7.5 out of 10

Craigieburn

Ranked 283rd best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.6038324210706 144.935261310413
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Public Transport
  • Schools
  • Childcare
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Trendy & Stylish

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Jan 01, 2017

"Nice"

I cant believe all the negative comments about how Craigieburn has changed. It needed to change and has so much to offer now . Yes there r hoons but big deal they r everywhere. Ive lived here for 2 years now and it has so much to offer. Its a changing place and only for the better. Council is great , shops are clean , new estates are green and beautiful. I disagree with all the negative comments. I knew Craigieburn 20 years ago and there was nothing. Dont complain about getting everything !!!!
Pros
  • Fantastic Family Parks
  • Bigger houses! more space to live and for kids to play
  • Great Library Facilities
  • Safe neighbourhood
  • the place is very beautiful and the houses are new and at affordable prices!
Cons
  • hoons and renters with loud music and car noise
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Dec 20, 2016

"Overcrowded"

Overbuilt with tiny blocks, no body seems to care about how there property looks. Even the new areas are looking run down and uncared for. Property growth hasn't been as good as other part of Melbourne. Some very cheaply built homes which will make the suburb look like a slum area in the next 20 + years. Better value to buy in the older part of craigieburn as you can still get large blocks of land and land is far more valuable in the long term than a new house on a tiny block of land
Cons
  • hoons and renters with loud music and car noise
  • houses so close to each other
  • Feeling of being unsafe
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Nov 19, 2016

"Craigieburn was a very happening place. But it is growing too fast and not enough integration is happening"

Craigieburn had real character. It has great sports facilities and very nice people. But there has been a new influx of people from other suburbs and other parts of the world and it has become very hectic and busy.

Craigieburn is an easy 25 minutes to the city and has great transport options including the train and buses.

Craigieburn already has some very nice shops and lovely restaurants and takeaways.

We love Craigieburn and had three properties there but we are on the way out and will move soon.

Am very sad to leave but it just does not feel like home any more.

Hopefully the council will recognise that they have dropped the ball and will try to make it what it can be.
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
Nov 18, 2016

"Sadly has gone downhill"

I used to love this suburb but now it's just gone so bad. Part of the problem is the crazy growth that had happened in the last five years. The community feel is all but gone and the place feels like everyone is tense and on tenterhooks. I have never been at the receiving end of violence or crime but in the last few months I have twice been screamed at, and been spat at, my car was keyed and just today and idiot tried to run me off the road. People used to call it Crazyburn in jest but now it's true.
Cons
  • Very unsafe
  • hoons and renters with loud music and car noise
  • houses so close to each other
  • Dirty unclean shopping area with spit on the ground
  • Feeling of being unsafe
  • waiting for the shopping centre! it is the only thing Craigieburn lack at this time otherwise its a great suburb to live in.
5/5
Nov 11, 2016

"Safe & Great place to raise a family"

I've only just bought a house and lived in Craigieburn for the past year and I must say I'm very happy with our decision to move here. I lived in the west prior, but in Craigieburn I've never felt safer and have had no problems. I can't speak for the newer parts such as highlands etc, as I stay in the older side of Craigieburn on the Bridgewater side. I have a young family & stay on a quiet cul-de-sac, neighbors are all very friendly & all look out for one another. Kids play outside with the neighbors kids. A lot of nearby parks & lakes. You have a few shopping centres to choose from, Central, Plaza and Highlands. There's a lot of cafes and eatery places. There's the big Splash park opening next year & a lot of other new developments for the public. Overall if you have a young or growing family Craigieburn is a great place to raise your children with many facilities.
Pros
  • Fantastic Family Parks
  • Bigger houses! more space to live and for kids to play
  • Safe neighbourhood
  • Great Library Facilities
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Nov 11, 2016

"Growing suburb now facing some real issues"

Have lived in Craigieburn now for the last 24 years. It used to be lovely suburb with leafy streets and friendly and nice people. The newer parts developed since the last 10 years like along the lakes, the golf course and the Malcolm creek and up Mount Ridley are really nice but the recent developments near the horrible big shopping centre are truly awful small and tightly packed.. It is now noisy and busy with an unpleasant vibe developing.

It's a poor sign of the times when there local Safeway needs a security guard.

Sadly the old Craigieburn is gone and we are leaving too.
Cons
  • Too much traffic
  • houses so close to each other
  • hoons and renters with loud music and car noise
  • Feeling of being unsafe
  • Dirty unclean shopping area with spit on the ground
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Nov 11, 2016

"Used to be a nice suburb that is really going to the dogs"

I have a few friends here who want to move out but cannot because of the low property values. The problem is they are feeling unsafe. There are too many hoons, and children roaming the streets after midnight. My friend had here letter box kicked down five times and her front door mat has been stolen. People steal her seedling from her front yard when she plants them. So she is now very disappointed. Whenever I visit her I do see what she means.

To be fair Craigieburn has some nice pockets but you have to go through the rough parts to get there.
Pros
  • Fantastic Family Parks
Cons
  • Feeling of being unsafe
  • Dirty unclean shopping area with spit on the ground
  • hoons and renters with loud music and car noise
  • houses so close to each other
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Nov 11, 2016

"Used to be a nice suburb that is really going to the dogs"

I have a few friends here who want to move out but cannot because of the low property values. The problem is they are feeling unsafe. There are too many hoons, and children roaming the streets after midnight. My friend had here letter box kicked down five times and her front door mat has been stolen. People steal her seedling from her front yard when she plants them. So she is now very disappointed. Whenever I visit her I do see what she means.

To be fair Craigieburn has some nice pockets but you have to go through the rough parts to get there.
Pros
  • Fantastic Family Parks
Cons
  • Feeling of being unsafe
  • Dirty unclean shopping area with spit on the ground
  • hoons and renters with loud music and car noise
  • houses so close to each other
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 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great Suburb with good facilities and friendly neighbourhoods"

I moved into Craigieburn about 5 years ago and have seen this suburb changing for good. The new Craigieburn shopping centre has brought in great shopping facilities in a growing suburb and houses are generally quite affordable. The overall infrastructure is very good indeed. While traffic is growing but so does the investment and roads are being duplicated all along. Early this year when my wife found a job we had to ask local childcare centres for a place for our 3 year old and lucky me we found a place within a week. There are quite a few childcare centres and many schools both at primary and secondary levels. There are also state and private schools in Craigieburn. Craigieburn has proven to be a great family oriented suburb. Along with plenty of playgrounds and sports fields the new Craigieburn Library is really a great place for learning.
If you are a family and looking for an affordable place to live without making any compromises, then don't look beyond Craigieburn.
Pros
  • Great Shopping centre now open
  • Bigger houses! more space to live and for kids to play
  • Fantastic Family Parks
  • the place is very beautiful and the houses are new and at affordable prices!
  • Great Library Facilities
  • Safe neighbourhood
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
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 3/5
  • 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+

"CrazyburnCafeLover"

I have been in Craigieburn for 4 years and I love the many Cafes now established here such as the one at the new Craigieburn Library, Lago Fino, Degani, the Waterside Cafe etc. I also like the fact we can now eat out at the Highlands Hotel. The food hall at the new Craigieburn Central once complete will mean we will have great meals locally. Best move we ever made.
Pros
  • Bigger houses! more space to live and for kids to play
  • Fantastic Family Parks
  • the place is very beautiful and the houses are new and at affordable prices!
  • Great Library Facilities
  • Safe neighbourhood
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
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 1/5
  • 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+

"Great atmosphere...whats not to like about Highlands!"

We moved to Highlands last year, we love being able to walk our dog through the beautiful park lands & play a game of Sunday tennis! The new shopping town square will be opening soon which is walking distance from us. I love the master plan of highlands...it has a great community feel to it!
Pros
  • Bigger houses! more space to live and for kids to play
  • Fantastic Family Parks
  • the place is very beautiful and the houses are new and at affordable prices!
  • Great Library Facilities
  • Safe neighbourhood
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
2yrs+

"Nice Place to Live, but it's going to be great"

Great place to live and don't be shy with your neighbours evreyone is friendly!
Most people here are always happy to say hello so don't be shy our children have made may nice friends nearby home, overall good investment
We didn't choose Mount Ridley for school as it is not the right one to get an academic education standards are low teaching kids are learning work that is a low standard so do your own homework everything looks good on paper but in real life forget it!
Other schools in the area have bus services so it makes it easier anyway.
Neighbourhood has many facilities in place and lots more if you can wait a bit
It's not hard to get around if you want to and lots of community groups to be involved with
Great place to live just wait and see!
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • 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+

"Craigieburn Rocks.........Excellent Location!!"

Craigieburn is such a lively place. Its great for families since there is so many activities happening plus festivals etc. Hume city council is great.

The location is best because its not far from city and very peaceful place.
Go for a drive on weekends and enjoy the countryside..watch cows and sheep grazing, you can even see kangaroos!!!What can be more beautiful!!!

With the new shopping centre, its just going to be perfect so we dont have to go to Roxburgh or Broady anymore.

Craigieburn is also close to Sydney rd..where such exotic cuisines are sold..great for muslims since lots of halal restraurants.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A growing suburb with good transport connections"

I moved to Craigieburn Highlands in 2006 when I build my house here. I was newly married without any kids and my rationale for this selection was that Craigieburn has many transport options to go to any direction. There is Hume Highway, Hume Freeway and Mickleham Road which provides multiple options for residents to connect to different suburbs.
Craigieburn train station opened a few years ago adding another commuting option to CBD.
In last 6 years the population of Craigieburn has grown quickly and so does the facilities. There are 3 new schools opened in Highlands in last 6 years, including a Christian school, a primary school and a high school. While shopping options are limited but Stockland's new shopping centre provides some new shopping facilities with good parking options. This also allows Highlanders to shop within Highlands without going to Craigieburn shopping centre.
There are many bus routes now operating in Highlands.
Parks and street landscaping within Highlands is very good and really distinguishes it from other areas.
Now we have two kids and they are going to school and child care and getting a place for them was not a big issue. The distance to these facilities is less than a kilometer which means we can have a walk or a short car drive every day.
We are eagerly awaiting for the Craigieburn Town Centre which will provide the much awaited shopping options to Craigieburn. Once completed there will be no need for us to go to Epping or Broadmeadows for any big item shoppings.
Pros
  • Growing school options
  • Good dentist and GP options
  • Bigger houses! more space to live and for kids to play
  • Fantastic Family Parks
  • the place is very beautiful and the houses are new and at affordable prices!
  • Great Library Facilities
  • Safe neighbourhood
Cons
  • hoons and renters with loud music and car noise
  • waiting for the shopping centre! it is the only thing Craigieburn lack at this time otherwise its a great suburb to live in.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
AshN
AshN Hi Shoaib,

Thanks for the fantastic review. I am planing to buy in Craigieburn near wterview boulevard. I work in city. Please provide me some suggestions if the day to day commute will be an issue? And what are the travel times and best way to go to city.

Regards
Ash
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 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • 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+

"Great place to live"

Not to far from the city, airport, Hume Hwy, great schools, new shopping centres. new vibe as the infurstructure continues to grow. park lands are nice. Great place to enjoy the summer days.
Pros
  • Bigger houses! more space to live and for kids to play
  • Fantastic Family Parks
  • the place is very beautiful and the houses are new and at affordable prices!
  • Great Library Facilities
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Stuck here. Gotta make the most of it."

Great place for getting away from the city and crowded suburbs although this place is going to turn out like that one day. Neighbours keep to themselves. Parking at the shopping centre is a nightmare as is the train station so thank God we have a new Woolworths shopping centre.
Desperately need a post office because the current one is hopeless.

Inconsiderate renters with loud music and neighbours with no regard on week nights.

If I wasn't such a greedy investment owner, I'd probably like it but I am stuck here now with a mortgage and I am going to make the most of it. Hopefully you lot on here can help me change my mind on some of the things I mentioned.

Yet another estate where people are binded so close together, you can hardly breathe
Pros
  • Fantastic Family Parks
Cons
  • houses so close to each other
  • hoons and renters with loud music and car noise
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Craigieburn a Great Safe Family Suburb"

I have been here for a year and my kids aged 8 and 6 love it. They have made great friends at the new Mt Ridley Year 1-12 HighSchool. They have great parks to play in and we have the new Stockland Highlands Mall just around the corner from us. The mall has Woolworths, Reject Shop, Degani etc which is good for us. The teachers are very engaged at Mt Ridley and they have high speed internet with training rooms that are very child friendly. I a glad we moved to Highlands in Craigieburn and I would recommend this suburb as a safe reasonably priced neighbourhood.
Pros
  • Great new High School Mt Ridley
  • Great new Highlands Stockland Mall
  • Bigger houses! more space to live and for kids to play
  • Safe neighbourhood
  • the place is very beautiful and the houses are new and at affordable prices!
  • Fantastic Family Parks
  • Great Library Facilities
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
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+

"Craigieburn - countrytown friendliness with green urban chic"

I have lived here for three years and love walking thru the great under-rated parks and the large modern Craigieburn Footy Stadium in Highlands. The rail connection to downtown and bus connections are extremely user friendly for getting to work. The new Craigieburn Library is state of the art and will complement the new High Schools, public and private in Craigieburn. The new Town Centre layout by Lend Lease is a fantastic and will add value and character to a suburb that is forging ahead.
Pros
  • Fantastic Family Parks
  • Great Library Facilities
  • Outstanding Train and Bus services
  • Bigger houses! more space to live and for kids to play
  • Safe neighbourhood
  • the place is very beautiful and the houses are new and at affordable prices!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5
2yrs+

"Craigieburn- HighLands!"

We are living in highlands and there is a creek infront of our house... absolutely beautiful area! the place is very clean and green! Alot of new restruants are opening up so no more going to nearby suburbs for dinning out! its a quite place! best for families but not much of a night life for hard party goers! Even though all our neighbours have dogs but you never hear them! before living in craigieburn we were living in a flat in monee ponds, even though the area was great to live in... our flat felt like a shoe box to me. I am so happy after moving out here as i like bigger houses and especially need a big proper kitchen to cook! The travel to CBD takes almost 55 minutes at peak hours and around 40 mins off peak! Near to Airport and alot of freeways and toll ways, so no problem reaching to CBD at all!
Pros
  • Bigger houses! more space to live and for kids to play
  • Safe neighbourhood
  • the place is very beautiful and the houses are new and at affordable prices!
Cons
  • waiting for the shopping centre! it is the only thing Craigieburn lack at this time otherwise its a great suburb to live in.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Good place for country feel"

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

"i love craigieburn"

Best suburb i have lived in and i have lived in alotttt of suburbs.
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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • 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 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Good friendly family orientated place to live"

Have been in Craigieburn 13 years now and it has grown too fast, however saying that it still has a friendly feel to it. It is good for families in the way that it is a community minded place. The best thing to do here is to get involved in the sporting clubs, great people here. The downfall is of course the shopping, the car park is disgraceful. Public transport is good however again, there is limited parking at the rail station.
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  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Not That Great"

Lived here for 4 years on Axminster DR. Dreadful place. Prefer Roxburgh Park. Closer to shops & nicer neighbours.
AdamS
AdamS What was so dreadful about it? Surely a 1/5 is a little extreme?

AJ
2yrs+
micknug
micknug I have lived on Axminster Drive for 5 years and absolutely love it, we have a beautiful view of the golf course, it is quiet and out neighbours are fantastic! Roxy, no thanks!
2yrs+
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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 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • 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+

"Great Place for First Home Buyers"

Good place for first home buyers as you can buy a house at an affordable price. over the years it has developed quite a lot. There are a few schools around heaps of parks.
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  • Retirees
5/5
2yrs+
sumitbhola
sumitbhola Excellent Suburb I've ever seen in Melbourne. Love you Craigieburn
2yrs+
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Close, but far enough away!"

I like living in Craigieburn because it's out in the burbs but still close enough to the city. Close to airport, major feeways and larger shopping centres. Though it would be nice to have our own.
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  • Families with kids
  • Retirees