Just_Sayin

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

"It will get better"

Have lived here for 5 years and thoroughly enjoyed it! 10mins to some great beaches (of which you get council parking, so its' always free at certain parking areas), 30mins to city, 30 mins to the Dandenongs. Southland one side, Chadstone on the other and DFO Moorabbin on our doorstep.. shoppers dream just quietly 80) Springvale & Clayton both offer quality affordable produce and meat, along with the normal shops / services (post office, library, police station) you expect in decent sized suburban shopping strips. Parking can be a little chaotic at times but a sense of humour behind the wheel goes along way, avoid Springvale sarturday mornings if you're a nervous driver. Monash hospital and University are all close by with local doctors, dentists, nurses also available. Public transports' improving all the time with more bus services and the new train station making getting around easier.
The dog parks in the area are fantastic, plenty of access to offlead areas / beaches and many a wonderful friendship made while the dogs romped around! Great access to vets, pet obedience schools, walking etc in and in the surrounding suburbs. Can't talk about schools at all have no affiliation with any of them.

Neighbours here are friendly,nice and helpful but we don't live in each others' pockets - (might be just our part of the street!) but we're more of the wave as you drive by, hello at the letterbox and move on type. It's a multicultural area with alot of young families begining to appear, the age is as varied as the people, and like most suburbs with main roads - we have our share of hooning and racing - not often, not alot but it happens. Not too sure where you can go walking at night anymore, but we don't.

Traffic wise Clayton Sth is a junction, it has a peak and offpeak time. If you're on one of the main roads.....there are always cars. 7-9am / 3-6pm are busy. Off peak is relatively quiet. The biggest down to living here recently is the smells. It's an issue that everyones' working towards resolving and yes, there are times that it's really bad - but eventually that will improve..... Clayton south is a 5-10yr plan suburb, there are issues now but not too far in the future we're all going to look back and say it was worth the wait.
Pros
  • great variety of asian food available
  • great access to offlead dog parks, vets, needs
  • close to aminities
  • Close to Monash Hospital Emergency
  • Close to Monash University
  • great shopping
Cons
  • LAND fill foul smell
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers