8.7 out of 10

Wyndham Vale

Ranked 130th best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.8849877818136 144.61177696028
Great for
  • Parking
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Childcare
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Pest Free
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • 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 5/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • 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
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
Jan 09, 2017

"Best suburb ever, we love it!!!"

The best thing about manor lakes is how everything seems so organised especially the walking trails, developers have worked so hard to plan it really well. The only thing that I recommend is building a bigger playground in manor lakes area, I'm aware the lollipop hill has an amazing and well equipped one now, but we still need a good one for manor lakes. The only thing I don't like about the playground in lollipop hill is that the equipments are not to safe for toddlers to use and they happen to trip and hurt themselves as well because of the material laid on the ground.

Manor lakes is a beautiful place for country lovers, there are amazing nature and sometimes we spot kangaroos in the fields. I know down the track those fields will be built with new houses but we're definitely enjoying the views now. People are very friendly here, and it's a peaceful environment. I just wish people can talk more to each other, but I think people are busy with their own lives.

It's also a very clean area and I can see the council sends out plenty of cleaning jobs in the area, like mowing the nature strips and planting.

It's just a lovely place to live in and very engaging for kids as there's a wide space for them to run about and stay entertained.

Thanks to the developers Dennis Family who have put so much thought into developing the area as it is.
Pros
  • Quiet Living
  • Affordable living
  • Schools, Restaurants, Shopping Centres Nearby.
  • Close to Werribee Plaza
  • Not Far From The City
Cons
  • Medical centre doctors are dodgy and rude, not even child friendly
  • Hoons
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 1/5
Oct 17, 2016

"Council need to be more responsible"

Moved recently and council is not able to provide the kindergarten. Great place to live...?
Most of the drivers talegate you on the road. No enforcement.....
Pros
  • Quiet Living
Cons
  • Inefficient public transport (buses mainly)
  • Alot Of Traffic At Times
  • Hoons
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
Jul 07, 2016

"Bright future"

Wyndham Vale is a great place to move if you plan on raising a family or want to start a home based business. It has a bright future and will only continue to grow.
Pros
  • Not Far From The City
  • Quiet Living
  • Schools, Restaurants, Shopping Centres Nearby.
  • Affordable living
  • Close to Werribee Plaza
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • 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
Jul 07, 2016

"Manor Lakes"

Beautiful, quiet place to raise a family or retire. Lovely caring community with a strong focus on keeping each other safe. Well maintained homes, streets, parks and schools!
Pros
  • Quiet Living
  • Affordable living
  • Schools, Restaurants, Shopping Centres Nearby.
  • Close to Werribee Plaza
  • Not Far From The City
Cons
  • Hoons
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
AbdulA
AbdulA Hello CorrineL, when you compare Manor Lakes with the rest of Wyndham Vale, how do you rate it considering that it is classified as a separate suburb and it was not until last year. I was also wondering how is the rental demand in Manor Lakes - if you are aware.
Aug 03, 2016
CorrineL
CorrineL Manor lakes is a more recent development compared to the rest of wyndham vale, therefore they are many benefits to buying/renting there, such as the new train station, newer shopping amenities, schools, childcares etc. There is a high rental demand in the area, i own an investment property there and i had no less than 50 people through the doors for the open for inspection with almost as many applications. The suburb name change was initiated and applied for by the residents of Manor Lakes. They wanted to give Manor lakes it own identity as the area was forecast for a lot of future growth and already has a large number of people who call it home.
Aug 04, 2016
AbdulA
AbdulA Thanks CorrineL. Appreciate your honest comments. What would you say for a 315 sqm property 3BR house sale price would be in Manor Lakes about 15 mins walk to the train station. I have a reasonably OK offer there and would just like to know an indication of price with someone who actually lives in Manor Lakes. The land area size is little less than I would like it to be but since it is an investment property I'm considering it.
Aug 04, 2016
CorrineL
CorrineL No problem, I would say in the ball park of $350k give or take $10-20k depending on the condition of the house, landscaping and position.
Aug 04, 2016
AbdulA
AbdulA Let me just put it out there 5 Dawson Crescent - what do u say?
Aug 04, 2016
Krutik Shah
Krutik Shah Hey CorrineL, we just bought land in lollipop hills, stage 137. We are planning to built by early next year. But I have my concerns about the growth (re sale value) , in next 2 to 3 years as compared to Tarneit. Do you believe Manor lakes will provide good returns in coming few years?
Aug 04, 2016
CorrineL
CorrineL It seems to be a good asking price for the current market Abdul, are you currently residing in melbourne to go have a look? it's very close to the shops and looks like it is in good condition as well.
Aug 04, 2016
CorrineL
CorrineL Krutik have you been to lollipop hill recently? it will be a very nice development when its finished, good design guidelines will ensure everyone in the suburb have decent homes. It's prices have already risen substantially since the first stages of land were released over the last few years. If the market keeps going the way it is i see no problems in captial growth over the next few years!1
Aug 04, 2016
AbdulA
AbdulA Thanks Corrine. I am overseas at the moment but got a family member to check it out for me. There is another one 5 Gembrook St. Bigger land area..not sure which one to go for.
Aug 04, 2016
CorrineL
CorrineL I am not aware of prices in tarniet as i haven't monitored the growth over the years so i cant comment on the comparison between the two. Sorry!
Aug 04, 2016
CorrineL
CorrineL Bigger land always works in your favour in the long run, this one is very close to the lakes and the newer part of manor lakes, you wont have trouble rentjng either out
Aug 04, 2016
AbdulA
AbdulA Awesome great thanks for all ur comments
Aug 04, 2016
Krutik Shah
Krutik Shah Thanks CorrineL,

Are you aware about Manor Lakes school, is it any good ?
Aug 05, 2016
kw2
kw2 Hi Krutik, we have been house-hunting for the last 4 months, we just found one yesterday in Wyndhamvale, we were looking all over the Wyndham area and found house prices in Manor Lakes to be cheaper than Tarneit. Hope this helps a bit, Karina.
Sep 10, 2016
AlanC2
AlanC2 What about Jubilee development close by? Land sales for more than a year but not much building yet?
Nov 10, 2016
Irfan Bhojani
Irfan Bhojani Hi CornieL, i am looking to invest in Savana in Wyndham , 336m2 land around @175K, please advise if you recommend. I dont live in melbourne and its purely for investment.Thanks
Jan 03, 2017
CorrineL
CorrineL Jubilee is going to be worth investing in. Land did take a while to title as most new developments do, considering all the red tape by council. But it has commenced and people have moved in too.

Irfan anything in the newer wyndham vale estates you can expect to pay around the 150 to 190k mark for land that size. So 175k seems reasonable.
Jan 07, 2017
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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 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • 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
Jan 12, 2016

"Nice place to live."

Nice place to live with family and all amenities near by.
Pros
  • NBN available
  • Lake & Parks near by
  • Quiet Living
  • Affordable living
  • Schools, Restaurants, Shopping Centres Nearby.
  • Close to Werribee Plaza
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
AbdulA
AbdulA Hello ManojNayak, when you compare Manor Lakes with the rest of Wyndham Vale, how do you rate it considering that it is classified as a separate suburb and it was not until last year. I was also wondering how is the rental demand in Manor Lakes - if you are aware.
Aug 03, 2016
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
Nov 05, 2015

"Great community"

I just moved in last week and found lot of people are friendly and feels like living back in my home country.
Pros
  • Quiet Living
  • Affordable living
  • Close to Werribee Plaza
Cons
  • Alot Of Traffic At Times
  • Hoons
Recommended for
  • Professionals
KathereshJ
KathereshJ Happy to hear that your move has been good. To which estate have you moved ?
Dec 07, 2015
ashimaa
ashimaa Hi gurunathP. I've just bought a block in lollipop hill. Bt I'm bit scared of the term mentioned hoons in that area. Is it very common there ?
Oct 09, 2016
SidhuSunera
SidhuSunera Hi ashimaaa. In which release have you bought in lollipop hill. I have recently booked a lot in release 143. Meanwhile I do not think goons should be an issue or concern...
Oct 18, 2016
ashimaa
ashimaa Hi sunera. Mine is in release 143 as well. I've been exploring the area for a while now. Its good location. Everything is perfect there but I've read some comments saying hoons are an issue in this area but I think all the areas have these issues.
Oct 20, 2016
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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 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Love Wyndham Vale"

I just purchased a house in the older part of Wyndham Vale and moved in about 3 weeks ago. I absolutely love Wyndham Vale, friendly people, great shopping and dining options! Paying less in mortgage repayments than I was in rent in the Inner East. I recommend all my friends move to the area!
Pros
  • Quiet Living
  • Affordable living
  • Not Far From The City
  • Close to Werribee Plaza
Cons
  • Inefficient public transport (buses mainly)
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Wyndham Vale - The ONLY area in Melbourne that ticks all our boxes!!"

We live in NSW currently and are looking around to find an affordable area to raise our children in.

It staggers me that Wyndham Vale is so reasonably priced in comparison to other areas a similar distance out from the CBD, especially given it's current expansion and upgrading. The new rail line is a massive plus for the area and upon spending some time there recently, we found the area open, peaceful, and developing at an impressive pace. The overall attitude we found in the residents there was relaxed, friendly and content.

We really felt at ease in Wyndham Vale and was very impressed with Manor Lakes. REALLY impressed.

The internet access we found was NO ISSUE . We took our Vodafone pocket Wifi down and got a very good signal and speed at all the houses we visited. The Virgin Mobile (Optus carrier) reception isn't too bad either but both networks have plans to improve coverage and capacity in the next 6 months (>Sept 2014).

You can get a good 3-4br house for under $350k, something we found impossible in other areas. In all, we have only visited the area once (for three days), but it was enough to reassure us that this was the right move. It just feels right. I will update this review when we move in there.

##UPDATE## -OK - We did move into Manor Lakes and haven't looked back. Lovely area, great schools and shops, a community that looks after its own and is actively involved with its own development, governance and maintenance. Great bike tracks and good dog walking areas. The station is ahead of schedule and is now due to open by March 2015. It is a perfect place to raise a family with local activities either in ML or in Werribee ranging from swimming and gymnastics to indoor play areas and martial arts. Our kids love their new schools and I have to single out Cody's Cafe at Manor Lakes Shopping Centre for excellent coffee, service and OH the CAKES! Public transport is an issue at the moment but as I outlined earlier, soon set to offer a 25min train journey into Southern Cross. All in all, so happy I moved here. I recommend you do the same.
Pros
  • About to blossom.
  • Decent Internet and going to get better
  • Quiet Living
  • Schools, Restaurants, Shopping Centres Nearby.
  • Affordable living
  • Not Far From The City
  • Close to Werribee Plaza
Cons
  • Lots of construction currently (July 2014)
  • Mobile reception variable but due to improve greatly before 2015
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
MadeTheMove
MadeTheMove OK - We did move into Manor Lakes and haven't looked back. Lovely area, great schools and shops, a community that looks after its own and is actively involved with its own development, governance and maintenance. Great bike tracks and good dog walking areas. The station is ahead of schedule and is now due to open by March 2015. It is a perfect place to raise a family with local activities either in ML or in Werribee ranging from swimming and gymnastics to indoor play areas and martial arts. Our kids love their new schools and I have to single out Cody's Cafe at Manor Lakes Shopping Centre for excellent coffee, service and OH the CAKES! Public transport is an issue at the moment but as I outlined earlier, soon set to offer a 25min train journey into Southern Cross. All in all, so happy I moved here. I recommend you do the same.
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
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • 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+

"Wyndham vale - Great Place to Live!!!!"

AWESOME PLACE TO LIVE !!! Moving from Inner city suburb to Wyndham vale Bluestone was a very pleasent Surprise. The Street I live in very Quite and clean and almost everyone on that street respect that. I have been lucky to have NBN Installed at my place as well. There is no traffic congestion in wyndham Vale. But you may find bit of it toward werribee crossing. Medical Cntre is open till 11 pm , which is great .
Everyday shopping is justt around the corner and they are also building 2 station is wyndham vale ( one in manor lakes and one in close to Ballan road) . Major Shopping centre is just 5 away with heaps of parking. We love this place because of the fact that childcare centre is just around the corner for our baby. Overrall the great Place to live , No wonder they are now building a new estate Harpley down there for 4,000 houses :) , Keep in Mind there is a Massive diff between OLD WYndham vale and New Wyndham Vale
Pros
  • NBN
  • Supermarkets
  • Childcare Centre
  • Quiet Living
  • Schools, Restaurants, Shopping Centres Nearby.
  • Affordable living
  • Not Far From The City
  • Close to Werribee Plaza
Cons
  • old wyndham Vale is Still OLD
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • 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 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Manor Lakes - Quite different from the rest of Wyndham Vale"

I've rented in Manor Lakes for the past 3 years and am currently building a house in the Botanica stage, and I must say that this place is great! I am fortunate to build a house on NBN-ready land so that's a plus. The neighbourhood is also very suburban - young families and a quiet and pleasant atmosphere. Price-wise the area is quite cheap, land sells from $130,000 and you can easily rent 3-bd houses from $280 weekly.

The bad things are that 1. it feels far away from other things - while this is great for people who want peace and quiet, it can feel too quiet, and 2. lack of public transport. There are a couple buses which go between here and Werribee station, and the regional train station is being built, but it's not sufficient (train station expected to be operational in 2016!!).

Food-wise it can hold up on its own; pizza shop, McDonalds, Fish'n'chip shop, charcoal chicken, and Cody's Cafe which sells the world's hottest burger. There is however no nightlife, though this is a larger Wyndham problem. The Coles is very useful but it would be great to see KMart / Target in the future retail expansion.

Future-wise things look good for this suburb; it's just a question of when the train station and new shops will be around.
Pros
  • Quiet Living
  • Affordable living
Cons
  • Inefficient public transport (buses mainly)
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • 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 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • 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+

"5 Years Strong & Still Loving Wyndham Vale"

As a veteran (of 5 years!!) I can personally account for Wyndham Vale being a great place to live. I've been in the Manor Lakes estate since the early days, and while it's changed and grown a stack since I first moved here I haven't regretted the decision once. My hubby and I first arrived as a pair and have since expanded to 4 with the arrival of our twin boys 2 years ago. The two of us enjoyed the estate being so close to shopping options, some yummy local restaurants and pretty much everything else you need, and as a family we've discovered the joy of living near a park and child care centre.
Growing up my family and I moved around from estate to estate in different parts of Victoria - both good and bad - but I can honestly say this is up there as my favourite. I'm looking forward to watching my kids grow up here and couldn't imagine calling anywhere else but Wyndham Vale home.
Pros
  • Very kid-friendly
  • Quiet Living
  • Schools, Restaurants, Shopping Centres Nearby.
  • Not Far From The City
  • Close to Werribee Plaza
Cons
  • Inefficient public transport (buses mainly)
  • Alot Of Traffic At Times
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
pugslyadams
pugslyadams you obviously do not live near fawkner rd Wyndham Vale where dogs bark non stop all night, local ferals sit in their cars in driveways blaring out their subwoofers at all hours, and clearly you don't have moron neighbours with yapping terrier dogs like we have in Wyndham vale. I moved down from sydney and have lived here for a year, I rate it as one of the worst suburbs I have ever lived in. It is a high traffic area, not quiet, and yes there are some ferals to. I am moving from this area asap..........
2yrs+
newinthetown
newinthetown No Idea what You are talking about , I saw your previous comments and seems like its been removed by Steet Advisor as it was not making sense. Well seems like you are the only one who is having all the issue at the wyndham Vale...Advise for you, Move to Toorak ( on ST george Street ) ..it;s the best location , Also you been here ony for 1 year, You can't possibly know about the every Melbourne Subrub in One year, if You geta chance Try footscray , or may be Sunshine ...I am sure you would love to come back to Wyndham Vale!!!!!
2yrs+
SueG2
SueG2 I agree, total hole. I get scared going there, way too many ferals. All the houses are old orange brick or brown brick homes with no soul. They scare the hell out of me. Cheap housing = cheap people.
Nov 01, 2015
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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 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Manor Lakes Estate - Wouldn't want to live anywhere else!"

I moved into the Manor Lakes estate in Wyndham Vale just under 4 months ago with my family and we are absolutely loving it! My youngest is at Future Kids where she's made heaps of friends, and my older son can't wait to change over to ML College when he starts grade 4 next year. I was a little worried about moving to an estate that it'd be a bit isolated, but honestly have found that everything I need is in really short driving distance.
The only con would have to be there's no dedicated train station at the moment, although they're in the process of building it. Plus there's a bus service that I've been told is pretty regular (as regular as Melbourne public transport can be) but we generally drive everywhere so can't tell you first hand what that's like.
We looked around at a loooot of estates before settling on Manor Lakes, and now we couldn't be happier. Would def recommend anyone looking to live in a good Melb suburb check Wyndham Vale out.
Pros
  • Lots of walking trails and parks for the kids
  • Quiet Living
  • Schools, Restaurants, Shopping Centres Nearby.
  • Affordable living
  • Not Far From The City
  • Close to Werribee Plaza
Cons
  • Inefficient public transport (buses mainly)
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
lizajolina
lizajolina Hello, we're moving to Manor Lakes next year (bought home and land package at Lollipop Hills). How's your son at ML College, if you don't mind me asking? I read reviews online, but they're not comforting. But I still want to give the school a benefit of the doubt and social media sometimes merely shows the views of disgruntled people. What do you think please, if you don't mind? Thanks in advance!
Apr 09, 2016
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A growing hidden gem - Bluestone Estate"

I bought off the plan back in 2009 and I have to say I am impressed with the growth of Wyndham Vale today. Bluestone Estate in paticular is close to shops, childcare and parks. Perfect Estate for a young couple starting a family or even an older couple setteling down. I live on Orana street and it is a quiet, friendly and welcoming street. Our neighbours are delightful and the council has been very helpful with our queries. The prices in Wyndham Vale are quite cheap due to the poor market conditions, but I can tell you this will turn around in 2 years time. With the infrastructure growth commencing this year, Wyndham Vale will bring you ROI. Bluestone Estate is the place to buy!
Pros
  • Quiet Living
  • Schools, Restaurants, Shopping Centres Nearby.
  • Affordable living
Cons
  • Inefficient public transport (buses mainly)
Recommended for
  • Professionals
ROO-GAL
ROO-GAL We have moved to another part of Wyndham Vale, near the new Rugby oval. Unfortunately a lot of homes have been rented out, hence ferals! People parking their cars on the nature strips, rubbish tossed out onto the roads.Yes very dusty due to the ongoing pipe replacements and the rail link. Just hoping this will all be done and dusted with asap.
2yrs+
melb_news
melb_news The Street I live in very Quite and clean and almost everyone on that street respect that. I got NBN Installed at my place as well. There is no traffic congestion in wyndham Vale. But you may find bit of it toward werribee crossing. Medical Cntre is open till 11 pm , which is great . Everyday shopping is just around the corner and they are also building 2 station is wyndham vale ( one in manor lakes and one in close to Ballan road) . Major Shopping centre is just 5 away with heaps of parking. We love this place because of the fact that childcare centre is just around the corner and few school are already under construction. Keep In Mind there is Massive D/f between old and new Wyndham vale. Overall New Wyndham vale is a Great place!!!!!
2yrs+
ROO-GAL
ROO-GAL I agree with your comments wyndhamvale, it's a new rapidly growing area, needs time for the new developments to be completed. We are moving to Haines drive, not far from where we are now only because the builders who built our home stuffed up and not what we thought.It is dusty, but that will all settle in time. I like Wyndham Vale.
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 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"BlueStone Green"

great place to live although lately I see some low Socio economic community moving into this area and over 10 -15 residents in each of these few houses. What I feel these houses have been given out for rent in desperation.
Pros
  • NBN active
  • Quiet Living
  • Schools, Restaurants, Shopping Centres Nearby.
  • Affordable living
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
newinthetown
newinthetown Hi fdg, what stage you are talking about ??? is it the part next to old Wyndham Vale area ...or towards the new stages ...Few houses in my street been rented out as well..But people living there seems to be very quite ...
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Bluestone Green - Wyndham Vale"

ok here is my review
Pros
- Plenty of parks
- Residents and neighbour seems Quite and friendly
- NBN ( internet ) active but only to the latest stages.
- Railway Link is under construction ( can see the works been done across the road ) .
- I had taken me 40-50 mins to get to City Via free way during Morning peak hours .( unless there is some traffic hazard on the freeway )
- Bus stop is right in front of the house , though Buses are 40 mins apart 9 which is fair as there are not many people to catch at a specific time)
- Supermarket , $2 shop , and other basic amenities are pretty close by.
- haven;t had much chance to walk alone at night ( but i guess it's not bad )
- No traffic congestion at all
- School and Cricket Oval near completion ( Every Kid at Bluestone will have a walking distance to the school )
- Very peaceful and quite

Cons
- Still Developing ( taking forever)
- Not every House owner worried about landscaping ( make it looks ugly )
- Closest Shopping centre/cinema is werribee
- Only traffic Congestion you will find is near Werribee Railway crossing
- Seen Some teens Making Do-noughts ( Only on the under developed roads for the new stages )

Now there is another Estate getting developed, just below Back forest road , called Harpley, i guess, The Area will get more school , Community hub and full fledged shopping centre, though this may also lead to congestion on Ballan road roundabout.

OVERALL AN EXCELLENT PLACE FOR FAMILIES , COUPLES AND PROFESSIONALS
Pros
  • Not Far From The City
  • Quiet Living
  • Schools, Restaurants, Shopping Centres Nearby.
  • Affordable living
  • Close to Werribee Plaza
Cons
  • Inefficient public transport (buses mainly)
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
ROO-GAL
ROO-GAL We would be one of those residents who do not have landscaping BECAUSE we have had storm-water drainage problems down the side, our house has heaved because of the reactive soil in the area. We do keep the grass/weeds down though. we can't do anything now until we install an Agi drain, the holes in the storm-water pipes have just been repaired.
Although I do agree, some parts are just awful and starting to look like Housing Commission homes, weeds a mile high, rubbish left on properties or dumped any where. Cars parked across the footpaths or in front yards.

Wish we had never bought land here, been nothing but problems!!! We had to take our builder, Glenvill Homes to Consumer Affairs who contacted the BACV as the builders were not going to do anything, This is a company who build $1,000.000 + homes and donate a home for the RMH raffle. They are now doing something about all the cracks etc in our home.

All in all, this a is windy dusty area. The Sunland Group and Oliver Hume should be responsible for the earlier stages of homes heaving and leaving owners with huge structural problems... this is no enjoyable retirement for us.
2yrs+
newinthetown
newinthetown Sorry to hear about your Situation , but I guess Glenville Homes should be responsible for this as they are the one who did the Soil Test and provide the Structural Warranty. I hope things will turn out better in coming days and Bluestone should be made aware of the Issue like weeds , parking on the footpath, and rubbish problem.
2yrs+
ROO-GAL
ROO-GAL Thank you newinthetow. I shall contact the council. We have had 3 structural tests, one part of the house, thy don't know how to tackle the problem of the heave, I think it's going to be a problem.

It's a crying shame that a new area is in such a state.
2yrs+
melb_news
melb_news Living in Bluestone , I never ever felt/smelt anything , may be you are too close to it, The Street I live in very Quite and clean and almost everyone on that street respect that. I got NBN Installed at my place as well. There is no traffic congestion in wyndham Vale. But you may find bit of it toward werribee crossing. Medical Cntre is open till 11 pm , which is great . Everyday shopping is just around the corner and they are also building 2 station is wyndham vale ( one in manor lakes and one in close to Ballan road) . Major Shopping centre is just 5 away with heaps of parking. We love this place because of the fact that childcare centre is just around the corner and few school are already under construction. Keep In Mind there is Massive D/f between old and new Wyndham vale. Overall New Wyndham vale is a Great place!!!!!
2yrs+
pugslyadams
pugslyadams I agree with roo-gal, parts of the area resemble housing commission, some of the ferals I see in the area remind me of the tv show houso's. You see alot of illegal parking, mums yelling at their kids in the supermarket in that feralsih style they use, then the mother usually lights up a cigarette in the car with the kid. Some parts of the area seem Ok, but some are quite nastyish with that feralish tinge to them, you do get some houses full of young hoons intent on load music and screeching tyres, also there is no police presence whatsoever, and some housing commission tenants unfortunately. Really some of them should have been de-sexed at puberty to avoid polluting the population. P.s in the kinglake drive fawkner rd area loud barking dogs persist. these are my experiences gathered over a year living here and I am going asap.
2yrs+
ROO-GAL
ROO-GAL pugslyadams, We have been in this home now for about 2 months. First Rugby game on Saturday 29th June and rubbish all over the place. The Council have kindly provided 1 maybe 2 rubbish bins. It was a busy day, lots of people and no provision for garbage disposal, hence rubbish has found it's way to not only our house but other homes as well, birds attacked the rubbish bin and eww what a mess! Wyndham Council don't think ahead or practically. Wyndham Council need to clean up and advise homeowners if their homes are looking a disgrace on the outside.

Love our new home here though, we sold our other home in Vaughan Chase, the house problems were getting us down and the rental homes, people moving every other weekend.
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 3/5
  • 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 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 to live"

We have been in the manor lakes area for last two years, its lovely to be in this area, even this is getting latest cable connection, we are on ADSL2 connection, really peacful place for families.
Pros
  • Green area
  • parks
  • Not Far From The City
  • Quiet Living
  • Schools, Restaurants, Shopping Centres Nearby.
  • Affordable living
  • Close to Werribee Plaza
Cons
  • Inefficient public transport (buses mainly)
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
2/5 rating details
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
2yrs+

"The quiet side of Werribee"

Cheap affordable rental houses, housing and land.

Not as much crime as Werribee, Hoppers Crossing or Tarneit.

Werribee is the closest town centre, but there are local shops and supermarkets.

Enjoy the new restaurants on Ballan Rd.

2 Medical centres. Very friendly Pharmacists at the Wyndham Vale (Ballan Rd) Pharmacy.

Proposed railway coming near Manor Lakes.

55mins all stations including city loop to Melbourne. Express (Laverton to Newport) and no city loop is closer to 35mins.

Several brand new Childcare centres.

The main traffic is on Ballan Road but there is virtually no traffic in Wyndham Vale itself.

Avoid the older side of Wyndham Vale south of Greens road.

The transport system and roads are not prepared for the amount of traffic there will be in the future.

Buses are 40mins apart and trains at Werribee station 20mins apart.

You can't get ADSL 2 in the new area..

Mobile phone reception is terrible - just doesn't work most of the time even with 3G.

Mice are common in the new homes because of the fields surrounding the area.


I've never been broken into while living in Wyndham Vale but I know people who have. As many people have stated the affordable housing attracts people on the lower end of the socio-economic scale. This suburb is great for a mediocre life, either working in town or in the city. The house I currently live in is $240 a week brand new 4 bedrooms, so you can understand the desire to live here despite the reputation. Unless you are looking for a fast paced life-style with plenty of night life you'll find everything you need here (Or in the surrounding suburbs).
Pros
  • Affordable living
  • Close to Werribee Plaza
  • Close to Melbourne and Geelong
Cons
  • Inefficient public transport (buses mainly)
  • No ADSL 2
  • Bad mobile reception
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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 3/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Quite, Peaceful and Beautiful (Manor Lakes)"

Shifted to manor lakes after staying in Prahran for most of my life. Quite a diff in life and standards but no complains whatsoever. Much better place to live and the openness and quietness is amazing. Very happy to have made this decision.
Pros
  • Not Far From The City
  • Quiet Living
  • Schools, Restaurants, Shopping Centres Nearby.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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
2yrs+
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 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Small Town Growing By The Minute.."

MOVED IN ABOUT 12 MONTHS AGO AND HAVE NOT HAD A COMPLAINT TO MAKE. LIVING IN THE MANOR LAKES AREA IS SUCH A GOOD PLACE FOR FAST LIVING IF THAT MAKES SENSE, CLOSE TO SCHOOLS AND A SHOPPING CENTER NEARBY, LOVELY HOUSES AND NOT TO MENTION THE NEIGHBORLY SPIRIT, IT IS FANTASTIC RIGHT AT THE MOMENT BUT I CAN SEE THE HOUSES MOVING IN AND IN ABOUT 10 YEARS PROBABLY THE HOUSING COMMISION AS WELL BUT OTHER THAN THAT GREAT PLACE.
Pros
  • Quiet Living
  • Not Far From The City
  • Schools, Restaurants, Shopping Centres Nearby.
Cons
  • Alot Of Traffic At Times
  • Starting To Become Dirty In The Old Part.
  • Hoons
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • 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+

"Overpriced and becoming worse."

The street itself is quiet enough yet the suburb is becoming more and more occupied by renters and low socio-econimic people who don't give a damn about other people.
Mobile reception is next to non-existent, cable internet and ADSL 2+ not available, roads and recreation areas are still under construction over 4 years since they began building them (the lake and Dalrymple Bvd), a lot of hoons drive around the area and the police are too far to do anything about them, and it is becoming more populated in Wyndham Vale so it takes about 45 minutes to travel 8kms into Werribee during peak times due to the lack of planning by the poor council.
Positives - parklands nearby, schools, supermarkets and food close by.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Peaceful & The next big thing!!"

For the first 12 years of my life I grew up in the old Wyndham Vale area and we moved into Hoppers Crossing. My parents sold their home in Hoppers and built their home in Manor Lakes, Wyndham Vale. Having lived in Wyndham Vale for the majority of my life and experienced living in Hoppers Crossing I find Wyndham Vale to be a much better place to live. Hoppers Crossing wasn't the best living experience. I don't want to say much about Hoppers but I will never live there again. Wyndham Vale is about 8Kms away from all the busy in and out traffic and away from the major freeway. There are less hoons and idiots driving around. We have fantastic neighbours here in Manor Lakes and Recycled water which Hoppers, Tarneit and Point Cook won't have. There is going to be a train station in Manor Lakes Boulevard alongside a big future shopping centre. Overall I think Wyndham Vale is ideal for everyone and a great place to live.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • 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+

"peaceful, safe and a great location"

Moved in over a year now from Sydney .. What a change!! It's like all the congestion and uglyness of the big city has been lifted from my shoulder. I can actually see the stars at night! . Everything you could ever want is right here. Schools, transport, amenities etc.
Recommended for
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  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+
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  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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Feathertop Dr

4.5/5
"A great street!"
-37.8903651376 144.6198983159

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Chester Ct

4.5/5
"Fantastic Neighbours"
-37.89514 144.63025
"Comfortable living with established homes on great sized blocks"
-37.89516 144.61646

Evergreen Dr

4.5/5
"Quiet, excellent Neighborhood"
-37.8821 144.6185

Orana St

4.5/5
"Orana St - Friendly, peaceful and close to parks"
-37.892185383 144.6156089571

Eureka Dr

4.5/5
"Brilliant area and growing fast."
-37.871082 144.5997

Eltham Crs

4.5/5
"Very Quite and Nice Area to live in"
-37.866993 144.600922

Greenwich Cl

3.5/5
-37.8854542316 144.6242832973