9.1 out of 10

Keilor East

Ranked 42nd best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.7368228090472 144.853351460946
Great for
  • Parking
  • Internet Access
  • Safe & Sound
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Clean & Green
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
Nov 25, 2019

"Quiet, relaxed area"

Our family has just moved to the suburb and we live near the local primary and high schools and leisure centre. The latter is being refurbished with a target 2021 reopening. Our street is a quiet, tree-lined street with little traffic and has a mix of retirees and young/established families.
I thought the plane noise would be an annoyance, but our home is not under the flight path and you don't hear much of the planes, surprisingly.
Milleara Road is busy with traffic for much of the day as many use it as a cut-through to access Highpoint and/or Avondale Heights from the Ring Road or vice versa. Quinn Grove and Rachelle Roads seem to have quite a bit of traffic too, and I guess that is from people avoiding the congested Milleara Road.
Centreway and Dinah Parade have a generous mix of medical clinics, cafes/dining, small grocery, and health and beauty establishments. The Milleara Road shopping centre is good for larger grocery shopping and smaller retail stores.
Public transport options aren't great with no local train station, but bus links are adequate. Car access to freeways and the Keilor Road precinct is easy.
NBN has recently become active in the area.
Coming from the billiard table flat western suburbs, I appreciate the undulating terrain of the area and the Steele Creek Trail is a pleasant walk among the trees. I've yet to explore it, but Brimbank Park looks much the same from what I've seen.
The Valley Lake district is a new estate in the old quarry and whilst the dwellings are more upmarket, and the area surrounding the lake is scenic, it lacks a vibe. Ideally, the display office needs to be converted into a café or similar to bring a little life to it.
I've not spent much time in the western part of the suburb or Pavilions estate.
Overall, I'm really happy with the area and it meets our family's needs very well.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
Oct 13, 2019

"Wonderful community feel"

My partner and I bought our first home here a couple of months ago and I have to say we are loving it! The housing is relatively affordable, shops and cafes are accessible and there is lots of green space. The landscape where we are is lovely - green and hilly and the houses are all generally well maintained. It is only about 12km from the city and has good freeway access for those who drive in. Frequent flyers will also appreciate the close proximity to the airport and ring road access is also good.

Keilor East is generally quieter than neighbouring Niddrie and Essendon, but it is only a short drive to these areas for their cafes, shopping and public transport. Larger shopping centres like Highpoint and Westfield Airport West are also a short drive away. I would say the suburb is mainly residential with a few little shopping areas, and lots of local schools, so is a great area for families.

Being an active person, I often see fellow residents out and about in the evenings walking and jogging. There are often kids out in parks making use of recreation space. It is close to the Maribyrnong River trail, which is a popular exercise spot on the weekend mornings. It really does have a nice community feel to it.

The only drawback is the lack of its own train station or tram line, however as mentioned above, it is close enough to drive to stations on the Craigieburn line or along the 59 tram line. Fingers crossed that the new airport rail link will include a station for Keilor East and Avondale Heights.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Oct 10, 2019

"one of the best"

keilor east ticks all boxes. Closer proximity to the CBD and the Highpoint shopping centre. Short distance to essendon station. it has got some great schools and an abundance of parks.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Sep 08, 2019

"Next suburb to boom"

Soon or later Keilor East will get the chain reaction reputation from Essendon, price will soar much higher. It's only 13km off CBD, close to Highpoint Mall, Airport & freeway entrance.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Schools 5/5
Jun 19, 2019

"Sterling drive"

What is it like in sterling drive we are looking at a property half way along the street on the south side near park side drive . Urgently asking for reviews and comments on the area
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
May 08, 2019

"Nice Community Feel, Lots of joggers and dog walkers, Young families now,"

The best pocket of East Keilor is from between Niddrie & Milleara Rd, You get all the new young families, working white collar professionals living here, Hip cafes like Mister Hoffman. After Milleara Rd, it is all elderly residents and more lower income, you can see from the change. Lots of new Homes and townhouses in the area to accomondate this. It is a VERY Dog friendly/Fitness neighbourhood, every evening there are dog walkers and the mornings you see joggers who jog to the Mariboynong river and if you prefer cycling, you can cycle to the CBD instead. People would great and say Hi if you have your dog walking or doing the gardening so its a nice quaint polite friendly suburb.

Its a 10min drive to Highpoint Shopping Complex Centre, 20mins drive into the CBD (not in peak hours), 20 min drive to the Airport. The closest train station is Essendon station (5mins drive but hard to find parking). In saying that there are buses that can be caught. You are less then 5min drive into Essendon & Moonee Ponds. If you can't afford Essendon for its expensive homes and dont want Moonee Ponds for its young professional night out or apartments complexes, then East Keilor is you next pocket to live in. There are some lovely parks in Essendon, Aberfeldie, Highpoint.

There are a range of good public and private schools in the area too. East Keilor kinda reminds me of Ivanhoe East/ Hedelberg feel towards it, without the large price tag I would say. We recently moved out of this neighbourhood in the last two years and probably shouldnt have (we had too many friends live in the eastern suburbs) as Traffic congestion isnt as bad with many of the freeways and suburbs to cross to the CBD for work.

The only con is the variety of restaurants available, there are alot of Italian Cuisine and Greek Cuisine is common to get takeaway from as well as kebabs and burgars however not a variety of quality Asian (Japanese, Chinese), or European (French) or Fine dining establishments. Then again Essendon, Moonee Ponds etc don't have any chef hats star dining establishments so you would need to head to the CBD for that.

Lots of chic cafes in the area though that are starting to pop up.
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 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • 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+

"Brilliant for young families"

Check out Rowan Drive the best kept secret in Melbourne. Uninterrupted views of Brimbank Park and the city for great prices. Overall a really fantastic suburb and lots of families. Good value for money.
Pros
  • Park life
  • Views
  • good walking paths and access to the river
Cons
  • No one out of the surrounding suburbs knows where it is
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"An affordable area and very handy to some great schools!"

Although a much newer suburb than its neighbours in Moonee Valley, Keilor East (or East Keilor) is extremely diverse in both landscape and architectural style, including 1950s/60s weatherboards and brick-veneers around the Centreway area, huge 1970s/80s homes around Brees Road and Surrey Drive, ‘Pavilions” estate which was developed in the 1990s, to the contemporary abodes found in the new Valley Lakes estate. Bordering Essendon West and Niddrie along Steele Creek, up to Airport West (Calder Freeway), the suburb then stretches west all the way to the Keilor border (Maribyrnong River) incorporating the Slater/Webber Parades industrial estate, Keilor Cemetery, and the entire expanse of Brimbank Park. Curiously though, this western half of the suburb is part of the City of Brimbank – not Moonee Valley. Popular with young and growing families, Keilor East offers great accommodation at a number of price-points – from basic entry-level homes to million-dollar mansions, and everything in between, as well as its close proximity to a number of fine schools including St. Bernards College, Penleigh and Essendon Grammar, Keilor Heights P.S. and Essendon-Keilor College. The suburb also boasts some great amenities and attractions re-enforcing its family-friendly appeal including the popular Centreway and Milleara Mall shopping centres, local bus services, freeway access, Rosehill Park and Spring Gully Reserve.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
willv
willv Excluding Valley Lake, that's not especially affordable, which area would you recommend for a budget under 600k. What's your opinion on the Noga Ave, David Ave region?
2yrs+
benjaminh3
benjaminh3 You won't find anything in david Avenue or noga for under 600k unless it's a small unit but even small units are worth a little over 600k.
Dec 05, 2019
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"On The Improve"

East Keilor in general is a great place to live. It is affordable, and easy access to public transport, schools, shopping centres (Highpoint & DFO) make it attractive to families. Very close to the city, airport and freeways.
Property prices are starting to rise and my advice would be to get in quick. Especially as homes are starting to be renovated & rebuilt making EK more attractive.
East Keilor will soon become a Blue Chip area and out of the price range for most people.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
KrisB
KrisB Hi! Urgently require feedback before purchase on Fawkner Cres in East Keilor -Rachelle Road end. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • 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 5/5
2yrs+

"The luckiest residents in Melbourne"

A small pocket of about 3000 people, the forth smallest suburb in Melbourne has much to be proud of. All the local services within minutes from medical services, retail therepy and wonderful park lands. Quite leafy streets and children's play grounds no more than two blocks walk from anywhere in the suburb. Schools and children's day care are all of high quality. Public transport is available around every corner.

Some of the areas have both beautiful views of the city and many others have views of the wonderful maribyrnong valley. Lush grasslands and bbqs and fauna park and much, much more.

Yes its probably the most unknown suburb of Melbourne, but maybe thats because we like it like that.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
KrisB
KrisB Hi! Urgently require feedback before purchase on Fawkner Cres in East Keilor -Rachelle Road end. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
2yrs+
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Unranked Streets in Keilor East

"A busy street, but don't let that put you off. Affordable house prices and close enough to everything."
-37.7452987498 144.8500210494
"Quiet road, lovely neighbours."
-37.7415899571 144.8523842948
"WHY LIVE ANYWHERE ELSE?"
-37.747541 144.867209

Arcade Sq

0.5/5
"Boganville"
-37.74572 144.85405

Noga Avenue

3.5/5
"Blue Ribbon Street"
-37.742516 144.872196
"Quiet, tree-lined street with very little traffic"
-37.7390832777 144.8651157674

Neal Street

4.5/5
"Close to greatness"
-37.7399848627 144.8659080694

Nyah Street

4.5/5
"Great street in lush green belt of East Keilor. Big blocks lovely street"
-37.7366312398 144.8676702582

Craig Street

4.5/5
"Nice hideaway close to the city!"
-37.74463 144.87948
"Friendly, Young and Affordable!"
-37.7346914661 144.8668916166