9.5 out of 10

Macleod

Ranked 2nd best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.7218886964617 145.071169267653
Great for
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Safe & Sound
  • Pest Free
  • Neighbourly Spirit
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Reviews

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
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Mar 20, 2017

"An amazing place to live"

Lovely neighbourhood, friendly people, clean and safe and the Springthorpe estate is an absolute joy to live in. Great set of shops, close to the train station and the city is only a short drive away. Wouldn't want to live anywhere else.
Pros
  • Close to the city
  • Great small suburb
  • Safe
  • Wonderful neighbours
  • Affordable
  • Great shops
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • 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
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A quiet safe suburb"

I think Macleod is a lovely suburb. It's really safe. The shops are nice. Very friendly neighbours and people. Nice shop owners. Never had any bad experiences what so ever. Very nice and friendly over all. Macleod Secondary is a great school. There's a YMCA, Tennis Club, IGA, 2 Hairdressers, Newsagent, 2 Fish and Chips shops, florist, op shop, green grocer, puppy groming shop, sinners pizza, pharmacy, 2 milkbars, cafe, butcher, a bank, 2 clothes shops, 2 dollar shop, art and craft shop, post office, electronic shop thingo, some beauty shop with nails and spray tans etcc.., keys cut shops and hardware etc. Thats pretty much it. Really handy shops. Very low crime rate. Nice and safe in the heart of Macleod.
Pros
  • Great small suburb
  • Safe
  • Wonderful neighbours
  • Great shops
  • Affordable
  • Worthwhile Living
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
2yrs+

"Nice suburb"

Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Students
AdamS
AdamS You've said Macleod is a 'Nice suburb' but rated it 1/5? Why so low if you think it is a nice suburb?
2yrs+
Surfer_Tom
Surfer_Tom I agree AJ. But he rated it 2/5 not 1/5. I think it's a lovely suburb.
2yrs+
AdamS
AdamS 2/5 is still not a 'nice' suburb, but I guess everyone is entitled to their own opinion.
2yrs+
Surfer_Tom
Surfer_Tom I know that. Yeah, lol.
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Great family location"

Pros
  • Great small suburb
  • Safe
  • Wonderful neighbours
Cons
  • More resturants
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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
  • 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+

"Paradise in Cascade Walk, Springthorpe"

We have found paradise in Cascade Walk, Springthorpe Estate, Macleod. The architecture is fantastic, neighbours wounderful, we have access to the Country club with pool, tennis courts, gym, bbq facilities, decking and lounge, we are surrounded by walking tracks, parks, nature reserves and The Cascades waterscape.The 48 bus goes straight past for our child to get to Ivanhoe Grammer, or it's a short walk to Macleod Station for the train. We have cafes within walking distance in the estate. It is like living in the country but only 14km to the city. We couldn't be happier.
Pros
  • Great small suburb
  • Safe
  • Wonderful neighbours
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • 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
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • 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+

"Springthorpe Estate is an enclave of magnificent homes within a wonderful community"

We love the Springthorpe Country Club facilities, social activities, active, fun loving neighbours and that feeling that we are in the country but only 14km to the city. Excellent public transport to Ivanhoe, Heidelberg and Kew schools. Select Cafe and shops in the estate.
Pros
  • Wonderful neighbours
  • Great small suburb
  • Safe
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Safety plus - great place for kids!"

Love Macleod - have been here a long time and it is incredibly safe! Never been broken into and leave the car unlocked! Great schools - overall fantastic with lots of parks and a middle class of people. My neighnours and I have christmas parties and spend lots of tiem with each other.
Pros
  • Safe
  • Great small suburb
Cons
  • More resturants
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
stanna
stanna come and live around dunvegan crescent, probably better if you leave youre car unlocked then they wont break your window.
2yrs+
toreo
toreo that doesnt sound good, everyone comments macleod college is good, do you agree. Have you kids going there or know of friends with kids, we moveing to the area
2yrs+
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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 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 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"One of the best suburb we've lived on"

Safe neigbourhood. Good for families with kids. Close to everything.
Pros
  • Great small suburb
Cons
  • Not much. May need a little better public transport connections.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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 3/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"nice area"

a beautiful area, nice neighbour. it will be perfect if have more school for family who has children.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • 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+

"Macleod"

Very nice area to live in but it is a bit expensive. There are a few schools around. Macleod High which is a really good school
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees