8.8 out of 10

Carrum

Ranked 122nd best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-38.0781270766512 145.124919877188
Great for
  • Parking
  • Public Transport
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Internet Access
  • Pest Free
Not great for
  • Shopping Options
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

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
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • 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
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • 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
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • 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
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • 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