5.7 out of 10

Trevannion Street, Glenroy

-37.695154916 144.9193474694
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Public Transport
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Childcare
  • Cost of Living
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Parks & Recreation
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Retirees


3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5

"A tale of two streets..."

Trevannion Street is an interesting street. It's basically bisected by Hilton Street, two-fifths below it and three-fifths above. Below Hilton the houses are a mixture of 50s weatherboard and brick, with the occasional cladding. The gardens are generally well maintained and the houses looked after. Some have been demolished to make way for units (the worst example is on the corner of Trevannion and Melbourne Ave, black painted rendered walls with cream coloured guttering and trim!) or have been subdivided in the 'battle-axe' configuration.

North of Hilton Street begins a vast tract of Housing Commission houses also built around the 50s, some are neat and tidy, some are ugly concrete cottages and various types of brick construction. There is a nearby park (corner Hilton & Trevannion) that is co-managed by the council and the adjoining high school, but it has quickly fallen into a state of neglect, with weeds growing rampantly and detracting from what should have been an improvement to the area.

The biggest advantage of Trevannion Street is that it is very close to the train line, but far away enough to escape being impacted by the noise of the trains. Those below Hilton can walk to Glenroy station in a manageable 5-7 or so minutes, whilst those above Hilton are closer to Jacana station. Jacana is not so favourable for a number of reasons - it is not a premium station, therefore it is unmanned and consequently less safe. It is also a zone 2 only station, meaning it is more expensive to get to the city. Glenroy is both zone 1 and 2 so you can get to the city on a zone 1 ticket or the range of Pascoe Vale to Craigieburn (including the major station of Broadmeadows) on a cheaper zone 2 ticket. No need for the most expensive type of ticket, zone 1&2.

There are a lot of elderly residents in the lower section of the street which makes it a very peaceful and also provides a presence during the day, which may prevent crime from happening. It has a medium level of pedestrian activity which again could prevent crime.

It is also close to the central Glenroy shopping area, which is an easy walk via the rail underpass at Glenroy station. For a shopping centre experience, Broadmeadows is also a short drive away or reasonably accessible by train. House prices were cheap when I moved here (2007) but seem to have skyrocketed since. Still, for its relative closeness to the city (30 mins train, 15 mins car via CityLink) the prices are reasonably cheap compared to other suburbs in a similar radius.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
Jason Spencer
Jason Spencer What an amazing review!
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