8.1 out of 10

Hoppers Crossing

Ranked 255th best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
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5/5 rating details
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  • Eating Out 5/5
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  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Feb 06, 2020

"Far enough away to unwind, but close enough to everything"

I moved to Hoppers Crossing North 12 years ago from Oakleigh. Hoppers Crossing has had a lot of positive change in this period. The surrounding suburbs have built up. The second train line has made a big difference to reliability on Public Transport. I work in the city and commute daily. I love to leave work behind and come home. It is only 50 mins door to door. The suburb has everything you need. I love my house. It is fantastic value for money. With time, things will get only better.
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  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Jan 09, 2020

"Family orientated"

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Dec 27, 2019

"Great Suburb in the West"

Hoppers Crossing has a lot of advantages. First of all, there are many reputable schools, big hospitals and shopping options such as Werribee Pasific. A lot of people worries about the traffic , however, wherever you travel in Melbourne, it will be the same issue, east or west are the same. The council invests a lot on playgrounds, gardens, community centers and so on. Neighbourhood is usually the combination young and middle aged people. I always feel safe around. It takes about 30- 35 mins to get to the city with normal traffic and 50 mins during peak hours
I think hoppers will be one of the most attractive suburbs in the West in the very near future.
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5/5 rating details
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  • Eating Out 5/5
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  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Dec 22, 2019

"Bustling location and Retail hub"

A lovely neighbourhood with over 40,000 residents, Hoppers Crossing is a thriving shopping hub boasting restaurants, a renovated Village Cinema, plenty of hairdressers, abundant options for supermarkets, toy stores, clothing shops, chemists, bakeries, florists, warehouses and more. You don't even need to step into Werribee Plaza and still have enough shops around in the suburb for all your day to day need. An ideal location for families, Hoppers Crossing plays host to a leisure centre, public pool, community arts centre, youth centre, tennis courts and cricket and football clubs. There are also a number of primary and secondary schools in the area as well as a technology university. A train station and various bus routes service the suburb and link Hoppers Crossing with neighbouring areas.
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5/5 rating details
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  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Dec 22, 2019

"Looking for First Home"

We are looking around this area...
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  • Schools 5/5
Dec 22, 2019

"A Community For Families"

Having lived in Hoppers Crossing for over 30 years, I have seen the area undergo a variety of changes. However, the one constant is Hoppers Crossing's family-friendly lifestyle and facilities.

The Hoppers Crossing Railway Station is well serviced by buses and taxis, and is an easy walk or drive from most parts of the suburb. Similarly, Princes Fwy provides quick and easy access to Melbourne CBD to the east, and Geelong/Surf Coast/Warrnambool to the West.

The suburb has everything one could want. Werribee Plaza, Hoppers Crossing Shopping Centre, Old Geelong Rd Shops and Warehouses, Wyndham Village Shopping Centre, Hogans Corner Shops, AquaPulse, Village Cinemas, Dining precinct at the Plaza, New Cafes at Hoppers Crossing Station Area, Watton St Village Shops and Cafes and the ever-changing demographics and all the benefits that come with it.

More and more blocks are being subdivided for units and townhouses. Plenty of people have moved from the Eastern, and South-Eastern suburbs due to affordability and proximity to the Melbourne CBD end up loving the place and wouldn't dream of moving anywhere.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
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  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Dec 21, 2019

"The Australian Dream!"

You cannot buy a nicely built house with a pool and a garden on a quarter acre block only 25 KM from Melbourne CBD for 800K in other suburbs. You can do so in the lovely Hoppers Crossing that has everything at your doorstep!

These days, in media - everyone wants the inner-city lifestyle, they push the apartment lifestyle aggressively. If people want houses and they go to a new house and land package they get small blocks as small as 280 SQM. With these small land sizes in the new estates, you have to build up. The double-storey houses are unsuitable for a family with young children or older people who dislike climbing stairs.

The Australian Dream used to be to own a 'Quarter Acre Block' in the suburbia. Own it outright. Then build wealth for retirement. If you can afford it, this is still the dream. However, the print media monopolised by the latte-sipping supposedly sophisticated 'elite' have an agenda to do away with the Australian dream. The main reason is no one can afford it these days. So, they pontificate on density and urge us for better urban planning and bulk our cities so, we all live on top of each other. No, thank you very much. I believe in choices. Give people the choice and let them choose what they want. Apartments, units, villas, duplex, townhouses all have their places. For me, personally, nothing beats a quarter acre block house with a garden, pool, outdoor entertainment! Your own land. Your own dirt in the sunburnt country is the dream. A dream that's so distant for so many these days.

Today, this Australian dream has become a luxury for so many young people. I would say, get it while you can. Hoppers Crossing is a suburb that is so under the radar. Buy in. You will not regret it.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
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  • Schools 5/5
Dec 21, 2019

"A suburb with everything"

Hoppers Crossing is big and the different areas vary greatly. Woodsville close to the station is the oldest area with housing style from the 1960s. Woodsville, Cambridge, Mossfiel, The Grange, Derrimut-Heath, and Bellbridge. The sheer size of each of these areas could be a suburb on its own right. The Werribee Plaza is only a short walk away and has a new luxurious cinema seat and brand new dining precinct. A surprising well-kept secret is the proximity to the city - my husband rides his bicycle to work in the city every day in under 50 mins. Only 30 mins drive to the city at off-peak times. I have never come across hoons (as mentioned in another review). I have lived here for seven years after moving from Kew. I feel safer in Hoppers Crossing than in Kew or Hawthorn, though both those areas are very beautiful.
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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
Dec 21, 2019

"Love it!"

Absolutely love the suburb. I moved in 2008 from St Kilda. I was very apprehensive of the Western Suburb stigma but I couldn't be more wrong. Whilst it took me time to adjust to the daily commute in 2008 - train travel has vastly improved. Today, it's such a breeze travelling from Hoppers Crossing Station to the city compared to 2008. I also move the additional train line from Tarneit. More or less the Western Suburb stigma has reduced to a great extent as more and more people have made west their home. Today, if someone exhibits the stigma for West, it's looked down as old-fashioned. My house value has more than doubled in the same time. Hoppers Crossing, a traditional working-class suburb today is transforming into a hipper suburb due to the change in demographics with more young professionals who have more disposable income. You can see the expensive cars on our streets, new cafes, new people coming into the suburb. Love it! The suburbs transformation is on the right track. Don't hesitate to make Hoppers Crossing your home. It has everything a suburb should have.
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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
Dec 11, 2019

"A Great Suburb"

Hoppers Crossing is a great suburb.

2019 Domain Liveability Study: It has been ranked 218th best Suburb for livability out of 307 Suburbs Reviewed in 2019 Domain Liveability Study, previously ranked at 272. They rank by a number of criteria. Where it fares poorly is topography, culture, tree cover, and cafes. Hoppers Crossing is a flat area. So, it ranks poorly for topography and is never likely to improve on that front. Wyndham City Council is planting trees every year from April to July to significantly increase tree cover. Morris and Heath, an award-winning cafe has a cult following. There are more cafes that have recently opened up in Hoppers Crossing outside of Pacific Werribee Shopping Centre. These will significantly improve the ranking in future liveability studies. The criteria it currently scores well for are Retail, Low Traffic, Low Crime, Education, Telecom, Open Space and Public Transport. If these are the only criterias selected it scores as one of the top 20 suburbs in Melbourne Metro.

Retail: The suburb has all the shops you will ever need. Hoppers Crossing Station Shops, Old Geelong Rd warehouses and shopping strip, Wyndham Village Shopping Centre, Pacific Werribee Shopping Centre (Werribee Plaza or The Plaza), and Hogans Corner Shopping Centre.

Public Transport: It has 2 train lines. Werribee and Tarneit. Tarneit line (Currently, Vline) will eventually be electrified and become part of Metro Railways. You can be in the city, door to door in under an hour by taking public transport. Leave your house, walk, Bus to the station, and train to the city, walk to your work in Melbourne CBD. This is handy for people who work in the city. The train ride is 35 mins during peak hour on the Werribee line and 25 mins on Tarneit train line. If you drive to the station, you can substantially reduce the commute time.

Education: It has quite a number of primary and secondary school options in the suburb.

Hoppers Crossing is one of the largest Melbourne Suburbs. Just like every suburb, it has variations within the suburb. These variations are more pronounced in Hoppers Crossing because of the area size. Hoppers Crossing is the only Wyndham Suburb that is fully developed. There's no more space to build new housing in the suburb. Whilst there has been significant price growth in the past few years, it still gives you the best value for your money for a house with substantial land size. If you can find a good house, in a good size block, that has a great aspect and layout and is better built, you are set. This suburb will only become better and enhance its livability further.

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1/5
Dec 02, 2019

"Hate it"

Personally, I did not enjoy living here. Neighbours were always loud and rude, and traffic was horrible. Never want to live there again.
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sunseasail
sunseasail I find your comments very suspicious that you have given EVERY western suburb 1 star, and you have given South Eastern Suburbs like Cranbourne and Clyde North 5 Starts. It's indeed pathetic you cannot stomach the gentrification of Western suburbs. Hoppers Crossing is a very nice area to live.
Dec 11, 2019
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May 16, 2019

"Needs work."

Great for travel times to the city, however, the traffic is relentless, roads need a lot of improving.
5/5 rating details
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  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
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Apr 04, 2019

"An affordable, family-friendly south-west home with a coastal neighbour."

Affordable homes, relax in the fresh air at the coastal park, or hit the Plaza for retail fun, afternoon coffee and evening movies.

- Ricky Wadhwa Real Estate Sales Agent Hoppers Crossing
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  • Public Transport 5/5
Jan 05, 2019

"Hoppers Crossing has all the shops you could ever need at your finger tips."

I've lived in Hoppers Crossing since 1993. Like all suburbs, there are cheaper lower end parts of the suburb & the higher priced better areas. All in all I've had no problems here, good neighbors. You don't need to travel far for entertainment with Werribee Pacific shopping centre (Plaza) & the Cinema 10, with restaurants & coffee shops ect. Old Geelong road has array of outlets for all your purchase needs.
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2yrs+

"Great place, friendly people"

I have stayed here for 2 years and my neighbours are great. Pacific werribee is great and convenient as most retailers can be found here. There are a couple of good schools.. Cambridge Primary, Werribee Sec and Suzanne Cory. I feel safe and I think people here are pretty humble.
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2yrs+

"Scum"

Felt uneasy and unsafe in this suburb - this mainly being due to the poor behaviour of the locals and the unappealing surroundings of the suburb itself. There aren't any high quality schooling options and the suburb is not close to the CBD or surrounding suburbs where there are good schools. Despite this, the housing is very affordable. The locals are generally from a lower socioeconomic status, thus, for those who do not earn a high income, Hoppers Crossing may be a good option.
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dansmitty
dansmitty Its best,people like you depart very quickly. Snob!!!!
Im tipping you are the guy at the party that no one likes
2yrs+
Rcalltypes
Rcalltypes I'd have to disagree, I've had no problems. That mite be because of my attitude. Each to their own, by by.
Jan 05, 2019
Lakridza
Lakridza Your post is elitist, offensive and ridiculous, at best. Are you saying that Suzanne Cory, Heathdale, Werribee Secondary, and Westbourne Grammar are poor quality Schools? You might want to look these Schools up sometime, before you let your words hang you! What were you even doing out here, if you are too high quality for our suburb? Perhaps you should stay in Toorak or wherever you come from, and stop visiting our lovely neighbourhood.
Mar 31, 2019
sunseasail
sunseasail People who suffer from poor self-esteem and inferiority complex often find themselves resorting to a pseudo superiority behaviour to cope and find acceptance by perpetuating stereotypes. It's rather transparent. This person is certainly not well educated, doesn't earn a good living nor has a professional job. Hence the reference to the "Lower Socioeconomic status". His/Her comments are a way to feel better about oneself. Useless self-serving piece of trash of a comment masquerading as a genuine suburb review.
Dec 11, 2019
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  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
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2yrs+

"A great and also affordable suburb"

03 Dec 2017.
This suburb is great in terms of neighbourhood, safety, quietness, shopping, train stations, freeway access. It is also good in terms of public transport, parks, street trees, medical centres, hospitals, primary and secondary schools, fitness clubs, pools, libraries, universities, etc.

There are 2 train lines with many train stations around. Hoppers Crossing and Tarneit train stations serve people well but Tarneit train station is a bit crowded during mornings. It takes approx 30 mins to go to Melbourne CBD by train from either train station.

Access to and from Melbourne or Geelong is easy via Princes freeway. Some people complained about freeway access just because they did not know the Hoppers Lane hub. It takes approx 10 mins to access the Princes freeway to go to Melbourne/Geelong from the centre of Hoppers Crossing.

Pacific Werribee Plaza is a super big shopping centre and is one of biggest shopping centres in Melbourne now. The East Werribee Precinct has been announced as the second CBD for Melbourne in the future.

House prices are cheap, compared to the east. A normal house is about $600K while a similar house in the east would cost at least $1.2 mil.
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2yrs+

"Great suburb, great community"

Love how easy it is to live here. All amenities are easily accessible. 30 mins by train to Flinders Street station during peak hours. 5 mins to pacific Werribee shopping centre. Walking distance to Mercey hospital. Schools and cafes also nearby. In the weekend it's only 20 to 25 mins drive to either CBD or Footscray for shopping or grocery. Lots of parks and good hiking tracks around as well.
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Affordable, more soul than the surrounding new suburbs"

I have lived in and around the area for 25+ years so this may be a bit biased. I moved to Sunshine for a couple of years but my heart belongs in Hoppers so I moved back here.

History:
From what I gathered, and this may be wrong, but the first estate was Woodville in the 70s. Then in the 80s came Bellbridge and Mossfiel estates. The 90s was the boom with Cambridge, the Grange, Kingston Gardens Estate, Derrimut Heath and Central Park late 90s.

It's a bit of a balancing act as if you want to be close to the station/freeway access you'll need to buy in one of the older areas of Hoppers unless you can score a property in Central Park which is really close to the station and one of the newest areas. Properties don't come up for sale too often there, and they're usually a bit overpriced for what they are. Otherwise most places in Hoppers would be around less than 10 minutes to the station anyway so no biggie.

The areas closer to the station (Woodville, Bellbridge and Mossfield) are relatively affordable but are being targeted by investors and first home buyers at the moment. The demographic would be a mix of old people who originally built there, first home buyers and renters. The other estates would predominantly be owner-occupiers but considering they're around 20 years old now most would have kids moving out and there'll be lots of empty nesters, maybe a few looking to downsize.

By the way this is all my opinion and I'm not into real estate or anything, I work in IT lol.

Demographic:
There's a large mix but predominantly families. Very multicultural too so I wouldn't say there is one dominant race in the area, maybe caucasian Aussie still, but most of the buyers for our recently were Indian or Middle Eastern. Lots of Indians have moved to Tarneit and as a flow on effect moved to Hoppers. There's a mosque on Hogans Rd and a couple of Islamic schools so quite a few Middle Eastern people are moving to the area.

I'm Asian so don't take me as a racist please, just trying to state facts. There have been a lot of Asians around Hoppers since the start, but still lots of caucasian people around. Also an increasing number of Africans for good measure.

It's a great area for growing families, I guarantee that. The result is a very lively area with young families always out and about at the shopping centre and community events so the suburb is far from dead. Since there are a lot of low/middle class families Hoppers doesn't have a snobby feel about it, but everyone is pretty friendly.

Culture:
Lots of stuff for oldies to do with RSLs and community events. There's even stuff to keep hipsters occupied with a few cool cafes popping up like Corinthians, Morris + Heath and at the Plaza, plus Uniqlo and H&M for shopping. Kids would love the area too as most places have a big backyard.

Traffic:
Hoppers is pretty far from the city when you measure distance in a straight line, but it's got great freeway access compared to lots of the new suburbs popping up out west. Takes me an average 40 minutes to get to work just over the bridge in the mornings.

Once Werribee East Pseudo-CBD gets underway traffic may change, but also means there will be heaps more jobs created 5 minutes away.

Schools:
I went to Heathdale Christian College from Prep to Year 12 and it's a really good school. No wonder it's rated so highly. My daughter will also be going there but it is very expensive, so not entirely convinced it's worth the tuition but we'll see. There are lots of other great private and public schools in the area.

Things to do:
Since the Werribee Plaza was upgraded and changed to Pacific Werribee property prices have increased like crazy. It's a great shopping centre with everything you need. I barely go to the city, Highpoint or Chadstone anymore as most things are at the Plaza or obviously online shopping has changed the game.

There's a lot of fitness options, countless gyms from 24 hour membership based ones or $5 casual entry places along Old Geelong Rd. 12 basketball courts over at Eagle Stadium and massive indoor and outdoor swimming pools at Aqua Pulse. Safe place to go for a run or walk along the main roads or on dedicated tracks, and lots of the parks have been upgraded recently with new equipment and a basketball ring (still an ongoing Wyndham project).

For the outdoors it's not a long drive to the You Yangs mountains, Werribee South beach, or even Altona and Williamstown beaches aren't that far. Geelong is also a good option and not a huge trek out to Torquay with killer beaches.

Safety:
Depends which area of Hoppers but overall I find it relatively safe. I grew up on the mean streets of Birdsville in Werribee (with a lot of commission housing) and even then I'd feel safe walking the streets at night. Not as many break-ins as new areas as Hoppers is built up and you have neighbours around.

We currently live at the end of a cul-de-sac and it's safe as balls.
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  • Plenty of Schools
  • Parksand Recreations and child care centers
  • Affordable
  • Shopping
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saurabhs1
saurabhs1 Thanks Pongf.. A very detailed insight in the suburb indeed. Very helpful to people who are considering Hoppers as first home.
Nov 24, 2018
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Everthing within 5 mins drive"

I've lived in hoppers crossing (virgilia drive to be exact) for 8 years. Great suburb! Only 2 mins drive to Good News Lutheran College, 4 mins drive to the Grange Kindergarten, 2 mins drive to Tarneit West SC (it's a new small shopping centre with big Coles n other small shops), 4 mins drive to Hogans Corner (Woolies and other small shops), 5 mins drive to Werribee Plaza, and plenty more.

I love living in this area, esp with Werribee Plaza is now being re-constructed and renovated. You wouldn't want to move elsewhere. If you are looking into investments, look no other than wyndham suburbs (werribee, hoppers crossing, tarneit, wyndham vale, point cook and williamslanding).

My area is surrounded by public transports too. Plenty of buses and train stations (werribee, hoppers crossing and tarneit stations).

The only downside about hoppers crossing is that now there are more people moving to the surrounding areas. So there are more and more traffic. It used to take me only 10 mins drive to the freeway, but now i must allow at least 30mins, esp during peak hours.

I also heard there are more crimes happening now compared to 8 years ago when we first moved in.
Pros
  • Plenty of Schools
  • Railway Station under construction
  • Shopping
  • Affordable
Cons
  • hoons
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ThomasT1
ThomasT1 I found that Hoppers Crossing is under value at the moment, it closed to everything, the plaza, the new Aqua pulse recreation center, buses and train station. This is the only area that had more trees and green compared to WyndamVales, Taniet or Point cook.
2yrs+
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  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"Good Suburb Close to Everything Reasonably Priced."

Outstanding destination for a living, under predicted containing providing small households the opportunity to begin a life. Provides every little thing on the home step like Jai Ho Indian Restaurant - an amazing place in hoppers crossing, where the service was fantastic and the food was even better, along with other numerous shopping malls, all over the place, 2 train lines and Melbourne main highway hooking up to the location specifically 3 colleges in addition to 3 large hospitals and also more modern amenities. An abundance of areas in addition to zoo Near the beachfront.
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  • Plenty of Schools
  • Railway Station under construction
  • Shopping
  • Affordable
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Lovely affordable place"

Moved in last year. It's a court aread.lovely neighbourhood. Great for married young couples. Underestimated suburb. Developing with new medical centres. Great if you are working in the west side.
Pros
  • Affordable
  • Houses are not tightly built as in new suburbs
  • Developing
Cons
  • Less greeny
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"A very underrated western suburb"

Please note that is a review for the whole of Wyndham (Hoppers,Werribee,Tarneit,Truganina)

For years,the western suburbs have been looked down upon as the sewerage suburb of Melbourne and I just cannot understand why. This is absolutely ridiculous and if that stopped you from investing, then you've lost out on a gold mine of a market. I bought my property in 2009 for 230,000 and it is now worth 350 plus (3 brm, 600 square metres).That's 65% in 2.5 years.

To all those with false notions, the western suburbs are one of the fastest growing in Melbourne simply because no other place is affordable (Forget entering the property market in the east or south and do you really want to be in 'middle east' north?I have lived up north so I am not being racist). I have been living here for 2.5 years and have noticed so much change in such a short span of time.
I'll give you a rundown on what to expect here and I have experienced all of the below personally:

1) Werribee south beach is infamous for being a pet friendly beach.It also has one the best boat launching ramps in Melbourne.
2) You have the Werribee Mansion and the Open Range Zoo.The mansion is great for a stroll over the weekend and the open range zoo is the only one of it's kind in Victoria (or probably even Australia)
3) The You Yangs and the Brisbane Ranges are a 15 minute drive away.Amazing for bush walks and push bike rides.Some really good wineries on the way too where you can stop over for lunch.
4) Avalon airport is 20 minutes away though only Jetstar operate from there.Avalon,I believe will become a major airport one day to address the traffic issues which Tullamarine will create.
5) Geelong is 30 minutes away and the City is 30 minutes.Wyndham is equi-distant to both.Apollo Bay is a much shorter drive from Wyndham.
6) Tarneit offers great shopping options better than Werribee Plaza.It is well planned and shops are partitioned in sections rather than having all shops under one roof.
7) The Werribee River is one the best places you can go to for a walk or push bike ride.There are BBQs and a dedicated push bike path which is brilliant.It connects all the way to Geelong.A beautiful place for a picnic or romantic getaway.You can pick your own private spot.
8) A new train station is on the way which connects Tarneit to the CBD.The Geelong V/line will travel via this in the future.
9) Watton Street is a very good place for eating out.It's quite hip and happening.The Werribee theatre is also on Watton.

Cons of living here.

1) Hoons are a problem but if a complaint is made to the council,they take action within 24 hours (very impressive)
2) Schools are average but which school is if it isn't a Catholic one?
3) Lot of smokers and obese people around (surprising for a place with so many outdoor activity options)

All in all a very underrated suburb. If you're going to live here,be sure to get out and about.You're really not going to like it if you sit around at home.
Pros
  • Railway Station under construction
  • Parksand Recreations and child care centers
Cons
  • hoons
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  • Hipsters
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rands
rands This was a very useful article, however sections are missing from the original post. We noticed that the format of the web page has changed. Please re-instate the original comments, as they were extremely useful and provided a detailed holistic perspective on the Western suburbs.
2yrs+
australia
australia Hi, I really think your post is valuable as it provides so much information on the area. Unfortunately it is only visible when looking under "hoppers crossing" reviews. Would you mind posting it for tarneit and werribee also? Cheers
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  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"country suburb -expanding to a big city"

lived in area for 21 years , apart for a couple of hoons in the area , one in particular, an unlicensed hoon in the ashly gardens estate. the area is an excellent place to live and raise a family.
Good hospital, many medical centres to choose from, clubs to visit and join- football clubs, soccor club, ect.
Pros
  • Plenty of Schools
  • Parksand Recreations and child care centers
  • Shopping
Cons
  • At the moment nead to take a Bus to the nearest Railway station
  • hoons
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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 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Tidy Tarneit"

Tarneit is South West of Melbourne, roughly a 45 minute drive to Melbourne CBD. Devine has built a new community estate named Mooroklye of which features a country club and more. Homes can be built relatively cheaply in Tarneit although you do 'get what you pay for'. For investors I advise getting building and land lord insurance as it is a must for this area.

Yes the area is being revamped and developed and hence will be experiencing teething problems. The upside is the pricing, multicultural neighborhood and close proximity to the CBD approximately 25 kilometres which is great for growth.

On the downside from what I have researched crime seems to be relatively high in comparison to other more expensive suburbs. Having said that if you are looking at living here then its not all that bad as long as you counter any criminal activity etc before it happens.

Some of my suggestions are installing Crim safe, having good communication with neighbors/ security, purchasing home and contents insurance and keeping your vehicle in the garage at night.

Overall the estate has a good balance of investors and owner occupiers, is more appealing to those that are limited with spending on there home and savvy investors looking for a good mixture of tax deductions (negative gearing and depreciation etc), rental return and capital growth.

Victoria has one of the highest stamp duty costs in the country and Melbourne property is forever increasing in price. Due to its close proximity to the CBD and affordability I believe this area will get more expensive, more developed and ultimately will improve levels of crime, transport and entertainment etc.

More people purchase at the lower end of the property pricing spectrum than the higher end. This means you have much more chance of the price of your property going up if you are at the lower end of pricing.

I personally look for growth suburbs that are having teething problems such as Mooroklye estate not suburbs that have already experienced massive growth and are ridiculously expensive. Personally I have lived in areas I believe similar safety wise as Tarneit, at first I was nervous but with time I adjusted and became close with many of my neighbors.
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  • Parksand Recreations and child care centers
  • Plenty of Schools
  • Railway Station under construction
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YPC
YPC Thanks Pete!
2yrs+
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  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • 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+

"Good Suburb to Live with plenty of Younger Families"

Pros
  • Railway Station under construction
  • Plenty of Schools
  • Parksand Recreations and child care centers
Cons
  • At the moment nead to take a Bus to the nearest Railway station
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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 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+
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  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Great place to live"

Been here for 3 years now its great
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GhoumMure
GhoumMure Shahid can you please suggest how it is for a Muslim family ?
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  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+
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  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"GREAT!"

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  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Tarneit - Suburb of the future - Where all your hard work will go to waste as it will be stolen."

I have lived in the Moorokyle Estate (Juliet Ave) for over 12months. Where can I start. I have had neighbours visitors park on my front yard, my clothes line was stolen before we moved in and when I complained to the builder - Devine. The words " Well its not our problem" came out of there mouth. Hmmm. No courier service will deliver out here as it isn't on the Nav therfore it isn't a suburb (well done Toll, VFS, Border Express). Another strange but true - overseas youth beating each other sensless at the "Devine Country Club".Speaking of the great Country Club I witnessed a Security Guard kick people out because they weren't with an adult even when they have the pass and are aged between 17 and 20 and not causing any problems infact on this occasion these young men were helping younger kids.No public transport, no lights on main streets to the estate therefore a major accident at the cnr of Sayers Rd and Tarneit Rd.No local shop or medical rooms therefore you have to travel further and wait for at least 1 - 3 days for an appointment. They say they have security driving around the estate then why are so many people having things stolen. So to the two young lads who have stolen my hub caps and petrol on a weekly basis - thank you.

So if you to want to live in a New and fantastic suburb where your children have a high risk of being assualted, your hot water service , clothes line or anything else that isn't bolted down stolen and not getting it back therfore you have to pay again. then please come and join us.
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lubba
lubba I have lived in Hoppers Crossing/ Tarneit area for 36 years. I have never had anything stolen. I have also had lovely neighbours in a lovely neighbourhood. I also have a business in the local area. We have over 400 families that come and go from our services. I have not had a problem and it has been running for 13 years. Growing up, I was never assaulted and neither were my brother or sister.
I have lived in Tarneit for 7 years and we received packages from couriers the first week we moved in and we were one of the first houses in Tarneit Gardens estate.
Where are you trying to go for a doctors appointment? There is one on almost every corner. Drive two minutes down the road and find at least 3 or 4.
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2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Moved in and back out"

Hoppers Crossing is one of those suburbs you either absolutely love or hate. I am one of those who hate it. We moved into Hoppers Crossing and one of the homes we went into had a gun on the kitchen table and when we asked the lady about it she replied "for protection". That's not the reason I don't like Hoppers. I just feel there are far too many hoons around and our neighbours were horrible. We moved into three homes in Hoppers all three were in different places in hoppers and 3/3 were bad. Yes I will admit that Hoppers is good for the fact that it has everything there. I am the kind of person who likes peaceful living away from the hustle and bustle which is why we moved to a quiet area. For those who don't mind and like being in the middle of it all...Hoppers would be ideal. I will give it credit........Alot better than Point Cook.
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Woolpack
Woolpack arachnid.....your post is comical to say the least. Obviously, having had to move to three different places within Hoppers Crossing and all neighbours were horrible only adds up to the fact, maybe you were the horrible neighbours! If you dislike a suburb so much, why did you move three times within the same very suburb you despise. Somehow I do not think your post is honest at all and you maybe just have a personal gripe with someone in Hoppers so you are trying to rate the suburb badly. Seen and heard it all before. Hoppers Crossing is a great place and if it wasnt, why is there a huge waiting list for children to get into Cambridge Primary....yeah, a really bad place to live. Glad to hear you moved 'back out!"
2yrs+
arachnid
arachnid lol woolpack right so even though our neighbours in william wright wynd were drug addicts and the 12 year old kid was allowed to run around in the nude out the front and SMOKE and DRINK we were the bad ones we are the kind that keep to ourselves and never bother anyone and dont have barking dogs and no loud music...like I said before obviously you can't read...Hoppers might seem like a good area for some especially the ones that like being close to all the shops etc...We just had a bad experience there I am sure that there are a large number of people that absolutely love Hoppers Crossing. Deal with it Woolpack
2yrs+
Woolpack
Woolpack oh dear oh dear arachnid! William Wright wynd is not 'Woolpack' Street nor the be end all of Hoppers Crossing so how can you compare one street to the next. All streets in ALL suburbs have drug addicts and people with problems. I have worked with DOCTORS that are drug addicts. So you not only bag a suburb because of your personal experience, you put down a suburb because of very few people with problems. So what, there are problems in all suburbs, in all streets and its sad. Overall, Hoppers is a wonderful suburb and I agree with you whole-heartedly that a large number of people absolutely love Hoppers Crossing...I can deal with that!
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2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Tarneit - Growing Suburb"

Tarneit is an emerging suburb in the City Of Wyndham and is 25km from CBD.
There is a large number of immigrants arriving from overseas and buying houses in Wyndham area.
Residents are car dependent as there is no public transport .It takes 40-50 minutes to reach the CBD peak hour.

Wyndham Shopping centre is the nearest shopping centre for Tarneit.This suburb is good for first home buyers as it is cheap.You can buy a 3 bedroom house with a decent land for $300-330K.

As a investor be mindful.This place recieves below average rent (average melbourne rent $360 per week).REIV stats shows that the property prices have risen by only 18% in the last 5 years.You may be better of buying in Hoppers crossing & Werribee as they have transport and leisure facility.
There are some government infrastructure put in place (rail link) which will be completed by 2015.I hope by then the propety prices will start to pick up.
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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 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+
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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 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Good Place to Live or Rent"

Its a great place to live. We have built our home here and loved the place.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+
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mooroo
mooroo Hi,
I live in the Moorookyle state which is surrounded by Sayers Road,Tarneit Road and Davis Road.
We have nice country club in our area it cost you $ 450 annual, which facilitate Tennis court,Gym,Swimming pool (not heated !) ,large kids play ground and large ground.
We are 25-30 mins to city off peak hours. But I use public transport to work ,I left home around sharp 7.50 am to catch 8.13 am express train from hoppers crossing (secure car parking in hoppers next to Target!) i get to city around 9.45 am . This will help you to adjust your time table.
Tarneit close to the Melbourne Airport just 35 mins average drive through the Sayers road via western ring road. But I found this boundary road connect from the Davis road is actually connecting to Deer Park highway entrance and to the western ring road is much more easy and fastest if you live in the Moorookyle state ,but unfortunately some part of Davis road and end of the boundary road is still gravel road.
In the peak hours there are some considerable traffic in the Sayers Road, Tarneit Road junction and the Sayers Road, Derrimut road junction. Things will be fine once developments are done.
I have been told some community members the area is more outnumbered by the Islander bases communities which experiencing some of domestic violence and un-attendant kids around the area. But things will be alright once the Tarneit Police Station opens up and start their patrols.
Please this all things how I saw in the Tarneit make sure read all other comments. I am very much like the Area mainly because I am feeling the Aussi out back while still 25 mins to the City.
tks
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  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Nice area.."

I moved to tarneit last year but have always lived close by anyway and I can say it is a nice looking and clean town.
Tarneit has some great local public, catholic and other schools. It is also VERY multi cultural.

Tarneit has a very high crime rate with burglary being at the top, however i fortunately have not experienced this. There are so many new estates going up and it is growing fast. I personally hate that alot of the newer estates here are more townhouses. Even the homes are all ontop of each other.
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  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • 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 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 5/5
2yrs+

"Great Place To Buy You Just Can Beat It"

IF YOU BUY IN HOPPERS CROSSING I WOLD REALLY RECOMEND I MEAN HIGHLY RECOMEND NEXT TO THE WERRIBEE PLAZA LIKE GOODWIN CLOSE BARBER DRIVE AND MC KENZIE CRESENT YOU WILL LOVE LOVE LOVE IT I WILL NEVER MOVE AGAIN IN MY LIFE THE HOUSES WILL BE WORTH OVER $510000 ONCE THE WERRIBEE PLAZA IS COMPLETED AND IF YOU DO FIND A HOUSE ITS BEST TO FIND ONE WITH A BIG GARAGE BECAUSE YOU WILL REALLY GET YOUR MONEY BACK AND MORE I MEAN HEAPS MORE AS I BROUGHT MY HOUSE WHICH IS 17SQUARES FOR $395 AND GOT $405000 IF YOU FIND $400000 REALLY THINKABOUT IT
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  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • 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 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Recommended despite the shortcomings!"

We have lived in two different areas of Tarneit now and find it great - but you must make allowances! The area I am currently in - Vesper Ave in The Rise estate - is great and we have a park right across the street, but the park attracts the local idiots at night. You will stay awake to the (not so) soothing sounds of basketballs being bounced even at 3.30am, and the other night we even had to chase some kids who were throwing things round, and banging and crashing at midnight. That does improve when the night is a cooler one, but you need to know this if you rely on your sleep. The neighbours also seem to fight a lot - one waking me at 5.45 this morning with the most obscene language right out the front door!! People don't seem to know how to park their cars off the road either so care is needed in driving round the streets as it is difficult to see past cars parked right next to corners, and as the estate is still being developed you have the tradie/hoon factor along with all the people doing 10kph to look at all the display houses while driving - very frustrating!! There also seems to be an issue with dusty conditions so if you have major allergies like hayfever I would keep clear of the outer parts of Tarneit, but nearer Sayers Rd/Morris Rd where I used to live is much better. There are also near no trees which I miss after having lived in rural Victoria.

Public transport is horrible from The Rise, but you are only a 8 minute drive to the Werribee Plaza which has some great shopping, or 12 min from Old Geelong Rd with all the homemaker type of shopping. There is also Wyndham Village Shopping a few minutes away which has a terrific doctor's surgery that is open til 11 at night. Traffic isn't too bad compared to the eastern suburbs and people are a little more friendly as well. We've had no problems with any of the phone/internet receptions and there seems to be near no pests/spiders (apart from the human wildlife!!). Schools are around with more being built in the near future - that will improve things as good ones are not real close. Have not heard good things about the Grange College (the nearest) but apologies if you have had a good experience - I'm only going on what I've been told!

There is an easy run into the city most of the time (obviously I don't do the peak hour 'thing'), and you still have the country town feel only with the good city access. It is a good area if you have kids as they all seem to make friends with one another very easily and I've seen up to 20 boys at a time playing footy together across the road which is great. Maybe I'm just in an unfortunate area for the noise factor - but this has led to my decision to move out when I find somewhere else. There seems to be a very large Kiwi contingency so if you are a Kiwi yourself you may find it the perfect area to live!

I appear to have bagged the area pretty badly, but it is only to give you an idea of what to expect in the worst case scenario. There is another review from around the corner which has a much better view, so take that into consideration! I would still recommend the area for the quick commute to the city as well as the things that are there if you don't mind travelling a little!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Up and Coming Place to Live"

Once a suburb filled with acreage properties and at the edge of lower-income rental residences, Tarneit is now becoming a place in which many middle- and upper-income families are choosing to live as the prices of the eastern northern and inner western parts of Melbourne are increasingly out of reach for many Victorians.

By the year 2020, Tarneit will be a major suburb of Melbourne, with a new rail line due to be completed by that year, and in the interim several state schools being built and a local private school expanding to secondary (2011), taking advantage of the increasing population.

Being so largely made up of residential estates, those building in Tarneit have been working hard to create a place where people - families, in particular - will want to live. Of course, Tarneit is not a hub of commerce and major industry, which means the majority of people living here, of middle- and upper-income, have to go a bit of a distance to the CBD. And the public transport infrastructure at the moment is not 'crash-hot', which means you must have a car to get to the nearest railway stations to catch trains that take around 45 to 50 minutes to get into the city. However, don't despair; the future Tarneit Station will be a part of a faster rail link to the centre of Melbourne.

Night-life is limited, but then again, this is suburbia. However, it's not far from RSL-styles clubs, to which many residents of Tarneit go for a meal and/or a nightclub.

Tarneit's close proximity to both Melbourne city and Geelong make it an overall good place to live, with none of the over-crowdedness of the eastern side of the metropolitan area, and no trams to congest the roads. Roads tend to be wide and are constantly being upgraded to allow for better flow of vehicles, and regional centres such as Bendigo and Ballarat are close enough that a day trip to either place is more than easy, instead of the weekend trips that people in other parts of the city must consider.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"GREAT PLACE TO RAISE A YOUNG FAMILY"

What a great plce to live, with 5 children and many facilities in Hoppers Crossing it ticks all the boxes.
With a huge choice of Schools both private and public, you can pick the right fit for your family.
We live in a 40sq house with plenty of room to move, could'nt afford that in the East.
With the Hospital close by and too many medical centres to mention, health is well catered for.
6 major Supermarkets within a 6km radius means competitive grocery prices, and many choices for shopping for furniture and electrical, people travel here from Geelong and further a field for a great deal.
You can hop in the car and be parked in the heart of the city in 25-30mins.or take the family to Torquay and the many beaches along the surf coast in 45mins.
We are a young community and have all of the growing pains one might expect with young people in our community, no more than anywhere else i read in the papers from time to time
To sum up i love my community and would recommend it as a great place to raise a family.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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