Mooroolbark is a developing suburb where in the past 5 years has changed from a quiet suburb to a busy hive of activity. The shopping strip is very busy with many shopping options from food stores to cafes. The real estate prices have also greatly improved. Due to this development, the population has grown and changed. There are more young families and community spirit has formed which assists in improving the safety of the suburb. I believe it is like most suburbs where you need to ensure that you secure your property in order to deter any undesirables.