9.0 out of 10

Gembrook

Ranked 80th best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.9537094682187 145.674038040076
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Parking
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Lack of Traffic
Not great for
  • Medical Facilities
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Country Lovers

Reviews

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 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A picturesuqe piece of paradise, where you can raise your children knowing that they are safe."

People are friendly and helpful. It is quiet at night and the air is clean. Also, no hoons and no anti-social behaviour. This place is a pleasure to live in.
Pros
  • Abundant wildlife
  • Buy local produce at the farm gate
  • Clean, safe, quiet place to raise kids
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Unspoiled beauty and peace - we like it that way..."

Beautiful spot where Puffing Billy steam railway ends. Rolling hills of potato and dairy farms, with lots of natural bush. Friendly town with lashings of community spirit and all of the expected social outlets: footy/cricket club, scouts, RSL, Senior Cits, bowling club, netball team, playgroup, craft group, skate park, cafes. Some tasteful development going on close to town, but not too busy. Happening place on the weekend in summer, with lots of motoring, cycling and motorbike groups stopping for refreshments. Has a small independent supermarket with attached liquor outlet, a few food outlets, post office, vet clinic, hairdresser, stockfeed supplier, nursery. Watch out for wombats, wallabies, lyrebirds, owls, echidnas, wedge-tailed eagles and loads of other wildlife.
Pros
  • Clean, safe, quiet place to raise kids
  • Abundant wildlife
  • Buy local produce at the farm gate
Cons
  • Bushfire a risk, but less than neighbouring towns
  • Public transport exists, but not brilliant
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers