9.0 out of 10

Bairnsdale

-37.9650515539823 147.516752724263
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Shopping Options
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Schools
  •  
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian

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 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
2yrs+

"Best city in Gippsland to live"

I have a rental property in West Bairnsdale which I lved in for a while whilst renovating it. Admittedly I was only there for a few weeks but what a pretty and clean city.
Never had a problem with anyone and everybody was friendly and helpful if I needed anything.
My honest opinion is that the housing is way undervalued compared to Traralgon or anything in the Valley but if you want to retire here or just want an affordable house - go for it !
The rental return on the house i purchased is great - $250 rent return on a $220`000 house is brilliant but capital growth is stagnant. My advice would be to buy something whilst the housing is affordable and sit on it for 10 years - it has to be better than stocks and shares....
I did my research on lots of towns/cities in regional Victoria over a twelve month period and Bairnsdale came up trumps !
Pros
  • Cleanest city in Gippsland
  • Great shopping centre
  • Very relaxed and laid back
  • Beach is only 15 min drive away
Cons
  • Capital growth is slow.
  • Traffic on the Princes Highway can get very busy
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach 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 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+
Pros
  • Beach is only 15 min drive away
  • Winter fun in the snow only 1 hr 20 min away
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
3/5
2yrs+

"A commercial hub in the country, with a strong sense of community"

Bairnsdale is located on the Princes Highway about 280 kilometres from Melbourne.

Sadly Bairnsdale is in the heart of the region that was devastated by bushfires earlier this year, and so the community is rebuilding itself and many of the buildings in the surrounding region, and the vegetation is growing again.

The sense of community here is very strong. Its population is close to 12,000, and the town is home to a number of families, and offers a number of facilities, with many schools and recreational activities.

Bairnsdale is a commercial hub, providing many services to the Gippsland region.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids