9.2 out of 10

McKinnon

Ranked 50th best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.9107350648625 145.035357608218
Great for
  • Parking
  • Public Transport
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Schools
  • Internet Access
Not great for
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish

Reviews

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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
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A great community"

McKinnon is a fantastic suburb for families to live in. It has access to public transport, where you jump on the train and your in the city in 20mins. It has fantastic parks and schools. Great cafes and shops, and pretty much all sorts of facilities needed for every family. Overall, a great suburb to live in!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
JimmyJ1
JimmyJ1 McKinnon is not worth the money to get into to. Not recommended for oversea buyers now
Looking at options in Victoria for education.

For overseas investors now looking at McKinnon for education, I would look
Elsewhere. Schools overcrowded. No playgrounds and portables across the road.

It is over hyped and better looking at doveton or Frankston for the top schools.
Don't believe all the hype.

Frankston and doveton is worth looking into. Great education opportunities, fantastic infrastructure
And nice houses.

Hope that helps.
Feb 05, 2016
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Family friendly"

Love the proximity to city, beach, great schools, parks and cafes. McKinnon shops need a grocery store/butcher/green grocer. But other very good shops are not too far away (Bentleigh or Ormond)
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
JoejoejoeJ
JoejoejoeJ Worst area in Melbourne
School over rated
A lot of traffic
Feb 17, 2016
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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 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • 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+

"A fantastic place to bring up a family"

I live in a street just off Mckinnon village and absolutely love it. there are 3 gorgious cafes to choose from, and a great deli and bakery. At the other end of the street we have the North rd restaurant strip with many different cuisines available. The public schools are the best in Melbourne and there are many fantastic parks for the kids to play in. access to the city is great as well. 20 minutes down the Nipean. This is a fantastic suburb for families with Brighton beach an easy 5 minute drive.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Not so bad"

Resident3204
Resident3204 I have lived in McKinnon for 3 years now and have generally found it "Not so Bad" The shopping strip at the Bentleigh end is good with much variety, however it is a little overpriced. I am an older resident and do not feel as safe here as I did when living in Caulfield. I live on a street that backs onto the railway line and have heard youths walking along the backfence, with serveral graffiti attacks and many evenings upsetting my dog I prefer the quite streets of Caulfied. On the plus side I have a wonderful neighbour.
2yrs+
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