7.0 out of 10

Broadford

-37.2131531948795 145.107084133163
Great for
  • Parking
  • Safe & Sound
  • Clean & Green
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Eating Out
  • Internet Access
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
  • Medical Facilities
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
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Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
2yrs+

"Lovely town - but a bit unfriendly"

I moved here about a year ago and commute to Melbourne for work each day. I really like living here - it's s very pretty town with lots of trees and surrounded by hills. Unfortunately I have to say that it's just a little bit too far from Melbourne, so I'm considering moving again. The commute in the morning is ok, but in the afternoon, when you just want to get home, it's a bit of a drag. I work at Melb Uni and it takes about 1.5 hours door-to-door using the train and a bit less in the car. The V/Line train is great - runs at least once an hour, seven days a week, and it's clean, comfortable and good value for money. Also close to the Hume Freeway, but most of the town is far enough away that you can't hear the traffic, except on very still nights.

Although my neighbours are nice, if I have one criticism of the town itself, I would say that it's not as friendly as other country towns I've lived in or visited. Even in nearby Seymour and Kilmore, the people seem to be a lot friendlier. But I still think I prefer Broadford, because it's a much more attractive and peaceful town.
Pros
  • Lots of trees and clean air
  • Quiet
  • Good transport links to Melbourne
Cons
  • A bit isolated
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers