8.1 out of 10

Braybrook

Ranked 231st best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.7853478727382 144.853537000115
Great for
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Pest Free
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Cost of Living
  • Schools
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Jul 29, 2019

"Most overlooked suburb in Melbourne"

A+++
Pros:
Close proximity to city. Schools. Public transport. Quiet. Up and coming property investors. Family friendly. 2 mins away from some of the best Vietnamese food in Melbourne. Under 10 mins to Seddon and Yarraville trendy cafes. Minutes away from highpoint and Maribyrnong River. This is a very biased review, but have you seen the sunshine library? Other ones comparable would be Fitzroy and Docklands, if you find room to work or play.

I'm starting to believe the world has been lied to to keep buyers out of this suburb. Surrounding suburbs like Maidstone and West Footscray are also very good.

Cons:
Reputation. If you're planning to go for a midnight run with headphones on down a dark alley, then yes it's probably dangerous. Like it would be in most places. Otherwise, those who usually comment on its safety are probably ignorant.

Thumbs up for this council!
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
1/5 rating details
  • Public Transport 5/5
Jul 06, 2019

"Changing, new apartment complex however still the junkie vibe that need to be careful"

Braybrook is definitely changing, lots of asians, multicultural area and services that are starting to pop up. Problem is there is still the poor demographic and lots of renters and junkie area. It's an eyesore seeing alot of the homes looking so bad. Units and townhouses are starting to pop up though. Close to Footscray which is starting to develop and change itself. Braybrook and Sunshine use to be areas where house burglaries often happen, walking down ballarat road with all the amount of cars that use to go on was terrible. Hopefully the council hires more people who are more efficient in their council planning services.
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Jan 14, 2019

"Suburb with good value and is changing fast"

Suburbs changed alot. The closer to the city the better part of braybrook. The closer to sunshine the worse.

Cheapest suburb considering its proximity to the city.

Close to highpoint and central west.

Close to tottenham and sunshine railway station.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
Jul 31, 2018

"Close to cbd cheap trade off is more danger"

Its close to city and reasonable transport. But school and safty not as good as maidstone.

Its basically i cheaper maidstone (by around 50k) with the trade off being
-safty
-distance to cbd
-school zone
-public transport

If you have to rent, rent maidstone/west footscray instead.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
2yrs+

"Multicultural"

Love the multicultural feeling as well as the industrial side of the suburb.
The proximity to the city is a bonus! (11km)
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Junkies all over the suburb"

Braybrook needs an redevelopment, majority of the suburb is decaying and council probably doesn't really care. Braybrook has huge potential but no one ever tries to make the potential reality, it's a very neglected suburb with homes that need to be teared down.
Pros
  • Affordability
  • Close to the CBD
  • Lots of new homes/ estates
Cons
  • Few old/ neglected houses
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Up & Coming Suburb!"

Braybrook is great for first home buyers & young couples. It is only 10 km away from Melbourne CBD with lots of new homes, schools, day care facilities, parks, shops and with Footscray & Seddon's restaurants at it's doorstep. Highly recommended!
Pros
  • Close to the CBD
  • Lots of new homes/ estates
  • Affordability
Cons
  • Few old/ neglected houses
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
MichelleHethorn
MichelleHethorn Probably the last cheap real estate close to the CBD,
2yrs+
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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 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Unranked Streets in Braybrook

"Quiet and charming, with the old fashioned newly fixes concrete road adding old world charm"
-37.7849036017 144.8472753133
"good place to raise a family ,affordable living and go to work in CBD"
-37.7927 144.85198