7.8 out of 10

Templestowe Lower

Ranked 251st best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.7612279339221 145.115568618784
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
  • Safe & Sound
  • Parking
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Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Schools 5/5
Jun 15, 2016

"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!
Pros
  • Shopping Options
  • Schools
  • Easy access to CBD
  • Many parks, great place to raise kids
Cons
  • Trains
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Jan 07, 2016

"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!
Pros
  • Many parks, great place to raise kids
  • Easy access to CBD
  • Green
  • Shopping Options
  • Schools
Cons
  • Poor public transport
  • Trains
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
2yrs+

"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.
Pros
  • Many parks, great place to raise kids
  • Green
  • Shopping Options
Cons
  • Poor public transport
  • Trains
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
2yrs+

"A great suburb, especially for families."

Pros
  • Easy access to CBD
  • Green
  • Many parks, great place to raise kids
  • Shopping Options
  • Schools
Cons
  • Poor public transport
  • Trains
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"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.
Pros
  • Easy access to CBD
  • Many parks, great place to raise kids
  • Green
  • Schools
  • Shopping Options
Cons
  • Poor public transport
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers
3/5 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 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"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.

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Pros
  • Easy access to CBD
  • Green
  • Many parks, great place to raise kids
Cons
  • Poor public transport
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
AdamS
AdamS Spot on review, although I would have given it a 4/5 overall.
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 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"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.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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
2yrs+
DArgy
DArgy AJ I think you have become a Port Melbourne snob :)
2yrs+
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
2yrs+
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 :)
2yrs+
AdamS
AdamS hehehe...thanks DArgy, hopefully you'll let me back in :)
2yrs+
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"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.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5
2yrs+

"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.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids

Best Streets in Templestowe Lower

"Those wanting to buy, have to wait for someone to die!"
-37.7713149404 145.1272994089

Unranked Streets in Templestowe Lower

Macedon Rd

3.5/5
-37.7664211098 145.1141171438

Susan Court

4.5/5
"The best street is a Court"
-37.7671348646 145.1151963137
"Cassinia Road Rocks!"
-37.7726468273 145.1236384275
"Generally nice, but watch out for the occasional flooding and speed cameras."
-37.7697952233 145.1289932958

Toulon Drive

3.5/5
"Great place near wineries, schools, Shopping Centres, Parks and Recreation"
-37.7688492421 145.1285561637

Boonah Court

4.5/5
"Family friendly, safe and convenient with an old fashioned sense of community. Boonah is the best!!"
-37.7599187698 145.1231056728
"Great street to raise a family"
-37.7748529784 145.1248132201

Hazel Drive

3.5/5
"long street that once overlooked parkland, but now huge ugly Taj Mahals are being built there."
-37.7702152799 145.1077514075

Pamela Grove

2.5/5
"Typical Middle Suburbia!"
-37.75786 145.10642