8.4 out of 10

Croydon

Ranked 188th best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.7930617781844 145.282661420484
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Internet Access
  • Public Transport
  • Clean & Green
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Country Lovers

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Sep 11, 2015

"A small town - where everybody knows your name!"

I have been a resident in Croyden for over 2 years now. I rent a house with 2 of my friends, and attend university in Melbourne CBD. We all use public transport to get to and from uni, of which the costs do add up but that is our best option at the moment. The only problem with the public transport is the lack of stops, and times that the buses are running. I live a short walk from the shops which helps alot! My favourite thing to do is stand on our roof of a summer night and do my yoga. We also have a 2 indoor pet rabbits, 1 dog, and 1 kit which we all take on a morning stroll.
Pros
  • Green
Cons
  • Public transport
  • more buses would be great!
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
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 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 Suburb to live in"

We have lived in Croydon since 1987, Eastland, Chirnside and Knox shopping very close. Good government and Private schools around. Takes 35 mins to drive to Melbourne, I worked in Hawthorn at 1 time and would take 15mins to get to Melbourne with the heavy traffic all day. Everything you need is in Croydon and Ringwood area. The suburb is very green and a lovely place to live. The toll way with house prices half of what they are only 20 min drive way. Don't srtess over a big mortgage buy here. The house we are in now we payed 173000 for in 1997, valued at 700000+ now. 44 sq on 1100 sq m of land. So don't think houses don't go up in the out east THEY DO BIG TIME. Even more scope with the Toll way and new expansion at Eastland, COSCO. and Croydon Shopping centre over the next 2-3 years.
Pros
  • Green
  • Schools
  • Medical
  • Swimming pool
  • Bicycle paths
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5
2yrs+

"Parklands, schools, transport and shopping"

Croydon offers a great lifestyle for families, young couples or retires. It is surrounded by quality primary and secondary schools and has great shopping facilities. Excellent transport with buses, train station and an easy drive to Melbourne or Mornington Peninsula on Eastink.
Pros
  • Green
  • Schools
  • Medical
  • Swimming pool
  • Bicycle paths
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
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 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Looking for First Home"

We are looking around this area....
Pros
  • affordable housing
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Country 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 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Green and Leafy"

From Ringwood to the Dandenongs and beyond, the undulating terrain and nature is really picturesque... Love living here!
Pros
  • Green
  • Schools
Cons
  • Public transport
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Far to overpopulated"

Ridiculous to get any where, major house density,impossible to right hand turn onto main thoroughfare, impossible to park, unsafe to walk any time of day,
Pros
  • outside one needs to be kept
  • Swimming pool
Cons
  • Public transport
J-S1234
J-S1234 You need to go inner city and drive and go for walk in, This will tell you your comment is crap.
2yrs+
MrsFranks
MrsFranks Where do you actually live?
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"A Community For Families"

Having lived in Croydon for over 30 years, I have seen the area undergo a variety of changes. However, the one constant is Croydon's family-friendly lifestyle and facilities.

The Croydon Railway Station is well serviced by buses and taxis, and is an easy walk or drive from most parts of the suburb. Similarly, Maroondah Highway provides quick and easy access to nearby Ringwood and Melbourne via the Eastlink Freeway to the west, and the Yarra Valley to the east.

The Eastlink Freeway has created easy access to the south, and it is now a quick trip to the Mornington Peninsula and Port Philip Bay.
Pros
  • Bicycle paths
  • Swimming pool
  • Croydon Leisure Centre
  • Green
  • Schools
  • Medical
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
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 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 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"So far so good..."

We have just moved into Croydon, from the inner suburbs of Melbourne and have been really impressed by the area. It will great to see how things develop during our time here...
Pros
  • Green
  • Schools
Cons
  • more buses would be great!
  • Public transport
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5
2yrs+

"Good"

4/5 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 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 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Fantastic for families!"

Croydon is a leafy green suburb, about 40 mins to the city by train. Trains are frequent and not too bad. The Dandenong Ranges form a stunning backdrop to the area. There are shopping centers, and great medical facilities. Childcare options and many parks make this area perfect for young families.
Pros
  • Green
  • Medical
  • Schools
Cons
  • Public transport
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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 5/5
  • 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+
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5
2yrs+
5/5
2yrs+

"Bustling location and retail hub"

A lovely neighbourhood with over 20,000 residents, Croydon is a thriving shopping hub boasting restaurants, a cinema, hairdressers, supermarkets, toy stores, clothing shops, chemists, bakeries, florists and more. An ideal location for families, Croydon plays host to a leisure centre, public pool, community arts centre, youth centre, golf course and cricket and football clubs. There are also a number of primary and secondary schools in the area as well as a technology university. A train station and various bus routes service the town and link Croydon with neighbouring areas.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
5/5
2yrs+

"Great Shopping; Great Schools"

Views to the Dandenongs in some parts, gravel bush roads in other parts, great shopping and rail access in the centre of town... if ever there was a suburb with the lot this is it!
Croydon has long been a family favourite, favoured for the serenity and quiet ambience, and while it has grown in size to include Croydon Hills - a small estate now well-established - the central Croydon still exudes the same character it always has.
Long-time residents are many, but young families and first-home buyers are also moving to the area thanks to the train station, bus services and housing affordability.
To view properties for sale and rent in the area go to www.philipwebb.com.au
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees