9.0 out of 10

Carrum

Ranked 70th best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-38.0781270766512 145.124919877188
Great for
  • Parking
  • Public Transport
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Safe & Sound
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Shopping Options
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Sep 09, 2019

"Bustling Bayside Suburb"

Carrum is a bustling bayside suburb located just 7.5km from Frankston CBD (approx.) and just under 60 min from the Melbourne CBD. The family-friendly suburb is home to Patterson River Secondary College & Carrum Primary School, Carrum Surf lifesaving Club, Carrum Cricket Club, the Carrum Patterson Lakes Football Club & Carrum Sailing Club.

Public Transport is plentiful with Carrum having it’s own railway station and regular bus services.

If you are a keen sailor or boating enthusiast, you will find plenty to do in Carrum! With the Patterson River at your doorstep, you are located in the most popular boating gateway to Port Phillip Bay!

Stacey Kennedy
Leasing Division Manager
Ash Marton Realty
0455 446 799
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
Apr 17, 2019

"The Perfect Blend of Family, Community and Amenity by the Sea."

We love the way Carrum makes you feel like you live in a seaside holiday spot. There's Patterson River with bike/walking tracks & boat ramp on one side, dog friendly parks, sporting clubs/ovals, and 3 supermarkets on the other side to chose from. All this a 5 minute walk to the most beautiful beach along the coastline. Feel safe walking the streets at night, family friendly vibe. Looking forward to the new street scape later this year!
Recommended for
  • 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 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • 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+

"Beachside living.."

The closer to the beach the better.. i think it has alot of potential.... there is a big difference between carrum and carrum downs!

pick a house close to the beach and you cant go wrong
Pros
  • Affordable houses ready to do up
  • Beach, School, Big blocks,
  • good coffee, Aldi, 50 min to melbourne
Cons
  • Dreadful shops but this looks to be changing...
  • Still a few scruffy looking houses
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
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 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Dear little village for those with community spirit"

Delightful primary school with farmlet and Stephanie Alexander kitchen garden program. Cornish College is 5 mins away. The beach is heavenly. It is like living in a little country town as far as community spirit is concerned. Very family orientated town - lots of young families are moving in. The shops are pretty dodgy with the exception of the butchers and Aldi and a couple of good cafes. There are wealthy people and a few poorer (but not rough & scary) people, mostly however, it's just nice unpretentious folk with a growing 'groovy' contingent. Carrum is a vegie patch/chooks in the backyard kind of place and in summer it has a beautiful holiday feel to it. Great for bikeriding too (nice and flat!) also a tennis club. Fantastic kindergarten..... my advice would be get in while you can still afford to!
Pros
  • Beach, School, Big blocks,
  • Affordable houses ready to do up
  • good coffee, Aldi, 50 min to melbourne
Cons
  • Still a few scruffy looking houses
  • Dreadful shops but this looks to be changing...
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • LGBT+
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
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 5/5
  • 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+

"Pretty good place"

Its the best homy place to live into Carrum which is near to the beach and neither far away from the Frankston shopping centre! That's awesome!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
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 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"What a beauty"

minutes to beach, public transport, boutique shops & cafes.....this is victoria's best kept secret!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Fine, white beach sand is unique to CARRUM"

Carrum is historically significant as the Carrum Carrum wetlands stretched from Mordialloc to Frankston and east to almost Dandenong. Carrum has been designated as a hub under the state govt 2030 plan providing poitential for positive outcomes on real estate, infrastructure and real estate. At the moment Carrum is a sleeper as far as real estate is concerned. Carrum has excellent access to public transport, freeways, shops, restaurants, schools, clubs, countryside and is renowned nationally as one of the best snapper grounds. Patterson River is one of the most popular places in the state to fish, stroll and launch your boat. Carrum Beach is safe and has fine, white clean sand but is seldom crowded.
Carrum is simply underrated.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Great Value for Money"

Strangely enough, Carrum is not yet considered in the same echelon as Chelsea and Edithvale/Aspendale. I think that is a good thing for Carrum affordability. It may be an extra 5 minutes down the road (or railway track), but the beach is brilliant and there are some great streets within easy access of all amenities (i.e. Church St, Valetta, Whatley even) that are very affordable and have decent sized blocks. Also, we have the boat launching facilities, Patterson lakes and Frankston township (which may be a negative??) at our doorstep!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees