9.3 out of 10

Cheltenham

Ranked 36th best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.9626086306318 145.060530618464
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  • Safe & Sound
  • Schools
  • Neighbourly Spirit
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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 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+
Editors Choice

"Fantastic place to bring up a family, we love it!"

We have lived in Barclay dr Cheltenham for over 4 years and absolutely love it. Our part of Cheltenham is quiet, safe and has such an old fashioned friendly atmosphere that you can't help but be happy. We are surrounded by neighbours that dont just say hello but help out when needed invite you around for a bbq look after your house when your away etc etc when do you hear of that happening in this day and age, we love the feel this area has its just such a great vibe.

The milkbar on Farm rd makes great coffee and in summer is a great place to catch up for a chat with the locals. Great parks, the park at the end of Farm rd is a nice place to take a stroll its well landscaped with a running creek bed and is a nice place to be on a sunny day. If you have kids the other end of the park (DFO side) has plenty of equipment and bbq's and is a great spot to meet other parents.

Plenty of child care places in and around Cheltenham, heaps of play centres too, the local schools have a very good reputation so the area is fantastic for anyone with kids.

If you love water the beach is a 5 minute drive away we also have heaps of pools near by if thats more your thing.

The city is 30 mins away by car and about the same by train Cheltenham is an express station so it takes no time to get to the city public transport is pretty good all round.

We don't seem to have many rentals in our part of Cheltenham many people have been here over 20 years which gives it a nice feel we don't seem to get any troubles which makes living here peaceful. No hoons down our way in fact we were surprised how quiet the back streets are considering you are in the middle of suburbia.

What we don't like the planes would be on top of that list but when you buy near an Airport what do you expect! It was the one thing we were worried about when we bought but after living here its nowhere near as bad as what some people would have you believe. Dingley Village and Parkdale/Mordialloc seem to cop the brunt of the aircraft noise but it is noticable during the day if you are home. Where we are we are lucky as the planes seem to use the golf course/soccer field as the flight path which leaves us with much less air traffic than what you would expect. You never here any planes at night so sleeping is never a problem but for a couple of hours during the day you will cop some noise we are usually at work so its never been an issue for us. The other thing we don't like is trying to get a car parking spot in Southland go anywhere near it in peak times and it will test your patience.

While its not perfect (where is?) overall though we love Cheltenham and would recommend it to anyone especially if you have kids.
Pros
  • close to everything, the beach, shopping, good schools, parks
  • safe and quiet area
  • friendly atmosphere
  • Affordable alternative
  • Centrally located to lots of facilities
  • Central to lots of things
Cons
  • trying to get a park at Southland will do your head in.
  • Airport Noise
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Beach Lovers
TheLocal
TheLocal I believe it is ridicules that people can bad mouth a suburb and comments made challenging or questioning such opinions are removed. Zero confidence in realestate.com.au’s impartiality in this matter. “local voices”… It’s all a sham, Shame on you!!!
2yrs+
TheLocal
TheLocal To clarify the above comment realestate.com.au removed comments for about 2-3 weeks with no reason, hopefully they are here to stay this time!
2yrs+
TheLocal
TheLocal And do you live in Cheltenham ZZnukebombzz?
2yrs+
k_freeson
k_freeson I think the word "slum" is a bit harsh, but I admit the area has gone dramatically downhill in recent years. I have lived in cheltenham for 20 years. I'd say in the last 5 years there has been a huge increase in crime, vandalism and hooning. It is driving us to leave.
2yrs+
TheHunted
TheHunted What part of Cheltenham do you guys/girls live in because its totally different to where we are.

Re: crime and hooning what part of Melbourne hasn't had an increase in those stats in the last 5 years!

Having said that though i cant see how you guys think the crime is bad in Cheltenham, did your house get robbed maybe, hooning near the factories at knock off time occasionally but even that's not bad.

Really those posting this stuff need to go live in Frankston, Langwarrin, Chelsea, Seaford, Cranbourne, Doveton, Narre Warren among others and you'll see what crime and hooning is all about. Seriously go do it and get back to us then you might have a different view. I have lived else where before living here and in all honesty we find it safe and for the most part quiet.

While we are on this subject where has Rob gone with his post bagging Cheltenham? As soon as i attached the bad things about his suburb (Aspendale Gardens) his post disappeared. Ah well maybe the mossies have got to him down there or maybe his working double shifts to pay for his $5000 house insurance bill (its that much because most of that line of suburbs from Aspendale down has been giving a flood zone status which basically means if you want insurance your going to get a rather large shock when the bill comes in, not fair but that's insurance companies for you).
2yrs+
k_freeson
k_freeson Sorry ignore my comment above about Cheltenham, it was badly worded sarcasm! I love the suburb. Feel free to request to remove my comment.
2yrs+
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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 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Jun 19, 2017

"Great suburb"

Don't normally write reviews but some of the nonsense here (by people that don't appear to have ever lived in Cheltenham) has compelled me to write one.
Cheltenham is home to major shopping centres such as Southland and the DFO, close to some of the best schools in Melbourne (Mentone Grammar, Mentone Girl's Grammar, Haileybury), has two train stations (Cheltenham and Southland), home to the top 2 golf courses in Australia (Royal Melbourne and Kingston Heath), full of parks, 5 minutes from the beach and only two suburbs down from Brighton. The one drawback is that it is no longer affordable for the "average" household - pretty much every decent house costs over a million and prices have been rising dramatically in the last couple of years.
Pros
  • Centrally located to lots of facilities
  • close to everything, the beach, shopping, good schools, parks
  • Central to lots of things
  • safe and quiet area
Cons
  • trying to get a park at Southland will do your head in.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • 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 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
May 21, 2017

"Cheltenham - What's not to love????"

Amazing place to live, I am a new resident of Cheltenham(2016) and I live on the beach side of Nepean Highway, overall its a great suburb, but I think living in the Charman Road precint is the best option. Great shopping strip, so close to Southland shopping centre, amazing train system, 5 minute bike ride to the beach...It's really got it all. Prices are up for units and houses are $1 mill + for a knock down house, but you are only 2 suburbs from Brighton...... (Hampton and Sandringham seperate them, I am not comparing them, but its true). It's right in the centre of the sand belt for Golfers, can you believe that parts of Royal Melbourne and Sandringham golf courses are in Cheltenham, as well as all of Victoria GC and of course Cheltenham GC, name one other suburb in Australia that has that calibre of 4 clubs in "Their Suburb"..... It has a friendly "Village" atmosphere and I am certainly for the progess, huge development of quality housing product (40 - 100+ unit developments as well as boutigue 6 unit/townhouse developments) is bringing new restaurants to the local area...Yummy. This suburb is getting very expensive and due to it's proximity to "Prestige" suburbs, it will always ride the ripple of price rises so get in quick.... You will love living here :) Oh, great education. medical and religious facilities too.... I think a new major RSL is about to be built on the Reserve Road/Bay Road intersection...Attractive for NSW and QLD migrants that love big club complex's...( Chris May, 2017)
Pros
  • Centrally located to lots of facilities
  • close to everything, the beach, shopping, good schools, parks
  • Affordable alternative
  • Central to lots of things
  • safe and quiet area
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Jan 30, 2017

"Seedy area with its good qualities"

Cheltenham is dodgy. Gangs run the area and youth crime is skyrocketing. How it got to 8th in Melbourne is beyond me. There is a high presence of notorious street gangs such as apex and annox. Although it has schools, it's not a fantastic place to raise kids. Chelt definitely has a drugs/crime/safety issue.
Pros
  • Never boring
Cons
  • Gangs
  • Dodgy
  • Crime
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
stevet10
stevet10 What a load of nonsense. "Gangs run the area" just makes me laugh. This couldn't be further from the truth. It's funny as I have never seen ANY gang in Cheltenham. The suburb is both quiet and safe.
Jun 19, 2017
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
2yrs+

"An amazing suburb"

We purchased a house in Cheltenham (in the pocket south of Centre Dandenong Rd, east of Warrigal Rd) a few years ago. We are so glad we did! Cheltenham is a wonderful suburb - it is centrally located with a lovely family friendly feel. We have neighbours on our street who have lived here for over 45 years, and we can see why.

Pros:
- Beautiful parks
- Friendly neighbours
- Quiet streets (in our pocket, it is really only local traffic)
- Safe, family friendly feel
- Shopping (Southland and DFO, with Chadstone less than 15 minutes away)
- Close to the beach (5 minutes)
- Train station (express to the city during peak times)

Regarding the aircraft noise, our initial concerns before moving in were quickly laid to rest. We live west of the airport and only hear the occasional passing plane. We do get the odd helicopter which is a bit loud, but that's about it. As other reviewers have mentioned, there is never any aircraft noise at night.

We feel that Cheltenham is an excellent value suburb - excellent infrastructure, family friendly, and safe. I expect that we will remain in Cheltenham for a very long time (unless we win Tattslotto, of course!).
Pros
  • Centrally located - parks, shopping, the beach
  • Quiet streets with friendly neighbours
  • Safe, family friendly feel
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • 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+

"Amazing neighbourhood"

Awesome suburb. Everything you could possibly imagine is within walking distance.

Nothing like Cheltenham in NSW which has a high crime rate.
Pros
  • close to everything, the beach, shopping, good schools, parks
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
TheLocal
TheLocal I disagree, I walk past Mayne street regularly and also live nearby, as to safety I don't feel unsafe. As for air plane noise that only generally affects areas on the Heatherton side of Warrigal Road and I would not be surprised there are complaints as it would be load. I live near Warrigal road on the Southland side and don't have any problems of air plane noise. Don't get me wrong there is the occasional plane as for noise generated its miniscule at best.

As for schools if you don’t like one there are plenty to choose from in the area.
2yrs+
TheHunted
TheHunted Carol is Cheltenham really a one star suburb? 5 minutes from some of the best schools in the state, 5 minutes from some of Melbourne's best suburban beaches, fantastic parks/play equipment, top swim schools, great shopping, family friendly neighbourhood (apart from your street lol), 30 minutes from the city, safe (apart from your street), express station to the city and so on and so forth. If Cheltenham is a one star suburb i would hate to see the star rating what you'd give to suburbs like Frankston, Narre Warren, Dandenong, Lynbrook and Cranbourne etc etc.
2yrs+
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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+

"My perspective after 20 years."

I previously wrote some comments that may have seemed negative, so bear with me while I reword it.

I have lived in Rosewarne Ave for over 20 years. It is a quiet family safe neighborhood. Southland is getting bigger, and the area is getting busier around it.

There's a lot of employment options in the area. My kids have loved being able to walk to various jobs at southland, never had any trouble picking up extra work whenever they needed extra cash.

There used to be drunks outside a nightclub that used to be in southland (it was called wild bills), and a bit of trouble that went with it, but thankfully it has closed! It's now a TGI fridays, and it's now a beautiful safe environment again (I was afraid to walk past southland late at night with that nightclub, but it's all good now)... If you like nightlife, you should probably consider another suburb, because cheltenham is really just a family environment now.

I have friends over in the east side of Cheltenham (far end of farm road) and there's a bit of airport noise over there, so buy/live closer to central cheltenham and you wont notice it at all.
Pros
  • Centrally located to lots of facilities
  • close to everything, the beach, shopping, good schools, parks
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
TheHunted
TheHunted Wow what a crook of ****. The most over the top review goes to k_freeson well done i love a good laugh.

Sounds like Robs back lol just under a different name. Sorry to hear you had a rough time in Chelt but where do you based your crime stats is it just on your experience? When i went to the Cheltenham police station they just laughed at me when i asked if Cheltenham was a bad suburb they then went and named a few suburbs that i should visit if i wanted to know what bad was. Drunken violence in the streets what am i missing no local news on this and nothing in the local paper are you sure? We are involved in many community things and no one has a bad word to say about Cheltenham (apart from the planes and parking at Southland)

Where does this unemployment stuff come from (funny that's the same thing Rob said before he deleted his post are you related). I'll give you a snap shot of my street and what we all do i'm a tradie, the lady next door is a Doctor, her husband has his own computer business, next door on the other side is a landscaper and a primary teacher, over the road a journalist and a bank manager not exactly slumming it our we.

Really your post is just like Robs way over the top in fact it sounds like your all working together to bad mouth the suburb why only you guys/girls will know. The last line about the stress and the fear really sums it up doesn't it nothing could be further from the truth we love this suburb and so do all our neighbours.

The fact you give Chelt one star makes me laugh what would you give Frankston? I said all the positives in my post and for you to say its a one star suburb really makes a joke of this website and its reviews.

Look forward to your next gem of a review under yet another name it's a wonder the admins of this site let this continue.
2yrs+
jendale
jendale Our friends live off Rosewarne Ave, on Newry Street. They've never once complained of any crime or other trouble. In fact it's a nice quiet area with the convenience of Southland around the corner. Airport noise or not, you could do a hell of a lot worse than Cheltenham, believe me.
2yrs+
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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+

"The perfect suburb?"

I've lived here for over 10 years and I can't imagine living anywhere else.

Great shopping, great transport, close to everything, great schools!!

I can't understate how great the schooling in Cheltenham is. The highschool has a great reputation for discipline and quality of teaching.. And best of all there are no less than 5 primary schools to chose from - all zoned with each other (Cheltenham East, Cheltenham, LePage, KingstonHeath, OurLadyOfTheAssumption). Where else can you get that kind of choice in education!!! Let alone being central to many private schools.

About 10 years ago there were some problems with hoons around some of the streets, particularly the north end of cavanagh street, but the suburb has changed dramatically since then. There is virtually no low-income housing any more, and virtually all of the housing commission homes have been sold to private owners now. So there's a lot of confident renewal and investment.

The well-renovated houses are now fetching prices close to (and sometimes over) $1mil, so it's a suburb you can safely invest in.

There is no noticeable airport noise near cheltenham, which seems to be the only thing which keeps the prices down (fear of airport noise), so the place represents amazing value.

Southland gives a lot of good shopping options for everyday stuff, and Chadstone is a short drive away.
Pros
  • Central to lots of things
  • safe and quiet area
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+

"Centrally located, great facilities, amazing value."

I lived in Kardinian Avenue for about 6 years until fairly recently.

Firstly the most obvious concern - yes there is airport noise on the east side. It is only really on the Cheltenham East side (east of Warrigal Road), so house values are much cheaper on this side. If you can afford it - pay the extra to live in central cheltenham.

There are plenty of amazing positives about this area -

There is an fantastic parkland everywhere, including an amazing park at the end of Farm Road.

The streets are generally well kept, and there is always plenty of on-street parking.

Public transport - buses everywhere, centralised around southland and the train station.

Every possible service, including lots of both premium and bulk billing doctors (a real bonus when you have kids!)

Great shopping at southland, every possible retailer and easy to get in and out of. Great living near southland when you have small kids. I'm there almost every day.

Cable internet is available (I went with Optus) and I found it very fast.

In Kardinian Avenue, during rains sometimes the road gets flooded towards the Farm Road end and around number 33.

Blocks in Cheltenham East are generally on the smallish side but good if you are looking for an area which is likely to stay as mostly freestanding houses.

Cheltenham Train Station has a great express train service to the CBD, and can get you to flinders street in 28 minutes!.

The houses are generally post-WW2 brick veneer. Watch out for:

1) Rotten floorboards/frame in the bathrooms (mostly from leaking shower recesses).
2) Rotten stumps.
3) Blocked pipes.
4) Issues with old wiring.
5) Steel windows! (very expensive to replace, you need to remove the brickwork as well)

5 very expensive lessons. If these things are okay, then most of the houses are very solid (hardwood frames) and provide a great base for extensions/renovations.
Pros
  • Centrally located to lots of facilities
  • Affordable alternative
  • Central to lots of things
  • close to everything, the beach, shopping, good schools, parks
  • safe and quiet area
  • friendly atmosphere
Cons
  • a little Airport Noise on east side
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
TheHunted
TheHunted Sammyj I have to strongly disagree with your comment about Airport noise we have lived in nearby Barclay dr for the past 4 years and find that for the most part plane/helicopter noise on this side of the Airport is actually pretty good. Dingley Village and Parkdale seem to cop the majority of the noise and the flight path would back me up on this. There are virtually no planes at night and we hear no planes after 6pm. When we bought the house it was the one thing we were worried about but now that we have lived here we find it is rarely an issue. We are at work during the day up until about 4pm so maybe will miss all the action. We don't seem to have many rentals in our street either and most families have been here for 20 years plus which gives the area a nice feel. One plus you also missed was the great coffee you can get from the Milkbar which is also a good place to meet the locals on the weekend drop by and say hello some time.
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Cheltenham - Beach side of Highway"

Locality is brilliant. 30 mins to city by train. Great local facilities and local shopping, Westfield Southland (incorporating shopping & entertainment) is close enough and far enough away to be a convenience. Cross section of age groups living in this section. Good parks & close to transport. Also close to some excellent schools in Cheltenham and surrounding suburbs (Mentone & Brighton). House prices are still very reasonable. A warm and welcoming community.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5
2yrs+

"Ideal Suburb"

I've been living in Cheltenham for over 5 years and love it. It has great parks, schools, shopping and some of the best golf courses in Melbourne - Royal Melbourne, Victoria etc. Also, its not too far from the city. Great place for families and young couples.
Pros
  • Affordable alternative
  • Centrally located to lots of facilities
  • Central to lots of things
  • close to everything, the beach, shopping, good schools, parks
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Cheltenham an unsafe suburb, don't believe the lies!!!"

Don't buy into the propaganda regarding the stories being told, Cheltenham is a great suburb that is extremely safe!!!

Questions need to be asked as to why realestate.com wont let people reply to some of the comments below, is there a something dodgy going on behind the scenes?
Pros
  • Safe, don't believe the lies being told here!
  • Affordable alternative
  • Centrally located to lots of facilities
  • Central to lots of things
  • close to everything, the beach, shopping, good schools, parks
Cons
  • Airport Noise
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Beach Lovers
Jason Spencer
Jason Spencer You can comment on reviews. Try the Comment button again.
2yrs+
ming75
ming75 I totally agree. I have lived here for 2 years and reading some of these comments make me think they're talking about another suburb. I have never seen drunks on the streets in the 2 years i've lived here.
2yrs+
TheLocal
TheLocal JVS you can now post comments "again"as they have been removed for the last two or three weeks... Hopefully they wont be removed again! I agree with you 100% Happyrooster, this is all propaganda.
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great suburb of Melbourne"

Normally I do not bother with online reviews, but the comments in this review section has stirred me to comment.
I have lived in Cheltenham for a long time, and have to say it is a wonderful area for people wanting to bring up a family (people are always walking their children in prams or on little bikes in the street, it is beautiful).
The beautiful parks and quiet streets are a surprise (we live on the Farm rd side) considering that the suburb is surrounded by a bustling shopping centre such as Southland, DFO, training airport, train station and yes some small business warehouses in small designated zoned areas near the busy roads. It is a 5 minute drive from the beach and 25 minute drive up Nepean to the city. The schools are plentiful, so if you don’t like the playground in one or the teacher you can try another, but seriously again it is personal experience. The little Cheltenham shopping strip is like a village of its own…the bakery there is divine and the owners and staff are so friendly AND remember your name!
Above all the atmosphere in this suburb has always been one of family and safety. I have lived in suburbs where safety is considered an issue, and I assure you, Cheltenham is not considered one of those suburbs, that’s why I live here and I do not intend on leaving anytime soon.
With regards to the airport there is no denying it is there, but honestly the planes do not bother you. During the week I work, at night time nothing over my house and over the weekends I believe they rotate the routes or something because I only ever hear some planes every now and then, most of the time they fly over the green wedge so you don’t really hear them; if you look up you could see them flying in the distance, if you like watching planes.
Like anyone wanting to buy a good home in a good area, reviews are only personal experiences, what one person says can be completely different to another. If you like the area and like the feel of it drive around it, spend some time there and I am sure you too will be drawn to the area. I was; and by the way people in Cheltenham don’t discriminate people according to shirt collar colours. If you have a blue or white collar you are all very welcome!
Pros
  • Great family friendly atmosphere
  • safe
  • great shopping
  • Affordable alternative
  • Centrally located to lots of facilities
  • Central to lots of things
  • close to everything, the beach, shopping, good schools, parks
Cons
  • Airport Noise
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great Place to be"

First of all I want to say I personally think Cheltenham is GREAT!!! I love the fact we are near Southland, the beach, and have our own train station. Cheltenham also has plenty of parks schools for those with families.

Cheltenham is a very diverse suburb. Expensive to the west, industrial by the north and noisy to the east. The reason for this is the surrounding suburbs of Cheltenham. We have Sandringham beach side which keeps prices high to the west, Industries to the north which have great factory direct prices if you know where to go. Heatherton and Moorabbin airport are to the east which can create noise from the airport and smells from Clayton tip which on rare occasions can enter Cheltenham areas. All I can say to people about the airport noise is if you live near an airport what do you expect? It is probably for that reason property prices in that pocket are cheaper than most parts of Cheltenham.

The thing about Cheltenham is it is a VERY diverse suburb where a distance of 100 meters or being on the wrong side of a road can make a difference of $100,000 in resell value or purchase price.

To put to rest the issues with the 1950’s and 1960’s houses in the Cheltenham area many have not been well maintained with regard to internal renovations and as some have pointed out rotten stumps and floor boards can be of concern. With regard to these properties what people do not say is that when these types of properties go on the market they are generally $100,000+ below market value because of these issues. Some great savings can be had here but put simply if you buy a house cheaper than it is normally worth in most cases there is a reason for it so don’t complain later because you didn’t do your homework in the first place.

Another thing I would stress is that Cheltenham really is location, location, location the areas of Cheltenham a very diverse so be sure if you are looking at Cheltenham to buy or rent do your homework as with many other suburbs there are good and bad parts.

As I stated earlier I think the Cheltenham is great, I’m just telling you as it is. It is because of Cheltenham’s diversity that we have people from all walks of life here and you can buy a property in this area no matter your budget. I really think it is a great place to live.
Pros
  • Affordable alternative
  • Centrally located to lots of facilities
  • close to everything, the beach, shopping, good schools, parks
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • 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+

"An amazing place to live"

Cheltenham is a peacefull area full of parks, schools and lovely people.
Pros
  • Affordable alternative
  • Centrally located to lots of facilities
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Excellent family friendly area"

We live on the more affordable side of the Highway and, when looking to buy at first, were dubious about the housing and general area. Since buying our first home in East Cheltenham we have been extremely plesed with the area. We have found our neighbours to generally be welcoming. Most of our neighbours bought in our street 30-40 years ago and are here to stay! There are many lovely local parks and the schools are all given great reviews by both parents and staff. Since buying our 3 bed home on a large block the prices of less deserible properties have reached close to what we paid, this seems to indicate Cheltenham is a place people are willing to pay for and can only be good news for those already invested in the area.
Pros
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Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Beach Lovers
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 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • 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+

"fantastic parks schools sports and shopping, has it all"

fantastic parks schools sports and shopping, has it all
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Cons
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Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Students
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • 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+

"Cheltenham - Farm Road Choice of two or more."

Great place - great for families . Excellent choice of schools for both girls and boys.
Thirty minutes to the city with good bus services.
3 to 5 mins by car to any of the following - make a choice
schools, church, train stations and beaches - mentone or cheltenham
shopping, - southland or DFO
Surrounded by beautiful parks.
Medical facilities are good.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • 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 5/5
2yrs+

"A great place to live for all.."

We have lived with our three children in Cheltenham for over 5 years..Since that time I have found Cheltenham to be a great place to live with fantastic neighbours, great schools and handy to Southland Shopping Centre.

For the kids I highly recommend Beaumaris Primary School and ABC Beaumaris. There are fabulous Restaurants nearby including Krishna Indian Restaurant on Bay Road.

It is a very safe neighbourhood as well and not once where we broken in to or our neighbours.

We will miss Cheltenham and our neighbours..we have bought our first home in Frankston.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great Neighbours"

Cheltenham is for great good neighbours and village feel. Nice to feel safe and the kids can drop into the neighbours and be welcome. Charman Road shopping centre has everything you need and is also close to Southland. Mentone shopping is within walking distance with reasonably priced family dining. It's close to public transport so you can get to the office without drama.
Great for jogging along the beach and swimming - a good clean beach with life saving club. - a 3 min drive to Mentone beach. Lots of sport for the kids. Great schools - Mentone Girls College within walking distance as are the Mentone Grammar Schools, St Bedes and St Patricks and Mentone Primary. An established area with established gardens - lots of trees and bird life. Great place for kids to grow up in. Traffic can be a little heavy around school drop off and pick up times. A good reason to walk the 5 mins to schools and station. Theres a few good court locations with neighbour only traffic - wonderful!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+

"Goods schools and kindergartens with the beach close by"

There is a lot to like about Cheltenham. There are some good schools in the area as well as excellent kindergartens.
The area is reasonably well serviced by public transport so you can get to Southland or into the city without any difficulty.
Closer to the beach than the city this is a great spot for beach lovers that don’t like the salt crust on everything that you get living right on the beach.
There is a gold course close by for the golf lovers and plenty of good parks to add to the green feel of the area.
Good for families with kids of all ages and retirees.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
ReviewWizard
ReviewWizard Yep! I just love living in Cheltenham. I live in Weatherall Road. Very close to Beaumaris. So close in fact many of my neighbours like to call it Beaumaris - the snobby ones anyhow! Funny how much a suburb name can mean to some people.
2yrs+
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