8.3 out of 10

Seabrook

Ranked 194th best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.8812634521965 144.758275045946
Great for
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Clean & Green
  • Safe & Sound
  • Schools
  • Pest Free
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Country Lovers

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
Mar 09, 2017

"The best in the West"

Seabrook is a tiny commuter suburb located
in between Altona Meadows, Laverton, Point Cook and Williams Landing. It is governed by Hobsons Bay Council which means considerably cheaper rates than Point Cook (Wyndham City Council).

However, being so close to Point Cook means you have easy access to its facilities (three shopping centers).

Seabrook has easy access to the freeway and a well regarded primary school and kindergarten which makes Seabrook ideal for a young family.

The neighbours keep to themselves and tend to pride in maintaining their garden.
Pros
  • Proximity to Melbourne CBD
  • Proximity to Point Cook Town Center
  • Seabrook Primary School
  • Friendly Neighbourhood
  • Park, Playground and tennis court
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
Mar 09, 2017

"The best in the West"

Seabrook is a tiny commuter suburb located
in between Altona Meadows, Laverton, Point Cook and Williams Landing. It is governed by Hobsons Bay Council which means considerably cheaper rates than Point Cook (Wyndham City Council).

However, being so close to Point Cook means you have easy access to its facilities (three shopping centers).

Seabrook has easy access to the freeway and a well regarded primary school and kindergarten which makes Seabrook ideal for a young family.

The neighbours keep to themselves and tend to pride in maintaining their garden.
Pros
  • Proximity to Melbourne CBD
  • Proximity to Point Cook Town Center
  • Seabrook Primary School
  • Friendly Neighbourhood
  • Park, Playground and tennis court
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
Mar 09, 2017

"The best in the West"

Seabrook is a tiny commuter suburb located
in between Altona Meadows, Laverton, Point Cook and Williams Landing. It is governed by Hobsons Bay Council which means considerably cheaper rates than Point Cook (Wyndham City Council).

However, being so close to Point Cook means you have easy access to its facilities (three shopping centers).

Seabrook has easy access to the freeway and a well regarded primary school and kindergarten which makes Seabrook ideal for a young family.

The neighbours keep to themselves and tend to pride in maintaining their garden.
Pros
  • Proximity to Melbourne CBD
  • Proximity to Point Cook Town Center
  • Seabrook Primary School
  • Friendly Neighbourhood
  • Park, Playground and tennis court
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Nov 08, 2015

"The Goldilocks in the west"

I have been familiar with Seabrook for almost a year and living here for the past few months. My family and I chose this neighborhood primarily because it had three great benefits:
1) A fantastic public primary school and as a bonus, offers International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme
2) Great environment for young kids; safe, friendly and plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors (parks, bike trails, tennis courts, etc)
3) Good location if you work in the west or the CBD - 3 major shopping centres within 5 minutes and you don't get stuck in the Point Cook traffic in the morning to reach the freeway, especially if you live on the school side of Point Cook Road.
No, this is not the suburb for you if you want cafes at your doorstep or you would like to live close to great night life. Also, you are limited to a handful of options if you frequently like to request dinner delivered to your home.
For those catching the train to the city, parking can be a bit of a problem but it is likely that with the new bus routes and more frequent trains from next year, this situation will improve. Already, with the new VLine route via Tarneit, there is less crowding in the Metro line, so we are optimistic. On an average day by car, you can expect to leave home around 8:30am, drop the kid(s) at school and reach the CBD by around 9:15. On school holidays and weekends, the drive between CBD and Seabrook takes around 25 minutes.
One thing I am not satisfied about is the lack of broadband Internet choice. In my area, it was either Telstra or Foxtel. Will need to wait longer for the NBN to roll out and hopefully make things better.
In short, It's the "just right" suburb for families who are looking for a quiet place to raise young kids and work in the west or in the CBD.
Pros
  • Proximity to Melbourne CBD
  • Proximity to Point Cook Town Center
  • Seabrook Primary School
  • Friendly Neighbourhood
  • Park, Playground and tennis court
Cons
  • Internet access can be trouble at times.
  • No decent cafes
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
5/5
2yrs+

"Best living suburb in the Southwest!"

I have been living in this lovely town for quite a few years. I enjoy many things here which is hardly found in other suburbs
1. a top primary school with excellent teaching achievement and kids are learning all the skills in a happy and cooperative environment.
2. there are green area everywhere, many traces around a nice river , attracting dozes of joggers, dog-walkers and bike -riders.
3. there is a handy local town center where quite a few nice restaurants available.
4. Regarding the traffic, there is a handy train station within walking distance. Every day I drive to city for work, I have no trouble unless there is a smash somewhere in the way to westgate bridge. In most time , it takes me less than half an hour to pass bridge.(my start time is between 6:50 am and 7:15 am).
5. very nice neighbourhood feeling due to most homes are owner-occupied due to they don't want leave this loved suburb.
6. for shopping , within 2-3 km range , there are at lease three nice shopping centers.
7. less than 5 minute to reach Altona beach to enjoy the cool in summer or just walking along the beach.

There are much more nice ones I didn't mention and I am sure you will enjoy living here and raising your kids as I do!
Pros
  • Proximity to Melbourne CBD
  • Proximity to Point Cook Town Center
  • Seabrook Primary School
  • Friendly Neighbourhood
  • Park, Playground and tennis court
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"What a mistake - finally got out"

Having built in the area approx 8 years ago, we loved the look of the area and we were convinced that it would be a great place to raise a family and still be able to commute to our Melbourne City for work. And initially it was, however over the past 3-4 years the build up of homes and complete disregard for infrastructure has meant that Seabrook and Point Cook area have become unlivable if you work in the city.

It would take me at least 45-minutes just to get out of the suburb - every day!!! . . . completely ridiculous! The train option is also useless as the platform is packed by 7:30am and you'll be lucky to get on a train before 8:20am.

Now that we have sold up and moved on, we are so much more relaxed and happier.

My advice - don't buy in if you work outside this small pocket.
Cons
  • Peak hour traffic
  • No decent cafes
  • No decent restaurants
  • Internet access can be trouble at times.
AdrianM1
AdrianM1 You are the odd one out mate. I am wondering why you suddenly have all these bad comments on this suburb that you've lived for 8 years after you have decided to leave ... I never had any problems with the traffic you get it everywhere in Melbourne in peak hours mate. and your 45 mins wait is clearly not true.
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 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"No regrets!!! Great to raise a family! Top VIC Primary school who offers IB"

I don't understand why but people tends to overlook this lovely cozy small suburb which is situated on top of top right corner of Point Cook. It's the closest suburb to the Laverton Freeway access with friendly neighbourhoods and is only 3 mins drive from the quick developing Williams Landing.

It's basically close to everything - within 5 mins drive to medical centres, shopping malls, parks, reserves, Aircraft/Laverton train station, Altona beach, and Freeway on ramp.

Seabrook is part of Hobson Bay Council not Wyndham so we enjoyed cheaper land rates.

What's best that you don't get in other surrounding suburbs is the well known Seabrook Primary School (ranked top in Victoria!) who offer International Baccalaureate (I.B) since 2011 (founded in 1968, a global education programme focusing on developing the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills needed to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world), see below links, if you are planning to raise or already have a primary school kid, think no more!
http://bettereducation.com.au/school/Primary/vic/vic_top_primary_schools.aspx
http://www.seabrook.vic.edu.au/page/62/About-Seabrook
http://www.ibo.org/en/about-the-ib/

What's better for us is that we are living in the Homestead Run Estate which is commonly known for better quality and unique houses, it's the best area within Seabrook, only 2 minutes walk from:
1) 2 reserves or parks with BBQ facilities and playgrounds
2) Community centre
3) Tennis court.
4) Truganina Avenue and Fleming Avenue is connected to the streets of Sanctuary Lakes, so no need to pay expensive body corp fees to enjoy the same scenic and environment.
Pros
  • Proximity to Melbourne CBD
  • Proximity to Point Cook Town Center
  • Seabrook Primary School
  • Friendly Neighbourhood
  • Park, Playground and tennis court
Cons
  • Internet access can be trouble at times.
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 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Good quality living environment"

My family live in Homestead run estate in Seabrook for half a year now, since the development of Point cook and Santaury Lake, Seabrook reap the reward for so close to all these facilities, all within walking distance or short drive to shopping centre, medical centre, childcare centre, parks, lakes, playground and community centre etc.. Seabrook is also close to main access to Princess Highway so congestion is not so bad and furthermore Williams landing Aircraft, Laverton train stations also nearby. I particularly love the neighborhood here is so friendly and easy to get along with, my neighbour kids came out and play with my 2 year old daughter on the first day we moved in, also other neighbour help us to push our rubbish bin back to our front yard every monday. Regarding the internet it is on regional zone which means you are paying a bit more for internet but so far the internet speed is fantastic; we are getting ADSL2+ on average speed of 6-8 Mbps. So in short I love this place and absolutely enjoy it.
Pros
  • Friendly Neighbourhood
  • Park, Playground and tennis court
  • Proximity to Melbourne CBD
  • Proximity to Point Cook Town Center
  • Seabrook Primary School
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
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 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Paradise thats only 20km from CBD"

Seabrook is a nice and small place right between hustling & bustling point cook town center and Melbourne CBD. We moved to this place about 6 months ago and have not regretted the decision. With point cook town center at stones throw distance, a reputed school and different transport options - there isn't much that you would miss at this place.
Also people living around are nice and friendly.
Pros
  • Proximity to Melbourne CBD
  • Proximity to Point Cook Town Center
  • Seabrook Primary School
Cons
  • Internet access can be trouble at times.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • 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+

"Seabrook is wonderful"

My family has lived in Seabrook for the last 3 years, and we love it here.

+: 5-10 mins easy-pace walk to Seabrook shops, Dunnings Road Medical Center, Sanctuary Lakes Shopping Center, parks, maternal child health centre, 2 tennis courts (each with 2 courts), playgrounds and Seabrook Primary School. The latter is a major drawcard since the zoning of the best primary school in the area excludes Pt Cook & Sanctuary Lakes.

+: <5 mins drive to Pt Cook shopping Center, Laverton Zone 1 Station, Central Square Shopping Center. Honestly, it beats the much vaunted Eastern suburbs by a country mile. Folks are friendly, lots of young families, and there's been a lot of gentrification in the neighbourhood. Only about 20 mins drive to the CBD off-peak. On-peak, it's about 45 mins.

-: It is Zone 2 to take the bus to the station and you can't get ADSL2+, but you can get very reliable ADSL1 and 3G wireless

This is a safe, and family friendly area which we would like to call home for a long long time to come. You can see folks around here are house-proud by the immaculate gardens, and the fact that most are owner-occupiers.
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
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • 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 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+

"The Hidden Gem"

A wide variety of people and homes to suit anyone from all walks in life. Established surroundings, walking tracks, leafy gardens and ease of access to public transport make Seabrook a wonderful place to live.
Having worked in the area and having many friends live here I have the understanding that the market there is on the up and up.
I would definetly say it's a great place to live in and invest in. Highly recommended!!!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Best Streets in Seabrook

"Temporary Resident"
-37.88742 144.75667
"Perfect street and location for anyone that like a quiet home in a friendly area"
-37.8808131181 144.7614471562

Unranked Streets in Seabrook

Staples Way

4.5/5
"Homestead Run remains undiscovered!"
-37.88707 144.76096
"Fantastic quiet and friendly court with no thoroughfare, so no wandering people."
-37.8772 144.75959
"The street/footpath within Seabrook connecting to Sanctuary Lakes!"
-37.88635 144.75822