8.8 out of 10

Epping

Ranked 149th best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.6261508774516 144.997469278954
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  • Medical Facilities
  • Shopping Options
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11 hours ago

"A beautiful place to live"

Epping is a beautiful town to live in - it still has that country feel but is so close to everything. Kaufland is coming into the area soon. I love it and wouldn't live anywhere else.
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16 hours ago

"Jolly Good Spot"

It's a jolly good spot, lots of green and clean spaces, child friendly and dog friendly parks. People are friendly albeit they do keep to themselves safe a few nosey ones. It's so convenient and it does drive the value of property up. I think in the future, more and more people will want to live near shopping centres just because they do not want to drive and find a park.
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2 days ago

"Ssshhh... A Secret Delight! ...As yet Undiscovered!"

Leafy Undulating Peaceful... Safe and Quiet! ...Atmospherically suburb with Views!!!

Epping offers a friendly, courteous, VILLAGE Ambience...

It has massive plaza, with its own Post office, banks... range of doctors, dentists, ophthalmologists... Costco, Hospitals, Bunning, Macca, Hungry Jack, KFC, coffee shops, restaurants, supermarkets, hairdressers, butchers and bakers, among others - including an 'open twenty-four hour' business, and a Travel Agent, if one should ever feel the need to take a break! Major shopping centres such as Mill Park Westfield, Uni Hill can be reached in minutes.

It is handsomely served by sporting facilities of all kinds... and boasts Tennis Courts, Lawn Bowls, Ovals and Fields for AFL, soccer, rugby, baseball, softball and the like.... together with a full Aquatic Centre housing indoor/outdoor pools - therapy spas - diving boards, and so on.

It is perfect for Family Living and offers a variety of Schools, Parks, Open spaces, Bike paths, local churches and a Creek in and around the community from which to choose.

It is blessed with many larger land parcels and property bargains galore, since it is yet to be "discovered." Several streets are elevated and homes on these offer glorious views.

It is quietly served by Train and Bus...

Add to this - a 20 minute trip to the Airport .. and one realises its superb LOCATION!

People in Epping ...nod... smile... wave... and laugh! A rarity indeed these days! It is a "blink" in time, and the road passes through... leaving its inhabitants to enjoy its rich benefits, whiling away the day - whilst others whiz by!!!

In A few words...

A quiet, residential, unpretentious, friendly pocket of society served by a train station, bus-stops ; sporting facilities/venues, parks, bike paths, creek, churches, schools, community and shopping outlets.

Ssshhh.....!
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2 days ago

"Fantastic area and friendly growing community""

Close to everything Epping caters for all ages from the new units and townhouses to the family homes close to Sporting clubs, Primary schools,Secondary school, Real Estate ,child care centres, Plaza, Westfield shopping centre, fields,,buses,easy access to the freeway and a quick drive to the city and Airports,great parklands and ovals and most importantly friendly people.
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6 days ago

"Moved to the best suburb in Melbourne!"

After looking to buy a home by the bay and through to the hills and every in between we found what we consider the best suburb. It has the country feel but yet close to everything. The local shopping centre caters for all your needs including both an Aldi and Safeway within the same car park. Day care centres are all rated highly. You have your pick from the top high schools in the state as they are all near by. Quick access to the freeway which is a God send for going to work. Once 9am hits the freeway is clear and no traffic build up. Public transport at your door step. For a family with young kids surrounded by so many retirees and young families in our estate it makes me feel very safe day and night. Can not fault it one bit!
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6 days ago

"We LOVE Epping!"

We have lived in Mt Waverley, Rowville, Narre Warren, Box hill. In our humble opinion Epping is one of the best suburbs in which to raise a family. We have lived here now for few years and would not consider moving. Epping offers the best of country and city living with great local schools (private, public & Catholic), shopping, transport and recreational facilities. The suburb has a great mix of people from tradies to professionals. At the time of writing this review, properties range from about the $400k - $1m plus range. In a nutshell. It's just a really nice place to live.
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Jul 10, 2019

"Wonderful"

Epping and the surrounding suburbs are simply wonderful!

There are awesome restaurants and cafes everywhere and a couple of nice pubs/bars for entertainment. Off traffic, the drive to the city is straight forward or the train just takes 40 minutes stopping all stations.

It's super family friendly and has a great community spirit.

There are heaps of job opportunities in various industries less than 30 minutes drive from Epping direction to the city.

It's probably one of the best value for money suburbs regardless if you are buying or renting, and even in a falling market Epping has been increasing in value as there is very limited supply of houses. People have been moving from all over the place over the last couple of years and there are more and more young couples with young children who are still fulfilling the Aussie dream of home ownership without being a slave to the banks for their whole life.
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Jul 10, 2019

"My Epping"

I moved to Epping after 10 years living in Box Hill. It's the best life decision I've ever made. My travel to the city each day takes only 10 mins longer than it used to take me to drive to Box Hill then train to city. I know all of my neighbours by name, but still have enough personal space to keep to my own when that's my preference. There are foodie meccas hidden everywhere here - some of the restaurants are outstanding. To top all of that off, the local music scene is fabulous. I highly recommend Epping. It really is Victoria's best kept secret. Jump in before the secret is too wide spread.
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Jul 09, 2019

"Great place to invest"

Epping is soon becoming a popular suburb where both sales and rental prices are increasing as the popularity of the neighbouring suburbs increases. With the new suburb developments in Epping and surrounding areas, it is becoming more and more desirable to live in Epping although you can still pick up a bargain! It is a great family suburb with tree lined streets and parks and walking tracks available.
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Jul 09, 2019

"Quiet, Great community, Pretty outlook, Safe"

We moved to Epping few years ago and never want to leave. It's a safe, quiet "Country Town" feel. It's a great community, not "Suburban" and is only minutes the big shops in the suburbs the other way. Best of all worlds!
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Jul 08, 2019

"Melbourne's best kept secret"

Very affordable, close to shops, cafes and transport - an all round great place to live!
Epping was established around the 1890's so has a lot of beautiful Victoria weatherboard house in tree-lined streets, with a couple of small parks. Most blocks in Epping have a backyard and/or outdoor entertaining area. There are also some very large blocks, many of which are now being subdivided and redeveloped as townhouses. There are also numerous apartment blocks and you can pick up a one or two bedroom apartment for a steal, so something for everyone really! There is plenty of unrestricted on street parking.
We bought in Epping because it's a nice area but, surprisingly, it remains one of the most affordable Northern suburbs in Melbourne! I think it's affordability is attributable to to the fact that it is a relatively unknown suburb. However, with the northern becoming a popular place for young professionals and families to buy, more and more people will want to live in the 'the pocket in the pocket'!
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Jul 08, 2019

"Epping Rules"

Moved here recently and am loving it. Cannot believe how convenient this suburb is to everything. Pacific Epping shopping is a major attraction for me and the kids. Well worth every penny since I have great neighbours and the streets are mostly gentrified. Get in if you can because it is a great spot to live.
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Jul 03, 2019

"Lovely small town, fabulous location"

Epping has great eateries, from small cafes to great pubs. The location and transport links to cbd are brill. Schools and medical facilities top notch. Yes can be described as quiet, however after a busy day in cbd or away travelling Epping is a fabulous place for both young and old. And last but not least as a regular visitor from the US, I've always found the people to be very friendly.
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Jul 03, 2019

"A Perfect place to live near to all amenities"

Easy access to City, Shopping at Plaza, Restaurants & Cafes on various Road, Schools and Child care Facility, Close to hospitals, Near to Epping Melbourne Polytechnic, Excellent Resale value, Quite and Peaceful Suburb with lot of things to offer.
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Jun 26, 2019

"Hidden village with loads of personality"

What an awesome northern suburb. A great village feel with gorgeous homes and smack bang. So much to offer for young families and foodies!! We moved from living in the south east holding our breath... turns out best decision we have ever made. Love Epping!
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Jun 26, 2019

"Epping is good"

I loved living in Epping. It has wonderful transport access (bus to everywhere and trains to city). It's far enough away from the city that you feel like you've come home and can relax. It's so quiet and is only walking distance to shops and local restaurants. For cyclists there are loads of great cycle paths. Great schools and TAFE are a short walk too.
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Jun 19, 2019

"Epping is perfect for family"

Epping has great eateries, from small cafes to great pubs. The location and transport links to cbd are brill. Schools and medical facilities top notch. Yes can be described as quiet, however after a busy day in cbd or away travelling Epping is a fabulous place for both young and old.
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Jun 19, 2019

"Lovely area Epping"

safe and nice area...lots of parks and playground for kids. My kids like to play bicycle in the park on McDonald rd. Many schools and shopping place. People are friendly. many nice restaurants nearby and fastfood if your kids like.
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Jun 11, 2019

"Epping - nice area"

I just moved here. Nice people and good area. Lot of parks and playground. Not too busy and crowded like the east and south. Good place to raise a small family.
If Mernda line can have express train, it will be great. It can run from Mernda to every stations to Epping, then Epping express to Reservoir, then Preston,then city, it will be wonderful.
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May 25, 2019

"Epping"

I lived there for forty years originally it was a lovely country town now an Islamic infested suburb, crime ridden I finally sold. Best thing I ever did even the local shopping Centre Epping Plaza dangerous and unsafe. Avoid at all costs
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5/5 rating details
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May 23, 2019

"Epping is good place for family"

good for families with Epping plaza and Westfield near Mill Park. Train and bus are good. Lots of facilities around. Many parks and playgrounds. Hospitals are very close. It provides free flu vaccination as well.
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May 09, 2019

"Not the best place but cheap as a first home buyer"

The suburb is ok. Not much to do except go to the park and walk around the Epping shopping centre.
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May 09, 2019

"Epping - lots of potential"

Epping has been developing so much recently and becoming the most important suburb in the North. With public and private hospitals, pacific Epping, huge Bunnings and Costco with unique petrol station in Epping, you can go wrong when buying RE in this suburb. With a lot of available land as people are only can buy cheaper RE in Epping North and Wollert, Epping has opportunity to become CBD in the North with many shops, hotels, apartments. Close to airport, M80 and North-East link in the next 5 years, I can imagine it will become one of the best suburb in Melbourne. The council needs to build more recreation centre, library and playgrounds for a lot of families choose to live in this wonderful place.
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Apr 03, 2019

"Epping - Place to live"

Bought 4 bedroom house at a good price. Lot of my friends suggest Mill Park or Epping is good. Epping is better as it has Epping station and lot of amenities around. It's very convenient when you can buy anything in Epping.

I live Epping as it is very peaceful and has many parks for jogging and exercise.
I like Epping as it has 2 hospital nearby so it's good for young family with kids or old parents.

I hope Riverlee project will start soon so Epping will be even better.

There might be train station to Epping hospital in the future so that's great.
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Apr 01, 2019

"Shopping in Epping is great"

Many shops with varieties. Big plaza and Costco. Very clean and tidy.
Cheap price for veggie and fruit compared to Preston. Preston is messy and dirty.
However haircut is a rip-off. I will go to Northland shopping centre for $10 Quickcut.
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Mar 28, 2019

"Epping - growing so fast"

Happy to live here for a while. Lots of green, parks, very peaceful, convenient, close to everything. There are 2 chemist warehouse, Harvey norman, clinic in plaza, dan murphy, etc.
The Darebin Creek track is good for exercise, running and bike.
Bunning is huge, bigger than Mill park one.
Staffs are friendly in Bunning, Plaza etc.
Bus and trains are good and safe.
Many good schools, public and Catholic ones.
Sport centre is good for every activities you think of.
House is getting expensive but still not too late to get in the market. Land is already $500K average for sale.
Mill Park is not far maybe 5 minute drive and that's Westfield.
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Mar 22, 2019

"Pacific Epping and other dining places"

I love having meals in Urban Diner restaurant and entertainment precinct. It offers a lovely landscaped pedestrian street with a wide open piazza area, light filled surrounds that are complemented by a family friendly atmosphere. Enjoy entertainment by Reading Cinemas and Reading Cinemas Gold Lounge, play at Intencity and dine from one of the 11 restaurants offering a variety of cuisines.
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Mar 22, 2019

"Epping is fantastic"

Epping is growing everyday. So convenient to everything. Parks and Playground are very good too. Very green and big roads. Lot of schools for children.

Epping North is booming with lots of beautiful cars and houses. But if you go by train, need to live near Epping center.
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Mar 15, 2019

"Epping - Being so close to the city centre while remaining away from the hustle and bustle"

One of the most desirable aspects about staying at Epping is that it’s only 40 minutes’ drive from the Melbourne CBD and 15 minutes from Melbourne Airport. Being so close to the city centre while remaining away from the hustle and bustle, the suburb of Epping has quickly become one of the fastest growing locations in Melbourne.
With the population increasing at a steady rate, the development of infrastructure is pushing the boundaries of this once conservative location, transforming it into a sought-after destination for living.
If you’re spending some time in Epping and are wondering what to do in the area, you’ll be well looked after when it comes to dining and recreation. Pacific Epping is the one-stop-shop for your entertainment needs, open 7 days featuring a host of stores including major retailers, supermarkets, banks, discount and variety shops, fashion stores and kid’s activities. It’s also home to a cinema complex and a restaurant precinct, where you can make the most of an evening with friends or family.

Nature enthusiasts can go to Quarry Hills Bushland Park for fresh air and stunning views across expansive hinterland and freshwater lakes. The Hawkstowe Picnic Area is also a must to visit if you’re looking for family friendly activities or simply a place to relax under a shady tree.

Epping also has a range of indoor playcentres, outdoor playgrounds and parks to keep the kids entertained. Depending on the age of your children you’re bound to find an age appropriate activity for toddlers through to school aged kids.
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Mar 13, 2019

"Epping - Melbourne’s fastest growing expansion corridor just 18km north of the CBD"

Four-star hotel on Mantra Epping, a new $70 million hotel in one of Melbourne’s fastest growing areas, is now underway and opens in mid-2019, the 214-room.The location of the hotel right near Melbourne’s new wholesale fruit, vegetable and cut flower market and the Northern Hospital. It will feature both hotel rooms and apartments, a café/restaurant, brewhouse, conference and meeting facilities, gymnasium. The hotel will also be complemented by eateries by cafe/restaurant and Beer Republic Brewhouse. Occupying a prime corner position at 250 Cooper Street within the prestigious Northpoint Enterprise Park at Epping, Melbourne’s fastest growing expansion corridor just 18km north of the CBD, the two-wing hotel has been designed by leading architect The investment in this development is a powerful statement of confidence in the future prosperity of Melbourne and surrounds, with hotels experiencing substantial uplift in demand in recent years.
With its strong and varied accommodation demand drivers, this hotel will provide a market-leading hotel offering, well positioned to become the region’s premier corporate, meetings and leisure hotel. It is perfectly timed to accommodate the next stage of growth for Epping. The municipality’s current population is approximately 194,000 residents and is expected to grow to 333,700 persons by 2036.Mantra Epping will become a proud part of the local community and a favourite meeting spot.
What can I say? Look forward to seeing Epping develop and become the central for Northern Melbourne. Yeahhhhh
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Mar 13, 2019

"Epping - fastest growth city"

German supermarket chain Kaufland is on its way to the northern suburbs, with the company set to open first stores in Epping.
Kaufland Australia would invest $459 million to build and open stores at Epping.
Fascinating news for fast growth city like Epping. Next will be Riverlee $2 billion project and what next? I can't imagine. Woohoooooo
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Mar 13, 2019

"Epping - living city"

20 km north of Melbourne's CBA with population of 32,200 with a growth rate of 9.1.It is bounded by Mill Park and Lalor Somerton, South Morang and Wollert. It has a mainly flat terrain though, towards the north, lie several large hills, which provide an excellent view of Melbourne. McDonalds Road and High Street are the main thoroughfares. The majority of commercial activity is located on High Street and Cooper Street, where Pacific Epping is located. One of Melbourne's many shopping centres, Pacific Epping, is located 500m away from the Epping railway station. The Northern Hospital adjoins it. Dalton Village is a small shopping centre which is located on Dalton Road in Epping. There are many parks and reserves located throughout the suburb.There are several government and private schools in Epping, including one of the biggest Catholic High Schools in Australia; St Monica's College and the second largest public school in Victoria; Mill Park Secondary College, with its senior campus located in the east of Epping, as well as Epping Secondary College and Lalor North Secondary College. Primary schools include Epping Primary School, opening in 1872,Epping Views Primary School, Greenbrook Primary School, Meadow Glen Primary School and St Peter’s Primary School.
Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE has a campus at Epping,The Epping campus of NMIT is the largest provider in Victoria of training to the agriculture sector, offering courses from certificate to bachelor's degree level in Aquaculture, Equine Studies, Agriculture and Land Management and Viticulture and Winemaking. A new Green Skills Centre,provides courses and training in renewable energy, sustainable design and building and construction.The campus boasts one of Victoria's few indoor recirculating aquaculture facilities. Many other vocational education and training courses are also available. The Epping railway station is on the Mernda railway line. Several bus routes operate within the area, which connects commuters with train and tram services.
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Mar 11, 2019

"The new beating heart of Epping."

New Epping will be a sustainable master planned community unlike any other. It will transform an area that has remained undeveloped for decades into the heart of a living, breathing city.
A place that combines residential, commercial, hospitality and healthcare into one bustling area.
A place for people to live, learn, work and play.
I moved to Epping recently and like the peace in the area. Bought the house end of 2018 with good price and the price already went up in few months. It's good to live near the park, school, hospital and shopping centre.
Epping only need more restaurants and this area will be great.
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  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Mar 08, 2019

"Booming multicultural suburb"

I have bought the property and lived here for 4 years. Safe multicultural neighborhood (Australian, Italian, Macedonian, Greek, Chinese, Arabs, Indian, Filipino, Indonesian). Many places to go for shopping; Costco, Pacific Epping, Westfield Plenty Valley. Only 45 mins drive to the city without traffic. Another places nearby (about 15-20 minutes drive on weekend) that I love to visit: Farm Vigano and Kingsbury Sunday Market.

I was lucky to buy my property when the price was still ok (350k for 530m2 land!).

However the traffic getting worse each year.
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  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Mar 04, 2019

"Epping good area for family"

Good for family with kids.lots of good school, close to public and hospital.
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  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Mar 03, 2019

"Epping - affordable and convenient"

You find this suburb convenient and affordable. Costco, Pacific Epping, Bunnings, Officeworks, Aldi, hospital, schools and others. However it does have many nice parks, library. Still affordable if you want to buy big house under $600k.
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  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Feb 28, 2019

"Epping - the future"

Epping has everything and that's why every businesses want to piece of it. Riverlee is on the way and speed train to Sydney and Brisbane is incredible. Woohoo...
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  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Feb 28, 2019

"Epping - everything except tram that can slow you down. :)"

You can search for whatever you need in Epping. Train, bus, supermarket, restaurant, cinema, Costco, Bunnings etc. I can't name them all here. Multicultural, quiet and safe suburb. Traffic is good with High St, Dalton Rd and M80.
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johnr43
johnr43 Why tram? just slow everyone down. Tram should only work in CBD. Epping is perfect. You got everything here. Hospital, Costco, Bunnings, supermarket, OW, TGG, cinema, Aldi, what else it does not have. Riverlee development is coming https://newepping.com.au/ ...Epping will be a great place to live in the future. Convenient with Bus, regular trains to city.
Feb 28, 2019
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  • Public Transport 5/5
Oct 04, 2018

"International Buxx S"

Epping fully rubbish( people) ! The teens are hopeless.
davidw67
davidw67 I think Epping has lots of young family and I can see lots of teens but not hopeless like you said. They are tidy and quiet. I could not hear swearing and things like that. I used to live near Box Hill and could see a lot of hopeless teens (not Chinese)
Feb 28, 2019
johnr43
johnr43 short comment with no evidence should not be posted. waste of time
Feb 28, 2019
peterc65
peterc65 you can find rubbish everywhere. Just need to clean it and the city will be nice. CBD has more rubbish than you think.
Mar 03, 2019
Sandy Leonards
Sandy Leonards I lived there forty years it's a crime riddled suburb
May 25, 2019
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Apr 30, 2018

"Boom town and growing"

Very safe with my family, love being close to all amenities. Public and private hospitals, great primary and secondary schools. Safe, easy city access, what can I say, best affordable suburb in Melbourne's north. I doubt it will stay affordable for long.
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davidw67
davidw67 Epping is central for the North with 2 public and private hospital. It has large shopping centre, Costco, huge Bunnings, China bar and you name it. Should live near McDonald Rd for bus and near Epping train station. Forgot to mention St Monica school is one of the best. Other schools are fine too.
Feb 28, 2019
johnr43
johnr43 Some houses are expensive in Epping North because they are new. Land is cheap near Epping central somewhere near train station. Sallyj6 what is your recommendation for primary school in Epping? Thanks.
Feb 28, 2019
sallyj7
sallyj7 St Peter's Primary School .. gets a little busy with traffic at school times but worth the grind... Epping Primary School is also worth a mention. Can't go wrong with either.
Mar 04, 2019
terencew1
terencew1 I notice Epping Primary school has Greenbrook Campus. Is that good? Thanks Sallyj6
Mar 22, 2019
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Apr 30, 2018

"Fantastic urban hub for everyone"

Epping is a very urban suburb that is continuing its transition to urban hub. It has everything for the modern Australian family and is a fantastic place to live or invest. The future is bright with a buzzing activity centre that is going through a construction development boom, fantastic public and catholic schools, excellent public transport, Epping Plaza, Public & Private Hospitals and serious investment in infrastructure by the Vic government to improve the road network to reduce traffic. Work, live and play in Epping as there is a mix of new homes, existing homes & units and even apartments are starting to be built to ensure families young and old have so many affordable options. With the suburbs stretching to the north up to Woollert, Mernda and even Wallan, Epping will be the central activity hub of this region. Get in quick everyone before we look back and moan about missing out which seems to be the norm today. Epping 5 stars!!
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davidw67
davidw67 love the idea live near to everything, bus and train. 7 stars!
Feb 28, 2019
johnr43
johnr43 Think Box Hill. Epping will be similar story. Chinese will buy house in Epping because it has everything including Centrelink, hospital, cheap grocery, Costco, shopping centre, China bar restaurant etc.Lot of good schools. Buses are located in the Cooper Street car park, adjacent to the Degani/Big W entrance to the Centre, routes 569, 901, 555, 556, 571, 575 & 577. It has 2 train running every 5-10 minutes. If you like Westfield, you can go to Mill Park.
Bigger space mean more shops and carpark. Box Hill is so squeezed.
Feb 28, 2019
peterc65
peterc65 Epping vs Box Hill. Interesting!
Mar 03, 2019
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1/5
Feb 22, 2018

"Vile and dangerous"

I originally built our home in Epping in 1972 it was a lovely country town. It is now a drug and crime hub and I sold after 40 years. It us full of non English speaking migrants it has a massive crime and drug problem DO NOT AT ANY COST LIVE THERE YOU ARE SAFER IN THE BRONX
jamesh31
jamesh31 I think you lost the plot fayd1 .. and i doubt you moved to the inner eastern suburbs to be safer .. said to rubbish epping after 40 years living there
Apr 30, 2018
sallyj6
sallyj6 Agreed James, very sad fayd1. No more bitterness, change is good. It's healthy growth.
Apr 30, 2018
davidw67
davidw67 I do not think your opinion is right. You can say that to Richmond near Victoria St. There are migrants but they are lovely people with good English skill.
Feb 28, 2019
johnr43
johnr43 Not Epping. Safe and peaceful. Maybe Lalor and Thomastown, Preston, are those hub. Western Melbourne like Footscray or St Alban is horrible with lots of gangs...
Feb 28, 2019
peterc65
peterc65 how come? It does not have Housing Commission!
Mar 03, 2019
Sandy Leonards
Sandy Leonards Housing commission in lyndarum
May 25, 2019
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3/5
Nov 30, 2017

"Epping Vic"

Epping Vic is not perfect and far from it. However it does have what you need to get by and also lots of variety of homes to choose from and most people can afford to live here and still have some money left over after they pay their bills not much but something at least. You have the choice of shopping in the Plaza, Markets, or Lalor has some great shopping you just need to go and seek the bargains you can find. I read articles about the traffic issues but where would you rather be stuck in traffic in Epping or South Eastern suburbs and don't start me about the Monash Freeway I know where I would rather be stuck in traffic on High Street at least it moves as you do get home. Like I said its not perfect it does have problems but try not to be to critical and except that life isn't perfect. Make the most of your environment and no matter where you live you will be happy.
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  • Families with kids
davidw67
davidw67 Epping is great place and centre for everything. People in the north will go to Epping for shopping (eg Costco) and entertain with a lot of restaurants (Eg China bar).High St can be busy due to roundabout near Epping centre. There should be a traffic light to avoid this.
Feb 28, 2019
johnr43
johnr43 South Eastern suburbs are packed and polluted with way many cars. Northern suburbs are great, fresh air, so many shops, fast speed trains linked Melbourne to Sydney and Brisbane. Oh at that time Epping will be packed with tourist, apartments and hotels. But hope no pollution .
Feb 28, 2019
peterc65
peterc65 High st is busy in Epping North only.
Mar 03, 2019
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1/5
Oct 21, 2017

"No just no"

Epping is a bad place with high crime rates and just in general bad. Consider Northcote, Thornbury or even Preston to the south but not here.
fayd1
fayd1 Sadly Preston mosque everywhere northcote and thorn bury indigenous stronghold avoid
Feb 22, 2018
davidw67
davidw67 Every place has its own problem but I found Epping is nice convenient and quiet sometimes.
Feb 28, 2019
johnr43
johnr43 you are kidding right? Northcote is full of drunk people, CBD has more crime rate than any suburbs...what is your choice to live? Mornington? Check this https://www.crimestatistics.vic.gov.au/explore-crime-by-location
Feb 28, 2019
peterc65
peterc65 CBD has highest crime rates in Melbourne.
Mar 03, 2019
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4/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • 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 4/5
2yrs+

"Been living here for one year having moved up from brunswick,"

I'm knocking on 40 and the rents inner city are climbing north and mt merger wage is around 55,000. I moved up here for a job so i wanted to be closer to work. i lost the job unfortunately and now I'm stuck out here for the foreseeable future. Renting here is around the same price as you would get closer to town in either reservoire,coburg,fawkner,preston. I'll probably be moving back further down once the lead is up. the suburb is okay just very DULL.

The train into the city due to the growth of Melbourne is packed after 8:00am as you would expect, i get a seat most days but i would thing it wold be this packed this far north. its only going to get worse as the suburbs grow. traffic is busy as you would expect as Hight street was built in the 60's or 70's with no though of growth so if you drive you will know all about it. HOWEVER i got a cab home on the weekend and it was smooth sailing after 11pm all the way up to high street for $38 TAXI not uber which would be cheaper.

The suburb is your typical aussie suburb filled with bogans with v8's i don't mind this as I'm a bit go a bogan and if you want it to be deadly quiet then you should move to the country so there is that. the demographic around her that i can see is OLD PEOPLE, TEENAGERS, FAMILIES i haven't seen young professionals but i think that will change as it grows. the north is a booming!
Pros
  • Pros: Cheap ,cheap ,cheap, defiantly working class a few rough nuts around but i wouldn't say its unsafe.
Cons
  • Cons: no pubs or decent cafes, the high road is pretty boring and epping mall is just another sprawling mall. Epping cinemas however is $10 a movie...thats awesome
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  • Retirees
fayd1
fayd1 You forgot to mention full of Africans and Muslim
Feb 22, 2018
davidw67
davidw67 Epping will be the central for North. I could see more luxury cars in this area (eg Land Rover, Mer, BMW) with more Chinese live in Mansion in Epping North
Feb 28, 2019
johnr43
johnr43 Good to hear it's booing especially Epping. It deserves that. 2 big hospital, Costco, huge Bunnings, too many shops that I cant name everything here. Bus train and so on.
Feb 28, 2019
peterc65
peterc65 I cannot get train seat on Wednesday only. Epping needs more big road, maybe near the Bunning side. If you prefer living with Chinese, live in Box Hill.
Mar 03, 2019
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Better options out there"

Pros
  • Affordable rent
  • shopping
Cons
  • Barking dogs
  • Traffic
  • too many traffic lights
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  • Singles
  • Students
johnr43
johnr43 you must live near the park and sleep in on weekends. Dogs only park when see others. Traffic is good in Epping. Have you tried Box Hill, Camberwell and so on. They are trapped.
Feb 28, 2019
peterc65
peterc65 hahaha...so funny John. Maybe he's renting near the park...
Mar 03, 2019
Marky85
Marky85 Nah
Mar 04, 2019
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1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
2yrs+

"All is good but the the Council"

Epping used to be a good, quiet place to live. But now, it has been over run by terrible dog owners who has their dogs bark the whole night.
Around my house there are 6 houses which have dogs who goes on howling the whole night keeping the neighbourhood awake, but Council does not care.
But the Council apparently gets very annoyed if you paint the colour of your letter box of your choice instead of theirs- something which my neighbour faced the Council's wrath.
So you won't hear any support from them till election time for their fake promises, price hikes or if you sneeze off their schedule.
It is s TERRIBLE place to live with a terrible lazy council such as this one.
It's a shame that Epping is a beautiful place but run by idiots.
Pros
  • Medical facilities
  • shopping
  • schools
Cons
  • Too many barking noise dogs throughout the night
  • Council does not respond to any help
  • Too much heavy handness in all other respect from Council
  • bit of traffic in the morning on high street
  • no direct road/highway to the city unlike western suburbs tht have the westgate bridge
  • increase in population but roads are the same size and the roundabouts dont help in the morning
  • too many traffic lights
fayd1
fayd1 Sadly city of Whittlesea has been a migrant run corrupt council for many years eventually labelled the most corrupt in Victoria was replaced by government commissioners
Feb 22, 2018
davidw67
davidw67 A lot of house with dog near my place as near the reserve but I could not hear a single bark. Must be hot day for you to hear that. Council seems very proactive with my request and email and I had no issue so far.
Feb 28, 2019
johnr43
johnr43 Barking noise must be on weekend and near the park. Oh dear wake up early and do some exercise Annie. Freeway? High st and Dalton Rd, M80. Soon you will have speed train to Sydney and Brisbane.
Feb 28, 2019
peterc65
peterc65 Speed train is good thing to boost the North. Northern Melbourne will soon be better than South-East and become second CBD
Mar 03, 2019
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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 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 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Good transport to the city and affordable houses"

Seems like this suburb has been left out by many investors (because of developments of Wollert, Doreen and Mernda), might be the reason the price is still low. The suburb is safe and peaceful, lots of parks, creeks and trees around. Streets close to the train station - are ideal for the commuters, it takes me up to 40 mins to get to the city, train services are mostly reliable, there are also buses to the South Morang, Epping Plaza - big shopping centre and other lines I never used. I live near Greenbrook drive and can see buses very often, I think every 10 mins.
Shopping options are diverse: Epping Plaza with Coles, Safeway, Aldi, Target, BigW, Dan Murphy's and many other shops is a great option. It's just 10 mins away from where I live - so often I don't even have to drive there. Lots of shops and cafes along High Street including McDonalds, Officeworks and Bunnings.
The nightlife - well, there is no nightlife. But I'm ok with that. All in all I'm happy to live there with my family.
Pros
  • transport
  • Medical facilities
  • shopping
  • upcoming developments
  • lovely neighbours
  • schools
Cons
  • bit of traffic in the morning on high street
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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
davidw67
davidw67 Agreed with you most of things. Best to live McDonald south and near train station. However I note a lot of trees are being cut due to the replacement of maple. I think we need more trees but not replacing trees.
Feb 28, 2019
johnr43
johnr43 What about cinema and restaurant for night life? what else do you want? Bar, Club with drunker and gangs with drugs and smoking for pollution?
Feb 28, 2019
peterc65
peterc65 CBD is best for night life.
Mar 03, 2019
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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 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 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Wouldn't live anywhere else..."

I have lived in Epping now for a year and a half and I have nothing but good things to say about it. 2 minute drive to epping plaza for shopping and great eating out options and the peace of mind having a fantastic hospital at our doorstep. transport is great, epping station is beautiful and you always get a seat which is nice. Couldn't be happier.....
Pros
  • Medical facilities
  • shopping
  • upcoming developments
  • lovely neighbours
  • schools
Cons
  • bit of traffic in the morning on high street
  • no direct road/highway to the city unlike western suburbs tht have the westgate bridge
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
davidw67
davidw67 Epping is like Box hill + Ringwood. 2 massive public + private hospitals like Box hill and Costco + Shopping centre like Ringwood. Bus 901 is longest bus in Melbourne and can go to airport. Train is new and clean. Forgot to mention Bunning, officeworks, etc. Love it.
Feb 28, 2019
johnr43
johnr43 Soon you will have Riverlee development and speed train connect Melbourne with Sydney and Brisbane.
Feb 28, 2019
peterc65
peterc65 Just check Riverlee...Wow...$2 billion for the development...exciting.
Mar 03, 2019
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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 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A fast developing town"

A lovely place, with all that you need at stones throw. Good for growing families and for retired couples.
Pros
  • Parks
  • Medical facilities
  • shopping
  • upcoming developments
  • lovely neighbours
  • schools
Cons
  • bit of traffic in the morning on high street
  • no direct road/highway to the city unlike western suburbs tht have the westgate bridge
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
johnr43
johnr43 Traffic is when people go to work and finish work. Everywhere the same. Get train to CBD,why bother freeway? Westgate bridge is used when you live across the river and near heavy industrial area.
Feb 28, 2019
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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 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Epping North is growing really fast. It's Peaceful"

This suburb is growing really fast. The neighbors in Summer hill are so friendly. I'm pretty sure people in other estates are the same. Even though we have a busy schedule it's so nice to get together and do something. Most of them are younger families with kids. Newly built nice houses and It's so quiet. and there are so many parks around here. It's little bit far from the city. But have access to free ways and it doesn't take that long to go anywhere. There's bit of traffic in the morning on high street but now council is doing some work on the road and it's going to be better soon.

Northern hospital and Epping Plaza is so close and they are going to build a new shopping center in Epping north soon. I found this info from the City of Whittlesea website. We are glad that we moved to Epping. Everything is perfect and it's so peaceful.
Pros
  • Lovely Parks
  • Peaceful
  • Medical facilities
  • shopping
  • upcoming developments
  • lovely neighbours
  • schools
Cons
  • bit of traffic in the morning on high street
  • no direct road/highway to the city unlike western suburbs tht have the westgate bridge
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
davidw67
davidw67 a bit far from Epping station so I think it's best to live south of McDonald rd and near Epping train station. I find good spot near Greenbrook
Feb 28, 2019
johnr43
johnr43 Epping North is bit far from Epping train station and hospital and Pacific Epping.
Feb 28, 2019
peterc65
peterc65 There will be train from Lalor to Epping hospital then Epping North. Look forward to that.
Mar 03, 2019
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Epping - the place to live in the North"

Epping is not a new suburb. however recent development has made it more beautiful place to live in.,there is northern hospital and epping plaza at 5 minutes drive.
good place to shop and safe place to travel at any times.
the best thing about Epping is that I have found it to be safe. Never came across with any trouble makers. Lot of different cultures though but lot of Indians and other Nationalities do prefer to live here.
The good news is that a safeway is coming on Lyndarum drive and also there is a new Epping Market coming on cooper street near Hume freeway.
I would recommend this suburb mainly to people with Kids and family oriented people.
Pros
  • Medical facilities
  • shopping
  • upcoming developments
Cons
  • bit of traffic in the morning on high street
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
davidw67
davidw67 Epping is great with Costco and everything. Much better than old Lalor and industrial Thomastown. Mill Park is near powerline corridor and power station near Westfield with high radiation so I avoid it.
Feb 28, 2019
johnr43
johnr43 Thanks David. I checked satellite map and agreed with you regarding Mill Park. High radiation so better to avoid it.
Feb 28, 2019
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1/5
2yrs+

"Too far again"

davidw67
davidw67 only 20km from CBD so not that far compare to skyrocket priced and far Ringwood..
Feb 28, 2019
johnr43
johnr43 far? easy to commute with car and train or bus
Feb 28, 2019
peterc65
peterc65 too closed to the shops...love Epping.
Mar 03, 2019
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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 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • 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+

"Epping - up n coming"

Both Aurora and Lyndarum have beautiful new houses, it's a pretty safe and decent neighbourhood .There are many professionals who live in Aurora and Lyndarum. Many doctors,lawyers and rich businessmen live in these estates. Easy access to public transport,shopping,health care etc. The estate has drastically changed from the "old epping" reputation of trouble makers and country pumpkins to buzzing new and up-coming epping! It's now a melting pot of cultures; very diverse and it's great! Not many eateries esp for dinner.
Pros
  • lovely neighbours
  • schools
  • banks
  • Medical facilities
  • shopping
  • upcoming developments
Cons
  • increase in population but roads are the same size and the roundabouts dont help in the morning
  • no direct road/highway to the city unlike western suburbs tht have the westgate bridge
  • too many traffic lights
  • bit of traffic in the morning on high street
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
Parkie Truck
Parkie Truck This article doesn't suggest that Aurora and Lyndarum are safe. http://www.aurora.asn.au/2012/05/neighbours-unite-against-crime/
Epping is among the top 10 most burglared suburbs in Melbourne, you can know this from the home insurance quotes
2yrs+
fayd1
fayd1 It is now a Muslim suburb dangerous full of drugs
Feb 22, 2018
davidw67
davidw67 good to read Carter. Agreed with the roundabouts. About other people opinion, I think this is common everywhere. Burglar can happen in Burwood Box Hill and anywhere. I do not think home insurance is high and I already compare with other GOOD suburb. Yes more Muslim but not full of drugs like Fayd1 said. I see no even a single cigarette butts on the street.
Feb 28, 2019
johnr43
johnr43 Many beautiful house but far from train station. You can buy 80s' house near train station with big land so can built you dream home.
Many restaurants now for dinner, Chinese, Thai, Viet, Italy, you name it.
Feb 28, 2019
peterc65
peterc65 7 year old article so now the immature kids are now grown up I would think.
Mar 03, 2019
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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 3/5
  • 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+

"Epping, Melbourne"

Good suburb to live in. Very affordable. I love the location. It is not far from Thomastown. Great shops. Epping Plaza is one of my favourite places to shop. as they also have a market in there. Fresh fish and meat and also other fresh produce good prices too
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
davidw67
davidw67 Epping plaza with Coles, Woolie, Aldi and the lot...oh Epping!
Feb 28, 2019
johnr43
johnr43 what is your recommendation for fresh fish and meat? Thanks.
Feb 28, 2019
peterc65
peterc65 Costco for everything. Fist and meat.
Mar 03, 2019
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids

Unranked Streets in Epping

"Full on rental area, would hate to own here"
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"Horrible and violent"
-37.64116 145.02737

Rufus Street

4.5/5
"Location, location, location"
-37.6486276674 145.026458496

Guila Court

4.5/5
"Quiet court, easy access to main roads, schools, train station and shops"
-37.65473 145.03228
"Friendly neighbours, convenient and near parklands and lake"
-37.6410632329 145.0593663474
"Great neighbourly area"
-37.6434981954 145.0374960817

Duffy Street

1.5/5
"close to schools, shops and hospital but very noisy and way too many cars going through"
-37.6515646488 145.0211719296
"Green, peaceful street with 8 mins walk to the trains and 5 mins drive to the shopping centre"
-37.6491 145.03587