7.4 out of 10

Balwyn North

Ranked 303rd best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.7886234432552 145.084386121895
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  • Clean & Green
  • Safe & Sound
  • Schools
  • Internet Access
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Apr 20, 2018

"Friendly safe neighbourhood"

Balwyn North is a great suburb with access to parks such as Macleay Park, sport clubs, good access to schools such as Balwyn High, decent access to public transport with buses to Doncaster, Box Hil and city as well as a tram to the city, decent access to shops such as Balwyn north village, Belmore Road village, Balwyn Shopping precinct and other shopping centres. The only real downsides are no train station and prices are pretty high.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Mar 25, 2018

"Balwyn North is the Goldilocks suburb"

We have lived in Balwyn North for four years and believe it is a very comfortable and convenient place to live. It is particularly suitable for families with easy access to a good range of public and private schools. My family enjoy the open space, bicycle trails and easy access to public transport. Nothing is too far away with easy access to Burke road and glenferrie road strip shopping or a quick drive/Uber to the city for dinner. The key feature that makes Balwyn North attractive to us is that whilst we are close to a lot of shops and restaurants, it hasn’t been overdeveloped unlike Hawthorn and parts of Kew which are becoming saturated with high rise apartment developments.
I disagree with a number of posts about being snobby and friendly. In fact, I have experienced the opposite! I know a lot of people in the neighbourhood who often introduce themselves and stop to chat while I am in the front garden or walking the dog. I do agree however that prices for the suburb are very high however not unusual for any inner eastern suburb.
After living in a number of suburbs over my life including Blackburn, Burwood, Templestowe and now North Balwyn, I would say that this is my favourite. Whilst I enjoyed every suburb I have lived in, it is the convenience to amenities that is the winning factor for my family. I suppose everyone has different expectations. Sometimes, it is what you make of it. We focus on the positives and thre are plenty of them in Balwyn North
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2/5 rating details
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
Mar 25, 2018

"Pretty but stuck up only positives are higher prices?"

We lived here for a year and didn’t really enjoy it. There are nice parks and the schools are apparently good. It’s really boring and Neighbour’s are extremely stuck up and unfriendly. For the price you pay it’s soooo not worth it unless you are willing to sacrifice your nice life for your kids education, meaning that they will be with utter stuck up snobs of kids...
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Dec 15, 2017

"Agnes ave Balwyn north........"

Most expensive and prestigous st in balwyn north
100m to all a shops
tree lined
Highest prices homes in area ...
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Best Place east of Melbourne!"

Another Preference for me to live in Melbourne! This suburb has plenty to see & do! there is lots of Schools, Parks & Reserves as well as the Westfield Doncaster Shopping Mall! This is the ideal Location.
Pros
  • Good parks and bike tracks.
  • Good public transport
  • Good schools.
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2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Over priced for a mediocre suburb"

Houses cost way too much.Neighbours are not friendly and keep to themselves.Too many old people. No nightlife or enjoyment
Pros
  • Good parks and bike tracks.
Cons
  • Neighbours unfriendly
  • Too many old people
  • No nightlife or enjoyment
  • Houses way over priced.
  • Rents to high
  • Could have better shopping facilities.
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  • Families with kids
Anna Wave
Anna Wave You obviously don't fit into the area but wish you could
Nov 30, 2016
eddieb2
eddieb2 Fully agree with you. Only stuck up people would like it there. Good you are not one of them!
Mar 25, 2018
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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 5/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Close to the city- a village atmosphere"

With Balwyn High School close by, this place offers one of the best schools melbourne has to offer. Great place to live, friendly people, great greenery and peace and quiet.
Pros
  • Good parks and bike tracks.
  • Good public transport
  • Good schools.
Cons
  • Houses way over priced.
  • Rents to high
Recommended for
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  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
sin sin
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"What was once a good area"

I have live in North Balwyn for about 20 Years. I liked living here because it was a nice quiet suburb with friendly neighbors. In recent years this has changed. The suburb has been popular with foreign investors, mainly from Asia. In the process this have driven up the prices in the area and made it difficult for the average Aussie family to buy and live here. As for the foreign investors who do live here, I find that they are not friendly and keep to themselves.
Pros
  • Good schools.
  • Good parks and bike tracks.
  • Good public transport
Cons
  • Houses way over priced.
  • Rents to high
  • Could have better shopping facilities.
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  • Tourists
Anna Wave
Anna Wave Just because too many Asian doesn't mean bad. Sounds racist
Nov 30, 2016
Anna Wave
Anna Wave Asians
Nov 30, 2016
eddieb2
eddieb2 Very true
Mar 25, 2018
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Zhu Zhu
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 4/5
  • 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+

"Balwyn North - an oasis in the growing city, and flood free zone!"

A great place to live in the eastern side of Melbourne
Very good access to schools including Balwyn High, Fintona, MLC
Excellent longterm growth in value
Nice shopping streets along Doncaster Rd; also few mins drive to Kew junction and Westfield
Most houses sit on highland, with plenty having city views
AND.........most of all, in the wake of recent rainstorm...........no flooding!!!!!!!
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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 4/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Excellent suburb for living and future resale"

Quiet and friendly neighbourhood
Balwyn High zone excellent access to schools and outstanding value for capital growth and future resale
Ongoing upgrading of neighbourhood houses with many redevelopments / major renovations
Easy access to shopping streets along Doncaster Rd, Kew junction, Harp junction and Westfield shopping centre
Good access to city via High St / Studley Park Rd during peak hours, and via freeway afterhours
Surrounding parklands, walking and bike tracks
Adjacent to other suburbs with excellent longterm growth (Kew, Balwyn, Canterbury, Mont Albert, Ivanhoe East), while being relatively affordable
Walking distance to public transports along Belmore Rd / Doncaster Rd
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5/5
2yrs+

"Smiley"

The prices of properties in Balwyn North are very high. It always have solid growth every year. My property price has increased by 60% since I brought it two years ago. The more realistic price for an apartment there is at least $550,000 and 1.2 million for a house with 3 bedrooms.
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4/5
2yrs+

"Solid reputation and high property prices"

Situated 11km east of Melbourne's CBD, Balwyn North is a lovely area with a solid reputation and high property prices. Popular among families, Balwyn North's homes generally fetch around $483,000 for apartments and $832,000 for houses. The area is home to several primary schools, a golf course, a main shopping strip and a number of bicycle tracks along the Yarra River. Buses service the town and link it with neighbouring suburbs such as Ivanhoe East, Bulleen, Doncaster, Balwyn, Kew and Mont Albert North. Balwyn North is home to some 20,000 residents.
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jarman
jarman The price range $483,000 and $832,000 are not realistic. A house usually exceeds $1,000,000 in this area.
2yrs+
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Unranked Streets in Balwyn North

"A quiet, Pin Oak lined street with little traffic and bounty of parks and gardens to enjoy"
-37.8032836408 145.0887498212
"Great street!"
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Maud Street

4.5/5
-37.7962109799 145.0799388772
-37.797023 145.085789
"Tree lined oasis"
-37.7929324891 145.0678084612
"A quiet oasis within 15 mins of the city"
-37.7857266395 145.0696389519
"Jarman"
-37.781678 145.085123

Tuxen Street

4.5/5
-37.7999231877 145.0839277077
"Delightful, quiet street with beautiful views of parkland"
-37.7871302434 145.0690515557
"Safe friendly quiet. An established area with few rentals but longstanding residents"
-37.7869048472 145.0719475559