8.4 out of 10

Ringwood

Ranked 179th best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.8143325072342 145.235129971474
Great for
  • Shopping Options
  • Internet Access
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Schools
  • Public Transport
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Mar 26, 2017

"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
Pros
  • Central and handy location
  • Eastland is world class
Cons
  • Conjested parking near central Ringwood
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
5/5 rating details
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
Feb 01, 2017

"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.
Cons
  • none
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Feb 01, 2017

"Great area for offices"

Great area for offices
Cons
  • none
Recommended for
  • Professionals
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Feb 01, 2017

"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
Cons
  • none
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
MJA MJA
5/5 rating details
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
Jan 10, 2017

"Ringwood - the place to be"

People should be thanking themselves for buying in Ringwood. The place is now a mini city.
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Aug 26, 2016

"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
Pros
  • Central and handy location
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"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.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
2yrs+

"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.
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 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"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.
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 3/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • 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+

"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.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
j97 j97
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

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

"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.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
mimi
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.
2yrs+
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • 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+

"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
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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.
2yrs+
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
2yrs+
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Best Streets in Ringwood

1

Wonga Road

4.5/5
-37.7911907909 145.2461447005
2

Ellison Street

4.5/5
"Wonderful Street, With Character Homes"
-37.81942 145.22807
3

Frederic Drive

4.5/5
"A quiet escape is just around the corner"
-37.793719 145.250025
4

William Street

4.5/5
"Leave the car at home"
-37.807248 145.225327
"Central"
-37.8205298685 145.2205451515
"Great family option"
-37.7922938664 145.2478112666
"Ringwood's most popular street"
-37.8128834717 145.2205451515
"Great Position, Great Street"
-37.8189452646 145.2375796433
9

Heywood Street

3.5/5
"Pretty street, very well located"
-37.8205742647 145.2234001705
10

Sonia Street

3.5/5
"Family favourite!"
-37.801845886 145.2432896814