Templestowe Lower, VIC 3107

4(13 reviews)

Ranked 266th best suburb by locals in Melbourne (Greater) Region, VIC

Great for

  • Parks and recreation
  • Clean & green
  • Safe and sound
  • Internet access
  • Schools

Not great for

    No ratings yet

Who lives here?

  • Families With Kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Students

Reviews of Templestowe Lower, VIC

11th May 2021

"very good"

very good

0
The opinions expressed within this review are those of the individual and not those of Homely.com.au.Report

Looking for a home in Templestowe Lower?

26th November 2020

"Serene Templestowe Lower"

A hidden gem that offers a bit of everything. Templestowe Lower is not short for choice when it comes to shopping and has as an array of popular shopping centres to choose from. Local and nearby shopping centres include Bulleen Plaza, Macedon Plaza, Templestowe Village and Westfield Doncaster Shopping Centre. Whether it’s exercise you’re after, walking the dog or having a picnic with friends and family, Templestowe Lower offers a wide range of parks and reserves such as Birrarrung Park, Crawford Reserve, Finns Reserve and Ruffey Lake Park. Aquarena Aquatic and Leisure Centre is a great recreational attraction with a variety of programs and classes to choose from, making it fun for every age group. With a host of schools namely, Templestowe Heights, Templestowe College, Marcellin College and also offering private buses to Kew’s private schools and only 22 kms to Melbourne CBD, Templestowe Lower is becoming an increasingly popular suburb to live.

For a standard 2-bedroom unit, you can expect to pay approx. $430.00 per week in rent.
If you are looking for a rental property or looking for an agent to lease out your rental property, please contact me directly on 0411 062 462 or [email protected]

Anna Molinaro, Property Manager OBrien Real Estate Blackburn.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
1
The opinions expressed within this review are those of the individual and not those of Homely.com.au.Report

"superb suburb with less congestion and no trams to block your way"

I searched lots of Melbourne suburbs to buy house but eventually settled on Templestowe Lower from Geelong and happy I did. Its very nice, close to shopping centers, public transport not far away, good restaurants and Box Hill only 20 mins drive. I can find everything here without fuss and online deliveries take next day. I'm glad I don't have to encounter trams like in other suburbs, traffic is easy flowing. Unlike others don't care about night life or bars, can go to CBD if want to. Air is cleaner and reasonably quiet except one neighbor shouting at her kids every second day. Overall recommend it highly.

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
0
The opinions expressed within this review are those of the individual and not those of Homely.com.au.Report

"Hidden Gem"

Doncaster and East Doncaster is little over rated now given the upsurge in prices in the recent years. A hidden gem is the cluster of houses in Templestowe Lower that sits on these suburbs border and close to Doncaster Shopping Town. Close to Melbourne CBD, amenities, schools, parks & recreation!

Great for

  • Many parks, great place to raise kids
  • Easy access to CBD
  • Green
  • Shopping Options
  • Schools

Not great for

  • Poor public transport
  • Trains

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
0
The opinions expressed within this review are those of the individual and not those of Homely.com.au.Report

"A nice, suburban neighborhood fit for families and nature lovers"

To echo many of the other reviews of Templestowe Lower: "nice" is the first word that comes to mind when I think of this suburb. It's the kind of place with green, tree-lined streets that are perpetually quiet, save for the sound of lawn mowers on weekend afternoons. At the top of its many hills, you get fleeting views of the Dandenong Ranges to the east and Melbourne city to the west. At the lowest point, you're in the Yarra Valley Parklands, where you can stroll along the river and through the woods. And as if that weren't enough scenery to take in, Ruffey Lake Park is a gorgeous hilly area fit for walking, running, cycling, and dog walking. If you're after a quiet suburb with plentiful outdoor recreational opportunities, Templestowe Lower certainly checks that box.

However, if you're looking for trendy restaurants and nightlife, you'll have to drive to another suburb to find it. Luckily Templestowe Lower is only a 20-25 minute drive from the CBD, but without a car you'll likely have to catch 2-3 buses to get most anywhere of interest outside of rush hour. There are a few buses that stop at nearby train stations, and once you catch the train it's a quick commute to the inner city suburbs. But avid shoppers, fear not: the massive Doncaster Shopping Centre should meet your retail needs (and your movie needs as well - there's a cinema inside).

Overall, Templestowe Lower is a great fit for families, while young singles might find it frustrating to be so far away from the action in other livelier neighborhoods.

Great for

  • Many parks, great place to raise kids
  • Green
  • Shopping Options

Not great for

  • Poor public transport
  • Trains

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
1
The opinions expressed within this review are those of the individual and not those of Homely.com.au.Report

Rentals in Templestowe Lower

"Quiet get away, within 20 minutes from CBD"

Raising a young family was probably the theme; that went behind the design of this lush green suburb. Great parks and picnic spots can entertain the whole family. Neighbors always care for a chat during lawn mowing. Leafy suburb with a colorful fall season. Very suitable for people who love nature. Schools can cater for your child's entire schooling years. Public transport can be relied upon for peak hour travel; however its slim during the weekend. Manningham town center is good joint for shopping and coffee. There will be more range for the brunch crowd coming soon, given the influx of townhouses and units in the area.

Great for

  • Easy access to CBD
  • Many parks, great place to raise kids
  • Green
  • Schools
  • Shopping Options

Not great for

  • Poor public transport

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers
1
The opinions expressed within this review are those of the individual and not those of Homely.com.au.Report

"Great Great Northern Melbourne!"

My 1st Preference to live in Melbourne! This Suburb has heaps on Amenties nearby such as Schools, Public Transport as well as Parks & Reserves & even shops such as Doncaster! This is superb to live in!

Great for

  • Shopping Options
  • Schools
  • Easy access to CBD
  • Many parks, great place to raise kids

Not great for

  • Trains

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
0
The opinions expressed within this review are those of the individual and not those of Homely.com.au.Report

"Good suburb to raise kids"

I moved to templestowe lower since 2008. It is a great place to live if you like quite and green suburb. There are a few nice parks surounded the suburb i.e wombat, westerfold. If you are willing to drive a few more minutes ruffley lake parks. Just a few minutes drive there is shopping town Westfield, pines shopping. This suburb has all it needs to raise kids including school. I highly recommend to those families with kids.

It is very near to CBD too.. Just 20 min drive.

This suburb is not suitable for people like to go for night life I.e pub, disco, bar and etc. To move around this suburb you need a car. The public transport is just not good. Majority of the bus do not operate after 7pm, Saturday and Sunday.

This s

Great for

  • Easy access to CBD
  • Green
  • Many parks, great place to raise kids

Not great for

  • Poor public transport

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
0
AdamS
AdamS

Spot on review, although I would have given it a 4/5 overall.

The opinions expressed within this review are those of the individual and not those of Homely.com.au.Report

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
0
The opinions expressed within this review are those of the individual and not those of Homely.com.au.Report

"Nice but not exciting"

I came to Templestowe Lower In 2004 because my now husband owned a house in the neighbourhood. We still live here and I believe this area is good for somethings but not others. On the positive side it is leafy and full of wildlife. It's great for walks (exercise and pleasure) and is a short walk away from creeks and the Yarra river. It is also close to basic shops and a short trip away from Shopping Town. On the negative side ... there isn't much else to do. The public transport is so poor that trying to get anywhere other than the CBD isn't worth the hassle. To get to my workplace in South Yarra, the most efficient way to get there was by bus and two trains. The demographic seems to be older couples with kids in their teens or twenties so there is a bit of 'hoonage'. As a former inner city dweller I find it all a bit dull but it is probably good for those with family and friends in the area, who have access to a car and don't mind sleepy restaurants. There is nothing in the way of a decent pub or bar to relax in. But if you are the type of person happy to do the whole 'family' thing then I guess it's nice. I wouldn't say that it is the cheapest area but is more reasonable than some of the neighbouring suburbs.

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
2
AdamS
AdamS

Hi Pauri,

I think your review is actually spot on. The Templestowe area is fantastic for a certain demographic, and not for others. I used to live there, and now I'm in Port Melbourne, and if I did the reverse, I probably wouldn't love Templestowe as much as I still do.

Great for young families, great big blocks, great for walking and 'nature.

Bad for getting places, and no great pubs clubs or bars.

AJ

DArgy
DArgy

AJ I think you have become a Port Melbourne snob :)

AdamS
AdamS

hehehehehe...no DArgy, just have a different point of view now :)

I don't have a family yet, so Port Melbourne is really nice for me. Close to my friends, very close to the beach and lots of great bars and clubs around.

I have no doubt that when I want to raise a family, I'll be right back at Templestowe where there are large blocks of land :)

AJ

DArgy
DArgy

Well you better hurry up cos those large blocks of land are getting smaller....
Single life in Port Melbourne , bars , beach & clubs .... Hmmm I think I may be a little envious .... You're still a snob though. ... But a nice one ......we might accept you back in Templestowe one day :)

AdamS
AdamS

hehehe...thanks DArgy, hopefully you'll let me back in :)

The opinions expressed within this review are those of the individual and not those of Homely.com.au.Report

"Good entry to Maningham!!!"

My uncle has been living here since 1989. Well , to be honest nice neighbourhood and serene area. Certain part of Templestowe Lower which is nearer to Maningham area and High Street are of good buys. Other than that, personally speaking, an average suburb with average sosial status and average income owner. It is a good entry to Maningham area as properties in Templestowe lower are of great value for money as compared to Templestowe and Doncaster as for 700K, you get really nice renovated house and for 800K above, you will have all the luxury and location.My sisters loves it here as people are not snobbish and easily accessed to shopping as she lives near Maningham Road.

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
2
The opinions expressed within this review are those of the individual and not those of Homely.com.au.Report

"A great suburb, especially for families."

Great for

  • Easy access to CBD
  • Green
  • Many parks, great place to raise kids
  • Shopping Options
  • Schools

Not great for

  • Poor public transport
  • Trains

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
0
The opinions expressed within this review are those of the individual and not those of Homely.com.au.Report

"Nice but nothing outstanding"

Templestowe Lower is a nice suburb with a lot of facilities around it but all by driving, transport is good by bus but no tram or train option… at least not the side I was on. The suburb was quiet and also felt safe and was good to walk around, it was a bit hilly for really young kids to ride around and I was not that happy with the local school options.
I think the best way to describe the suburb is nice but you definitely need a car to do most things.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
1
The opinions expressed within this review are those of the individual and not those of Homely.com.au.Report

Best rated streets in Templestowe Lower

Unranked streets in Templestowe Lower

Tell people about Templestowe Lower

How would you rate Templestowe Lower overall?

Write your Review