PhilR1

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Reviews

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

"The best street in Gowanbrae"

In our opinion this is the nicest street in Gowanbrae. It has incredible houses which are situated on a hill that overlooks the city and parklands. The houses are HUGE! It's a fantastic drive which takes you right down to the houses that face opposite to the parklands and creek.
Pros
  • City and parkland views
  • Tree-lined
  • Peaceful
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Just now

"Close to the city but with peace & quiet"

Having lived in Gowanbrae for a year, I love being near the parklands and trails in amongst quiet, leafy, green streets but still close to the city. Keilor Rd shops, Essendon DFO and Westfield are all close by, with Highpoint nearby too. Lots of nice eateries to suit all budgets. Woodstock is my personal favourite for true Italian pizza's and the Patisserie on Keilor Rd is great for super tasty coffee and cakes.

In terms of public transport, I get a bit frustrated having to catch a bus and then a tram or train to work in the city. There are bus stops in Gowanbrae however I would love to be able to jump on a tram. But what I love about Gowanbrae is the neighbourhood is so quiet and peaceful, yet as soon as you leave you're amongst the hustle and bustle.

Easy access to the Moonee Ponds creek Trail is also great. Some days I'll walk along the parklands down to Merri Creek and back, or other days I'll bike ride to the city which takes me just under an hour. Watching the sunset up from our house, overlooking the city is a dream.
Pros
  • Amazing city views
  • Quiet
  • Respectful
  • Close to the CBD
  • Decent
  • Friendly residents
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Trendy & Stylish