8.8 out of 10

Blackburn

Ranked 112nd best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
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Reviews

1/5
Jul 22, 2017

"An over-rated suburb, boring"

This suburb is over-rated. There are a lot of racism going on in the neighbourhood. Beware.
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Apr 19, 2017

"A hidden jewel in Melbourne's crown!"

Where can you find absolute peace and quiet in an idyll surrounding with well-maintained houses but with several transport and shopping options at your doorstep, well Blackburn is your suburb to go to if those are your choices.
We have stayed in Blackburn since our arrival into Australia in 1994 and have never moved, why? There was no need, everything we had was at our doorstep and I can say it as for the first 3 years of our arrival none in our family could drive yet we never felt the need for a car as there are bus routes dotting and servicing every large lane. The Blackburn Station still has a small town feel with small cafes in its surroundings. Good schools -both primary and secondary - are there viz Boxhill and Blackburn High plus Burwood Heights.
If you are looking for a safe, family oriented suburb with decent, well educated professionals as your next door neighbors then this is the ideal place for settling down.

On the downside there is very little nightlife or exceptional restaurants within Blackburn (though Boxhill is just 2 kms away) but when you are living in a little piece of paradise, who needs that!
Pros
  • Family life fantastic
  • Parks & Trees
  • Close to two major shopping centers
  • Close proximity to city via freeway
  • Next boom suburb in Melbourne's east
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Apr 09, 2017

"Really good"

Lived in Blackburn for about 5 years before moving out, loved the place to bits. There just isn't any fault to it, a lot of greenery, distinguished and kind neighbours, low crime rates, quiet, and clean. It has a very homely and yet professional feel to the place. The council looks after the suburb really well.
Only problem is the pricing. You NEED to have an above average income to live here (single person). Parking is a problem, especially in the train station (seriously.... it is so congested there).
Pros
  • Homely
  • Good nieghbours
  • Family life fantastic
  • Parks & Trees
  • Close to two major shopping centers
Cons
  • pests
  • House prices keep rising
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
Jan 13, 2017

"Like a paradise"

Great neighborhood, leafy, loveable lifestyle, great location to everything, a combination of older and growing family, professional amenities around . Affordable houses, great place for a city and country lifestyle, eastern freeway ... a lot to provide.
My parents from Hong Kong , they love this place so much, a very well developed muticultural area , everyone seems very happy here.We always have celebration all year round such as holloween , x'mas, chinese new year , every family will join together, they provide great school zoned like Box Hill High School, Blackburn High School, Laburnum primary , Blackburn primary, close to Sion College and so.Quietly sitting in a crowded area!
such a paradise!
Pros
  • Family life fantastic
  • Parks & Trees
  • Close proximity to city via freeway
  • Close to two major shopping centers
  • Next boom suburb in Melbourne's east
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • 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
Oct 05, 2016

"Far enough out to hear the bellbirds, close enough in to get anywhere easily"

If Blackburn were a person, he'd be understated, friendly, down to earth, smart and charming.
Pros
  • sense of space around you
  • no riff raff
  • Family life fantastic
  • Parks & Trees
  • Close proximity to city via freeway
  • Close to two major shopping centers
  • Next boom suburb in Melbourne's east
Cons
  • inflexible development laws
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Jun 15, 2016

"Leafy Suburb & Great Place to Live!"

From excellent schools to leafy green, well maintained parks. Blackburn is a great suburb to live in. Hop on the Eastern Freeway and you're in the city within 15-20 minutes. Take a stroll at one of the many local parks such as Gardiners Creek Reserve or Blackburn Lake Sanctuary. There you Can enjoy BBQ facilities, picnic areas, playground equipment and even walking/cycling tracks.

Blackburn is a safe & great place to raise kids! Everything you need is conveniently located, and only just a stone throw away!
Pros
  • Family life fantastic
  • Parks & Trees
  • Close proximity to city via freeway
  • Close to two major shopping centers
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • 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 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • 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
Jan 29, 2016

"A perfect place to live"

Blackburn has practically everything you could want. Excellent schools, shopping and community support. One of the best pockets would surely be near Junction Road/Surrey Road. Near the freeway, you can be in the city in 15 minutes or the Mornington Peninsula and its beaches in 1 hour. Slater Reserve is a hidden gem with walks, a community garden and playgrounds. Whitehorse Primary is a brand new school and Blackburn High has a wonderful reputation. Blackburn Station is only 5 minutes away by bus. There are unlimited options for eating out in Blackburn and nearby Box Hill. Most residents never want to leave!
Pros
  • Family life fantastic
  • Parks & Trees
  • Close proximity to city via freeway
  • Close to two major shopping centers
  • Next boom suburb in Melbourne's east
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
2yrs+

"Beautiful suburb"

We love living in Blackburn: beautiful Blackburn creek and Blackburn sanctuary, lovely and friendly neighbours, beautiful leafy streets, very convenient with a train station (about half an hour to the Flinders Station) and shops nearby. We are currently renting and we wish we could own a property here one day.
Pros
  • Great public transport
  • Peace, quiet and safe
  • Community spirit
  • Family life fantastic
  • Parks & Trees
  • Close proximity to city via freeway
  • Close to two major shopping centers
Cons
  • House prices keep rising
  • Noisy possums!!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"leafy family place to call home"

A leafy suburb only about 19 Km for Melbourne surrounded by lush green trees , the very popular Blackburn lake with an abundance of native bird life from kookaburras , ducks , parrots . An excellent mix of 1950s -1960 timber a brick homes and plenty on large allotments to create new homes . you'll love the flexibility of the train ,a variety of schools and local sporting clubs
Pros
  • a great tennis and football club
  • take a slow walk around the after work to unwind after a busy day at work
  • Family life fantastic
  • Parks & Trees
Cons
  • unfortunate negative to many possums
  • Noisy possums!!
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
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+

"Beautiful suburb"

Leafy, best parks and lakes, friendly people, nice cafes and shops
Pros
  • Family life fantastic
  • Next boom suburb in Melbourne's east
  • Parks & Trees
  • Close proximity to city via freeway
  • Close to two major shopping centers
Cons
  • House prices keep rising
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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+

"A beautiful, peace, relaxing, safe, and comfortable suburb for a great living"

Just one word for us: Perfect!

You can't find any better place that is not far from city but still feel like living in a forrest!
You can find trouts in the blackwalk stream!
It is a perfect place to combine a great family life style while you can go to work easily.
You have great primary school (LPS) in it and a great hight school (BHH) closeby.
Shopping is easy.
Beautiful parks and walks, lots of birds!
Pros
  • close to public transport
  • Family life fantastic
  • Next boom suburb in Melbourne's east
  • Parks & Trees
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • 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+

"great"

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 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Fantastic suburb for small & large families"

We've been renting in Blackburn for almost 2 years and it gets better every month!
The neighbours are fantastic, it is incredibly quiet at night but at the same time during the day everything is within a stones throw.
Big box stores like Bunnings and JB are 5 minutes away by car on the golden mile.
According to hubby house prices have risen steadily over the last few decade but are ready for the next leg up over 2012-2013 so we are looking to buy in 2011. Still a few good deals around if you have patience and accumen with the real estate agents.

In summary to find a similar suburb to Blackburn you really have to move to somewhere like Surrey Hills closer to Melbourne but twice the price... you do the maths, we know what makes sense for us!
Pros
  • Parks & Trees
  • Family life fantastic
  • Next boom suburb in Melbourne's east
Cons
  • House prices keep rising
  • Noisy possums!!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Peaceful leafy suburb with everything at your fingertips"

I have lived in Blackburn North for 12 years and it has everything you need. Quiet leafy streets with just a short trip to both large shopping centres such as Box Hill Central or Westfield Shopping Town and a range of medium to small cosy shopping strips. Ample of health services, including Box Hill Hospital and transport is easily accessible. Great food outlets & restaurants from Asian to Western cuisine. The freeway is a stone's throw away and a trip to the CBD is a 15 min drive. A suburb without the bustle and yet offers all the bells and whistles. Safe and great place to raise kids!
Pros
  • Close proximity to city via freeway
  • Close to two major shopping centers
  • Offers great speciality shops
Cons
  • None
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Beautiful Blackburn"

I LOVE Blackburn very much - but it's become so expensive! If it's out of your price range to buy or rent in this beautiful suburb it mioght be worth looking at Nunawading - it's just one train stop further and still a great area with a new, "state of the art" primary school being built in Springfield Road.

Nunawading has a DFO. It has very good access to the freeway - you can drive to the city in 15mins. The new Nunawading stion is great and the train now goes under the Road and the traffic flow on Springvale is much better.

My friends recently bought an older, character home in Esdale Street that they intend to renovate. They just couldn't afford Blackburn so Nunawading seemed like the 'next best' thing. They are really happy with their decision and look forward to raising their family there.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
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
  • 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+

"hidden Jewel"

best area for kid to grow up!
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
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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 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 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+

"“Beautiful and leafy surrounded by friendly neighbours”"

Fantastic place for families. It's a quiet suburb with a strong community feel. Lovely, well maintained buildings in a beautiful neighbourhood. Street to clear-cut its way through their leafy enclave of architects designed homes. Surrounded by reknown private schools, scattered cafés, and parks. I find it both convenient and safe. It is close to a number of major shopping centres such as Doncaster and Box Hill. It is close to all the best schools and fantastic public transport.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"MEH"

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Recommended for
  • Families with kids
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
  • 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+

"we have a FREE way"

Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 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 4/5
2yrs+

"Handy Location"

I love where Blackburn is situated.
I work in and around Blackburn completing roofing repairs and roof restorations.
I find it to be a very central suburb and very well serviced by public transport and shops.
Also close enough to the city.

Cheers,

Phil
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
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 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"100% perfect place to live"

Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • 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+

"Good clean area, very safe to bring up kids,"

Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"One of the Best"

As a person who was born and raised in Blackburn it was a safe and friendly environment to grow up in. Many years later, I now work as a real estate agent servicing the wonderful suburb of Blackburn. It is community orientated suburb with schools, parks and street scape that rival any suburb in Melbourne. The most astonishing thing in all the years I have been selling real estate is that when people move into Blackburn, they very rarely move out of it.

For more information on Blackburn go to
www.blackburnguide.com.au
or
www.allensre.com.au
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • 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
  • 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+

"Great place live"

multi cultural, neighbours are very friendly and easy access to freeway. grossary shopping is mins away range from asian to western.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5
2yrs+

"Central, Quiet, Safe & Clean, yet close to Everything!"

I love it here. Real sense of community spirit that is family/single/retiree friendly. Close to all the amenities you could ever need, with a superb train service at all times of the day.
Easy access to the freeway also, and plenty of food and entertainment choices.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
4/5
2yrs+

"Just Like Living in a Nature Reserve"

Featuring the lovely Blackburn Lake and Wandinong Sanctuaries, the Melbourne suburb of Blackburn is set amongst lovely parkland and bush and is home to an array of Australian wildlife. House blocks are generously sized and homes are also large, many of them dating back to early last Century. There are plenty of walking tracks popular with nature lovers and although all you can hear at times is the sound of Bellbirds, Blackburn is in a very central location close to all major amenities including Forest Hill Chase and Blackburn North Shopping Centre. Blackburn train station links residents with the CBD in less than 20 minutes and their are quality schools and a sports and recreational reserve.

For more information or to view properties for sale in this area, please go to: www.philipwebb.com.au.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees