8.5 out of 10

Warrandyte

Ranked 174th best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.7415531409436 145.195260887806
Great for
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
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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
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
Dec 03, 2016

"Bush living close to the city"

I've lived in Warrandyte for 11 years and I love the trees, the peace and quite, the river walks, the decent sized blocks of land and the fact it is only 40 minutes drive from the city.
Pros
  • River walks
  • Fresh Air
  • Good People
  • No Noise
  • privacy
  • Bush walks
Cons
  • Traffic is sometimes bad
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
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 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Nov 03, 2016

"Rolling hills and open skys"

What a lovely place to bring up a family, retire or enjoy country like lifestyle only 40 minutes away from the CBD. The area features properties that are on large blocks of land with a mix of both old and new properties. The traffic is reasonable in peak hours as there is only really one way in and out, those roads can get quite busy.
It is only a short drive to the Easter freeway, shops and schools. You will enjoy living in the area with many parks and reserves to explore.
Pros
  • Beautiful views
  • Fresh Air
  • Good People
  • No Noise
  • Yarra River in summer
  • privacy
Cons
  • No real night life
  • Traffic is sometimes bad
  • Public Transport minimal
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
AL AL
1/5 rating details
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
2yrs+

"Don't move here!!"

Been here for 12 months. Moved from the inner city. This is BY FAR the noisiest place we have ever lived. 24/7 barking dogs all around us. At least 4-5 problem dogs that constantly bark (it is a dog friendly suburb big time). Chainsaws, leaf blowers, mulching machines, hammering, grinding - you name it, it's here in Warrandyte. Every. Single. Day. A new housing estate would be quieter than this dump.

We expected it to be "country living" and quiet compared to the city but it's the absolute pits. You need to love dogs too - everyone has one and the crap left on the walking tracks is one "feature" of this place I'd rather not see.

The only feature is Pound Bend reserve. We go there most weekends. Quiet and no dogs allowed.

The IGA is a rip off as are most of the restaurants.

So if you are thinking of moving here, I would strongly recommend a place far far away from other houses so you can realistically achieve "quiet" country life. Otherwise be prepared for disappointment.
Pros
  • Fresh Air
  • Yarra River in summer
Cons
  • Constant noise
  • Barking dogs
  • Expensive grocery store
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 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • 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+

"Great place for family"

Love the piece and quite and native surrounds still so close to facilities
Pros
  • Great place to raise family
  • Fresh Air
  • Good People
  • No Noise
  • Yarra River in summer
  • privacy
Cons
  • none
  • No real night life
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A wonderful place"

Pros
  • Fresh Air
  • Good People
  • No Noise
  • Yarra River in summer
  • privacy
Cons
  • Traffic is sometimes bad
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
BB2 BB2
5/5
2yrs+

"Country city balance"

I really enjoy the balance between working in the city and living in the bush. I have chooks, a large garden on a bush block, parrots eat off the bird feeder outside my window, the frogs chorus every night and a pair of wild ducks rear their brood in the neighbors dam. The village hums with tourists on the weekend, but is otherwise quiet. The track by the river is a great place for walking the dogs and catching up with people, and the Warrandyte market is excellent. Schools are good, kids are great and people friendly.
Pros
  • Great lifestyle
  • Fresh Air
  • Good People
  • No Noise
  • Yarra River in summer
  • privacy
Cons
  • Bustiers a risk. Need to be prepared.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • 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 3/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Quiet near the city"

I visit it regularly and like it so much that I want to move there from my present location in the eastern suburbs to get a feel of being away from the city but at the same time within arms reach
Pros
  • privacy
  • Fresh Air
  • Good People
  • No Noise
  • Yarra River in summer
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
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 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Peace and Quiet of the counrty but not far from suburbia..."

I grew up in Warrandyte and all I can say is its fantastic, it has that country town feel a stones throw from the suburbs. Large houses on big blocks to country homesteads on the hills, Warrandyte has a large mixture with plently to keep you occupied, parks, river, bush, schools, ovals, skate park, pub, etc.... its all here!

Great for a family with young kids, very safe and quiet, everyone knows you and well plently of places to let the kids tire themselves out...
Pros
  • Yarra River in summer
  • Fresh Air
  • Good People
  • No Noise
Cons
  • Public Transport minimal
  • Everyone wants to live here
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
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 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Lived here for 24 years. Plan to for another 24!"

Never had any issues in Warrandyte North, apart from lack of public transport which they are currently trying to improve.

Traffic is only bad during the peak times (such as school starting and finishing) but apart from that it is very smooth.

There is rarely any noise from the neighbours (or pets). No one is around at night in the main village.

The last major crime that happened in Warrandyte never happened!
Pros
  • Fresh Air
  • Good People
  • No Noise
Cons
  • Traffic is sometimes bad
  • No real night life
  • Everyone wants to live here
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
AdamS
AdamS Pretty much spot on doyle43. Nice review!
2yrs+
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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 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
5/5
2yrs+

"Artists Strike Gold In Warrandyte"

First colonized by white settlers in 1839 it wasn’t long before prospectors discovered gold at Warrandyte. After a decade of surveying the district gold was struck at Fourth Hill. The history books tell us that in June 1851, gold discoveries at nearby Anderson's Creek tempted up to 150 prospectors to the area. By September the site was proclaimed ‘the first goldfield of the Colony of Victoria’. You can visit this historical site at the Warrandyte State Park just off the aptly titled Gold Memorial Drive.

Warrandyte has long been considered an artists’ haven thanks to the inspiring landscape of towering eucalypts, mountainous terrain and the Yarra River. Since the early 1800s Warrandyte has captured the imaginations of artists such as Colonial artists Clara Southern and Penleigh Boyd and modern artists Narissa Butler and Wayne Rankin. The Warrandyte Village is a picturesque and nostalgic drive if you have some spare time. And for even more impressive landscapes you can continue driving through nearby areas such as Kangaroo Ground, Research and the Yarra Valley, just a short drive east of Manningham.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Best Streets in Warrandyte

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Oakland Dr

3/5
"Potentially the best street in Warrandyte!"
-37.746089 145.187864

Unranked Streets in Warrandyte

"Quiet and picturesque!"
-37.7379494663 145.2211325477

West End Rd

4.5/5
"A beuitiful place to raise a family with great appeal to country living not far from city"
-37.74308 145.20207

Webb St

4/5
"Country Lane in the Heart of Town"
-37.7417538817 145.2247798688
"Country living in the City"
-37.755123977 145.1942489232

Lynette Ave

2.5/5
"Bush, Privacy & Convenience"
-37.7434067874 145.2024997917
"Golden Views, Golden Position"
-37.75252509 145.2069394146

Mitchell Ave

3.5/5
"Peace and Quiet and a beautiful place to live!"
-37.7373996361 145.2198348118

Shelagh Ct

4.5/5
"Great place to live"
-37.75277 145.19188