8.9 out of 10

Templestowe

Ranked 102nd best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.7511633411578 145.145688888277
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+
Editors Choice

"My favourite suburb of all - Templestowe"

I have lived in Templestowe most of my life, and it's the one place I will always call home. I think the best part about Templestowe is the peace and tranquility (cliche i know). Some people think Templestowe is out in the sticks, but I disagree. There aren't cows and farm animals on every block...in fact there are large family style homes, very family friendly streets and a park on every corner.

Shopping is actually quite good as well. The Pines shopping center on the corner of Reynolds and Blackburn road has been renvated a lot over the past couple of years...and I'm always up there eating Nando's or getting a DVD up at VideoEzy (yay they have Blu Ray now!!). Also, Doncaster Shopping town is now almost complete, and that is only a 5 minutes drive away. It's getting a David Jones, already has a JB-HIFI and a fantastic food court with China Bar and a lot of boutique shops.

There is so much to be said about Templestowe...from the great parks, to large family style homes...but one of the best parts of Templestowe is the value for money. Many people see it as a great alternative to Toorak, Brighton or Canterbury. The reason for this is you get amazing value for money in Templestowe. You can buy a 3 million dollar mansion in Templestowe, 120 Squares, Tennis court, indoor pool etc...while 3 Million dollars in Canterbury will buy you a 45 square home, with a small backyard. Templestowe is also accessed by the eastern freeway, so being close to city becomes irrelevant when you can be in the city in 20 minutes.

This is a suburb I can't recommend enough. It's the place I call home, and I recommend you call it home too.
Pros
  • Great parks - Westerfolds, Ruffey Lake
  • Great shopping - Doncaster Shoppingtown, Pines
  • Large blocks - quarter acre, acre sizes
Cons
  • Poor nightlife options
  • Far away from the CBD
  • Public transport not as good as other suburbs
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MyStudio
MyStudio It's home to me too and I love it.
I'm within walking distance to some of the best parks, restaurants and shopping precincts. I couldn't ask for more.
2yrs+
Nima Goharpey
Nima Goharpey Couldn't agree with you more! Very well summed up
2yrs+
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4/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
Sep 15, 2016

"Beautiful suburb in a perfect part of Melbourne"

Pros
  • Great shopping - Doncaster Shoppingtown, Pines
  • Close proximity to Eastern Freeway and Eastlink
  • Great outlooks and scenery
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Aug 30, 2016

"Fantastic for families, clean air, multi-cultural and friendly"

Templestowe is one of Melbourne's hidden gems in terms of providing lots of space at realistic prices within reasonable reach of the Melbourne CBD.

Blocks range from the standard quarter acre up to the large acre blocks providing a great lifestyle for families with kids. Yes there are the million dollar mansions but you will also find reasonably priced quarter acre properties in close proximity.

The people - a mix of Italian, Greek, Asian and Australian cultures provide a friendly tolerant environment (great mix of restaurants and take away) which highlights all the benefits that multiculturalism can bring.

Schools - there are some great primary schools, no private schools within the area with many kids commuting to Kew by bus.

Parks - spoilt with some of the largest and best facilities in Melbourne from the huge Ruffey Lake Park with it's great walking trails and playgrounds and Westerfolds Park which runs alongside the Yarra River.

Shopping - the Westfield Doncaster Shoppingtown is arguably Australia's best shopping centre with it's recent expansion, this is only a 5 minute drive. You also have the Pines Shopping Centre nearby. Numerous supermarkets also.

Downsides - only a few, lack of trains to the area mean you need to catch a bus to Shoppingtown then connect to Box Hill. Also lack of footpaths in some areas.
Pros
  • Large blocks - quarter acre, acre sizes
  • Great parks - Westerfolds, Ruffey Lake
  • Great shopping - Doncaster Shoppingtown, Pines
  • Close proximity to Eastern Freeway and Eastlink
  • Great outlooks and scenery
Cons
  • Public transport not as good as other suburbs
Recommended for
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  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Jul 01, 2016

"Large land only a 25 minutes drive from the city"

Looking for a suburb that is located close to the city although feels like it is miles away from the hustle and bustle, Templestowe is the best choice. With gorgeous large park lands and space to build, you have the freedom of the countryside views and the option to drive 25 minutes to get to the city. This is a perfect suburb to bring your family up in with private schools and large grounds.
Doncaster shopping town is only a short drive away where you can access all your favourite shops and boutiques.
Pros
  • Great parks - Westerfolds, Ruffey Lake
  • Great shopping - Doncaster Shoppingtown, Pines
  • Large blocks - quarter acre, acre sizes
  • Close proximity to Eastern Freeway and Eastlink
  • Great outlooks and scenery
Cons
  • Poor nightlife options
  • Public transport not as good as other suburbs
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Jan 21, 2016

"Good for the right people"

Once described to me as 'cashed up bogans', which after 5 years I now tend to agree with. It is a good place for families, but it is expensive - and it's also quite hilly. Good luck finding a 'flat' yard.
It also has chronic over-estimating of property for auctions, probably the worst in the state.
So - if you have a property, congrats because you are probably going to make more.
If you plan to buy here, make sure there are people of the same 'culture' as you otherwise, it's not friendly or hospitable.
Yet i've lived here for 5 years because of the reasons stated by other people.
When i buy - it won't be here.

hope this helps frame Templestowe in a more balanced perspective.
Pros
  • Great parks - Westerfolds, Ruffey Lake
  • Great shopping - Doncaster Shoppingtown, Pines
  • Close proximity to Eastern Freeway and Eastlink
Cons
  • Poor nightlife options
  • Public transport not as good as other suburbs
Recommended for
  • Professionals
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 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • 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+

"A prestige place of proud home owners"

I have been living here since 1976 and i have always love templestowe. always prestige always serene.
when my son migrated with his family to australia from singapore, he also bought his house here , so does his cousin. it is very safe with excellent facilities , schools and neighbours. i reckon every house owner are very proud of the house!!
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"The Toorak of the South Eastern Suburbs"

I have grown up in Templestowe for most of my life! Sometimes known as the Toorak of the South Eastern Suburbs it is a very quiet and family friendly neighbourhood to live in. Close proximity to local shopping centre at Stockland The Pines and townhouses and apartments being built up the road. Short drive to the freeway which will get you in the CBD.
Very large family homes in Templestowe and some very prestigious streets with high end million dollar properties. Can be affordable in some streets.
Not much goes wrong in Templestowe, some very very nice coffee places at Templestowe Village shopping precinct, most notably, Melissa Cakes & Restaurant where I tend to spend most my evenings after work.

On a real estate point of view, there is always a demand for people wanting to live in this area! Majority of older homes in Templestowe surpass there current value. Many people want to their children to grow up in this area!
Pros
  • Close proximity to Eastern Freeway and Eastlink
  • Great outlooks and scenery
  • Great parks - Westerfolds, Ruffey Lake
  • Great shopping - Doncaster Shoppingtown, Pines
  • Large blocks - quarter acre, acre sizes
Cons
  • Poor nightlife options
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  • Families with kids
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AdamS
AdamS Great review Nima!
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 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Templestowe is TOP!!!"

The peaceful lifestyle along with striking nature and pictureque street presence makes this place a fantastic place to live. It might be expensive, transportation might be not as convenient but heaps of other wonders just keep on adding the value to Templestowe. Closeness to park, facilities, good neighbourhood, established schools, breathtaking scenery...........what else do you want!
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AdamS
AdamS I completely agree yoshi888 - great review of an already amazing suburb.

AJ
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 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • 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+

"Serene and safe environment"

I have just moved here two months ago. I have been house hunting for almost a year from Bulllen, tenplestowe lower to doncaster, and we have to say Templestowe is always our first choice. It is serene and lovely with striking landscaping. i love the leafy area here and yet Templestowe is closed t all facilities. Love the other side of templestowe in the east......those million dollars houses on Edwin, dora, Webster and tikalara park.................WOw and X factor!!!!
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Great Suburb"

Hi there, I agree with all the other positive comments on Templestowe.
It is a lovely suburb with beautiful green surroundings and hilly streets.
Starting to get rather pricey though.
I have a roof restoration company and often work in and pass through Templestowe.
Definately in my top 20 suburbs.

Cheers,
Phil
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • 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
  • 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+

"Home to pictureques view."

Home to some very expensive houses, Templestowe is a very leafy suburb. Most of the people living here are professionals and managers . Templestowe holds some of the most pictureques streets with amazingly huge houses and grand mansions.
The only problem with Templestowe is transportation as there is only buses, no trains and trams.But with houses increasing every year inTemplestowe and nearing the million dollar mark( it has already hit more than a million dollar mark for the past 2 consecutive months in March and April), it is still one of the best suburbsin Melbourne. I have always been proud of Templestowe and Templestowe has always been my home!
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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 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
  • 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+

"Leafy and serene yet established and prestige!"

How else could someone described Templestowe? It is a serene, leafy, prestigious and established area with eyecatching grand mansions in some part of Templestowe, other parts are with rare achitectual built houses on hilly pictuques streets and some modest high quality homes.I have always love Templestowe. I have started investing more than 4 houses in Templestowe and all with good return of money!!I Cool!!
Resale value is good and I predict it will reach the 1 million mark by 2011.
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AdamS
AdamS Nice review egoman, I couldn't agree more about Templestowe!

AJ
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • 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
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Well established and Grandeur"

Templestowe is home to some of Melbourne's large and grand mansions. Driving down most of the roads in Templestowe, you will see great street presence-A mixure of prestigious and grand mansions, great modern townhouses and well-maintained manicure graden of older properties.
Though prices are a bit steep , but Templestowe is really a good investment. I have bought a house last year and sold it this year, and I got such great money! Indeed a prestige and quiet area yet near to all busy central neighbourhood such as Doncaster and Boxhill. No doubt it is still Maningham top suburb!!!
AdamS
AdamS I completely agree rudd1234, it's an amazing suburb.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • 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
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Prestige and establish."

It has always been one of the most prestige and establish suburb around in Victoria when I migrated here about 20 years back, and now it is still. Leafy and classy, wellknown for grand mansions and hilly pictureques area .............good schools. Everybody knows Templestowe. It is one of the best in Victoria and the top suburb in Maningham!!!!
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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 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
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Green, leafy, quiet living - great retail shopping, easy access to transport"

Templestowe is great. I have purchased a number of houses in Templestowe and have doubled my investment, each time in less than 5 years. CBD access via the Eastern freeway, bus transport is everywhere (smart bus). Neighbours are friendly and at our local shops and cafes we are greeted by name.
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Templestowe"

Very nice area but really expensive. One of my friend's parante sbought a 1 acre block there about 10 years ago. last year they sold it for $1.8 Million. Great return for them
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5/5
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