8.9 out of 10

Rosanna

Ranked 91st best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
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5/5 rating details
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  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
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  • Schools 5/5
Feb 25, 2021

"Very nice"

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Feb 24, 2021

"Family Paradise"

Plenty of parks, green open spaces, excellent schools, ammenities and lovely people.

We have lived here for a few years now (just discovered this website) and have watched Rosanna continue to evolve into a gem of an area.

Close to other beautiful suburbs such as Ivanhoe and Macleod.
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Feb 17, 2021

"Rapidly Gentrifying, Green and Safe"

It's such a nice suburb, the parklands are beautiful to walk around during the early morning - everyone is so pleasant and welcoming.

Ammenities are really good and it feels like every week a new business is opening.

Has an express line to the city, close to Ivanhoe and Heidelberg.

Just a really pretty, safe and clean suburb. We love it and so does my dog Tex!
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Feb 10, 2021

"Walk through this suburb at sunset - beautiful"

We recently purchased here during the lockdown, what sold us was the parklands, streetscapes and growing ammenities. Hoping to stay for a while as we're zoned for good schools - house prices seem to be trending upward quite dramatically here which is the only downside. Understandable though as it's a safe, quite suburb close to Ivanhoe, Heidelberg and 5 Stops (express) to the city.
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Jan 15, 2021

"Leafy Rosanna"

Great schools, very green and safe suburb. Love that the train station runs express to the city (5 stops). Enjoy living here and the community feel - much nicer demographic around here too.
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  • Schools 5/5
Jan 06, 2021

"Love it!"

Best things about the Suburb:

Small & Great Community
Greenery & Parklands
Upgraded Station with Express Train (20-25m to city)
Incoming NE Link
Freeway Access
Shops & Cafes
Dentists, Chiros, Doctors, Opticians all in the village
Chemists, Post Office & Banks
Top Rated Public Schools (Banyule, Golf Links, Viewbank)
Sporting Facilities & Gym
12km From CBD
Close to Eastern Suburbs
Close to Ivanhoe & Heidelberg (5min)
Close to Hospitals (Austin)
Mainly Owner Occupiers (not overdeveloped)
Conservative demographic, friendly and polite.
Young Professionals Moving In

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Missing:
A supermarket (there's an IGA) but Woolworths is coming soon. Or drive 3mins down the road to Woolies, Leos and Coles in Heidelberg.
A Pub would be good.
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  • Schools 5/5
Jan 06, 2021

"Beautiful Area - Good People"

Great community and beautiful area. People here are nice, friendly and care about Banyule. House Prices are getting a bit steep though, i can see the appeal with all the greenery, good schools, ammenities, proximity to Ivanhoe, Heidelberg and NE Link.
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Jan 03, 2021

"Green, Safe and full of Ammenities"

Lived here for a few years and have watched the suburb change. Seems to be gentrifying a bit as those looking in neighbouring Ivanhoe and Heidelberg get priced out. It's a great little suburb (tiny) with some great schools, beautiful parklands and wonderful people. In my opinion best streets are Stokes, Pyalong & St Andrews due to views of the Parklands at the end of the street - they're also zoned for the better schools. South of Lower Plenty Road is also really nice and well zoned. Prices seem to be going up here, North East Link will benefit those on the East Side. With block sizes rather big and expensive there isn't much subdivision and it retains a high level of Owner Occupiers.
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Jan 03, 2021

"Great Suburb!"

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Jan 03, 2021

"Great spot"

I’m a junior doctor at the Austin. Recently purchased in this suburb for the greenery, proximity to work and the abundance of amenities. It’s also very close to Ivanhoe (my local swimming pool). People are very polite, it’s very safe and the schools are some of the best in Melbourne. Only 12km from the CBD (not that it matters much more).
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  • Schools 5/5
Nov 30, 2020

"The streets & gardens around here are stunning"

Recently moved to this suburb, it's so pretty to walk around. People really care about their homes and gardens with views of parklands a plenty.

Hard to believe this is a mere 12km from the CBD (if that matters anymore).

Close to Ivanhoe, Eaglemont and other leafy million dollar plus suburbs.

Also has top rated government schools with Golf Links Primary, Banyule & Viewbank.

New NE Link infrastructure will massively benefit those around the Golf Links Estate, Rosanna Parklands and Neighbouring Streets.

Personally, I think this is a suburb that still flies under the radar - the homes, ammenities, new infrastructure, schools etc...could easily see this suburb surpass its current $1.3m House and $900k Unit / Townhouse asking price.
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Thomas D Hi Jessica, thank you for the helpful review. We're about to move into Banyule road. Do you know if that is a busy road?
Dec 01, 2020
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5/5 rating details
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  • Eating Out 5/5
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  • Schools 5/5
Oct 25, 2020

"Only going to get better"

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Oct 12, 2020

"Lovely area"

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Oct 07, 2020

"Love this area - exploring it more during lockdown"

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Sep 28, 2020

"Safe and Green with plenty of ammenities, A+"

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Sep 26, 2020

"Hope to live here one day!"

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Sep 24, 2020

"Really nice suburb, something for everyone and close to the CBD and other great areas."

I feel like Rosanna is sort of a hidden gem. Blink and you’ll drive right through it and be in Ivanhoe or Heidelberg, it’s a very small suburb but packs a punch!

It’s seen significant investment over the last few years with a new train station, investment into the village and upgrades to roads. Soon the NE link will begin and expect home values to rocket! Ivanhoe and Heidelberg are a 5min drive away, Train Station runs express and Rosanna is one of the Express Stops.

As others have stated, parklands are stunning for a city park - they call it the Rosanna Tan and it attracts families and runners daily.

It’s an incredibly safe and friendly area. Most people are professionals, families or older Aussies. Gives it a strong community feel. The village area has quite a few cafes and shops - a woolies will be going in next year.

Overall it’s a great suburb that’s close to the CBD and a short drive to other great suburbs such as Ivanhoe, Thornbury etc. It’s well connected and only going to get better once the NE Link goes in.
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Thomas D Hi Ollie, thank you for the helpful review. We're about to move into Banyule road. Do you know if that is a busy road?
Dec 01, 2020
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olliem3 Hi Thomas, not too sure about Banyule Road as we're closer to the parklands near the station so don't venture that way much.
Banyule Primary is a very good primary school and that road feeds out onto Rosanna Road so it might get busy for school drop offs etc. Rosanna Road is a very busy road, North East Link should fix that.
Dec 03, 2020
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Thomas D Thanks Ollie! I appreciate you taking the time to reply :)
Dec 03, 2020
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5/5 rating details
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Sep 24, 2020

"Green. Amenities. Professionals. Safe. Close to CBD."

As someone else mentioned, in an ever changing world being close to nature (and civilisation) will become high sort after.

Rosanna is only 12km from the city, NE link will make it even easier to get to the CBD by car. It’s a suburb close to Ivanhoe and Heildeberg which are a little more livelier but it has its own cafe and restaurant scene that’s growing (thanks to recent improvements to the Village). Schools are plenty, zoned for Viewbank College in parts. It’s also a short drive to Doncaster Westfield or Northland - very easy to stay in this area.

Probably the best thing about this area is the Rosanna Parklands, 2km loop of lush, well maintained parklands located right next to the Train Station that runs express.
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Sep 24, 2020

"Perfect suburb for a lockdown."

Given the current lockdown, Rosanna is a suburb that has everything. With Heidelberg a short walk and Ivanhoe close by.

Beautiful Parklands, lots of professionals and it’s an incredibly safe area. Some of the best schools are located with this zone. Also, the village has undergone a massive redevelopment which will only further highlight this suburb as a popular place to live. The upcoming North East Link will see values increase.
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Sep 20, 2020

"Train Station, Amenities, Beautiful Parklands and lovely people"

We used to rent in Ivanhoe - boy would we have loved to have been able to purchase there.

Rosanna is just 5mins (literally) down the road and offers a very similar lifestyle; just a bit smaller and cheaper.

Parklands make this suburb a real treat, plenty of cafes, shops and a new Woolworths soon to be built. Burgundy Street is within walking distance (20minute stroll).

The council is throwing A LOT of money at this suburb.
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Sep 20, 2020

"Friendly, Safe and packed full of amenities"

Rosanna Parklands are beautiful, plenty of shops and lovely people and close to the City
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Sep 20, 2020

"Small Subrub, Prized Pocket of Melbourne close to Ivanhoe, Heidelberg and more."

Lots to do and see in this suburb. Very nice area, very pleasant people. We have lived him for a long time and enjoy the improving area very much.

Close to the city, it is slowly gentrifying which is a good thing!
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Sep 20, 2020

"Perfect Suburb"

Green, Safe, Family Friendly with excellent amenities and new infrastructure.

It’s already quite expensive but still affordable, plenty of room for properties to grow in value based on the amenity and infrastructure improvements.

Great Suburb, close to the CBD and bordering Ivanhoe and Heidelberg
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Sep 20, 2020

"The next Ivanhoe, Green and Safe"

I agree with most people on here, Rosanna is a suburb that will gentrify quickly. It’s already fairly expensive and justifiable so - with great parks, schools and public transport it has everything. Then investment into the village area is great to see. Also seems to me a good mix of families and young professionals.
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Sep 20, 2020

"Green, Safe, Close to CBD"

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Sep 13, 2020

"Green | Safe | Close to CBD | Borders affluent suburbs | Great Amenities"

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Sep 13, 2020

"Lush Green Suburb, Close to the CBD"

We rented in Ivanhoe, a suburb we would’ve loved to have purchased in but with house prices at record highs it wasn’t possible.

We ended up buying in Rosanna, 5mins down the road from Ivanhoe. It’s such a beautiful suburb with pristine parks, lovely people and a concentrated hub of shops and amenities.

Train Station is immaculate and there’s more infrastructure going into the area (Woolworths, Library update and NE Link).
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Thomas D Hi Michael, thank you for the helpful review. We're about to move into Banyule road. Do you know if that is a busy road?
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Sep 13, 2020

"Unknown gem close to the CBD."

We’ve lived here for 5 years, in that time we’ve seen so much money going into the suburb to improve the shops, roads and train station. The people in this area are very nice and there’s a lot of owner occupiers - this creates more of a positive neighbourhood.

We have beautiful parklands at the end of the street, plenty of cafes, shops and amenities. Oh and a new train station that runs express to the CBD.

They’re currently working on the NE link which will increase house values in the area when it’s complete. Part of the suburb is zoned for Viewbank College too.

All that and only 12km from the CBD.
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Thomas D Hi Jay, thank you for the helpful review. We're about to move into Banyule road. Do you know if that is a busy road?
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Sep 13, 2020

"Beautiful suburb only 12km from the CBD"

I lived in Rosanna for a while and have watched it transform over recent years, it’s only going to get better.

The suburb has beautiful parklands, great schools, great amenities with a revamped shopping area and an updated train station.

This is such a nice suburb with so much going for it and only 12km from the CBD.
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May 14, 2020

"Lovely, as long as you avoid Rosanna Road"

Lived here for 5 years. Beautiful houses, gardens, friendly people, nice parks surrounding, and trains take 22 - 25 mins to the cbd). Also on Hurstbridge train line, which is filled with calm professionals and sane people at all hours (the opposite of the Mernda line).

A bit hilly if you’re walking. Nice cafe’s in little pockets of shops all around.
Rosanna road is a death trap and if you’re going to take the train to work, you should live on the same side, crossing the road everyday was terrifying- don’t stand too close to the crossing, learnt that by watching a truck take on the lights and pole right above me - common occurrence here. Trucks drivers don’t stop when they hit objects. Ever. Even if they’ve taken down the power lines and are dragging them down the street.
Apart from that there’s just one guy who walks his 7 dogs at once in the Rosanna cricket club ovals - avoid him.
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  • Schools 5/5
Mar 04, 2020

"Excellent suburb with plenty to offer"

Fantastic new train station has only made this suburb better. Houses are expensive, but that's what you get when there is a lot of demand from growing families. Banyule primary and viewbank college are excellent government schools.
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Jan 21, 2020

"Close to the city"

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2yrs+

"Green, peaceful suburb not far from the city"

Rosanna is a very green, peaceful suburb.. connected very well to the city. The newly built Rosanna station is pretty cool and now that the line between Heidelberg and Rosanna is doubled, the service also has improved.

The suburb has a community feel where neighbours take a moment out to say Hello to each other and are happy to help if needed. Rosanna village has ample shops and cafes to serve your daily needs. If you want to shop more, you can head to Northland (~5km) or Warringal shopping centre (~3km). Northland and surrounds have almost every shop you can think of.

As per RACV's latest data - the crime has gone even further down and the suburb/pincode 3084 is in "green" (safest) category.

The only cons I can think of are that there's no Nightlife (I'm personally happy with that) and the Rosanna Road traffic can be slow at times (the NE link is approved and work will begin soon, but some time still before it gets done).
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2yrs+

"Not good"

Far from CBD
In fact, far from everywhere! need to drive fair way to get to anywhere,
Public transport are ok during the day but becoming a joke after 6pm
**Too close to high crime area such as Heidelberg West, in fact you get weirdos and creeps hang around the suburban from Heidelberg West often
and this is a major turn off.
Also too expensive for little reasons, expensive to buy and rent for little reasons
Not far from shopping centres such as Northland, and many major shopping districts like Heidelberg, Preston, Northcote, but you'll find most shops and restaurants opening hours are very short
rickyk1
rickyk1 Far from CBD? You gotta be kidding me mate. Rosanna is less than 15 km from the city! Care to check the map please?!
2yrs+
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asc Far from CBD??? Hmmmmm, May be you are referring to another Rosanna?
Jun 25, 2019
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cassiem6 Seen one Heidelberg weirdo hanging around in five years and it was because he got off a train too early
May 14, 2020
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2yrs+

"Avoid"

Avoid
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rickyk1 Please elaborate
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  • 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
2yrs+

"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
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privateuser Sydney Rd? Shopping centres? Bunnings?....where?
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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?
2yrs+
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.
2yrs+
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!!
2yrs+
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!
2yrs+
privateuser
privateuser Sammy also ought to check out the latest property sales figures for Doncaster. He may even be impressed.
2yrs+
privateuser
privateuser oops my comments are on the wrong review. Must have got carried away.:p Sorry JamesM10
2yrs+
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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!))
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  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
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Thomas D
Thomas D Hi Cassie, thank you for the helpful review. We're about to move into Banyule road. Do you know if that is a busy road?
Dec 01, 2020
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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.
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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?
2yrs+
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
2yrs+
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.
2yrs+
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?
2yrs+
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!
2yrs+
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.
2yrs+
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!
2yrs+
privateuser
privateuser Again, please do yourself a favour cassier and read what Sammy wrote about Doncaster before describing my comments as vitriol?
2yrs+
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.
2yrs+
privateuser
privateuser And twice in separate comments! I see an agenda here.;-)
2yrs+
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!
2yrs+
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!
2yrs+
privateuser
privateuser Suggesting my words were vitriol just shows how phony you are since SammyG initiated the vitriol on here. I only talk facts, not crap. I stand by all I've written.
2yrs+
privateuser
privateuser For heavens sake, report the comments? As they say, get a life.
2yrs+
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.
2yrs+
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.
2yrs+
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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
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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • 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
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  • 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
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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

Laane Avenue

3.5/5
"If you don’t go near the main road it’s the best street you’ll ever live on"
-37.744052 145.07199
"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
"Great living in the heart of Rosanna"
-37.7473204858 145.0665517064