7.4 out of 10

Laverton

Ranked 293rd best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.8606817858738 144.755818522373
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Safe & Sound
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Internet Access
  • Schools
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Country Lovers

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+
Editors Choice

"Laverton - The undiscovered gem"

I have lived in Laverton for 45yrs and yes it had a rep in the old days but so did all of the West. The beauty of Laverton is its cultural diversity and the number of families that live in the area.People in Laverton live and let live.It is very quiet suburb and people aren't on top of each other like other suburbs. Other that Wackett st and around Laverton Station (week days only), traffic is minimal.Recently we have had some great restaurants open around the area that are getting great reviews. Also the residents of Laverton are community minded. We have great committees that are dedicated to the continuing improvement of our little gem. In Laverton we have the recently rebuilt Laverton College which has classes from grade prep to Year 12. This school is now fitted with state of the art facilities. There are also one or two more stages to the renovations to this college. We have a Catholic primary school which is St Martins, which I can tell you from experience, is a wonderful school. The teachers are dedicated and the school's principal is a very innovative man who has improved the school during his reign (of terror). They have had very high results in the naplan testing. We are also very fortunate to have recently opened up our third school which is the Western Autistic School which again has state of the art facilities for their students. The school community, though small, is a lovely thing to be a part of in Laverton There are a lot of old houses in Laverton however many of these are now being pulled down for the big blocks or being renovated by investors. For all you shoppers out there you have Werribee Plaza (15mins away) Altona Gate (15mins away) Highpoint (20 mins away)and very shortly we will have the big Westfield Shopping Centre at Williams Landing in Laverton. Transport is great. We have buses to Footscray, Werribee, Hoppers Crossing, Altona, Altona Meadows and Sunshine. We also are have Laverton Train Station (zone 1) which in manned 24hrs a day and during peak times trains run every 15minutes to the city. I can also tell you we do not have youths running around our streets at night however I would say there is not a lot of entertainment for children in Laverton and you do need to go elsewhere though I am hoping with the upgrading of our community centre now taking place this will be looked at. For sport fans we have a soccer tennis,softball, basketball , cricket and football clubs. If you are looking for a suburb based on the suburbs of the good old days take a look at Laverton. We are in a period of renewal just like Altona started about 20years ago and it is a place for visionaries and yes I do love Laverton
Pros
  • quiet streets
  • A lot of planning and funding for Landscaping
  • Zone 1
  • only 15 minutes to CBD
Cons
  • not enough social activites for kids
  • traffic and parking around Laverton Station
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Hidden treasure in the west"

People will soon understand its importance as soon as lands in the surrounding areas get taken up as at the end of the day "distance to city" will matter. Having lived here for the last 6 years, I don't see any reason to move out from here which is nicely positioned close to freeway, easy access to shops and more importantly close to Zone 1 refurbished Lavertion station. I can see property price doubling up as soon as William Landing shopping centre takes it shape. I would say watch out to those people who are giving such established area bad names just because we have lots of old houses here but don't you worry - just wait and watch and see what happens to this Laverton in just 5 years time from now.
Pros
  • easy access to freeways
  • only 15 minutes to CBD
  • A lot of planning and funding for Landscaping
  • quiet streets
  • Zone 1
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
2yrs+

"Not good at all"

I lived in laverton. worst place..Just check the laverton station u will see lots of junkies and teenagers who are ready to bother u..Teenagers used to through eggs.. used to puncture the tyre of our cars.. hoons on friday and saturday night. I have seen so many decent families moved from there.. Before living in Laverton, ask to your known or ask to street(may be 1 or 2) where u r thinking.. Trust me, its worst.
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Forgotten suburb - Great investment"

Great little area, somewhat forgotten part of Western Melbourne. Close to city, cant buy land that cheap and so close to melbourne anywhere. Get in people, while you can. If you want to make money, this is where you buy. Green leafy suburb, close to beautiful neighbouring suburbs of Altona and Williamstown, well underpriced in comparison with neighbouring suburbs much further out from the city........Also, only 10 minutes to the beach...

While housing in the area is quite old and somewhat rundown, there are plenty of developments going on. Furthermore, it appears gentrification of the area is taking place, which is always massive when it comes to capital growth. The recently upgraded Laverton station is also a major drawcard, as it is the last Zone 1 stop to Melbourne.

Great sized blocks of land are also a feature of the suburb, with most ranging close to 600 square m, perfect for subdivision.

Lots of Parks and recreational spaces are evenly spread across the suburb, giving it a slightly country feel, all only 18km from the city.
Pros
  • only 15 minutes to CBD
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Very nice area to live in"

All things handy. Nice people good neighbourhood. Free gym, spa, tennis, pool & small lake.
Pros
  • only 15 minutes to CBD
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+
Cons
  • Bad getting to and from the City during peak hrs
Recommended for
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
4/5
2yrs+

"great place to build an affordable dream home!"

We initially purchased land in williams landing as an investment. We soon changed our minds and decided to build our dream home there. The infrastructure is coming along, new school, new shopping centres, not far from Westbourne Grammar and not far from the city.

We were able to afford our dream home on a decent size block of land. Same house and same block at least double the price in the east! We're convinced that the whole area is going to sky rocket in price over the next 10 years esp as land dries up around Melbourne.

We're spoilt for shopping with all the outlets situated on Old Geelong Rd. Cant wait til the train station and town centre is built!
Cons
  • Bad getting to and from the City during peak hrs
Recommended for
  • 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 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great location"

We have lived in Williams landing for 1 year now and absolutely love it. Its so close to the city and our estate is very family friendly! Beautiful new homes and no problems with neighbours or traffic. Kids walk to school.
Cant wait for the huge williams landing town centre to be open soon :)
Pros
  • only 15 minutes to CBD
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • 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 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • 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+

"Laverton - the place to live - an up and coming suburb"

Hi

I am 30yrs old, I bought a place on Bladin Street in the centre of Laverton approx 3yrs ago now. Have the years flown and has Laverton changed in that time. I moved in with my girl friend where we bought a run down house (structurally sound - got a building/pest inspection) and have fully renovated it to our liking.

We absolutely love the area, my girl friend is a Nurse and I run a small high quality landscaping business. It is a quiet, friendly, caring and a passionate neighbourhood. There are many people living in the suburb who have a dream to see Laverton arise to its full potential, which it will with the dedication and passion of so many.

Over the last 3 years I have seen many changes, all for the better, not to mention the increase in house prices. I apoligise to those who are buying, although, there are only smiles once you have (bought), as the prices only go up in Laverton.

I like Laverton because it is a quiet neighbourhood. We have two train stations where all the other suburbs need to commute to Laverton before heading to the city, that is either via transport or car, therefore we are the closest/quickest to the city than other neighbouring suburbs. I forgot to mention that Laverton is becoming a Hub for many bus routes as well.

Laverton has great investing/developing potential, most blocks of original size are able to be sub-divided, therefore, you may sell one and hold the other. This gives you an instant return on your money and you can reap the growth on the other. This will enable you to do this to more than one house in Laverton if you choose (not giving away any hints/tips on how to become rich, I mean, on how to improve Laverton).

Laverton has a brand new school P-12 nearing completion, it also has a catholic school and many fantastic schools within a 10min drive. It is a central suburb. It doesn't have a major shopping centre as such, although this keeps the traffic out and you get a buffet of shopping centres in the neighbouring suburbs as you can choose which ones you want to go to.

Laverton also has a grammar school approx 2kms away, Westbourne Grammar, this is the only grammar school in the western suburbs. This is where we hope to send our children when the time comes.

In conclusion, Laverton is definitely on the way up, other suburbs nearby are new estates whereas Laverton is due for a facelift. In my opinion, as the older houses improve, Laverton will be a sought after area as the location is second to none, 15mins to the city, 25 mins to either Melbourne or Avalon airports, easy access to several freeways, plenty of community spirit and activities, it doesn't attract any trouble of the young and restless, cos there are plenty of parks, skate parks, courts, a leisure centre (with gym and 25m indoor heated pool) , baseball club, football club, netball club, indoor roller-skating rink and I’m sure there is much more, not to mention thousands of jobs within a 3km radius.

I hope this is of some help, the more you investigate, the more you'll see the potential in both the short term (1-5yrs) and the Long term (10yrs +).
Laverton is the place to be.

Take care and enjoy your house hunting

Wade
Recommended for
  • Families with kids