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Reviews

1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Just now

"Working class suburb"

With fairly cheap homes, most people dressed in fluro industrial clothing, high crime rate, if it looks like a working-class suburb, chances are, it IS a working-class suburb.
Pros
  • New house
  • Plenty of Schools
  • Parksand Recreations and child care centers
Cons
  • Overall lower quality of life
  • Low Capital Growth
  • crime rate
Recommended for
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Just now

"Everything is off the honor system, for better & for worse"

Imagine going into a time portal to pre-WW2 Europe, St Kilda East is known for its large Hasidic Jewish community. Now, the pro's are massive, everything is based off the honor system. So if you love a safe area where the people are very trusting, religious & generally pretty kind, not to mention good capital growth. St Kilda East can be a sensational area to live. On the other hand, it is so easy to steal stuff or take advantage of gullible unsuspecting locals (like I can't stress enough, the honor system). If your a hardcore religious person of any non-Abrahamic faith, I'd also strongly recommend to steer clear of this suburb.
Pros
  • Low crime rate
  • Honor System
  • Inkerman St. shopping strip
  • Lifestyle
  • Parks
Cons
  • Gullible people
  • Honor System
  • Expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Just now

"Spacious parks, and nice restaurants, very multicultural & excellent public transport."

Born & and spent my youth here, nearly every moment was beautiful, with the exception of one break in, its overall a pretty safe area. Spacious parks, and nice restaurants, very multicultural & excellent public transport.
Favors families with 2 incomes, a single person would struggle to get real estate in this suburb unless they're rolling in the big bucks.
Pros
  • Relatively close to CBD
  • Overall nice looking homes
  • Great family atmosphere
  • Great house resale value and growth
  • Good public transport
Cons
  • Lack of views, (City or Water)
  • Narrow lanes / peak hour traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Just now

"Right round the corner from Royal Melb Hospital & Errol / Victoria St shopping strip"

Just right round the corner from Royal Melb Hospital, Errol & Victoria St. Lots of old industrial buildings converted into medium density apartment buildings.
Pros
  • Clean, safe & quiet
  • Walking distance to everything
  • Good parking
Cons
  • Big trees blocking city views
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
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
  • 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
Just now

"Certainly no Toorak, but its still up there with the best suburbs in Melbourne"

As a former resident and a future resident, North Melbourne will always be special to me. Close to everything, the CBD, shops, plazas, schools, airport, hospital & tram stops all over the place. Living so central & inner city truly has it's perks. Good capital growth for property resale, doesn't get much better than that.
Pros
  • Massive gentrification & more to follow
  • Close to CBD, Airport, Hospitals, Plaza's, Banks, Restaurants & Retail
  • Good capital growth & re-sale value
  • Heritage buildings, park access, eclectic shopping and dining
  • Apartments
  • Close to the Queen Victoria Markets.
  • University High School catchment
Cons
  • Peak hour traffic
  • Commission housing
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Just now

"Was a great place 7-8 years ago, but the resale value and traffic not so great"

Moved here in 2003, was great as a kid with the shopping centre near by and schools close too, lived in 2 homes in SL. However, once I became an adult and got a job in the city, from around 2009 traffic was an absolute nightmare. Capital Growth was another bummer, if you looking to make decent equity on a property, point cook ain't for you, with the capital growth averaging just 3.41 % in the last 3 years. It ranks in the bottom half in Australia. That being said if your retired or well off, and just wanna live in a nice area, point cook is for you.
Pros
  • Golf course and lake
  • Lots of new modern estates
Cons
  • Traffic
  • Poor capital growth
  • Slow Internet
  • Very High Fees
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Beach Lovers