8.5 out of 10

Black Rock

Ranked 167th best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.9720077431309 145.016635017874
Great for
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Clean & Green
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Safe & Sound
  • Internet Access
Not great for
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Beach Lovers

Reviews

4/5 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 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Family friendly suburb - healthy active lifestyle by the beach"

The area sites amongst excellent schools,restaurants with plenty of cafes on your door step. Cycling and outdoor activities are the go with numerous triathlon, cycling and running events occurring year round.
Pros
  • Clean
  • Quiet
  • Beautiful beaches
Cons
  • Public transport
  • Cost of properties
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Beach 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 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • 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+

"Friendly neighbourly community spirit"

I've lived in Black Rock for over 15 years. In that time I've established great friendships and I feel a real part of a community. Its a place where people know you without snooping into your business. Terrific for kids, great parks, sporting facilities and lets not forget the beach, If you're into fitness and a good healthy lifestyle this is the place to be.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"The place to be!"

Fabulous place to bring up a family, great beaches, parks, cafes and walking/running tracks and still close enough to city for working.
Recommended for
  • 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 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A real community"

Where everyone seems to know everyone. Walk down the street and people wave and say hello. You always bump into someone you know. Great to smell the bay and hear the water dancing on the beach. Lots of kids and families - really good community spirit and getting better all the time. Great local shops which are also always striving to do better - we even have our own micro-brewery now. Great cafe society with the bike riders stopping in for a quick coffee and a chat.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Beach Life style"

Nice place with great access to the beach. Nice and close to the city without being overly crowded.
Recommended for
  • Professionals