8.3 out of 10

Heidelberg Heights

Ranked 196th best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.7467501403987 145.052283227625
Great for
  • Medical Facilities
  • Internet Access
  • Parking
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Pest Free
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Apr 28, 2017

"Quiet and family oriented area that continues to improve"

Have been living here for 18 months, and to be honest was a bit unsure of what to expect. I have had no problems - but the opposite, and have seen a drastic improvement in the area in this time, with development and renewal of property. Very quiet area and amenable neighbours. The council have pledged to renew the local parks and add more trees. Very close to Northland, walking distance to Rosanna/Heidelberg stations, close to Ivanhoe and Rosanna shopping precincts. Also close to Rosanna parklands for a lovely stroll or run. Some houses continue to lower the look and feel of the neighbourhood, as they do not maintain their houses so well. School options are limited and with increasing population it will be interesting how the state government will cater for students. That being said, many public and private school options in next door suburbs. However, am confident this will change in time. Though Heidelberg Heights and Heidelberg West have typically had a poor reputation, I have to say none of my experience has reflected people's views, and rather, people do not actually know what they're talking about! Big shout out to the local cafes (Crate, The Chairman Caf) creating a lovely feel for the community. Onward and upward!
Pros
  • good value for money for proximity to city
  • close to educational and medical facilities
  • close to shopping
  • Lots of birds around
Cons
  • could have more parks
  • still has some shady elements
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A peaceful suburb close to everything"

Heidelberg heights is improving very fast, you can see more and more new developments, lots of new families settled here now. The property price is still affordable compared with its neighbourhood suburbs. The location is fantastic, only 13 kms to City and you got all facilities close by.
Pros
  • close to shopping
  • good value for money for proximity to city
  • close to educational and medical facilities
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • 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 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Great place to start your family"

We have been living in Heidelberg Heights since mid last year. It is a suburb close to all necessary amentities, public transportation, hospitals, university, shopping centres and shops. We feel it's a peaceful suburb here with lots of mid-class yuong families.
Pros
  • close to shopping
  • good value for money for proximity to city
  • close to educational and medical facilities
Cons
  • could have more parks
  • still has some shady elements
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
PhyllisP
PhyllisP May I ask if you are still living there now? I recently came across someone on the internet by the name of Emily renting out a room.
2yrs+
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4/5 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 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"A Convenient Place to Live"

Heidelberg Heights residents enjoy all the comforts of some great local amenities.Positioned close to the Austin /Mercy hospital complex,Latrobe University, Northland Shopping Center and is approx 13klms from the CBD. These are just some of the benefits of living in Heidelberg Heights along with easy access to public transport and some great parks to relax or take a walk.The area offers a range of homes and a mix of new and older townhouses/units.
Pros
  • close to shopping
  • good value for money for proximity to city
  • close to educational and medical facilities
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"On the way..."

Heidelberg heights is on the improve and is currently great value for money. This suburb still has a way to go and lacks a little in the transport options but ll in all should see much improvement over the next ten years or so (already evident in the amount of development in the area).
Pros
  • close to shopping
  • good value for money for proximity to city
Cons
  • could have more parks
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Hipsters
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"An ever improving, extremely convenient suburb"

I've lived in Heidelberg Heights now for over six years and I've seen some far reaching changes to the suburb. Many of the older places have either been renovated or knocked down and replaced with modern houses. This is one of the most convenient places I have ever lived. It's so close to La Trobe Uni, the Austin and Mercy Hosptals (two of the larger employers in the Northern suburbs), Northland and Ivanhoe shopping. I never have to travel more than a couple of kilometres for anything I need.
Pros
  • close to shopping
  • close to educational and medical facilities
  • good value for money for proximity to city
Cons
  • still has some shady elements
  • could have more parks
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Hipsters
  • Students
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Great for singles and couples"

I lived in Heidelberg Heights for 6 years. While it was great when it was just my wife and I, once the children arrived we never really felt safe. Walks to the local park always involved glances over the shoulder to ensure there were no suspicious characters following, as we had encountered some strange people in the area over the years. Having said that we only had 1 car break in and the neighbours were very friendly and it is super close to all amenities. If neighbouring West Heidelberg could get its act together we probably would never have moved from the area.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
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 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+
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 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+

"Where I grew up"

I grew up in Heidelberg Heights which was known then as West Heidelberg.

Whenever we go back to Melbourne for a visit I always go back to see my old family home
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great place to live and make money!"

I've lived in Heidelberg Heights for 17 years, I travel a lot and love coming home to Melbourne and this suburb, quiet, large block, lots of trees, local to most things, easy access to the city and freeways, east and west, not to mention the prices here are really good and affordable at the moment but I don't think for much longer, the prices are jumping in leaps and bounds... If you want a good suburb close to everything get in now before it becomes unaffordable to the average family!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • 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+

"A perfect suburb to live"

Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
2yrs+

"Close to the city and cheap houses"

A great place to live, nice and close to the city. Northland Shopping Center is close by and there's plenty of strip shops to choose from at Ivanhoe, Heidelberg or Rosanna. Everything is within a minutes drive. Lots of variety with local restaurants and the Austin Hospital is on your doorstep if u need it. House prices are still cheap when compared to neighbouring suburbs. Lots of young professionals are moving in.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • 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+

"a great place to start a family"

I visited my friend who live here last time. The neighborhood is quiet and peaceful and still close to the city.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids