7.3 out of 10

Narre Warren

Ranked 295th best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-38.0145510010467 145.304831662626
Great for
  • Medical Facilities
  • Shopping Options
  • Internet Access
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Pest Free
Not great for
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Country Lovers

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
Jul 22, 2017

"Narre Warren central"

Narre Warren central was (circa 1060s/1970s) on the edge of Casey City fast growing CBD/Retail precinct . But now it is a busy central hub for the entire South East. Me and my partner moved in 10 years ago, we have no regrets about buying here, what makes it even better is when your property value increases 3 fold, not even inner city Melbourne has increased that much. Most people are quiet and pleasant, the demographic is changing, the old Narre Warren locals are moving on and a better class of people are moving in. The retail shopping has everything I need, wide selection of eat out places. Happy to tell you there are many homes without children because the singles and couples prefer to have fur children instead. I can see in 20 years my home could be in the shadows of office towers.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Dec 05, 2016

"You couldn't pay me to live in NW and NWS. Narre North however...."

Having lived in the 'south' area before I would never go back there again. So many people who take 0 pride in their homes and gardens- perhaps its due to being too tired travelling to and from work..

There is horrific traffic everywhere- every street seems to be clogged, people are all aggro because of it, and frankly, I don't know how people can maintain their sanity commuting to the city each day.

This area is best for retirees, who don't need to travel anywhere fast.

Narre North, on the other hand is quiet, beautiful, uncongested and people take pride in their neighbourhoods- you pay for the privilege, however.

Having said this I moved to the bayside area (Aspendale). Best decision ever, great schools, laid back attitude (beach helps), houses are not as crammed in, and real good sense of community spirit.
Pros
  • Convenient to Shopping
  • Great Parks
Cons
  • lack of decent PT, especially southside.
  • Quite a few hoons
  • People seem more aggro
  • If you work in the City then it is a long drive
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Sep 02, 2016

"Busy family suburb"

Until recently i lived in Narre Warren North and over the 12 years that i lived there, i have watched it develop and change in many ways. There were paddocks of vacant land surrounding the house when i first moved to Narre Warren, now there are many estates and new homes where it is difficult to find spare land.
The shopping center (Fountain Gate) has experienced large renovations making it the biggest int he South East. The suburb is at least 40km from the city and the freeway in which you use to access the city is the Monash. This is very congested in peak times and it may take you nearly 2 hours of travel time. I found is frustrating travelling and would need to add extra time allowance out of my day to travel to work which limited my options of employment.
Pros
  • Convenient to Shopping
Cons
  • If you work in the City then it is a long drive
  • but you can always take a public transport
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
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 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • 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
Aug 14, 2016

"Great Place to Live and Raise your family"

We have been Living in Narre Warren for 5 yrs now and to be honest i don't have any complain or any problem till now. I travel to city by public transport and wife drive to work, shopping in Westfield Fountain Gate is great and easy lots of new good retailers coming up recently. Enjoy Village cinema, local pubs and food places for weekend. Beautiful park Sweeney Reserve with lots of Sports oval and games happening, enjoy with your full family watching games :)

Neighbor suburb Berwick has it own charm and aura, local cafes and restaurant, Sunday market is good.
Property prices are quite decent with all these facilities i must say, but since we have moved it have grown value.
Pros
  • Great Parks
  • Great cycling track
  • Convenient to Shopping
  • Great neighbours
  • Great selection of Schools
  • Great lifestyle
Cons
  • but you can always take a public transport
  • If you work in the City then it is a long drive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • 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
Oct 11, 2015

"Peaceful nice suburb"

Nice peaceful suburb with a caring neighbourhood. It's one family out here in Oatlands estate, love the feel and the spirit!! Best decision to move here 2 years back!!
Pros
  • Convenient to Shopping
  • Great neighbours
  • Great selection of Schools
  • Great lifestyle
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • 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 4/5
2yrs+

"Surprisingly huge shopping centre"

The best thing here is the westfield shopping center. Except of lacking the luxury brands, it is probably bigger and more varieties than Chadstone.
Pros
  • Convenient to Shopping
  • Great neighbours
  • Great selection of Schools
  • Great lifestyle
Cons
  • If you work in the City then it is a long drive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Great place for family with kids!"

I have been living in the Oatlands Estate for 4 years, it's such a good place with nice views and facilities. Good school within walking distance from my home too! Lysterfield park is nearby as well, where I often go mountain biking, picnic or even just bush walking. I really enjoy living here. Great lifestyle.
Pros
  • Convenient to Shopping
  • Great neighbours
  • Great selection of Schools
  • Great lifestyle
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Narre Warren is a Great place to live and Very handy to Fountain Gate shops."

Ive lived in Narre Warren now for 3-4 years. I think its a graet place to live being very handy to all shops and restaurants, and the neighborly spirit is great. Im in the fountain gate estate and only two minuts walk to the shops, so it great. I cant see why Narre Warren isent one of the hot spots to buy in. You have everything here.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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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 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • 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+

"What a Great place to live!!"

Ive been in Narre Warren for two years and found it to be a very handy place to live. It Very good having Fountain Gate close bye, With everything there you dont have to go to far out of your way. Anyway, I give it a 9/10.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Affordable & Convenient - A great Investment"

With all the mod cons that today's society requires and easy access to the City, Mornington Peninsula, Dandenong Ranges and Gippsland, Narre Warren has a lot to offer home buyers. The ever expanding Westfield Fountain Gate has everything that the family or shopaholic alike needs. There is a swag of public transport at your disposal with buses and trains readily available at regular times. Great medical facilities including a 24hr medical centre and the new casey hospital are all only moments away. A variety of schools, public & private as well as a selection of child care centres makes it a great place for raising kids. All of this and more with a median price of approximately $360,000 makes Narre Warren not only affordable, but also a great investment.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Sad boring country life - Customised for the poor!"

Narre Warren, where do I start? The area is cheap due to its isolation in the expanding south east corridor, hence cheapness attracts a large sector of the negative stereotypes in our society, ie. Bogans. There are many hoons also around the area and although some parts are quiet, most aren't. Public transport is also terrible with buses operating infrequently. The area's growth will be slow with the oversupply of houses and substandard isolated location. The travel time to get to the city is terrible and the trains are also infrequent being on only one line. Schools are obviously rubbish with the boganised area carrying a number of schools which perform at the very bottom of the VCE rankings. Traffic is also terrible with the large influx of residents who cannot afford to buy anywhere decent. Nightlife.. well there is none unless you enjoy a night in a paddock full of cows. Mobile reception is also terrible, I get like 2 bars and usually struggle to get 3G when I'm visiting my investment property in Narre Warren. Also you will be treated like your from the bottom of society when people realise your from Narre. White gangs crowd around Fountain Gate with the bogan population thriving in summer. It really is a skid mark on society in many ways.
lovenarre
lovenarre James i don't know where you live but i can tell you that you have no idea what you are talking about. I would suggest you get your facts right before you list that sort of rubbish.
2yrs+
ADP
ADP James, why are you having investment property in such a bad suburb? I think you should review all suburbs before writing like this. Not even 1% true.
2yrs+
liveyk7
liveyk7 lovenarre - true dat! :D james - stop being stingy and get a telstra phone, and then talk about coverage... loser...
2yrs+
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1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Not the best place to live"

I have recently rented in Narre but really don't like it, It is full of hoons, yobbos, the socio economic group is poor and this is reflected in the people you see on the street, down at the local shopping centre Fountain Gate and at a very busy Centrelink car park. The traffic in the area is horrendous on most days also. My street is particularly dark with a very seedy feel, the neighbours all keep to themselves and are unfriendly and were unwelcoming when I first moved in. The houses are old, unattractive and I am moving out ASAP to an area with some class - far away from Narre Warren!!!!
Pros
  • Convenient to Shopping
Cons
  • If you work in the City then it is a long drive
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
VeronicaS1
VeronicaS1 Were u in the centrelink car park yourself? Your review is very narrow minded. Funny I have lived here for 32 years and don't see yobbos hoons in our street! maybe that is why you are still a renter you don't have the brains to save!
2yrs+
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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 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

""Great Place to Live""

My family and I have lilved in Narre Warren for nearly 21 years in Oatlands Estate and it has been a great place to live. We have seen many changes for the better. Fountain Gate Shopping Centre has all anyone needs and is still growing. With Freeway access to the city if you must go to the city is great. Only takes 40 minutes off peak to get in there but only if you have to is my thoughts. People for years have said "Oh you are so far from the city." I always say well I dont go to the city maybe once or twice a year there is no need to. Everything is here that one needs.
The people are great and friendly. The schooling is superb and you have a great choice of schools to choose from. The medical support is excellent.
What more does anyone want? If you are looking for a great place to live then really think about Narre Warren it is a lovely suburb to come to and be from.
Pros
  • Convenient to Shopping
  • Great selection of Schools
  • Great neighbours
Cons
  • If you work in the City then it is a long drive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great place to live for young families"

Been living in Narre Warren now for 5 years and never looked back on the move,consider ourselves very lucky to have bought when we did. We have experience great capital growth within a short period of time.We live in a quiet street and the neighbours are always friendly and they look after each other. When we first moved in we accidentally left the garage door open and our next door neighbour closed it for us.
As for the facilities and amenities you cannot ask for more, everything is literally a stone throw away...You are at the heart of everything with Fontaine Gate shopping centre, Bunnings,Casey Arc leisure centre just around the corner .Easy access to the freeway will take you about 40 mins to the city if you are not experiencing any traffic that is!
If you have young ones you will also enjoy going for walk to the park or even just a casual jog or taking your pet friend for a walk.
Overall Narre Warren in my opinion is a great place to live and i think is highly understated. In the next 5 to 6 years it will experience even more growth and will be a well sorted after suburb.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Great for starting out families"

It's a good suburb for those starting out in the property market and want to own a large or adequate family-sized home near facilties and are priced out of Berwick. Westfield Fountain Gate is close by and perhaps has the largest influence on the suburb. Transport is available at the local station but the Monash highway can get busy in peak hour.

The only downside is the growing nature of the suburb and Fountain Gate is a bit of a double-edged sword - as the suburb gets busier and busier it might get less attractive - too much fast food and a Californian US style culture. I know a family who moved there when there were open fields and they say it is in danger of becoming another bland SE suburb. It might also attract a bit of a hoon element.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"STYLISH LIVING"

i have lived in narre warren for 2 years and it is a great convenience if you have a family of little or big kids with so much to do shops near by unique houses transport a step away narre warren is TRULY stylish living
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+
Recommended for
  • Singles