Ringwood, VIC 3134

4.3(18 reviews)

Ranked 168th best suburb by locals in Melbourne (Greater) Region, VIC

Great for

  • Shopping options
  • Schools
  • Internet access
  • Resale or rental value
  • Public transport

Not great for

  • Nightlife

Who lives here?

  • Families With Kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • LGBTQ+

Reviews of Ringwood, VIC

Editors Choice

"Location, Location, Location"

The infrastructure around Ringwood is fantastic. Whatever you need for a community you can find here within a 10 minute radius. Schools, library, every shop you could ever dream of, bars, cinema's, and all genre's of cuisine. Dining varieties range from casual take away to the fantastic Firehouse Restaurant. Enjoy casual Sundays at any of the massive Ringwood Lake Park or a quiet stroll in the Heatherdale Reserve. Why not try your hand at lawn bowls, or if the kids are into sport there are venue's to cater and teams to join.

If you want a day by the sea, hop on Eastlink to Frankston - 35min trip or hit the city in 30mins. I was concerned about safety prior to moving here, but 5 years on I have not encountered anything sinister. In saying that I don't head near the Ringwood station at night. Heatherdale is a safer option.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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7th December 2021

"Everything at Your Fingertips"

Ringwood really has everything that you ever need. Eastland has almost every major retail giant, plus high end fashion outlets as well as the more budget friendly shops, fresh food market, beauty retailers, entertainment (movies, bowling etc), fast food & restaurants. Easy access to public transport from anywhere with the train station in the heart of Ringwood as well as buses to any area of Melbourne, there is also usually a taxi or two waiting near the station if you need to get somewhere quickly. Access to the Eastern Freeway and Eastlink is easy, which will take you out to the Mornington Peninsula or Monash freeway within minutes. Plenty of good schools around to choose from, as there are many young families in the area. There’s even a few nightclubs for those that like the nightlife. I have grown up in the Eastern suburbs, and will never move anywhere else, Ringwood has it all!!

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
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29th September 2021

"Lots of great things here"

Great suburb: access to every shop you need (it's like a mini city these days), excellent infrastructure to everywhere-30mins to the dandenongs and CBD etc, lovely bushy feel. Everyone is friendly and the place is very safe.
Cons: many of the houses are old and need to be updated.

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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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1st October 2020

"Ringwood- A growing locale on the map"

It is not surprising to see why Ringwood is one of the fastest growing suburbs in Eastern Melbourne. It is home to an array of Shopping Centres, especially the popular Eastland Shopping Centre. It offers a variety of eateries and a wonderful entertainment precinct. It has a lovely modern library adjacent and the convenience of the Ringwood Railway Station. Ringwood offers well-integrated sports facilities and clubs such as the Aquatic and Leisure Centre- Aquanation. Other attraction is the Crocs Playcentre with activities for children of all ages. Ringwood is also home to several reserves. Popularly is the Ringwood Lake which joins the Mullum Mullum Creek trail which is great for bike rides and walking trails. There is also a wide choice of schools in the area. Most commonly are the Ringwood Secondary College, Aquinas College and Yarra Valley Grammar. Ringwood is only 23km east of the city and has easy access to the Eastlink.

Anna Molinaro, Property Manager OBrien Real Estate Blackburn

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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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19th August 2020

"Great infrastructure"

Having grown up in Ringwood North, I have personally seen the changes and development within the City of Maroondah.

Ringwood , Ringwood North and Ringwood East now have great infrastructure and have seen some great capital gains in the real estate sector. Ringwood central in particular have had many redevelopments and rezoning for high density developments.

Surrounded by great schools, (public and private), the redevelopment of Eastland shopping centre and the opening of the Eastlink freeway has made the City of Maroondah a satellite city!

Eastland shopping centre is modern, big and filled with great retail stores, restaurants and cafes!

Easy access to the Eastlink with 35mins into the CBD or the other way within 70 mins to Mornington Peninsula.

Ringwood and surrounding suburbs are now multicultural and affluent.

Aaron Chuah
Licensed Estate Agent & Auctioneer
M 0408 828 000

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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Rentals in Ringwood

"Ringwood - the place to be"

People should be thanking themselves for buying in Ringwood. The place is now a mini city.

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"RINGWOOD - Ready to be amazed!"

R - Ringwood Train Station all new and underground
I - Infrastructure in development with Ringwood and Box Hill bike paths
N - Newly renovated Eastland Shopping Centre
G - Galary for Art in Ringwood
W - Warehouse Costco for all your bulk buying
O - Obtain all your favourite books at the Ringwood Library
O - Order your dinner with friends at the night life at Ringwood Town Square
D - Dive into the State Diving Centre and Regional Aquatic Centre at Aquanation

Great for

  • Central and handy location

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
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"Gone are the days of being known as scummy - Ringwood is amazing!"

The Ringwood property market is absolutely booming and for good reason! With the upgrade to Eastland Shopping Centre (which is amazing!!), Train station and Olympic diving centre, it has become very popular with young families/investors trying to get into the market.

The small pocket in-between Eastlink and Whitehorse Road is quickly being development with lots of apartment and townhouses being built. This part of Ringwood is popular with tenants due to a short walk to Eastland and the train station. Rental return is decent due to location, but due to amount being built competition can be fierce (overall leasing it will be ok for the right price).

Other parts of Ringwood offer quiet streets with big blocks (a lot of older houses), but still offer families and first-time buyers the chance to get into a great up and coming area.

Great things are happening to Ringwood and I see it becoming the next big place to be in Melbourne's South East.

As a local Property Manager I've leased dozens of properties in the Ringwood area and know the rental market well.

Monique Holgye - Property Manager Ringwood

Great for

  • Central and handy location
  • Eastland is world class

Not great for

  • Conjested parking near central Ringwood

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Students
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"Has everything you need"

I've lived here since 2007 and love it. Everything is within walking distance and so convenient. Ringwood is also improving due to the upgrade of Eastland, the station and Aquanation all finally underway. I work in Docklands (a suburb I dislike) so it's really nice to come home to a place with quiet, tree-lined streets...it's like a haven.

Not great for

  • None

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"Great area for offices"

Great area for offices

Not great for

  • None

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
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"good place to live with lots of future betterment prospects"

best is access to every place in Melbourne .every suburb is in touch with east link connection.
great shopping center with prospects to be biggest shopping center in Australia.
Big names like Costco knocking at the doors.
New Mc Donald 24 hours I think life style in Ringwood will be envious.
Peaceful and full of wild life around I wake up to birds chirps.
access to all medical facilities and good schools what else you can ask for .
From my side thumbs up for Ringwood

Not great for

  • None

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
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Jay Peirce
Jay Peirce

wow, costco AND 24hr McDonald's??? Plenty to be envious about for sure.....

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"All Roads Lead to Ringwood!"

Ringwood, a leafy eastern suburb approximately 25km from Melbourne’s Central Business District is the commercial transport and civic hub for outer eastern Melbourne. Now benefitting enormously from the arrival of Eastlink (July 2008), Ringwood really began to take shape in the 1880s when the railway line was extended from Camberwell through Ringwood to Lilydale and Ferntree Gully.

Ringwood became the junction of those railway lines and together with the road north to Warrandyte and south to Dandenong, soon became the natural centre for commerce, markets and social activity in the district.

Due to Ringwood’s heritage it is able to offer a wide range of housing styles from 1895 workers cottages along Wantirna Road, to period homes and traditional post-war weatherboards, villa units and brick veneer homes. The diversity of housing styles together with access to quality government, independent and church schools has ensured that Ringwood has been a desirable location for families to reside, as well as singles and retirees alike.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"Close to everything!"

I have lived here for 5 years and thoroughly enjoy being so close to everything: public transport, schools, parks, sporting clubs, Eastlink, medical facilities, swimming pools etc. I used to live in Wonga Park and had to drive to get to everything, but now I can walk... a much healthier lifestyle.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"Ringwood - A great place to live"

I have lived in Ringwood for the past 8 years, we just sold a unit in Ringwood for a great price and brought a house around the corner. Its a great place with many things at your doorstep, such as, shopping, public transport, freeways, parks and recreational centers.

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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"Much overlooked"

Ringwood really does have it all. Fantastic shopping for all tastes, from Eastland to small strip malls. Great parks and recreation areas. Beautiful leafy streets and quiet neighbourhoods. Now with Eastlink, the city is less than 30 minutes away off peak, and otherwise the train only takes 45 minutes.

A great place for families, couples and those after a chance to escape the madness of the inner city.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"Large shopping hub"

Set for major redevelopment this year, Ringwood is a large suburb with a population of over 15,000 people. Based over 20km east of Melbourne’s city centre, Ringwood is home to a Cadbury production factory, ConnectEast and the Eastland Shopping Centre. It sits alongside the Maroondah Highway and Eastlink and borders towns such as Donvale, Mitcham, Vermont, Wantirna, Heathmont, Croydon, Ringwood North and Ringwood East. Properties in this area sell for an average of around $310,000 and the area would be suited to families or retirees.

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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mimi

Lauren's comment that "Properties in this area sell for an average of around $310,000" is ridiculous!Are you referring to just the land? The average price of a home in this area is $540,000 - $580,000 and that's an average, many sell closer to $650,000.

Jay Peirce
Jay Peirce

goodness gracious me that is absolutely f**king insane thank you very much

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"East Of Eden"

Ringwood is an anomoly really. A shopping destination well-serviced by trains, buses and roads, yet so close to peaceful leafy parks and reserves. Take Ringwood Lake for example. It is an idyllic picnic spot favoured by parents with young children yet it is just a short walk from Eastland and Ringwood train station. Then you have Mullum Mullum creek walk, the Loughnan's Hill precinct and Jubilee Park sporting reserve. That's the other 'best bit' of Ringwood. The sport! From football and cricket to Pony Club, Ringwood has the lot! The schools are some of Melbourne's finest and industry has its home here too - think Cadbury Schweppes and Seymour Street. Real estate in Ringwood is varied. From modern high-density living in New St and Bond St to large leafy blocks in Ringwood North and East. Families young and old favour Ringwood for its family atmosphere and proximity to the other suburbs thanks to EastLink.
For more information or to view properties for sale in this area please go to www.philipwebb.com.au

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  • Families with kids
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melbournefan
melbournefan

Fantastic review! How has the real estate market been holding up in Ringwood? It does sound like a relaxing place to live, not so far from the city anymore with the Eastlink extension to the city.

PWRE
PWRE

Thank you. Yes Ringwood has been identified by the State government as a transit city in Melbourne. And there are more exciting plans for Ringwood including an overhaul of the Eastland shopping centre block - think fine al fresco dining, a beautiful spot to meet friends and a charming walkway from the train station to Eastland...
As for the real estate market, a quick whip around of the agents in the Ringwood office revealed excitement and optimism about the current market. Some may look at a glass half empty, but our agents see the possibilities for vendors and buyers in any market including this one. For more information or to view properties for sale in the area please see www.philipwebb.com.au

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