7.5 out of 10

Sanctuary Lakes

Ranked 321st best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.893542 144.768443
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Feb 14, 2021

"Stunning Area"

Love living here and wouldn’t live anywhere else. Hidden gem, safe, well maintained due to dedicated maintenance team, access to gym, pool etc. Prices have grown significantly over the past 5 years to reflect this.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
Feb 13, 2021

"Huge increase in capital growth"

Purchased our home in 2013 for 615k and just sold for 1.2m to move to another home in Sanctuary lakes. In regards to some comments below - the crime rate is significantly less than anywhere else in Wyndham and the western suburbs in general due to the 24/7 estate security and every vehicle entering the estate having their number plate scanned/recorded. Peak hour traffic has definitely improved over the years from what it use to be with more people working remotely nowadays plus with the Westgate tunnel this shall only improve further on this. By far the most “aesthetically” pleasing suburb alongside Williamstown in the Western suburbs of Melbourne due to the leafy boulevards and lake / golf course.
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1/5
Feb 11, 2021

"Looks great on Paper"

Sanctuary Lakes. The 'Toorak of the West'. Moved here to save on rent and to binge on space. I was able to do both. However that's where the great things about SL finish. Unfortunately the neighbourhood isn't quite ready for a same sex couple to move in - unfortunately our neighbour took massive issue with it, told us we were going to hell, told us that we should move IMMEDIATELY, and to his credit, he was right. Never really felt safe here, and the Facebook group is just full of people reporting their cars and houses being broken into, and other derelicts causing trouble on the streets. Sanctuary Lakes was probably a great idea at the time, but it's just a rough suburb with big houses.
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Oct 19, 2020

"Not for everybody"

Sold and moved out of Sanctuary Lakes this year. There’s no denying the houses are nice and still relatively inexpensive by Melbourne standards. Unfortunately the trade off for this isn’t worth it. Traffic is a complete nightmare. No public transport worth using. The Sanctuary Lakes mall is rough as guts. Crime is a massive problem in this estate and neighbouring Pt Cook - the security of SL are hopeless and are just a glorified alarm monitoring service that you pay through the nose for. Estate is beginning to look tired, the lake is in terrible condition.

If you don’t care about this, then go for it! I haven’t missed it since I left.
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
Aug 11, 2020

"VALUE FOR MONEY - TRUELY A HIDDEN SECRET OF MELBOURNE"

Definitely value for money in Sanctuary lakes for the lifestyle offered, clean, extremely well maintained with the on site maintenance team, and our family feel very safe and secure due to the 24/7 security.
Nothing else like it in Metro Melbourne, 5 stars.
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Aug 06, 2020

"Bogan Lakes"

The good - big homes.
The bad - accessibility, rough area, smelly lake, traffic, drug use, break ins, bogan hoons on the road at all hours.

The money you save by living here is not worth it. Is no different to Point Cook or Werribee despite what the people that live here will tell you.

The on-site security are a joke - they’ve been completely useless in their response to issues we’ve had.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
Apr 22, 2020

"The affordable Toorak?"

Leafy boulevards and Streets, A lake double the size of Albert Park, 24/7 security and Gym.. not to mention a world class golf course. Arguably the finest private residential estate in the country.. our family love living here.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Jan 21, 2020

"Great location!"

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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
Dec 16, 2019

"Unlike anywhere else"

Our family have lived in Sanctuary Lakes for over 13 years now, and can honestly say there is no where else like it in Victoria. The community has 24/7 patrolled security, recreation facilities ie Gym and Tennis court and the maintenance team lead by Greg do a fantastic job ensuring the gardens, lake and surrounding landscapes look terrific year round. Love living here.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
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  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
2yrs+

"Beautiful waterfront views"

I love with living at Sancutay lakes. Beautiful water views of the lakes and even the bay and city. 27/7 security, amazing parks and wildlife, peaceful place to live. Wouldnt live anywhere else
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5/5 rating details
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  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"Newish houses, beautiful lake/Golf course, safe"

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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"Nice area"

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5/5 rating details
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  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"Magnificent place"

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5/5 rating details
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  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"Spectacular master planned community"

Brilliant area
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5/5 rating details
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  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"Luxury living at its finest, safe and close to CBD"

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5/5 rating details
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  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"Excellent area, great area to raise a family"

Wouldn't want to live anywhere else! Sanctuary Lakes has everything to offer that one would want in a family friendly area. It has a 24/7 security team that patrols the estate regularly, the lake which one can go fish/canoe in, a tennis court and driving range, gym and swimming pool, a golf course and near everything Point Cook has to offer. Traffic within the estate is next to nothing but once exiting the estate, the road it connects to (Point Cook Road) gets extremely congested during peak hour which is an issue that would hopefully be resolved in the upcoming future, otherwise access to public transport is good with bus stops throughout the estate which takes you directly to the train station or you can drive there, which would take around 10 minutes unless you're driving during peak, which could take you a fair bit longer otherwise its an excellent area and couldn't recommend it enough!
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"Gorgeous area with own lake, golf course and security team"

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5/5 rating details
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2yrs+

"Lovely area to raise a family in, quiet and close to shops"

Been living here for the past 5 years and couldn't recommend the place enough. Its quiet, safe and shops are around the corner. With a range of different amenities such as the gym, pool, tennis courts, golf course, parks etc. within the estate, it has something for everyone! A private security force that patrols the area 24/7 gives it that extra safety.
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