8.6 out of 10

Wantirna

Ranked 142nd best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.8476253820777 145.216327693681
Great for
  • Schools
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Clean & Green
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Trendy & Stylish

Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
Jan 17, 2017

"A very meh place"

Look its not bad but its got nothing that stands out as great. The houses are of that era that are a bit tacky and the cafes are alright but nothing special. I have got 2 young kids and im currently looking at schools and im not hearing great things. The walk along the creek is nice although ive been advised not to do it at night. Knox westfield is pretty good and is about to have a big reno so hopefully that might provide a few more decent dining/cafe options.
Pros
  • eastlink freeway access
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Jan 11, 2017

"Perfect balance"

This is a lovely suburb with so much to offer. Located close to the Eastlink freeway, you are close to most shopping complexes and makes the suburb very accessible. There are plenty of schools, parks, walking tracks and cafes which is perfect for family living.

The average rental income is between - $450 - $500 for a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom property

Monique Holgye - Property manager - Ray White Ringwood
Pros
  • great for families
  • eastlink freeway access
  • clean and peaceful
Cons
  • not many public transport options
  • not many restaurant options
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  • Families with kids
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  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
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  • 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 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Best hidden area in Eastern suburb!"

Used to live in Doncaster and moved into Wantirna a few years ago and I am very satisfied with everything.
Nice friendly neighbours, good small schools, two big shopping centres (Westfield Knox will be the biggest one in Australia), close to the eastern freeway etc. If you are looking for good area to live in or an investment in Eastern suburb, I highly recommend Wantirna!
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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 5/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • 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
2yrs+

"Excellent Suburb for both live and investment"

I have been lived in Wantirna for more than 7 years. I like wantirna because of nice streets, reserves, friendly neighbours, lots of play grounds, especially Templeton primary school is one of top 50 in Victoria. Knox Shopping centre. Anything you need you can find only walking distance.
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  • Country Lovers
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 3/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great area, love it!"

I have lived in many suburbs in the Eastern side, Wantirna, closed to freeways, shopping centres, mountains, everything is here and the best water.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"No good for public transports..."

I used to live in Wantirna as I was youngest. The neighbours wasn't very friendly and they never say hello when I walked on the street as I say hi to them. My favourite thing is Milk bar, because the owners really lovely and very friendly only in this town. Unfortuantely, they dont have access to close to the train station so you have to catch a bus to take you to stations even you really like to exercise to walk the station! The child care really wonderful since I was little! Now, I visited recently, it seems going downhill and I wish they could be improves back as I used to be little girl.
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crossfire
crossfire Public transport is not that bad - there's an extensive bus network linking to more than one station, and also to the tram close by in Vermont South. There is strong community support for the tramline to be extended to Knox City, so this may be a future possibility.
Stations, mostly in adjoining suburbs not too far away include Bayswater, Ringwood, Mitcham, Boronia, Glen Waverley.
It is still a very friendly and community-minded area, with attractive homes and great facilities - maybe you should revisit?
2yrs+
Stefaz
Stefaz Hi, I am apologise for relaying late. Sorry that I was being sound like...skeptical. By the way, I actually visited there recently. It seems all bit better than these in the 90s, I guess. Depend on where you live on the street, some neighbours were friendly as well :) Yeah, I heard about improving service for access public transport in extended areas of outer eastern melbourne. I lived there for just 5 years. I grew up in west suburb in Melbourne for 15 years . Honestly, Wantirna really beautiful greeny landscape than in west suburb. Thank you for all your understanding, have a lovely day! :)
2yrs+
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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 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
2yrs+

"Best place for quality affordable living"

Bought a home a year back and am loving this place. Close to shops, grocers, fresh produce, transport (Trains, trams) good options of public and private schools. Many bike and walking tracks and close for a quick drive in the Dandenong mountains.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"I Love This Place"

Wantirna is a great suburb; close access to major roads making it an ease drive anywhere in Melbourne.
The schools are very good and there are multiple options to choose from such as public, private & catholic.
There are great and well maintained parks and ovals through out the suburb as well as many gyms to choose from including Goodlife which has tennis courts, gym, childcare and womens only section.
Restaurants are coming good - there are the cinemas and entertainment complex at Knox Shopping centre. The strip shops in the area also have good restaurants; and there are many more popping up such as King Bean Wantirna Mall as the area begins to change to the younger couples/families.
I seriously love this suburb and wouldn't live anywhere else!
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crossfire
crossfire Wantirna Mall shopping strip is currently being renovated, which will add even more appeal to the suburb.
2yrs+
doglass3
doglass3 I used to love Wantirna, but after spending time up northern NSW i think the lifestyle there is so much better, it's so dull in Melbourne, Black, grey, etc. up North for me soon..
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Quiet, green,close to everything,friendly neighbours"

It is so close to everything you could want.
I live in a court, and have done for 33 years, it's quiet, the neighbours are friendly, it's green and leafy, and it is so open and you aren't living on top of the house next door..
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A great place for families"

Wantirna is a great place to raise kids. The schools and kinders are excellent and wherever you live both are usually within walking distance. There are also lots of playgrounds.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Schools 4/5
2yrs+

"I live on Mountain Highway - Its good"

I like living in a unit complex due to the low noise and nice neighbours. The tennis court lights behind us can be a hassel as they are not always turned off at night. Though you do get an endless supply of tennis balls. So thats a plus. Unless you get hit by one...

The area is great to get to knox shopping center or just up the road from burwood 24hr kmart and coles. Also a 24hr Maccas is down the road. The local post office is the newsagent in the wantirna mall. They are open early in the day and I find it easier to use them then an actual Australia post outlet. Some really great Thai, Indian and fish n chip food really close by.

Transport isnt the greatest but I drive less then 10 mins to Heatherdale train station (HEAPS of parking) and catch the train from there. Its a breeze!!

The actual units are good. There is a thick brick wall seperating the neighbours so we rarely hear any sounds from the attached unit.

Parking can be a hassel as some units have up to 4 people living there, each with their own car. So I wouldnt really say there is much 'visitor' parking... But there have been no complaints from parking in imaginative ways (and I have never had an issue with someone being inconsiderate and parking me in) .

Their are bike pathways very close to the complex. I am very unfit and it takes me approx 40mins to ride to the train station. So anyone who's average fitness should take 20 - 30 mins. Its a lovely ride on bike paths and only 1 or 2 actual road crossings.

The local Trash and Treasure market is on every sunday within walking distance. Its really great to go to for junk and fresh fruit and veg. I love getting my weekly flowers for a bargin price!!

I think Wantirna has a great balance of city and country aspects that make it a really great place to live. I would recommend familys and quiet type of people live here. This is not the place the party hard. Its the place to have peace and quiet with everything close to hand.
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