8.5 out of 10

Rosanna

Ranked 164th best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.7394438368679 145.075978744341
Great for
  • Schools
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Medical Facilities
  • Safe & Sound
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Students

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Mar 26, 2016

"rosanna the hidden gem"

- we had never lived in or around this suburb.
- having lived on the eastern strip we were used to cleanliness, greenery, easy access to city, schools, shopping centres - eastland,doncaster, chadstone,costco, eastern freeway,awesome train access and local eateries.
- we wanted to buy in the area but could not compete against other cashed up buyers so bought in this suburb.
- it feels like hitting a jackpot - this suburb has easy access to all the eastern goodies plus more.
Pros
  • shopping centres
  • bunnings
  • sydney raod
  • Friendly
  • Great Schools
  • Safe
  • Easy access to amenities (shopping, transport and medical facilities)
  • Green open spaces to explore (inc great playgrounds for kids!)
Cons
  • train service - it needs duplication
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
privateuser
privateuser Sydney Rd? Shopping centres? Bunnings?....where?
Aug 30, 2016
cassier
cassier Agree - Sydney Road is not close. Bunnings (at Northland SC) is less than 10 mins by car or 10 mins by bus. Seriously, John do you live in this area?
Sep 10, 2016
privateuser
privateuser As I said elsewhere in this discussion, I live in Doncaster and have for most of the time since 1969. I have lived in a few other places in between. Re Sydney Rd, perhaps question the expert Sammy himself on that one? No point discussing it with me.
Sep 10, 2016
privateuser
privateuser Yes well Box Hill station is less than 10 mins from my home in Doncaster by BUS and Collingwood is only 11 mins away off peak by car and I have a Smartbus 30 seconds away and another city direct bus 1 minute away and the main PT interchange at Westfield only 5 mins walk away. I am laughing. Not to mention the fantastic shopping so close to home. With an Apple Store!!
Sep 10, 2016
privateuser
privateuser Bunnings is also coming nest to Westfield in the near future also. Who needs a train at their doorstep with vandalism and other crime it brings? No thanks!
Sep 10, 2016
privateuser
privateuser Sammy also ought to check out the latest property sales figures for Doncaster. He may even be impressed.
Sep 10, 2016
privateuser
privateuser oops my comments are on the wrong review. Must have got carried away.:p Sorry JamesM10
Sep 11, 2016
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Great North-East!"

Pros
  • Friendly
  • Great Schools
  • Safe
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Students
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Lovely walkable neighbourhood"

My husband and I rented in this suburb after living in North Melbourne, Brunswick and Brunswick West in our twenties. We were not too convinced that buying in those areas would be a good long term decision because of a lack of school options. Being city workers we also wanted to have easy access to open spaces to explore of an evening and on the weekends.

Within months of moving into our rental we had decided we wanted to buy in the area. It has good rail access to the city (where we both work), great amenities (Rosanna Village with its lovely cafes including Miss Marie's, Yarra Plenty Library opposite the Train Station, the Austin nearby and an abundance of breathtaking parklands). We can easily access Northland/ Chadstone Shopping Centres, Heidelberg/ Ivanhoe strip shops, LaTrobe Uni, RMIT (Bundoora), the Northern Ring Road and East Link.

We are within walking distance of great state Primary Schools (including Heidelberg PS, Banyule PS, Rosanna Primary and Golf Links Primary) and the well regarded Viewbank College.

We have friendly neighbours who always take the time to have a chat with us and our kids. There is a good sense of community.

One negative is the state of Rosanna Road which has become very congested following the construction of the Eastlink. Interestingly the RACV has time and again suggested that the "Missing Link" (joining the Eastern Freeway to the Northern Ring Road) should take priority as an infrastructure project in order to increase efficiencies for the State. Unfortunately, despite the expert advice from this peak body it doesn't appear that this project is "sexy" enough for our state or federal politicians as it continues to be ignored.
Pros
  • Friendly
  • Great Schools
  • Safe
  • Green open spaces to explore (inc great playgrounds for kids!)
  • Easy access to amenities (shopping, transport and medical facilities)
Cons
  • Rosanna Road traffic (someone has to commit to funding that Missing Link!))
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
5/5 rating details
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"Great place to live"

Friendly locals, nice tree line streets and parklands and all within easy distance of the city. It is also surrounded by other more expensive suburbs like Ivanhoe, Hiedelberg and Eaglemont making it rather affordable in comparison.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
privateuser
privateuser You must be kidding? Its the same distance as Doncaster which you rated as "a far outer eastern suburb" Please do some research?
Aug 26, 2016
cassier
cassier I am confused by your vitriol for this suburb John! You surely can't be a local resident. No one I have ever met in this suburb has such a negative view of it. Good luck in your house hunt! I hope you find yourself a wonderful place in a suburb that is not Rosanna... Best of luck. CR
Sep 10, 2016
cassier
cassier to all visitors to this page - please note that I discovered that there is a heated online disagreement between SammyG and others regarding the merits of Doncaster on another part of this website. I thought you should be aware of this so that you can read their comments with the knowledge that john andon is clearly unhappy that his suburb was not looked upon favourably by SammyG. I know, petty, but I think it best people are made aware of this.
Sep 10, 2016
privateuser
privateuser Oh please cassier, my responses are genuine and not sure what your agenda is here. SammyG trashed Doncaster with several silly comments including his heading of "Far Outer Suburb", which you know is just untrue. Please before "warning" others, read carefully?
Sep 10, 2016
privateuser
privateuser Cassier, I also think you are just being ridiculous and we all have opinions and you cannot tell others our opinions do not matter. I can't believe your response!
Sep 10, 2016
privateuser
privateuser Well you've certainly badmouthed me haven't you "cassier"? I only comment with real comments which I honestly believe otherwise I would not post any! Please read what SammyG wrote and then respond before unleashing silly unfounded warnings to other readers? You are being ridiculous.
Sep 10, 2016
privateuser
privateuser Oh and East Doncaster Secondary College outranked Mt. Waverley last year. Maybe SammyG needs to pull his head in because Doncaster is a very m]small suburb with only one secondary school while Mt Waverley/Glen Waverley are double the size respectively and contain several each.
However, Doncaster is very close to Balwyn/Canterbury etc which have several elite colleges. The catchment for Doncaster Secondary extends into Templestowe due to the small size of Doncaster so basing results from one school on how good any given suburb is, is just insane. Anyone can pick things out to inflate for their advantage and focus only on the negative which SammyG has done.
Oh and I grew up in my teen years in Doncaster and my high school was not even in Doncaster due to being closer to one in a neigbouring suburb!
Sep 10, 2016
privateuser
privateuser Again, please do yourself a favour cassier and read what Sammy wrote about Doncaster before describing my comments as vitriol?
Sep 10, 2016
privateuser
privateuser I've noticed how you've not included Westfield Doncaster re easy access from Rosanna, but included Chadstone which is more than twice as far away. Strange that.
Sep 10, 2016
privateuser
privateuser And twice in separate comments! I see an agenda here.;-)
Sep 10, 2016
cassier
cassier I am sorry to see that you take my comments so personally john andon. I have reported the posts to Homely earlier today because I thought them all inappropriate. I hope this helps you feel like you are not being targetted. Nor should you feel that Doncaster is being targetted. I have no problem with your suburb. I just think life is too short for this kind of exchange. Best of luck with your house hunting!
Sep 10, 2016
cassier
cassier btw sorry about the typo re Chadstone - I must have been thrown by Cassie A's post. I meant to say Westfield. I hope this means you don't feel like there is some kind of conspiracy against your area. There are certainly plenty of people that enjoy the Apple Store. All the best!
Sep 10, 2016
privateuser
privateuser For heavens sake, report the comments? As they say, get a life.
Sep 11, 2016
privateuser
privateuser If you think life is too short to argue points on here, why did you do so in the first place? Obviously you feel just as offended as I was about having my suburb "trashed" for no good reason other than spite. Anyway, facts and figures which are well documented tell the truth in the end.
Sep 11, 2016
privateuser
privateuser If a description/opinion of a suburb offends you so much that you need to report all comments, you seriously need a new hobby.
Sep 11, 2016
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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 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A nice friendly place with Everything at your doorstep"

Rosanna has everything. The Shopping Options are great. Lots of fantastic schools with great education. Nice Library and shopping strip and De Winton Park. The Golf Links Estate is nice and the parklands are great for walking at and with your dog. Great for families with kids, sinngles and retirees
Pros
  • Great Schools
  • Friendly
  • Safe
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Rosanna is beautiful!"

lovely suburb!
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Rosy Rosanna"

Great facilities for children. Still hanging out with the Mum's group the Maternal Health Centre assigned us to 3 years ago! Could use a bit of smartening up of the main street and shops - seriously, 9 hairdressers is a little over the top. Would love to see some modern retail stores.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
2yrs+

"Greville Rd"

Great place to bring kids up, very comfortable suburb with really nice friendly people. Lots of parks and plenty of shops and cafes in either Burgundy St or Rosanna Shops.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids

Unranked Streets in Rosanna

"Good quiet place to live......nice for kids. "
-37.741982693 145.0792012168

Waiora Road

4.5/5
"Friendly, safe, established, excellent location, all directions access N.S.E.W"
-37.7392608626 145.0592843852
"Wonderful place to live"
-37.7318262017 145.0656911026

Banyule Road

4.5/5
"Great Living for families"
-37.7421363723 145.0798842357
"Ticks all the boxes"
-37.7438746554 145.0779991035
"Lovely Family Orientated Street"
-37.7383319569 145.0750894429