! We bought a beautiful house fully renovated on 900sq with great gardens and close to all amenities. The same house would have been $200K maybe $300K more in some areas close by. Ringwood East is a really friendly neighbourhood great for kids of all ages. I have lived in Templestowe and Donvale over the past 5 years and I can honestly say Ringwood East has as much to offer if not more, in fact probably more given the close proximity of transport links. We just love it!
Pros
  • Peaceful
  • Great shopping mall close by
  • Affordable
  • Close to train station
  • Parks
  • Public Transport
  • Schools
Cons
  • Nil
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
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+

"Best suburb in Melbourne"

Everything is close by! Schools, childcare, Eastland, quality pubs and restaurants. You can't go wrong by choosing this suburb as your home or investment. We moved to Ringwood East from Glen Huntly two years ago and we have never regretted it. Ringwood East is like a breath of fresh air and it is a quiet, safe and family friendly area yet close to almost all amenities. The house size here is huge with a lot of beautful trees and gardens nearby. Neighbourhood is friendly and easygoing. We would definiely recommend anyone who consider ringwood east as your next dream home.
Pros
  • Schools
  • Parks
  • Public Transport
  • Close to train station
Cons
  • Nil
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
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 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A convenient yet quiet location"

Pros
  • Close to train station
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
2yrs+

"Convenient for everything"

Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
3/5
2yrs+

"Great escape from the city"

Ringwood East is a suburban area situated near Croydon, Ringwood, Croydon South, Bayswater North and Heathmont, just 25km from the Melbourne CBD. A fabulous location for families and suitable for professionals who don’t mind a commute, Ringwood East houses almost 10,000 residents at present. Boasting loads of native trees and wildlife, this suburb is a great escape from the city after a long day’s work. It has a railway station, a football team, cricket and tennis clubs, access to the Maroondah Highway and a shopping precinct at Burnt Bridge, which is a locality within Ringwood East. Homes in this area sell for an average of just over $300,000.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids

Best Streets in Ringwood East

1

Dublin Road

1/5
"Conveniently close to everything you need"
-37.80529 145.24721

Unranked Streets in Ringwood East

Angus Avenue

4.5/5
"Stunning tranquility"
-37.8059 145.25958
"Short Street, Convenient Location"
-37.81633 145.25004
"Country Atmosphere in the Suburbs"
-37.8198092835 145.2498739838

Miller Grove

2.5/5
"Decent sized blocks of land and development opportunity."
-37.8087921884 145.2527153425
"Well-situated peaceful reprieve"
-37.82283 145.2562

Guest Close

3.5/5
"Quiet although close"
-37.8108924715 145.2412269643
-37.81094 145.24538

Mines Road

3.5/5
"Convenient to everything"
-37.80878 145.24447
"Lovely established tree-lined street on the outskirts of Ringwood East"
-37.8198741703 145.2602831921