8.0 out of 10

Croydon North

Ranked 238th best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.772047350596 145.282233619339
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Schools
  • Safe & Sound
  • Clean & Green
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
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Reviews

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 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A hidden gem of an area"

Croydon North is a peaceful and rustic pocket, hedged between Wonga Park, Croydon Hills and Chirnside Park. It has larger blocks and well presented homes and it is just a short drive to Eastlink or the Maroondah Highway and has village style shops and high quality schools including Yarra Valley Grammar within walking distance. The area has wandering hills and lots of walking tracks along the creeks and reserves. We moved here 2 years ago and love the lifestyle. There are plenty of families in the area and on the weekend you can easily get to Warrandyte, the Yarra Glen wineries or Eastland Shopping town depending on your preference. The area is ideal for families and empty nesters. The area is also a great investment as house prices have risen dramatically in early 2010 and as Melbourne's population grows, areas like this with larger blocks and homes will become more and more desirable. Equivalent suburbs in Sydney (where we moved here from) are full of seven figure homes now. It is also dog friendly with lot's of doggy friendly reserves.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Quiet and god neighbourhood"

Borola Court is a nice and quiet place. Neighbour are friendly,nice and helpful.Good and safe locaton for kids. Aot of green and reserve area. Easy and good transport facilities. The East link provide a quick route to city . good for families with kids and retirees.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5
2yrs+

"Relatively young suburb ideal for families"

Based in outer eastern Melbourne, Croydon Hills is a relatively young suburb that has only been a residential location for 20 years. With over 5,000 residents, Croydon Hills is a good sized town best suited to families. The area boasts many parks, walking trails and native bushland as well as several churches, a community centre and a number of primary and secondary schools. Property in Croydon Hills is typically single storey brick veneer homes with large allotments and the average cost of buying a home in the area is $365,000. Public transport is limited to buses, which link Croydon Hills with neighbouring towns such as Warrandyte, Wonga Park, Croydon North, Warranwood, Ringwood and Croydon.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
3/5
2yrs+

"Ideal for escaping the city rat race after work"

Croydon North is a smaller town outside of Croydon and Croydon Hills with almost 8,000 residents. Based 30km from Melbourne’s CBD, it is an ideal location for families and professionals who work in the city but want to come home to the suburbs to escape the rat race. Croydon North is serviced by buses which link Croydon North to neighbouring towns such as Ringwood, Croydon, Chirnside Park and Lilydale. Other neighbouring tows include Wonga Park and Croydon Hills. Property in Croydon North sells for an average of $335,000.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
4/5
2yrs+

"A good family area"

Parks, lakes and wildlife, this is a wonderful spot to be. There are a lot of parks and reserves making this a great spot for those that love a walk among the trees. It also has one of the best vibes you could find anywhere in Melbourne. But that’s because it has what I'm looking for.
Families will love the proximity to schools and kindergartens.
There is a Centro not far away so you can get everything you need without having to venture too far away.
Safe tree lined streets make it a great spot for kids, and you don't have to worry about your cats or dogs getting hit either.
It’s not going to be the ideal spot for young professionals or couples unless you like the quiet life and don't mind not having the restaurants, cafes and abundant nightlife you can get in other suburbs.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+

"A nice place to be with a bit for everyone."

A great suburb with a great feel to it.
The area is well serviced by public transport getting you to where you need to go. It’s not a bad commute to the city either if you work in the CBD.
There is the Chirnside Park Shopping complex not far away so if you can't get it around the corner, just take the next corner, it’s that close.
For families there are schools within walking distance and for those with younger children, there is childcare close by as well. This makes living here very convenient.
Safe streets and with parks close by make this a great family location.
But if you're looking for nightlife and masses of restaurants perhaps this isn't the spot for you.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5
2yrs+

"A Little Pocket Of Convenience"

Nestled between Plymouth Road and Yarra Road this quiet and undulating pocket is the gateway to the bush. Peaceful and winding, each court has its own personality and almost all of them are metres from a reserve. Although it is one of Melbourne's smaller little suburbs it has a vast amount of green, open space with 4 reserves and many little parks scattered around. They include Narr-Maen Reserve, Yarrunga Reserve, Candlebark Walk and Settlers Orchard Reserve. Croydon Hills Primary School and Luther College are the only school within the suburb, however Yarra Valley Grammer, Melbourne's Rudolf Steiner School, Warranwood Primary School and Yarra Road Primary School all abut the main Croydon Hills arterials.

A Telebus runs through Croydon Hills and a Connex bus service runs along Plymouth and Yarra Roads, Bemboka Rd, Narr-Maen Drive, Campaspe and Croydon Hills Drives.

McAdam Square, just across from Luther College, is close and Centro Croydon is a short drive or bus trip keeping everyone well serviced.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees