9.4 out of 10

Heathmont

Ranked 15th best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.8342469825732 145.24692921773
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Internet Access
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Clean & Green
  • Safe & Sound
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  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
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Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Jan 27, 2017

"Hidden Gem of a suburb"

Clean, green, fresh air and great views of the Dandenongs from certain streets.
The transition from moving from bayside Melbourne to the hills and trees has been unexpectedly pleasant and refreshing - it's like permanently living in an "eco-resort" town.
Facilities and amenities are not far away - from the quaint Heathmont village, mega-mall Eastland, sprawling Bayswater shopping strip and slightly further south, you have Knox Westfield.
The fact that it's close to Ringwood and all its facilities is fantastic. Located close to where Eastlink and the Eastern freeway is connected is a bonus, as you have two highway options to get to the city.
Great for families with parks and creek trails a-plenty.
Pros
  • Friendly
  • Green
  • Hilly
  • close to Eastland shopping center
  • eating out options
Cons
  • None
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Nov 03, 2016

"Fantastic eastern suburb"

Located right next to Ringwood, Heathmont has fast become a popular suburb where the residents are close to the newly developed Eastland shopping complex, new, trendy cafes on the main shopping strips and the Eastlink freeway. There are reserves and grounds for you to enjoy and use for fitness and recreation. You are only a short drive up the Eastern freeway tot he CBD although feel miles away living among the trees. It is a great place to invest as the rental return is great.
Pros
  • eating out options
  • close to Eastland shopping center
  • close to Eastlink freeway
  • Friendly
  • Green
  • Hilly
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 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+

"Another Great East!"

Heathmont is considered one of the Best Suburb in Outer Eastern Melbourne! Lots of Shops, Schools & Parks nearby! This is another great location for me to live in!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
2yrs+

"Simply love this suburb!"

We moved here about 3 months ago, and simply love this suburb. A lot of our friends and colleagues have never heard the suburb before, but it is a hidden gem that we gladly found. Public transport, close approximity to East Link and to various amenities (shops, cafes, schools), park, etc) and the beautiful clock tower are some out of many other factors that drew us to this green-leafy suburb. We also love the house characters in the area. In term of safe and security.. it's too early to tell, ,but so far we haven't come across any psychos, and certainly hope and pray to keep it that way!
Pros
  • Friendly
  • Green
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
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 5/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Nice, family friendly place"

What's not to like??
Pros
  • Green
  • Hilly
  • Friendly
Cons
  • None
Ys1 Ys1
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 1/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

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

Leafy… Undulating… Peaceful... Safe and Quiet! ...Atmospherically Rural with Views!!!

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

It has a shopping strip at its familiar epicentre, catering for its eclectic populous well, with its own Post office, banks... range of doctors, dentists, ophthalmologists... 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 Doncaster, Knox and Ringwood are close-by and Chadstone can be reached in less than thirty 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 over the Dandenong Ranges and beyond.

It is quietly served by Train and Bus... with the CITY (via Eastlink) and Beach, Healesville, Olinda, Belgrave and similar, accessible in a tad over the half-hour!!

Add to this - a one hour trip to the Airport or to the heart of the Mornington Peninsular, and similar destinations... and one realises its superb LOCATION!

People in Heathmont… nod... smile... wave... and laugh! A rarity indeed these days! It is a "blink" in time, and the road (Canterbury) 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 and City-Link access to the City; sporting facilities/venues, parks, bike paths, creek, churches, schools, community and shopping outlets.

Ssshhh.....!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
3/5
2yrs+

"You may love it if you live here but it is definlitely NOT Melbournes best suburb by a long shot...."

Nice 'middle class' suburb, north/ west corner not so great, South side has some great streets, a few cool contemporary 60's & 70's homes.Great value but a bit of a drive intro town. If you have more to spend try Glen Waverley (Appletree area) Vermont South, Inner east trumps it though - Camberwell, Surry Hills etc.
Views to Dandenongs nice in some spots however Bayswater industrial areas in foreground views spoi lsome outlooks..
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 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+

"Big blocks, green streets"

Tree lined streets. Very quiet. Great schools. Good public transport links. Big blocks of land. Good entry level market prices for unrenovated older properties. $500+ prices for renovated and extended properties. Local shops are fantastc, and Eastland is only down the road. Parts of Heathmont remind me of Surrey Hills before all the beautiful old homes were buldozed to make way for 4 and 6 unit blocks.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees