Cheltenham3192

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Reviews

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

"Busy street"

A busy street, with a fair bit of hoon behaviour at night at its northern end near Bernard Street. We're kept awake with squealing car tires, burnouts, youths sitting on our fence smoking and chatting, and noisy cars. With friends living on other parts of Cavanagh Street, it is quieter and they have beautiful homes. Just not right where we are! Lots of students from the high school and the parking and traffic that it generates.
Pros
  • Affordable
  • Good neighbours
  • Very close to Southland, with buses directly to it
Cons
  • Everyone's short cut
  • Lots of hoon behaviour late at night at the north end
  • Quarry about to be redeveloped - lots of construction traffic expected
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Just now

"A street only in name - actually a cul-de-sac."

After a very long battle with Council, Lorraine Street was closed at its southern end to create a cul-de-sac. This was because the Bunnings at the end of the street had an exit directly opposite Lorraine Street, channelling "through" traffic in to it.

Now it is a great little cul-de-sac, with plenty of pedestrian traffic as locals walk to and from Bunnings. It has a nice atmosphere, looks good, and is within walking distance of the Mentone and Cheltenham shopping centres. The redevelopment of the Nylex factory site, behind Bunnings, may see a great range of shops and cafe's open within a short walk.
Pros
  • Cul-de-sac
  • Walk to Bunnings and other shops
  • Mostly well cared for family homes
Cons
  • Some houses a little run-down
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Just now

"A good safe family court"

A good, short, court with a range of households from young families to older residents. Most people know each other.

Parks within walking distance are mediocre, with the nearest being one that Council allows dogs to run off-leash around the good play equipment. The park will be redeveloped as part of the construction of housing on the former Nylex site.

Shopping is excellent, near DFO and Southland, as well as Mentone and Cheltenham.

In school zones for the best schools in the area, including OLA, Cheltenham Primary, Kilbreda College, Mentone Girls and Boys Grammars.

Short drive to railway to city, and very short walk to a Smartbus up Warrigal Road to Chadstone, or down Warrigal Road to the beach.
Pros
  • Quiet
  • About half the houses have been modernised
  • Good neighbours
Cons
  • Vehicles from the Church on Harpley St using the court to turn around
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers