8.0 out of 10

Boronia

Ranked 240th best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.8613528645053 145.28317870071
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Cost of Living
  • Schools
  • Childcare
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Country Lovers

Reviews

1/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
May 01, 2017

"stay away"

This aria has gone down hill rapidly over the last 5 years. The state government has put up a heap of commission houses that has braught drug addicts into the aria in droves. The local shopping mall resembles a wasteland. Assaults are commonplace. Drug deals are done in the open and the police don't care. You regularly see them go down in the McDonald's car park opposite the police station or on the road behind the police station. Yes there is a train station and busses but they are far to dangerous to use. People openly carry weapons around them. I'm so glad I have just gotten out of the aria. Unless your interests include tattoos, bikies and drug abuse, Boronia is not for you
Cons
  • full of bogans
  • too many units
4/5
Mar 24, 2017

"sk's review on Boronia"

Very good suburb to live in the East if you are not able to afford in Glenwaverley or Wantirna.Boronia has a TrainStation and plenty of buses and bus stops.Has Knox leisure works for swimming,library,Basketball stadium.Very good parks.Good location to live for young families with kids.Coles,Woolworths,subway,pizza shops,$2 shops and lot more nearby.Good place to buy a house or unit.Peaceful atmosphere. No negativities.Living in Boronia from past 8 months after exploring all the other Eastern suburb areas.Boronia is very good and affordable.
Pros
  • Accessible
  • Quiet
  • Close to train station
  • Spacious
Cons
  • Needs some new restaurants
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • 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
Feb 14, 2017

"Boronia - best of both worlds"

I have lived in Boronia for 22 years. This is where I brought up my four kids. It is central to everywhere. We are situated on a large block but are still in walking distance to the shops, parks, walking tracks, train, bus and roads.
Pros
  • Accessible
  • Quiet
  • Close to freeway
  • Close to train station
  • Spacious
Cons
  • Distance
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
2/5
Jan 17, 2017

"Home of the bogan"

Terrible suburb full of bogans. Terrible schools, terrible shops, terrible cafes and terrible people.
Cons
  • full of bogans
jm6
jm6 Are you renting or do you own, I was looking at buying a property in Boronia, Ferntree Gully and surrounding areas but your review makes me think. Is the bogan issue ongoing?
Mar 07, 2017
heidit1
heidit1 Same here.. thinking to move to this area ...
Aug 04, 2017
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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
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • 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 4/5
2yrs+

"Boronia - a great place to live"

I have lived in Boronia for 18 years and it has so many good things about it that I don't understand why the property prices are not higher in value. I have lived in other areas of Knox and I believe there are more good points about living in Boronia compared to other areas of Knox. Boronia is very much underrated as a place to live.
Pros
  • Police Station
  • Good choice of supermarkets and K-Mart
  • Bowling Alley and cinema
  • Accessible
  • Quiet
  • Close to freeway
  • Close to train station
  • Spacious
Cons
  • Distance
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • 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 5/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Best of both worlds"

Clean and green with fantastic views of Mount Dandenong, Close to all possible facilities needed, such as shops, schools, pubic transport, and freeways. Only 25kms to the CBD makes it the most valued place to live with abundant birdlife and wildlife at your door, tells you something.
Pros
  • shop till you drop
  • Accessible
  • Quiet
  • Close to freeway
  • Close to train station
  • Spacious
Cons
  • too many units
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Great family suburb"

I have lived in and around Boronia my whole life. Boronia is a very family friendly area at the foothills of the Mt Dandenongs. Shopping options are great with numerous sets of shops within the suburb as well as Knox City only a 5-10 minute drive away. Only 20 minutes from Sassafras and another 5-10 to Olinda- great places to visit on a Sunday.
Pro's:
Lots of schools
Tim Neville arboretum
Heaps of public transport with Boronia Station in the heart of Boronia.
Cons:
Not a lot of nightlife and about 45-50 minutes to the city centre.
Overall, a family friendly and peaceful suburb.
Pros
  • Accessible
  • Quiet
  • Close to freeway
  • Close to train station
Cons
  • Needs some new restaurants
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 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
2yrs+

"Great Suburb"

Great area to live. Public Transport, Neighbors, Shopping Centre, Child care, Schools & Parks
Pros
  • Shopping Centre
  • Childcare
  • Accessible
  • Quiet
  • Close to freeway
  • Close to train station
  • Spacious
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Green, friendly and convenient"

I like being close to Shops, Train station, Parks and walking tracks which reduces the need for a car. Lots of growth with new houses going up on large land plots and only 30 min drive to the city via new free-way.
Pros
  • Close to train station
  • Close to freeway
  • Accessible
  • Quiet
Cons
  • Needs some new restaurants
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
dgz dgz
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Nice area"

Nice place, good access to shopping and public transport, not far from the city, but far enough that it's nice and there isn't much crime.
Pros
  • Accessible
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • 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 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 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A great place to live"

It's far enough away from the city to be in the trees and space but is only 30km away from the city so it doesn't take too long to get there.
My favourite things about Boronia are the people, the atmosphere and wind in the trees on a peaceful night.
I've lived in Boronia for 25 years in the same house, the neighbourhood is friendly, there are plenty of people walking their dogs up the steep hill toward the dandenongs national park. I don't hear cars at night, just possums sometimes.
Pros
  • Spacious
  • Quiet
  • Accessible
Cons
  • Distance
  • Public Transport
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
2yrs+

"Quiet, friendly, and back to nature"

Great neighbours. Love the birdlife, parks and views. Good shopping in Boronia with plenty of dining out choices, and not far from either Knox City or Eastland for major shopping and/or nights out. CBD is only 30 minutes away on Eastlink.
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A perfect place for a family or the professinals..."

Great facilities, parks, shopping mall etc...
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • 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+

"A Perfect place to live"

Growing suburb, with all the facilities.
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 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Good location"

Good shopping, public transport, schools etc.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"'A great place for families and young professionals"

I bought a house 6 months ago here in Boronia. Since then I have found my neighbours to be the best I've ever had so far, really friendly and down to earth people. I live on Dorset rd which is a busy road yet I am so close to absolutely everything I could ever need, everything is within walking distance. The public transport in Boronia is fantastic, the shopping is great and really reasonably priced, Kmart is now also open 24 hrs so that's even better. Kent Park Primary is down the road in F.T.G which was recently known to show the best academic results from there students in the whole of Knox. Boronia also has fantastic places for eating, there are cafeteria's everywhere, and all different types of ethnic foods. Boronia Hall is great for parties or functions and we have our own bowling alley and picture theatre. There are many things here for kids including the Abortorium just down on Dorset Rd, a dance school, martial arts school, tennis courts, A battery operated car motor racing track where kids race there cars on a Wednesday night. All this and then just down the road is Knox City Shopping Centre. Boronia is a great place to buy a house, it isn't as expensive as the surrounding areas such as Wantirna, Knox, F.T.G, Scoresby yet has everything those areas have including more.... BORONIA A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE AND IT'S AFFORDABLE!!!!!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids