8.6 out of 10

Broadmeadows

Ranked 151st best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.6781678073861 144.927416179179
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5/5 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 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • 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
Apr 23, 2017

"Affordable, convenient, excellent infrastructure, local ammenities and facilities!!"

nothing wrong with the suburb aside from the stigma attached. might be a slow burner but isn't this the best way of getting in now before it becomes extremely competitive, then unaffordable? at the moment, you can buy a decent size block of land and a house which can be renovated and you'll still be able to live quite comfortably. its weird how suburbs flourish, it just takes a couple of hip and cool cafes/eateries for people to start recognising it and the rest follows..

i have friends that live in glenroy paying almost double what you would in broadmeadows/ pascovale but they still come to broadmeadows to run their errands? sounds silly to me but it makes me feel better knowing i spent 400k less on a home which which is no better nor worse.

anyhow, land will alway appreciate in value so my thoughts are for 10 years to come. take a drive around broadmeadows and you will notice how may old homes there are.. but also, how many are being replaced with brand new development.. i take this as a sign of growth and change.

i live just on the other side of camp road close to the train station, that little pocket is quite peaceful. lots of the elderly and families. i can walk to the shopping centre, schools and train station within minutes. there a small strip of shops near the train station on railway cresent... I'm hoping one day someone will turn one of those into a trendy cafe that will make great breakfast and coffee! any takers? haha...
Pros
  • easy access to freeway
  • large shopping centre
  • local schools/tafe
  • Lots of transport
Cons
  • Not much nightlife
  • Less of cafes and bars.
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  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
Apr 18, 2017

"Close to the city"

so close to work in the city is very good.
Pros
  • easy access to freeway
  • large shopping centre
  • local schools/tafe
  • Lots of transport
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
Apr 16, 2017

"A great place"

We love living here. So close to the city via train or car doesn't take long to commute to work. Quiet neighbourhood generally which is nice.
Pros
  • easy access to freeway
  • large shopping centre
  • local schools/tafe
  • Lots of transport
Cons
  • Not much nightlife
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  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
Apr 14, 2017

"Improving quickly"

We bought a house here about 2 years. It is so close to work, and the shopping centre is very accomodating. Neighbours don't really talk to much but no issues in my street.
Pros
  • easy access to freeway
  • large shopping centre
Cons
  • Not much nightlife
Recommended for
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  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 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 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Sep 13, 2016

"And we too moved in"

We are a young couple both working in CBD . When we deicided to settle down in the suburbs the initial review we got form existing crowd was to prefer the far east or far south west. After our set of research we found that in fact in terms of reachability , liveability the northern suburbs are better. And in North only a few areas are in fact promoted by developers where property is beyond half a million. The excuses for not choosing suburbs like Broadmeadows was the crime rate and old taboos of being a industrial zone . From our research in police records available in public domain we found in fact the CBD where we lived till date had the largest crime rate and still we found CBD quite safe. And then with a lot of further research we found recently all factories being shutdown had resulted in job loss which was nothing to do with the suburb. We did a few more visits and reading and also found out that in fact many suburbs like footscray and fitzroy also had a similar history which got changed rapidly over in a decade time as new people moved in and settled.
Pros
  • easy access to freeway
  • large shopping centre
  • local schools/tafe
  • Lots of transport
Cons
  • Negligence form the council on public infrastructures like railway station, pedstrains.
  • Not much nightlife
  • Less of cafes and bars.
  • Violent Teenagers
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"It's not the safest place in the world but it is getting better."

Pros
  • Lots of transport
  • easy access to freeway
  • large shopping centre
  • local schools/tafe
Cons
  • Violent Teenagers
  • Lots of pot holes
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2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Suburb close to amenities"

Pros
  • large shopping centre
  • easy access to freeway
  • local schools/tafe
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RoroM
RoroM Hi everyone , i am planning to buy a house in Broadmeadows so anyone can advise in what side of Broadmeadows better to buy? Is shopping side better or olsen place side? Also which school better? Broadmeadows valley or broadmeadows priamary on blair st? ????? Thankss
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Only 15 mins to CBD"

First myself and my husband purchased a house back in 2004, for investment reasons, when got got married, we decided to move into the investment property. Now after 3 years, living in Broadmeadows, i can tell you that we've had no problems, the freeway is at our door step, a shopping centre, gym, swimmingpools, cathlic scholl, fire bergaide, transport facilities, buses, trains, heaps of taxis at the shopping centre, you name it Broadie has it. Yeh Broadmeadows has had a bad reputation from the past, but it's cleared alot since then, and any how is there such a thing like a perfect suburb, NO, every suburb has it's good and bads, Craigieburn has street racings and bulagaries,assults, Essendon, Moonee Poonds and Ascot Vale, are known for crims that live in the areas, which have made it to the news, Epping has alot of people on drugs, just visit the Northern Hospital, in the emergency department, that's were you'll see them.At the end of the day, no one or any body can really judge a suburb, todays day and age, every suburb is pretty much the same. But i'll tell you something Broadmeadows is were the money is, prices hav e risen over 200 % in the last decade, and it's still going to rise, why, it's already in high demand for house, unnits and old houses on large blocks, give it another 5 years, wouldn't surprise me if it reachers to North Melbourne prices, you'll see.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"'Winning Tattslotto Wouldn't Move Us From Broadmeadows'"

Having fallen in love with a 'Broady Boy' and moving to the Northern suburbs from the East of Melbourne, the first thing Broadmeadows offers is instant character and culture. With its bad reputation on the mend- we can't help but notice the transformation taking shape.

Only 15ks from the city- Broadmeadows is still quite affordable when compared to other suburbs sitting as close to Melbourne's CBD, with freeway access on our doorstep. The recent surge in land prices is seeing older properties sold off to be replaced by neat and tidy new homes and townhouses.

The Broadmeadows Shopping Centre offers all the major retailers, banks, and food outlets. An impressive homemaker centre and plenty of local tradespeople help to keep business local. The central Police Station and its officers have a good reputation within the community and help to keep trouble to a minimum.
With the Courthouse, VicRoads, Leisure Centre, Library and Hume Council offices within walking distance to one another, there really is no reason to have to venture out too far. Our medical centres are constantly expanding and plenty of funding is going to local schools, TAFE and employment. The numerous walking tracks and parks help to keep the ever expanding area green and appealing.

While nightlife doesn't exist in Broadmeadows, its not far to the busy city nightspots and restaurants- keeping the nights quiet back home is a nice consolation.

With modern Broadmeadows being multicultural and predominately working-class, the area is full of friendly faces and modest people, happy to work hard and raise their families whilst enjoying the easy-going lifestyle the area offers.
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • 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 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A suburb that is improving very fast. It does not deserve its reputation of being rough anymore"

My Aunt lives in Broadie. We often visit her and go there to do shopping. I have always found Broadmeadows to be quite a safe suburb with friendly courteous people. Sure it has some druggies and there are some people who look very poor with sunken cheeks and pale complexions and poor clothes but they are diminishing. At this rate of change it will be the next Glenroy in five years and the next Pascoe Vale in 10. It is quite central with easy access to the North, the CBD and the East and West. While I would not live there just yet. I would not mind investing there. In fact I would love to invest there.
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5/5
2yrs+

"Going through a radical change for the better"

I purchased an investment property in Broadmeadows off the internet and although I had heard very negative comments about the suburb I was amazed when I visited there to see the radical transformation that is occurring. Many of the old houses are being demolished and in there place are lots of modern townhouses. The shopping centre there seems huge and there seems to be a lot of infrastructure and services. As Broadmeadows is located only about 14klms from Melbourne and the train service is excellent, I think that it will continue to improve.
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Broadmeadows"

Not a suburb i would liek to live in but it is in a good location.There are heaps of shops around and transport.
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