8.6 out of 10

Echuca

Ranked 4th best suburb in Goulburn
-36.125440841 144.74894791
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  • Schools
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Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Escape to the country"

Sick of the cost of city life, and the daily commute ?
Move to the Echuca ! Everything you need at half the cost ! You can buy a superb home here for 1/2 what it costs in Melbourne. More sunny days than the Gold Coast. Top schools both state and private.
Something happening almost every weekend. Coffee shop and resturants again at 1/2 the cost of Melbourne. Get your kids out of the city life and move up here you wont regret it.
Pros
  • Top Schools in Echuca and just over the bridge in Moama
  • Plenty of work especially for trades people
  • NEVER seen a drug addict or gang on the streets.
Cons
  • Parking meters in Echuca business district
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  • Families with kids
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  • Country Lovers
JulieP2
JulieP2 What's work like in the hospitality industry or anything touristy I have a bus license so would like to maybe tour guide
2yrs+
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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 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 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Beautiful Town With Fantastic People"

Echuca Victoria i say is one of the best places i have ever been to i visited for about 5 yrs almost every weekend & now i live here. It is a town where at 5am you see alot of joggers, if you say hi you always get a hi & a smile back i dont feel as though i am going to get shot like you do in some melbourne towns. I say Echuca is the place to be with a fantastic people and fantastic facilities i give Echuca 10/10.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"The seachange on the river..."

I love Echuca. It is a small city on the banks of the Murray just two hours north of Melbourne, and is one of the friendliest places I've lived. There are some areas to avoid just like any other place; but on the whole it is very safe. There is ok shopping but major centres like Shepparton and Bendigo are within an hour's drive, and Melbourne is in easy reach if you take the train/bus. The tourist season sees the town explode in population (I think most of Melbourne come up then), so over Christmas/New Year till Easter the place is alive - and that is when Echuca holds two of its major attractions in the Jazz Food & Wine Festival and Southern 80 ski race (both in February). It has a Winter Blues Festival in July which is also pretty cool.

Echuca needs more parks (LOL, but try going down the river - you're not here for the playground...), but Moama (across the river and Echuca's twin city) has an adventure playground with bbqs that is free. There are a couple of very busy doctor's surgeries (and one equally busy hospital with lovely staff), and daycare is readily available. There is a cinema with four separate screens and indoor heated pool, as well as a shire library. You can walk to most places in town, and there is a town bus service that travels to Moama as well. The clubs across the river all have courtesy buses, and I don't think I've ever been dished up a bad meal - this is Echuca's meal ticket after all!!! The Port area is lovely and I tended to live down there every Sunday for a relaxing afternoon with friends and family just having a glass of wine. The nightlife is ordinary, but Friday and Saturday nights are ok with plenty of pubs/clubs to visit. Supermarkets (Coles and Woolworths) are open till midnight.

Jobs are ok to come by but can be limited. There is a Tafe which is Bendigo based. For families there are heaps of primary schools around which are all good, but only one main secondary school except for the Catholic and Anglican colleges (and I would choose one of them if I could afford it). Younger adults tend to leave the area for uni in Bendigo and Melbourne, but many return once they have families of their own. Houses can be a little pricey to rent and buy, but still very affordable by large city standards, and your groceries will cost more due to zoning. There isn't much in the way of traffic, but avoid driving in the main shopping area at peak times as parking can become limited with sooo many tourists and their boats! I had lived in Echuca for 28 years before moving to Melbourne and would return in a heartbeat for the friendly, laidback atmosphere. And the sound of the paddlesteamers which I loved.
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johnw33
johnw33 I was wondering what areas to avoid, we are looking to move to Echuca
5 days ago
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3/5
2yrs+
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • 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 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+

"Echuca, Victoria"

Perfect for a family holiday. Specially for those who love a bit of teh country life great place to getaway. Also perfect for retirment
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4/5
2yrs+

"A lovely spot to live and a great spot for a wedding"

I spent some time here for a friends wedding and it was a wonderful time. A beautiful city situated on the Murray River with some lovely buildings and places to stay.

It was nice and green and easy to get around. The area was serviced by a good range of shops so if you needed anything you could get it.

This would be a place that I would consider living in and would definitely visit again. Nothing can beat sitting in the beautiful Autumn Echuca sunshine overlooking the River Murray.
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