8.8 out of 10

Mount Martha

Ranked 105th best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-38.2772796941668 145.010385336825
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Parking
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Safe & Sound
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Beach Lovers
  • Singles

Reviews

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

"Perfect!!"

My family just moved to Mount Martha. At first we thought it might be to far from town but it has been more than manageable and with the new freeway coming it can only get better. We love this area. It's peaceful, the beaches are beautiful. There is a fantastic mix of people, early morning in town feels like being at a cool coffee shop in town. Only downfall is adjusting to the feeling of being on holiday all the time. Getting up for work is difficult!
Pros
  • All of the above
Cons
  • Public transport
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
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 4/5
  • 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+

"A little piece of heaven"

We couldn't be happier with the move to Mount Martha - it's a family friendly environment with friendly neighbours - the sort of place we seem to run into folk we know wherever we go. Loads to do, close to everything, fantastic schools - very happy community! I would highly recommend a seachange to lovely Mount Martha!
Pros
  • good schools
  • lovely beaches
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
LucyL1
LucyL1 Hi my name is Lucy, I have two young kids, my hubby like to move to mt Martha , he works at Melb , I am very confused with decision, love the seaside lifestyle which is always my dream, but have to say goodbye to everything friendship, my job.. in Melb ! Tough! Pls give me some advise ! Very very thankful !
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Bang for your buck housing"

Housing is cheap given what you get for your money, particularly compared to many Melbourne suburbs that can only boast to being "close to the city".

Great place for families and a pleasure to come home to after a day of work.

The lack of shopping, nightlife & limited eating out options directly in Mt Martha is offset by the closness of Mornington and Dromana - this is, after all, a residential area.
Pros
  • Cheap housing
  • good schools
  • lovely beaches
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Beach Lovers
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Housing far too expensive"

Great place to live if you can afford it.
Pros
  • good schools
  • lovely beaches
Cons
  • Expensive overpriced housing
  • too much traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Beach Lovers
mardyp
mardyp Expensive? Compared to where? Sure, you can pay millions for a place in Mt Martha, but there are plenty of places for reasonable prices. If anything, housing is cheaper than many neighbouring areas.
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Best beaches on the peninsula"

friendly neighbours always there to help.Great schools beaches and cafes.the place to be
Pros
  • All of the above
Cons
  • Public transport
  • Lack of hotels
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"Victoria's best kept secret !"

ssssshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh don't tell anyone our great little secret !
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Beach Lovers
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Peaceful, Family-friendly Village"

I moved to the Mornington Peninsula 3 years ago with my husband and 4 children. After settling in for a couple of years and researching all the possible options for living, Mount Martha was our first preference. It has the most wonderful peaceful atmosphere, people are very friendly, it is exceptionally safe, and the schools are excellent. We have been now living in Mount Martha for 6 months and absolutlely love it! I can't imagine us moving ... I really can't find fault with our neighbourhood at all!
Pros
  • All of the above
Cons
  • Public transport
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"The stuff dreams are made of"

What better place to bring up a family, Mt Martha really has it all. Green, peaceful, village atmosphere, great restaraunts, schools, hospitals, parks and beach close by. Moved here 7 years ago from an acreage property, where I thought was quiet and peaceful, until I came here. Must admit I do hate it when the tourists all converge on our private little oasis, but times like thses I avoid the maddening crowds.
Where I live on the top of Mt Martha hill, really is spectacular and just sitting up here watching the sunset over Port Phillip Bay, truly is awe inspiring. When I went on a whirlwind tour through US, UK and Greek Islands, I can honestly say that I missed this place more than anything.
Glad to call this place my home.
Pros
  • All of the above
Cons
  • Lack of hotels
  • Public transport
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
5/5
2yrs+

"Such a beautiful place to live"

Mt Martha has it all. Great village atmosphere, friendly people and all the amenities you need. The new Peninsula Link freeway (to be opened in early 2013) will also make it so much easier for people who need to commute to the city for work ! Just watch the house prices go up and up and up........!
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • 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+
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Great place to raise a family"

Mt Martha, in fact the Mornington Peninsula in general, is a great place to raise a family. The whole area is perfect for just about any form of outdoor activity. There are plenty of schools to choose from. All amenities are in the area such as hospitals, shopping centers, day care, etc. Traffic is reasonably low except on weekends because - as you can imagine - lot's of people are keen to come and experience what the peninsula has to offer. Great beaches, wineries and attractions for everyone in the family make it the ideal place to visit and the best place to live.

One of the great things about Mt Martha is it has that close knit village atmosphere. We felt welcome as soon as we moved in and I really can't think of a better place to live.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Fantastic Area"

Mount Martha and Mornington would have to be one of the best suburbs in Vic. Fantastic beaches with all the amenities you need only few minutes drive away. The only problem I have is the block sizes of the new subdivisions - so small now. Where have the 700sqm+ blocks gone?
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees