8.1 out of 10

Oakleigh

Ranked 219th best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.8967839254429 145.096427078014
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Public Transport
  • Shopping Options
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Resale or Rental Value
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Students

Reviews

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 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Aug 27, 2015

"Adrian"

A suburb growing exponentially. Becoming unaffordable and is closing in on Murrumbeena and Carnegie. So it should, has so much more to offer. No longer a hidden gem.
Pros
  • Food
  • Safe
Cons
  • Cost of housing
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Lovely Place!"

Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Awesome place to live for the families ."

We moved from Sydney to Melbourne two years ago.
We were not sure where to live.Thank God found Oakleigh!Started renting a house and now
bought our own house in Oakleigh.Great schools,great parks ,Oakleigh Coles is one of the best
Coles I have seen in Melbourne (so fresh).Neigbours welcomed us with fruits!Lemons
are part of every household (we don't buy lemons from shops,neighbours look after us)
Lots of car parks on Hanover st ,centro and off street parking .great cafes.Monash hospital 10 mints drive.Chadston ,Australia's biggest shopping centre ,5 minutes drive.City 20 minutes drive.Summer pools are great.Zone 1,House prices are going higher.7floor apartments will be up end of next year with cafes on ground floor.There are around 25 ducks in the duck pond,in Brickmakers park!Oakleigh sports centre is great.Saturday Oakleigh market gets crazy!You get fish for half price and fish and veggies for$1!(go at 1pm on Saturday)I love Oakleigh .If you are looking for Catholic. Schools sacred Heart and Salesion are really good.
Pros
  • Affordability
  • Food
  • Safe
  • Shopping
  • Short travel to multiple locations - City, suburbs, shopping
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • 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!"

A comfortable, friendly and warm environment. Many great cafes to choose from, which are also open late. Excellent access to public transport with trains, buses and a taxi rank in close range. I feel safe and at home in Oakleigh.
Pros
  • Friendly
  • Cafes
  • Affordability
  • Food
  • Safe
  • Shopping
  • Short travel to multiple locations - City, suburbs, shopping
Cons
  • Cost of housing
  • Parking tickets
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
GAH GAH
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Plenty of options"

Generally a peaceful suburb of Melbourne, except if you are trying to get a park around the shops! Parking Officers are like Nazis, but the shopping options are endless. Great Public Transport options and nice treed residential areas. Housing is starting to get a bit old, especially in Oakleigh South. Very big Greek population. Great food!
Pros
  • Shopping
  • Food
  • Public Transport
Cons
  • Old
  • Cost of housing
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Students
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • 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 4/5
2yrs+

"Great safe easygoing area - Warm vibes"

Lived in Oakleigh for 5 years now, its easy access to shopping, variety and short travel to both the city and outer reigons. It has a very relaxed, warm vibe and is safe and convenient. Very plesant area but also affordable.
Pros
  • Affordability
  • Short travel to multiple locations - City, suburbs, shopping
  • Safe
Cons
  • Prone to flash flooding occasionally
  • Parking tickets
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
Robert Cincotta
Robert Cincotta I agree. Oakleigh provides a great balance of affordability and locale to make it one of the most preferred suburbs in the South Eastern suburbs!!!
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 4/5
  • 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+
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
Kerta
Kerta Lucky to have wonderful neighbours!
2yrs+
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
2yrs+

"A place to call home"

Oakleigh is a place to call home...

We moved here (renting) 3 years ago, purchased a property 18 months ago. My mother grew up in Oakleigh so as a child I heard about Oakleigh and Mum's fond memories of her childhood. My husband and I are happy we picked Oakleigh, its a welcoming suberb that has a fantastic European feel. With new cafes and Restaurants opening in the main street over the last 14 mths and my favourite cake/coffee shop Nikos. We have Sunday markets and great produce. Excellent public transport access. The new Oakleigh pool has re-opened which will be a great hit in summer. And 'the fashion capital' - Chadstone is just around the corner. We feel comfortable in Oakleigh and glad to call it home!!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • 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 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 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Very nice place ...GreeK"

Very expensive but resale value is great
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"crowded, but with great public transport"

lots of traffic but in all a nice suburb, best part is the public transport.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A very convenient place to live in."

Although the population growing recently, this is a very convenient place to live.Located at the central of train and bus network, and ith one of the biggest shopping centre, you can visit Coles and Woolworths within 10 minutes. Or you can visit ALDI, K-Mart, Target, TOYRUS at chadstone. Monash Medical Center is about 15 minutes away at Clayton. The local primary school is well orgnized and lots of other schools around.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+

"parks, glorious parks, and a gold course"

Want park life? This is the spot for you. With the WA Scammell reserve and other parks around you’ll have plenty of green close by to run, walk, cycle, picnic or let the kids run wild. There is even a good golf course here for those that like a bit of a hit.
Chadstone shops are close by for everything you could ever need and its easily accessed by public transport. Public transport will also whip you into the city if you work in the CBD.
Night life isn’t the focus in the area, it is more of a family area, but there are some good restaurants close by.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+

"Good selection of houses with good shops close by"

Oakleigh is a lovely suburb with a good selection of shops close by including a Centro.
There is a good selection of houses available from apartments through to family homes.
There are some good cafes close by for that coffee or quick bite to eat and there is the local Sunday market.
Oakleigh is close to Chadstone shops as well so its not hard to get what you need. You can drive or take public transport which services the area well. You can easily get into the city on the train.
This is a great area for families with sporting ground and parks close by.
There are a couple of schools close by and the local library to grab the books you’ve always wanted to read.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees