8.4 out of 10

Brunswick West

Ranked 174th best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.7603991084418 144.940141401332
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Parking
  • Safe & Sound
  • Public Transport
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • No ratings yet
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish

Reviews

1/5
5 days ago

"Very congested and overly crowded"

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
Nov 16, 2018

"Trendy Inner North Suburb"

Closer to the city than Prahran (in the south east) but half the price, double the culture and much more friendly!

New cafes and restaurants popping up all the time, 2 tram lines and a train line, new luxe indie cinemas being built, independent distilleries hidden down laneways - what more could you want! Recently designated by the government as Melbourne’s creative hub, fashion, designers and agency folk are all streaming in providing a great eclectic mix of people sitting in the bustling bars and cafes. Loads of parks and open spaces, big blocks and stately federation heritage listed homes in the blue ribbon streets of Albert and Hunter.

Quickly gentrifying, it’s still much more affordable than the south east, and has great community spirit. Made up of young professionals working in the city, young families and students (thanks to a university campus in Brunswick).
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Dec 06, 2017

"Great Community"

Good sense of community - mix bag.
Facilities.
Cafes, restaurants etc.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Close to everything and convenient transport but all the benefits of living in the outer suburbs"

My partner and i moved here a year ago and love it. I feel like we discovered a secret! We used to live in the city and north melbourne but they were so busy and grey. Now we have heaps of greenery and parks but are still close to the city! Its close enough to moonee ponds and brunswick that youve got shops and restaurants nearby but far enough away that you dont get the hustle from cars and people being around. The locals are friendly, chatty and caring, its a community. We have made two really good friendships with our neighbours that will have forever, its that kind of place. Its more family and quiet so if you want the hipster and party vibe I would move to brunswick not brunswick west.

We are renting but i would definitely buy. We live in an apartment block that looks over the moonee valley racecourse so have fantastic views and sunsets. Lots of apartment buildings in the area so its fun to find hard rubbish you can turn into something amazing or resell yourself. Its not dirty, nicely maintained gardens and minimal litter.
Pros
  • Affordable rent
  • Friendly people
  • Nice green spaces
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 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
2yrs+

"Great neighbourhood with a diverse demographic."

We moved to Brunswick West having never visited this part of Melbourne and were pleasantly surprised. The people are very friendly and welcoming, there are many great parks and amenities in the area, and a surprising amount of decent dining options. There are young families here, professional singles and older retirees as well as pockets of ethnic groups. These all give the neighbourhood a great vibe and friendly atmosphere.
Pros
  • Friendly people
  • Affordable rent
  • Nice green spaces
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Great family neighbourhood"

Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Convenient to everything!"

Neatly positioned between the dynamic and bustling suburbs of Brunswick and Moonee Ponds, Brunswick West (or West Brunswick) offers a generally more relaxed lifestyle to its residents yet very close to the shopping and café districts of its more extroverted neighbours. Only 5-7 kilometres from the city, most of the area was developed in the early twentieth century with a significant amount of quality Californian Bungalows in particular dominating the elegant streetscapes. Consequently, block sizes are larger and there are far fewer single-front homes here than in Brunswick or Moonee Ponds making it an attractive destination for young families. In the 60s and 70s, many of these older homes on large blocks however went by the wayside to make way for multi-storey blocks of units making the area popular today with investors and renters alike. Melville Road runs down the centre of the suburb and provides a tram link into town as well as hosting a number of shops, small businesses and cafés. Bus services offer quick transit to Brunswick or Moonee Ponds plus there are also a number of local schools and reserves, Moonee Ponds Creek bike trail, north and south exit/entry points to Citylink.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Unranked Streets in Brunswick West

-37.77403 144.94399
"Inner city suburbia"
-37.7657107702 144.9390047539

Cook Street

4.5/5
"Great quiet st"
-37.7615102038 144.9463813582
"Beautiful street. Wide road, lots of double fronted houses and big back yards. I love living here!"
-37.7651165437 144.9395921501
"pretty neat street"
-37.75447 144.94702
"Good for Public Transport. TOO noisy"
-37.7532934863 144.94572566
"Quiet street with access to everything at your fingertips"
-37.7680227892 144.9423242258
"A Very Underrated Street..."
-37.75857 144.935814