Wodonga, VIC 3690

3.9(6 reviews)

Ranked 3rd best suburb by locals in Ovens-Murray Region, VIC

Great for

  • Parks and recreation
  • Clean & green
  • Safe and sound
  • Schools
  • Cost of living

Not great for

  • Nightlife

Who lives here?

  • Families With Kids
  • Singles
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers

Reviews of Wodonga, VIC

6th February 2022

"Albury Metropolitan Area"

I lived here in the 90.s Obviously Wodonga has grown a lot since then. I regularly still come up as I have family that still live here. Wodonga is basically a very large housing area with fairly minimul shopping. You will find the best shopping in Albury. Still a good place to live and work. A lot of locals (especially from the Albury side) call Wodonga - struggle town. This is because there is less to do in Wodonga than Albury. Reason being is that Wodonga relies on Albury as its city centre. It always has. Even though they are technically seperate cities, Albury Wodonga operates as 1 large city/regional area. Albury central has always been the city centre of the region. Lavington and Wodonga are part of the Albury metro area. That is how ive always seen Albury Wodonga. The Albury suburbs span close to 20kms from north to south.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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22nd December 2020

"City living & working with Country facilities close by."

I lived in Wodonga from 2018 - 2020 and it was a lovely place to live. The combined cities of Albury and Wodonga (Lets face it - its basically the same city) is a wonderful place. Lots of greenery, jobs, camping spots, outdoor activities, pubs, bars and good food spots. I've also lived in Melbourne, and Wodonga is similar to the northen suburbs of melbourne (think craigieburn etc) - but without the high prices, fast-paced lifestyle and full-tilt traffic (Although Traffic is increasingly getting worse). The Hume weir is a great recreational facility and the region is largely very family oriented. The VIC high country is a stones-throw away for day trips and camping - if you are into the outdoors you will love Wodonga. There are some absolutely derelict places and a few rough people about (some crime) - but overall Wodonga is a great place.

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
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"One of the best places I've lived"

Great for

  • Sunny weather
  • Recreation mecca - Hume Weir, Victorian Alps, Murray RIver
  • Rural lifestyle with regional city facilities
  • All basic shopping needs
  • Great Parks

Not great for

  • Very clicky if not originally from here

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
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"Very much City meets Country"

Very beautiful park areas and clean and reasonably friendly a lot of young families around.

Great for

  • Great Parks
  • All basic shopping needs
  • Low traffic

Not great for

  • Very clicky if not originally from here
  • Distance from Capital Cities
  • Unemployment

Who lives here?

  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
2
ali-oakleya

Could you please explain the clicky comment. Do you mean like a small country town mentality or its' not what you know but who?

hellothere123
hellothere123

Hello, everyone spells it wrong on here. The word is cliquey. It means when groups of people are not welcoming to outsiders and stick to their group. In country towns, its usually long term locals refusing to open up to newcomers. In cities (where people are generally used to newcomwers) its usually groups of people not welcoming people different to them, such as people of lower incomes, people who are not cool enough or people of different ethnicities. Long term locals in suburbs are not usually cliquey its more people who associate their suburb with something (wealth, soccer mum, hipster etc). But yeah in country towns its always locals who are like I was here first.

chrisj26

Christopher allard here and no your wrong I think Ur the weird one in this town no one else bit u

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"A great place for families"

We have lived in various capital cities in Australia and we absolutely love Wodonga. This is a great place for families. There are great parks, bike tracks and sporting facilities. The Rutherglen and King Valley wine regions are close by. If you are a keen skiier or snowboarder then this is the place for you Falls creek 1.5hrs and Hotham 2hrs. In the summer you can swim down the Murray river or Kayak. There is a lot to do especially if you like the outdoors. Housing is still affordable compared to most capital cities. If you are a skilled worker there are jobs in wodonga just check the local newspaer "The border Mail" or Seek.com

Great for

  • Food & wine region
  • Recreation mecca - Hume Weir, Victorian Alps, Murray RIver
  • Rural lifestyle with regional city facilities

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
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Rentals in Wodonga

"What a lifestyle"

Wodonga is a central and progressive city adjoining Albury on the boarder of Victoria and New South Wales. Linked to Melbourne and Sydney by the Hume Freeway, Qantas, Virgin and Rex fly from nearby Albury Airport. Offers great recreation and lifestyle with the Murray River, Hume Weir, and Alpine Areas. Great food and wine regions within 1 hour - Rutherglen, Brown Bros, King Valley, Cool climate wines - Regional restaurants. Regional produce is outstanding. Recurring markets and festivals. Berries in Summer, Nuts in Autumn, Apples and local veges in Winter and organic meats in Spring. Very distinct seasons in this region.

Great for

  • Rural lifestyle with regional city facilities
  • Recreation mecca - Hume Weir, Victorian Alps, Murray RIver
  • Food & wine region

Not great for

  • Distance from Capital Cities
  • Unemployment
  • Lack ofcohersion between Albury and Wodonga

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
1
staffordsRus

I agree. Thats why i like Baranduda so much. We get the best of both worlds out here, but with more space and less traffic.

Shine Sun
Shine Sun

I have lived in wodanga 4 years now, the sunny weather in winter the quiet county lifestyle combined city life in Albury just stone away are impressed. There are hills and big rivers and lakes. All my neighbors have kids, the happiness in the air
Affordable housing with parks everywhere, I just love it.

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