7.8 out of 10

Lalor

Ranked 276th best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.669462553994 145.023835825094
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Schools
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Medical Facilities
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+

Reviews

1/5
Aug 07, 2019

"Complete Dump."

Nothing good to say at all. Happily we moved.
2/5 rating details
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
Jul 19, 2019

"Worst suburb I have EVER lived in!"

Having moved from Eltham, the culture shock was HUGE, I have never felt so unsafe in a neighbourhood, and I have also lived in the South East suburbs of Melbourne. As someone else wrote, most houses here have roller shutters for a reason.. I have also seen bullet holes through roller shutters around here too! Crime rate is high, people are unfriendly and RUDE, I can’t wait to move from here. I don’t even feel safe taking my dog for a walk in daylight, this is not a place I would want to raise kids. The only reason I gave Lalor 2 stars is because despite it being a s**thole, there are decent ammenities around.
rubenr
rubenr I dont know which part of Lalor your from man! Look at the racv crime rate burglary statistics. Know your facts first! The difference between Eltham & Lalor is almost the same.
Jul 26, 2019
rubenr
rubenr Maybe because of your attitude that makes people not to respect you. Just like your comments above.
Jul 26, 2019
adelem3
adelem3 Ruebnr Burglary is not the only crime that exists.. I have never lived in an area where a grenade gets thrown into someones house https://www.google.com/amp/amp.abc.net.au/article/9784644
Also, Im not referring to anyone in particular disrespecting me, Im just referring to peoples behaviours that I have witnessed in the area, e.g people being rude at stores too cashiers, people driving like crazy on the roads, etc.
Jul 26, 2019
rubenr
rubenr I drive around Brighton rd, st Kilda & Nepean highway everyday & youll see selfish & speeding drivers around. Its no different, but the same attitude!
Jul 26, 2019
rubenr
rubenr I lived in Lalor for over 8 years. My neighbours are all hard working & nice people. No bogans honestly!
Jul 26, 2019
rubenr
rubenr Just a suggestion, maybe you need to move further out into the farm. More like pass Doreen or 50kms + away from the CBD. If you want peace & harmony.
Jul 26, 2019
giom
giom @rubenr
You are deluded.
Aug 07, 2019
giom
giom +100 @ adelem3
Aug 07, 2019
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4/5 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
Nov 07, 2017

"Ruben"

Family friendly neighbors. Very Safe for kids to play around the park or roam around with their bikes. Area is close to everything, from shops, schools & recreation centres.
Median house price is continuously growing which is a positive sign for both thomastown & Lalor suburb. High st can be a bit traffic, but then there’s alternative route you can use like going thru Edgar’s Rd or Dalton Rd to get thru the ring Rd.
I recently sold my house from Carlingford, the new area in Lalor & moved to an older house in the same suburb, so I could get a bigger backyard.
I must say I love the area & the people around are very friendly.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
1/5
Oct 18, 2017

"Happy we left."

Lalor & Thomastown is going downhill fast, too many boxed in Units & Townhouses. Traffic within the street a nightmare.
Far too many people think that they are living in their own countries and do not want to integrate.

Went to the park with kids the other day and there was a group of ladies smoking and Shisha Pipe openly in public, with no regards to rules or people's health. The parks are getting overflowed with people as there are no backyards anymore.

You will also notice most of the houses in the area have roller shutters, I wonder why. I am all for multicultural societies but there needs to be an effort to adapt to the Australian way of life, engage a smile to your neighbours and try some small talk. I have tested this and they just don't care or think good enough they are in their own world.

One the older Europeans finally fade out, this place will be a Ghetto.
AceS
AceS Just read your review and would have to agree. We are also looking at getting out and yes, once the older Europeans go there wont be many houses left. The biggest thing that annoys me is the amount of aeroplanes that fly low and at all hours of the night. Thursday to Sunday Im woken many times through the night.
Oct 19, 2017
rubenr
rubenr Guys hang on to your horses, before making harsh comments about Lalor. Look at the RACV burglary crime statistics & compare the suburbs that yourre willing to live in. If you have money then you can live in Toorak or other poshed up suburbs, but check the crime stats before posting.
Jul 26, 2019
bobd8
bobd8 Its a hole mate
Jul 26, 2019
rubenr
rubenr & which bigger hole do you live m8?
Jul 26, 2019
rubenr
rubenr I wouldnt want to live near bogan suburbs.
Jul 26, 2019
rubenr
rubenr People that live in Lalor are hard working people m8!
Jul 26, 2019
giom
giom @ rubenr
Everyone is hard working mate, does not excuse one for being rude and ignorant.
Aug 07, 2019
giom
giom @ "rubenr, I wouldnt want to live near bogan suburbs."
Proves my point.
Aug 07, 2019
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Oct 16, 2017

"Surprisingly wonderful"

We are a couple from Sydney via Canberra who bought here ten years simply because it was amazingly cheap, big block and commute not too onerous. Grew to absolutely love it. Beautiful community spirit, polite friendly neighbours, takeaways and markets which our interstate visitors rave about years after visiting. As an Anglo I love the friendly, down to earth mix of cultures, it's like being on holiday every time I walk through all the marvellous delis.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
2yrs+

"Mixed Friendly Cultures & Changing Demographic"

Moved in recently but had friends live here for a long while. I am happy we made the move. The shopping strip is fantastic. Public transport good, schools & community centres is what you would expect from an established district.
Close to Ring Road and please build the North East Link!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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4/5
2yrs+

"Surprisingly awesome"

Gentrifying but still holds a fantastic old school multicultural community ethos. Vibrant market, great food, excellent library and close to everything you need on a day to day basis. Not the end of the earth, will hipsterise with the ripple effect from the inner north.
Pros
  • Community
  • shopping
  • transport
  • access to freeways
  • selection of cuisine
Cons
  • nightlife
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Hipsters
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • 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+

"Not surprised."

Lalor is not far from the city and the train/ buses are great. Beats renting inner city with the noise, traffic and graffiti (moved from Brunswick)
the cost of renting a new 2 bedroom unit with some land is excellent. Markets are very good and a mixed demographic is pleasant. Ring road is near and so is Preston Market, which we love going to.
Pros
  • parking
  • shopping
  • transport
  • access to freeways
  • selection of cuisine
Cons
  • nightlife
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
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
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • 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+

"Rejuvenation."

It is more than I expected after moving back to the North 18 years later.
Priced out of Reservoir and Preston but was surprised at the markets and shops here. Reservoir has none of this so I am glad that we made the move. Old houses are being pulled down for new units.
As Lalor is an older suburb most infrastructure and services are here. Younger people coming back into the area.
Feel safe here, I have rented in some 10 other Melbourne suburbs and find Lalor on par with others for noise and traffic.
Pros
  • parking
  • shopping
  • transport
  • access to freeways
  • selection of cuisine
Cons
  • nightlife
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • LGBT+
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
AceS
AceS A year or so on and we are on the move. Honeymoon is over and the decision has been made to raise our family elsewhere.
Oct 19, 2017
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • 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
  • 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+

"Demograhic change coming..."

As people get priced out of Preston and Reservoir, the next option turns to Lalor and Thomastown. A lot of young professionals are moving into the area buying into either units and townhouses. A lot of construction happening at the moment with many builders opting to purchase old properties to knock down and sub divide.
I have noticed a lot of the shops on station st are beginning to get that Fitzroy/Northcote overhaul and it wont be long until the cafes are taken over by gen y's.
One of the best fruit markets in Melbourne which is situated at Station St. a great community spirit which is based on multiculturalism and history.
As the properties continue to develop and improve so will Lalor. Get on now before the prices start to soar.
Pros
  • selection of cuisine
  • direct access to cbd
  • developing character
  • parking
  • shopping
  • transport
  • access to freeways
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
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
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 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 4/5
2yrs+

"LoveLalor"

Pros
  • access to freeways
  • parking
  • shopping
  • transport
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
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 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Camboz"

A place which is a affordable and effectively livable
Pros
  • parking
  • shopping
  • transport
Cons
  • nightlife
  • teenagerz
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Students
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"love it"

beautiful place to live.nice and quite. All the amenities.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
MOK MOK
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great for families, shopping and even entertainment....."

Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great place to to live"

Great place to live, a lot of the european residents of the 70s/80s have now moved on. (either sold or renting). The area has way to many rental properties, bringing in bogan neighbours who don't look after there gardens and giving the once beautifull kept gardens and clean streets a bad look. I highly recommend buying in the area to live, if you want to buy and rent it out or develop, piss off to another suburb.

Infrastructure is excellent, heaps of schools, shops and transport services.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Lalor, Melbourne"

Lalor is a multicultural suburb.Not much to do around there. Close to Epping Plazza and public transport
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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