South Morang, VIC 3752

4.4(33 reviews)

Ranked 137th best suburb by locals in Melbourne (Greater) Region, VIC

Great for

  • Safe and sound
  • Schools
  • Parks and recreation
  • Clean & green
  • Childcare

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Reviews of South Morang, VIC

16th January 2021

"Most beautiful suburb"

This suburb is the most beautiful and green with lakes. Feels like we are on holiday everyday. From quarry hill park we can see city sky line at one side and so green kangaroos running on other... it is a perfect mix of beauty and modern.Nice pubs and entertainment area in the plenty valley west field.

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5th October 2020

"We love it"

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17th September 2020

"Badly planned, boring, isolated."

Have lived here just over a year and have just started planning for the next move - can't wait!
South Morang had a lot of potential for me - I was thinking great price for the amount of space we got, we're close to plenty gorge, surrounded by beautiful eastern grey kangaroos and close to shops, a bus and the train, so I could easily get to work without sitting in traffic all morning.
But my experience of this suburb is that it was very isolated / no community, and very hard to make friends, and also very aggressive, probably because of the isolation. I have never lived anywhere with so much road rage. Cars looove speeding around here, doing doughies, burnouts, reversing really fast out of driveways without looking, trying to beat you across the zebra crossing...😂 I also had neighbours yell at me.
I did make one friend though, the neighbours directly opposite. Was always a pleasure to see them.

I would say the land around here has been badly (overly) cleared with the development, and while there are some beaut old gum trees still in place around the suburb, mostly everything has been cleared. It is very lifeless.
The native grasslands which still exist are not protected well, and many native marshes full of frogs just get driven over.

The schools are mainly private religious schools.

There are a few good cafes and restaurants springing up but nothing to do after 10pm.

I really enjoyed my time exploring all the different parks in the area, although I can't wait to move somewhere where people are a bit more chilled out and kind, and there's a few more trees, and a bit more to do.

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14th July 2020

"Very quiet and friendly town"

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Amanda Compagnino
Revolve Real Estate

"Perfect mix of suburbia and countryside"

A family orientated and neighbourly community with great surrounding schools and spectacular views.
A safe area full of life's amenities available, shopping precincts, parklands and public transport.
There are also some hidden gem restaurants which are surrounded by the beautiful countryside.

Amanda Compagnino, Property Manager, REVOLVE REAL ESTATE, South Morang

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Rentals in South Morang

"A safe and all accessible place to live.. Love it"

South Morang is a fantastic place to live. As a family person, everything that you ask for / look for is right here in south Morang. Here is the list of things /qualities of this suburb and if you are not getting what you are, then I don't know where will you get.

1) A safe and low crime statistics. In my last 5 years of life here, I haven't heard any incident happend to my near and dears.
2) Eating hangouts - West field / Stables host most top restaurants that you seek in Melbourne. You have a Village cinemas as well to party out your weekends. Good news is more malls and eateries are keep coming.
3) If you are a young family - There are so many day cares / good schools ( private and Public ) in South morang / mill park area. Yes Mill park is an adjustment suburb so those schools will come in catchment as well.
4) M80 free way is about 2 - 3 KM from south morang which will connect you to all major freeways.
5) Station parking -> Do you love to come at 10 am and still get a parking ?? yes this is probably the only place you get that. Yes there are so much of parking.
6) House prices affordable but increasing value so best place to invest as well.
7) So many aged care providers in and around south morang. So if you are somoneone, who want to live free till that moment and slowly transition to an aged care home in your locality itself then, there it is.
8) The suburb itself has 3 stations, South Morang, Marymade , Hawstowe. Yes you heard 3 and thats truly 3.
9) People - Very gently people all around. While you walk in the street, you get time of the day wishes ( good morning evening ). People care to each other, clean parks, no fights and lot of reserves

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"Moved here 3 months ago and loving it!"

Used to live/work in the West side, but decided to move to North.
Though the house is expensive here, but I am glad I made the move, e.g close to friends, relatives and friendly locals.
The houses on the West side though really affordable, but wasn't the way of life I'm looking for.
Like they say cheap things aren't good, good things aren't cheap.

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"Not a nice suburb..."

A lot of rough people in South Morang and I do not feel safe at all when in South Morang. The suburb lacks trees and character. It has an industrial feel to it. Plus the roads are a nightmare.

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"Great neighbours. Quiet and clean street."

Have been here for 10 years and love it. Not sure what the other reviews are saying. But south Morang is safe clean and friendly people. I go for walks and everyone will say hello as they pass you. A bit of traffic but this is everywhere. Even if you live in the city you get traffic.

Great for

  • Clean and green
  • Train service, possible tram extension
  • Medcial
  • Parks

Not great for

  • Need a tram service
  • Need to build the connection roads

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"OK suburb."

Too busy and badly planned. Hopefully the train will improve the amenities. The countryside used to lovely around here till this pimple was superimposed onto it. For a suburb planned sympathetically with the land look at Doreen and Mernda. Both are far more attractive than South Morang

Great for

  • Train service, possible tram extension

Not great for

  • Needs to build more walking tracks
  • People keep to themselves
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"Nothing special suburb too far from the city to be this busy congested and pricy."

An outer suburb should be beautiful and picturesque and quiet and affordable to make up for being far from the city. South Morang is none of these.

Not great for

  • Needs to build more walking tracks
  • Needs to establish selective school
  • People keep to themselves
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"Decent suburb that has become too busy and no longer that great value for money. Too far from the city but without the country feel."

South Morang is a pleasant suburb that is not as green and picturesque as suburbs like Doreen and even Mernda but has become too expensive and extremely busy. The problem is the developers who do not create a consistent look in the area. In Mernda and Doreen they have planted shrubs and trees and laid out the roads beautifully but in South Morang it has been very helter skelter. There are also very many power lines running through that are a real eyesore.

Great for

  • Clean and green
  • Train service, possible tram extension

Not great for

  • Become a busy thoroughfare
  • Needs to build more walking tracks
  • Needs to establish selective school
  • People keep to themselves

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"Love this place"

Lived in South Morang for a year and I love the area. Me and my wife rent currently and wanted to build our new home close by because we love it so much. Lots of parks to visit and go for long walks. I would say the food is a good standard. I have to be honest and say the people around here don't talk much. Everyone seems to keep to themselves.

Great for

  • Parks
  • Medcial
  • Shops
  • Clean and green

Not great for

  • Need a tram service
  • People keep to themselves

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"Quiet, vibrant and aspiring suburb"

This suburb is green, clean, has aspiring residents. South Morang-Mernda trainline will make transportation very convenient. Marymade is upcoming and high performing school. This suburb has large beautiful parks.

Great for

  • Clean and green
  • Good and high quality school
  • Train service, possible tram extension

Not great for

  • Needs to build more walking tracks
  • Need to build the connection roads
  • Needs to establish selective school

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"South Morang Melbourne-A great affordable and safe place to live"

I own a house here, built about 8 years ago in Glory Street. I like it here because it is 400 metres to the shops-supermarket and specialty shops, a few minutes walk to a day care centre and buses. You can't hear traffic or people when you are going to bed. Its even too quiet at night! People are friendly and also respect their neighbours privacy. Drive the streets and you see how safe the suburb is -with lots of open space, schools ,shops -its great for families. No high rise is a bonus, compared to the inner city.The rents are reasonable for 3-4 br houses. Its worth buying here as house prices can only increase when more discover this gem of a suburb. In Sydney suburbs in new outer suburbs are twice the rent and price. South Morang may be 22 km from the CBD but who cares-the S. Morang train station is convenient and who would drive in Plenty Rd traffic to the CBD anyway?

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"Don't rate it at all"

Cheap housing so attracts low socioeconomic demographic. Unsightly high voltage power lines provide the scenery. Plenty road is horrendous

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cynthia-coignetc

I would think that hipsters and gay&lesbians are the ones with the most disposable income and would not fit in your "low socioeconomic demographic" or is a case where they would fit better with the "unsightly" high power voltage, like in a closet?

nataliei

We wish gay lesbians hipsters! My son in law is hipster. He lived in Clyde St StKilda, now bought a house in Seaford, near the beach. Outer suburbs have mostly tradies and low income retirees like me.

rc4

It doesn't actually attract a low socioeconomic demographic, as there is no public housing facilities, public transport is limited, and there are no support services or community spaces nearby. Outer suburbia fits the demographic of retirees, new families, singles, tradespeople, I.e. people who are currently prioritising work or low cost living. Also It is probably the direct opposite of the atmosphere most queers or hipsters are looking for as they tend to prioritize community and don't mind high cost living.

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"HEAVEN of VICTORIA"

I bought my house 6 months back in South Morang and I am very very happy with my decision.
This place has everything and some many things to offer....
Perfect for me and my family ....

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SteveW2

I agree -it is a pleasant area without ugly power poles and noise with good people and amenities at affordable rent and prices. Many houses were built in the last 10 years which means they are in good condition. Harmony Rd and Glory St. for example a few minutes walk to day care centre and Coles, take away food, cafe ,liquor store and buses.

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"Great place to start a family and affordable"

SM is a great place, We are living there for the last 2 years, this has everything we want. One of few places where 24 hours GP is available. A real boon for working parents with young kids. Close to Westfield, Northland. This locality does lack in night life though, but will improve in the future I guess. very peaceful with lot of greens everywhere. Love the Yan yean reserve and the parks around the area.

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"Great community!!!"

I love living in South Morang.Friendly people.Its close to city and airport which is handy.
And have the train system up and running.I highly recommend it to anyone looking to live in the northen suburb.

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"New and all finished..."

South Morang is a great place to live what I love about it is that everything is new but now almost everything is completed. There are heaps of shops to choose from and now with the New Train Station you can get around as well.

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"Clean and Green"

We have been living in South Morang for 7 years now.We are very happy can't believe how much this suburb has grown.
the streets are clean and also new trees being planted.Highly recommend to all.

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"The place where you know everyone especially your neighbours. Excellent parks with nature beauty and a healthy envioroment."

So far so good

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"Only 23km from city"

Not far at all.Just wait until Mernda and Doreen are properly established then south morang will be known much closer to city.Also you have lots more land along PlentyRd
further out to whittlesea thats far...
South Morang is a friendly place to live great to bring up kids. schools are close as well.
Highly recommend to all...

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"Too far"

Not for me

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Coderfacts
Coderfacts

So very very far indeed.

JadeE

It sucks. Hoon's Harley Davidsons, Noisy. very isolated

FullW

Rubbish suburb, powerlineville

Coderfacts
Coderfacts

@FullW What are you talking about?, surely Powerlinevilles such as Thomastown and lalor are even worse.....

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"Clean and green.."

Nice and green.I see more trees are being planted.Very safe.Nice houses being buiit in South Morang.

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"Serenity"

We have been living SM for 3 years now. I love everything about this suburb. People are friendly and helpful. Very quiet. A lot of nature and wild life. Nice parks and walking tracks!!! Great for families. And train system is coming soon! And also tram is coming too. Shop are expanding, Myer and cinema complex is coming soon. There are few nice restaurant too! We are very happy here so far! Life style change! I recommend it to everybody.

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Worst suburb I have ever seen, Lot of crime aorund , not safe at all and to far for everything and no public transport options at all . I have seen a lot of drug deals going around in this suburb

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  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
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Thomas_Khan

I was wondering....which part Of S/M was bad as you commented? I could not believe what I read here. There are more crime in City area than any suburb.

Mark Balkaya real estate agent
Mark Balkaya

I agree Thomas

SteveW2

Add a comment... You must have been lost somewhere else and thought you were in S.Morang. There is not crime in this area other than kids nicking lollies at the shops. Try the inner suburbs for crime and drugs not here.

rc4

Yeah there is a low crime rate in SM.Also why on earth are you recommending LGBT people and hipsters live here based on that review?

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"Great place to live for everyone..."

Have been living in south morang for 8 month now.
It is a fantastic place to live. Neighbours friendly.
It is a quiet street we live in except for the loud music coming from some cars,otherwise very quiet.
We much prefer South Morang to Mill Park happy we made the move.
Cant wait for the train system to be up and ready.
And love the new and different houses being built.

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"A Great place for families, professionals and retirees."

About Mill Park Lakes

within the estate there is
retail:

Hairdresser
health and wellbeing spa
cafe (licensed)
pizza shop
charcoal chicken/fish and chip shop
convenience store
liquor store
dental clinic
pharmacy
public space for meetings.

public facilities:

tennis courts
football oval/club
soccer oval/club
4 playgrounds within the estate, various parks and walking tracks including one track that peaks and overlooks the city.
function centre at the gate of ill park lakes.
2 primary schools ( one with special needs amenities)
2 secondary schools
3 childcare centres/ childrens health centre

2 bus routes that go to bundoora and epping
and last but not least somewhere to take your dog for a swim the Lakes them selves, including ducks and swans.

Yearly activities include easter eggs hunt and small carnival. Australia day presented by Whittlesea council located on the egde of Mill Park lakes estate.

Within 5 mins drive

Westfield shopping centre only at stage 2 of 8 stages completed.
In theses stages will include the new epping train extention to South Morang due to start late 2010. station will be on the corner of Civic drive, McDonalds road.

A number of Fitness centres
Bunnings
timber warehouse
retirement villages/housing for the aged.
plant nursery
Pub/restuarants
and various cafes and eateries
small homemakers centre

Within 10-15 mins
Epping Plaza
homemakers centre
Northern Hospital
and 2 x 24 hours medical clinics.
4 vet clinics
1 animal hospital in budoora
Tram to inner city.
Train to inner city.

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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"Facilities at your fingertips & Extremley Affordable"

Ideal & very secure location with schools, transport, Homemaker centre, parklands, restaurants, Westfield Shopping Centre & Gorge National Park all within 1 minute drive from central South Morang. The "Riverside Estate" especially is rated very high as the estate itself offers Community Centre, kindergarten, parklands, nature walks surrounding the whole estate, Riverside Primary School & easy access to the Diamond Valley & Ring Road. As soon as the train station is up & operating late 2013 the area will lift again, not only in value but in the demand for young families wanting to secure a highly sought after bit of Real Estate under $450,000. With talk of Sofia's being up for sale, it would be fantastic if the local Pub was bought out & turned into apartments or something else substantial for the area. This would be in my opinion the only low side to this fantastic family suburbs as since the pub re-opened a few years ago Sofia's attract alot of young ibsoiles from out of the area that lack respect for the area after the pub is closed of a Friday & Saturday night. Overall a great place to live, bring children up & enjoy the areas facilities that are on offer.

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"Best Address in the North!!!!"

Great Access to freeway, quiet and Freindly neighbourhood with a mixture of medium priced homes, right up to Million dollar mansions!! Prestigious pockets to keep an eye on, Waterstone Hill and now Hawkestowe. The valley, lakes in the Waterstone Hill estate, and the effort into the building of quality homes there make this place a dream to live in. Streets to keep an eye on are Vista Way with homes right on the lakes, and Meridian Drive, the Million Dollar Mile. Great Schools, and safe to raise a family, without the huge mortgage.....for now:)

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Coderfacts
Coderfacts

Excellent review!

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"A great p[lace for first home buyers"

I have a few friends that have bought up in South Morang. It is a good place for first home buyers as it is quite affordable. And it is slowly developing.They opened up the new shopping centre there not long ago which is really good.

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