7.6 out of 10

Lilydale

Ranked 298th best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.7637483684158 145.35650173935
Great for
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Jul 09, 2019

"There is a lot happening in Lilydale"

Lilydale is a great place to live. It has infastucture to cater for families. couples, singles or retirees. There are some beautiful parks and playgrounds such as Lilydale Lake which includes a great playground and water park, walking tracks, fishing jetties, BBQ, picnic shelters, and public toilets and a walking trail around the main lake, which is roughly 3 km. Melba Park is another option with a couple of playgrounds BBQ and picnic shelters and some beautiful shade trees to spread a picnic blanket under. The Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail is an iconic 40 km recreation trail for walkers, cyclists and horse riders and construction of the Yarra ValleyTrail is now in progress connecting Lilydale to Yering via a 7.5km stretch of trail along the former rail corridor. There are great private and public primary and secondary schools plus Box Hill Institute Lilydale Lake Campus and good sporting facilities including several football fields, tennis courts, skate park and BMX track.
The Lilydale community appreciate the relaxed feel with all the conveniance of urban living. Lilydale has some beautiful Heritage trees along our Main Street and some of our intersecting streets. There are some changes coming with removal of the level crossing. The Lilydale Place Plan will soon be implemented by council which will set the framework for Lilydale. These plans include making Lilydale a destination point for travellers on the way to the Yarra Valley. The area is growing with the development of Kinley, the new housing estate which will see a further 3,000 plus homes over the next decade or so. Approx 35k from Melbourne and minutes from all the Yarra Valley has to offer. A wonderful place with a promising future.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
Jun 17, 2019

"A very peaceful place to live in"

I adore the environment of Lilydale even though it isn't as diverse as Doncaster or Ringwood (where I formerly lived). I do, however, like the shops nearby and the fast food eateries. It's also easy to access Pharmacies and Clinics around Main Street. The problems I have within the Lilydale area is that it's not safe to be alone at night as I discovered a growing presence of homeless people and druggos near the train station. The bus stop near the AMCAL pharmacy is the place where you can find these people at night. Traffic is somewhat of a problem because it's near a high school and buses travel to and from Anderson Street. Overall I'm still impressed and feel happy to live here regardless of the minor problems in Lilydale
Recommended for
  • Professionals
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
Mar 22, 2019

"I simply love Lilydale! My house has views of the valley and yet is conveniently located 5 mins from the station, so i don't even have to drive into the CBD."

I grew up in Templestowe and Lilydale is very similar to there 50 years ago. Great amenities, schools, transport and plenty to do around the Yarra Valley, the trail to Warburton is fabulous and Mount Dandenong is just a stones throw away. We even have our own little lake and man made beach! I am very happy here.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
5/5
Dec 04, 2018

"Gateway to the Yarra Valley"

Lilydale has so much going for it and is the ideal place to call home. Plenty of parkland, Lilydale Lake, Warburton Trail, great schools, excellent public transport with both bus & train services are just some great attributes. Great community, easy commuting distance to CBD but Lilydale still offers a rural/country feel.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
Oct 02, 2018

"The superb town but still lacking the satisfaction of living"

Lilydale is a great place, almost better than Mooroolbark because my neighbours are very friendly and generous. It's very close to a rural town, quite homogenous
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Country style living"

This area is appealing to residents who like the open spaces and views of the Mount Dandenongs. If you enjoy venturing out to the Yarra Valley, you are only a 15 minute drive to fantastic wineries and cafes. There are not many fashion shopping options although the newly developed Eastland Shopping Centre in Ringwood is only 20 minutes away. There are not many is great for retirees and families.
Pros
  • Space
  • Large proprties and land
  • Country style living
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Country Lovers
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Lilydale Stinks"

Lilydale is suitable for industry & business but not residential. With the pungent smell of the sewage treatment plant and foul odours of diesel & dust produced by Supersoil, Lilydale stinks. With the Shire of Yarra Ranges protecting illegally placed businesses like Supersoil, this confirms that it is a good area for industry and not residential. Lilydale is a great area for purchasing property and renting it out as rental demand is very high.

Good area to get your foot in the door in the property market but not for long term living.
Pros
  • Cheap.
  • Has Its Own Dole Office For The Bludgers.
  • Great Rental Area.
Cons
  • Suitable For Buisiness & Industry.
  • Rough Neighbourhood.
  • Stinks & Noisy.
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Students
MaritaGaltSmithM
MaritaGaltSmithM I have lived in Lilydale now for almost 4 years and have NEVER smelt sewage or any foul odours that you have referred to?? When I saw this comment I was totally bewildered by it. I am someone who is also very sensitive to smells and odours so if this was an issue in Lilydale there is NO WAY I would have purchased a house here!
2yrs+
LukeC2
LukeC2 What a complete load of S*it lol . Lilydale is a beautiful area and perfect for families!
Jun 01, 2019
I love women
I love women I have not discovered a sewage problem when I moved back in Lilydale from Mooroolbark two years ago. I also haven't encountered foul odours around the industrial park. They hardly pose a threat and this is within an area closer to a high school that can't even smell it.
Jun 17, 2019
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A great place for kids, pets and recreational interests."

Lilydale is situated only 45 minutes from Melbourne's CBD via Eastlink or rail. So all the great sporting events, eateries, and shopping in Melbourne are never far away. Lilydale is also the gateway to the Yarra Valley where some of the best wineries and fresh fruits are easily accessible. Lilydale is also home to the Lillydale Lake, one of the most popular recreational parks in Victoria! Whether you enjoy taking the kids to the playground, fishing, walking or just getting fit, the Lillydale Lake provides all the facilities one needs. For cyclists and explorers, there's also the Lilydale to Warburton trail. Best of all is the feeling of space you have in Lilydale. Wide roads, plenty of parking, parks and large home allotments allows us all to enjoy the peace and tranquility of the outer east.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • 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 5/5
2yrs+

"A great place to raise children"

Always lived around this area (other suburbs) but moved into our currrent house 8 years ago and have started to raise our family. we are close to the Warby Trail and Lilydale lake. Its a lovely area and we love the trees and hills, lots of places to walk and play, close to transport, good places to shop and also close to the larger shopping complexes.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids

Unranked Streets in Lilydale

Joy Court

3.5/5
"Excellent court location, with kids playing in the street"
-37.7721652989 145.353761161

Belle Vue

4/5
"truly the best street in Lilydale!"
-37.759015 145.358848
"Quiet, friendly, and close to parks"
-37.766726 145.367638

Melba Avenue

0.5/5
"Very Small & Uncomfortable!!"
-37.76114 145.34466
"Great Street/Estate in Lilydale"
-37.7402990514 145.3444038019