6.1 out of 10

Shepparton

Ranked 8th best suburb in Goulburn
-36.3858010913897 145.394429374342
Great for
  • Schools
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
  • Childcare
Not great for
  • Parking
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Country Lovers

Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
Oct 20, 2015

"Good size town, good shops good hospital and schools but concerns of a few bogans"

A lot of bogans. I drove past one day, had an old lady say something to me and pulling faces at me as I drove past, and it looks kind of nobody cares. I had a real estate say that they were growing marihuana in one of the house..... looks like around northumberland in the south of shepp.

Just wondering, I don't know if I'm making a big mistake, but I was thinking of buying a house as an investment in SHepparton, which happens to run off Olympic Avenue..... And i'm concerned after coming here, as I read some reviews already, with several putting Olympic Avenue as a Con, so it sounds like a bad area, but I don't know what's so bad about it.

Also, concerned with low resale value of house as compared with geelong or ballarat, ararat or even the small town of warracknabeal, as if the value is going to be so slow in shepp, I might as well get a cheaper house in warracknabeal where everything is cheaper,,,, but yeah less shops and slow house capital growth, but at least the loan is a lot lower than shepparton houses as well.

The newer places look better and safer, like Kialla or further north of shepp, where new houses are being built.
Pros
  • Kialla
Cons
  • Lack of decent shopping
  • Lots of bogans
Recommended for
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Not the best but not the worst"

Dislikes:


* Slow real estate... As someone had mentioned earlier, you will be waiting approximately 10 years to gain some money back.
* Gangs (bikies, etc)
* Drugs. Although they are pretty much everywhere, I don't think it is very good for a small town to have as many drug users as it does.
* Job opportunities are scarce.

Likes:

* The GV Hotel seems to be one of the more popular 'nightclubs'.
* The lake has been filled once again and the extra changes, such as the walking tracks and jetty, make it a lovely icon of Shepparton.
* Kialla and the new estates are the places to live. Kialla has a lovely community vibe.
* There is a variety of different cultures.

If you stay away from the more rough areas and people, Shepparton can be a nice place to live. Although I do think that there needs to be more action from the police.
Pros
  • The Strawberry farm
  • Food from different cultures
  • Picturesque Lake
  • GV Hotel
  • Kialla
Cons
  • Lack of job opportunities
  • Slow real estate
  • Lack of decent shopping
  • Olympic Ave
  • Lots of bogans
  • Unsafe of a night time
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
Gilaniamer
Gilaniamer What are the area one should prefer while looking for a place to live with family in Shepparton or Kialla. What about the schools how badly they have been affected buy drugs. Specialy if any one knows about Shepparton High school and Mc Guire how good are they?
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Shepp"

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

"Safety is seriously Sheppartons biggest issue"

CONS
Its an unsafe place full of bogans and hoons (just the other night a driver stopped to do donuts as my husband called them in front of our house which happens regularly) and a rise in criminal activity. An old and out of touch useless council who think Cows are art and removing all traces of heritage buildings is great for tourism, and poorly resealing the same roads several times a year is money well spent. Dont expect to make money off real estate here unless your thinking long term. The mall in the centre of town is in terrible shape with lots of vacant shops and school drop outs hanging around, short parking limits ruins the already average shopping. Nightclubs aren't too bad but expect to see some drug and alcohol fueled violence, and dont walk home alone!
PROS
Having said that there are some ups, North Sheppartons new estates near the Shepp Golf club and Kialla is the more desired place to live especially for families with rivers, parks, lakes and scenic walking tracks all only minutes from the CBD.
The Lake on the main strip is now very beautiful.
There are two shopping centers also only minutes from the CBD provide average shopping but has unlimited parking with one offering shade sail style undercover parking. Plenty of Hair & beauty shops all over town and with the influx of immigrants Shepparton now has some great little multicultural shops around offering Halal meat and products which years ago would have had to be sourced from Melbourne.
We also have some great little restaurants around the area
Pros
  • Picturesque Lake
  • Kialla
Cons
  • Lack of decent shopping
  • Parking Meters
  • Lots of bogans
  • Unsafe of a night time
Gilaniamer
Gilaniamer What are the area one should prefer while looking for a place to live with family in Shepparton or Kialla. What about the schools how badly they have been affected buy drugs. Specialy if any one knows about Shepparton High school and Mc Guire how good are they?
2yrs+
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1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Escapee"

I had the misfortune to live in Shepp for a year and couldn't wait to escape. It is (with the exception of Perth Western Australia) the unfriendliest place I have ever had the misfortune to live in. Unless you have lived in this joint for a millennium or have squads of relatives in the place no-one wants to be friendly. Also DONT buy any real estate as I did unless you are prepared to hold on to it for at least 10 years as that is how long it will take you to make any money back on it as Shepp has a really strange 10 year price cycle. Hated the place, it smells of cow dung.
Pros
  • Picturesque Lake
Cons
  • impossible to make any money on real estate
  • Lack of decent shopping
  • Olympic Ave
  • Parking Meters
  • Lots of bogans
  • Unsafe of a night time
pinklamington
pinklamington I agree about Perth. All my family live there and I have lived there on and off over the years. Of all the cities I have lived in (and I've lived in a few), Perth is the most clicky. It took me 8 months to find a rental as a sole parent due to the stigma and prejudices that people have about sole parents. I would hate to live there as a foreigner - especially a dark skinned person.
2yrs+
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"A Great Place to Live"

I am not sure how a few of the previous reviews were formed. In any large country town, city or small village there can be troubelmakers or bad experiences people have, especially visitors. This should not reflect the whole comunity or destination in general. In my experience Shepparton is a great large country town. It (like most places) does have a few drawbacks but it is far outweighed by the good ones. It is reasonably cheap real estate, good schooling, 2 x Private Schools (not 1), a multitude of shops and shopping centres. Some very good areas and some not so good in respect to living. I agree the council needs to stop removing any remaining hisorical significance to the place but overall it is a respectable place to live. If you walk the streets at night of course you will see the bogans and red necks (as you do most places) just steer clear (like most normal people do).

I would have no hesitation moving back to Shepparton if an oportunity existed for me too.
Not sure about all the cows?
I love the new lake development, it looks awesome.
Pros
  • Boulevard area. Nice housing
  • Picturesque Lake
  • Kialla estates
  • Some nice & quiet areas
Cons
  • Olympic Ave
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Small Country Town"

After living in Shepparton for several years before moving on to another country town I can't say I miss it. On the plus side it does have some nice new housing developments, particularly near the Boulevard area, which encompasses walking tracks along the river/bush. Also, near the township of Kialla, which is the standout of the region with Kialla Lakes, Kialla Green and Seven Creeks being very popular for couples, families and retirees. However, the remainder of Shepparton's housing is quite undesirable, particularly since the local council prefers to tear down beautiful old historic homes and trees in favor of paid parking areas and boxy units.
In terms of shopping, the mall shopping strip has been relatively unchanged over the past two decades with people preferring to go to the 'Market Place' on the outskirts of town for shops including Big W, Safeway, chemists etc. This convenient all-in-one shopping location is great as it has free parking and a busy atmosphere. Unfortunately, since it's inception it has led to the relatively low commercial shopping growth in central Shepparton and the deterioration of smaller plaza locales, such as the K mart area located on the other side of town.
Shepparton has always been a migrant hub with a mixture of different cultures living within it. Over the past ten years this has increased with many new people choosing to settle in the region, particularly from Africa and the Middle East. Unfortunately, except for some small specialised supermarkets and deli's no new restaurants have been created. Hopefully, this will change in the future as this new group of people becomes a larger part of the community. Overall the main restaurants tend to be local pubs, Chinese, Thai, Taco Bill and of course take away joints such as KFC and McDonalds.
Schools in the area are mainly public, but a couple of private ones, notably Goulburn Valley Grammar exist. For higher education purposes a newly revamped La Trobe university is in the CBD area.
Overall, Shepparton caters well for the basics, but does little in terms of art, culture, entertainment, night life, restaurants, shopping, and higher education. Unless you have friends and family in the area this is not a place that will excite you.
Pros
  • Kialla estates
  • Revamped lake area
  • Nearby bush tracks and scenery
Cons
  • Lack of commercial growth
  • Low-medium socioeconomic population
  • Lack of decent shopping
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Not so family friendly"

Gangs, Fights and Crime are some of the aspects of Shepparton. If you're prepared to live in a city with high crime rates then welcome to Shepp. The shopping isn't great, it could do with a big complex with all popular shops in one place, at the moment it's scattered and impossible to have a peacefuls days shopping when you worrying about good old mr parking inspector whacking you with a fine. Night life is average, the only decent place to go out is to the GV. Steer clear of Olympic Avenue and Northumberland Crescent areas, they seem to be the unsafe areas.
Pros
  • Picturesque Lake
  • Some nice & quiet areas
  • GV Hotel
Cons
  • Olympic Ave
  • Parking Meters
  • Lack of decent shopping
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • 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 3/5
  • 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+

"Everything you need - without the city hustle and bustle."

I grew up in Shepparton, and after living in several different places in Victoria and NSW I have come back because it's so great. Theres fantastic shopping, cinemas, golf courses and sporting facilities, a wide range of schools, and great healthcare facilities with Goulburn Valley Health and Shepparton Private Hospital. Located alongside the Goulburn River there are great areas close by for fishing, camping and water sports. I highly recommend Shepparton as a friendly and safe town to live in for people of all ages.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5
2yrs+

"Great golfing spot"

When I visited Shepparton, I was with some very keen golfers who were kept entertained all weekend on the area's golf courses. However, there was plenty to keep me entertained while the hit the greens. First of all I visited the art gallery, which was quite fascinating and then I visited Seven Creeks Chocolate Shop - yum! Shepparton also has heaps of local produce including cheese made at Locheilan Farmhouse Cheese. If you have kids, there's plenty to do with a water park and skate park.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Best Streets in Shepparton

1

Colliver Road

4.5/5
-36.4004891438 145.4008484852

Unranked Streets in Shepparton

"On the river valley"
-36.40355 145.39642
"Great little place!"
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Corio St

4.5/5
-36.38481 145.40266