7.2 out of 10

Gwelo Street, West Footscray

-37.8012584897 144.861741654
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Shopping Options
  • Public Transport
  • Childcare
  • Gym & Fitness
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals


4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
Sep 25, 2018

"The Epitome Of Metamorphosis"

Gwelo Street has changed heaps since we bought our place 9 years ago.
Most significant changes are :
- High increase in owner occupiers. This is good as most owners, as oppose to renters, tend to be more house proud and respectful of there neighbours.
- The demographic metamorphosis of this street. Heaps of family's with young kids moving in.
- Owners making an effort to maintain/renovate there properties.
- Very high percentage of the owners are long term owners. I was surprised at the number of house owners who have been in this pocket for 30 plus years and have no intention moving on soon. This is a very good sign........if it ain't broke, don't fix it !.
- The eye watering growth of the median house price. Way above the state average. Almost as good as winning the lottery had you bought at the right time.

Bad points:
- Some houses on this street is a bit "scabby" i.e looking a bit tired.
- Streetscape/ambience is still not on par with the north side of the railway track......yet.
- Commercial aeroplanes flying overhead to land at Melbourne airport. On average 2 days a week we would hear the planes, but you get use to it after a while. The kids love it though!

SUMMARY: When we bought our house on Gwelo St, this was one of the best decisions we ever made.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5

"Gwelo Gusto!"

The south side of the train line in West Footscray is not yet as trendy as its Northern side. However, for this reason, many houses are still affordable.

Gwelo Street is located in a mostly quiet pocket two streets back from Sunshine Road. It is a pleasant, tree lined street with much rennovation and gentrication already happening.
  • Lovely homes with new families
  • Close proximity to many appealing amenities
  • Good capital growth
  • Some thoroughfare traffic and nearby industrial landscape
  • Some rental properties unkept/in disrepair
  • Cheap townhouses on subdivided blocks
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids

Unranked Streets in West Footscray

Gwelo Street

"The Epitome Of Metamorphosis"
-37.8012584897 144.861741654
"Great place for couples that want inner city lifestyle"
-37.8118965093 144.8667003713
"Nice quiet wide street"
-37.79157 144.87056
"Quiet street, a good mix of new and old homes"
-37.793947 144.87937
"Robbs Road - the family Street"
-37.80464 144.87675
"Quiet, friendly and upcoming."
-37.8065689618 144.8680527488

Cross Street

-37.79991 144.87555

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