Doncaster will be the new Templestowe

With Doncaster Shoppingtown nearing completion and a number of apartment towers being built on Doncaster Hill (million dollar pricetags) I can see Doncaster becoming the next suburb to boom after Balwyn.

Doncaster has everything you could need now. And I for one hope prices keep going up!

Maybe Doncaster will overtake Templestowe in the prestige stakes.
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AdamS 2yrs+
Nice try donnyresident, but i don't think Doncaster will ever become the "prestige" suburb that Templestowe is.

What would be interesting to see is the change in market conditions in Doncaster over the past 5 years. Has growth been above the average for the area because of Doncaster Shoppingtown?

I do agree though, "shoppo" has everything you could want, except cinemas which are opening up soon :)

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I dont agree with you AJ.

I think Templestowe is starting to look real old. All of those 1970's style ranch homes and 1980's style Miami Vice houses - nothing much seems to change there.

And house prices havent really taken off there.
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AdamS 2yrs+
@donnyresident It doesn't matter about change so much.

What I'm talking about is "prestige". Doncaster will never be looked upon as "prestigous". There isnt the land size, nor the seclusion\massive fences that a suburb like Canterbury, Templestowe or Toorak has.
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DArgy 2yrs+
Doncaster will never be Templestowe, ask any real estate agent......... In your dreams donnyresident
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AdamS 2yrs+
@donnyresident I did a little more research, and to be honest, Doncaster simply does not have the level of class, size and style of homes that Templestowe has. Here are some example homes that you would never find in Doncaster:

http://www.realestate.com.au/cgi-bin/rsearch?a=o&id=105015574&f=0&p=10&t=res&ty=&fmt=&header=&cc=&c=87628987&s=vic&tm=1227618299

http://www.realestate.com.au/cgi-bin/rsearch?a=o&id=105106139&f=0&p=10&t=res&ty=&fmt=&header=&cc=&c=87628987&s=vic&tm=1227618299

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Did you ever think Balwyn would have homes averaging $1million? What about Box Hill having million dollar homes. Preston, Coburg etc - all non blue chip suburbs 20 years ago.

Ive seen $3 million homes in Balwyn - what I'm saying is that eventually developers will get into Doncaster, start knocking down homes - prices will hit $1million+ on average.

Templestowe's prestigious homes are only due to acre land size.

What is more valuable - Balwyn or Templestowe? You dont need huge houses to be a prestige suburb.
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DArgy 2yrs+
Doncaster is not Templestowe is not Balwyn , so just get over it......................
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teddiebear 2yrs+
I went to Doncaster once. Didn't really like it, so I came home.
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rudd1234 2yrs+
Doncaster will never beat templestowe---Prestige no where near Templestowe/! Doesn't matter million dollar house is because of acres of land, the bottom line is ther ARE MILLION DOLLLARS homes in templestowe.!!!
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egoman 2yrs+
No no !! Donacaster for sure will never be the new Templestowe. Forget about it!!!!
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miniwombat 2yrs+
Haha ... great discussion (already 2 years old). Is there much difference between Templestowe and Doncaster? Doncaster starts to look more modern with all the apartments being build. Westfield is well established (and of course with a Multiplex cinema). Doncaster Hill with the Skyline views of Melbourne will have some prestige. The new community hub is being build at the moment ...a another big + for the area.

New flashy Townhouses are popping up everywhere in Doncaster ... really nice. And also some great apartments on Doncaster Road. That is what I call development (nice 3 - 4 story apartment blocks mixed with townhouses and a lot of freestanding houses and business/shopping areas ... great mix.) Who needs a prestige suburb ... I want a liveable suburb ...:-). But these suburbs are so close together ... I would rather see it as a region ...

(By the way: I live in Doncaster East ... so not in Doncaster or in Templestowe)
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AdamS 2yrs+
I think more to the point is that even after two years, Doncaster is still no where near what Templestowe is, even with the new developments.
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teddiebear Feb 19, 2019
They are kind of the same. Its not like you are comparing Toorak to Derrimut.
Doncaster used to be quite nice 25 years ago but with the overdevelopment with those horrible flats bear shoppo i think it has devalued the suburb substantally.

The traffic is now very bad and Doncaster itself is way under serviced by public transport (even if they extend the 48 tram, it uis way too slow to get to the city ).
I give it a 6 out of 10.
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