8.3 out of 10

Wantirna South

Ranked 196th best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.8727497589576 145.209165165505
Great for
  • Schools
  • Childcare
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Medical Facilities
  • Pest Free
Not great for
  • Parking
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Country Lovers

Reviews

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 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
May 27, 2017

"A great suburb.... where I grew up!"

Wantirna South feels like home. I lived there with my family for 25 years, having only recently moved out. I have always felt safe walking the block & we have had great neighbors. Lovely little parks and very close to Jells Park which has a nice cafe and farmers market. Easy access to Eastlink at High Street Road. Quick drive to Knox City, Eastland or The Glen. Pretty drive to Sassafrass and Olinda for brunch & not far to the 1000 Steps. Great fresh food grocers on High Street Road (look for the big watermelon). Only downside is limited public transport & could do with a few more atmospheric cafes. Big Bean at Wantirna Mall's quite good & The Keystone Restaurant on the new Harcrest estate is a nice place for dinner if you didn't want to head into the inner city suburbs or up to Knox Ozone.
Pros
  • Clean and green
  • Great schools
  • Quiet and friendly
  • Allround
  • Shopping Centre
Cons
  • needs tram
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
Jul 22, 2016

"Great Place to Live!"

I've lived here for 2 years and it was a great decision. Quiet streets, friendly neighbours, great Parks and open space. This suburb is under going rapid change with all the scummy bogans moving out as it's now too expensive. Great schools and Knox shopping centre expanding. This will be a blue chip suburb in 5 years. Close to city, beaches aren't far, Mt Dandy a short drive. This will be a millionaire suburb.
Pros
  • Clean and green
  • Great schools
  • Quiet and friendly
  • Allround
  • Shopping Centre
Cons
  • needs tram
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • 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 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
Jun 28, 2016

"Wantirna Sth Best place to live"

Just one little and negative feedback in relation to Wantirna South Primary School. This school is negative and you should avoid it if you are coming from diverse background.
Cons
  • needs tram
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
mikec11
mikec11 Strangely after much investigation we found Wantirna South Primary School to be the best in the area. Great staff, great Principal and a fantastic group of children there. What's not to like of school that has the own dog (a Labradoodle) that makes its way round vistiting classes during the day and it's own brood of chickens that the children care for. Could not fault it academically either.
To each his own....
Apr 20, 2017
TrueM
TrueM It all depends what is your dream for your children. It scientifically proven that dogs and chickend doesn't help with academic development. But, if you kind of village people are looking to have some kind of little farmers in the future, than why not...
Apr 21, 2017
sumir
sumir @TrueM, could you please elaborate on your comment as what you found negative about this school.
Apr 26, 2017
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
Jun 30, 2015

"Fantastic Suburb"

I travel to Wantirna South on a weekly basis for shopping. It seems like a nice safe suburb with an outstanding knox school. I just hope the 75 tram line can get extended to Wantirna South so I don't need to take my car to Westfield all the time...
Pros
  • Shopping Centre
  • Great schools
  • Allround
Cons
  • needs tram
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Overpriced for no reason at all"

I grew up here, It isnt great but the house prices are going up very very quickly, old dumps are getting silly money.

it isnt a bad area anymore but it isnt special either.
Pros
  • Clean and green
  • Quiet and friendly
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
  • 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"

Wantirna South is excellent in every sense of the word dont know what the other reviewer i stalking about it being industrial perhaps he does not know that there is a difference between wantirna and Wantirna South we live off cathies lane and it is beautifull all the residents here take pride in their houses and gardens and it is so easy to get anywhere with so much close proximity to easlink , burwood highway
absolutely adore this place
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"An access all areas neighbourhood"

We lived in Joseph Court off Sommes street. The new freeway makes it very easy to access all parts of Melbourne now without going through suburbs to get to the freeway.
From our area of Wantirna South it is easy commute to Knox, there are 2 private schools and 3 public schools in walking distance. Public transport stops are within walking distance, so too stops for buses to the private schools further away. The wednesday and sunday markets at Carribean Gardens is also a bonus. There are play areas as well as open spaces/sporting grounds for the kids to run free in. Safety is almost never an issue in our area as the courts and small number of houses in the street makes it almost impossible to come and go without being seen by someone at home. This makes it easy to allow the smaller children the freedom of playing in the street that most older people enjoyed when they were young. Lost traffic is the only problem with the odd person taking the wrong turn and ending up lost in the maze of dead ends and courts. Overall Wantirna South is a great suburb of Melbourne, as with most of the eastern suburbs it is very green and clean. With almost all in our area taking pride in their homes. The cultural mix is interesting and as most are professionals with children this adds to the friendly neighbour vibe you get when you drive through or visit.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Shocking"

Wantirna South is industrial and shocking with traffic
Recommended for
  • Retirees
mikec11
mikec11 Not sure what Wantirna South you are talking about???
The Wantirna South that I live in has zero industry!
Apr 20, 2017
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2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
2yrs+

"Not a popular Suburb"

mikec11
mikec11 Recent house prices belie this comment. Wantirna South is VERY popular!
Apr 27, 2017
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Better than I thought"

Not a popular suburb; but it turns out better than I thought
Pros
  • Allround
  • Clean and green
  • Great schools
  • Quiet and friendly
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • 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 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 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+

"We're home!!"

Having just moved into the area 6mths ago I quickly realised what a great spot we're in!! Wantirna South has everything you'd want in a community, with none of the bad bits. All around people are friendly and neighbours are there to help. Shops are close and corner stores dotted everywhere, and its safe enough for the kids to walk or ride to their friends houses!!
I love the joint!!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Best Place to live"

wantirna south is great for families, because there are lots of children around and parks and ovals to play on. its really close to the local primary and high schools. it is a really safe area and is in walking distance to milkbars. i know all this because i have lived there for a few years (: it is a really great area
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
KatiieeeBaybeee
KatiieeeBaybeee by the way im only 14 years old :D
2yrs+
KatiieeeBaybeee
KatiieeeBaybeee and i wrote that xD
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 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 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"Excellent schools, great facilities, clean, green and close to everything"

We live near Renou Road and it's terrific, the streets are wide and well maintained, the neighbours help each other and are friendly. It's a great suburb to bring up children, as the schools and kinders are excellent, there are fantastic shops and restaurants and great facilities like AMF bowling and Village Cinema in Knox City, it's easy to get to the seaside straight down Eastlink, a handy hour and a half for the mountains for snow in winter, and an easy 25 min drive into the city, which only takes us 25 minutes off peak. The walks, cycle paths, playgrounds and reserves are clean and there are lots of them, which means we have plenty of wildlife visiting us!
Pros
  • Great schools
  • Quiet and friendly
  • Clean and green
Cons
  • Heavy traffic noise on Highways
  • Parking in Knox City just before Christmas!
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"So Safe yet so much Fun!"

Hubby and i were married recently - november 09 and moved in after our wedding. we are LOVING the area! so many resteraunts, shops, love it, we live right near studfield shopping centre which has everything! butchers, chemist, bakeries, top paddock reseraunt which does the yummies vegoe bruschetta for breakfast!, chocolate shop, hair dresser, beauty therpaist, fish and chips, chinese, iga, alcohol shop, real estate, bank, and more! we are also only a 7 minute walk from Knox and we are loving trying out all the places to eat in knox ozone! we bought a puppy recently ad taking her for walks everyone is just so friendly! we are extremely happy here :)
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids

Unranked Streets in Wantirna South

Maurice Ct

2.5/5
"Nice little nook"
-37.87206 145.239297

Giselle Ave

4.5/5
"Fantastic Location"
-37.87843 145.22132

Leo Cl

4/5
"Perfect for young family/singles/retirees"
-37.8752328535 145.2471555685

Ponsford Ave

4.5/5
"Quiet but close to everything!!"
-37.87855 145.22857

Jeanbart Ct

3.5/5
"Friendly & Playful"
-37.875034778 145.2205178307

Drury Ct

4.5/5
"Quiet, relaxing, with all the Amenities..."
-37.87163 145.21958

Townview Ave

4.5/5
"Peaceful and Friendly Neighbourhood"
-37.8777566084 145.2382080207

Armagh Crs

3.5/5
"Good Family Street "
-37.876122 145.224075

Aspen Cl

4.5/5
"A wide quiet court with a magnificent view of the Dandenongs"
-37.867094 145.216645

Cathies Ln

2.5/5
"Meh... over-priced perhaps?"
-37.8863797222 145.2155044719